The definition of a cruise ship is a leisure boat that can often hold hundreds of people.
Facts About Cruise Ships
- It takes close to 200 gallons of fuel in order to cover one nautical mile which is equal to 1.1508 land miles.
- The fuel needed for a cruise depends on several factors including distance, size of the ship and the amount of space that needs to be powered.
- Some cruise ships only get 30 feet of travel per gallon of fuel.
- Many cruise lines are trying to develop alternative methods to power their ships such as solar panels to provide an additional energy source that can be used for such things as LED lighting throughout the ship.
An example of a cruise ship is the boat tourists travel and live on when they go on a three day journey of the Greek aisles.
(plural cruise ships)
- (nautical) A passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are considered an essential part of the experience.