Yet, as ubiquitous as cruise ship and cruise goers are, there are still some things about the industry that people don’t know. It makes sense when you think about it, because cruise ships are basically floating cities all to themselves. There are a lot of moving parts!
Given all this, we thought it would be fun to peer behind the curtain a little bit… So, come check out 10 weird things about cruising that many don’t know. We bet you’re going to be surprised by a few of these!
1. Water Desalination
The largest cruise ships aren’t able to carry enough fresh water in their tanks to remain fully stocked for an entire cruise… So, they desalinate seawater.
2. Camouflage Is a No-No
You may wish to leave the camo clothing at home if you’re traveling to many Caribbean destinations, as many of these places have laws against wearing camo clothing in public.
3. Piracy Is Real
Even in the 21st century, there are still pirates out there… And so the crews aboard cruise ships are trained up regarding dealing with acts of piracy on the high seas!
4. Far Traveling Food
Regulations regarding food on cruise ships necessitates that most food be sent to the ship from the line’s headquarters. This means that prime rib you’re tucking into has traveled a long, long way.
5. Shore Time and Ship Time
For the most part, the cruise ship will sync up with whatever time zone you’re in… But, this isn’t always the case, so make sure you’re always up to speed on what the ship time is if you’re heading into port.