Schindler Marine to equip two newest Royal Caribbean cruise ships

Schindler Marine recently signed a contract with MEYER WERFT shipyard (Papenburg, Germany) to supply elevator solutions for two new passenger ships. The two cruise ships, commissioned by Royal Caribbean International, the world’s second-largest cruise operator, are the first of a new generation of ships.

Schindler Marine is to supply each ship with 16 passenger elevators, including six scenic designs, 13 service elevators, three dumbwaiters, and three platforms for disabled passenger access.

The order calls for one ship to be delivered in the fall of 2014 and for the second in spring 2015. The 158,000 Gross Registered Tons (GRT) ships will carry over 4,100 guests based on double occupancy. Royal Caribbean says the ships will build on the best ideas of existing ships and add exciting new activities and entertainment concepts.

“At Schindler, we are pleased to be working with MEYER WERFT, on the new Royal Caribbean ships especially in light of the cruise line’s reputation for building such innovative ships,” said Schindler Marine Unit Manager, Fabio Pelliccione. “This new partnership is an opportunity to combine our expertise in marine installations with new technologies developed by Schindler that will further improve the elevators’ efficiency while reducing operational costs for the cruise operator.”

Schindler Marine’s specialist engineering team has been working on the project for over a year developing fully customized solutions to fulfill the customer’s requests. Operations to install the elevators are scheduled to start in 2013 with a dedicated installation team, which will reside in Papenburg for the duration of the project.

About Schindler Marine

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. Schindler mobility solutions move one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company's success are 44,000 employees in over 100 countries.