1. A superior cabin for a vessel's officer. 2. In American usage, also a private passenger cabin in a vessel.

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PACKET TRADE

Any regularly scheduled cargo, passenger and mail trade conducted by ship.

OCEAN LINER

Any large and prestigious passenger ship, including cruise ships.

SUPERSTRUCTURE

The parts of the ship or a boat, including sailboats, fishing boats, passenger ships, and submarines, that project above her main deck. This does not usually include its masts or any armament turrets.

DEEP SEA TRADE

The traffic route of both cargo and passenger vessels which are regularly engaged on the high seas or on long voyages.

PASSENGER SHIP

A ship authorized to carry more than twelve passengers.

GROSS TONNAGE

Gross tonnage includes a ships internal volume, excluding such spaces as the peak, double bottom, deep tanks used only for water ballast, bridge, forecastle, open-ended poop, certain light and air spaces, skylights, anchor and steering gear spaces, toilets, the wheelhouse, and certain passenger spaces

CRUISE SHIP

A passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are part of the experience, as well as the different destinations along the way. Transportation is not the prime purpose, as cruise ships operate mostly on routes that return passengers to their originating port. A cruise ship contrasts with a passenger liner, which is a passenger ship that provides a scheduled service between published ports primarily as a mode of transportation. Large, prestigious passenger ships used for either purpose sometimes are called ocean liners.

PASSENGER LIST

A ship document prepared underneath by the master containing the true passenger load of the vessel and defining the status, ages, rationalities and place of embarkation and designation of passengers.

BIBBY ALLEYWAY

A passenger vessel's passageway that is a cul-de-sac.

CLASS 1 VESSEL

Passenger (NSCV vessel survey category)

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