TUI Cruises has signed a contract with STX Finland Oy for the construction of a new cruise vessel.
Scheduled for delivery in spring 2014, the vessel will have 1,250 staterooms with a high balcony ratio. It will accommodate up to 2,500 passengers and will be built in the Finnish shipyard Turku. The ship will have a particular emphasis on its environmentally-friendly features particularly its energy efficiency.
On board facilities will include avariety of restaurants, a theatre, spa, nightclub and a large deck area.
TUIhas an option to order another ship subject to shareholders’ decision.