Royal Caribbean International’s Legend of the Seas is to leave the company in 2017.
The 2.074-passenger ship will join sister ship Splendour of the Seas by transferring to the Thomson Cruises fleet in May 2017.
Currently being named TUI Discovery 2, the transfer was announced just one week ahead of the introduction of TUI Discovery to the Thomson fleet.
“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,” said Helen Caron, Managing Director of Thomson Cruises.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming TUI Discovery 2 to our growing fleet in 2017. This new ship will offer something for everyone, helping to attract a broad and new customer base. At the same time, we will ensure our cruise holidays maintain their friendly intimate feel, delivered by the friendliest crew at sea, not forgetting the focus we place on sailing to unique destinations that Thomson Cruises are well known for.”
Thomson Spirit and Thomson Majesty will both leave the fleet in 2017 following the new fleet addition.
As part of the modernisation strategy, TUI’s Mein Schiff 1 and 2 will join the Thomson fleet in 2018 and 2019 as previously announced.
Itineraries for TUI Discovery 2 will be announced in the coming weeks.