MEYER WERFT conveys cruise ship Arvia


MEYER WERFT's newest cruise ship, Arvia, is expected to leave Papenburg on Saturday, November 5, 2022 and be transferred on the Ems River to Eemshaven (Netherlands). Arrival in Eemshaven is scheduled for Sunday, November 6. After technical and nautical trials, the Arvia will set course for Bremerhaven for delivery to P&O Cruises (UK).

The new cruise ship is equipped with the cleanest propulsion system currently available to the shipping industry, an LNG propulsion system. This means that the Arvia is built to be future-proof and, in perspective, can even be operated in a climate-neutral manner using green regenerative LNG. Even today, LNG propulsion eliminates nitrogen oxides and particulate matter in addition to reducing CO2 emissions - sulfur oxides are completely eliminated. Currently, all cruise ships in MEYER WERFT's order book are equipped with this low-emission propulsion system.

Arvia, the sister ship to the Iona due to enter service in 2020, has 2,614 cabins and is designed to carry 5,200 passengers. One of the highlights on board is the SkyDome, an entertainment area with a pool whose glass dome can be opened.

The following schedule applies to the Emspassage, which can be postponed at short notice depending on the weather and tide conditions:

Saturday, 5 November 2022
approx. 06:30 a.m. Ship in waiting position (Papenburg)
approx. 07:00 a.m. passing the dock lock (Papenburg)
approx. 11:45 a.m. passing the Friesenbrücke (Weener)
approx Jann-Berghaus-Bridge (Leer)
approx. 6:30 p.m. arrival Emssperre (Gandersum)
approx. 10:30 p.m. passing Emssperre

Sunday, November 6th, 2022
approx. 00:45 Passing through Emden

All information is subject to wind and weather conditions, water levels and is therefore without guarantee. Time shifts are also possible at short notice!

The Arvia will reverse the Ems journey towards the North Sea with the support of two tugs. This type of transfer has proven itself due to better maneuverability.

The transfer of the ship will again be carried out by the team of the Emden Pilot Brotherhood. The Emslotsen have been carrying out the maneuvers for many years. In preparation, the team uses state-of-the-art technology for a realistic simulation of the Ems overpass in Wageningen (Netherlands).

The passage of the Arvia over the Ems will take place with the support of the Ems barrier. The duration of the passage is always kept as short as possible so as not to impair shipping on the Ems. Further information on the function and operation of the barrage at

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