Reached its peak in the 1800s and early 1900s In the early 1900’s, ocean liners were expensive and only the wealthy can afford to travel first class. A vast majority of the travelers who cannot afford first class travel were in the steerage class. Steerage refers to the lowest decks of a ship, which offers the most basic amenities.
A cruise is a stress-free and hassle-free vacation. It takes away trivial matters like driving, packing and unpacking the luggage which can contribute to stress. Cruising produces appreciation of the environment and various cultures amongst the passengers. The experience also provides status quo for vacationers Cruises offer activities whether inside and outside the ships (Ports) Facilitates socialization and networking.
A cruise is ideal for special occasions like honeymoons, anniversaries, rekindling and renewing relationships. A cruise provides a brief overview of historical and learning experience from one port to another. In the advent of highly sophisticated technology, cruises represent a safe travel experience.. Package price is generally is an all inclusive.
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1. The first measurement is through the number of rooms (staterooms) or total number of staterooms.2. Second measurement is the number of passengers it can accommodate.3. Most common measurement would be in terms of Gross Registered Tonnage (GRT).
Stateroom space Dining Area Showroom Outside stateroom Pool area Inside Stateroom Reception Area Suites Gift Shop Private (or crew) Casino space Clinic Public space. Purser’s Office
Hotel Manager Purser Shore excursion Manager Cabin Attendants Maitre d’, table captains, waiters, busboys, bartenders, drink servers and wine stewards Food and Beverage Manager Head housekeeper or chief steward Cruise Director
VERY SMALL SHIP LESS THAN 10, 000 GRT; UNDER 200 PAX SMALL SHIP; 10,000-20,000GRT; 200-500 PAX MEDIUM SHIP; 20,000-50,000 GRT; 500-1200 PAX LARGE SHIP; 50,000-70,000 GRT; 1,200- 2000PAX MEGASHIP; 70,000 GRT OR MORE; OVER 2,000 PAX