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Mein Schiff 1 launched at Meyer Turku shipyard

Mein Schiff 1, the next generation cruise ship for TUI Cruises, has taken another milestone with the completion of its assembly from giant blocks and its floating out from Meyer Turku’s dry dock for further interior outfitting before delivery. This marks another important step to bringing the many improvements that are coming with New Mein Schiff 1 & 2 to reality.

New Mein Schiff 1 is an evolution of the successful Mein Schiff 6. She will be 20 meters longer (315 m) than her predecessor, which allowed for substantial redesign and further improvement of the interior spaces. The delivery will be in spring 2018.

"With the new Mein Schiff 1, TUI Cruises creates a whole new ship generation in its fleet. She is based on our existing newbuilds, which we have again developed and supplemented with new attractions. We can now see these improvements come to life and cannot wait to show them to our passengers,” CEO of TUI Cruises, Wybcke Meier comments.

“So far we could only see the design developments of New Mein Schiff 1 in parts or in our computer renderings. But to see them in reality is always again fascinating. Even more exciting is that we are in parallel rebuilding and modernizing the shipyard with new recruitments and our investments. A concrete sign is the preparations for the erection of our new gantry crane. This complicated heavy lifting procedure will start right away after New Mein Schiff 1 has left the dock.”, notes Meyer Turku CEO Jan Meyer.

New Mein Schiff 1 is already a fifth ship (starting from Mein Schiff 3 in 2014) built by Meyer Turku shipyard for German TUI Cruises.

New Mein Schiff 1 will have her name giving in Hamburg on the 11th of May 2018 and begin operating shortly afterwards.