Meyer Turku Oy floated out the cruise ship Mein Schiff 4 on October 10, 2014. The Finnish shipyard is planning to hand over the newly built cruise ship to its German owner TUI Cruises in spring 2015.
During the summer of 2015, Mein Schiff 4 will travel on a variety of routes in the Baltic Sea to the Baltic states, and in northern Europe around Norway.
During the winter, the ship will embark on seven-day voyages to the Canary Islands, taking in Morocco or Madeira. The production of the next ship of the series, Mein Schiff 5, will begin in November 2014, and that of Mein Schiff 6 one year later.
“This day is special in many ways. We have the opportunity to witness the float-out of the first new-build of Meyer Turku. I am very pleased that Mein Schiff 4 is right on schedule. It is good to continue from here and proceed to outfitting and commissioning phases,” said Jan Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku Oy.
The 99,500-GT cruise ships are approximately 294 metres long and some 36 metres wide. They have approximately 1,250 cabins (2,500 lower beds) and a crew of 1,000.