Definition: cruise (krūz)
Heading out coastal cruising. Photo by Alex from the masthead of Aleria.
v., cruised, cruis·ing, cruis·es.
- To sail, travel about, or move along, as for pleasure or reconnaissance, especially in an unhurried or unconcerned fashion
- To travel at a constant speed or at a speed providing maximum operating efficiency for a sustained period.
- To move leisurely about an area in the hope of discovering something
Proceeding normally, unrestricted,
with an absence of drastic rudder or engine changes.
Yes, that pretty much sums it up - you sail hither and yon, and wind up where the wind blows you. You sail for the sheer 'Joy of Sailing'. Once there you find a nice spot, drop your hook, relax, and enjoy life. If you are lucky, you do the same the next time, and the next, and the next...