History of Maritime
Cruises and Ocean Liners
Acronyms & Abbreviations
Large Ships

What does MS stand for on cruise ships?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2012-04-08 13:51:46
2012-04-08 13:51:46

Actually, M/S stands for "motor ship", M/V stands for "motor vessel" and S/S means "steam ship".

The Latter response is correct RMS on British ships refers to Royal Mail Ship. MS = Motor ship. SS = Steam Ship.

In naval (military) usage USS is "United States Ship"; HMS is "Her (His) Majesty's Ship" etc.


Related Questions


The two largest cruise ships of the world are the "MS Allure of The Seas" and the "MS Oasis of The Seas" which both have identical dimensions and performance characteristics. They are both property of the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and information on them can be found on their website.

There are many Cruise Ships with high ratings and it all depends on what kind of budget you have to spend. Carnival and Disney Cruise Lines particularly stand out if you have children as the offer very comprehensive child and teen programs.

Yes, the compound noun 'cruise ships' is a common noun, a general word for any cruise ships of any kind.

See the nearby link for a list of cruise ships.

None. No cruise ships sank in 2014.

Douglas Ward has written: 'Berlitz 2000 Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships' 'Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships (Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships)' 'Berlitz 98 Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships (Serial)' 'Local associations eye instruction and professional development' -- subject(s): Education, Societies 'Berlitz 2005 Ocean Cruising & Cruise Ships (Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships)' 'Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships 2002 (Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships, 2002)' -- subject(s): Guidebooks, Cruise ships, Ocean travel 'Berlitz 2007 Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships (Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships)'

cruise ships range from 300 to1,025 feet long

A lot of cruise ships have pool tables. So that is a "Yes"

The MS Westerdam is a cruise ship that is owned by Holland America Line's Vista Class. The ship has been in service since 2004 and can hold nearly 2000 passengers.

No, but they have bars and nightclubs.

The Disney Cruise Ships travel to places outside the USA.

It depends. Some cruise ships, like Royal Caribbean, have regular pool chlorinated water. Other cruise ships, like Carnival Cruise Ships, have salt water for their pool.

At a company who makes cruise ships.

About 1,000,000,000 cruise ships but like 1/3 of them are completely unknown and useless.

Leisure cruise ships originated from the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company in 1822.

there made out of iron steel and wood cruise ships are made as the same as the rms titanic

There is no 'off season' for cruise ships. They need to maximise there use to make a profit.


When seeking to identify the best cruise ships and cruise deals, consumers should always remember smaller cruise lines. Smaller cruise ships offer passage at competitive prices. In addition, many cruise ship patrons report enjoying themselves far more when they cruise on smaller ships. Smaller ships offer a more personalized experience for consumers. With a higher ratio of crew to passengers, service is also greatly improved.

yes indeed they are . Currently Nepalese crew are working in different cruise ships in variety of jobs . There are several cruise agencies in kathmandu providing ships jobs.

Cruise Ships are like any other vacation spot. Instead of doing it on land, people do it on the ships.

My cruise ship was about 300 yards long

Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.