Aquariums on Cruise Ships

Has anyone ever wondered why cruise ships don't have really neat centerpiece aquariums like in the restaurants, etc? It would be perfect to have a little piece of marine life on the ship since you're sailing on the ocean! Of course I don't mean gigantic animals like sharks or rays, but little fish and crabs - creatures like that.

 

I assume it is probably a logistic problem with being on a moving vessel or cleanliness or something.

 

Thoughts?

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My guess would be that the motion of the ship would cause currents in the aquarium that wouldn't be good for the fish.

Of course, that is only a guess.

My son has been a photographer for the TV show "Tanked" and gleaned a lot of information working with them about "fish tanks" which is why he gave up the fight to have one.  LOL - it can be a lot trickier to maintain than one may think ...

Because fish food costs money and the lines wont pay for it and the fish would die and be served in the MDR as a delicacy

 

And along those lines, can you imagine the outcry if they goofed and many of the fish died or if the tank wasn't maintained properly and went all algae green.  Also the chance of something bad happening because some idiot thought it be funny to do something to the tank and it springs a leak or shatters.  Most likely cruise lines avoid them to avoid liability issues. 

 

Same reason FINE wines aren't on a ship.  All the rocking and rolling is bad for the contents.

As a big fan of aquariums, I know that the problems of setting up and maintaining a large unit is an expense the lines don't need. besides, port of call have snorkelling and you can see all the fish you want.

The only reason to have them is for the fresh lobster like at Red Lobster.

More ships in fish tanks then fish tanks in ships  Big Smile

Put a glass bottom somewhere on the ship and you have your aquarium

I think that the motion of the ship is a problem.  Ever see the water sloshing out of the pools is rough seas?

Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas has aquariums.

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