Munich, November 2019

 

Dear participant,

Thank you so much for taking part in my survey on "Green Propulsion Technologies for Cruise Ships". I conduct this survey as part of the final thesis of my master's program at the FOM, University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Management, in Munich.

The aim of this survey is to get a better understanding of the attitude of cruise ship customers towards environmentally friendly ship propulsion systems.
All information provided by you will be treated confidentially and anonymously and no transfer of data will take place. The data obtained is used exclusively for scientific purposes.

Answering the questionnaire will take about 10 minutes.

Many thanks!

Amr Elbatrawy

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* 1. How likely is it that you will book a cruise trip in the future?

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* 2. How often did you travel on a cruise ship so far?

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* 3. Which places do you use the most on the cruise ship?

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* 4. The use of the natural gas-powered cruise ship comes with certain limitations. Please state to what extent you agree with the
various statements.

To be able to make the trip on the gas-powered cruise ship, I would be in principle willing to...

  Strongly disagree Slightly disagree Not sure Slightly agree Strongly agree
... accept a smoking ban on the deck for several hours while the ship is refuelling.
... not on- and off-board for several hours while the ship is refuelling.
... visit one port less as part of my 2-week journey.
... accept a smoking ban in some areas of the deck.

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* 5. Please indicate to what extent you agree with the various statements regarding the assessment of risks associated with the use of natural gas-powered cruise ships.

In my opinion...

  Strongly disagree Slightly disagree Not sure Slightly agree Strongly agree
... is a cruise on a natural gas-powered ship dangerous.
... is the mist that forms around the tank hose during bunkering natural gas dangerous.
... is natural gas propulsion for cruise ships unreliable.
... leads the use of the natural gas-powered ship to a negative opinion of my acquaintances about me.
… the air on the deck of the natural gas powered ship smells bad

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* 6. Please indicate in the following to what extent you agree with the different statements about your social environment.

  Strongly disagree Slightly disagree Not sure Slightly agree Strongly agree
People that are important for me consider it a good idea when I book the trip on the natural gas-powered ship.
Booking a cruise on a natural gas-powered ship is seen as progressive by my friends.
Most of my friends value the use of natural gas for propelling ships positively.

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* 7. Please indicate below to what extent the statements apply to
you.
I feel...

  Strongly disagree Slightly disagree Not sure Slightly agree Strongly agree
... responsible for saving exhaust gas emissions to prevent climate change.
... morally obliged to use environmentally friendly fuels.
... guilty if I do not leverage the possibility of saving exhaust gas emissions.
... not responsible for the climate change as my personal share in it is very low.

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* 8. Please indicate in each case to what extent you agree with the various statements.

  Strongly disagree Slightly disagree Not sure Slightly agree Strongly agree
Cruise shipping influences the climate by burning fossil fuels (heavy fuel oil, natural gas, ...).
Cruising with the heavy fuel oil-powered ship damages the climate more than cruising with the natural-gas powered ship.
With my choice between the natural gas and heavy fuel oil-powered ship, I choose how much I want to influence climate change.

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* 9. Please indicate to what extent you agree with the various statements regarding the qualitative characteristics of a natural gas propulsion.
I appreciate on a gas-powered cruise ship very much, ...

  Strongly disagree Slightly disagree Not sure Slightly agree Strongly agree
... that it is environmentally friendly.
... that the air on the deck of the ship is healthier.
... that my view on deck is not clouded by black exhaust fumes.

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* 10. Please indicate to what extent you agree with the various statements.

A cruise ship powered by natural gas does not interest me because ...

  Strongly disagree Slightly disagree Not sure Slightly agree Strongly Agree
... I am very satisfied with the previous heavy fuel oil propulsion.
... I do not see a reason for me to change the drive technology.
... I think that natural gas propulsion is unsuitable for cruise ships.
... I do not care what powers the cruise ship I'm traveling on.
I'm interested in a cruise ship powered by natural gas, because I find it exciting to try something new.
When I hear about a new propulsion technology for ships, I want to give it a try.

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* 11. Please indicate to what extent you agree with the various statements.

To book a journey on the gas-powered cruise ship, ...

  Strongly disagree Slightly disagree Not sure Slightly agree Strongly agree
...is a good idea.
...makes sense
...can I imagine well.

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* 12. Please rate the following statements regarding any possible future use of the natural gas-powered cruise ship.

  Strongly disagree Slightly disagree Not sure Slightly agree Strongly agree
It is very likely that I will book my trip on the natural gas-powered ship.
I will definitely try the natural gas-powered ship and book a ticket.
As soon as the opportunity arises, I will book a ticket on the natural gas-powered ship.

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* 13. Please indicate to what extent the statements apply to you.

  Strongly disagree Slightly disagree Not sure Slightly agree Strongly agree
My first impression of people usually turns out to be right.
I am often unsure about my judgement.
I always know exactly why I like something.
Once I got too much change back and said nothing.
I am always honest with others.
I have occasionally used someone.

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* 14. You have reached the end of the survey. There are only a few details required about you

What is your gender?

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* 15. Age

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* 16. What is the highest level of education you have completed?

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* 17. What is your current profession?

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