Above: The propulsion controls. The two levers in the center
control the speed of ship.
Left: The radar displays show the officers what other traffic
and objects are in the vicinity. The electronic chart takes
information from the radar and other navigational instruments
and superimposes the ship's position and course on a
Left: Grandeur's spacious
bride is divided into a series
of consoles devoted to different
functions such as emergency
Right: Captain Johnsen
explains the diagrams of the
ship used in emergency
planning and management.
Above left: The navigational controls are to the front of the bridge.
Above right: The Captain's chair is equipped with a joystick and a series of other controls for maneuvering the ship.
There are duplicate sets of controls on each side of
the bridge. This gives the officers a better view of
the ship's position in relation to the pier when the
ship is docking. On Grandeur the bridge wings are
out in the open air.
Cruise ship photo tour - Grandeur of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - page 8
Above: As on all modern cruise ships, the ship's wheel on
Grandeur is relatively small. It is used primarily when the ship is
entering or leaving port. At other times, the steering is done
mostly by computer.
Left: The bridge mascot is always on duty.