The Cruise


From 02 June 2022 to 07 June 2022, the Full Metal Cruise IX will take place on Mein Schiff 3 Metalheads can once again rock Mein Schiff 3 hard, loud and legendary on a new itinerary from Bremerhaven via Invergordon and Newcastle to Bremerhaven. Two full days at sea are of course not missing on this trip.

On board Mein Schiff 3 top-class bands from the heavy metal scene will perform on a total of three stages and numerous venues. The extensive supporting programme of the voyage with comedy, metal karaoke, meet and greet with the stars, readings, cinema, tattoo artist, metal wellness and music workshops will make every heavy metal heart beat faster.

Natürlich lädt auch das Schiff dazu ein, einfach seine Annehmlichkeiten zu genießen, seien es das Pooldeck, die gut bestückten Bars, die hervorragenden Restaurants… Langweilig wird auch auf der neunten Full Metal Cruise sicher niemandem!

In addition Full Metal Drinks is part of the package: outside meal times and in all bars and lounges metal fans can enjoy beer, soft drinks, coffee, tea, alcohol-free cocktails and a variety of wines for free. After 6pm a big selection of spirits, cocktails and long drinks are also free.

Besides headbanging and playing air guitar, the safety of the guests and crew is of course paramount. For this reason, the Mein Schiff 3 will only travel with vaccinated guests and crew.

All metalheads who were affected by the cancellation of the Full Metal Cruise IX in September 2021 will be given the right of first refusal. This will take a few weeks. You will receive an email from TUI Cruises shortly with all the necessary information. The remaining cabins will be bookable at a later date. We will keep you informed!

 Join the Cruise, Metalheads!

The Mein Schiff 3

The Mein Schiff 3 is a luxurious cruise ship with 14 decks and capacity for 2,506 passengers, 293.3 metres long and 35.8 metres wide. Enough space for a floating metal festival!
The bands will play on different stages on board: For example open air on the Pool deck as well as down below in the Theatre.

On Mein Schiff 3 im Whirlpool abhängen, Fans und Bands an den Bars treffen, Cocktails trinken den Lounges, gut essen und bei allerlei Aktivitäten wie Metal-Karaoke amüsieren. Oder einfach nur in der Sonne liegen…

The current position and pictures of the webcam of Mein Schiff 3 as well as details of the decks, restaurants, bars and so on can be seen here: here .

More details of Mein Schiff 3:

Named: June 2014 in Hamburg
Length: 293.3 meters
Breadth: 35,8 meters
Draught: 8,05 meters
Crew: 1000
Decks: 14
Passenger capacity 2,506
15 Bars and Lounges
9 Restaurants & Bistros
280m jogging track
25m outdoor pool

And also:
Fitness studio, wellness area with SPA & sauna, shopping mile, 24h reception, hairdresser, library & hospital


Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

  • What is the Full Metal Cruise?

    The Full Metal Cruise is the biggest Heavy Metal cruise in Europe. Here the fans experience a real metal festival on the high seas and at the same time enjoy the comforts of a cruise ship. On three stages on board top-class bands from metal and rock play. The ship also offers an extensive supporting programme with metal karaoke, meet & greets, autograph sessions, AllStar jam sessions, comedy, readings, a music workshop, cinema and tattoo artists - everything that belongs to an open air alongside the music.

  • What is special about the Full Metal Cruise IX?

    On the Full Metal Cruise all meals in most restaurants are already included in the travel price as well as full metal drinks. This means: beer, soft drinks, coffee, tea, non-alcoholic cocktails and various wines are free; from 6 p.m. also a large selection of spirits, cocktails and long drinks.

  • When and on which ship will the Full Metal Cruise IX take place?

    The Full Metal Cruise IX will take place from 02 - 07 June 2022 on the Mein Schiff 3 .

  • Security measures regarding Covid 19

    The Mein Schiff 3 will only sail with vaccinated guests and crew.
    A full COVID-19 vaccination and an expected negative COVID-19 test result prior to arrival are required for travel. A convalescence will not be accepted as proof. The last complete vaccination must not have taken place more than 1 year ago. Children who have not been vaccinated will probably need two negative COVID-19 test results before travel. Infants up to and including 3 years of age are currently exempt from compulsory testing (subject to change). More detailed information will follow at a later date.

  • Who is the organiser of the Full Metal Cruise IX?

    As with the other cruises, TUI Cruises is the tour operator responsible for handling and organising the trip. The ICS Festival Service GmbH, longtime organizer of the Heavy Metal Festival "Wacken Open Air", takes care of the artists and the program again.

  • Which ports are visited?

    The cruise starts in Bremerhaven and takes guests via Invergordon and Newcastle upon Tyne back to the port of destination in Bremerhaven.

  • What is the exact itinerary?






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    Newcastle upon Tyne
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  • Can I smoke on the boat?

    All cabins and many public spaces on the Mein Schiff 3 are non-smoking areas. Smoking is only permitted on your own balconies and verandas and in the areas marked accordingly. All cigarettes and the like must be completely extinguished in the ashtrays provided. In order to minimise the risk of fire, there is a strict ban on throwing cigarettes or other tobacco products overboard from the outside decks, balconies or verandas.

  • Is there an age limit for this trip?

    To participate in Full Metal Cruise IX, guests must be at least 18 years old or travelling with at least one parent or guardian.

  • Is there a dress code?

    There is no dress code on the Full Metal Cruise IX. However, we kindly ask you not to wear swimwear when visiting the restaurants.

  • May I take my own alcohol on board?

    Bottles of alcohol bought as a souvenir in the harbour are kept by our colleagues on board during the voyage and handed out again at the end of the cruise. It is not allowed to bring alcohol into the cabin.

  • Is there Internet on board?

    There are several Internet stations on board where guests can check their e-mails and surf the net for a fee. There is also W-LAN in all public areas of the ship.


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