German-based TUI Cruises which is owned by Royal Caribbean has ordered two mega Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) powered cruise ships from the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The new class vessels will be the largest ever for TUI.
Two New TUI Cruise Ships Ordered
It has been a busy week for new cruise ship orders and the complete it Royal Caribbean owned TUI Cruises in Germany has ordered two huge ships. The order is with Fincantieri and they will be constructed at the popular Monfalcone shipyard in Italy.
These will be the largest ever for the German cruise line at an impressive 161,000 gross tons. They will be delivered in 2024 and 2026.
Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises, stated:
“With the new class of ships we are responding to the wishes of our guests and creating offerings that will also inspire new cruise passengers. As with the other ships in the fleet, the passenger/space ratio remains generous”
“The decision to run the two additional low-emission new builds is a logical continuation of our environmental strategy”.
The ships will be among the largest in Europe rivaling P&O Cruises in the UK, Aida Cruises in Germany, MSC Cruises and Italian based Costa Cruises. At the moment TUI has 7 vessels in the fleet with now another 4 on the way including Mein Schiff 2 coming in 2019 and Mein Schiff 7 in 2023. Those ships will be 111,500 gross tons and delivered by Myer Turku in Finland.
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The cruise line will reveal further details about the ships in the future and Cruise Hive will be around to keep readers informed.