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Default Liberty - Cruise Ship or Ocean Liner?

If you guys go over to MSNBC.COM, there's a new article plus a photo of Liberty of the Seas. It's just a general article about it, nothing that nobody here knows already.

However, in the photo, they are calling the ship a Ocean Liner. Now I thought the Queen Mary, Elizabeth, etc were Ocean Liners.

What's the difference? Would Liberty be considered as such?

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Old May 22nd, 2007, 10:55 AM
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The LB is built for cruise purposes only, not for line voyages. Hence, she is not a liner.
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If you guys go over to MSNBC.COM, there's a new article plus a photo of Liberty of the Seas. It's just a general article about it, nothing that nobody here knows already.

However, in the photo, they are calling the ship a Ocean Liner. Now I thought the Queen Mary, Elizabeth, etc were Ocean Liners.

What's the difference? Would Liberty be considered as such?

Just today's brainstorm.
The difference is in the way that the ship operates. An "ocean liner" is a means of transportation, such as from one continent to another, whereas a "cruise ship" is a vessel on which one embarks for a vacation. Some purists might point to differences in hull forms between classic liners of fifty years ago and modern cruise ships, but merchant ships have similar differences. These differences really reflect modern methods of ship design and construction, coupled with the goal of maximizing capacity within certain constraints rather than maximizing speed. As a result, most modern cruise ships have a maximum speed of about 25 knots whereas the classic liners typically crossed the ocean at 30 to 35 knots.

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An ocean liner is a passenger ship or passenger-cargo ship which transports people and often freight from one port to another along regular trans-oceanic routes according to a schedule. The term also refers to vessels designed to engage in such trades, even if temporarily used for other purposes (such as on cruises or as troopships). The category does not include ferries or other vessels engaged in short-sea trading, nor cruise ships where the voyage itself, and not transportation, is the prime purpose of the trip. Nor does it include tramp steamers even if equipped to handle limited numbers of passengers, nor other cargo vessels (although many shipping companies refer to themselves as "lines" and their container ships, which often operate over set routes according to established schedules, as "liners"). Ocean liners typically were strongly built with high freeboards to withstand sea states and adverse conditions encountered in the open ocean, and had large capacities for fuel and other stores which would be consumed on their multi-day or multi-week voyages.

A cruise ship or a cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are considered an essential part of the experience.
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