Say hello to world's biggest cruiseferry - Color Magic. She has got 19 KONE Marine elevators on board. 14 public, 4 service and one dumbwaiter. Expand to read more.
Color Magic has been built as a bigger version of her sister ship Color Fantasy in 2006-2007. After the experiences with Color Fantasy, the design of Color Magic has been optimized to fit the requirements. It includes a second big elevator to the cabins (instead of a set of two smaller ones) and passenger cabins on deck 5. The elevator arrangement on board is pretty much based on the famous cruiseferries M/S Silja Symphony and Serenade. Also the design reminds a lot of the Royal Carribbean cruise ships, especially the Freedom class.
There are KONE MonoSpace and MiniSpace elevators on board, delivered by KONE Marine. All scenic elevators and bigger elevators with a capacity higher than 1350 kg are MiniSpace, the others are machineroomless MonoSpace. All elevators use KSS fixtures. Compared to other cruiseferries where I visited the crew area/elevators, they looked perfectly cleaned up and good. Even the elevator shafts were perfectly cleaned up! Take care about your vehicle, then it takes care for you - a principle which appears to be standard on this ship. Very good!
M/S Color Magic goes on the route Oslo (NO) - Kiel (DE) together with her sister Color Fantasy. It is a 20 hours trip through Skagerrak, Kattegat, Great Belt and Kiel Fjord. The ships pass below the amazing Great Belt suspension bridge.
All my best wishes and thanks go to the very kind, professional crew who told me about the ships technique, showed and explained the elevator mechanisms and allowed me to complete the tour with all elevators being depicted. Skål!
LIST OF ELEVATORS (19)
01:44 - Elevator 1: A big KONE MiniSpace, mixed use (locked at sea)
04:10 - motor room of elevator 1
04:51 - Elevators 2 - 3: Set of two scenic MiniSpace (until deck 15)
08:01 - Elevators 4 - 5: another set of two scenic MiniSpace (just to deck 13)
09:31 - Elevators 6 -.7: set of two non-scenic MonoSpace elevators (until deck 13)
11:26 - Elevators 8 - 9: two port side crew elevators, MonoSpace (elv. 8) and MiniSpace (elv. 9)
14:46 - riding elevator 9
15:50 - Elevator 10 - starbord MiniSpace crew elevator (decks 2 - 7)
17:20 - Elevator 11 - big starbord non-scenic MiniSpace elevator
19:22 - Elevators 12 - 13: another set of two scenic MiniSpace elevators
20:53 - Elevators 14 - 15: the port side set of two scenic MiniSpace elevators
22:16 - Elevators 16 - 17: set of two non-scenic MonoSpace elevators (until deck 12)
23:47 - Elevator 18: starbord MiniSpace crew elevator (decks 2 - 4)
25:05 - motor room of elevator 18
25:43 - Elevator 19: A simple KONE dumbwaiter