FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND THE SHIP
Right and left, east and west may be proper directions on land, but for seaworthy navigation, use these terms to find your way around a cruise ship.
BOW: The front of the ship.
STERN or AFT: The rear of the ship.
PORT: The left side of the ship when facing the bow.
STARBOARD: The right side of the ship when toward the bow.
italiano: dritta, tribordo
BRIDGE: The control center of the ship, typically in the bow.
italiano: ponte di comando, plancia
DECKS: Floors of the ship.
italiano: ponte, coperta
GALLEY: Where food is prepared; the ship’s kitchen. Larger vessels may have more than one.
italiano: cambusa, cucina di bordo
MUSTER STATION: The designated meeting spot for passengers during emergencies or evacuations. Your muster station will be noted in your cabin.
italiano: punti di adunata
CABIN or STATEROOM: Your room or sleeping quarters on board.
italiano: cabina, scompartimento
LIDO: A term meaning resort often used to describe a particular deck, usually where pools are located.
italiano: i nome del ponte dove di solito sono situate le piscine
GANGWAY: The entrance / exit area of the ship used while docked, typically on a lower deck.