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Cruise Ship Dictionary - What other terms would you add?


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Bridge: The place where the Captain and mates actually steer/manuever the ship. Bridge Tours have not been allowed since 9/11.


Galley: The ship's kitchen, where both palatable and unpalatable edibles are prepared in mass quantities. Galley Tours are offered.


Crow's Nest: A high look-out point on the ship where crew can observe obstacles in the ship's path ("Iceberg! Dead ahead!") Also a great lounge/bar on Holland America ships.


Hold: The place where the uncooked palatable and unpalatable edibles are stored.


Brig: The place where unruly teenagers and their parents are held prior to their being thrown off the ship at the next port of call. Thank God.


Scuttle: This is what happens to a ship when irons and candles are brought onboard and the ship catches on fire.


St. Marteen: No such place. But St. Maarten is.


Dininng Room: The place where Hooked On Phonics people eat.


Stewart: There are no Stewarts onboard ships, unless they are passengers/crew whose last name is STEWART.


Bridge tours are still available. We went to the Bridge to meet the Capt. on the Ultimate Ship Tour, Caribbean Princess 2012.

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Lifts-are not restricted to UK ships. I would remove UK.


how about Server, Takes you order and is responsible for your taking your order and assuring food satisfaction


Assistant Server, Assists the server bringing out the tables food and is usually responsible for drinks throughout dinner.


Head Server, oversees your server team, ultimately responsible for your total dinning satisfaction and arranges any special touches such as anniversary, birthday or other celebrations.

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Davit - structure used to lower a lifeboat over the side of the ship

Painter Line- rope attached to the bow of a boat to tie it up


Both used on or near the lifeboats on the ship.

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