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When looking towards the front or bow of the ship, port is the left side of the ship.

I would remember this by reminding myself the word port has four letters in it, as does the word “left”.

Other Glossary Terms

Staff

Staff are the hotel division of the ship, like guest services, cruise division/entertainment, shops, spa, casino. They often have their

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Officers

Officers are usually the marine department with stripes on their uniforms. Think of the structure/classes of the military – the

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A Little About the Author...

Rob Lilley is passionate about working on cruise ships, and spent 5 years of his life travelling the seven seas and touching ground on all 7 continents.  With the experience of 2 different job positions in multiple contracts with different cruise lines, from explorer ships to full-sized cruise liners, Rob is keen to share his insider insights with all of those interested in working at sea! More…