Travel Tip of the Week: More Cruise Terminology

  • Back to Back Cruise – Most often, two consecutive cruises booked for groups or individual passengers on the same ship from the same home port.
  • Deck Plan – An overhead diagram illustrating cabin and public room locations in relation to each other.
  • Disembarkation – This is when you leave the ship at the end of your trip.
  • Embarkation – It’s when you board your cruise ship at the beginning of your trip.
  • Funnel – The smokestack on some cruise ships.
  • Gratuities– The passenger’s personal expression of thanks (tips) for the service received on board, sometimes automatically added to their account. Gratuities for groups are generally pre-paid and included with final payment.
  • Portholes – Circular “windows” in the side of the ship

I hope this information is helpful to you now or in the future!

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