|Sadly, your cart is empty|
The Journey Is the Destination
The Cruise Ship is an easy wooden ship puzzle with just 71 pieces. It's designed for ages 8 and up. Assembled, the Cruise Ship puzzle measures 9" x 2.75" x 6" (22.86 x 7 x 15.24 cm). This model was formerly called the Luxury Yacht, so don't buy this if you already own that one.
3D wooden puzzles come die-cut on 3mm-thick sheets of high-grade wood, complete with sandpaper. They include a picture of the final assembled model and a numbered chart to help you out if you get stuck. Painted, varnished, or left as natural wood, historical puzzles deliver a challenging, educational and creative activity. No tools or glue are necessary, although you might want to use a bit of white glue if you're assembling your model for permanent display. Some pieces may come pre-painted. Background illustration is not included.
Shipping charge is calculated from weight and destination and reflects our actual cost. Tropical paradise sold separately.
Are You Curious...?
The era of the passenger liner ended when jet travel became affordable in the 1960s. Transatlantic ocean liners were built for speed and to withstand the rigors of the open sea. They were all about getting from point A to point B quickly, safely, and comfortably. Passenger quarters, while sometimes opulent, weren't very large. Their high fuel consumption, deep drafts, enclosed weatherproof decks, and small windowless cabins didn't fit the luxury cruise market that gradually took their place. Although a few of the old liners made the conversion, most were scrapped in favor of the "balcony-laden floating condominiums" that today's tourists prefer. Cruise ships keep to coastal waters and make frequent port calls, so they can afford to be top-heavy and shallow but can't handle ocean storms. Cruise ships didn't offer much beyond shuffleboard, deck chairs, and tropical drinks with umbrellas for a few hundred passengers until today's full-service floating cities made their debut in the 1980s.