Costa’s New Flagship Postponed at Meyer Turku

Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku is postponing delivery of Costa Cruise's new flagship vessel, the LNG-powered Costa Smeralda, by one month, the shipbuilder said in a statement.  Meyer Turku attributes the delay to difficulties with the ship's LNG propulsion and other sophisticated technologies onboard, combined with its large size. Under the new timeline, Meyer Turku … [Read more...]

TUI Cruises Orders New Ship at Meyer Turku

TUI Cruises, part of Europe's largest tourism group TUI Group, announced plans on Monday to order a newbuild cruise ship to be built at the Finnish Meyer Turku shipyard. The newbuild, named Mein Schiff 7, will be identical to the new Mein Schiff 1 and new Mein Schiff 2, planned for delivery from Meyer Turku in 2018 and 2019, with a capacity for up to 2,894 passengers and … [Read more...]

Carnival Begins Construction on First Fully LNG-Powered Cruise Ship

German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has laid the keel for the first of Carnival Corporation's seven new next-generation cruise ships that will be fully-powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The steel block for the cruise ship AIDAnova (S.696) was laid during a ceremony on Tuesday at Meyer Werft's covered building dock in Papenburg, Germany. AIDAnova is the first of two … [Read more...]

Royal Caribbean Orders Two Large, LNG-Powered Cruise Ships at Finnish Shipyard Meyer Turku

Miami-based cruise giant Royal Caribbean Cruises has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland for two LNG-powered cruise ships. The approximately 200,000 gross ton cruise ships are expected to be delivered in 2022 and 2024. The ships, under the project name "icon", will also use fuel cells as a clean and efficient means for generating … [Read more...]

Meyer Turku Delivers Mein Schiff 5 Ahead of Schedule

Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku on Monday delivered the cruise ship Mein Schiff 5 to TUI Cruises a full ten days ahead of schedule.  Construction of the vessel began in November 2014 shortly after the Turku shipyard, formerly part of STX Finland, was acquired by State of Finland and German shipbuilder Meyer Werft. The order for Mein Schiff 5 - and Mein Schiff 6 - was … [Read more...]