‘Setting course for discovery’ with TUI Cruises
insglück orchestrated the new Mein Schiff 2 naming ceremony in Lisbon
The event in early February marked a debut for the port of Lisbon, as it was the first cruise ship naming ceremony held in front of the famous Ponte 25 de Abril. Carolin Niemczyk, singer in the German band Glasperlenspiel, was asked to name the latest addition to the TUI Cruises fleet, Mein Schiff 2. “We’ve waited for this day,” is a line of the song called “Our Time” that Carolin composed for and sang live at the event where the new ship was presented to the public.
The naming ceremony motto “Setting course for discovery“ is reflected in the choice of Lisbon as the venue because the city is famous as a departure point for adventures and expeditions into the new world. During the event guests on board the ship were invited to explore new horizons by a descendant of the legendary Portuguese seafarer Magellan.
This is the second year in succession that insglück has developed the concept for a TUI Cruises naming ceremony. On 11 May 2018 – coinciding with the 829th anniversary of the Port of Hamburg – the Hamburg-based cruise line crowned Mein Schiff 1 with insglück’s support against a spectacular industrial backdrop at the HHLA Container Terminal on Burchardkai.
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