The ocean is a vast place, and if you’ve ever been on a cruise; you’ll know just how big the big blue is.
Quiet days on an endless ocean, you’d be forgiven to think you’re the only cruise at sea.
Although you would be very, very wrong to think so.
In fact, at any given time there are thousands of different vessels at sea.
And thanks to MarineTraffic, you can now see every single one of them on a live map.
The map includes cruises, shipping containers, and other public vessels, and allows users to zoom in on a particular area.
The dense areas, or ‘chokeholds’, are pretty astounding. A rainbow of different colours in what looks like a traffic jam, but in reality the ships are kilometres away from each other.
Check out the still map below, and to see the interactive live map, click here.