A cruise is a trip or voyage by cruise ship. A cruise ship is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, when the voyage itself, the ship's amenities and sometimes the different destinations along the way (i.e., ports of call), are part of the experience. Transportation is not the only purpose of cruising, particularly on cruises that return passengers to their originating port (known as "closed-loop cruises"). On "cruises to nowhere" or "nowhere voyages", the ship makes 2–3 night round trips without any ports of call.
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