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The 50-metre-wide steel and glass window structure that makes up the new Diamond at the aft of the ship is a good example of how architectural design is combined with engineering skills. In making the world’s greatest cruise ships, R&D is a crucial component throughout the entire process. Kari Sillanpää, Head of R&D at Meyer Turku, says that the Turku shipyard has a leading role as the designer and builder of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly cruise ships – and constant R&D effort is poured into each and every vessel. F or example, the latest offering from Turku to TUI Cruises. All of these ships fea- work on the improved New Mein Schiff 1 the shipyard, the new flagship of Ger- ture design improvements based on care- design. man TUI Cruises – New Mein Schiff 1 – ful observation of the passengers’ prefer- was delivered in May 2018. The 315-metre ences. Therefore, the cruising experience DELIVERING THE GOODS cruise ship is based on a new design, which of predecessors Mein Schiff 3 and Mein The outcome: a cruise ship lengthened by is an evolution from the very successful Schiff 4 were a critical starting point in a total of 20 metres that combines sub- Mein Schiff series. 2015, as Meyer Turku’s architecture and stantial redesign of the passenger spaces Actually, New Mein Schiff 1 is already engineering X[H8$]\]RH]H\و]XۚXX]\\˂HYYZ[Y\Z[HY^Y\ܝZ\\[Z\\]X8$\Y\H[ݘ][ۜ[YHH]XKBLX]X ̌ N