World’s First Fully LNG-Powered Cruise Ship Delivered in Germany

Carnival Corporation has taken delivery of the world's first cruise ship to be fully powered by cleaner-burning liquified natural gas both at sea and in port. The ship, AIDAnova, joins the fleet of AIDA Cruises, Germany‚Äôs leading cruise line. Delivery took place Wednesday during a celebration in Bremerhaven, Germany. Constructed by Meyer Werft at its Papenburg shipyard, … [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...]

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...]

WATCH: Ovation of the Seas Float Out

Royal Caribbean's next 168,666-ton Quantum-class cruise ship Ovation of the Seas was floated out of Meyer Werft's covered building dock II on Thursday. The cruise ship has been under construction at the yard in Papenburg, Germany for just 18 months and recently has undergone extensive tests, interior work and machinery trials. The cruise ship will now undergo more … [Read more...]