Schindler Marine supplied elevator solutions for two passenger ships of the MEYER WERFT shipyard from Germany in 2014 and 2015. The two cruise ships, commissioned by Royal Caribbean International, the world’s second-largest cruise operator, were the first of a new generation of ships.
Schindler Marine equipped each ship with sixteen passenger elevators, including six scenic designs, thirteen service elevators, three dumbwaiters, and three platforms for disabled passenger access.
The 158,000 Gross Registered Tons (GRT) ships carry over 4,100 guests based on double occupancy. Royal Caribbean says the ships build on the best ideas of existing ships and add exciting new activities and entertainment concepts.
“At Schindler, we were pleased to work with MEYER WERFT on these Royal Caribbean ships especially in light of the cruise line’s reputation for building such innovative ships,” said Schindler Marine Unit Manager, Fabio Pelliccione. The partnership was an opportunity to combine Schindler’s expertise in marine installations with new technologies developed by Schindler that further improve the elevators’ efficiency while reducing operational costs for the cruise operator.
Schindler Marine’s specialist engineering team was working on the project for over a year developing fully customized solutions to fulfill the customer’s requests.
Schindler Marine, headquartered in Concorezzo (Italy), specializes in providing mobility solutions for ships and mega-yachts. It has equipped more than 90 liners with over 2,000 marine elevators and escalators over the past 20 years.
Its maintenance services are available globally and managed from Italy and Miami, Florida. Schindler Marine is part of Schindler Italy, a subsidiary of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group, a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services.