Final day - at sea
12.8.12 - 12.8.12 85 °F
It was a Royal Caribbean picture post card day at sea - little wind and calm seas. The topside athletic and pool decks were full of activity. Some tidbits of information - the ship was built in Finland and the only public drydocks that will fit the ship are in Europe. The ship requires drydocking every 5 years. It displaces about 105,000 tons of sea water, and is propelled by three 20 megawatt Azipods. Its max speed is 24 knots and it gets about 45 feet per gallon. They refuel every two weeks in the Caribbean Islands. They usually burn low sulfur fuel. The ship can make about 4100 tons of water every 24 hours, and it consumes by all sources about 1700 tons of water per day. There are 150 miles of piping and 3300 miles of cable. It was painted with more than 158,000 gallons of paint. To prepare the food, there are 20 chefs, 222 cooks and 102 sanitation workers. These folks work in 28 different galleys. Folks on board consume nearly 8 tons of beef, and 8 tons of chicken per week, and 860, 400 eggs. For booze the average week requires 8500 cans of beer, 11,500 cans of soda, 2225 bottles of wine, 175 bottles of whiskey, 550 bottles of vodka and 175 bottles of champagne. Additionally 18,000 slices of pizza are consumed.
As you can see, no one goes away hungry!
Next trip: Exotic Caribbean on Celebrity's Equinox on January 21st. Stay tuned!