Today (May 8) Meyer Turku delivered Mein Schiff 4 to TUI Cruises - the first delivery under Meyer ownership from Turku Shipyard. Two days before, the Meyer family, operating the Meyer Werft shipbuilding company in Germany, became 100% owners of the Finnish shipyard.
The production of Mein Schiff 5, the next evolution in Mein Schiff series, started in February this year. The keel laying ceremony for the new ship will be in June, and on the same day will start the production of the next one - Mein Schiff 6. Mein Schiff 5 will be floated out by the end of 2015, and will be delivered to TUI Cruises in 2016 summer.
The 99,500-ton Mein Schiff 4 is 294 m long and 36 m wide. The ship has 1,253 cabins of which 90% are outside and 82% feature their own balcony. A wide range of cabin categories is offered, including family and spa. Highlights include the sea-and-sky suites encompassing two decks, and boasting their own 29 sq.meter roof terrace.
Designed for the premium-class cruise market in Germany, Mein Schiff cruise ships are highly innovative. These vessels have been constructed using eco-friendly technologies and set standards in energy efficiency, with consumption around 30% lower than for other ships of the same size. By using exhaust after-treatment system that consists of a scrubber and selective catalytic reduction unit (SCR), sulfur emissions are reduced by 99% and nitrogen oxide emission are lowered by around 75%.
Following the handover, Mein Schiff 4 will be christened in Kiel on June 5. After the ceremony, the ship will sail on her maiden cruise to the Baltic.