Cruise ship trivia quiz with answers about Cruise lines and Destinations
Cruise Ship Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
What is a cruise ship?
A: A cruise ship is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages when the voyage itself, the ship's amenities, and sometimes the different destinations along the way (i.e., ports of call), form part of the passengers' experience.
Transportation is not the only purpose of cruising, particularly on cruises that do what?
A: Return passengers to their originating port as "closed-loop cruises".
On "cruises to nowhere" or "nowhere voyages", cruise ships make 2-to-3 night what?
A: Round trips without any ports of call.
In contrast, dedicated transport-oriented
ocean liners do "line voyages" and typically transport passengers where?
A: From one point to another, rather than on round trips.
Traditionally, shipping lines build liners for the transoceanic trade to a higher standard than that of a typical cruise ship, including higher freeboard and stronger plating to withstand what?
A: Rough seas and adverse conditions encountered in the open ocean, such as the North Atlantic.
Ocean liners also usually have larger capacities for what?
A: Fuel, food, and other stores for consumption on long voyages.
Few ocean liners remain in what?
A: Existence - note the preserved liners and Queen Mary 2, which makes scheduled North Atlantic voyages.
Although often luxurious, ocean liners had characteristics that made them unsuitable for what?
A: Cruising, such as high fuel-consumption, deep draughts that prevented their entering shallow ports.
Ocean liners also had weatherproof decks inappropriate for what?
A: Tropical weather and cabins designed to maximize passenger numbers rather than comfort.
The gradual evolution of passenger-ship design from ocean liners to cruise ships has seen passenger cabins shifted from inside the hull to where?
A: The superstructure and provided with private verandas.
Modern cruise ships, while sacrificing some qualities of seaworthiness, have added amenities to cater to water tourists, and recent vessels have been described as what?
A: "Balcony-laden floating condominiums".
The distinction between ocean liners and cruise ships has blurred, particularly with respect to what?
A: Deployment, although differences in construction remain.
Larger cruise-ships have also engaged in longer trips, such as transoceanic voyages which may not do what?
A: Return to the same port for months (longer round-trips).
Some former ocean-liners operate as cruise ships, such as what ship?
A: The Marco Polo, although this number is diminishing.
What is the only dedicated transatlantic ocean liner in operation as a liner as of December 2013?
A: The Queen Mary 2 of the Cunard Line.
She also has the amenities of what?
A: Contemporary cruise ships and sees significant service on cruises.
Cruising has become a major part of the tourism industry, accounting for how much money?
A: U.S. $29.4 billion, with over 19 million passengers carried worldwide as of 2011.
The industry's rapid growth has seen nine or more newly-built ships catering to a North American clientele added every year since when?
A: 2001, as well as others servicing European clientele.
Smaller markets, such as the Asia-Pacific region, are generally serviced by what?
A: Older ships.
These are displaced by new ships in what areas?
A: The high-growth areas.
As of 2017, what was the world's largest cruise-ship?
A: It was Royal Caribbean International's Symphony of the Seas.
The birth of leisure cruising began with the formation of what?
A: The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company in 1822.
The company started out as a shipping line with routes between England and the Iberian Peninsula, adopting what name?
A: The name Peninsular Steam Navigation Company.
It won its first contract to deliver mail in what year?
In 1840, it began what to Alexandria,
Egypt, via Gibraltar and Malta?
A: Mail delivery.
The company was incorporated by Royal Charter the same year, becoming what?
A: The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
P&O first introduced passenger cruising services in what year?
A: 1844, advertising sea tours to destinations such as Gibraltar, Malta and Athens, sailing from Southampton.
The forerunner of modern cruise
holidays, these voyages were the first of their kind, and P&O Cruises has been recognized as what?
A: The world's oldest cruise line.
The company later introduced round trips to destinations such as where?
A: Alexandria and Constantinople.
It underwent a period of rapid expansion in the latter half of the 19th century, commissioning what?
A: Larger and more luxurious ships to serve the steadily expanding market.
Notable ships of the era include the SS Ravenna built when?
A: In 1880 which became the first ship to be built with a total steel superstructure.
The SS Valetta built in 1889, was the first ship to use what?
A: Electric lights.
Some sources mention Francesco I, flying the flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicily’s (Italy), as the first what?
A: Cruise ship.
She was built in 1831 and sailed from Naples in early June 1833, preceded by what?
A: An advertising campaign.
The cruise ship was boarded by whom?
A: Nobles, authorities, and royal princes from all over Europe.
In just over three months, the ship sailed to what ports?
A: Taormina, Catania, Syracuse, Malta, Corfu, Patras, Delphi, Zante, Athens, Smyrna, and Constantinople.
The cruise delighted passengers with what?
A: Excursions and guided tours,
card tables on the deck and parties on board.
However, it was restricted to whom?
A: The aristocracy of Europe and was not a commercial Endeavour.
What was the first purpose-built cruise ship?
A: Prinzessin Victoria Luise
The cruise of the German ship Augusta Victoria in the Mediterranean and the Near East from 22 January to 22 March 1891, with 241 passengers including Albert Ballin and wife, popularized what?
A: The cruise to a wider market.
Who published an illustrated account of it as Backschisch (Baksheesh)?
A: Christian Wilhelm Allers.
The first vessel built exclusively for luxury cruising, was Prinzessin Victoria Luise of Germany, designed by whom?
A: Albert Ballin, general manager of Hamburg-America Line.
When was the ship completed?
A: In 1900.
The practice of luxury cruising made steady inroads on the more established market for what?
A: Transatlantic crossings.
In the competition for passengers, ocean liners added luxuries; which ship being the most famous example?
A: The Titanic.
These luxuries included such things as what?
A: Such as fine dining, luxury services, and staterooms with finer appointments.
In the late 19th century, Albert Ballin, director of the Hamburg-America Line, was the first to send his transatlantic ships out on what?
A: Long southern cruises during the worst of the winter season of the North Atlantic.
Other companies did what?
A: Followed suit.
Some of them built specialized ships designed for easy transformation between what?
A: Summer crossings and winter cruising.
In 1897 how many luxury liners were there for transportation, for the Europe to North America trip?
A: There were three.
In 1906, the number had increased to how many?
With the advent of large passenger jet aircraft in the 1960s, intercontinental travelers switched from ships to planes sending the ocean liner trade into a what?
A: A terminal decline.
Certain characteristics of older ocean liners made them unsuitable for cruising duties, such as what?
A: High fuel consumption, deep draught preventing them from entering shallow ports, and cabins (often windowless) designed to maximize passenger numbers rather than comfort.
Queen Elizabeth 2 was reinvented as a what, following the advent of the jet airliner?
A: A luxury ocean liner.
Ocean liner services aimed at passengers ceased in 1986, with the notable exception of what?
A: Transatlantic crossings operated by the British shipping company Cunard Line, catering to a niche market of those who appreciated the several days at sea.
In an attempt to shift the focus of the market from passenger travel to cruising with entertainment value, Cunard Line pioneered what?
A: The luxury cruise transatlantic service on board the
Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner.
Who were hired to perform cabaret acts onboard?
A: International celebrities.
What was the crossing advertised as?
A: A vacation in itself.
Queen Elizabeth 2 also inaugurated "one-class cruising" where all passengers received what?
A: The same quality berthing and facilities.
This revitalized the market as the appeal of luxury cruising began to do what?
A: To catch on, on both sides of the Atlantic.