The newbuild cruise ship “Mein Schiff 7” has been delivered from Finnish shipbuilder to German based TUI Cruises on Monday the 10th of June 2024.

The “Mein Schiff 7” will initially be the first ship in the Mein Schiff fleet to be operated exclusively with low-emission marine diesel (sulphur content max. 0.1%) and is equipped with catalytic converters (nitrogen oxide reduction: approx. 75%) and a shore power connection.

In addition, the Mein Schiff 7 was built in such a way that it can also run on methanol, potentially green methanol, which will make the ship’s propulsion almost CO2-neutral.

Tim Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku, says that “Mein Schiff 7’s symbolic start of production, the steel cutting ceremony, took place at our shipyard on June 14th, 2022,” and he adds that “We are very proud to have delivered Mein Schiff 7 to TUI Cruises today, less than two years later. This was made possible by our long-standing and close cooperation.”

Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises, says that “Receiving this ship is a special moment for us. Ten years ago we acquired our first Blu Motion class ship here in Turku, and by 2019 we had built a total of six vessels. We would like to thank the Meyer Turku shipyard for the excellent cooperation and the development of our well-being fleet. We are now sailing on Mein Schiff 7 to Kiel, where we will welcome the first guests aboard on June 12th.”

Source: Meyer Werft & Mein Schiff

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