Go on enough cruises and you’ll notice they give the decks on the ship cute names. For example, the Carnival Imagination has ten named decks – Riviera, Main, Upper, Empress, Atlantic, Promenade, Lido, Verandah, Sports and Sun. The Norwegian Sky also has a lot of fun deck names like Biscayne and Fjord.
One deck name that I see repeated is the Lido Deck. To those from the UK, Lido refers to a “public outdoor swimming pool and surrounding facilities,” which is fitting as the Lido deck is typically where the pool is. The origin of the word comes from Lido di Venezia, a beach that encloses the Lagoon of Venice.
So the next time you see a cruise ship with a Lido deck, you’ll know where that word comes from!