Термины, встречающиеся на круизных лайнерах:
Aft - Toward the rear of the vessel.
Alleyway - Any passageway on the vessel
Beam - Cabins above the waterline
Berth - A space to anchor/moor the vessel, a build-in bed
Bow - Forward or front part of ship.
Blast - The sound of the ship’s whistle
Bridge - Navigation and command center of the vessel.
Bulkhead - Upright partition (walls) used to divide various sections of the ship into rooms.
Cabin - Officer and/or crew quarters (see also Stateroom).
Course - Direction the ship is sailing.
Crew Area - Crew access only.
Crew Bar - Located in the crew area of the vessel only. It is a social gathering place where crew interact with each other (have a good time, that is!).
Crew I.D. - Usually a laminated card used as a means of identification the ship's company on board and while in port.
Crew Mess - Dining facilities for non-officer crew members.
Cruise Staff Department - Handles the day-to-day passenger activities and social events.
Customs - Government officials responsible for regulating goods, services and supplies into a country.
Customs Manifest - Document listing all personal goods of crew members.
Daily Program - Passenger program outlining the day to day activities of all events and ship information.
Deck - Floor.
Deck Department - Responsible for the overall operation and navigation of the vessel.
Disembark/Debark - Leave the vessel.
Dock - The structure such as a pier in which the vessel ties up when in port.
Draft - Measurement in feet from waterline to lowest point of ship's keel.
Dry Dock - Vessel is completed removed from the water to institute repairs to the keel.
Embarkation/Embark - To go aboard the vessel.
Fire Doors - Special doors located throughout the ship that close after a command from the bridge; they are fire retardant.
Food & Beverage Department - Handles the day-to-day operations of food supplies, food regulations and management of the galley.
Fore and Aft - Front and back of the vessel, refers to the entire vessel.
Galley - Vessel's kitchen.
Gangway - Platform or ramp for embarkation and disembarkation to a dock or tender used for convenience and security.
Helm - Vessel's steering wheel.
Hotel Department - Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the passenger facilities and related departments.
Immigration - Government officials responsible for granting citizens permission to or restricting entry to a country.
Keel - The bottom portion of the vessel submerged in water.
Knot - One nautical mile per hour (6,080.2 ft) as compared to land mile of 5,280 ft.
Leeward - Side of the vessel or island that is protected from the wind.
Letter of Employment - A written document from the company as proof of employment.
Lifeboat - Small boat carried on the vessel and used in case of emergency.
M.V. – motor vessel
M.S. – motor ship
Muster Station - A place to assemble passengers and/or crew during a lifeboat drill.
Open Seating - Free access to unoccupied tables in the dining room, as opposed to assigned seating.
Port - To the left, facing forward of the bow.
Port-of-Call - Country, island or territory the vessel visits.
Purser's Office - The central administrative office on board for passengers as well as crew members.
Registry - The country in which the vessel is registered.
Roll - Sway of the ship from side to side.
Salary - Because length of contracts on board vessels vary from month to month, quoting a monthly salary instead of yearly is the standard in the maritime industry.
Sign-On - Start of a contract.
Sign-Off - End of a contract.
Slops - Crew store managed by crew members offering everything from snacks to toiletries.
Starboard - To the right, facing forward of the bow.
Stateroom - Passenger quarters.
Stem - Extreme bow of the vessel.
Stern - Rear of the vessel.
Stowaway - Illegal passenger.
Tender - Small vessel used to transport passengers and/or crew or supplies to and from shore when ship is at anchor. Most large ships carry their own tenders, which are maintained as lifeboats in case of an emergency.
USPH - United Stated Public Health. Sets the standard for public health and quality food control on board vessels entering United States territory.
Watertight Doors - Special doors that seal off sections of the ship in case of flooding.
Weigh Anchor - To raise anchor in preparation for departure.
Wet Dock - Repairs made without removing the vessel from the water.
Windward - Facing into or the direction towards the wind.