It depends on the units! For pure waterIt was a truly horrible occurance that occured in La Palma but those including my self that are sailing soon can rest assured they will be safe on their cruise. I expect there will be a somewhat subdued atmosphere on board when the Majesty sails tonight but I do hope the holiday makers enjoy their time onboard. hopefully when I get on board things will be carefree again but I do know safety will be of the highest order.
In the US:
1 (short) ton = 2000 lb = 240 US gallons
1 (metric) tonne = 1 m^3 = 264 US gallons
In the UK:
1 (long) ton = 2240 lb = 224 Imperial gallons = 288 US gallons
1 (metric) ton = 220 Imperial gallons
So, plenty of room for confusion there! AND, of course, it will be slightly different for sea water!
Trivial calculations aside, it's very good to hear that all passengers are safely home, and that the ship is to sail again as planned. It was a truly tragic event, but there will be an element of positive outcome if the publicity ensures greater safety.
I will see any of you reading this and boarding on either 22 March or 23 March in Gran Canaria then after a weeks stay in Tenerife in my appartment.
Roger and Sue
Sea Princess Carribbean Jan 2010, Coral Princess Panama Canal Jan 2012, Royal Princess June 2013, Thomson Dream Caribbean Mar 2012, Thomson Majesty Canaries Mar 2013, P&O Ventura Jan 2014, P&O Aurora December 2014, P&O Oceana Jun 2015, P&O Aurora Dec 2015,Thomson Majesty Feb 2016, P&O Britannia June 2016, Thomson Celebration Dec 2016
Cruising P&O Britannia June 2016