Ships are used to travel distances over water. They are mostly seen in ports like Bowerstone, Bloodstone and Westcliff. Ships can be used by the player to quickly travel between places seperated by water. There appears to be alot of maritime trade and travel within Albion.
A ship takes you from Bloodstone to Westcliff whenever you want for 25 gold. Just talk to the captain and he will take you. These ships are the main way of getting out off Bloodstone as it is surrounded by Wraithmarsh.