Ships are far more complicated than we think. For example, did you know that a cruise ship and an ocean liner are two different things? From the cargo vessel parts and equipment to docking repairs, the world of ships can be very, very confusing–particularly for land-dwelling desk sitters like you probably are (don’t be ashamed! Everyone has to make a living somehow…).
But worry not! Today, you will learn a few useless but absolutely fun facts about cruise ships and marine services and by the end of it, you’ll be seeking out a cruise vessel for sale!
Hold onto your lifesavers, cap’n!
The Dead Sea
The typical cruise ship has a median age of fifty. According to statistics, the longer the cruise is, the older the passengers will be. This is because individuals who can go on long cruises are usually retired, and have the time and funds to roam the salty sea for long periods of time. Because of this, the reaper inevitably takes a visit on a cruise vessel or two. In fact, the average cruise ship has a morgue, capable of holding one to three bodies. Nothing more romantic than a corpse at sea, eh?
‘Cruisin for a ‘Bruisin (and other various illnesses)
As long as ships have been making lengthy trips across the ocean, people have been getting ill on them. When out at sea for long periods of time, people often become deficient of vitamins, minerals, and during extreme cases, water and sunlight. These leaves them subject to a number of illnesses, including Legionnaire’s disease, and scurvy. Don’t you just love cruises?
The Biggest Ship of All
Even the smallest of cruise vessels can feel big. But did you know that the biggest one is so big, that it has 22 restaurants inside it? That’s more than most malls have! The MS Allure of the sea is the longest cruise vessel out there, the length of four football fields, sixteen decks high, and with a capacity of 6,000 people.
Now that you know these terrifying facts, don’t you want to find a cruise vessel for sale of your own? We know we do.