02 May 2008 • 2,944 views
Queen Victoria goes on holiday
Taken at 19:47 on 22nd April 2008, Cunard liner Queen Victoria moves away into the mist on her way to warmer seas and a lovely holiday.
Again it's possibly to compare the shape of the vessel with QM2
, the Queen Victoria's stern appears to offer much more of a view for those on board. Perhaps the shape also offers something in terms of speed and stability?
It was quite an experience to see these two magnificent ships. I'm glad we waited, even though the visibility was poor and it got quite cold on the foreshore. edit
According to http://www.ship-technology.com/projects/cunardqueen/
The ship is 294m long with a beam of 41m above the waterline and a width of 36.6m at the furthest extent of the bridge wings. The draft is 8m and the height is 62.5m from keel to funnel. The power for the propulsion and the ships systems is provided by six diesel engines, which include four 16 cylinder engines and two 12 cylinder engines. The diesel engines were fabricated by Wartsila and are of the Sulzer ZA40 design. Each of the cylinders has a bore of 400mm with a piston stroke of 560mm.
The ship has a passenger capacity of 2,014 in 1,007 cabins (20 with disabled facilities) and 1,001 crew.
The ship has 12 passenger decks, with the majority of its public rooms arranged along Deck 2 and Deck 3. .
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