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Cruise Ship Introduction
• A cruise ship is a passenger used for pleasure voyages.
• Cruise ships are destinations in themselves with features and
amenities comparable or superior to land-based resorts.
• Cruising is remarkably affordable and one can enjoy his/her
• Cruise tourism made its small beginnings in 1839 as part of the
fortnightly crossing mail service between Liverpool and Boston.
• The twentieth century compete for progressively larger and faster
• A cruise ship is a stress-free and hassle free vacation.
• It provides a new experience to vacationers as this differs from
their usual vacation habits.
• Cruises offers different activities inside the sip, such as swimming,
jogging, shows and other recreational activities.
• Cruises facilitate socialization and networking.
• A cruise is ideal for special occasions, like honeymoons,
anniversaries, and rekindling and renewing of relationships.
• A cruise provides a brief overview of historical and learning
experiences from one port to another. In-house experts, such as
port and shopping lecturers, provide passengers with information
about the places included in the cruise itinerary.
• In the advent of highly sophisticated technology, cruises offer a
safe travel experience. Sea vessels ensure guest safety and
• The cruise package price is generally all inclusive. Passengers will
know how much their vacation will cost.
Classification of cruise ship
Size Gross registered
Very small Under 10,000 Not exceeding 200
Small 10,000-20,000 200-500
Medium 20,000-50,000 500-1,200
Large 50,000-70,000 1,200-2,000
Megaship More than 70,000 More than 2,000
Cruise line Organization Chart
CRUISE SHIP FACILITIES
1. STATEROOM SPACE
• If hotels have guestrooms, a cruise ship has a stateroom or a cabin. Ship
staterooms are usually extremely compact but all spaces are well utilized to
answer all the guests need.
There are three types of ship staterooms:
A. Outside staterooms are meant for guests who may have a preference for
an ocean view. Since most of the spaces in cruise ships are well utilized,
this type of room does not give off a feeling of smallness due to its ocean
B. Inside staterooms are cheaper than outside staterooms since they do not
have windows. To create a bigger space for the room, several deign
methods have been employed by cruise ships, like the use of colors,
patterns, and mirrors.
C. As with hotels, suites are the most expensive rooms on a ship. Today,
suites in cruise ships may be comparable to land-based hotels. Services
and facilities inside the room are highly personalized to exceed guest
2. PRIVATE SPACE
• Private spaces are reserved for the ship’s personnel. These include the
crew’s cabins, cafeteria, gym and recreational facilities, the bridge where
the vessel is controlled, the gallery or kitchen, and machine areas.
3. PUBLIC SPACES
These are areas dedicated to passengers’ usage. The public areas in
cruise ships are similar with those of land-based hotels. The following
are the areas that comprise the public area section of cruise ships.
• Reception Area
Similar to a hotel lobby, the reception area in cruise ships has several
offices. These offices have direct contact with guests.
• Dining Room
This is where the guests’ meals are served. Similar to the food and
beverage outlets typical in land-based hotels, the size of the dining area
usually depends on the carrying capacity of the vessel.
This serves as the ship’s venue for entertainment and business
functions, such as conventions, conferences, and meetings.
• Pool Area
One of the many recreation centers in cruise ships, this area also has
food and beverage outlets and relaxation areas for the passengers.
• Gym, Spa, and Sports Facilities
Just like in land based hotels and resorts, cruise ships provide complete
gym services, like aerobics programs, yoga, and weight machines.
• Children’s Area
This area offers babysitting services to a wide range of age groups. As
compared with land-based hotels, this service may only be availed in
top land based as part of their highly personalized services.
• Gift shop
The gift shop sells both souvenir items and sundries Bigger vessels may
even have dresses and jewelries by designer labels.
Maritime law requires any vessel that carries more than 100
passengers to have a physician on board, often assisted by one or
• Internet Center
This is similar to business centers in land-based hotels and is an
important feature of cruise ships since communication is hard to get
by at sea.
• Casino Operations
Casino operations are usually legal on ships; most cruise vessels boast
of casinos where clients can play a wide selection of card games, slot
machines, and others.
The Best Cruise Overall 2017
"Best vacation I have ever had so far! I was extremely impressed with the way the
members of the crew conducted themselves. Each and ever one was courteous and
seems to be happy to help."
Allure of The Sea