Thursday, February 21, 2013

Carnival Liberty leaving Port of Miami and Specs

The Cruise Ship Carnival Liberty, Call sign HPYE, is operated by Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL). This is video of the Liberty passing South Pointe Beach Park as it sails from Port of Miami for its first stop Saint Martin. South beach is a great place to spend a few hours watching the cruise ships entering and the leaving port of Miami. The Libertys maiden voyage was July 20, 2005. It is powered by a diesel electric propulsion system consisting of Six 12 cylinder Warstila 12V46c diesel engines that produce 12,600 KW of power each to produce a total of 75.6 MW. Each of the two screws are turned by an electrical propulsion Alston 20 MW 149 RPM motor. Unfortunately it’s difficult to get good detailed information on cruise ships.  The Carnival Liberty performance and specs are.
18 decks (13 passenger, 5 Crew)
Gross tonnage 110,000
Length 952 feet
Beam 116 feet
Draft 27 feet
Service speed 21 knots
Max speed 23 knots
Guest 2,978 Crew 1,160
3 bow thrusters
3 stern thrusters
Twin rudders
2 Screws 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Norwegian Epic NCL Cruise Ship Leaving Miami and Specs

The cruise ship Norwegian Epic sets sail from Port of Miami, Florida. The NCL Norwegian epic was built in Saint-Nazaire France and had its maiden voyage on June 21, 2010. She is a F3 Class cruise ship and the largest ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Lines. The Epics Specifications are 153,000 gross tonnage, 1,081 feet long, 133 feet wide, draft of 28.5 feet, it carries 4,100 passengers and has a crew of 1,750. Her average cruising speed is 18 to 20 kts and during sea trials her max demonstrated speed was 23.6 Knots. The epic has 19 decks on which are located 18 bars and lounges, 14 restaurants, two bowling alleys and 3 multi-story water slides in the aqua park. Six Caterpillar Motoren long Stroke MaK diesel electric plants provide 79.8 MW of electrical power for the ship and the high torque density induction motors which turn the twin screws. This video off the Epic leaving Miami was taken at South Pointe Beach Park. The park is a great place to visit and the views of the cruise ships entering and leaving the Port of Miami are fantastic.