Meyer Werft has been contracted to construct a 150,000 gt cruise ship for Asian operators Star Cruises, although the order is still conditional on financial arrangements.
This order will increase the previously threatened shipyard's order book from six to seven large cruise ships up to the year 2017. “We are very happy to continue our long lasting partnership with Star Cruises. It is a great challenge to create a state of the art cruise vessel specifically for the Asian market. Therefore we are very thankful that Star Cruise gave us again the confidence to create this special cruise vessel with them.”, says Bernard Meyer, managing partner of the shipyard.
Meyer Werft say that about 3,100 direct employees as well as about 20,000 employees of supplier companies and partners in Europe are expected to participate in working on this project.