Main Parts of Cruise Ships

With time, people are demanding new and modern designs for the cruise ships which mostly focuses on bright lights and curves in the architecture.

The combining of physical structure with technology in the real world, such as wireless network antennas as decorative features, computers melded into the shelves and counters, or T.V.s flush with the surfaces of the walls is currently very common. When more creativity is applied in connecting the electronics appliances and the design of the ship, then morespace is left on ship for recreation.

In this article, we have made a list of some of the major parts of a cruise ship to help you understand a little better about these vessels.

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Centerpiece of the Ship

A well designed cruise ship has a centerpiece which is the elevator and it runs through the floor’s highest traffic areas and these areas are usually part of a central atrium. While most of these elevators are constructed inside a glass tubes, there are some advances technologies in safe elevator building that have introduced a dynamic lift and helps to brings passengers to the next floors in style and fashion. Some of the mostly used and common traits in a modern cruise elevator are large amount of fancy lights, brushed and etched glass, and smoother trips.

Promenade and Activity Decks

This is the areas of a cruise ship which are open to all the passengers on the ship. This area has the nightclub, pool, casinos, rail-side walking,dinning areas, running areas, lounges, restaurants, and the small on-board shops. Some cruises also have an area for spa, fitness and sports area, and fun areas which is specially designed for children. Promenade and Activity decks are usually situated on the ship’s uppermost levels with the state rooms on the lower decks.

Emergency Equipment

In a case of emergency, several medical measures are taken to protect the passengers. An integrated system of fire extinguishers will quell fire anywhere on the cruise. Secondly, defibrillator units are in the ship as per maritime law as in case any passenger suffers from heart failure then it can be used. Third, it is required by the maritime safety standards that all the passengers in the ship must have the capabilities to escape in case of any emergency from which the ship is unable to recover. The modern escape vessels in the ships are quite similar to the submarines which are used to protect occupants from elements. The infirmaries present on the cruise ships are not hospitals and thus are not able to administer the full treatments to passengers. However, cruises are equipped with facilities and medical emergencies which can at least stabilize the state until further help is reached.


The cruise ship’s lowest decks contain the all the engines that helps to propel the ship. Thrusters are also situated around the sides of the cruise which are used to help it maneuver out and into of port. Depending to the cruise’s itinerary and other factors, the motors is used used at different strengths. People often get to hear the changes in engines during their trip and the level of vibration of the engines passengers feel also vary depending on the area on the ship.

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