WATCH: What Does It Take to Be a Royal Caribbean Chief Engineer?
PHOTO: Royal Caribbean International's Anthem of the Seas. (photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean International)
If you thought planning for a cruise was challenging, try being in charge of powering a nearly 1,200-foot-long cruise ship carrying well over 4,000 passengers.
In a two-minute video, Royal Caribbean International takes travelers behind the scenes with the chief engineer of its recently-launched Anthem of the Seas to provide a better understanding of what goes into powering a cruise ship.
Chief engineer Marco Marzoochi isn't the one steering the ship, but rather the man in charge of keeping it moving.
"The engine control room is the heart of the vessel," said Marzoochi, who can be seen surveying the ship's status and meeting with his fellow engineers throughout the video.
But as William Baumgartner, Royal Caribbean's senior vice president of marine operations points out, Marzoochi and other chief engineers aren't simply tasked with ensuring that the ship's engine runs smoothly.
"You're looking at a small city that's moving," said Baumgartner. "You provide your own power, all of your own electricity generation."
"All of the services that a city for maybe as many as 8,000 people need."
What's more, Marzoochi is responsible for not only leading dozens of other engineers, but making sure they are properly trained as well.
Unsurprisingly given the weight of responsibilities, the position of chief engineer is a respected one. "The chief engineers are magicians in some ways," said Royal Caribbean's vice president of safety and environmental stewardship Richard Pruitt.
You can view the profile of Marzoochi below in its entirety.
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