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The last cruise ship of the season berths at Liverpool's Cruise Liner Facility (we can't call it a Terminal as it isn't), the Mien Schiff is Gernaly's largest cruise ship, according to the Liverpool Echo. The ships name translates literally to "My Ship".

 

MV Mein Schiff 2 is a Century class cruise ship. She was built in 1997 as MV Mercury by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany for Celebrity Cruises and was later renamed MV Celebrity Mercury before renaming again to her current title, Mein Schiff 2. In 2011, Celebrity Mercury left Celebrity Cruises and is now part of TUI Cruises who now own and operate the vessel.

 

  • Tonnage: 77,713 gross tons
  • Length: 866 ft (264 m)
  • Beam: 105.6 ft (32 m)
  • Draft: 25.5 ft (8 m)
  • Decks: 12
  • Speed: 21.5 knots
  • Capacity: 1,886 passengers


Strangely the two clock faces on the Liver Building show different times.



mein schiff.jpg

The last cruise ship of the season berths at Liverpool's Cruise Liner Facility (we can't call it a Terminal as it isn't), the Mien Schiff is Gernaly's largest cruise ship, according to the Liverpool Echo. The ships name translates literally to "My Ship".

 

MV Mein Schiff 2 is a Century class cruise ship. She was built in 1997 as MV Mercury by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany for Celebrity Cruises and was later renamed MV Celebrity Mercury before renaming again to her current title, Mein Schiff 2. In 2011, Celebrity Mercury left Celebrity Cruises and is now part of TUI Cruises who now own and operate the vessel.

 

  • Tonnage: 77,713 gross tons
  • Length: 866 ft (264 m)
  • Beam: 105.6 ft (32 m)
  • Draft: 25.5 ft (8 m)
  • Decks: 12
  • Speed: 21.5 knots
  • Capacity: 1,886 passengers


Strangely the two clock faces on the Liver Building show different times.



comments (6)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Sep 2011, 07:05
Someone sure had fun painting all those names on the ship, Les. And yes, The Celebrity icon comes through loud and clear. But last cruise ship of the season? That part surprises me. You'd think they'd still be going strong into October or November for all the fall colors!
Les Auld: We don't much much change in the fall (or as we know it Autumn) here in Liverpool, grey building seem to stay the same colour all year around. I don't really know why the season is so short but it is a good ship to end it on. Thanks for the comment.
The Liver building will still be there when this floating hotel is long gone. Mind you they will have to get a new battery for one of the clocks
Les Auld: True it should last a while longer Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Sep 2011, 08:13
This could be described as an awesome floating shopping opportunity Les
Les Auld: But not for me Chris, thanks for the comment.
A great capture Les, and a very nice view of the clock tower.
Les Auld: The largest electrically driven clock in the UK, and a fine landmark. Thanks for the comment.
That's some boat to view from afar, I would hate to travel on such a vessel and suffer having 1,885 fellow passengers. Not much chance of getting on the Captain's Table anyway .
Les Auld: Afar is the best way to view it Martin, Thanks for the comment.
What a big ship, quite flash, but I still don't fancy going on one.
Les Auld: It doesn't convince me either Brian, I'll stick with the ferry. Thanks for the comment.

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