Hospitality and Tourism 110
You have been asked information to help someone out who knows absolutely nothing about cruise
ships. Please write a memo explaining some information about cruise lines, cruise ships and the
experience that they will have onboard. Assume the person will be travelling on the Oasis of the Seas.
They have booked the following trip:
Make sure in your memo that you include the following terms/information:
Oasis of the Seas
Ports of call
Be sure to explain some of the features of the ship, activities onboard for guests, entertainment, food
and drink. Watch your spelling, grammar and punctuation. This should be a professional looking memo.
Use the example below to set up your memo. Make the memo out to Miss Hoadley.
Cruise Ship Memo Rubric
CATEGORY 4 - Strong 3 - Good 2 - Adequate 1 - Weak Score
Terms All terms are used 1-2 terms are missing 3-4 terms are missing 5 or more terms are
and explained in and not explained. and not explained. missing and no 4 3 2 1
the memo. explained.
Use of terms All terms are used 1-2 terms are used or 3-4 terms are used or 5 or more terms are
and explained explained incorrectly in explained incorrectly used or explained
correctly in the the memo. in the memo. incorrectly in the
4 3 2 1
Spelling There are no major There are only minor There are glaring The writing is
errors that distract errors that distract errors that make it illegible or
And from the writing. from the writing. difficult to follow the incomprehensible. 4 3 2 1
Organization The memo is The memo is organized The memo is The organization is
organized and and flows in a logical organized but does weak. The memo is
flows in a logical manner. It is difficult to not flow in a logical difficult to follow,
understand in places,
manner. It is easily manner. The topics confusing and
and does not always
understandable jump around and is unclear.
and would help
difficult to follow.
4 3 2 1
organization of facts.
someone out who
has no prior