Toward the rear of the vessel.
Any passageway on the vessel
Cabins above the waterline
A space to anchor/moor the vessel, a build-in bed
Forward or front part of ship.
The sound of the ship’s whistle
Navigation and command center of the vessel.
Upright partition (walls) used to divide various sections of the
ship into rooms.
Officer and/or crew quarters (see also Stateroom).
Direction the ship is sailing.
Crew access only.
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!).
Usually a laminated card used as a means of identification the
ship's company on board and while in port.
Dining facilities for non-officer crew members.
Cruise Staff Department
Handles the day-to-day passenger activities and social events.
Government officials responsible for regulating goods, services and
supplies into a country.
Document listing all personal goods of crew members.
Passenger program outlining the day to day activities of all events
and ship information.
Responsible for the overall operation and navigation of the vessel.
Leave the vessel.
The structure such as a pier in which the vessel ties up when in
Measurement in feet from waterline to lowest point of ship's
Vessel is completed removed from the water to institute repairs to
To go aboard the vessel.
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.
Platform or ramp for embarkation and disembarkation to a dock or
tender used for convenience and security.
Vessel's steering wheel.
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the passenger
facilities and related departments.
Government officials responsible for granting citizens permission to
or restricting entry to a country.
The bottom portion of the vessel submerged in water.
One nautical mile per hour (6,080.2 ft) as compared to land mile of
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.
Small boat carried on the vessel and used in case of emergency.
M.V. – motor vessel
M.S. – motor ship
A place to assemble passengers and/or crew during a lifeboat drill.
Free access to unoccupied tables in the dining room, as opposed to
To the left, facing forward of the bow.
Country, island or territory the vessel visits.
The central administrative office on board for passengers as well as
The country in which the vessel is registered.
Sway of the ship from side to side.
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.
Start of a contract.
End of a contract.
Crew store managed by crew members offering everything from snacks
To the right, facing forward of the bow.
Extreme bow of the vessel.
Rear of the vessel.
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
United Stated Public Health. Sets the standard for public health and
quality food control on board vessels entering
United States territory.
Special doors that seal off sections of the ship in case of
To raise anchor in preparation for departure.
Repairs made without removing the vessel from the water.
Facing into or the direction towards the wind.