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  Cruise ships - Wikitravel
The most well-known destinations for cruise ships are tropical ports in the Caribbean or the Mexican Riviera, but cruises can be found almost anywhere there's a enough water to float a boat and cities to visit.
Cruise ships often take advantage of their "international" status to sell a variety of duty-free liquor and other items that would otherwise be subject to import taxes.
Cruise ships are susceptible to outbreaks of norovirus and other communicable gastro-intestinal illnesses because of the large number of people sharing facilities, as well as the quick turnover that many ships experience (disembarking one set of passengers and embarking a new one in a single day).
wikitravel.org /en/Cruise_ships   (3091 words)

  Cruise ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cruise ship is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are considered an essential part of the experience.
Cruising has become a major part of the tourism industry, with millions of passengers each year as of 2006.
Present-day cruise ships are organized much like floating hotels, with a complete "hospitality staff" in addition to the usual ship's crew.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cruise_ship   (813 words)

 Cruise Ship Jobs. Cruise ship jobs application. Cruise Ship Employment Agency.
With all the cruise ships currently under construction the number of cruise ship jobs worldwide is expected to triple by the year 2007 meaning over 47,000 new cruise ship jobs.
Regardless of your nationality or previous employment experience there are cruise jobs for you aboard the hundreds of cruise ships operating all over the world.
Cruise ship jobs are in fact so addictive, that many crew members find it quite difficult to live on land after completing a contract aboard a cruise liner.
www.cruiseshipjob.com   (1420 words)

 Cruise Package & Cruise Ship Finder | CLIA Cruise Finder
This category of cruise vacation represents the equivalent of floating "Resorts at Sea." The ships range in size from mid-sized (500 to 1500 guests) to large, and includes the newer "mega" cruise ships that can accommodate over 3000 guests.
Cruise rates for a resort style cruise typically range from $150 to $350 per person, per day, and vary by season, cruise line, and itinerary.
Classically styled cruise ships, the all-inclusive convenience of a cruise vacation, exciting destinations to explore, and moderate, economical pricing (which typically ranges from under $100 to $175 per person, per day) describes the value/traditional cruise market.
www.cruising.org /planyourcruise/crsfinder.cfm   (947 words)

 Cruise Ship Jobs
Where you would be traveling to obviously depends on the cruise ship in which you become employed by.
Once you are hired by the cruise line, they will make arrangements for travel to their ship.
Cruise Lines will often give serious consideration to hiring pairs of people that are interested in working together at the same location because the companionship will often result in both employees staying on for longer contracts.
www.cruiseshipjob.net   (658 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro -- Cruise ship crime jurisdiction often murky
A cruise ship is essentially a floating foreign island with shifting legal ties affected by the flag under which it sails, its location in the ocean, its home port and the nationality of its passengers.
Cruise operators: Say the level of serious crime is lower than it is on land and that their ships are guarded by experienced security staffs with training in criminal investigation.
Cruise ship executives say crime victims are only a tiny fraction of the millions of people who board cruise ships in the United States each year.
www.uniontrib.com /news/metro/20071007-9999-1n7cruise.html   (1495 words)

 Bermuda's Cruise Ship Calls in 2007
Cruise visitors are welcome, but contribute less to the economy than air visitors, often crowd the streets and place huge strains of capacity of local buses and taxis.
Cruise ships sailing from US ports to Bermuda are required by US laws have between 15 and 25 cabins and staterooms for the registered disabled/physically handicapped, more roomy than for the non-disabled.
Be aware that they may be confiscated by your cruise ship for the duration of the voyage and returned to you at the end of the voyage.
www.bermuda-online.org /cruises.htm   (7061 words)

 Ships.VI - Ships in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Ships.VI - Ships in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Ships dock at the West Indian Company and Crown Bay facilities in St. Thomas, and at the Fredriksted Pier in St. Croix.
Ships also drop anchor in Cruz Bay, St. John and tender passengers to the Pier.
www.ships.vi   (103 words)

 Cruise Ship Entertainment Jobs. Entertainment job guide. Information on jobs in entertainment field, musician jobs, ...
With all the cruise vessels currently under construction the number of cruise lines work force worldwide is expected to triple by the year 2009.
Cruise line jobs are in fact so addictive, that many crew members find it quite difficult to live on land after completing a contract aboard a cruise ship.
Shipping charges incurred during the original purchase or the return are NOT covered by this guarantee.
www.cruiseshipentertainment.com   (1414 words)

 USATODAY.com - Cruise line: Ship tilt caused by human error   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ORLANDO (AP) — Human error caused a cruise ship to abruptly tilt at sea last week, sending furniture and debris flying about the boat and injuring 240 passengers, a cruise line official said.
The ship immediately returned to Port Canaveral, on Florida's east coast, but departed again for New York two days later and picked up a new load of passengers for a similar, shortened cruise.
Officials accompanied the ship to investigate why it unexpectedly heeled to one side, during a trip through a calm Atlantic.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2006-07-25-cruise-ship_x.htm?csp=34   (327 words)

 Cruise Ship Consumer Fact Sheet
Ocean-going cruise ships of U.S. registry must meet a comprehensive set of Coast Guard safety regulations and be inspected annually by the Coast Guard to check for compliance.
On foreign-flag cruise ships trading in the U.S., SOLAS requires the vessel to be sufficiently and efficiently manned.
If a cruise is cancelled, or there is an injury incurred during the cruise, the consumer will have to initiate action on his or her own behalf against the cruise line.
www.uscg.mil /hq/gm/cruiseship.htm   (1513 words)

 100% Free Cruise Ship Jobs - Cruise Line Employment Job Listings - Online Application - Cruiseline Work
Talk to anyone who has been employed on a cruise ship and they will most likely tell you one thing: it is the best "job" you could ever find.
Working on a cruise ship will allow you to see such places, meet new people, experience different cultures and climates, and make a good income.
Cruise lines usually refrain from advertising their available positions; instead, employment service companies is one of the main ways they find personnel--we offer the best in this field.
www.cruiselinejobs.com   (725 words)

 Surfrider Foundation A-Z: Cruise Ship Pollution
Cruise ships (and other ships) are required to have "marine sanitation devices", which are designed to prevent the discharge of untreated sewage.
From 1993 to 1998, cruise ships were involved in 87 confirmed cases of illegal discharges of oil, garbage, and hazardous wastes into US waters, and have paid more than $30 million in fines.
The Bluewater Network issued a report on Cruise Ship Pollution in March 2000 that urged the EPA to conduct an in-depth review of the impact of waste discharges from cruise ships, examine the existing applicable regulations, develop recommendations on how to better control cruise ship waste discharges, and ensure that the regulations were implemented.
www.surfrider.org /a-z/cruise.asp   (1013 words)

 Rate Your Cruise
Each individual reporting on their experience on the ship rates it in these 13 areas on a score of 1 to 10.
The Value Index for all ships within a category are based on the same formula, assuring a uniform standard.
A high Value Index indicates that the cruise delivers a lot, taken as a total package, for each dollar spent; in other words, it is a bargain.
www.cruise-reports.com /ship_evaluation.htm   (446 words)

 Belize Entry Requirements and Adventure Guide for Cruise Ship Passengers - official site of the Belize Tourism Board
Upon anchoring in the Caribbean waters just offshore of Belize City, cruise ship passengers are taken by regularly scheduled tenders arranged by their cruise ship to the Fort Street Tourism Village.
While most cruise ship itineraries allow for only a limited amount of time to be had at each destination, Belize's small geographic size combined with its abundant inland travel options enable passengers to explore the attraction of their choice.
Cruise ship passengers are given a special Belize coin with the Freestay Caribbean website printed on it The website links passengers to deals and discounts from participating businesses.
www.travelbelize.org /cruise_belize.html   (1650 words)

 CNN.com - Cruise ship rescues three fishermen off Canada - Jun. 16, 2003
Three fishermen were rescued by a cruise ship after their vessel sank in 12-foot seas.
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship returning to port after an Alaskan cruise was in time to rescue three fishermen who were hanging onto their sinking ship in frigid Canadian waters, a cruise line spokesman said Monday.
The cruise ship went from 17 to 23 knots, speedy for a cruise ship, and managed to reach the men at 6 a.m., Sheehan said.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/americas/06/16/cruise.ship.rescue   (516 words)

 Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer - Lipcon, Margulies & Alsina, P.A.
For example, cruise lines often insert special provisions into their passenger tickets (which are authorized by United States federal statutes) that shorten the time in which a passenger may file a law suit against the cruise line to one year.
In almost every case where passengers have been unaware of the cruise lines forum selection clause or have otherwise chosen to ignore it and filed a law suit in another jurisdiction, the law suit has been dismissed leaving the passenger with no means of recovery against the cruise line.
For example, a ship that begins its voyage from Miami, Florida could have the laws of the state of Florida, the laws of the United States, the laws of the flag country and international treaties apply to events and occurrences which happen aboard it.
www.lipcon.com /area_cruiseaccidents.shtml   (416 words)

 Cruise Ship Dining
The main cruise ship dining rooms are generally reserved for the traditional cruise guest.
For most cruisers, this is one of the highlights of the cruise experience and gives them an opportunity to meet new people from all over the world and develop a relationship with a wait staff who has learned how to cater to their individual needs.
In fact, many cruise ship dining rooms are now totally smoke-free, and at least one ship is a completely smoke-free cruise ship, reflecting passenger requests.
www.cruisecheap.com /faqs.asp?pageID=146   (1101 words)

 TravelPage.com's Cruise Page with hundreds of pictures and reviews of Cruise Ships
Typical cruise itineraries range from 3 to 10 days and you will be traveling with a mix of veteran and first time cruisers.
Ships are typically smaller and older and many cruises will include large blocks of passengers from the same country.
Many of the vessels are purposefully built for river cruising and as such they are smaller and do not offer the same type of amenities found on a cruise ship (i.e.
www.cruiseserver.net /travelpage/cruiselines/index.asp   (1099 words)

 Cruise Ship Safety
Each ship is subject to the vessel inspection laws of the country in which it is registered.
During June and July 1995, four foreign flag cruise ships, which had embarked passengers from U.S. ports or were operating in U.S. waters, experienced problems.
The 174-foot cruise ship Spirit of '98 was on a day cruise near the Alaskan capital of Juneau when it hit a rock and sank.
www.uscg.mil /news/cruiseship/cruiseship.htm   (524 words)

 Cruise Ship Jobs, Resort Jobs at Cruise Job Finder
While many of these employment opportunities are aboard luxury liner cruise ships, you can also find employment on smaller vessels that include everything from eco-tour ships to the Amazon, steamboats that recall the grandeur of 19th-century America, and romantic sailing yachts cruising the Maine shoreline.
This is an outstanding time to be looking for a cruise ship job.
So whether you are looking for a cruise ship job, land tour job or beach resort job, CruiseJobFinder is your passport to a fun and rewarding employment experience.
www.cruisejobfinder.com   (1391 words)

 Cruise Ship Water Discharges | US EPA
Cruise ships are literally floating cities that provide some of the same services that small cities or towns provide to their citizens.
As the cruise ship industry expands there is an increasing concern about their potential water quality impacts.
A survey conducted in August 2001 to estimate the dilution of cruise ship discharges into receiving waters.
www.epa.gov /owow/oceans/cruise_ships   (231 words)

 Cruise Ship Tycoon Review - GamersHell.com
As in every tycoon game the goal in Cruise Ship Tycoon is to run a successful business – by making cash from ticket sales and placing various attractions on your ship that will ensure a steady flow of money into your pocket.
Your ship is separated into a number of decks, and you can see only one at a time.
The graphics are terrific for a tycoon game, but when the ship fills up with guests the performance goes down so badly that I can't recommend it to anyone except for those people that have a top of the line machine.
www.gamershell.com /pc/cruise_ship_tycoon/review.html   (1619 words)

 Cruise ship runs aground, but band plays on - Travel News - MSNBC.com
Passengers jolted awake by the ship hitting a charted reef 50 miles southwest of Juneau early Monday were ordered to don lifejackets and gather in the ballroom, where a singer and piano player entertained them with songs including “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” as they waited for rescue.
As the ship’s pumps worked to remove the water, the passengers were transferred safely to other boats in the area and then to an Alaska state ferry to be taken to Juneau.
The 360-foot ship is less than half the size of the average cruise ship in the Caribbean, and is also dwarfed by most cruise other ships off the Alaska coast.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/18654864   (953 words)

 Cruise Ship Safety
Ask if there is a ship physician who is prepared to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries, including many life-threatening conditions.
While you are on a cruise, wash your hands often—before and after meals and activities (such as sports, games, casino, pool, exercise), after using the restroom or caring for a sick person.
Due to the high sanitation standards of the cruise industry, food and water provided aboard ship is typically safe to eat and drink.
www.paacep.org /cruise_ship_safety.htm   (354 words)

 USATODAY.com - One dead, 11 injured in cruise ship fire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The ship was carrying 2,690 passengers and 1,123 crewmembers.
The cruise ship company was arranging to fly other passengers home, he said.
The ship was not damaged seriously and will sail back to Fort Lauderdale, on Friday, Peterkin said.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2006-03-23-cruise-ship-fire_x.htm   (463 words)

 Cruise Job Agency, Cruise Ship Jobs, Employment on Cruise Ships
Cruise Ship Security Officer: Handles all shipboard security for the vessel, issuing and checking identity papers, enforcing fire and safety regulations, drugs interdiction, carrying out regular clock patrols, etc. Extensive experience in security and firearms handling required.
Cruise Musician: Usually a Harpist or Pianist gives solo performances to provide background music in lounge areas, lobbies, and the main dining room throughout the cruise.
Cruise Ship Dentist: Qualified Dentist with diploma from accredited medical/dentistry school and minimum of two years recent experience required.
www.cruisejobline.com   (2159 words)

 Cruise Ship Employment. The Cruise Ship Employment Databank.
Most people do not consider cruise line jobs as life-long careers, some crew members get promoted, change ships or cruise lines, go on vacation, return to school, or just settle down back on land.
Registered agents will be able to place and update at any time their cruise job seekers applications and resumes offering their cruise ship employment applicants a huge exposure to personnel managers of cruise lines and concessions.
A cruise vessel is a hybrid between a ship and a five star hotel, so in general the cruise ship personnel is divided into two main categories: people who are responsible for sailing and operating the ship (deck and engine officers, seamen, motormen etc.) and staff members who directly or indirectly service or/and entertain passengers.
www.nwcruisejobs.com   (987 words)

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