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Old 03-14-2013, 04:19 PM
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I don't know what the hotel load for electrical power is for a cruise ship, but the main diesels on Carnival Dream are rated at around 75 megawatts in total. The ship needs about half that for main propulsion, which would mean one cruise ship could eat up the entire power needs of a small island, or at least a big chunk of it.

Edit for update: As far as I can tell, St. Maarten has an electrical capacity of 95 MW on the island grid. One cruise ship could power the island with some restrictions!
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