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Thursday, October 19, 2017

TUI Cruises Orders 2 More Ships from Meyer Turku

July 1, 2015

  • Mein Schiff 4 in the Meyer Turku  shipyard (Photo: Meyer Turku)
  • Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises
  • Mein Schiff 4 in the Meyer Turku  shipyard (Photo: Meyer Turku) Mein Schiff 4 in the Meyer Turku shipyard (Photo: Meyer Turku)
  • Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises

Meyer Turku to build Mein Schiff 7 and 8 for TUI Cruises 

TUI Cruises GmbH and Meyer Turku Oy signed an agreement for the construction of two new cruise ships, Mein Schiff 7 and Mein Schiff 8, to be delivered in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

According to the German shipbuilder, this latest order further strengthens its order book, which will see a high work load until 2020.

Mein Schiff 4 was delivered from Meyer Turku on May 8, 2015, and Mein Schiff 5 and Mein Schiff 6 are to be delivered in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

“TUI Cruises has firmly established itself in the German-speaking market, with occupancy of our fleet totaling more than 100 percent last year,” said Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises. “This year, demand has also been excellent so far - with bookings currently being taken for five ships. A further expansion provides a great opportunity to strengthen our position with one of the most modern fleets in the German market.”

“We are very happy and proud to continue our successful partnership with TUI Cruises by adding two new cruise ships to this advanced fleet of ships built by the yard in Turku. We are also working on further improving the ships again,” said Jan Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku Oy. “For Turku shipyard this order is of great importance. We have now a solid platform to operate the shipyard at an output of 30 percent above the 2015 level until 2020. We have now the long term view and stability to plan investments and further recruitments – i.e. to work on our competitiveness in the long run.”

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