CRUISE SHIPPING: Meyer Turku Delivers Mein Schiff 2
Momentum in the red hot cruise industry continues to build as TUI Cruises takes delivery of New Mein Schiff 2 from Meyer Turku shipyard.
“For us it has been a thrill working with TUI Cruises on the design and construction of this ship. The passengers will surely notice and hopefully like the differences to the previous ships," CEO Jan Meyer said. "We have redesigned many of the areas of the ship, e.g. the Schau Bar and the restaurant area in front of the aft diamond structure”,
As the ship’s final silicone painting of the underwater part of the hull is not designed to withstand icy water, and due to ice conditions in the Turku archipelago, the ship sailed to Kiel for the delivery ceremonies.
“The commissioning of our new Mein Schiff 2 marks the successful end of our first expansion phase,” says TUI Cruises CEO Wybcke Meier. “Our sixth newbuild by Meyer Turku not only impresses with its design, its inner values are equally convincing: With the use of modern technologies we are setting standards for environmental protection.“
While learning from previous ships and redesigning every ship is at the core of shipbuilding, Meyer Turku is also reinventing shipbuilding processes. With an extensive ramp-up program including investments of over 200 million euros, continuous recruitments and trainings for employees, Meyer Turku will double its production in the coming five years.
“With new machine and IT technology, our shipbuilding experience and many new ideas we are transforming the whole shipbuilding process to ensure that the ramp-up is executed in a smart and controlled way in good collaboration with our network. And we do need the very best talent to come along us for this journey”, CEO Jan Meyer continues.
New Mein Schiff 2
Length: 315 m
Width: 36 m
Gross Tonnage: 111 500
Number of Passengers: 3132
Number of cabins: 1437