Malaga and Tenerife named as new home ports for TUI Discovery 2

THOMSON Cruises has announced the new home ports of its latest ship TUI Discovery 2.

Holidays on board the ship will go on sale from July 21, 2016, and TUI Discovery 2 will be sailing from two ports for summer 2017 - Malaga, in Spain, and Tenerife - when it joins the fleet next year.

TUI Discovery 2 will sail from Malaga in May, visiting some of the Mediterranean's most iconic destinations such as Barcelona, Valencia, Ibiza, Porto, Lisbon and Marseille.

It will reposition to Tenerife in September, visiting ports in the Canaries, Morocco and Madeira on itineraries including Iberian Treasures, Continental Coasts and Canarian

To offer customers even more flexibility and choice, Thomson Cruises has extended its cruise and stay portfolio, so holidaymakers can increase their trip by three, four or seven nights.

Those travelling on itineraries based in Tenerife can choose from 17 hotels, including the luxury 5T+ Sensatori Resort Tenerife, while customers on Malaga based itineraries have a selection of 12 hotels, including the adults-only 4T 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.

"At Thomson Cruises we are committed to offering customers a holiday that suits their every need and are delivering this through a great mix of destinations, flexible durations, cruise and stay options as well as fantastic onboard facilities. The introduction of TUI Discovery 2 to our fleet in 2017 continues our modernisation and transformation strategy."

The new ship will be identical to its sister ship TUI Discovery, which launched earlier this month.

It will have a capacity of 1,832 (double occupancy) across 915 cabins, with nearly 40 per cent boasting balconies.

All-inclusive drinks will also come as standard on TUI Discovery 2 with cruises 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.

From gourmet cuisine to laid-back street food, families and couples alike will all be able to get the most from their holiday while enjoying activities and entertainment including an outdoor poolside movie screen, a rock-climbing wall, a mini-golf course and an indoor swimming pool and spa.

Thomson Cruises' parent company, TUI UK and Ireland, recently purchased the TUI Discovery 2 from Royal Caribbean International as part of its 'four ships in four years' investment strategy.

TUI Discovery 2 is the second ship to enter the fleet, following the arrival of TUI Discovery earlier this year, as well as the previously announced Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2, acquired from TUI Cruises and due to enter the fleet in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

Holidays on board the ship will go on sale from July 21, 2016.




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