Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced plans today at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., to add a seventh ship to Disney Cruise Line’s award-winning fleet, giving families even more opportunities to create magical memories at sea and visit spectacular destinations around the globe.
Norwegian Cruise Line and MEYER WERFT today celebrated the keel laying of Norwegian Bliss at the yard’s state of the art facility in Papenburg, Germany. During the ceremony, the first of 90 blocks that will comprise the 167,800 gross ton vessel was lifted into the covered building hall, officially marking the start of the ship’s assembly.
Norwegian Cruise Line today took delivery of Norwegian Joy, the brand’s fifteenth ship and the first custom-designed for the Chinese cruise market, from MEYER WERFT during an on board ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany.
On 4 March 2017 the 168.800 gt cruise ship Norwegian Joy will float out of MEYER WERFT's covered building dock II. The float-out of the ship, which is built for Norwegian Cruise Line, will commence around 8.00 a.m.
Thomas Weigend is appointed as the new Managing Director of Meyer Werft. At present, he runs the sales and development activities (Sales & Design) of the three wharfs from Turku as a member of the management board. Born in Swabia, he joined MEYER WERFT as a shipbuilding engineer in 1999.
Today in Bremerhaven, MEYER WERFT handed over the new cruise ship Genting Dream (151,300 GT) to the Asian cruise operator company Dream Cruises. Together with the new design, this luxury liner offers passengers a wide range of special features and comfort. About 75% of the cabins are outer cabins and most of these have their own balcony. Furthermore, Dream Cruises has a crew of around 1,700 to offer passengers a particularly high standard of service.
MEYER WERFT, Emsland District Council (Job Centre) and Johannesburg in Surwold are training eight young people as metal technology specialists within the framework of cooperative further education from October. An agreement to this end was signed in Papenburg today.