The new flagship of German TUI Cruises, the New Mein Schiff 1, was delivered today from Meyer Turku shipyard.
The 315 m cruise ship is based on a new design, which is an evolution of the Mein Schiff series.
“The impressive new 50 m 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,” CEO of Meyer Turku Jan Meyer comments.
The design of the New Mein Schiff 1 allows for a 10 percent energy efficiency improvement compared to last year’s Mein Schiff 6. The cruise ship is equipped with catalytic converters for the main and auxiliary engines, reducing nitrogen oxide emissions.
“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.
New Mein Schiff 1 will sail from Turku to Hamburg where it will be christened on May 11.