Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland said it has laid the keel of Mein Schiff 2, which will be a sister ship to the 111,500gross ton Mein Schiff 1, which will be delivered from Meyer Turku shipyard in the spring of 2018.
Both ships are based on a very successful Mein Schiff 6 and evolved from there with many improvements and new features for the guests to enjoy. Mein Schiff 2 will be 20 metres longer, at 315 metres, than Mein Schiff 6.
TUI Cruises CEOs Wybcke Meier and Frank Kuhlmann were present at the keel laying and were one of the VIP guests to fix lucky coins under the keel of the ship.
“It is always great to visit the shipyard and to see the progress with our coming ships. With new Mein Schiff 1 and 2 we will get two great new ships to lead our fleet in the coming years. We are very happy to see how these ships are taking form”, CEO Meier notes.
For Meyer Turku shipyard the keel laying of new Mein Schiff 2 takes place in the middle of a very visible investment as the parts of the new 1,200 tons goliath gantry crane are being moved at the shoreline to be ready for an eventual lifting starting on week 41.