TUI Cruises is set to make another new ship order official with Meyer Turku, as Mein Schiff 7 will be delivered in 2023.
The ship is reportedly a sister to the new Mein Schiff 1, so it would have capacity for 2,900 guests and measure 110,000 tons.
The new pair of Mein Schiff 1 and 2 vessels are being built at Meyer Turku at a cost of $625 million each, with deliveries in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
TUI Cruises and Meyer Turku have agreed to build a Mein Schiff 7 with delivery in 2023, which is based on the design of the new Mein Schiff 1 and 2. The agreement is still subject to financing, which is now being worked on with the banks and Finnvera.
”We are very thankful that TUI Cruises is entrusting us with building another ship to their fleet of modern and beautiful Mein Schiffs. It will bring further good work to Turku shipyard as well as the Finnish maritime cluster. This is what we are preparing for with our recruitments and investments,” said Jan Meyer, CEO, Meyer Turku.
Mein Schiff 1 in dock. (Photo by John Pagni)