Mariner of the Seas

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Mariner of the Seas Hakata
Mariner of the Seas at Hakata in 2013
History
Bahamas
Name: Mariner of the Seas
Owner: Royal Caribbean International
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas
Route:

Bahamas

Departure Port= Port Canaveral
Builder: Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland
Cost: US$650 million
Yard number: 1348
Laid down: 3 April 2002
Launched: 28 February 2003
Christened: 14 November 2003
Completed: 31 October 2003
Maiden voyage: 16 November 2003[1]
In service: 16 November 2003
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Voyager-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 139,863 GT[2]
Length: 1,020.7 ft (311.12 m)[2]
Beam:
  • 127 ft (38.6 m) - Waterline[2]
  • 157.5 ft (48.0 m) - Max[3]
Draft: 28.2 ft (8.6 m)[2]
Installed power: 6 × Wärtsilä 12V46 (6 × 12,600 kW)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)
  • 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph) (maximum)
Capacity: 3,114 passengers[3]
Crew: 1,185[3]

Mariner of the Seas is one of five Voyager-class cruise ships of Royal Caribbean International and can accommodate 4,252 passengers.

Mariner of the Seas is a second generation Voyager-class vessel. The ship's godmother is American paralympic athlete Jean Driscoll.[4]

Technical[edit]

Main propulsion[edit]

The ship has a diesel-electric powertrain using three Azipod azimuth thrusters. Each propeller is driven by a double wound 3-phase synchronous motor of 14,000 kW with 4-bladed fixed-pitch bronze propellers. The motors are mounted outside the hull directly on the propeller shaft inside the pod. The three propellers are arranged so that the center propeller is a pushing on–azimuthing Fixipod-type and the two wing ones are of pulling-azimuthing–type steering propellers. She has a maximum speed of 24 knots.[5]

Cabins[edit]

Mariner of the Seas has 1,674 passenger cabins.

Many of the ship's interiors were decorated by muralist Clarissa Parish.[6]

Dry dock[edit]

In early 2018, after a month long refit costing US$120 million which included adding additional cabins, the ship's gross tonnage was increased to 139,863 GT from 138,279 GT. [7]

Areas of operation[edit]

In 2018, Mariner of the Seas operated cruises from Miami, Florida to the Bahamas visiting Nassau and Coco Cay. To facilitate re-positioning to Miami the ship performed three cruises. Firstly from Singapore to Dubai, then Dubai to Barcelona via the Suez Canal and the final leg sailed from Barcelona to Miami.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mariner of the Seas christened
  2. ^ a b c d "Mariner of the Seas (22760)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  3. ^ a b c "Mariner of the Seas". Royal Caribbean Press Center. Royal Caribbean International. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  4. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/23/mariner-of-the-seas_n_978389.html Driscoll
  5. ^ "Just how much fuel does a cruise ship burn?". Cruise Critic forum. April 21, 2008.
  6. ^ www.clarissaparish.com Retrieved January 2012
  7. ^ "Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Arrives in Miami After Huge Dry Dock". Cruise Hive. 2018-06-21. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  8. ^ "ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTRODUCES NEW ADVENTURES FROM THE GULF COAST WITH THE ADDITION OF TWO SHIPS IN THE REGION IN 2018". Royal Caribbean International. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.

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