Specialized and Demanding Cruise and RoPax Ferries

MEYER TURKU is a well-known and reliable partner for designing and building innovative, tailor-made cruise vessels and ferries according to the customer’s needs. The ships built in Turku shipyard are known to be the safest, most environmentally friendly, comfortable, reliable and energy efficient in the industry. The following innovations have their origins in Turku: the first purpose built-cruise ship; the first cruise ship with all outside cabins; the first diesel-electric cruise ship; the first pod-propulsion cruise ship; and first cruise ships with indoor atrium promenade.

MEYER TURKU has a long track record in building many kinds of specialized and demanding cruise and RoPax ferries such as the first gas turbine-powered large fast ferries; the first diesel-electric modern passenger ferries; the biggest fast aluminium catamaran ferry; the first cruise ferries with ship-long eight meter-wide atrium promenade; the biggest cruise ferries in the world with exceptional comfort class 1; the first ferries built according to probabilistic damage stability; the first big LNG-powered cruise ferries; and several fast- going large monohull RoPax vessels with exceptional speed/power performance for low fuel consumption and energy efficiency.

The safety of the passengers has always been of high importance to us. We are known as the forerunners in many new safety features onboard, such as alternative design procedures for large public areas for passenger, lifeboat arrangements, atriums, firewalls, semi-watertight and light watertight doors etc. We have long experience of working with the authorities and classification societies to find safe and customer-friendly safety solutions for our vessels.

Environmental friendliness and energy efficiency are of high priority to us. Over the last few years, we have built passenger ships featuring the latest technologies, such as LNG- operated vessels with very low emissions, and vessels with scrubbers and catalytic converters for reducing emissions of sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides. We are also known for building very energy-efficient vessels with outstanding hydrodynamic performance and numerous other energy saving innovations.