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Old 03-08-2013, 05:09 PM   #16
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In the navy, boat is also a term of endearment for the ship you serve on. So when on a cruise, I almost always refer to it as "the boat".
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In the navy, boat is also a term of endearment for the ship you serve on. So when on a cruise, I almost always refer to it as "the boat".
Being raised the son of a Navy sailor, brother of a nuclear missile submariner and grandson of the director of labor for the largest shipyard in the world at the time, I *always* refer to them as boats. Ship is what you do with your packages when you drop them off at UPS.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:43 PM   #18
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In the navy, boat is also a term of endearment for the ship you serve on. So when on a cruise, I almost always refer to it as "the boat".
Too true. We would talk about our "boat" even if it was an aircraft carrier, but other people's "ships." I find myself still doing that aboard a cruise ship.
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I may be paying his salary, but part of my investment in him is wanting assurances that he knows what he's talking about. It's his JOB. He is not in guest services, he is part of the bridge crew. They take pride in their vessels and so should we... especially since we are paying so much money to be on them!
Then STAY on the bridge and stop speaking down to the guests.....The customer is always right...at least in public.....first rule of the private sector retail service.....
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Did it bother you when Disney called it the Big Red Boat?
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I've gone on 8 cruises on boats:
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- USS Daniel Webster, SSBN 626
- USS George Washington Carver, SSBN 656.
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Why oh why does it bother me so much when people refer to ships as "boats"...anyone else with me on this?
I notice it, but Im 50/50 about it bothering me.

In some instances, people are going to call the same object different things. For me, I agree with one of the above posters, in that the crews take pride in their vessels and it shows. They use nautical terminology for the most part onboard(ie, deck 1 foward or port side etc. Not the front of the first floor or left side.) so calling her a ship is not that hard for me.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:37 PM   #25
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on my first cruise, during cc day, we happened to be walking by while they had captain jack out for pictures. not going to pass that up! so when it was my turn captain jack told the photographer to hold up a minute. he looked at me and asked what I was going to do once the picture was done. I said I was going to walk down the beach one more time and then head back to the boat.
wrong response! he said, in his captain jack accent, and I quote, ''first of all, its a ship...'' I started to laugh and could not stop. he looked so stern and a stern captain jack is a thing dreams are made of.
I now always call it a ship.....thanks for the lesson captain.
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The Love Ship?

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Why oh why does it bother me so much when people refer to ships as "boats"...anyone else with me on this?
If you ranked all of the things that bothered you would this really even make the top 100???
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:07 PM   #28
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Yes it bothers me. Yes it makes my top 100. Point well taken with the Love Ship. That picture put a smile on my face. I called it a boat for 36 years until a DIS member politely corrected me. They told me a boat is something a ship carries. I respectfully agree to disagree that the customer is always right. The crew member was being informative. Now I call her a Ship.
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Son spent 20 years in the US Navy - boy you'd better know the difference between a ship and a boat. And by the way - submarines in the Navy are called 'boats'. Navy Mom
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Ship, boat???? First world problem.
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