To dream of a cruise ship represents a relaxed approach to uncertainty or negative situations. Taking it easy during a troubled time. Feeling confident while you "sail through" a difficult or unpleasant situation easily. Effortless navigation of troubles. "Cruising" through problems as though they didn't matter.
Alternatively, you may be enjoying deep self-reflection or exploring your problems. You may have an interest in what your problems are, but aren't really concerned about fixing them or making serious changes.
Negatively, a cruise ship may reflect overconfidence or a laid back attitude during a dangerous situation. Feeling that someone else will take care of your problems that you can just "sail" to success. Optimism during a crises or difficult time that is absent of critical thinking skills. Feeling confident that problems will solve themselves.
People in problematic relationships often dream of cruise ships because they are aware of the problem, but may be too afraid to confront or break up with their partner. They don't want to stop feeling good in the relationship. Cruise ships may also show up in dreams when you show interest in your dreams or in deep self-reflection about your problems.
A cruise ship is a sign that there is are issues in your life that you need to make a more serious effort to improve or change.
Example: A young man dreamed of seeing himself looking over the side of a cruise ship into the ocean. In real life he was spending a lot of time thinking about his problems and examining his dreams. The cruise ship reflected how enjoyable it was for him to study his dreams.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of being on a cruise ship. In waking life she was heavily pregnant, but trying to be as relaxed about it as she could.