Cruise Ship Design

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  1. ShinySides
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    If you were designing a cruise ship with passenger capacity/basic dimensions in mind, are there any ratios for calculating the required area for restaurants/entertainment? E.g. Restaurant area/passenger.

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  2. jehardiman
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    The customer should be providing that through thier marketing reasearch. The decision of one sitting/two sittings/open seating is not only going to drive restaurant deckspace, but also galley space, chill store, and steward berthing. Way too connected for a single ratio.
     
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    As JH said. It is all written in the SOR (Statement Of Requirements) submitted by the shipowner to the design office. The SOR itself will be a result of the long-term experience of the shipowner in the cruising industry. There is very little room for improvisations. Cruising industry is governed by an empirical science of maximizing the net difference between losses due to cost of structures and services necessary to satisfy passengers' requirements and desires, and revenues from the sold travelling packages.
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    I think maybe what Shiny Side is referring to is what is sometimes known as the "Rule of Thumb."

    This is the general result you should get after you have done all of the calculations to determine if you are "within the ball park."

    I guess one way of doing this is, finding the floor plan of a ship and calculating the area of entertainment etc. from the length and beam of a ship and see how that stacks up to the number of passengers it will carry.

    I do not design ships, just giving my two bobs worth about something I know nothing about.

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  5. Mr Efficiency
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    And I'll wager most here would have zero idea what you mean by your "two-bobs worth" ! :D
     
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    Most people don't know much of what I'm rabbiting on about most times.:confused:

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  7. Mr Efficiency
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    Come to think of it, it really isn't far removed from "my two cents worth", and means pretty much the same.
     
  8. daiquiri
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    We might be unable to figure out how big a restaurant on a cruise ship should be, but at least now we do know the price of one bob. Which is precisely one cent. So 100 bobs for a buck. :p

    Oh, wait - isn't buck a male deer too? ;)
     
  9. ShinySides
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    Thanks for your replies! Sorry, I should have mentioned earlier this is for a final year university project so I'm working with the limited info from Royal Caribbean website etc. What Poida suggested could be something to try!
     
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    How big the ship and how many pax?
     
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    Sorry, 100 bobs=$10. :D "two bob" referred to an old coin that today would translate to 20 cents. It was also used in unflattering assessments of a person or object, as in "not worth two-bob". However, these are very dated expressions nowadays that are probably as well known to Italians as younger Australians, to whom it would mean nothing. Back to the restaurant count ! :D
     
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    3500 Pax, maybe L: 250m, B:80m (Multihull)
     
  13. Poida
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    C'mon Mr Efficiency, I'm only 67 I wouldn't call that outdated.

    Anyway ships entertainment.

    I guess and probably just as a big a problem is the target market for the cruise ship.

    Younger passengers would most likely want night clubs and bars.
    Middle age, maybe deck games and movies
    Seniors (not that I would know anything about that) restaurants, dancing and bingo.

    Poida
     
  14. daiquiri
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    There exist the category of "young passengers" on cruise ships? :eek: ;)
     

  15. daiquiri
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    Check the "deck plans" page of each of these:

    1900-pax cruiser: http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=266
    2100-pax cruiser: http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=541
    2500-pax cruiser: http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=488
    3000-pax cruiser: http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=398
    3250-pax cruiser: http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=379
    3600-pax cruiser: http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=400
    4000-pax cruiser: http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=642
    4100-pax cruiser: http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=481
    5400-pax cruiser: http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=368

    Plenty of other ships and deck plans there. Hope it can help you create some kind of trend line. ;)

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