Giant cruise ships, over three football fields long, have become unique floating cities. Photographed symmetrically from directly above in very high resolution, the large gallery prints I make show the viewer a detailed view not commonly seen. The ships with their passengers lounging or playing in water slide parks, putting greens, running tracks, and basketball courts have a curious beauty and tell us something about how we as a culture form temporary communities for recreational purposes. The ships which continue to be built larger and larger are fascinating to ponder as engineering marvels. Seen as a typology, they share a common symmetry derived from function, yet juxtapose design elements both decorative and functional that set them apart.