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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Updating Cruise Ship Vocabulary

For full details about cruise line vocabulary - even if it is just to refresh your memory – find out more at http://www.prowsedge.com/cruise-advice-tips-vocabulary.html

In the meantime, here is a shorter highlight of some of those sea / shipboard words you might not necessarily encounter on land - starting with one very big NO NO!

NEVER refer to your cruise ship as a "boat".  A cruise ship is NEVER referred to as a boat - it is always a “ship”

Other basics include:

AT THE FRONT OF THE SHIP
bow – word used to refer to anything at the front of the ship
fore / forward – more words used to refer to anything at the front of the ship

AT THE BACK OF THE SHIP
aft – word used to refer to anything at the rear of the ship
stern – another word used to refer to anything at the rear of the ship

AT THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SHIP
starboard – word used to refer to the right side of the ship

AT THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SHIP
port – word used to refer to the left side of the ship

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SHIP
midships – word used to refer to the middle of the ship


For many more such basics visit:
http://www.prowsedge.com/cruise-advice-tips-vocabulary.html

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