Cruise hacks: How to Remember Your Cruise Lingo
Imagine this: You’re on a cruise in Alaska when the naturalist comes over the intercom system and says, “There’s a pod of whales breaching on the starboard side of the ship.” You start frantically screaming, “Is the starboard side on the left or right?”
Here’s a few crafty ways to learn your cruise lingo so you never miss a pod of whales and always look cool to everyone else who is lost.
There are four important directional cruise terms every cruiser should learn.
1. Term: Port side is the left side (when facing the front of the ship)
Remember it by saying: The ship left port.
2. Term: Starboard side is the right side (when facing the front of the ship)
Remember it by saying: Star light, star bright, starboard side is right.
3. Term: Bow is the forward part of the ship
Remember it by saying: You always bow forward.
4. Term: Aft is the back of the ship
Remember it by saying: When you bow forward, your a@# points to the aft.
What clever cruise saying do you use to remember your cruise terms?