A small ship for Japan - a big signal for shipbuilding in Papenburg! The Japanese cruise shipping company NYK Cruises and MEYER WERFT have signed a contract for the construction of a new cruise ship. Noteworthy: MEYER WERFT is the first shipyard in the world to have succeeded in doing so, as no shipping company has placed a newbuilding order for a cruise ship since the beginning of the pandemic. The NYK Group is now placing its first order in Papenburg.
The newbuilding for NYK Cruises is scheduled for delivery in 2025. MEYER WERFT will also install LNG propulsion here. This modern and currently most environmentally friendly technology for cruise ships was successfully used for the first time by MEYER WERFT in 2018 as a global innovation for complete ship propulsion. MEYER WERFT is also implementing numerous customised solutions for the current new order. These include hydrodynamics optimised in accordance with the planned routes as well as on-board facilities adapted to the needs of Japanese passengers and, as a result of the pandemic, also offering innovations to the air-conditioning systems and contactless controls.