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Meyer Turku delivers TUI Cruises' methanol-ready Mein Schiff 7

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Mein Schiff 7 will run exclusively on low sulfur fuel and is capable of using methanol
Meyer Turku handed over TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 7, the first methanol-ready vessel the yard has built.

It is also the seventh ship Meyer Turku has built for TUI Cruises.

And it will be the first in the Mein Schiff fleet to run exclusively on low-emission marine diesel (with maximum sulfur content of 0.1%). The ship has a shore power connection and is equipped with catalytic converters. It is capable of running on methanol which, with the green methanol of the future, will make its propulsion power almost carbon-neutral.

The 111,500gt Mein Schiff 7 has capacity for 2,894 passengers. It measures 316 meters/1,037 feet. The registry is Malta.

Delivery signing

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At Mein Schiff's handover, from left, Meyer Turku's Head of Projects Tom Degerman and CEO Tim Meyer with TUI Cruises CEO Wybcke Meier and CFO Frank Kuhlmann

'Ten years ago we acquired our first Blu Motion class ship here in Turku, and by 2019 we had built a total of six vessels,' TUI Cruises CEO Wybcke Meier said. She thanked Meyer Turku for the 'excellent cooperation.'

Meyer Turku CEO Tim Meyer noted the steel-cutting ceremony had taken place June 14, 2022 and expressed pride in the 'longstanding and close cooperation' that made the delivery possible less than two years later. 

Also attending the handover were Tom Degerman, head of projects for Meyer Turku, and TUI Cruises CFO Frank Kuhlmann. 

June 12 Kiel debut

Mein Schiff 7 will now depart for Kiel, where the first passengers are scheduled to embark June 12.