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MEYER WERFT will deliver Flag Ship for Asia in Fall 2016
Papenburg/Kuala Lumpur, October 8, 2013 – STAR CRUISES, the leading cruise company in Asia, has placed a contract with German shipbuilder MEYER WERFT for a new cruise ship – adding to its existing fleet of six ships. The order is still conditional on financing. The 150,000-GT new building will have 1,680 cabins and is scheduled for delivery in fall 2016.
This order will increase the shipyard's order book from six to seven large cruise ships up to the year 2017. MEYER WERFT's management and staff are very pleased that this new ship will be built in Papenburg/Germany. “We are very happy to continue our long lasting partnership with Star Cruises. It is a great challenge to create a state of the art cruise vessel specifically for the Asian market. Therefore we are very thankful that Star Cruise gave us again the confidence to create this special cruise vessel with them.”, says Bernard Meyer, managing partner of the shipyard.
About 3,100 direct employees of MEYER WERFT as well as about 20,000 employees of supplier companies and partners in Europe participate in working on this project.