What is the Lido Deck?

What is the Lido Deck?

You may have heard someone in a movie say, "Meet me on the Lido Deck," but you weren't sure what that meant. The word lido is an Italian word for "beach," and refers to
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Cruise Ship Terms to Know

Cruise Ship Terms to Know

Here are the most commonly used ship-related words you may hear while on your cruise. Aft – at or near the back (the stern) of a ship Atrium – the center area of a cruise ship. Typically, it’s open for several
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What Does “Muster” Mean?

What Does “Muster” Mean?

The word “muster” is a military term that means “to collect, or assemble,” as in “assemble the troops together.” On a cruise ship, it simply means to assemble together for your safety drill. It’s also sometimes called a lifeboat drill or a boat drill on...

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What is a Ship’s Funnel?

What is a Ship’s Funnel?

You’ve seen them on almost every cruise ship, but you may not know what they’re called. To give you a hint: Carnival’s is shaped like a whale’s tail. Yes, that cute, red whale’s tail on the very top of all
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Different Colored Carpets

Different Colored Carpets

Cruise ships often have different colored or patterned carpeting running down the opposite sides of the ship. This is to help people remember which side of the ship they are on (port or starboard).   And, if they are paying attention, they can follow the...

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What is a Ship’s Godmother?

What is a Ship’s Godmother?

A long-standing tradition when a ship gets its name and is ready to officially launch, it also gets a Godmother. In recent years, Godfathers have been included in the duties, and now, a Godfamily has been named. The specially selected honorary...

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