Cruise facts

Nov 19th, 2016, 08:16 AM
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Cruise facts

This forum has seen very little activity for the last little while. Let see if we can gernerate soem interests here with "cruise facts".

Did you know that the Queen Mary 2 uses so much fuel that its miles-per-gallon average is about 41 feet, I guess I'll never complain about my gas mileage any more.

Feel free to share anything of interest that is cruise related.
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Nov 19th, 2016, 08:30 AM
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In 1912, the Titanic carries 2,224-passenger, 46,328-ton, and 882 ft long. It was the largest passenger ship.

In comparison, Allure of the Seas, currently the largest, carries 6,296 passengers, 225,282 tons and 1,187 ft long.

The new US aircraft carriers being built (Gerald Ford class) is only 100,000 ton and 1,106 ft long.

Battleships:
Yamato is 72,809 ton and 863 ft
Iowa is 58,000 ton and 887 ft
Bismark is 50,900 ton and 823 ft
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Nov 19th, 2016, 11:37 AM
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I once read about why ships will not wait around in port for late passenger unless they are with ship tours. To make their next port in time they would have to increase their speed which for these ultimate guzzlers could cost about 50 k USD!
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Nov 20th, 2016, 04:27 AM
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One day ships may use hybrid technology or solar ��.
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Nov 20th, 2016, 07:08 AM
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The amount of "juice" needed, battery and solar doesn't seem to generate enough energy. Many submarines use battery while under water to avoid detection, but they are small in size and light weight in comparison. Maybe nuclear power like the warships? And if there is a nuclear powered cruise ship, will you go in it?
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Nov 20th, 2016, 07:18 AM
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What would that do to the cost?

What would that mean for insurance if there was a radiation leak?

Then what about the environment if there was a leak?

I just can't see that happening.
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Nov 20th, 2016, 12:43 PM
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Carnival ordered 3 new ships which will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...300322186.html
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Nov 20th, 2016, 05:02 PM
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I'm not sure about a nuclear powered ship and the only reason I was thinking about hybrid is because I drive one .
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