Completing a routine drydocking of Mein Schiff 2 at the Navantia shipyard in Cadiz, from Nov. 1 to 7, TUI Cruises announced it used the opportunity to install an outdoor yoga area.

A total 320 dockyard workers and more than 800 crew members worked together on the ship.

The technical systems and engines were serviced according to schedule.

The exterior was repainted, covering 5,000 square meters.

Another important aspect was the improvement of the eco-friendly silicone coating on the hull.

The drydock was also used to install LED lamps in the public areas. In total, 2,500 lamps were replaced.

TUI said that guests will also notice changes in the public areas. One highlight, including the newly created outdoor yoga area on Deck 12. Guests will in future be able to take part in courses outside in the fresh air or use the 48-square-meter space for their own exercises.

Carpeting in the several interior areas have been replaced and the flooring renewed in the outdoor areas.

Since the dry dock, the 24-hour snack bar, the Cliff 24, now sports resplendent new exterior cladding.

 "A tight schedule was imposed on us with the dry dock, but we managed to get the work finished in the time allotted, and Mein Schiff 2 has now left the yard right on time and is heading for the Caribbean," said Richard J. Vogel, CEO of TUI Cruises. For the winter, the wellbeing ship is now on course for the northern and southern Caribbean.