Mein Schiff 1 delivered to German TUI Cruises
25 Apr 2018, 22:46 ( 11 Months ago) | updated: 26 Apr 2018, 10:34 ( 11 Months ago)
The new flagship of German TUI Cruises was delivered on Wednesday from Meyer Turku ship-yard.
The 315 meter cruise ship is based on a new design, which is an evolution from the very successful Mein Schiff series, said a press release.
New Mein Schiff 1 is already the fifth Mein Schiff ship built by Meyer Turku for TUI Cruises.
New Mein Schiff 1 will sail to Hamburg from Turku to be christened there on the 11th of May. She will begin operation shortly after.
“The impressive new 50m wide steel and glass window structure that makes up the new Diamond at the aft of the ship just above the propellers is a good example how we combine architectural design with our engineering skills supported by sophisticated computer models. Innovations, strengthening our Turku team and our 200million Euro investments in Finland well in advance are our way to compete with our mostly government owned and supported competitors”, said Jan Meyer, the CEO of Meyer Turku.
Environmental friendliness was also in focus in the design of New Mein Schiff 1. Each Mein Schiff marks another step in energy efficiency improvement and with New Mein Schiff 1 Meyer Turku is making another big step ahead by engineering it for a 10% energy efficiency improvement compared to last year’s Mein Schiff 6.
Mein Schiff 1 is one of the first cruise ships to be equipped with catalytic converters for the main and auxiliary engines, reducing nitrogen oxide emissions.
“I am very thankful to our customer TUI cruises to embark and engage in this innovation journey with us and continue it with the recently ordered Mein Schiff 7”, the CEO said.
“On our tenth anniversary, we are giving ourselves and our guests the gift of a new Mein Schiff 1, which marks the starting point for a new generation of ships. We will proceed with this expansion over the next year with the new Mein Schiff 2. In 2023, the Mein Schiff 7, another ship in this class, will continue the trend,” said CEO of TUI Cruises Wybcke Meier.
At the shipyard, New Mein Schiff 2 is already under construction and TUI Cruises recently ordered a third sister ship to New Mein Schiff 1 & 2 for delivery from Turku in 2023, which will be called ‘Mein Schiff 7’.