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MV Mein Schiff 2 is a Century class cruise ship. She was built in 1997 as MV Mercury by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany for Celebrity Cruises and was later renamed MV Celebrity Mercury.
In the summer of 2006, just prior to the Mercury's planned departure for an Alaska cruise, Seattle-based inspectors from the U.S. Coast Guard arrested the captain of the Mercury for intoxication. Celebrity Cruises arranged for a replacement, and fired the original captain.
During a cruise from Charleston, South Carolina to the eastern Caribbean in February 2010, the ship was struck with an outbreak of norovirus, sickening nearly 500 people on board, out of a total of just over 1,800. According to Celebrity Cruises, those sickened were treated with over-the-counter medicine, and responded well to it. Additionally, a doctor and two nurses joined the ship midway through the cruise to assist with the outbreak.
In February 2011 Celebrity Mercury left Celebrity Cruises to be renovated by Imtech and join TUI Cruises' fleet as Mein Schiff 2, alongside Mein Schiff 1, her sister ship, the former Celebrity Galaxy.