What is a cruise ship?
Passenger Ship-Cruise Ship
Types of Cruise Ship
Anotomy of a Modern Cruise Ship
Social and Cultural Impact
Political and Legal Factors
Cruise Ship Jobs- Deck Officers and Rating Positions
Discussion-Why Cruise ?
3. What is a cruise ship?
A cruise ship or cruise liner is a passenger used for
pleasure voyages , where the voyage itself and the ships
amenities are part of the experience. Cruising has
become a major part of the tourism industry, with
millions of passengers each year.
4. Accordding to the international regulations passenger
ship are ships which carry more than 12 passenger.
Passenger ship≠Cruise ship
High fuel consumption(speed),
Cabins to maximize passenger number
Enclosed deck,Deep draft
Lower confort(windowless suites)
Amenities more important than speed
Balcony-laden floating condominiums
5. Cruising History
• The practice of cruising grew gradually out of the
transatlantic crossing tradition in the early 1900s.
In the competition for passenger, ocean liners added
many luxuries (The Titanic being the most famous
example ) such as fine dininig and well appointed
• The 1960s witnessed the beginnings of the modern
cruise industry. Cruise ship companies concentretad
on vacation trips in the Caribbean and created a ‘fun
ship’ image which attracted many passengers.
6. It is also said that P&O(Peninsular and Oriental
Steam Navigation Company) founded in 1837
invented cruising in 1844 when it advertised tours to
destinations such as Gibraltar ,Malta and Athens by
sea, sailing from Southhampton.Consequently round
trips were offered to destinations such as Alexandria
P&O is the oldest liner shipping company in
passenger carrying segment.
8. TYPES OF CRUISES
Ocean Voyages:A one-way passage from one point to
another over a major body of water.
Standart Cruises: An open water cruise maybe one-
way or round-trip with several ports of call.
River/Canal Cruises: River and canal cruises are
closely linked to the culture and heritage of the
country being tour.
Destination/Expedition Cruises:Based on the
destination to be visited.
9. Day Cruises: Day cruises are typically a cruise
experience of 15 hours or less.
Contemporary Cruises: These cruise lines typically
have resort-style facilities with heavy emphasis on
Luxury cruises: Offering high style luxury with
emphasis on destination and ship-board amenities.
Specialty Cruises: Adventure-style cruising with a
heavy emphasis on destination, education and off ship
11. Cruise ship is a pax ship like Ocean liner, Ro-
Pax,Ferry,FastFerry,River Cruises...But there are some
Passenger ship used for pleasure voyages.
Voyages itself+ships amenities+diffrent destinations.
Transportation is not the prime purpose.
Ocean Liner(Passenger Ship):
Transport of passengers(some freight,mail,..)fromA
Built to higher standart
Large capacities for fuel/provisions/consumables
14. Social and Cultural Impact
Revitalization of culture
Changes of local identity
15. Political and Legal Factors
You must be 23 to 26 weeks pregnant or less on the day
Babies must be at least 12 mouths old for transocean
17. CRUISE SHIP JOBS - DECK OFFICERS
AND RATINGS POSITIONS
The Deck Department on a cruise ship is a part of the
Marine Operations division. The primary responsibilities of
the Deck Officers and Ratings are the safe navigation of the
vessel plus all safety and security aspects of the ship's
operations, including guests, officers, crew and staff
members. Although the actual head of the department
is the Staff Captain, the highest ranking person aboard -
the Captain/Master of the ship (at least due to the nature of
his profession - a Deck Officer) is considered a member of
the Deck department. There are in general two different
types of positions - Deck Officers (Captain; Staff Captain;
1st, 2nd, 3rd Officers; Safety Officer; Security Officer;
19. STAFF CAPTAIN
The Staff Captain is the second in command aboard
the cruise ship and Head of the Deck Department
Reports directly to the Master
Must be familiar with all duties and responsibilities of
the Master and should be able to assume command of
the vessel at any time
Oversees all activities taking place on the bridge
during docking, maneuvers, departure and at open sea
20. SAFETY OFFICER
Depending on the cruise line, the Safety Officer may or
may not be required to perform bridge watch keeping
Reprots to the Staff Captain
Directly responsible for the on board safety and
accident prevention program
Coordinates and organizes all aspects in the
management of an emergency situation
21. ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER
The EO (ECO) aboard a cruise ship is not required to stand
watch keeping duties, except in rare cases such as crisis
situation or inability of another Deck Officer to attend
Reports directly to the Master of the ship regarding any
environmental compliance matters, for all other aspects
the EO reports to the Staff Captain
Has a full access to every place on the ship as well as to any
officer, staff and crew member
Performs internal environmental audits and relays the
results to the Master and the Shore Environmental
Present- day cruise ships are organized much like
There is an endless chain of entertainment activities
on these ships, the range including dance classes,
classical music , casino lessons and so on.
Though cruises have all the features to fulfil someones
need but cruising is still a niche product for a
particular market like India where people are not very
well aware from this segment.
The marketing of cruise tourism has to be undertaken
as a multi-pronged effort.
Freight(n):Payment for transportation
Impact(v): To influence ,to affect
Facilities(n): something created to fulfil a particular
Fulfil(v):To fill up
Emphasis(n):Related to bold
Attract(v):to allure, invite ,draw ,engage
Oversee(n):To supervise, guide, review or direct the
actions of a person or group.