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Malaga and Tenerife named as new homeports for TUI Discovery 2

Malaga and Tenerife named as new homeports for TUI Discovery 2
Thomson Cruises has unveiled TUI Discovery 2(currently sailing as Legend of the Seas), will homeport in Malaga, Spain and Tenerife for summer 2017, when it joins the fleet next year.

The ship will sail from Malaga in May 2017, visiting Barcelona, Valencia, Ibiza, Porto, Lisbon and Marseille.  It will reposition to Tenerife in September, visiting ports in the Canaries, Morocco and Madeira.

Thomson has extended its cruise and stay portfolio, so customers can increase their holiday by three, four or seven nights and spend more time exploring the destination.  

Those traveling on itineraries based in Tenerife can choose from 17 hotels, whilst customers on Malaga based itineraries have a selection of 12 hotels, including the adults-only Sensimar Riviera in Costa del Sol, Spain.

Helen Caron, managing director of Thomson Cruises, said: 'I’m delighted to unveil Malaga and Tenerife as homeports for our newest ship TUI Discovery 2. Both ports offer the perfect base for families, friends and couples, looking to explore stunning destinations.'

The new ship is a sister of TUI Discovery, which launched earlier this month.  It will have a capacity of 1,832 (double occupancy) across 915 cabins, with nearly 40%  boasting balconies. All-inclusive drinks will also come as standard on TUI Discovery 2 with customers able to enjoy the wide range of restaurants and bars onboard alongside a selection of premium drinks, all included in the price of their holiday.

Thomson Cruises parent company TUI UK & Ireland recently purchased TUI Discovery 2 from Royal Caribbean International, as part of a four ships in four years investment strategy. As previously announced, Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2, acquired from TUI Cruises in Germany are due to enter the fleet in 2018 and 2019 respectively.