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Nautical Terminology

TermDefinition
Bareboat Charter renting a yacht/boat without professional crew
Bow the front end of a ship
Stern the back of the ship
Starboard the right side of the ship
Port side the left side of the ship
Knots the speed at which a cruise ship is measured (1 knot is equal to 1.5 miles per hour)
Galley the kitchen of a ship
Bridge the navigational and command control center of a ship
Gross registered tons (GRT) a guide to determine size of vessel based on enclosed square footage of usable passenger space. One GRT equals 100 cubic feet of enclosed space.
Shore Excursions land tours at the ports of call solid by the cruise lines or tour companies
Aft near, toward, or at the rear of the ship.
Gangway the entry way onto the ship
Tender a small boat used to shuffle passengers from ship to shore
Embarkation boarding the ship. usually embarkation starts 2 - 4 hours before sailing
Disembarking getting off the ship
Berth a bed on a ship. also a place where a ship docks
Deck a floor of a ship
Deck Plans the map/layout of a ship
Port of Call a place a ship visits
Stabilizer an underwater device that helps reduce a ship's motion
Zodiac large inflatable boat
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