Sea and Music 2020

WITH THE VIENNA PHILHARMONIC AND
SELECT SOLOISTS
ON A MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

ON BOARD THE MEIN SCHIFF 6
FROM TUI CRUISES
FROM THE 20TH to 29TH SEPTEMBER 2020

MUSIC TOUCHES REALMS
WE CANNOT SO EASILY
DESCRIBE.

Herbert Blomstedt

For our 6th cruise with the Vienna Philharmonic, we at MS6 Travel & Music have chosen the Mein Schiff 6. A decision for your well-being on board. For this is particularly close to our hearts; in addition to the musical masterpieces, to create the appropriate space and framework to let the experience reverberate, so that the rhythm reaches the soul.

Music, its sound is best experienced when one remains silent about it. Said by W.A. Mozart:

“The music is not in the notes.
But in the silence in between.”

In this sense, the Springer family and team of MS6 Travel & Music wishes you a melodious journey with quiet moments now and then.

Springer Family and MS6 Travel & Music Team

Cruise-Highlights

You can look forward to enjoying the feel-good atmosphere aboard the Mein Schiff 6 – a modern and stylish ship for our music-loving guests from all over the world. The beloved ‘Premium All-Inclusive’  Concept offers a multitude of services and drinks. The high number of balcony cabins allows you to enjoy the enchanting destinations comfortably from your private vantage points.

THE ROUTE

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain
NEAPEL, Italy
PALERMO, Italy
VALLETTA, Malta
SANTORIN, Greece
PIRÄUS/ATHEN, Greece
HERAKLION/Crete, Greece

THE ARTISTS

THE VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

HERBERT BLOMSTEDT

YEFIM BRONFMAN

ERWIN SCHROTT

ANDREAS SCHAGER

LIDIA BAICH

ALEKSEY IGUDESMAN

CHRISTOPH WAGNER-TRENKWITZ

CORNELIA HORAK

ZHANG JUN

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Travel Information

CRUISE BROCHURE

CRUISE BROCHURE

Odeon of Herodes Atticus (requested)

Valletta, Malta

Santorini, Greece

THE ROUTE

You are free to book your individual flights and arrival at the earliest possible time.

Please note when booking flights, the latest embarkation time is at 19:00.

Sunday, 20.09. | Latest embarkation 19:00

PALMA DE MALLORCA

22:00 Anchors Aweigh!

The palm-lined harbour promenade leads through narrow alleyways, past oriental buildings and inviting tapas bars to the city’s landmark; the imposing Gothic cathedral La Seu.
For a beautiful view of the bay of Palma, the 14th century castle towers high above the harbour; unique in its circular construction.

Monday, 21.09.

RELAX AT SEA

Your Sea & Music programme today is with Erwin Schrott and Aleksey Igudesman.

Tuesday, 22.09. | 08:30-22:30

NAPLES

Naples is, as Elena Ferrante’s novels describe it perfectly, a city of contrasts; the raw working-class district of Rione Luzzatti and the fight against the Camorra meet the beautiful villa district on Posillipo Hill, the elegant city centre around Piazza di Martiri and the picturesque old town. The latter has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.
No less steeped in history is the Teatro di San Carlo, where you will attend your first concert on land. Andreas Schager and Lidia Baich are on stage exclusively for you.

Wednesday, 23.09. | 09:30-19:00

PALERMO

Palermo was controlled by Arabs, Spaniards, Normans and French for a long time. That is why the city is also an inspiring mix of cultures, flavours and arts. It had a great effect on Goethe. Richard Wagner composed Parsifal here and Pina Bausch’s piece Palermo, as the title would suggest, was also, in large part, composed in Palermo. The Teatro Massimo is therefore a worthy place to enjoy the new production of Così fan tutte.

Thursday, 24.09. | 11:00-21:00

VALLETTA

For many, Valletta is one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe. Situated on a headland, the historic fortress town with its impressive Grand Harbour enchants with its narrow streets, cosy terrace cafés and baroque architecture.

The Vienna Philharmonic will play the first concert during this journey under the baton of Herbert Blomstedt.

Friday, 25.09.

2nd DAY AT SEA

Time for relaxation and shared musical experiences with chamber music, rehearsals, Meet & Greet.

Saturday, 26.09. | 07:00-19:00

SANTORIN / THIRA (TENDER PORT)

The small Cycladic Island enchants with its impressive play of colours. Rock-built dwellings in brilliant white blue, beaches with black gravel or red rocky sand beneath and above all the sulphur vapours from the still active volcano.

You will reach Santorini by tender boat.

Sun, 27.09. | 05:30 – Mon, 28.09. | 14:00

PIRAEUS / ATHENS

The city of Piraeus with its many taverns along the old fishing port is often dismissed as a transit point or starting point for exploring the sights of Athens. The city with Greece’s largest seaport offers impressive neoclassical buildings, picturesque bays and a vibrant nightlife.

Athens holds a very special spell over many; antiquity and modernity merge seamlessly here and allow 2,500 years of cultural history to pass you by.

In Athens your second concert by the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Herbert Blomstedt awaits you.

Tuesday, 29.09. | 04:00 

Arrival and Bon voyage!

HERAKLION (IRAKLIO)

Every step has a significant history, but at the same time it is vibrant today. The Archaeological Museum is one of the most important museums in Europe, the Venetian port with its impressive masonry is a brilliant piece of architecture and just beyond the city limits lies the glorious Knossos, the most important centre of Minoan culture.

CABIN CATEGORIES

Already on opening the cabin door, you should feel comfortable and at home. Intelligent living concepts turn rooms into personal free spaces with optimum use of space. A timelessly stylish ambience with bright colours and comfortable furnishings awaits you. All of the 1,267 passenger cabins are equipped with espresso machine, air conditioning, TV, safe, telephone, slippers, bathrobe, hairdryer, bathroom with shower and WC.

The clever room layout ensures a high level of living comfort and provides enough space for a double bed and couch. In the outside cabins, special cushions in the large window invite you to enjoy the view of the sea.

Cabin size: 17 m2 for 1-4 persons, barrier-free on request.

 

The popular, spacious balcony cabins of Mein Schiff 6 can be found on decks 9 to 11. They offer a lot of design freedom: the beds can be put together or separated if desired and the couch can also be folded out into a bed. You can start the day on your own with coffee on your own balcony. Cabin size: 17 m2 for 1-4 persons, 5-7 m2 balcony, equipped with table and 2 chairs, barrier-free on request.

Whether for entertainment or well-being – this cabin offers a spacious living area, game console and large windows with a view of the ship’s bow.
Cabin size: 29-44 m2 for 1-6 persons

Spacious and bright living room with game console and free drinks in the minibar. Excellence Service, free Internet access, separate check-in and access to the X-Lounge are also included.
Cabin size: 26 m2 for 1-4 persons, 8 m2 balcony with table, 2 chairs and 2 footrests, barrier-free on request.

With floor-to-ceiling windows and its own roof terrace, this suite offers plenty of space for individuality on two decks. Seating and couch corner, roof terrace partly with sun protection and free newspaper service belong to the package as well as Excellence Service, access to the X-Lounge, free Internet access, game console, separate check-in and free drinks in the minibar.
Cabin size: 40 m2 for 1-4 persons, 29 m2 terrace with hammock, 2 deck chairs, table and 4 chairs.

Living next to the captain with a wonderful feeling of space. The optically separated living room with seating and couch corner, guest toilet and walk-in wardrobe are not the only benefits of this suite. The veranda with hammock offers a retreat with a real ocean backdrop. Free newspaper service, game console, access to the X-Lounge, free Internet access, Excellence Service, separate check-in and free drinks in the minibar complete your carefree stay. Cabin size: 54 m2 for 1-4 persons, 15 m2 veranda with hammock, deck chair, table and 4 chairs with 2 footrests.

The Cruise in detail

MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS

The Vienna Philharmonic orchestra with Herbert Blomstedt and Yefim Bronfman will perform:

Beethoven’s Symphony Nr. 2 and Nr. 3 and piano concertos Nr. 2 and Nr. 3

Concert on Malta at the Hilton Hotel’s Grand Suite in Valletta

Concert in Athens at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus located on the Southwest slope of the Acropolis

Andreas Schager & Lidia Baich with Piano Accompaniment at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples

Opera Performance of Così fan tutte at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo – a new production with the ensemble of the theatre under the direction of Omer Meir Wellber

Bass Baritone Erwin Schrott – Recital with Piano Accompaniment On Board

Aleksey Igudesman with own Arrangements and Crazy Compositions – “Fasten Seat Belts” for Classical Music with Quirky Humour and Bizarre Virtuosity

Chamber Music Concerts from Ensembles with Members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Musical Introductory Talks by Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz & Cornelia Horak performs Beethoven and other pieces

Zhang Jun introduces us to the rich world of the traditional Kunqu Opera

Public rehearsals, Meet & Greet and Autograph sessions with the artists

The beautiful thing about art in general and classical music in particular is that it cannot be grasped and nailed down. Movement is its characteristic. A few months before the start of the journey, musical programme items and performance venues may still change in this respect. We ask you to take this into consideration in the sense of artistic freedom.

WELCOME ON BOARD THE MEIN SCHIFF 6

Freedom, generosity, quality and individual service make your journey on board Mein Schiff 6 a special feeling of well-being. As a guest you enjoy your cruise in modern, stylish cabins – mostly with balcony. In addition, the suites offer a spacious atmosphere and exclusive access to the X-Lounge. Mein Schiff 6 provides a multitude of extraordinary locations on fourteen decks. Theatre, shopping arcades, casino, arena, photo gallery etc. ensure a unique stay on board.

The Premium All Inclusive concept on board offers a wide range of services that are already included in the cruise price and allows you to consume in many restaurants and bistros as well as bars and lounges without having to pay a single bill. So you can enjoy the excellent food and an extensive selection of drinks around the clock, without a thought.

RESTAURANTS & BISTROS

Culinary art and delight on the high seas. In up to 11 restaurants and bistros you can be surprised again and again. Dine in complete freedom, discover new culinary territory or experience exclusive gourmet moments. For example in Hanami – By Tim Raue with Far Eastern cuisine from the Berlin star chef.

BARS & LOUNGES

There are more than 16 different bars and lounges to suit every occasion and taste to choose from. An aperitif at sunset in front of an imposing window front over two decks, delicious coffee specialities with a view of the sea or unusual cocktails under a starry sky. Plenty of space for enjoyment and enchanting moments.

SPORT, SPA & SEA

Whether in the lagoon or on the sun deck, here you can drift or refresh yourself in the cool water of the pools. In the multi-award-winning SPA & Sea area, relaxing massages, expansive sauna visits with a panoramic view of the sea as well as soothing body rituals and cosmetic treatments ensure your well-being. The varied sports programme with health check offers numerous possibilities to do something good for your body.

THE MEIN SCHIFF 6 IN NUMBERS

Measurement: 99,800 GT

Length: 295.3 m

Width: 35.8 m

Depth: 8.05 m

Speed: max. 21.7 knots

Passengers: 2,534

Decks: 14

Crew: 1,000

Shipyard: Meyer Turku Oy

Flag: Malta

Commissioning: June 2017

SERVICES ON BOARD THE MEIN SCHIFF 6

INCLUDED SERVICES ON BOARD

Premium All Inclusive concept – sophisticated top gastronomy created by international chefs. First-class table service. Over 100 different branded drinks in almost all bars and lounges. Sports facilities and access to the sauna area are included.

Enjoy around the clock – culinary delicacies and refreshing drinks in selected bars and restaurants without time and cost limits.

Exclusively for this trip – Sea & Music Gala Dinner at the Atlantik Restaurant and a daily glass of Champagne.

A multi-course menu including drinks in an exclusive restaurant. You can choose between the
Surf & Turf – Steakhouse, Hanami – By Tim Raue or the Schmankerl – Relax and Enjoy. Please make a reservation. Limited space available.

Your Sea & Music programme: many concerts and events on board and on land.

Surprise gifts in your cabin from MS6 Travel & Music.

Embarkation and disembarkation fees and all port taxes.

Day time programmes and evening events.

Use of sports and wellness facilities such as gym, sauna area, steam baths, whirlpool, swimming pools and sun loungers on deck.

SPA & Sea area – welcoming ambience for your well-being.

Carefree childcare with trained staff.

Travel representatives from the MS6 Travel & Music team.

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:

Shore excursions, arrival and departure, medical treatment, insurance and personal expenses such as visits to hairdressers, nutrition coaching, workshops, wellness treatments, SPA treatments, some sports, health checks, booking fees and personal tips. In addition, meals and drinks are not included in the Premium All Inclusive concept in the restaurants and bars with surcharges.

EXCURSION PROGRAMME

Whether at sea or on land, we provide an exquisite supporting programme. The excursions bring you closer to the culture, history, culinary delights and natural beauty of the respective places. The majority of shore excursions are carried out by regional agencies.
TUI Cruises acts as an intermediary, but organises bike and e-scooter tours. Approximately 4 months before the start of your journey, you are welcome to request the excursion programme specially put together for this Sea & Music trip. We will make a preselection of suitable excursions for you and arrange them individually taking into account the extensive music programme. Land excursions can then be booked up to a maximum of 10 weeks before departure using the form. The booking of excursion will then be taken over by us or by your booking office.

Prices

Inside Cabin Cat. C
17 m2

(per Person)
From 4.630
  • More than 10 musical events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included

Inside Cabin Cat. B
17 m2

(per Person)
From 4.700
  • More than 10 musical events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included

Inside Cabin Cat. A
17 m2

(per Person)
From 4.870
  • More than 10 musical events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included

Inside Cabin Cat. B
17 m2

(per Person)
From 5.230
  • More than 10 musical events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included

Outside Cabin
Cat. A

(per Person)
From 5.340
  • More than 10 musical events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included

Family Cabin outside
29-44 m2

(per Person)
From 5.930
  • More than 10 musical events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included
Sold Out

Balcony Cabin Cat. H***
22-24 m2

(per Person)
From 6.120
  • More than 10 musical events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included

Balcony Cabin Cat. F
22-24 m2

(per Person)
From 6.400
  • More than 10 musical events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included

Balcony Cabin Cat. E
22-24 m2

(per Person)
From 6.530
  • More than 10 musical events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included

Balcony Cabin Cat. F
22-24 m2

(per Person)
From 6.640
  • More than 10 musical events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included

Balcony Cabin Cat. C
22-24 m2

(per Person)
From 6.750
  • More than 10 musical events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included

Balcony Cabin Cat. B
22-24 m2

(per Person)
From 6.870
  • More than 10 musical events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included
Sold Out

Balcony Cabin Cat. A
22-24 m2

(per Person)
From 6.990
  • More than 10 musical Events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 Nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included
SOLD OUT

Junior Suite Balcony
34 m2

(per Person)
From 8.430
  • More than 10 musical Events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 Nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included
Waiting List

Sky & Sea Suite
69 m2

(per Person)
From 9.800
  • More than 10 musical Events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 Nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included
Sold Out

Themed Suite
69 m2

(per Person)
From 11.800
  • More than 10 musical Events with global stars
  • Meet & Greets and autograph sessions with the artists
  • 9 Nights with full service aboard the Mein Schiff 6
  • Many drinks included
Sold Out

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GENERAL TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND DETAILED INFORMATION

 

The general Austrian travel regulations (Allgemeine Österreichische Reisebedingungen, ARB 1992) in the latest valid version shall apply (adjustment to the amendment of the Consumer law, Konsumentenschutz BGBI. 247/93, and to the warranty changing-law, Gewährleistungsrecht-Änderungsgesetz BGBI. I Nr. 48/2001), except article 7. 1. c, d. Changes to cruise date, itinerary and anchorages reserved are subject to change.

Cancellation, rebooking or replacement: Cancellation of your booking can be made up to the date of departure in writing. Cancellation is valid from
the date of receipt. Cancellation fees are as follows per person in percent of cruise price: From booking date until 160 days prior departure: 35 % cancellation fee. From 159 to 60 days before departure: 60 % cancellation fee, 59 to 9 days prior to departure: 75 % cancellation fee, 8 to 5 days prior to departure 85 % cancellation fee, 4 to 1 days prior to departure: 100 % cancellation costs. No-show: 100 %. Name-change from booking date: € 50 per person until issue of documents, thereafter € 100 per person. A booking is deemed valid with your signature. Once signed, you are liable for the fulfilment of this entire contract including all listed travellers. The operator levies a booking fee of € 20.

Pregnancy: for safety reasons, expectant mothers who are in the 24th week of pregnancy and beyond at the start of the trip cannot take part in the trip as medical care on board cannot be assured in the event of complications. Regardless of the stage of pregnancy, a doctor should be consulted prior to travel to assess the guest’s fitness to travel.

Concert Programme: Subject to change. On board you will be provided with a cruise planner for a detailed programme including the start times of all the events. For changes made at short notice, please refer to your daily programme, which can be found in your cabin.

Partial Charter: This trip is a partial charter, i.e. the MS6 Reisegesellschaft has not chartered the whole ship. There are guests on the ship who do not participate in the music programme. For MS6 Reisegesellschaft mbH your booking is only binding after confirmation by the service provider. Prices and programme are subject to change. Errors, misprints and miscalculations are non-binding. A minimum number of 800 participants is required for the artistic supporting programme.

Passport: All persons travelling must have a valid passport and are personally responsible for the validity and information in the document. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the trip. The travel agency should inform the customer on request about the respective additional foreign passport, visa and health entry regulations as well as on request about customs regulations insofar as this information can be made available in Austria. In addition, the customer is responsible for compliance with these regulations.

Operator: MS6 Reisegesellschaft mbH, A-9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Mießtaler Str. 14. Safeguarding of customer’s money (in accordance
with the regulation of Travel Agents Assurance, Reisebüroversicherungsordnung – RSV): According to the “Reisebürosicherungsverordnung”
(travel agencies regulation) (RSV) customer deposits for MS6 Reisegesellschaft packagetours are covered by the following conditions: The down payment shall be 20 % of the total tour price and made at the earliest 11 months before the agreed end of the trip. The balance is payable at the earliest 3 weeks
(20 days) before the start of the trip. Please note that the travel documents will be sent approximately 10 days prior to departure and only after receipt of the total payment and upon receipt of the completed passport data form. Any additional or advance prepayments or balance payments are not required and are also not safeguarded. Guarantee or insurer is Kärntner Sparkasse, bank guarantee with the number 1859611. A direct claim from each traveller may be made to

AWP P&C S.A. Austrian branch, Pottendorfer Strasse 23-25, 1120 Vienna, Austria, which is authorized by the guarantor. The guarantor’s liability to the consumer is limited to the travel price paid by the consumer and in case of damage is limited to the total insurance amount. In case the amount of insurance does not cover all claims, the consumers’ claim will be settled pro-rata. All claims are to be notified, with any relevant evidence, to the authorized agent within 8 weeks from the occurrence of damage, otherwise the claim expires. MS6 Reisegesellschaft Klagenfurt (commercial register No./FN 140876) is recorded in the Tour Operator Register with the No. 1998/0234. Place of jurisdiction is Klagenfurt, Austria. Austrian Law shall apply. The details and the programme of this journey, particularly the route, the artists and the venues are subject to change at short notice. This does not entitle the customer to withdraw from their contract. Due to operational reasons it may be that not all performers and special guests are on board throughout the whole cruise. The shore excursions are organised by local agencies and as indicated are undertaken subject to change. The excursion conditions of the shipping company TUI Cruises and its partners apply.

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