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MEYER Group Unveils Futuristic Cruise Ship Concepts

Mike Schuler
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April 3, 2023

Cruise ship builder MEYER Group revealed its vision for the future of cruise ships, presenting innovative concept designs and groundbreaking technology for sustainability.

This year, MEYER WERFT will deliver the Silver Nova to Silversea Cruises, featuring a low-emission fuel system and energy-efficient design, surpassing the International Maritime Organization’s Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirements by 25%. The vessel will also utilize a fuel cell system developed through a multi-year research project.

Two more innovative ships are under construction at MEYER TURKU: Icon of the Seas, set to be the largest cruise ship in the world, and Mein Schiff 7, designed to run on methanol and green methanol for near climate-neutral operation. The ships boast unique design features, such as a horizontal layout, asymmetrical design, and expansive glass for unprecedented openness.

Looking further ahead, MEYER Group showcased its “Reverse” concept, a vision for cruise ships in 2100. Featuring aerodynamic design, urban gardening areas, drone landing pads, and modular manufacturing methods, the concept relies on renewable energy sources such as wave, solar, and wind power. The futuristic vessel is also designed for more sustainable materials and efficient energy use.

The designs were unveiled last week at the global Seatrade cruise trade fair held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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