Monday, May 27, 2013

Behind the Scenes of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Behind the Scenes of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship
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The Allure of the Seas is the largest passenger ship ever constructed and the statistics are simply mind-boggling:
- 225,282 GRT (gross register tonnage)
- 1,187 feet (362 meters) long
- 215 feet (66 meters) wide
- 213 feet (65 meters) high from the water line
- 30 feet (9.1 meters) draft
- 22 knots cruising speed
- 16 passenger decks, 24 passenger elevators
- 4 bow thrusters with 7,500 horse power each
- 5,400 guests (double occupancy), 6,318 guests total, 2,384 crew (from appx. 80 countries)
- 2,706 staterooms

On a recent vacation aboard the cruise ship, Redditor eatababy took a tour of the ship’s facilities (at a cost of approx. $150) and documented the entire experience. He uploaded a comprehensive 104-picture gallery to Imgur where you can see not only the ‘behind the scenes’ areas but the main areas and rooms as well.
Below you will find just the areas that are typically off-limits to guests, categorized into their respective areas.
To see the entire album, be sure to check out eatababy’s complete album on Imgur: http://imgur.com/a/HJ5Md

[via Reddit]
 

THE KITCHEN

                                                           Salad preparation
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Photograph by eatababy on Reddit
 
                                                                      Bacon
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                                             Lobster
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                                       Making bread rolls
allure of the seas kitchen (4)              Dipping sauces
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 Chicken 
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allure of the seas kitchen (5)   Cooking
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Soup room
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 Making eclairs
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 Kitchen staff
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THE CAPTAIN’S DECk

 
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 The ‘War Room’ is for emergency situations only
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THE LAUNDRY ROOM

 

Industrial dryer for sheets

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 Machine for flattening sheets
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 Laundry area
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 Industrial washers
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 Non-sheet dryers
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 Towel room
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 THE ENGINE ROOM
 
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FOOD STORAGE

 

Dairy

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Vegetables

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Meat

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Duck

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Vegetables

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