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Carnival Dream cruise ship panorama
I accidentally found this topic when started typing “how many carnival…” in Google search and this question was listed first, so I thought it must be popular. Carnival Cruise Lines, originally founded by Ted Arison in 1972, has grown...
US coast guard helicopter and cruise ship
Cruise vacations are an exciting getaway to exotic destinations, and a great way to meet people and make new friends from around the world. Statistics show that crime onboard cruise ships is much lower than among similar land based...
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,...