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.
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What happened to the QE2?
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In the early 1900s, how did people cross the Atlantic Ocean?
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What caused trans-Atlantic sea travel to lose popularity?
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How do cruise ships float?
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Where is the hull of the ship?
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Which type of hull is more stable and seaworthy?
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What is a disadvantage of a round-bottomed hull?
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How do modern cruise ships power their engines?
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How fast can cruise ships go?
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Why did the Titanic sink?
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What are the levels of a cruise ship called?
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Who is the captain's right hand-man?
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What are the forms of waste that cruise ships must dispose of?
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How do cruise ships dispose of gray water?
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What is ballast water?
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What type of illness is the norovirus?
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What are your options if you become ill while cruising?
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What political party owned cruise ships during the 1930s?
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What is the largest ocean liner to sink?
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