Mar 30th, At sea, good bye India

Today we started five and half days at sea, crossing the Arabian Sea. Pirate waters!! The Captain has strung razor wire around the ship just below the lower promenade. And we are sailing at top speed (20 plus knots) all in a effort to avoid any pirate events, during our 2800 Nautical Miles of open sea.

Last night we had local entertainment (Kala Bhairavi Dance Show) from India, colorful and beautiful costumes and fast-paced dance routines:

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Yes those are nails he is standing on one foot in the picture to the right:

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Peacock dance was the the most interesting of all for me:

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Just before lunch we attended Captain Jonathan Mercer’s Beef Curry cooking Demo:

Below and first to arrive was Karen (below) the Captain’s wife.

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The Captain (below).

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The ingredients:

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Adele the Ships Hostess tasting the Captains Curry (below):

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The Captain, and his assistant, Executive Chef Bernie:

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Final Plated Dish of Beef Curry:

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3 Responses to Mar 30th, At sea, good bye India

  1. Fannie says:

    20 knots is not open speed is it? On the Q2 we did 28knots at nights when at open seas crossings. they had a channel on the tv that showed all the ships corantys.
    It was very intersting to watch.
    Aloha Ann

    • mrvideo1949 says:

      Given its massive size, how fast does a cruise ship travel? For those built for speed, the answer is about 30 knots per hour. For cruise ships in general however, it’s around 21 to 24 knots, which is still pretty fast all things considered.

      Size and Speed
      It’s all about the numbers. To start, consider that one ton is equal to 2,000 pounds and that cruise ships can weigh up to 71,500 tons, which is 143,000,000 pounds. This raises two obvious questions:

      How can something so enormous float?
      How can something that large travel so fast on water?
      In regards to question one, the key is displacement. Centuries ago, engineers figured out that a ship can remain afloat by displacing the water it’s immersed in. This buoyancy can be maintained up to a point, so long as the balance between vessel and water remains intact.

      As for question two, gas-turbine or diesel-electric engines power cruise ships, while propellers provide the movement. The turning action of propellers cuts through water and propels the ship either forward or backward. Most modern cruise ships are able to achieve speeds of 21 to 24 knots, which is 21 to 24 nautical miles per hour or 24 to 27 miles per hour.

  2. Fannie says:

    A Nautical Mile is a standard international measurement – used by all countries to measure surface distance over water. Conversions to U.S. distance measures are as follows:

    1 Nautical Mile is equal to 1.15077 “Road” Miles…

    1 Nautical Mile is equal to 6,076.115 Feet

    1 Nautical Mile is equal to 72913.385 Inches

    1 Nautical Mile is equal to 1.958906e-13 Light – Years

    Hope this helps!

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