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Regal Princess built by Fincantieri. total of 12,000 hp. She has a speed of 21 knots. More information on her Cyclo (cycloconverter) propul- sion system is included in the ar- ticle, ABB Marine Supplies Power

For Four CCL Megaliners in this 1SS^rom the Ecstasy's seven-deck- high Grand Atrium, passengers can walk the "City Lights" promenade and enjoy the urban conviviality of such rooms as the Metropolis Bar,

Chinatown, Rolls Royce Cafe and the Neon Bar. The atrium features computerized color-changing neon with automated fiberoptic lighting to create the illusion of thousands of twinkling stars.


Equipment List

Main engines (6) ... Sulzer-Wartsila

Alternators ABB Drives/Stromberg

Electric propulsion motors ABB Drives/Stromberg

Engine controls.. KaMeWa/Stromberg/Valmet

Propellers KaMeWa

Thrusters Brunvoll

Sewage plant Hamworthy

Distilling plant Serck Como

VHF Furuno

Purifiers Alfa Laval

Radio direction finder JRC

Speed log, gyrocompass & rascar .... Sperry Marine

Loran C Furuno

ARPA .. Atlas Elektronik

Echo sounder .. Atlas Elektronik

Radio station Marconi

Satnav system Magnavox

Omega navigator JRC

Telefax JRC

Side & watertight doors .... Wartsila Marine

A/C plant Svenska Flakt

Weatherfax Furuno

Gyrocompass Sperry Marine

Steering gear Frydenbo

Stabilizers ... Brown Brothers

Bearings Lohmann & Stolterfoht

Life rafts Viking Life-Saving

Elevators MacGregor-Navire


Chantiers de I'Atlantique

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With the title of the world's larg- est passenger cruise ship, the 75,000- ton luxury megaliner Monarch of the Seas, emerged last year from the

St. Nazaire, France, shipyard of

Chantiers de I'Atlantique. Her sis- ter, the Majesty of the Seas, is set to make her debut next month.

Built for Royal Caribbean Cruise

Line, the Monarch is 880 feet long and has a maximum passenger ca- pacity of 2,766, with 1,177 cabins, 732 of which are outside units and 445 inside units. Included in the total are 12 luxurious suites and 50 deluxe cabins with a balcony, all of which are located on the Bridge


Containing more than 14,000 tons of steel (twice that of the Eiffel

Tower) and more than 170 feet high (the same height as the Statute of

Liberty), the Monarch of the Seas sets passenger ship interior design standards.

For example, the Centrum, the ship's central meeting place from which most of its public spaces radi- ate was designed by Norwegian Nj al

Eide, whose Oslo-based firm spe- cializes in cruise vessel interiors.

The centrum spans five decks, fea- turing curved staircases, glass- walled elevators and a lively plaza.

At the base of the glass-walled el- evators lie three pools of dancing water, an elegant piano platform and raised plaza linked by a parade stair. Forward of this area, the

Centrum flows into the photo gal- lery with a stepped level fountain.

The propulsion machinery on the

Monarch of the Seas, built in Saint-

Nazaire, France by Chantiers de

I'Atlantique, GEC Alsthom, for Royal

Caribbean Cruise Ltd. (RCCL) is of

SEMT Pielstick design and manu- facture, comprising four 9 PC20L400 medium-speed engines, able to op- erate on 700 est heavy fuel oil.

Each 9 PC20L engine is rated at 5,460 kw at 475 rpm, providing a total output of 21,840 kw on two shafts. The drive is through two

Lohmann + Stolterfoht twin input/ single output gearboxes.

The main feature of the installa- tion is the elastic suspension of the 92-ton Pielstick engine. The four 9

PC20Ls are separately secured on a frame, also used as the engine lubri- cating oil recovery sump (dry dump), from which the oil returns to main lubricating oil tank. The frame is fitted on the ship's foundation blocks by means of 22 rubber resilient pads.


Equipment List

Main engines (4) Pielstick

Propellers (2) KaMeWa

Thrusters KaMeWa

Generator engines Wartsila Vasa

Generators Alsthom

Reduction gears . Lohmann & Stolterfoht

Engine controls KaMeWa

Coatings Jotun/lnternational Paint

VHF radios Furuno

Radar, compass, loran autopilot Sperry Marine



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Flying the Italian flag, the 70,000- grt, $200 million-plus cruise ship

Regal Princess was delivered to P&O by Italian builder Fincantieri's

Monfalcone yard. One of two P&O flagships built by Fincantieri, the

Regal Princess has an overall length of 811 feet, breadth of 105 feet and draft of 26 feet.

Designed for worldwide cruising, with seven-day Eastern and West- ern Caribbean and Alaska Inside

Passage itineraries the Regal Prin- cess is powered by a highly advanced diesel-electric plant consisting of four 6.6kv, 60-Hz main alternators driven through flexible couplings by four MAN B&W eight-cylinder, in- line L58/64 four-stroke, medium- speed engines, with a maximum con- tinuous rating of 9,720 kw at 400 rpm. These alternators supply power through transformers to the two 12,000-kw, three-phase synchro- nous-type propulsion motors, each directly driving fixed-pitch propel- lers via shafting.

She has 14 decks with a total of 798 passenger cabins, of which 436 are outside cabins, 178 inside cab- ins, 134 cabins with a balcony, 36 deluxe cabins and 14 suites. She will be manned by an international crew of 683. Her officers are of

Italian nationality.

In all, the Regal Princess carries 1,748 passengers. She is provided with numerous public spaces, the principal ones consisting of a cin- ema with 169 seats, a theater seat- "Nothing lasts forever" - But some products last longer than others

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