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Cruise Ships Archive

Oasis of the Seas lifeboats
Although rarely required, lifeboats are an important component of a cruise ship. Exceedingly high standards of manufacture and compliance are required by law, and any deviation from stringent requirements is a punishable offence. Cruise lines place the safety of...
ship engine room
Cruise ships use power equivalent to approximately 50,000 horsepower, with one horsepower equal to 746 watts. A ship engine is designed to directly drive huge propellers, or produce electricity that is diverted to drive the propellers. A cruise ship...
cruise ship balcony
Cruise ships are huge ocean going vessels almost as high as a towering skyscraper building. Although cruises are scheduled to take advantage of favourable weather, they are built to withstand the force of the mighty ocean in any condition....
Quantum of the Seas cruise ship
Just when you thought that Royal Caribbean International cruise ships couldn’t get any better, Quantum of the Seas has been launched amidst much fanfare, and passengers are in for a treat like never before. Exciting innovations include the first...
Oasis of the Seas departs the Bahamas
Cruise ship companies have consolidated their fleets during the past decade, and the majority of cruises are now operated by a handful of premium lines. Royal Caribbean International has continued to expand operations around the world, with guests enjoying...
Oasis of the seas
Telegraph posted a video today about the world’ five largest cruise ships (based on gross tons). The fifth is the 1,062 feet (324m) long Norwegian Breakaway, weighting 146,ooo gross tons and having 2,044 staterooms. Forth is the slightly longer...
celebrity eclipse cruise ship
Originally founded by the Chandris Group in 1988, Celebrity Cruises is now part of Royal Caribbean International. The featured “X” on the funnel is a Greek letter signifying the Chandris connection. Royal Caribbean International is presently headquarted in Miami,...
MS Emerald Princess leaving Rome
Princess Cruises is owned by Carnival Corporation & plc, accounting for almost 20% share of its annual revenue. The company came to fame during “The Love Boat” TV series, featuring the Pacific Princess. The flagship Royal Princess is scheduled...