While TUI Cruises is getting ready to take delivery of Mein Schiff 6 from the Meyer Turku shipyard, the full crew has arrived onboard.
Of the 1,030 crew members, 70 percent come from the other TUI ships, the company said in a prepared statement.
Captain Kjell Holm, who has taken out all the ships in the Mein Schiff series, commented that with the crew aboard the ship comes alive, preparing for the first guests to come aboard on May 16.
He mentioned that last minute work include storing some 750,000 items purchased for the hotel department alone, including 51,000 towels, 12,200 pillow cases and bedspreads.
Meanwhile, the crew is undergoing safety training in addition to job training and familiarizing themselves with the new ship.
From some 50 different nations, the crew will be celebrating at a Crew Welcome Event on Tuesday, May 9 when TUI takes delivery of Mein Schiff 6..