How much fuel does a cruise ship use?
== Dollars and Cents== To put it in perspective, the fleet of U.S. flagged ships sailing interisland Hawaiian cruises (spending 96 hours of the week idle in port) run a price tag of nearly $250,000 a week to fuel each vessel, lifeboats and tender boats. These ships range from about 70,000 tons - 93.000 tons. Most cruise ships are at sea much more than this, and use more fuel from week to week. Much depends on itinerary, sea conditions, weight and other variables. It depends on how large the cruise ship is, what weight it carries (other than passengers) etc. It can be less than 80,000 gallons or more.
The amount of fuel used by Cruise Ships will vary. It depends on their size. The Queen Victoria Cruise Ship can load upto 3000 tons of fuel. The 3000 tons are considered to be heavy fuel type. These ocean liners can also carry over 140 tons of gas oil. Typically the amount taken up will be 12 tons every 60 minutes. On average it uses up to 300 gallons to the mile. The burnout rate…
Facilities that the passengers could use such as recreational area: swimming pool, restaurants and bars, casino, sports area. A cruise ship should also have a great crew. This includes crews from service department to security department. They will make sure that the small community with in the cruise ship will function all through out the cruise itinerary.
I am an airline pilot flying the Boeing 777. The 777 burns about 2300 gallons per hour in cruise, while burning substantially more in climb. A typical flight from the West coast of the U.S. to Japan will burn about 25,000 gallons in total. Smaller planes use less. For example a 737 burns about 900 gallons per hour in cruise.
When you use cruise control it does all it can to keep you going at the speed you set it at. That means if you are going up a steep hill it will hit the gas to try to maintain your speed. When going up hills if you slow down just a few miles an hour you can save more fuel. Hard acceleration greatly reduces your fuel mileage. Many cruise controls will accelerate very hard…
Wireless internet availability varies from ship to ship. However, most newer ships offer wireless internet for passengers to use. Wireless internet is usually available in all main public areas of the ship (any coffee shops, the main lounges, the atrium area), and in many ships, in the room as well. However, there is often a fee for the use of wireless internet.