Posts Tagged ‘Meyer Werft’

Saga Cruises expands fleet with second new build ship

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The new Saga's cruise vessel (Artist impression, courtesy Saga - Feb. 2017) (Click to enlarge)Saga Cruises has today confirmed plans to extend its fleet of new build ships with a second new cruise ship. Spirit of Adventure is expected to be delivered in Summer 2020, joining the Spirit of Discovery which sails in July 2019. (more…)

AIDAnova: First engine room module on Neptune shipyard finished

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

AIDANovaToday, Thursday, September 21, 2017, an AIDAnova module has been released into the water for the first time at the Neptun shipyard in Rostock, which belongs to the Meyer Group. This is the first of two floating parts, so-called Floating Engine Room Units (FERU), which was placed onto the Warnow river with a special lowering device. (more…)

Crowds gather for unveiling of giant World Dream cruise ship as it navigates tiny river on its maiden voyage through the German countryside

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

A giant, brightly painted cruise ship has been seen looming above the German countryside, sending herds of perplexed sheep running as it made its seemingly impossible journey down a narrow river. (

Genting Cruise Lines Begins River Conveyance of World Dream

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Genting Cruise Lines announced the official river conveyance of World Dream, the newest ship for the Dream Cruises fleet. (more…)

Keel-laying of AIDAnova at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

New LNG-powered cruise ship starts to take shape. This is Carnival Corporation’s first vessel in a new series of extremely environmentally friendly ships with reduced emissions. (more…)

Genting Cruise Lines Celebrates Float Out Of Dream Cruises’ New Ship, World Dream, at Meyer Werft

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Genting Cruise Lines celebrated the float out of its newest cruise ship, Dream Cruises’ World Dream, on Saturday, 26 August  at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. This milestone also marked the unveiling of World Dream’s new hull artwork by renowned London-based, Shanghainese artist, Jacky Tsai. (more…)

Dream Cruises’ World Dream leaves the building dock at Meyer Werft

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

The second cruise ship for Dream Cruises, the World Dream, will leave MEYER WERFT’s covered building dock on Saturday, 26 August 2017. Extensive tests of the safety systems have been carried out in recent weeks, together with machine and equipment trials as well as interior completion. (more…)

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…)