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Old July 11th, 2008, 09:41 PM
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Default Re: Engine room tours?

Post 911 the engine rooms are off limits, as is the bridge and typically the kitchens. Still, there is always a remote chance...

Originally Posted by mkenn
We're planning our first cruise and one of things I would like to do is see the engines/engineering areas of the ship.

In May of 2004 when the QM2 was in New York I worked on the GE LM5000 gas turbine generators (they generate the ship's electrical power) and electric motors drive the ship. It was a thrill to be on the ship and work with the crew - I even met the Chief Engineer.

Is access like this something that is openly offered or do I ask around and get lucky?

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