Your Guess is as Good as Mine: Finding Your Way on Board a Cruise Ship

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Julia Fallon
Paul Symonds
Valeria Lo Iacono


Wayfinding on board a large cruise ship might be mistakenly thought to be easy and straightforward and this may well account for the absence of literature on this topic. This paper will address this gap by exploring and exposing the influencers in shaping our everyday practices whilst cruising, itself a moving experience carrying us by consent across the seas to distant shores.
There is reporting upon wayfinding elsewhere however, in which there are accounts that examine other large spaces, where it is more readily acknowledged that people may need help for example in care homes (see Caspi 2014) or where they may be in a hurry, like airports (see Symonds 2017). Such literature will be drawn upon here and supplemented with the cruising context.

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