What kind of gas mileage do cruise ships get?

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Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise ship
Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise ship

Just like larger cars, larger cruise ships generally have lower fuel efficiency than smaller ones. The Royal Caribbean ‘Oasis of the Seas’ cruise ship is 1,187 feet long and 213 feet high. The maximum occupancy is 6,680 passengers. At its cruising speed of 26 miles per hour (mph), the Oasis uses 11,361 gallons of fuel every hour. This means that the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship gets an amazingly low 0.0023 miles per gallon (mpg) or just 12.08 feet per gallon.

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INTERESTING FACTS
  1. An average car that gets 24 mpg is over 10,000 times more fuel-efficient than the Oasis.
  2. The bakery on the Oasis has a machine that makes 4,000 rolls an hour.
  3. There are 20 chefs, 102 sanitation personnel, and 222 cooks on the Oasis.
  4. The Oasis uses over 3,300 miles of electrical cables — roughly the width of the U.S.
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INTERESTING REFERENCES
  1. Cruzely.com – Here’s How Far a Cruise Ship Goes on One Gallon of Fuel
  2. BrightHubEngineering.com – Cruise Ship Fuel Efficiency
  3. CruiseCritic.com – Oasis of the Seas Facts: Info on One of the World’s Biggest Cruise Ships

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