The 315mtr newbuild is an evolution of Mein Schiff 6 and 20mtr longer than her predecessor, which has allowed for substantial redesign and further improvement of the interior space, said the builder.
Delivery is scheduled for 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,' said ceo Wybcke Meier.
'So far we could only see the designs of New Mein Schiff 1 in part or in computer renderings, but to see them in reality is always fascinating,' commented shipyard ceo Jan Meyer.
'Even more exciting is that we are in parallel rebuilding and modernizing the shipyard with new recruits and investment. A concrete sign is the preparations for the erection of our new gantry crane. This complicated heavy lifting procedure will start after New Mein Schiff 1 has left the dock.,' he noted.
New Mein Schiff 1 is the fifth cruise ship built by Meyer Turku shipyard for TUI.
The vessel will be named in Hamburg on May 11, 2018.