Mein Schiff 5 Cruise Ship, Malta
Mein Schiff 5 is a feel-good / well-being cruise liner being built by Meyer Turku Shipyard (formerly STX Finland Terku) in Finland for TUI Cruises, a joint-venture between TUI and Royal Caribbean Cruises.
The vessel's construction began in November 2014, the keel-laying ceremony was held in June 2015, and the outfitting phase commenced in January 2016. It is scheduled to be christened in July 2016, with its maiden voyage scheduled for the same month.
Mein Schiff 5 will replace the Mein Schiff 1 cruise ship, while its sister ship, Mein Schiff 6, will replace the Mein Schiff 2 in 2017.
The construction of the two new vessels is being funded by a bank syndicate, including KfW IPEX-Bank, UniCredit, and an undisclosed European commercial bank.
Mein Schiff 5 design
Resembling her sister ships Mein Schiff 3 and Mein Schiff 4, the cruise ship will measure approximately 295m in length and 35.8m at its widest point. It will have a draught of 8m and weigh 99,500t.
Environmentally friendly features
The cruise ship is being constructed using innovative and environmentally friendly technologies to meet the latest technological standards. It will consume approximately 30% less energy compared to cruise liners of a similar size.
The ship will use a combined exhaust gas cleaning system, integrating a scrubber and a catalytic converter, to reduce sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions by approximately 99% and 75% respectively.
Accommodation on Mein Schiff 5
Mein Schiff 5 will feature 15 passenger decks comprising 1,267 passenger cabins, of which 127 will be inside, 97 will be outside, 963 will have a balcony, 64 will be junior suites, and 16 will be theme suites.
Two cabins will be wheelchair-accessible, and deck 3 and deck 9 will each feature four barrier-free cabins.
The vessel will be able to accommodate 2,534 guests in its double-bed configuration, in addition to approximately 1,000 crew members.
Suites and cabins on board Mein Schiff 5
The Theme suites situated on deck 10 will be the largest on the ship, featuring a 54m² living space and a 15m² veranda.
The Diamond suites on deck six will have an area of 47m² each in addition to a large outdoor area. The Junior suites on deck 10 will provide 26m² of living space and an 8m² balcony.
Covering approximately 40m², The Sun & Sky suites on deck 14 will feature 29m² roof terraces for sunbathing.
The Premium cabins on decks 7-11 will offer a 30m² veranda and 17m² of living space. Deck six will provide 25m² family cabins with 15m² balconies.
The Kombi Balcony cabins on deck 7 will feature 9m² large balconies and 17m² living spaces. The spa balcony cabins, which will provide a living space of approximately 17m² and a 5m² balcony, will be located near the spa and sauna area on deck 11.
Cabins with 5m²-7m² large balconies will be located on decks 6-11, while the 29 m²-44m² family cabins will be located on decks 7-9.
Offering a 17m² personal space, the spacious outside cabins will be situated on decks 3 and 8, while the 17m² modern interior cabins of the cruise ship will be situated on deck 3, and decks 6 to 11.
Mein Schiff 5 facilities
The cruise ship will offer a high-quality theatre, an outdoor pool, a sauna, extensive sports areas, a kids club, a baby room, sun decks, indoor cycling areas, shopping arcades, conference rooms, a casino, and a hospital.
It will also feature 13 restaurants and bistros, 13 bars and lounges, and a bakery.
Mein Schiff 5 propulsion details
Mein Schiff 5 will be powered by a 28,000kW diesel-electric engine and propellers supplied by Rolls Royce. The vessel's maximum speed will be 21.7kts.
Contractors involved with TUI Cruises' new cruise ship
TTS Marine has been contracted to provide a total of 40 items, including shell doors, platforms, covers, elevators and gangways, as well as luggage and provision side loading systems for the vessel.
R&M will carry out turnkey outfitting of the vessel's provision area, the HVAC rooms, the crew mess room, the reception, and the X-lounge on deck 14.
The on-board casino be installed by Century Casinos, while Martin Audio will equip the vessel with its proprietary CDD Series audio system.