It has been announced that Royal Caribbean International’s Legend of the Seas will be leaving the fleet in 2017 and will be joining her sister ship, the former Splendour of the Seas, now TUI Discovery, in the Thomson fleet.
She will be renamed TUI Discovery 2 and will further increase their cabin capacity and balcony capacity within the fleet. She can hold 2074 passengers with 902 staterooms, 231 being balconies.
She will act as a replacement for Thomson Majesty and Thomson Spirit whose charters with Thomson are due to expire in 2017.
Legend of the Seas debuted for Royal Caribbean International in 1995 and is currently part of the Vision class ships within RCI.
Helen Caron, Managing Director of Thomson Cruises hailed the addition of Legend of the Seas as an exciting prospect. She said:
“It’s an exciting time at Thomson Cruises as we bring to life our modernisation and transformation strategy to benefit UK cruise customers. This investment is another sign of our cruise business being a focus for driving growth in TUI UK and the wider TUI Group”
The move to Thomson represents a statement of intent from the TUI owned subsidiary, with also Mein Schiff 1 and 2 joining the Thomson fleet in 2018 and 2019.
Image: Royal Caribbean International