The necessary reminder:
This is, with deck plans, the big part of the design, the result of a 45 month long work, searches and studies, especially considering this was not my main and professional activity, neither my school studies. Other parameters or functioning, not displayed here to remain concise and not boring, were examined and worked out during this period to make this project technically feasible and so credible. Several hundreds of them, in very various fields were studied or approached to preserve this feasibility. Imagination, without technical, nautical, security, commercial, practicability and reality's constraints, would simply be waste time. Other additional parameters are not available or, if anyway still closed to the reality, were (in rare cases however) the result of simplifications because the necessary tools, hardware and software to calculate them are very far from my financial possibilities. For several ones, a whole designers, engineers and naval architects team would be essential of course and they simply exceed my documentation or present knowledge. This page may be improved in the future.
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Length = 301 m - 987 ft
Beam = 38 m - 124.6 ft
Draft = 8.4 m - 27.5 ft
Tonnage = 139,365 GRT
Number of decks = 15
Speed = service: 25 kts
Output = 78,000 kW (104,500 HP)
Total electric production = 110,000 kW
Number of screws = 4 Pods
Passengers = 2630 (double occupancy)
Crew = 1148 (+ accommodations for 60 artists/comedians)
Pax/crew rate = 2.3
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Passengers rooms (see Detailed Plans with caption for further details and layout)
-Total cabines & suites = 1313 (196 with balcony, 486 outside, 631 inside)
14 suites + 2 superior suites on deck B, 14 suites + 2 superior suites + 31 inside cabins on C,
59 balcony cabins + 2 deluxe suites + 4 superior suites + 51 inside cabins on D,
73 balcony cabins + 12 outside cabins + 62 inside cabins on E,
2 promenade-balcony superior suites + 24 promenade-balcony cabins + 13 inside cabins on F,
130 outside cabins + 68 inside cabins on K, 130 outside cabins + 173 inside cabins on L,
130 outside cabins + 140 inside cabins on M and 84 outside cabins + 87 inside cabins on N.
- Passengers capacity = 2658 (low berths, double occupancy & 4 per deluxe suites).
- 1 Five story Atrium with glass ceiling
- 2 Two story glass enclosed promenades
- 1 Two story Dining room (1042 seats, 572 + 470)
- 1 Exotic Indian/Chinese restaurants (2 sittings, 316 seats)
- 1 Pizzeria / Italian restaurant (2 sittings, 216 seats)
- 1 Gastronomic / French restaurant (open sitting, 206 seats)
- 1 Snack buffet (open sitting, - inside 408 seats / outside= 210 seats + 108 seats on 2nd level)
- 1 Theater (888 seats)
- 1 Two story show lounge (first floor: 468 s. + 84 s. on terrace, - mezzanine: 192 s. + 120 s. on terrace)
- 1 Verandah lounge (504 seats + terrace)
- 1 Observation lounge (396 s. + 120 s. on terrace)
- 1 Piano bar (214 seats)
- 1 Billard / bowling bar/lounge (136 eats)
- 1 Sea lounge/bar (168 seats)
- 1 Bandstand lounge (136 seats)
- 1 Irish pub
- 3 Intimate lounges
- 1 Champagne bar
- 1 Cigar club
- 4 Private party lounges (2X36 seats + 2X16 seats)
- 2 Private dining rooms (2X16 seats)
- 2 Children dining rooms (32 + 24 seats)
- 1 Cabaret (128 seats)
- 1 Casino
- 1 Cinema (252 seats)
- 5 Conference rooms (2 X 66 seats combinable & 3 X 18 seats)
- 1 Library / Garden
- 1 Bowling / billard room (6 tables, 3 tracks) + 1 billard room (6 tables)
- 1 Museum / Art gallery
- 1 Workshop / courses room for artistic / manual works lessons
- 1 Cooking lessons room
- 1 Mini-golf
- 3 Solarium / terraces
- 3 Pools (2 outside & 1 semi-enclosed)
- 1 Two story discotheque (116 seats + 100 persons)
- 1 Six story Atrium
- 1 Three story main hall
- 1 Card playroom
- 1 Spa / sauna
- 1 Fitness & gymnastic center
- 1 Body care room
- 1 Jogging track
- 1 Shopping arcade (4 shops)
- 1 Shopping promenade (7 shops)
- 1 Entertainment center (mini track, simulator/network games room, virtual reality center, ping-pong room,
labyrinthe, arcade games room, confectioner's shop)
- 1 Nursery / playroom
- 1 Cyber café
- 1 Hospital (common with crew - 10 chambers for 18 patients, 2 surgery rooms, 1 radio room, 2 waiting rooms, 2 doctor's offices)
- Crew members: 1148 (396 cabins - 40X1 + 158X2 + 198X4)
- Artists: 60 (30 cabins X2)
- 1 Officers mess
- 1 Officers lounge
- 1 Officers briefing room
- 3 Officers promenades & rest rooms
- 2 Semi-enclosed crew promenades
- 2 Crew's TV room & playroom
- 2 Crew's bars
- 2 Crew's briefing and studies room
- 2 Cruise's staff briefing rooms
- 1 Low-ranking officers dining room
- 2 Crew's sports and games room (with 2 whirlpools)
- 1 Crew's dining room
- 1 Cooking's staff mess
- 2 Cruise's staff dining rooms
- 1 Artists dressing room
- 1 Crew's inside pool
- 1 Crew's sauna
- ..and various other crew rooms (stores, shops...)
Watertightness and security: (see the sketch below)
The ship is divided into 13 main watertight transverse sections, (so 12 main watertight bulkheads) each one divided into several compartments by longitudinal (+ one transversal at the stern under the waterline) watertight or fireproof bulkheads. Every watertight bulkheads are fireproof too. The main watertight deck is the M one. All the longitudinal watertight bulkheads, the strong watertight deck, the double bottom and the hull participate to the constitution of the main constraint's structure of the ship located among the seven bottom decks (J deck and lower ones). Above M deck, the transversal watertight bulkheads are prolonged by fireproof ones running to the highs of the ship with fireproof sliding doors too.
The double bottom extends on the 3 lower decks, so 1 m - 3.28 ft above the waterline. The width of the hull combined with the height of the external side allow to preserve the watertightness of the ship as far as an rolling's angle of 25° (in extreme conditions due to extreme dynamic motion of the sea, in the case of the integrity of the ship is preserved, so if there's no dip of course).
The 11 main fire fighting collectors, feeding all the extinguish network (sprinklers, fire fighting pipes and gates...) with salt water, are continuously maintained under pressure by the 9 main watertight pumps located under the waterline and by several smaller other ones located among the decks above.
The 10 external fire fighting collectors (5 each side) can be fed in water from external sources too (from the quay or from another supply ship) in the case of insufficient flow due to electrical problems or other damages or during a dry docking.
On every deck, 10 auxiliary fire-stores, adjacent to the main water collectors/gates, are fitted with various fire fighting equipment (pipes, extinguishers, stretchers, fire suits, gas masks, survival's equipment...) These auxiliary stores are completed by 6 other larger security dressing rooms and 3 security stores dispatched in the ship at strategic places.
Every power and electrical device's groups are separated by watertight and fireproof bulkheads, so each compartment is autonomous and has greater probability to be functional while other ones can suffer serious damages, in accordance with the last SOLAS rules.
The latest security's equipments are installed to detect and improve the fight against fire and water's damages. All the rooms with motors or electrical devices have a CO2 extinguishing system to avoid water and improve the efficiency in these particular cases. The fight and damages can be detected, managed and coordinated (air-conditioner's gates, electric power, water spraying, pumps for flooding, closure of watertight and fireproof gates, emptying pumps, evacuation...) independently from the 2 security's centers, one located on O Deck and the other on B Deck, in the bridge. Fire, flooding, etc, can be detected from the numerous digital network datas surveillance and control system terminals dispatched through the ship, which allow crew to regularly check all security's parameters / detection during patrols.
For further details about the layout with caption visit detailed plans:
- Diesel-electric type propulsion provided by diesel-alternators and external Pods
- 4 external Pods (2 rotating + 2 fix) 4 X 19,500 kW - 104,500 HP
- 4 main diesel-alternators 4 X 20 MVA
- 6 auxiliary diesel-alternators 6 X 5 MVA
- 5 mini emergency diesel-alternator 5 X 500 KVA
- 3 bow thrusters 3 X 2,350 kW
- 9 electric compressors for pneumatic devices and needs
- 2 exhaust's heat recuperative boilers for hot water production (1 with steam production capability)
- 1 electric boiler for hot water & steam production
- 2 HVAC systems (1 main central + 1 aux aft)
- 2 independent & inter-connectible desalination / fresh water purifier plants
- 2 used waters purifiers (1main central +I aux aft) with connecting tanks
- 1 wastes compactor / treatment unit with storage area
- 3 independent & inter-connectible air-conditioning plants (1 main central + 2 smaller ones fore & aft)
- 20 lifeboats (41X16.4ft - 20X150p)
- 2 motor crafts / rescue boats (24X8.2ft - 2X25p)
- 48 self-inflatable liferafts (40X40p - 20 each side fore the M.E.S. systems on J deck).
- 18 muster stations on J deck.
- 2 marine evacuation system units , capacity: 430 pax each (M.E.S. - dual "free-fall" track , located each side, fore the muster stations each side of theater on J deck).
- Fuel tanks = 6,305 tonnes in 89 tanks on P, Q & R decks.
- Fresh water tanks = 2,070 tonnes in 19 tanks on P & Q decks.
- Hot fresh water storage = 147 tonnes in 2 tanks + 2 X 3 tonnes in auxiliary electric tanks for E & F decks butleries.
- Salt water ballasts = 6,486 tonnes (+ 7,002 tonnes in fuel tanks)
- Lubrication oil = 240 m3 + engines crankcases
- Used lubrication oil = 120 m3
- Not recyclable used water = 180 tonnes in 4 tanks
- Food stores (effectively usable and without kitchens/butleries storage areas/fridges) = 1160m² or 2668 m3
- Cold rooms = 643 m² or 1479 m3 (+ various fridges in kitchen, butleries & lounges)
- Modularity / blocs system construction. Cabins and rooms are located and designed to reduce construction's times, to preserve the structure and solidity of the ship and to simplify the various pipes / wires networks.
- Steel for bottom as far as floor of G deck, aluminium's allow above.
- Very divided and reinforced structure within the bottom decks to improve security, survival capability and to allow a large range of itineraries. Service speed is determined for that too (Trans-Atlantic, light-ice seas, World cruises)
- Deliberated choice of a large width to greatly improve stability and to procure larger available spaces for diversified and extended areas, even if the ship is not "Panamax". However, the hull, by its dimensions, still keeps commonly used and acceptable hydrodynamic characteristics. Besides that, since the Canal returned to Panama possession in 1997, possibilities are seriously studied to enlarge the locks (350X50meters) in future, especially for very lucrative container ships traffic.
- Food & spares embarkation: From M or N decks, depending on port's facilities. Large hull's opening and sorting's areas for trolleys or trucks and direct access towards food's stores & cold rooms on N deck. Large elevators for food (in case of M deck's loading) or spares to access to various storage areas the deck below.
- Food & dishes transit: Direct access of food from stores / cold rooms to kitchen on M deck by elevators. Prepared or cooked food dispatched to various butleries of various restaurants by several elevators / dumbwaiters. Kitchen, dispatching areas, butleries and food's preparation areas designed to avoid dishes, cooked food or washed food to meet unprepared food, wastes and dirty crockery. Wastes evacuated towards treatment unit by separated elevators after meals service.
- Luggage embarkation & sorting: From M deck, 2 elevators towards sorting luggage's area on N deck and every decks.
- Number of lifts: Passengers = 14. Crew = 2 + various elevators & dumbwaiters
- Stair towers: Passengers = 5 Crew = 5
- Height of decks: 2.8 m - 9.2ft for every deck (usually 2.3 m - 7.5 ft or 2.4 - 7.9 ft under ceiling depending on the rooms or the deck), excepted "F" & "G" deck with 3 m - 9.8ft (usually 2.5 m - 8.2 ft or 2.6 m - 8.5 ft under ceiling, depending on the rooms).
- Public spaces layout / size and passageway areas designed to allow the good hotel' s functioning and to optimize passengers flow and consumers incomes, preserving a high number of intimate and quiet areas too.
- Cabins with balcony in the two-story glass enclosed promenades overlooking the avenues below and the sea on F deck.
- Two story rear semi-enclosed pool with mezzanine at the aft of the ship.
- Two story Show lounge with central stage and 360° mezzanine on B & C aft decks.
- Aft outdoor terraced areas
- Aft large covered terrace
- Large glass enclosed garden / library opening on the bow outdoor deck.
- Patio with mini golf
- Overall length = 301 m - 987 ft
- Between perpendiculars length = 266 m - 872.3 ft
- Overall beam = 38 m - 124.6 ft
- Draft = 8.4 m - 27.5 ft
- Tonnage = 139,365 GRT
- Service speed ordered = about 25 knots
- Optimal hull's speed = 26 knots
- Froude's number at this speed = 0.258
- Caren's volume = 53300 m3
- Displacement = 54800 tonnes
- Immersed hull length = 276 m
- Waterline beam = 38 m
- Hull length/width rate = 7.26
- Hull 's height above waterline = 12.2 m
- Waterplane (Aw) = 8440 m²
- Hull front plane (Ax) = 313 m²
- Depth = 20.6 m
- Hull block coefficient (Cb) = 0.605
- Hull prismatic coefficient (Cp) = 0.617
- Global volumetric hull's rate = 0.00253
- Waterplane coefficient (Cwp) = 0.835
- Double bottom thickness = 1 m - 3.28 ft
Remark: At the present stage of the designing, it's impossible for me to gather enough reliable informations regarding the weight of every element - metallic structure - depending of the resistance of various part of the ship too -, mechanic and electric devices, various equipment, furniture, decoration, etc... A whole and very extended documentation, calculation's power and lot of time would be necessary - but out of reach for me - to obtain an accurate and reliable synthesis. That's why, for example, even if many parameters (such capacities, superficies, hull coefficients and datas...) above have been of course truly determined or calculated in relation with the plans, I can't determine precisely the vertical position of the center of gravity "G". So, the calculation of the stability parameters (GM in relation with the center of flotation of the hull, or the influence of the flooding of such or such compartment...) , although essential in the development of such a project, isn't displayed here since it would be an approximation only or the result of several hypothesis covering several estimations among them the real one for this ship, without knowing precisely which one is the more accurate and so the closest to the reality. More, professional naval architects are by far more able than me to do this job and this is not the purpose neither the pretentiousness of my work which is concentrated on the general layout and style of the ship. However, since I wanted this work to be feasible and credible, I entered an enormous quantity of parameters and constraints such as the hull's shape, an adequate distribution of the weights, ballasts, location of various elements or volume of engines in relation with the necessary power, to speak about architectural field only. That's why, even if I'm sometimes unfortunately forced to remain in an empiric / not state of the art approach, I have no doubt the stability parameters of this ship are in a good average value, especially by considering its large width (even if penalizing for the hull's output - however a deliberated choice) and by using an extrapolation with the datas of existing ships.
...to be continued with other datas... Fell free to contact me for further details.
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