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Old 12-13-2008, 09:57 AM
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Here are some photos of the engine room aboard the Navigator of the Seas. Tough to get a size perspective from the limited photos ( was told not to snap too many.. ) They are:
1, Control Room
2, aziopod controls
3, Spare Motor Head
4, Guys working on a piston
5, water evaporators for fresh water (huge volume!!)
6, One of 6 16,000 Megawatt diesel generators ( roughly 21,000 horsepower) 3 run the ship
7, Raw water intake for one engine's cooling
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Are you holding a bong??
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Are you holding a bong??
Sadly no, just a funky Corona glass they hand out... I felt bad bringing a beer down there, so I pounded it quick, but didnt want to ditch the glass!
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That is really cool. The first cruise that I went on we took a tour of he bridge and I found it pretty interesting. Unfortunately, the cruises that we have gone after that are post 9-11 and they told us that they had discontinued the tours "for security reasons" I would love to take that tour of the engine room. I find it fascinating. Even the tour of the kitchen that we took one year was amazing. Glad to see that they may be loosening that a little
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How did you get invited on a tour of the engine room? We were on Navigator of the Seas a couple of weeks ago, and I wish I could have taken a look underneath her hood!
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I was on the tour after winning an auction that Royal Caribbean held. Proceeds for the auction went to the Make-A-Wish foundation, so I didn't mind shelling out the cash. They did a bridge tour as well, but I wanted to see the mechanics.
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Here are some photos of the engine room aboard the Navigator of the Seas. Tough to get a size perspective from the limited photos ( was told not to snap too many.. ) They are:
1, Control Room
2, aziopod controls
3, Spare Motor Head
4, Guys working on a piston
5, water evaporators for fresh water (huge volume!!)
6, One of 6 16,000 Megawatt diesel generators ( roughly 21,000 horsepower) 3 run the ship
7, Raw water intake for one engine's cooling
I think you mean Kilowatt generators.
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Here are some photos of the engine room aboard the Navigator of the Seas. Tough to get a size perspective from the limited photos ( was told not to snap too many.. ) They are:
1, Control Room
2, aziopod controls
3, Spare Motor Head
4, Guys working on a piston
5, water evaporators for fresh water (huge volume!!)
6, One of 6 16,000 Megawatt diesel generators ( roughly 21,000 horsepower) 3 run the ship
7, Raw water intake for one engine's cooling
I think you mean Kilowatt generators.
Nope, Megawatts was the info that was given... Maybe he meant the total output was 16,000 Megawatts, the guy was speaking with a thick Romanian accent, but it was speaking Megawatts. Remember, this is also the electrical output for the entire ship, all 1,024 feet and 15 Decks...
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One large coal fired plant in the US is only @500 MW, total capacity in the US is 870,000 MW or so.

The Voyager Class refers to a design of post-Panamax cruise ships owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International cruiselines. The Voyager class ships were built at Kvaerner Masa Yard’s (now Aker Finnyards) facility in Turku, Finland. The ships have a diesel-electric powertrain. They are powered by six Wärtsilä Vasa 46 diesel engines, giving a total output of 75,600 kW. The generated electric power drives three 14 MW ABB Azipod azimuth thrusters (two steerable and one fixed).

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The average nuke plant produces around 1100 MW - I think there was translation issue -

Really cool pictures - I too requested a tour and was told after 9/11 that they dont do it anymore -

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You're all wrong.
Those vessels require at least 1.21 gigawatts in order to meet the starting flux capacitor demands.
Without the flux capacitor, the darn thing would never get out of the harbor!
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Just for an example, the diesel generators at work put out about 4500kw, and thats around 6,000hp. So by extension, 21000hp should be about...well, roughly, 16000kw. And those are BIG diesels. (P.S. My nuke puts about 1000MWe.)
BTW, the only part of the the cruise ship I wanted to see were the engineering spaces, but no. I had to be content with a chat with the engineer (captains cigar night) who was the only non italian of the officers. Not bad, but not too enlightening either.
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You're all wrong.
Those vessels require at least 1.21 gigawatts in order to meet the starting flux capacitor demands.
Without the flux capacitor, the darn thing would never get out of the harbor!
But will that get it to 88 mph before you crash into the dock?
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BTW, the only part of the the cruise ship I wanted to see were the engineering spaces, but no. I had to be content with a chat with the engineer (captains cigar night) who was the only non italian of the officers. Not bad, but not too enlightening either.
Engine rooms are dangerous places, I have hurt myself many times in them. Injuries sustained are mostly burns and bloody knuckles, but you know lawyers would have a field day with that. Plus, it's really easy to mess things up. I have seen an engineer accidently bump a circuit breaker control handle and take out an entire plant.
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BTW, the only part of the the cruise ship I wanted to see were the engineering spaces, but no. I had to be content with a chat with the engineer (captains cigar night) who was the only non italian of the officers. Not bad, but not too enlightening either.
Engine rooms are dangerous places, I have hurt myself many times in them. Injuries sustained are mostly burns and bloody knuckles, but you know lawyers would have a field day with that. Plus, it's really easy to mess things up. I have seen an engineer accidently bump a circuit breaker control handle and take out an entire plant.
I never really thought of them as dangerous, just need to be aware of the various hazards in any industrial environment. A lot depends on the condition of the equipment. No one wants to be cut in half by a HP steam, hydraulic or air leak...I guess the engineering department is not the entertainment division, there are others for that. Still, I wanted to see the electrical and propulsion for the ship. Is there a "Jane's Cruising Ships" book out there?
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