Meyer unveils future of cruising

Meyer Group’s Reverse concept that shows what a cruise ship could look like in the year 2100

At the leading global cruise trade fair in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the family-owned Meyer Group presented for the first time a cruise ship concept that shows what the form of holidaying could look like in the year 2100. 

Externally inspired by the rock penguin and thus particularly aerodynamic is the Reverse concept - a Meyer Group concept that shows what a cruise ship could look like in the year 2100. Externally equipped with a closed glass facade and urban gardening areas as well as drone landing pads, central public areas form the focal point inside the ship.

Thanks to a cabin structure detached from the outer hull, efficient modular manufacturing methods are possible here. “The ship is based on global megatrends and is one - but not the only - logical response to them,” explains Tim Krug, Head of Concept Development Group at MEYER Group. “For example, we have only provided for small restaurant areas that serve more as social meeting places because we imagine that a large part of the nutrients will be consumed in concentrated form like pills,” Krug explains further. “From today’s point of view, we sometimes come up with extreme approaches, but it is equally important to think them through and develop answers from them.”

The energy concept on board also relies on innovation: thanks to the use of wave energy through horizontal wings on the hull, solar and fuel cells as well as wind energy, it manages without fossil fuels.