|Quoting DocLightning (Reply 148):|
Yes, the Chief Engineer doesn't know what the hell he's talking about, I'm sure.
If he doesn't know that his ship was built with 230v power supply then he has a problem.
From the RCI webpage
Q: What electrical voltage is offered onboard?
A: All of our Royal Caribbean ships are equipped with North American standard, 110 volts AC and standard European 220/230 volts AC outlets.
This will be the same throughtout the rest of the RCI owned brands.
From the P&O webpage
Oceana and Britannia also have US 2 pin sockets in addition to UK 3 pin sockets
The standard electrical supply in the United Kingdom is 50HZ (cycles) and 240V.
The supply on board is:
Adonia -220V / 60HZ
Arcadia - 220V / 110V / 60HZ
Aurora - 220V / 60HZ
Azura - 230V / 115V / 60HZ
Oceana - 220V / 110V / 60HZ
Oriana - 220V / 60HZ
Ventura - 230V / 115V / 60HZ
From the Cunard webage
• 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets
The hotel supply will be 230v with step down trafos for your 110v sockets, lighting is all 230v 50hz, although some have 60hz. It's much easier to step down to 110v than step up to 230v.
In the 7 years I've been selling marine lighting the number of vessels I've sold with 110v could be counted on one hand, it's not the industry standard, 230v is.
You can try argue this with me but you are flat out wrong, I am right and that's the end of the story as far as I'm concerned.