Two of line’s ships are currently based at the port, carrying around 240,000 guests annually
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Author: Rebecca Gibson/Wednesday, July 1, 2015/Categories: News, Building and refurbishment, Cruise news
Meyer Turku is to build two more Mein Schiff cruise ships for TUI Cruises at its Turku yard in Finland.
Due to be delivered in 2018 and 2019 respectively, Mein Schiff 7 and Mein Schiff 8 will replace Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2, which will move to the Thomson Cruises’ fleet.
“TUI Cruises has firmly established itself in the German-speaking market, with occupancy of our fleet totalling more than 100% last year,” said Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises. “This year, demand has also been excellent so far with bookings currently being taken for five ships. A further expansion provides a great opportunity to strengthen our position with one of the most modern fleets in the German market.”
Meyer Turku, which delivered Mein Schiff 4 on 8 May 2015, is currently constructing Mein Schff 5 and Mein Schiff 6, which will be delivered in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The new order will boost the shipyard’s order book until 2020.
“We are very happy and proud to continue our successful partnership with TUI Cruises by adding two new cruise ships to this advanced fleet of ships built by the yard in Turku,” said Jan Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku. “We have now a solid platform to operate the shipyard at an output of 30 % above the 2015 level until 2020. We have now the long term view and stability to plan investments and further recruitment, and to work on our competitiveness in the long run.”
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