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Island Princess Fun Facts

What does it take to build and provision a cruise ship such as Island Princess? From place settings in the restaurants to amenities in the staterooms to supplies in the kitchen, these are just some of the things needed for smooth sailing:

Construction:

19,700 Tons of steel used in building

5,550,001 Man hours to build

375 Steel construction workers

4,000 Workers during peak outfitting period

59,047 Gallons of paint used

1,350 Miles of wiring installed

11,000 Highest voltage used on board

48,150 Square yards of carpet

1,600 Tons of water produced daily by ship

Galley Equipment:

180 Refrigerators

60 Stoves

44 Coffee Machines

35,592 Dishes used per day

6,500 Napkins used per day

Food Supplies used or prepared per day:

80 lbs. Smoked Salmon

250 lbs. Pasta

300 lbs. French Fries

300 lbs. Steak

300 lbs. Bacon

400 lbs. Shrimp Cocktail

500 lbs. Salad

600 lbs. Ground Beef for Hamburgers

650 lbs. Beef Wellington

700 lbs. Ice Cream

850 lbs. Lobster

900 lbs. Potatoes

1,100 lbs. Fish

1,400 lbs. Freshly baked bread

1,700 lbs. Vegetables

4,700 lbs. Fruit

2,400 Eggs

1,000 Pizzas

3,000 Cookies for Tea Time

3,500 Breakfast Muffins

4,000 Escargot

5,000 Canapes

600 lbs. Ice used for Ice Carvings

5,500 Bottles of Wine (stocked per seven-day cruise)

Onboard Hotel Supplies:

9,000 Boxes of Facial Tissue

22,560 Rolls of Toilet Tissue

680,000 Paper Towels

70,900 Cutlery Pieces

1,536 Chef's Knives

7,111 Pots and Pans

79,208 Glasses

68,374 Pieces of China

34,470 Table Napkins

3,664 Table Cloths

1,500 Place Mats

79,256 Towels

48,292 Bed Linens

576 Ping Pong Balls

841 Live Plants

38,666 Crew Uniform Items

210 Gallons of Laundry Detergent