October 07, 2020 - The autumn holidays are in sight. What to do in times of the corona pandemic? The MEYER shipyard in Papenburg is an interesting and educational destination in Northern Germany. At the moment there are two newbuildings of cruise ships in the building docks.
The visitor center of the Meyer Werft is a visitor magnet with 250.000 guests annually and is one of Lower Saxony's top travel destinations. At the beginning of the autumn holidays, there are two almost completed new buildings in the shipyard's huge building docks. They are the AIDAcosma from AIDA Cruises and the Odyssey of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International.
AIDAcosma is the second LNG cruise ship from AIDA Cruises. The planned gross tonnage is 183.900 GT. The ship has 20 decks. It is 337 meters long and has space for 2.600 cabins. The Odyssey of the Seas trumps AIDAcosma by ten meters in length. The fifth and last cruise ship in the Quantum class has 2.137 cabins. With double occupancy, it can hold 4.274 passengers.
MEYER shipyard - transition to the visitor center
The building dock can be viewed from the 3.500 square meter visitor center on the shipyard site. Original balcony cabins can also be viewed. Multimedia productions report on the history of the traditional Papenburg shipyard and the new technologies for the environmentally friendly operation of cruise ships. Anyone who has seen enough is invited to take a stroll along the museum ships in Papenburg's city center.
A useful note:
Guests who want to explore the visitor center can drive their own car directly to Meyer Werft, which is not far from the “Papenburg” motorway exit. Prior registration via the website is required www.visitorcenter-meyerwerft.de or by phone at 04961-83960.
Adults pay 12 euros entry, children 6 euros, infants up to 4 years pay 2 euros. Masks are required in the entire visitor center.