Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Mercury will become the second ship in the TUI Cruises fleet. The new ship will be renamed Mein Schiff 2 and become sister ship to Mein Schiff (the former Celebrity Galaxy). “Celebrity Mercury has been a cherished member of the Celebrity family since she entered service in 1997, and has offered countless guests outstanding holiday experiences,” said Celebrity Cruises President & CEO Dan Hanrahan. Celebrity Mercury will complete its scheduled sailings inclusive of 14 February 2011 itinerary and it has confirmed that crew will be able to transfer to other ships if needed. “The timing for expanding the TUI Cruises fleet could not be better,” said TUI Cruises CEO Richard J. Vogel. “Mein Schiff has firmly established its place in the German market, and now, it is time to broaden and further develop the concept.” Guests with bookings on or after 26 February 2011 have the option of cancelling the booking r move to any Celebrity Mercury sailing from Baltimore from 18 October until 14 February, with the exception of 20 December itinerary. Guests who pursue this option will receive onboard credit. Mein Schiff 2 will undergo a refurbishment with additional verandas, extended spa facilities, a new teen bar and a redesign. It will spend its first season in the Baltic and Nordic regions. Guests with reservations affected by the transition will be contacted by Celebrity Cruises. For further information call 01932 834 243.