How do mammoth cruise ships stay afloat? The principles of density and buoyancy plus lots of modern technology keep today's cruise ships sailing. Take this quiz to learn more about how cruise ships work.
What happened to the QE2?
owned by the Dubai government
sunk in 2008
In the early 1900s, how did people cross the Atlantic Ocean?
What caused trans-Atlantic sea travel to lose popularity?
availability of airplane travel
fear of drowning
How do cruise ships float?
principle of density
principle of buoyancy
Where is the hull of the ship?
above the main deck
below the main deck
Which type of hull is more stable and seaworthy?
What is a disadvantage of a round-bottomed hull?
How do modern cruise ships power their engines?
How fast can cruise ships go?
Why did the Titanic sink?
no azimuth thrusters
steered into an iceberg
What are the levels of a cruise ship called?
Who is the captain's right hand-man?
What are the forms of waste that cruise ships must dispose of?
How do cruise ships dispose of gray water?
dumped into the sea
dumped into the sea two miles from shore
dumped into the sea three miles from shore
What is ballast water?
stabilizing water weight
shower waste water
What type of illness is the norovirus?
What are your options if you become ill while cruising?
The chief medical officer can perform surgery.
The chief medical officer is a doctor.
Both answers are correct.
What political party owned cruise ships during the 1930s?
German Nazi Party
U.S. Republican Party
Communist Party of Great Britain
What is the largest ocean liner to sink?
What happened to RMS Olympic, sister ship of RMS Titanic and HMHS Britannic?