Tutorials/Building a cruise ship

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A cruise ship is an ship that many people can build in Minecraft. This page shows a step-to-step guide how to build a cruise ship.


The cruise ship's build time may take 4-8 weeks, and may vary if the size are big or small. Read this step-to-step guide to build this cruise ship. Some tutorial videos will come at the end of the sections. Please watch those to make the easier to build the cruise ship. In case you find a video that does not work, replace it with a working if possible and read the video policy page for video guidelines.

Large cruise ships[edit]

Large cruise ships are cruise ships that may take 6-8 weeks to build. Note that this cruise ships are the hardest ships to build in the game. Those cruise ships may be built only by expert players. An example cruise ship are in the image to the right. Videos are located below. Recommended gamemode to play on: Creative


Video of the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship built in the game.
See § Tutorial Videos for more videos.

Recommended building blocks[edit]

Medium-large cruise ships[edit]

Medium cruise ships are little smaller cruise ships, but may be useful to build while you have to build a large cruise ship, but you not are an expert player yet.


Another video of the cruise ship.. is The Carnival Breeze...... full vid

Passenger ferries[edit]

Can be built in worlds with two sides with easy passage by water, if you have two harbors with one harbor on one side and one on the other. The ship's size may be small-large, depending of number of passengers or distance expected by the trip.

River cruises[edit]

If a huge cruise ship is not what you're looking for, you can build a small yet luxurious boat that carries its passengers on beautiful river cruises. These boats are usually 2 decks or lower and not very long either.


Strongly recommended while building a cruise ship, it can include a check in desk, toilets, playing area, cafe, walkway to the ship, and optionally staircases and/or lifts with more than two levels.

Building materials recommended:

Cobblestone, doors (wooden, iron are optional and may need pressure plate, button and/or a tripwire, to make it open), windows (glass or glass panes), wood fences and stairs and/or slabs.

This building materials is not recommended:

Wood planks, wood logs, wool (wood and wool are flammable and may catch fire), sand or gravel (gravity-affected block), and blocks with low blast resistance.


All ships have lifeboats. Depending on the size of the vessel, you may have many or only a few lifeboats. Real-life lifeboats are colored orange, so they could be easily spotted by rescue crews, so you should use orange material to build the lifeboats.

Things to have onboard[edit]

  • Cabins for persons to live on the cruise ship. You may have different classes for cabins - ranging from ones with nothing but a bunk bed to suites with balconies and king-size beds. More expensive cabins tend to be placed on upper decks.
  • Ice Hockey on large cruise ships
  • Spleef arenas
  • Nightclubs
  • Casino
  • Restaurants
  • Shops (taxfree or so): A cruise ship doubles as a mall, as it has so many different shops. Make sure to have many shops for exotic and luxury goods.
  • Playrooms
  • Smoking rooms
  • Soda vending machines
  • Jukeboxes to play music (remember to put a music disc inside the jukebox or the jukebox won't play any music)
  • Info desk
  • Swimming pools
  • Waterslide
  • Engine Room: A ship cannot function without an engine. Engine rooms are huge, with tons of complex machinery. Building an engine room may be tricky, as many have never seen one.
  • Car Deck
  • Bridge: Any ship needs some form of command. Build a glorious, wide bridge from which the Captain can lead the vessel.

Below are some tutorial videos from YouTube, sorted partly from 1-30, click "Show" to view those, and clicking "Show" will view all videos, but them are collapsed to prevent them loading or crashing this page. Click "Show" on a specific video to view it.

See also[edit]

Cruise ship article on Wikipedia