Posts Tagged ‘Meyer Turku Shipyard’

Corrected – Carnival’s rumoured three ship order at Meyer Turku could accelerate removal of ageing ships

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Finnish news sources have said that Carnival Corporation & plc is in talks with Meyer Turku shipyard for three newbuildings. Should this happen, it could accelerate removal of older ships from the Carnival group fleet and demolition of old units worldwide, said Robin Farley, leisure industry analyst at UBS in new York. (

Keel laying for New Mein Schiff 2 at Meyer Turku shipyard

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The Keel of new Mein Schiff 2 was laid today 5.10.2017 at Meyer Turku shipyard. This important production milestone marks the beginning of the hull assembly. She will be a sixth ship build by Meyer Turku for German TUI Cruises. (more…)

Mein Schiff 1 Floated Out at Meyer Turku

Friday, September 29th, 2017

The new Mein Schiff 1, the first in the next generation of TUI Cruises ships, was floated out at Meyer Turku on Friday. The newbuild takes the design to the next level, and is 20 meters longer than the previous generation of Mein Schiff ships built in Finland. (

Construction of LNG-powered cruise ship Costa Smeralda begins at Meyer Turku shipyard

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Artist impression of the new dual-fuel LNG ship Costa Smeralda (Courtesy of Costa Cruises)The steel cutting ceremony for the first of two Costa Cruises ships to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) was held today 13.9.2017 at Meyer Turku shipyard, Finland. The ship will sail to the seas in October 2019 with a sister ship following in 2021. (more…)

Meyer Turku to more than double investments to 185 million euros

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Meyer Turku shipyard is more than doubling investments from previously published 75 million euros to 185 million euros. The new investments include a new plate cutting line, a new profile cutting line and a new panel line to the steel halls of the shipyard. (more…)

Mein Schiff 6 Delivered to TUI Cruises

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Meyer Turku has delivered to the new Mein Schiff 6 to TUI Cruises during a handover ceremony at the Finnish shipyard. “We are very happy about the delivery of Mein Schiff 6 which was on time and in excellent quality. With this ship we can again deliver the high TUI Cruises standard to our passengers and exceed it with fine tunings and small surprises,” said TUI Cruises CEO Wybcke Meier. (

TUI: Getting Ready for Mein Schiff 6

Monday, May 8th, 2017

While TUI Cruises is getting ready to take delivery of Mein Schiff 6 from the Meyer Turku shipyard, the full crew has arrived onboard. Of the 1,030 crew members, 70 percent come from the other TUI ships, the company said in a prepared statement. (

New Mein Schiff 1 & 2 construction is taking major milestones

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Mein Schiff 5  (Photo courtesy Port of Kiel)TUI Cruises and Meyer Turku shipyard have jointly designed the New Mein Schiff 1 & 2 to be an evolution on the successful foundation of Mein Schiff 6. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Reveals New ‘Icon Class’ Cruise Ships with Cleaner Emissions

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Royal Caribbean’s next class of cruise ship will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and introduce the use of fuel cell technology to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (

Carnival Corporation orders two new cruise ships for Carnival Cruise Line and one new cruise ship for P&O Cruises

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Carnival Corporation & plc signed a memorandum of agreement with leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku to deliver three additional next-generation cruise ships that will be fully powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the cleanest burning fossil fuel in the world. (more…)

Meyer Turku Invests in New Facilities

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Meyer Turku shipyard has enlarged its investment package with a new steel storage and pre-treatment facility. This is already a third large scale investment announced this year from Meyer Turku, the previous oens being a new Gantry crane and a new modernized Cabin Factory. (

The production of a new generation of Mein Schiff ships started at Turku shipyard

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

The production of a new generation of Mein Schiff ships started today at Meyer Turku shipyard, Finland, with the steel cutting ceremony. The new Mein Schiff 1, NB-1392, will be around 20 meters longer than the previous Mein Schiff ships and will have space for additional 180 cabins. (more…)

TUI Cruises takes delivery of Mein Schiff 5 from Meyer Turku 10 days ahead of schedule

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Mein Schiff 3  (Photo courtesy Port of Kiel)Today, (June 20) ten days ahead of schedule, TUI Cruises took delivery of Mein Schiff 5 from the Meyer Turku shipyard. Wybcke Meier and Frank Kuhlmann, CEO and CFO of TUI Cruises, together with Dr. Jan Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku Oy shipyard, marked the occasion with invited guests at the handing-over ceremony. (more…)

Meyer family establishes foundations to secure long-term and stable ownership for Meyer shipyards in Finland and Germany

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

The Meyer family is building ships since 221 years. Ever since, the family company’s success relied on a long-term approach that aimed to develop the technology, advance the skill-set of employees, and reinvest profits.

Keel Laid for Cruise ship Mein Schiff 6

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Following old traditions of the shipyard coins were placed under the keel block to bring luck for the ship. Representatives of TUI Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Meyer Turku and the classification society Det Norske Veritas, invited guests, and members of the press joined the event. (

Meyer Turku Celebrates the Float-out of Mein Schiff 5

Friday, January 15th, 2016

On Friday 15 January, Meyer Turku Shipyard floated out the first ship being contracted and built totally under the ownership of the Meyer family. (more…)

TUI Cruises orders two ships at Meyer Turku

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Mein Schiff 4 at cruise terminal Ostseekai, Port of KielTUI Cruises GmbH and Meyer Turku Oy signed an agreement for two cruise ships. This order further strengthens the order book of the shipyard, which contains now a high work load until the year 2020. (more…)

Keel laying of TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 5 and start of production for Mein Schiff 6 at Meyer Turku

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

On 23 June 2015, the keel of Mein Schiff 5 was laid at Meyer Turku shipyard’s drydock. Before the keel-laying ceremony, the start of production of the sister ship Mein Schiff 6 took place in the shipyard’s construction hall. (more…)

Odo-CBR Commentary: Could unallocated Carnival ships from Turku go to China?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Carnival Corporation & plc said that the two 180,000 gross ton LNG powered ships it had ordered from Meyer Werft in Papenburg will enter service with AIDA Cruises in Germany, while two similar vessels from Meyer Turku would be allocated to a brand later. (

Carnival Corporation Finalizes Contract to build four LNG powered ships. Two for AIDA at Meyer Werft

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced it has signed a multi-billion dollar contract to build four next-generation cruise ships with the largest guest capacity in the world. (more…)

Royal Caribbean rumoured to talk of orders with Meyer Turku

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL), the world’s second largest cruise shipping group, is in talks with Meyer Turku Shipyard about significant new orders, a Finnish media report said. (

Meyer acquires remaining 30% of Turku shipyard shares

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Meyer Werft, the privately owned German shipbuilder, has acquired the remaining 30% of the shares in Meyer Turku Shipyard it does not already own, the Finnish shipbuilder said in a statement. (

Meyer’s newly acquired Turku shipyard to build two Carnival ships

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Meyer Werft, the privately owned German shipbuilder that signed a strategic agreement with Carnival Corp & plc, the world’s largest cruise shipping group today, will share the four ships allocated to it between its yards in Papenburg, Germany and Turku, Finland. (

Meyer Turku Shipyard begins steel work on Mein Schiff 5

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Meyer Turku Shipyard, the Finnish shipbuilder controlled in the Meyer Werft group that is based in Germany, has started work on the 99,500 gross ton Mein Schiff 5 for Hamburg based TUI Cruises. (

Meyer Turku and TUI Cruises celebrates the float out of Mein Schiff 4

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Meyer Turku Oy, which changed ownership only three weeks earlier, floated out the cruise ship Mein Schiff 4. (