Cruise ships often look like they are floating on the ocean surface, but they actually go much deeper than that. Cruise ships typically travel in deep waters, sometimes up to several hundred feet under the surface.
This depth varies depending on the size and type of ship, as well as its speed and the route it is taking.
Cruise ships that operate in shallow waters may only reach depths of around 60 feet below sea level. This is generally considered safe for navigation, and many Caribbean cruises will remain within these depths.
On the other hand, large cruise ships that are travelling long distances at high speeds can easily reach depths of over 200 feet underwater. This is necessary in order to ensure safety and provide stability for passengers.
Many cruise ships also have special submarines or underwater vehicles that allow them to explore even deeper depths than what is considered safe for normal navigation. These vehicles can take passengers to depths of up to 1,000 feet below sea level, allowing them to experience a whole new world beneath the ocean’s surface.
How far underwater a cruise ship travels depends on its size, speed and route taken. Smaller vessels tend to stay relatively close to the surface while larger ones may reach depths of over 200 feet underwater. Some cruise ships even have special submarines or underwater vehicles that allow them to explore even deeper depths of up 1,000 feet below sea level.