Finland-based shipbuilder Meyer Turku handed over Mein Schiff 4 to TUI Cruises, marking the first delivery from Turku Shipyard under Meyers´ ownership.
Following today’s handover, the Mein Schiff 4 will be named in Kiel on June 5, before sailing on her maiden voyage to the Baltic States on June 6, 2015.
In February 2014, the keel of the ship was laid in the dry dock, and, in October 2014, the ship got water under her keel for the very first time.
Mein Schiff 4 is 294 metres long and 36 metres wide. The ship, with a gross tonnage of 99,500, has a total of 1,253 cabins.
Designed for the German premium-class cruise market, Mein Schiff cruise ships have around 30 percent lower energy consumption than other cruise ships of the same size. By using the combined exhaust after-treatment system consisting of a scrubber and a catalyzer, sulfur emissions are lowered by as much as 99 percent and nitrogen oxide emission are reduced by around 75 percent.
“Our expansion is advancing in leaps and bounds thanks to the perfect coordination between the shipyard, our construction team, and all companies involved. We are highly satisfied and delighted at this new addition to our fleet,” says Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises.
The production of the next evolution in the Mein Schiff series, Mein Schiff 5, started in February 2015. In June, there will be a keel laying ceremony for Mein Schiff 5 and, on the same day, the production of Mein Schiff 6 will start. By the end of this year, Mein Schiff 5 will be floated out and she will be delivered to TUI Cruises in the summer of 2016.
On 6 May 2015, the Meyer family, operating the shipbuilding company Meyer Werft in Germany, became 100% owner of the Meyer Turku Oy.