TUI Cruises to Order Mein Schiff 7 from Meyer Turku
German cruise line TUI Cruises has reached an agreement with Finland’s shipbuilder Meyer Turku for the construction of a new cruise ship, to be named Mein Schiff 7.
Scheduled to be delivered from the yard in 2023, the new vessel would be based on the design of New Mein Schiff 1 and 2.
The parties informed that the agreement is still subject to financing, which is now being worked on with the banks and Finnvera.
“We are very thankful that TUI Cruises is entrusting us with building another ship to their fleet of modern and beautiful Mein Schiffs,” Jan Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku, said.
“It will bring further good work to Turku shipyard as well as the Finnish maritime cluster. This is what we are preparing for with our recruitments and investments,” Meyer added. https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/243984/tui-cruises-to-order-mein-schiff-7-from-meyer-turku/
Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has ordered two combined freight and passenger vessels (RoPax) for its Baltic routes.
The ships, intended for DFDS’ six ferry routes, will be built by Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) at its Nansha Yard in China.
Expected to be delivered in Q1 and Q3 2021, the two newbuilds will each carry 4,500 lane meters of freight and passenger vehicles as well as 600 passengers.
The company said it will pay DKK 1.8 billion (around USD 296 million) for the two ships during the period from ordering to delivery in 2021. Both ships are planned to be deployed on one of the routes connecting Lithuania with either Sweden or Germany. The deployment in 2021 is planned to be a catalyst for a reallocation of ships in the Baltic route network ultimately increasing the network’s total freight capacity by around 30%, according to the company.