Cruise ships are large vessels used for leisure travel and are equipped with a variety of features, including dining, entertainment and accommodations. An integral part of the cruise ship experience is fuel efficiency.
A cruise ship’s fuel capacity determines how long it can stay at sea, how far it can travel, and how much money it can save on fuel costs. So how much fuel does a cruise ship hold?
The answer varies depending on the size and type of the ship. Smaller ships tend to have less fuel capacity than larger vessels, while older ships may have less than newer ones.
Generally speaking, most modern cruise ships hold between 150,000 and 200,000 gallons of fuel. This is enough to power them for days or even weeks at a time.
For instance, the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class ships have a capacity of over 600,000 gallons of fuel. This is enough to travel up to 10 days without refueling.
On the other hand, Carnival Cruise Line’s newest class of ships (the Vista Class) has a capacity of just over 100,000 gallons of fuel. These vessels can typically only travel around 4-5 days without refueling.
Cruise lines also use different types of fuels depending on the vessel’s size and destination. The most popular type is diesel oil, although some engines run on heavy oils like bunker fuels as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG). Cruise liners also use alternative fuels such as biofuels and even hydrogen in some cases.
The amount of fuel a cruise ship holds depends on its size and age, with modern vessels holding between 150,000 and 200,000 gallons of various types such as diesel oil or liquefied natural gas (LNG). Larger vessels like Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class ships have a capacity up to 600,000 gallons that can provide 10 days sailing without refueling while smaller ones like Carnival Cruise Line’s Vista Class ships can typically only travel around 4-5 days without refueling.