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How much fuel does a cruise ship use?


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Answered 2006-11-19 17:15:37

== 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.


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That is a question that cannot be answered exactly. Different cruise ships of different sizes use different amounts of fuel. I can tell you that there are some cruise ships that use no fuel. There are several large cruise ships that are powered by sails.

Actually its is a heavy fuel oil, petroleum-based fuel which contains the undistilled residue from atmospheric or vacuum distillation of crude oil.

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 is between 50 to 100 tons every day depending on the model. . This applies to the typical cruise ship. Larger ships can carry much more. Hope this helps.

It depends on the type of engines that the ship has, but most large cargo and container ships use heavy fuel oil called bunker fuel. In some cruise ships, they burn bunker fuel to spin electric generators that produce electricity for motors. Smaller vessels use various types of Diesel.

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Most cruise ships use Heavy Fuel oil, also called Bunker C fuel.

You wouldn't even be able to just start up the engine on that ... Cruise ships use fuel sometimes in the category of 100's of gallons per hour.

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If the ship has a steam engine (very rare nowadays) it would likely use Bunker C. If it is a motor vessel (diesel engine), it would use either IFO (intermediate fuel oil) and/or MDO (marine diesel oil).

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Depends on the ship. Most use fuel oil for a diesel engine. Some use heavy oil for a steam engine. Some used coal, and some use uranium as fuel for a nuclear reactor.

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.

Simple answering is not possible as so many factors affecting the consumption of fuel in a ship viz Engine output, engine type, engine, model, engine manufacturer, additional facilities, passenger or goods carrying ship.

Obviously it depends of the size of the ship, of its speed and of the type of engine. For instance a new 220m long container ship, sailing at 23 knots, uses about 3 or 4 tons of heavy fuel an hour.

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