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Cruise liner, cruise vessel


A luxury passenger ship designed to provide holidays afloat. Cruise liners are now basically designed as a hotel accommodation fitted inside a ship, where public spaces and leisure areas demand larger space.

The vessel uses diesel-electric power system with six Wärtsilä 12V46C main engines split between two rooms to ensure that at least 50% capacity remains available in any machinery failure. Each unit develops 12,600kW at 514rpm and is coupled with an alternator, the combined output of which satisfies all shipboard electrical requirements, including power supply to the three 14,000kW ABB Azipods.

Cruise liner, cruise vessel
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