TUI Cruises takes delivery of Mein Schiff 5 from Meyer Turku 10 days ahead of schedule

Mein Schiff 3  (Photo courtesy Port of Kiel)Today, (June 20) ten days ahead of schedule, TUI Cruises took delivery of Mein Schiff 5 from the Meyer Turku shipyard. Wybcke Meier and Frank Kuhlmann, CEO and CFO of TUI Cruises, together with Dr. Jan Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku Oy shipyard, marked the occasion with invited guests at the handing-over ceremony.

In the early afternoon of June 21, 2016 the ropes will be cut. Mein Schiff 5 and her complement of approximately 1,000 crew members will then set sail for Kiel, the first German port of call where she will finally dock on June 23, 2016.

“Although this is already our third new build, it’s still incredibly exciting to see a new ship grow from the first steel cutting to the finishing interior touches. In a good two-year construction period, countless people have dedicated themselves to turning ten million components into our ship. We are looking forward to finally putting Mein Schiff 5 into service in mid-July,” Wybcke Meier says.

“We had the unique opportunity to build on the high standard and success of Mein Schiff 3 and Mein Schiff 4 to further perfect this series of ships with Mein Schiff 5. We are immensely proud of the result. This is in no small measure due to the trust and excellent cooperation with TUI Cruises,” Dr. Jan Meyer adds.

Mein Schiff 5 – The Evolution
As with the entire Mein Schiff fleet, the focus on Mein Schiff 5 is on well-being and spaciousness. But there are plenty of new features to discover as well: for example the Japanese restaurant Hanami – by Tim Raue that offers a tempting menu created by the two-Michelin-starred chef from Berlin. In the ‘Schmankerl – Entspannt genießen’ restaurant, guests can enjoy Austrian specialties in a relaxing atmosphere. On Deck 14, the ‘Lagune‘, a further outdoor pool, invites passengers to take a dip. And in the reception area on Deck 3, guests can enjoy a completely redesigned space with Thalia reading lounge and Nespresso Bar.

Together with the Meyer Turku shipyard, TUI Cruises has again placed strong emphasis on eco-friendly technologies. The tried-and-tested combined exhaust after-treatment system that uses a desulfurization unit with catalytic converters significantly minimizes the emission levels of Mein Schiff 5. This technology allows sulfur emissions to be reduced by approximately 99 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by around 75 percent. Energy consumption is a further 4 percent lower than on the sister ship Mein Schiff 3. State-of-the-art technologies thus make Mein Schiff 5 one of the most energy-efficient ships in its class worldwide.

(Meyer Turku Oy)