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passenger liner [1]click to hear

Large cruise ship, fitted like a luxury hotel and with diverse recreation facilities for passengers.
passenger liner [1] stabilizer fin porthole rudder propeller lifeboat promenade deck quarter-deck stern lounge gymnasium playing area swimming pool hall bow thruster starboard hand anchor-windlass room stem bulb captain’s quarters bow port hand forecastle compass bridge open-air terrace radar radio antenna sundeck telecommunication antenna funnel

stabilizer fin click to hear

Small pivoting winglike flaps on each side of the hull to reduce the rolling motion.

porthole click to hear

Waterproof glassed-in opening in the hull that lets natural light and air into the ship.

rudder click to hear

Submerged component that pivots on a vertical axle and is used to steer the boat.

propeller click to hear

Device with blades integrated onto a shaft that is driven by the engine to provide thrust and thus impel the ship.

lifeboat click to hear

Boat used for evacuating people from the ship in case of emergency.

promenade deck click to hear

Open deck for strolling that is sometimes glassed in.

quarter-deck click to hear

Open part of the main deck at the aft end.

stern click to hear

Rear end of a ship.

lounge click to hear

Area with a counter and tables where alcoholic drinks are sold.

gymnasium click to hear

Large room for playing indoor sports.

playing area click to hear

Fenced-in area for playing ball sports.

swimming pool click to hear

Large basin designed for swimming.

hall click to hear

Room fitted with armchairs for passengers to meet.

bow thruster click to hear

Propeller on each side of the stem bulb for maneuvering the ship to port or starboard at slow speeds.

starboard hand click to hear

Right side of the ship when looking forward.

anchor-windlass room click to hear

Opening in the hull for the ship’s anchor chains and towropes.

stem bulb click to hear

Bulge in the bottom part of the stem that reduces the hull’s water resistance.

captain’s quarters click to hear

Lodgings for the captain located aft of the bridge on the starboard side.

bow click to hear

Foremost part of the ship.

port hand click to hear

Left side of the ship when looking forward.

forecastle click to hear

Open foremost part of the main deck.

compass bridge click to hear

Covered glassed-in platform from which officers and crew navigate the vessel.

open-air terrace click to hear

Outdoor platform that is formed from the roof of the deck below and is protected by a guardrail.

radar click to hear

Detection device that emits radio waves and receives their echo; it is used to avoid collisions and to navigate when visibility is reduced.

radio antenna click to hear

Metal conductor that emits and receives radio waves for communications.

sundeck click to hear

Usually the highest and sunniest deck with a pool and lounge chairs.

telecommunication antenna click to hear

Multipurpose antenna that receives and transmits various signals such as video, telephone and digital.

funnel click to hear

Long vertical pipe above the machinery evacuating exhaust gases from the engines, with filters for absorbing carbon particles.