Posts Tagged ‘Meyer Werft’

Royal Caribbean International Celebrates Steel Cutting and Reveals Name of Newest Ship For China: Spectrum of the Seas

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Excitement was in the air today (August 15, 2017) at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, as Royal Caribbean International marked the official start of construction by cutting the first piece of steel for its new Quantum Ultra ship. (more…)

Disney Cruise Line to Build Seventh New Ship at Meyer Werft

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced plans today (July 15) at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., to add a seventh ship to Disney Cruise Line’s award-winning fleet, giving families even more opportunities to create magical memories at sea and visit spectacular destinations around the globe. (more…)

P&O Cruises Asks Cruise Critic Members to Help Name New Ship

Monday, July 10th, 2017

P&O Cruises has launched a competition to name its newest ship — and “expects great ideas” from Cruise Critic members. As well seeing the name on the side of the new ship — which launces in spring 2020 — the winner will get two VIP tickets to attend the naming ceremony. (

AIDAnova will be the first ship of the next AIDA generation from Papenburg

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

On 31 May, 2017, at 6:00 pm, one of the best-kept secrets of the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg was lifted: a spectacular graffiti surprise revealed the name of the first ship of the first generation that can run on LNG (liquefied natural gas) with nearly zero emissions.

AIDA 2018 Newbuild to be Named AIDAnova

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

The 2018 newbuild for AIDA Cruises from Meyer Werft will carry the name AIDAnova, according to a press release from the German line. (

Norwegian Bliss’ keel laying ceremony held at Meyer Werft in Germany

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line and Meyer Werft today, May 24,2017, celebrated the keel laying of Norwegian Bliss at the yard’s state of the art facility in Papenburg, Germany. (more…)

Norwegian Cruise Line Takes Delivery Of Norwegian Joy, the First Purpose-built Ship For China

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The Norwegian Joy (Courtesy Meyer Werft / Norwegian Cruise Line)Norwegian Cruise Line today took delivery of Norwegian Joy, the brand’s fifteenth ship and the first custom-designed for the Chinese cruise market, from Meyer Werft during an on board ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany. (more…)

Want a ‘sneak peak’ at Saga’s new ship? New cruise includes tour of Meyer Werft shipyard

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The new Saga's cruise vessel (Artist impression, courtesy Saga - Feb. 2017)Saga Sapphire guests can take a ‘sneak peak’ at Saga’s new cruise ship which is under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, near Hamburg. (more…)

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Joy Completes Conveyance to the Sea

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-made ship for the Chinese cruise market, Norwegian Joy, has completed its journey along the River Ems from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to the Netherlands. (

Meyer Werft announces River Conveyance of Norwegian Joy

Friday, March 24th, 2017

The Norwegian Joy (Artist impression courtesy NCL)The new cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line (USA), the Norwegian Joy, will probably leave Papenburg on Sunday, 26 March 2017 to be conveyed on the river Ems to Eemshaven (Netherlands). (more…)

ALMACO Group delivering catering areas onboard first newbuild for Saga Cruises at Meyer Werft

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The new Saga's cruise vessel (Artist impression, courtesy Saga - Feb. 2017)ALMACO announced today that it has been contracted to build the catering areas onboard the first newbuild ship for Saga Cruises at Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. (more…)

ALMACO Group to deliver Provision Stores for first LNG-powered cruise vessels from AIDA Cruises built by Meyer Werft

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

ALMACO Group announced that German shipyard Meyer Werft has awarded the company the newbuilding contract for Provision Stores and Fast Thawing Chambers for the next ship generation of AIDA Cruises, which are expected to be delivered end of 2018 and 2021. (more…)

Norwegian Joy to leave building dock

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

On 4 March 2017 the 168.800 gt cruise ship Norwegian Joy will float out of Meyer Werft’s covered building dock II. (more…)

Start of construction of the first LNG cruise ship in the world at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg for AIDA Cruises

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

On February 21, 2017, a new age dawned for the cruise shipping sector at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. AIDA President Felix Eichhorn and Meyer Werft Director Bernard Meyer performed the symbolic first steel cutting for the world’s first cruise ship that can be run completely on liquid natural gas (LNG). (more…)

Genting Hong Kong Announces Keel Laying For World Dream, 2nd New Ship For Asian Luxury Cruise Line, Dream Cruises

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Executives from Genting Hong Kong and Meyer Werft shipyard celebrated the keel laying of World Dream, the second new ship for Asian luxury cruise line, Dream Cruises, during a special event held in Papenburg, Germany on Tuesday, January 10. (more…)

Steel cutting for Norwegian Bliss. The construction of a cruise liner specially developed for Alaska begins

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The Norwegian Bliss at Seattle (Artist impression courtesy NCL)The steel cutting of the vessel with yard number S.707 at MEYER WERFT in Papenburg marks the start of the construction of a further cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line. (more…)

Genting Dream delivered to Dream Cruises

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The Genting Dream  (Courtesy Meyer Werft)Today in Bremerhaven, Meyer Werft handed over the new cruise ship Genting Dream (151,300 GT) to the Asian cruise operator company Dream Cruises. (more…)

Unique Dynamic Lighting system by Wärtsilä Funa creates a special look for Dream Cruise’s stunning new cruise ship

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

The Genting Dream (Artist impression courtesy Dream Cruises)Wärtsilä is supplying a special external lighting system for a new cruise ship currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The 150,000 GRT vessel, the “Genting Dream”, has been ordered by Dream Cruises, part of Genting Hong Kong, a global leisure company, based in Asia. (more…)

Genting Hong Kong Announces the River Conveyance of Genting Dream

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Genting Hong Kong announced the official river conveyance of Genting Dream, the newest ship for the Dream Cruises line, that began on Sunday, September 18 in Papenburg, Germany. (more…)

Photos: Genting Dream Begins Conveyance

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Dream Cruises’ new Genting Dream left Meyer Werft shipyard recently and started its journey on the Ems river. The ship will start revenue service for Dream in Asia this coming November, and is the first ship for the new brand owned by Genting Hong Kong. (

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…)

Huge Purpose-Built Chinese Cruise Ship Genting Dream Floated Out

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

The Genting Dream (Artist impression courtesy Dream Cruises)Dream Cruises first ever cruise ship has floated out of its construction hall in Germany for the last fitting out phase. Genting Dream began floating out at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany at around 2:00 PM local time today (19 Aug.). (

German cruise newbuilding expands

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Meyer WerftAll eyes are on cruise ships in Germany following the creation of a second major newbuilding group alongside Meyer Werft. (

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.

Ovation Of The Seas Joins Royal Caribbean International Family

Friday, April 8th, 2016

There’s a new member of the Royal Caribbean family as the global cruise line officially took delivery of its 24th ship, Ovation of the Seas, in a ceremony held today in Bremerhaven, Germany. (more…)

Keel laying ceremony for the Norwegian Joy

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

The Norwegian Joy (Artist impression courtesy NCL)Work has begun on the first building phase for the latest member of the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. Directors of the American shipping company were joined by representatives of Meyer Werft for the keel laying ceremony on 5 April 2016. (more…)

River Conveyance of Ovation of the Seas

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Royal Caribbean International’s new Ovation of the Seas has begun its conveyance down the Ems River.

Disney Cruise Line Announces Two New Ships

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

The Walt Disney Company announced plans today to build two additional cruise ships, each of them showcasing the immersive family entertainment, enchanting storytelling and unparalleled service that only Disney can deliver. (more…)

First steel cut for a new Dream Cruises Ship

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

The Genting Dream (Rendering courtesy Dream Cruises)The first piece of steel was cut at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany for the construction of the second ship with the construction number S. 712 for Asian operator Dream Cruises. (more…)

Construction Countdown: Ovation of the Seas Nears Completion in Germany

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas is currently under construction at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Watch to see how the construction process is coming along on the third Quantum class ship.

Saga confirms first contract with Meyer is firm order

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

The new Saga's cruise vessel (Artist impression, courtesy Saga / Meyer Werft)Saga plc, the British lifestyle company that focuses on those over the age of 50, said the final contract has been signed with Meyer Werft shipyard for the delivery of a 55,900 gross ton cruise ship in 2019. (

Laying the keel for Genting Dream

Friday, December 4th, 2015

The Genting Dream (Rendering courtesy Dream Cruises)The Meyer Werft in Papenburg has now also officially laid the keel for the cruise ship Genting Dream with yard number S.711 in the covered building dock II. (more…)