“Mein Schiff 7” from Meyer Turku has water under its keel

Caption: "Mein Schiff 7" (© Meyer Turku)

“Mein Schiff 7” is afloat. Tui Cruises’ next cruise ship has been launched at the Finnish subsidiary shipyard of the Papenburg-based Meyer Group.

The ” Mein Schiff 7 ” was brought to the fitting-out berth at the weekend, where the now completed hull will be fitted out over the next six months, Meyer Turku announced.

The opening of the building dock valves in the snowy landscape was marked by a traditional firing of a cannon. “Meyer Turku and TUI Cruises have a long history together, and the Mein Schiff series is one of the cruise industry’s success stories,” said Tim Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku.

Mein Schiff 7 is the last sister ship in the series for the shipyard. But not for the shipping company. The ” Mein Schiff 8 ” is already under construction at the Italian shipyard group Fincantieri.

“Mein Schiff 7” with methanol equipment

For Tim Meyer, however, the end of the series does not mean that “we have lost our ambition, quite the opposite: with ‘Mein Schiff 7’, we are building the first ship with a built-in methanol function at the Meyer Turku shipyard. This is a big step forward in our ambition to take a leading role in the green transformation of the industry.”

Mein Schiff von Meyer Turku
“Mein Schiff 7” (© Meyer Turku)

The ship is powered by low-emission marine diesel (sulphur content: 0.1%) and is equipped with SCR catalytic converters (nitrogen oxide reduction: -75%) and a shore power connection. This ensures almost emission-free ship operation during port laytime (around 40% of operating time).

In order to achieve even more efficient waste processing, the newbuild will be equipped with an innovative system that can shred organic waste through thermal treatment and prepare it for further use on land.

Mein Schiff 7

  • Client: TUI Cruises
  • Shipyard: Meyer Turku
  • Commissioning: 2024
  • Length: 315.7 m
  • Width: 35.8 m
  • Draft: approx. 8 m
  • Measurement: 111,500 GT
  • Number of decks: 15
  • Flag: Malta
  • Cabins: 1,447
  • Number of guests: 2,894 (double occupancy)
  • Crew: approx. 1,000

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