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Is This a Cruise Ship or Resort?

Can you tell the difference between a cruise ship and a resort? It might be harder than you think. They often have the same number of guests, and the amenities can be nearly identical. See if you can tell which photos are from a cruise ship and which are from a resort.

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Water Park

Is this water action happening on a cruise ship or resort?

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Royal Caribbean waterpark

CRUISE: Aboard Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas and the Oasis of the Seas, guests can tackle two FlowRider surf simulators. Want to stay dry? There are also two rock-climbing walls and a zip line nine decks in the air.

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Swanky lobby

Is this swanky lobby in a cruise ship or a resort?

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Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club

RESORT: This is the lobby of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Fla. The hotel's recently renovated lounge-like lobby features bold colors and custom-made artwork from famed artists Dale Chihuly and Renee Dinauer.

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Another water park! So cruise or resort?

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Jewel Runaway Bay Water Park

RESORT: Jewel Runaway Bay Resort in Jamaica has its own water park, including private cabanas, a lazy river with rock grottos and waterfalls, a speed slide and a stage for live music performances.

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Owner's Suite

Cruise or resort?

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Oceania Owner's Suite

CRUISE: Welcome to the Owner's Suite aboard Oceania's Riviera. This suite measures more than 2,000 square feet and spans the entire beam of the cruise ship. Among the amenities: a large living room, king-size bed, two walk-in closets and indoor and outdoor whirlpool spas.

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Bret Michaels Rock Star Suite

We recognize Bret Michaels, but that's the only clue. So cruise or resort?

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Bret Michaels Rock Star Suite Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

RESORT: Hard Rock doesn't do anything halfway, and neither does rocker Bret Michaels. Behold the Bret Michaels Rock Star Suite at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. The 9,204- square-foot space features a photo booth, private screening room, DJ booth and bar, raised dance floor, billiard table, and - of course - a cowboy hat display and bandana-influenced ceiling d├ęcor to showcase Bret's personality.

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Lawn Club

Yep, that's real grass. Does that help you decide?

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Celebrity Silhouette Lawn Club

CRUISE: We thought the grass would fool you, but no! Aboard the Celebrity Silhouette, the Lawn Club features a half acre of the real, live growing green stuff. Private alcoves are available for those wanting privacy, and even spa services can be ordered to your hideaway. But the best part? You can leave the mowing to someone else.

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Living Room

Is this "Living Room" in a cruise ship or resort?

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Sandals LaSource Grenada

RESORT: Welcome to the "Living Room" at Sandals LaSource Grenada. Don't let the name fool you into thinking it's for couch potatoes. Here guests gather nightly for cocktails and live entertainment until 2 a.m.

See what our reviewer thought of the Sandals LaSource Grenada.

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Floating bar

A floating bar? Now we're talking. Cruise ship or resort?

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Motu Teta Paul Gauguin Cruises

CRUISE: Our preferred way to get to this floating bar is on Paul Gauguin Cruises. It's on the cruise line's private island, Motu Teta, in the Islands of Tahiti.

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Trapeze lessons

Who's ready to play? Just figure this out first: cruise or resort?

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Quantum of the Seas SeaPlex

CRUISE: Aboard Royal Caribbean's new Quantum of the Seas, the SeaPlex is the center of the action for adventuresome guests. The giant activity area offers trapeze lessons, bumper cars and even the first food truck at sea.

Check out more amazing features on the Quantum of the Seas.

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