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Photographer:Kenneth Karsten [View profile]Title:MEIN SCHIFF 3Added:Apr 22, 2014
Captured:April 22, 2014IMO:9641730Hits:10,303
Location:Turku, Finland
Photo Category: Ships Under Construction
Mein Schiff 3 is leaving the shipyard STX Europe in Turku (Finland) for sea trials.
Vessel Identification
Name:Mein Schiff 3
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:99,526 tons
Summer DWT:7,900 tons
Length:294 m
Beam:39 m
Draught:8.2 m

Additional Information
Home port:Valletta
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:2014
AIS Information
Last known position:
12°13’2.22” N, 109°13’33.48” E
Speed, course (heading):
7.9kts, 144° (151°)
Arrival:12th Mar 2019
18:00:32 UTC
Last update:
1 day 11 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 13th, 03:30:13 UTCLe Havre
2018 September 11th, 00:15:06 UTCBremerhaven
2018 September 10th, 08:00:29 UTCHelgoland Anchorage
2018 September 9th, 00:01:09 UTCAmsterdam
2018 September 7th, 00:30:47 UTCBremerhaven
2018 September 2nd, 00:15:42 UTCBremerhaven
2018 August 31st, 03:00:38 UTCSouthampton
2018 August 29th, 04:30:06 UTCCobh
2018 August 29th, 04:30:02 UTCCobh
2018 August 27th, 00:55:09 UTCDublin
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Photo Comments (18)

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Wessel Blokzijl on May 12, 2014 17:28 (4 years ago)
Great photo of this ship. Not a very special design but good looking in the TUI-colours.
Nigel Price on Apr 29, 2014 10:09 (4 years ago)

Yes, the Viking Grace is an innovative design, and a cruise ferry of reasonable size. It is well written up in the "Significant Ships of 2013" book that was recently published by the R.I.N.A.
There is a sister ship to M.S.3 being built - Mein Schiff 4 to be delivered late next year from STX Turku, and no doubt many of us will be looking out for photos during the build and at launch.
Timppa LV on Apr 25, 2014 13:09 (4 years ago)
@ Nigel,
Actually there was one new build in Turku in between this Mein Schiff 3 and Allure; M/S Viking Grace. Not a large ship, but an innovative design.
Jens Boldt on Apr 24, 2014 16:57 (4 years ago)
Hi Nigel, yes, Europa is owned by Hapag-Lloyd if I am not mistaken whereas Europa 2 is only chartered by Hapag-Lloyd. And no, I don't see the AIDA fleet as German owned. As you know, AIDA is owned by Costa Crociere which in turn is owned by the Carnival group.

And thanks for the additional info which had escaped my attention as I wrote my first comment. Indeed, almost 4 years since a big cruise ship was built a Turku...
So she's an interesting ship that way, too!

Kind regards,
Nigel Price on Apr 24, 2014 01:10 (4 years ago)
Jens - Do you count the Europa and Europa 2 as being German owned ? They have a higher GRT than the Deutchland. I presume you do not count the Aida lot of new builds from Papenburg as being German owned.
There is a lot of interest in these new cruise ships being built in the STX Turku yard from people worldwide. I presume this is the 1st one since the "Allure of the Seas" was launched a couple of years .
Kenneth, Folke and Aleksi have all produced a nice series of photos in recent days, as they always do when there is enough sun and light.

Kind Regards,

Jens Boldt on Apr 22, 2014 17:18 (4 years ago)
Oops, according to the TUI website the naming ceremony is on June 12. I apologize...

Steffen, I keep my fingers crossed for you!:-)
steffen B on Apr 22, 2014 16:57 (4 years ago)
Hope she comes to Aarhus one day:-)
Nice picture.
Brgds Steffen.
Jens Boldt on Apr 22, 2014 16:43 (4 years ago)

I did not say you did, I said, most probably it has to do with that
a link can also be from the outside, for example someone uses your picture in another forum and links it.


I think the latter is the case, the photo was linked to from another website.

And why not?

I think many people have an interest in this ship. She must be the biggest newly built passenger vessel to enter service for a German owner since MS Deutschland in 1998.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to her first call here at Hamburg on June 1 and her naming ceremony on June 11. :-)

Abnd Kenneth, nice photo!

Cheers, Jens
lappino on Apr 22, 2014 15:13 (4 years ago)
This is a cool photo of a fine looking ship, so let it have all the views it can... ;)

(And it's definitely waaaaay better than the first photo of Triple E posted here.) ;)

The question is whether the site benefits from this avalanche of views.


Captain Ted on Apr 22, 2014 14:20 (4 years ago)
Must be Ken,,various pictures of this ship getting more hits in the 48 hrs then the famous Triple-E ships ever got at one time !!!
Ken Smith on Apr 22, 2014 14:15 (4 years ago)
I am investigating this, something is very wrong somewhere.

Kind Regards
Captain Ted on Apr 22, 2014 13:50 (4 years ago)
I did not say you did, I said, most probably it has to do with that
a link can also be from the outside, for example someone uses your picture in another forum and links it.
rd77 on Apr 22, 2014 13:41 (4 years ago)
Believe it or not, but a lot of people actually like these new ships. Also, couldn't it be that a news website of some sort posted a link to this image?
Kenneth Karsten on Apr 22, 2014 13:29 (4 years ago)
Jadran and Captain Ted

I just posted a picture, as hundreds of times before :) That is all. I did not link the photo anywhere else as you, Captain Ted, suggest. Perhaps this question should be directed to the administration, maybe there is a failure on the site? The number of views in such a short time period is surprising me too.

Kind regards,

Jimmy Christie on Apr 22, 2014 13:22 (4 years ago)
In full-screen they don't look like balconies at all. I suspect that they mark the site of (yet to be fitted) external elevators or something of the sort.
Mark T on Apr 22, 2014 12:52 (4 years ago)
Hi, why are there 2 rows of balconies painted in orange, are those balconies or something else?
Nice shot btw!


Captain Ted on Apr 22, 2014 12:21 (4 years ago)
@ Jadran
No excuse needed, go to the Forum and read my thread on it.,12873.msg69351.html#new
Most probably to do with that
jadran on Apr 22, 2014 11:29 (4 years ago)
How come this pic entered onto TOP1 in a jiffy (even without one comment) !!!???

I very much apologize for my personal reaction,, but I'm really much surprised and curious ... how did this photo manage to achieve such instant and great success !

I'm sorry Kenneth,, please excuse me !
With all respect,
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