A month after the successful delivery of New Mein Schiff 1, the next ship in line, new Mein Schiff 2, has been today floated out at Meyer Turku shipyard. New Mein Schiff 2 will be delivered to the customer, German TUI Cruises, early next year. The timetable for the construction of the ship shows how Turku shipyard has already been ramping up the production volume to meet the increasing demands from the order book.
“Our block production capacity is already up on the level with previous high from 2010, when the shipyard was building Allure of the Seas. Ramping up the production at the same time as we are implementing an investment program of 200 million euros has not been a simple task. Still, as the saying at the shipyard says, if it was simple, anybody could do it and that would not be good either," CEO of Meyer Turku Jan Meyer comments.
The float out of New Mein Schiff 2 marks the beginning of the final stage of the ship’s construction. After the weekend she will float at the outfitting pier of the shipyard, where she will be finalized for delivery.
“Our new Mein Schiff 1 has successfully completed her first cruises and has been very well received by our guests. Our new generation of ships meets our expectations completely. We are looking very much forward to taking with new Mein Schiff 2 a sister ship into service very soon," says Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises.
New Mein Schiff 2 will be a sister ship to already delivered New Mein Schiff 1, with added length of 20 meters from the previous ships in the series. After the delivery of New Mein Schiff 2, TUI Cruise’s whole fleet will be built at Turku shipyard.