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about the cruise

To make the WILDCAT TATOO CRUISE an unforgettable experience for you, we have prepared the most important information and answers to the most frequently asked questions for you here.

Cruise and general Informations

The "Wildcat Tattoo Cruise" is Europe's first floating tattoo convention on a cruise ship. Guests can experience the real tattoo convention feeling on the high seas and enjoy the amenities of a cruise ship at the same time. Top-class bands from the genres of metal, punk, rock, and country play on board. Among those on the floating stage are TheBossHoss, Stick To Your Guns, Knorkator and Sick of It All.

The „Wildcat Tattoo Cruise“ will be held from May 6th to May 11th on the Mein Schiff 4.

The 5-day event cruise aboard Mein Schiff 4 starts in Bremerhaven and takes guests on a sea day via Rotterdam and Dover, with another sea day back to Bremerhaven. Particularly interesting for tattoo fans: the entire tattoo convention program with workshops, concerts, and other highlights on board are already included in the cruise price. In addition, on the "Wildcat Tattoo Cruise" all meals in most restaurants are already included in the cruise price, as well as drinks such as beer, soft drinks, coffee, tea, cocktails and various wines, as well as a large selection of spirits and long drinks, even outside meal times and in almost all bars and lounges

TUI Cruises, as the organizer, is responsible for the handling and organization of the trip. Wildcat GmbH takes over the planning of the program around the topic of body modification, including the tattoo artists. Concertbüro Franken supports the musical program by planning and booking it.

The cruise starts in Bremerhaven (GER), and takes guests on a sea day via Rotterdam (NL) and Dover (GBR), with another sea day back to Bremerhaven.

Date Port Arrival Departure
06.05.2024 Bremerhaven / Germany 5:30 17:00
07.05.2024 Day at sea
08.05.2024 Rotterdam / Netherlands 07:00 18:00
09.05.2024 Dover / Great Britain 06:00 23:00
10.05.2024 Day at sea
11.05.2024 Bremerhaven / Germany 5:30

Non-German-speaking customers can book this cruise via telephone at +49 40-60001 5111, via email at buchen@tuicruises.com, or via our partner Seascanner https://www.seascanner.com/cruise-k235954-wildcat-tattoo-mein-schiff-4-bremerhaven.

The 5-day "Wildcat Tattoo Cruise" with meals and convention program costs on board in an inside cabin with double occupancy from 899 euros per person on the PLUS tariff. The price includes all meals at almost all restaurants. In addition, drinks are also included outside meal times and included in all bars and lounges - such as beer, soft drinks, coffee, tea, cocktails and various wines, as well as a large selection of spirits and long drinks, included in almost all bars and lounges.

In each port, we offer an excursion program adapted to the wishes of our guests. The excursions are not included in the tour price, but can be booked before the trip on the Internet in the section "Meine Reise".

On the "Wildcat Tattoo Cruise", all meals in most restaurants are already included in the cruise price. Outside meal times and in all bars and lounges, beer, soft drinks, coffee, tea, cocktails and various wines, as well as a large selection of spirits and long drinks, are also included outside meal times. Included in the cruise fee are the Tattoo Convention and all concerts on board with The BossHoss, Knorkator, Sick of It All, and many other top acts—just everything that belongs to a Tattoo Convention and an event cruise. The use of the SPA and sauna area, various sports activities, and tips are also included in the cruise fee.

"Wildcat Tattoo Drinks Included" means that even outside meal times and in all bars and lounges, for example, beer, soft drinks, coffee, tea, non-alcoholic cocktails, and various wines are free. A wide selection of spirits, cocktails, and long drinks are also included from 18:00.

During the "Wildcat Tattoo Cruise" all restaurants on board are open at the usual times. These depend on the program on board, the berthing times in the ports, and the excursion program. For night owls, the Day & Night Bistro on deck 5 is open around the clock. Here, guests can still get snacks like burgers or currywurst with fries at night. Also, in our buffet restaurant, Anckelmannsplatz, there will be a special offer with warm dishes at night, especially for the "Wildcat Tattoo Cruise".

Guests must be 18 years old or in the company of a legal guardian to attend this cruise.

There is no dress code on the "Wildcat Tattoo Cruise". However, for the visit of the restaurants, we kindly point out not to appear in swimwear.

All cabins and many public areas are non-smoking areas on Mein Schiff 4. Smoking is allowed only on the private balconies and verandas and in the areas marked accordingly. All tobacco products must be completely extinguished in the ashtrays provided. To keep the risk of fire as low as possible, there is a strict ban on throwing cigarettes or other tobacco products overboard from the outside decks, balconies, or verandas.

You have Wi-Fi access in almost all public areas as well as your cabins. In addition, please note that reception is limited. Various daily and volume rates are available on all ships. WLAN access for guests of the suites and junior suites is already included in the cruise fare without volume limits. You can find more information here: https://www.meinschiff.com/digitale-medien

Tattoo-Convention

As is also customary at tattoo conventions on land, the tattoo artists are contacted directly and a possible booking is arranged. The design of the price for a tattoo is up to each artist. Contacting them early will increase your chances of getting an appointment. There will be some artists on board who will also accept walk-ins. Once the artists are posted on the cruise details page, bookings can be made.

Tattoos or other services provided by the artists cannot be settled via the board account. Payment is made in advance directly to the artist or in cash onboard. Each tattoo artist decides on his own.

There will be some artists on board who will also offer walk-ins.

In cases of bad weather or high swell, tattooing may not be possible. Each tattoo artist decides on the feasibility on his own. There is no claim to be tattooed on board.

An Bord wird es einige Künstler geben, die auch Walk-ins anbieten werden.

Prinzipiell hat jeder Gast die gleichen Chancen. Da die Kapazitäten der Tattoo-Künstler natürlicherweise begrenzt sind können wir nicht garantieren, dass jeder Gast mit einer neuen Urlaubserinnerung nach Hause fährt. Um die Erfolgsaussichten auf neues Kunstwerk auf der Haut zu erhöhen, empfiehlt es sich den Tattoo-Künstler seines Vertrauens frühzeitig zu kontaktieren und einen Termin zu vereinbaren.

Bei Unwetter bzw. hohem Seegang kann es sein, dass das Tätowieren nicht möglich ist. Über die Machbarkeit entscheidet jeder Tattoo-Künstler in Eigenregie. Es besteht kein Anspruch, an Bord tätowiert zu werden.

Please send a meaningful application, with your portfolio, a brief description of yourself with a photo, and a link to your social media channels to tattooaufsee@wildcat.de.

Music/Program

So far, the bands The BossHoss, Knorkator, Sick of It All, Comeback Kid, Deez Nutz, Jaya The Cat, Dog Eat Dog, Andrea Chiarini and Stick To Your Guns have been confirmed for the Wildcat Tattoo Cruise. As with a land-based festival, additional artists will be announced sequentially. The bands will perform on the pool deck.

Many of the concerts will take place on the pool deck. Some concerts may also take place in other locations, such as the theater or the Schau Bar. The exact times can then be found in the running order in the daily program. If concerts are not possible on the pool deck due to weather, there will be two performances in the theater. This way, we guarantee that all cruise guests will be able to enjoy a live experience with the bands.

The concerts take place on the pool deck, in the theater, and in the Schau Bar.

The running order of the "Wildcat Tattoo Cruise" has not yet been determined. In general, it will be the case that the performances on board will be adapted to the berthing times in the port.

That has not yet been determined. You can find an overview of the already-confirmed acts here. https://www.meinschiff.com/eventreisen/wildcattattoocruise

The concerts on board are already included in the cruise fee and do not need to be reserved in advance. The excursions, which are subject to a charge, can be reserved four months before the start of the cruise on the Mein Schiff website in the "Meine Reise" section under the shore excursions heading. Guests will be informed by TUI Cruises as soon as the excursions can be reserved.

Which artists will stay on board for the whole cruise and in which cabins they will be accommodated are not disclosed. However, there will be no separate artist area on the "Wildcat Tattoo Cruise".

In addition to the concerts, there will be programs around the tattoo convention, various contests, such as Best of Day and Best of Show. Detailed information can be found in the daily program on board.

Further information about the "Wildcat Tattoo Cruise" can be found at: https://www.meinschiff.com/eventreisen/wildcattattoocruise

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