- Promenade deck
The promenade deck is a deck found on several types of
passenger ships and riverboats. It usually extends from bow to stern, on both sides, and includes areas open to the outside, resulting in a continuous outside walkway suitable for "promenading", (ie, walking) thus the name.
On older passenger ships, the promenade deck was simply the top outside deck below the
superstructure, and was enclosed by a railing. Lifeboats are typically kept on davits accessible from the promenade.
Mississippiriverboat, the promenade deck is the second deck, or floor, up from the waterline, above the main deck, and below the Texas deck.
cruise ships with superstructures as high and broad as the hull, the promenade deck is often largely enclosed, with railing-lined "cutouts" and wooden decking to recall the old days. The promenade may be used for jogging as well as walking, and signs indicate the mileage.
cruise shipsand cruiseferriesbuilt by Aker Finnyardsand its predecessor Kvaerner Masa-Yardshave a wide, multi-deck promenade running along the center-line of the ship though most of the superstructure, also referred to as a horizontal atrium. This allows the majority of cabins on the upper decks to have a window, either to the port or starboardside or to the promenade. This design was first used in the cruiseferries M/S "Silja Serenade" and M/S "Silja Symphony", built in 1990 and 1991, respectively.
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