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TUI Cruises thanked by Canary Islands' minister in port celebration

The celebration took place as TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 2 made its last call
Minister of Health for the Canary Islands, Blas Trujillo, thanked TUI Cruises for its rapid return to cruising in Europe amid the pandemic, during a ceremony hosted at Port of Las Palmas as Mein Schiff 2 made its last call.

Speaking at the Santa Catalina dock, Trujillo said, ‘It is a positive effort that the Canary Islands must reward with modesty and sincerity.

‘The healthy return to service concept of TUI Cruises – developed in on board and shore operations – has worked successfully and allowed other cruise lines to resume their activity in our islands throughout these seven months.’

Creating jobs in ‘difficult times’ evidence of commitment

Director of the Port Authority of Las Palmas (APLP) Francisco Trujillo added, 'A proof of the commitment of the port community and port authorities to the local economies of each of the islands is job creation, in these difficult times.' 

Port received thousands of TUI Cruises' passengers

Between last November and June 2021, the line sailed Gran Canaria with 48,235 cruise passengers; 103,500 cruise passengers visited overall.

Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 were responsible for 42 of the more than 80 itineraries operating there.

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