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What is the difference between Ocean Liner and Cruise Ship?

Asked by B. Wright, Last updated: Sep 05, 2019

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J. Emmerich

J. EmmerichWeb Content Writer, New York City
Web Content Writer, New York City

Answered on Sep 05, 2019

Some people may assume that ocean liner and cruise ships are the same but actually, they do have some differences with each other. The main purpose of the ocean liner is to make sure that passengers can be transported from one place to another.

The cruise ship seems to be a floating hotel. It is meant to make people highly comfortable while they are toured to visit different places before they reach a certain point wherein they have to disembark. A lot of the ocean liners that are available now have been changed to cruise ships so that more people can try to enjoy the luxurious experiences that they will experience.

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W. Pratt

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W. PrattMarketing Analyst, MBA, Lincoln
Marketing Analyst, MBA, Lincoln

Answered on Aug 27, 2019

If you have ever taken a cruise on the ocean, especially recently, then you have probably been on a cruise ship. You sailed miles over open waters to a port in a tourist city on the coast. You had less than one day to explore that city before you had to hurry back on the ship. Hopefully, you didn’t miss it. If you are young, you probably are only familiar with the term “cruise ship” and not ocean liner.

An ocean liner is a term that was used many years ago in place of a cruise ship. Over time, the term changed from ocean liner to cruise ship. Cruise ships are known for their speed, whereas ocean liners may take things a little more slowly. That may be because they are older ships that traveled long ago.

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