Bridgetown - The fourth ship to make a maiden voyage to Barbados for the winter season, the TUI Cruise vessel M/S Mein Schiff 3 is one of the largest expected this year. The impressive 962ft long vessel required the full length of Berths 3 and 4 on this trip to dock. On its next trip it will test the ship readiness of the new Berth 5, which came on stream just this month, in preparation for the island hosting two mega ships at once, M/S Mein Schiff 3 and the M/S Britannica.
CEO of Barbados Port Inc, David Jean-Marie extended greetings to the captain and assured him that Berth 5 is ready, and that the Port was pleased that the Mein Schiff 3 had chosen to homeport in Barbados. "We built Berth 5 to accommodate you and we are looking forward to testing out the berth on November 20 when we will have two mega ships in Port,” said Jean-Marie.The Mein Schiff 3 started its seven-day cruise from Palma de Majorca to Barbados and travels on to Dominica, Antigua and Tortola. On this trip it carries 2468 guests and 1000 crew.