When a cruise ship speaker lands his/her first assignment, the marine jargon can be quite confusing. Do you know the difference between port and starboard? Port is left; starboard is right. Easy to remember? Yes: PORT has 4 letters – so does LEFT.
Here are some others you might run into:
The back of the ship.
On land; the opposite of aboard.
Width of the ship at the widest point.
Compass direction, usually expressed in degrees, from
the ship to a particular destination or objective.
Dock, pier or quay (key); or, the bed or beds within
the guests’ staterooms.
The room or platform onboard within which the Captain and ship’s
officers manage the navigation, route, maneuvering and overall seagoing
operation of the ship.
Exiting or departing from the ship.
Each level (floor) of the ship.
An overhead diagram illustrating stateroom/suite and
public area locations.
Measurement in feet from waterline to lowest point of
Boarding the ship.
Measurement of distance equal to six feet.
Toward the fore or bow (front) of the ship.
Ramp or stairway between the ship and the shore while
the ship is docked.
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