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We boarded on Sunday the 26th.  Embarkation was one of the best that we have experienced.  Absolutely no waiting at each point in the process.  We were already Ocean Ready and it really paid off.  We know about the propulsion problems that the Crown is experiencing, but the only impact on our cruise was minor adjustments to the arrival and departure times in a few of the ports.  For that we will each receive $50 OBC .  We have no problems with that.  Thus far our speed has been 18-19 knots.

     We have a curiosity question.  We are experienced cruisers with 13 cruises under our belt, but we have noticed more motion on this cruise than we are used to .  The seas appear to be calm, but we usually don’t notice much motion on other cruises.  We know nothing about nautical engineering, but wondered if the ship was taking some power from the stabilizers and using it to assist powering the speed of the ship.  Crazy notion, but we were wondering why there appeared to be more motion.  I should note that this is our first cruise on the Crown.

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1 hour ago, mevs904 said:

We boarded on Sunday the 26th.  Embarkation was one of the best that we have experienced.  Absolutely no waiting at each point in the process.  We were already Ocean Ready and it really paid off.  We know about the propulsion problems that the Crown is experiencing, but the only impact on our cruise was minor adjustments to the arrival and departure times in a few of the ports.  For that we will each receive $50 OBC .  We have no problems with that.  Thus far our speed has been 18-19 knots.

     We have a curiosity question.  We are experienced cruisers with 13 cruises under our belt, but we have noticed more motion on this cruise than we are used to .  The seas appear to be calm, but we usually don’t notice much motion on other cruises.  We know nothing about nautical engineering, but wondered if the ship was taking some power from the stabilizers and using it to assist powering the speed of the ship.  Crazy notion, but we were wondering why there appeared to be more motion.  I should note that this is our first cruise on the Crown.

Thanks for checking in.

 

If the seas are calm the stabilizers will not be used so no.

They are not used very often in the Caribbean.

 

What part of the ship is your cabin?

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We've been on many ships as well and also noticed a lot more movement on the Crown than the others during our TA cruise last September. It was never bad really, but considerably more unstable than we have been used to. Of course, there was the usual grumbling about the ship among some of the passengers.

My wife opined that if we had satin sheets she would have slipped out of the bed a couple nights!

 

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In response to Colo Cruiser’squestion we are on Deck 10 (Caribe) forward.  Our usual location of choice.  Things have settled down a bit today and there is less of a feeling of motion.  We’re enjoying the cruise and are keeping to our amended schedule.

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Thanks for checking in we will be on her 5 weeks 2 days!

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We got off the Caribbean Princess last week and it was pretty rough the whole week.  I think it's just rough down there now.  

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Things continue to go well on the Crown.  We have actually arrived a little early at our most recent ports and we haven’t experienced much motion in the last few days.

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Has Paul Chandler - Burns taken over as CD yet?

A recent email from Princess states that he'll be CD for our 2/15 sailing.

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On 1/28/2020 at 12:13 PM, mevs904 said:

We know nothing about nautical engineering, but wondered if the ship was taking some power from the stabilizers and using it to assist powering the speed of the ship.

To give you some perspective, each propeller on the Crown uses 19,000 kilowatts of power.  The stabilizers use about a total of 100 kilowatts of power, or about 0.5% of the power needed to move the ship.  The ship uses far more power in the elevators than it does for stabilizers.

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18 minutes ago, chengkp75 said:

To give you some perspective, each propeller on the Crown uses 19,000 kilowatts of power.  The stabilizers use about a total of 100 kilowatts of power, or about 0.5% of the power needed to move the ship.  The ship uses far more power in the elevators than it does for stabilizers.

You have always been a wealth of knowledge! Sincere thanks.

We will be on the Crown in March.
Going on the Grandeur next week and wondering how wobbly that will be.

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6 hours ago, chengkp75 said:

To give you some perspective, each propeller on the Crown uses 19,000 kilowatts of power.  The stabilizers use about a total of 100 kilowatts of power, or about 0.5% of the power needed to move the ship.  The ship uses far more power in the elevators than it does for stabilizers.


Thanks, chengkp75!  I always enjoy and appreciate the knowledge that you share.  The cruise has been going very well and, at least in our opinion, the adjustments to the original itinerary have not troubled us at all. The extra OBC that they gave us was a nice gesture.  We are now underway to our final port  (Turks and  Caicos) before heading back to Ft. Lauderdale.  For tonight’s run Captain Lubrano has said that we will be moving at 19 knots throughout the night.  There is definitely more movement this evening.  The water in the forward pool was really rocking.

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