the kitchen on a ship
City, airport or area from which a flight or tour departs.
a city that operates as an arrival or departure point for international flights
Group Inclusive Tour. A prepaid tour of specified minimum size, components and value.
global distribution system (GDS)
an international computer reservation system that accesses many databases of suppliers, airlines, etc. in different countries, such as AMADEUS
global positioning system (GPS)
system of satellites that allows miniature radio receivers on earth to pinpoint one's location within a few feet. Most cruise ships make use of this system to navigate the world's oceans
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
solar based time in Greenwich, England, fon which time in all other time zones in the world is based
Gross Registered Tonnage (GRT)
a measurement of the enclosed space in a ship. Cruise ships in the 70,000 ton range are considered " superliners "
Goods and Services Tax, such as levied in Canadian Provinces
a cruise term that promises that a companion will be found for a single passenger, at a special rate. That rate will be honored even if the cruise line is unable to find a cabinmate. The rate is usually the going double-rate at that time, and is much less than the single person rate for that cabin