Meaning of “cruise ship” in the English Dictionary

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"cruise ship" in British English

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cruise shipnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkruːz ˌʃɪp/ us /ˈkruːz ˌʃɪp/ also cruise liner

Examples from literature

  • Nobody lives in Antarctica, except for a few scientists, but people still visit the spectacular landscape of ice, snow, glaciers, and icebergs from the comfort of a cruise ship! 
  • Other people want to move fast across the water, but they don’t want to get wet. For these people, there is the Queen Mary 2, the fastest cruise ship in the world. 
  • They arrive on cruise ships or buses, see the sights quickly, and spend very little money on hotels or restaurants. 
  • Working on a cruise ship can be a great way to meet people from all over the world and explore the globe. 

(Definition of “cruise ship” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)