Published on : Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Tui recently launched its latest venture, Tui River Cruises, after an 18-month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A christening ceremony was completed with pyrotechnics and ‘champagne smash’. The ship was been officially named as Tui Cruises’ first ship, Tui Maya with newly appointed godmothers, Rosie Brooks and Catherine Hawkins, taking up their honorary roles.
Guests already embarked on an overnight sailing to Boppard to explore the delights of the Rhine. They were able to get a preview of the on-board experience from stand out service to culture-soaked excursions including sailing through the UNESCO heritage site the Rhine Gorge, known for its stunning views and fairy-tale castles.
Chris Hackney, Managing Director, Cruise Tui UK & Ireland said in a statement that the line is delighted to finally launch Tui River Cruises and had a fitting celebration to get Tui River Cruises sailing in style. He informed that the team have worked tirelessly to get to the launch, and have done a sensational job. He also mentioned that the initial feedback has been incredible and people have been impressed by the elegant design and contemporary feel and surprised by the spacious ship.
He added that Tui launched a nationwide search for its godmothers last year and out of 750 applications found the perfect candidates in Rosie Brooks, an illustrator from London and Catherine Hawkins, a college exam officer from Barnsley.
He shared that both Rosie and Catherine have a passion for exploration which made them top of the list and their desire to cruise truly came out making them the ideal godmothers. The first customer sailing sets off on August 15, on the Moselle Valley itinerary visiting German hotspots Frankfurt and Koblenz as well as lesser-known destinations Trier, Piesport and Oberwesel.