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Quiz: How much do you really know about cruise ships?

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Going on a few cruises doesn't automatically make you an expert. - Photo by Javier Martin

So you’ve taken a few cruises. You know the differences between Carnival and Royal Caribbean, and which ports you’ll find on different Caribbean itineraries. But how much do you really know about cruise ships themselves?

1. If you were looking at a cruise ship (or any ship, really) from the top down, match these four terms to their correct definition: port, starboard, stern, bow.

If you were looking at a cruise ship (or any ship, really) from the top down, match these four terms to their correct definition: <em>port, starboard, stern, bow</em>.

2. What is a cruise ship’s “berth”?

What is a cruise ship’s “berth”?

3. Where can you find the ship’s helm?

Where can you find the ship’s helm?

4. What part of the ship is the arrow pointing to?

What part of the ship is the arrow pointing to?

5. When it comes to cruise ships, what does GRT stand for?

When it comes to cruise ships, what does GRT stand for?

6. How do ships minimize the rocking from rough seas?

How do ships minimize the rocking from rough seas?

7. Why might someone say you need to take a “tender” into port?

Why might someone say you need to take a “tender” into port?

8. What part of the ship is often referred to as the “screw”?

What part of the ship is often referred to as the “screw”?

9. A knot is a measurement of a ship’s speed. How many knots are equal to one nautical mile per hour?

A knot is a measurement of a ship’s speed. How many knots are equal to one nautical mile per hour?

10. What does the beam of a cruise ship measure?

What does the beam of a cruise ship measure?



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Posted by MrChocoholic

Got tripped up on the knots. Two issues: "propeller" and "keel." Technically, the arrow is pointing at the bulbous bow, or bulge, for the ship's keel is more than 20 feet below the surface of the water.


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