Cabin Steward - a person whose work is to serve and run errands for the passengers aboard a ship.
Captain - the person in command of a ship.
Cruise Scam – refers to the offer of a cruise trip or cruise vacation package under false pretenses, and such offer is designed to cheat or swindle.
Cruise Terminology – cruise terms or system of terms used on a cruise ship.
Disembark – to unload (passengers or goods) from a ship, aircraft, etc.
Dock - a large structure or excavated basin for receiving ships, equipped with gates to keep water in or out.
Double Occupancy - refers to a cabin shared by two people.
Embark – to go aboard a ship, aircraft, etc. To begin a journey.
Fluke - a pointed part of an anchor, designed to catch in the ground.
Forward - toward the front or a point in front or before; ahead.
Gangway - a passageway for entering (embarking) a ship, or leaving (disembarking) from a ship.
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Life Jacket - a life preserver in the form of a sleeveless jacket or vest.
Muster – to come together or gather; specifically, to assemble as for inspection or roll call.
Muster Station – a specifc location on ship to gather, based on cabin assignment.
Nautical - of or having to do with sailors, ships, or navigation. A unit of speed of one nautical mile (6,076.12 feet or 1,852 meters) an hour: abbrev. kn or kt [to average a speed of 10 knots]
Nautical as a historical cruise term: any of the knots tied at regular intervals in a line used in measuring a ship's speed.
Pier – a structure built out over the water and supported by pillars or piles: used as a landing place.
Port - the left-hand side of a ship or boat as one faces forward: opposed to starboard. Port – so named because the side toward the port (dock), since the steering oar (see starboard) prevented docking to the right.
Port of Call - regular stopover(s) on a cruise itinerary.
Purser - a ship’s officer in charge of accounts, freight, tickets, etc., esp. on a passenger vessel. Important to you – a Purser takes responsibility for all money, transactions.
Quad Cabin – a cabin that accomodates four passengers.
Ship – any water vehicle of considerable size navigating deep water, especially one powered by an engine.
Starboard – the right-hand side of a ship or boat as one faces forward: opposed to Port.
Stateroom - a private cabin on a ship.
Stern - the rear end of a ship or boat.
Tender - a boat for carrying passengers to or from a ship close to shore.
Vessel - any relatively large watercraft.
Windward - on the side of the ship from which the wind blows; toward the wind. (As opposed to Leeward).