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Union Naval de Levante
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Operated out of Palm Beach, Fla., by Palm Beach Cruises, Inc., the 556-passenger luxury cruise ship
Crown Monarch was delivered to
Crown Cruise Lines of Florida, by
Union Naval de Levante of Spain.
Built at a cost of about $95 mil- lion and under the supervision of
Det norske Veritas, as well as the
Spanish administration Inspeccion de Buques, the 494-foot Crown Mon- arch has 232 standard cabins on her
Marina, Palm Beach and Coral
Decks; 23 deluxe cabins on her Car- ibbean Deck; and 10 suites on her
Monarch Deck. Deluxe cabins and suites have sitting rooms and bath- tubs. Suites are also outfitted with jacuzzis and balconies.
Registered in Panama, the Crown
Monarch is served by Northern Eu- ropean and Scandinavian officers and a Filipino crew. She sails Satur- days from the Port of Palm Beach to
Key West, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios and Labadie Shores, Crown's pri- vate beach resort.
On the Marina Deck there is plat- form where passengers can disem- bark on tender boats for excursions to coves and beaches which may be "The most successful ships "When our new 70,000 GRT 'Fantasy'class of cruise ships were on the draw- ing board we investigated different machinery concepts. It was soon found out that the power station concept, based on medium-speed diesels and a state-of- the-art AC propulsion system, was the way to proceed.
ABB Marine was selected as the main contractor for the electric propulsion and power plant, because they are by far the most exper- * . 1 A 1 " ienced suppliers of electric propulsion systems in the world. Recordings since tne atk made during the sea trials had already proven that noise and vibration levels lay far below those occurring in any direct-driven ship today. The Fantasy manoeuvers beautifully even in heavy weather conditions in the narrow pas- sage to Freeport, Bahamas. The possibility to run at any time a selected number of prime mover diesels at their optimum keeps our fuel and maintenance costs low. Adequate combustion also means cleaner exhaust emissions.
The ABB Cyclo plant has proven itself to be extremely reliable in operation. Very few minor faults have been recorded. When this occasionally has happened, the Miami-based ABB Service crew and manufacturer have been quick to respond and helpful.
All in all, 1 am impressed by the ABB Cyclo propulsion concept."
We, too, are proud to be part of the four most successful ships since the Ark.
ABB Stromberg Drives Oy
Phone: (+358 0) 5641 38 Telefax: (+358 0) 564 2350
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The main recreation area is on the Crown Deck, which features the dining room, casino, bar, two bou- tiques, and photography exhibition area. Other public spaces include the Crown Cabaret and Vision
Lounge. The Ocean Terrace, a buf- fet area, the swimming pool, two jacuzzis and Splash Bar are located on the Monarch Deck. A disco is located on the Sun Deck.
With a maximum speed of about 20 knots, the 15,271 gross ton cruise ship is propelled by four Bergen Die- sel model BRM9 main engines, de- veloping4,500bhp at 750 rpm, which drive four highly skewed variable pitch Ulstein propellers via
Lohmann Stolterfoht reduction gears.
Bergen also supplied two BRG6 diesel engines, which drive two
Stromberg 710 alternators.
Main engines (4) .... Bergen Diesel
Generator engines . Bergen Diesel
Reduction gears. Lohmann & Stolterfoht
Engine controls ... Aries Electronica
Deck machinery Hydraulik Brattvaag
VHF radios Marconi
SSB radio Saturn
Radar Racal Decca
Purifiers, F/W generators Alfa Laval
Steering gear Tenfjord
Firefighting systems Unitor
Stabilizers Sperry Marine
ASEA BROWN BOVERI
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During 1991, the 70,000-grt M/S
Ecstasy, the second of four "floating cities" built by the Helsinki, Fin- land, shipyard of Kvaerner Masa-
Yards , was delivered to Miami-based
Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc.
The Ecstasy, sister of the M/S
Fantasy, which made her debut last year, operates in the Caribbean on weekly cruises to Nassau, San Juan,
St. Thomas and on alternating weeks to Playa del Carmen, Cozumel,
Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios.
Kvaerner Masa-Yards is also build- ing the Fascination and Sensation, which will be delivered in 1993 and 1994, respectively.
With her gross tonnage of70,637, the Ecstasy is able to carry almost 2,600 passengers in 1,020 cabins, served by a crew of over 900. She has an overall length of855-1/2 feet, waterline beam of 103.4 feet and draft of 25.3 feet. The AC propul- sion drive system, supplied by ABB
Marine, Helsinki, features Sulzer type engines with electrical shaft drives. The total power developed is 42 MW. There are six thrusters, three forward and three aft, with a 36 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News
Captain Vittorio Fabielli. Chief Coordinator. Carnival
Cruise Lines. The Fantasy and her sister ship the Ecstasy' have both exceeded our expectations, in terms of bookings and operation of the machinery At Carnival, we often use the expression "the most successful ships since the Ark". Consequently, we have ordered two additional identical vessels, Sensation and Fascination.