Del Valle, Kiersten Cruise Lines International Association, Arlington, Virginia.
Darr, Charles V. Cruise Lines International Association, Arlington, Virginia.
- Design and unique features
- Hull form
- Watertight subdivision
- Life-saving survival craft
- Public passenger spaces
- Crew and service spaces
- Fire protection
- Additional Readings
A cruise ship is a passenger ship designed exclusively for transportation of passengers in overnight accommodations on a sea voyage to at least one port of call other than the port of embarkation or disembarkation. This article mainly addresses traditional ocean-going cruise ships (Figs. 1a and 1b), but there are also many other types of cruise ships, including river cruise ships (Fig. 1c), expedition cruise ships (Fig. 1d), sailing cruise ships (Fig. 1e), and coastal cruise ships (Fig. 1f). These ships come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are designed to accomplish specific missions while providing the hotel services expected of a large ocean-going cruise ship.
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