What is the job of a flight attendant on a cruise ship?

Updated on : December 7, 2021 by Joseph Cooley



What is the job of a flight attendant on a cruise ship?

The purser handles all the ship's bills and works behind the hotel counter on a passenger ship.

“The chief accountant is one of the senior officers on board the ship. Monitor the work of the crew chasers, including updating all passenger and ship accounts at the end of each cruise. ... The chief accountant also works with port officials to obtain ship authorization in all ports. "- Google

Let me share with you some nice pictures of the dry dock. First, take a look at this:

See the 4 round lattice holes? If the resolution is correct, you may be able to distinguish the propellers within them. These are called Bow Thrusters. As the name suggests, they are at the front of the boat.

Here's another one, which is more relevant to your question:

Those are called Azipods. They are a kind of azimuthal thruster common on cruise ships. In fact, they are common on various types of ships. Notice how all three point in different directions. The closest one points aft. Center is pointed starboard

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Let me share with you some nice pictures of the dry dock. First, take a look at this:

See the 4 round lattice holes? If the resolution is correct, you may be able to distinguish the propellers within them. These are called Bow Thrusters. As the name suggests, they are at the front of the boat.

Here's another one, which is more relevant to your question:

Those are called Azipods. They are a kind of azimuthal thruster common on cruise ships. In fact, they are common on various types of ships. Notice how all three point in different directions. The closest one points aft. The central one points to starboard and the furthest one points forward.

The orientation of these three thrusters can be changed. In normal operation, they would all point aft as all three would be used to propel the ship forward. The amount of thrust provided by each is variable and is controlled individually. So we could, for example, run the port deck at 50%, while the central and starboard deck were at 100%. This would make the ship's heading adjust towards the port, maintaining most of the ship's speed. This is how we would adjust course while cruising in open water.

But those capsules can be turned in any direction. Once again, independently. We could easily have all three pointed forward and move the ship "in reverse" at a fairly high speed. Due to the shape of the hull, we would go faster, but we can apply every ounce of thrust that capsules can produce in any direction.

Now let's think about the first image. The bow thrusters are locked in position. They can be adjustable to a few degrees (honestly, I don't know), but even if this is the case, they can only produce thrust to one side of the boat or the other. They are for low speed maneuvers. How to get in and out of ports. Something that cruise ships do all the time. Bow thrusters allow us to better control the front of the boat.

But the real magic of driving occurs when both systems are used together. Rotate an azipod to starboard and apply thrust. Apply the same thrust from the bow thrusters. Now this huge ship is directly towards the harbor, neither moving forward nor backward. In fact, this is exactly how we approach most docks. We will orient ourselves inward or backward, move along the pier (keeping a safe distance from the pier) until we reach the proper point, and then slowly move sideways until we gently kill the "pillows." The motors stay on at low power to prevent the wind / waves from taking us away from the dock. The lines are turned off, they are tied to the moorings,

Edit: I have been pointed out that azipods are a shooter design. As in, the propeller cuts its way through the water, rather than pushing. Therefore, the capsule would be "pointed" in the opposite direction to the desired thrust direction.

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