The steel cutting ceremony for Mein Schiff 7 was held at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland
Construction has officially begun on TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 7 at Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, after CEO Wybcke Meier cut the first steel for the new ship.
Mein Schiff 7 is a sister ship of Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 and will be able to accommodate up to 2,894 guests. Elements of the Mein Schiff design such as restaurants and bars, spa and sports facilities, and the proportion of outside and balcony cabins will remain the same, complemented by new concepts and designs.
“After two years of the pandemic, we’re back on course and continuing our growth as planned,” said Wybcke Meier. “Against the background of demographic developments and German guests’ preference for German cruise products, we believe that modern newbuilds such as Mein Schiff 7 will generate annual market potential of up to 5 million cruise passengers in the coming years.”
Mein Schiff 7 will be powered by low-emission marine diesel oil and fitted with catalytic converters, as well as a shore power connection. The ship will also be equipped with a system that can shred organic waster through thermal treatment for further use on land. Additionally, Mein Schiff 7 will be designed to be able to run on methanol in the future.
“We are really excited to continue the long and successful partnership with TUI Cruises,” said Tim Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku. “We have been focusing on optimising the design with regards to energy efficiency and technologies to increase sustainability and make this ship the finest in the entire series.”