Answer: A cruise ship is a very large ship, usually carrying hundreds of passengers, that tours various areas or countries while providing comfortable living arrangements aboard. They usually have a variety of shops, restaurants, boutiques, and services for the guests. The range of accommodations ranges from inside cabins, to balconies, and to ocean-view deluxe suites.Children are generally provided amusements and entertainment during the day, such as table tennis, games, swimming pools, and movie showings.A staple of cruises are the 24-hour food and drink service, including both buffets and formal dining. When docked at islands or ports of call, many offer excursions to local sites of interest : shopping, tours, and scheduled events.
Answer: Well, it depends on the company. Pools with play structures and tubes are quite often included. Shows, buffet dinners, and sometimes gambling is available. Dances, music and lots of entertainment is included. And then there are tours at the ports of call.
Answer: Facilities that the passengers could use such as recreational area: swimming pool, restaurants and bars, casino, sports area. A cruise ship should also have a great crew. This includes crews from service department to security department. They will make sure that the small community with in the cruise ship will function all through out the cruise itinerary.
Answer: Loads of names! Firebolt, Dashing Daredevil, Pure Sea, Sea Adventure, Sea Guide, Sea Wonder, Sea Beauty, Sea Magnificent, Cruise King, Pure Ocean, Pure River, Pure Lake, Adventure Island, Cruise Island, etc..
Answer: It depends on the offense. Ultimately, the captain has first and last word of what happens to you if arrested at sea; however, he will be answerable to his actions when he returns to land.
Almost every cruise ship has a brig, or ship "jail" in which a person may be kept until he or she can be turned in to the proper authorities. If the offender is considered a continued danger to passengers, the captain may elect to give custody to the authorities in the next port -- no matter what country you land in. From there you may be extradited to your country of orgin, or the country may decide to prosecute you there.
For less serious offenses, the captain may choose to either detain you in the brig for the remainder of the voyage, allow you to pay a fine, or restrict you from leaving the ship until you can be turned over to the authorities in your country of origin.
Answer: Ferrys are small fry compared to cruise ships which are the commonly the largest passenger ships in the seven seas! Typically, a cruise ship is MUCH larger than a ferry because cruise ships are capable of carrying thousands of passengers at a time and are typically 150 to 700 meters in length. Ferries are smaller in that they carry a max capacity of 20 maybe 100 people, including vehicles.
Answer: P&O cruises are nice, they provide 3 course meals in your cabin, with a lovely rosewater dish on the side. it is very romantic and they have a plasma screen in every room of the ship, iincluding the loo!!
Answer: The Island Princess cruise ship is a luxury ship that offers cruises to many destinations in and outside of the United States. European and Caribbean cruises tend to be the most popular choice of cruises.
Answer: Greater motion will be felt the higher the deck and the nearer the bow or stern (front and back. The least sway is found on a low deck mid-ship.
Interestingly, cabins on higher decks tend to be more expensive and an "upgrade" is usually the same size cabin on a higher deck. Additionally, the most expensive suites tend to be at the bow and stern.
So , ironically, "the more you pay, the more you sway!"
Answer: The Balmoral has an interesting history since her launch in 1988. Her first owner was Royal Cruise Lines, where she sailed as the Crown Odyssey. She also sailed under the same name for Orient Lines. Norwegian Cruise Lines briefly owned her where she sailed under the name Norwegian Crown. He last sailing under NCL was 28 October, 2007, where she had a maximum capacity of 1,230 passengers.
Following this, she was placed in Dry Dock, where she was lengthened by 30 metres, by Blohm & Voss builders, in Hamburg Germany.
She re-entered service with Fred Olsen Cruises, a company which features smaller and medium-sized vessels. The ship now accommodated up to 1778 passengers, plus a crew of 471. Additional features were added as well, such as balconies, which appeal to a predominately British market.
The ship is remarkably sound, even with her new design; in January of 2009, she encountered rough winds of up to 60MPH, and freak waves as high as 50 feet. There were some passenger injuries, but the ship faired well, despite the unusual challenges she face.