All of the passengers sighed deeply and many clapped.
Other causes 5 863 5 836 Total of passengers 107 3,388 125 3,502 Servants:- II.
Accidents to passengers other than those caused by collisions or derailments of trains are very largely due to causes which it is fair to class either as unavoidable or as due mainly to the fault or carelessness of the victim himself.
Item I shows no passengers killed in train accidents during the year.
the item " passengers killed " includes those on some electric railways, which presumably are not covered in the statement here given; also passengers in freight trains, &c. Under `' employees " this table includes men in shops, &c., not shown in Table XIV.
Many of the passengers were ill and others whimpered and whined as the plane dropped, rose and rolled in the churning gusts, riding the heavy winds like a cork in a whirlpool.
Workmen are killed and injured in this way, both while on duty and when going to and from their work; passengers, with or without right, go in front of trains at stations and at highway crossings at grade level; and trespassers are killed and injured in large numbers on railways everywhere, at and near stations, at crossings, and out on the open road, where they have no shadow of right.
In cases where statutes did touch the question of regulation, they had to do with the operation of trains and with the provision of facilities for shippers and passengers, rather than with questions of rates.
(24,832 m.), the number of persons employed on them was rather less than 300,000, the number of passengers carried annually being between 450 and 500 millions.
The changes in air pressure caused the health problems for some passengers on the airplane.
On the way to the pool, with Pumpkin and the Texas widow as his passengers, Pumpkin told Dean that Langstrom had recruited him for the Fourth of July water fight.
1909, but in the meantime passengers were conveyed by road over the pass.
The safety of passengers is, indeed, the first care of the railway manager; but the employes, exposed to many risks from which the passengers are protected, must be looked after.
The engine-bell tells the passengers that they are coming to a station, and it tells the people to keep out of the way.
Such statistics are studied mainly with the object of learning the lessons which they may afford as to preventive measures for the future; and from this point of view the most important element is the single item of passengers killed in train accidents (a 1).
The number of passengers (36) killed in train accidents in 1907 was equal to o 0759 per million passengers carried and o o024 per million kilometres travelled by passengers, or 0.1503 per million kilometres travelled by trains.
576 1254 The most significant item in the table, 36 passengers killed in train accidents, is perhaps to be considered as abnormally large, the totals under this head for the preceding six years beginning with 1901 being 7, 35, 3, 18, 4, 14, or an average of 11.57 per year.
The introduction of corridor carriages, enabling passengers to walk right through the trains, greatly increased their usefulness.
Total of passengers 1907.
2 7 Passengers Servants..
When water ballast is employed the water is filled into a tank in the bottom of the wagon or car, its quantity, if passengers are carried, being regulated by the number ascending or descending.
Occasionally on a double-track railway one platform placed between the tracks serves both of them; this " island " arrangement, as it is termed, has the advantage that more tracks can be readily added without disturbance of existing buildings, but when it is adopted the exit from the trains is at the opposite side to that which is usual, and accidents have happened through passengers alighting at the usual side without noticing the absence of a platform.
In the United Kingdom, as in Europe generally, the vehicles used on passenger trains include firstclass carriages, second-class carriages, third-class carriages, composite carriages containing compartments for two or more classes of passengers, dining or restaurant carriages, sleeping carriages, mail carriages or travelling post offices, luggage brake vans, horse-boxes and carriage-trucks.
Gradually, however, the accommodation improved, and by the middle of the 19th century second-class passengers had begun to enjoy " good glass windows and cushions on the seat," the fares they paid being about 2d.
a mile, third-class passengers paying 14 d.
On the continent of Europe there are occasionally four classes, but though the local fares are often appreciably lower than in Great Britain, only first and second class, sometimes only first class, passengers are admitted to the fastest trains, for which in addition a considerable extra fare is often required.
long, and contained four compartments for first-class passengers or five for second or third class, carrying in the latter case fifty persons.
The cabmen he met and their passengers, the carpenters cutting the timber for new houses with axes, the women hawkers, and the shopkeepers, all looked at him with cheerful beaming eyes that seemed to say: Ah, there he is!
It is reported to have hauled 40 or 50 passengers in 4 or 5 cars at a speed of 16-21 m.
g g pavement to enable them to discharge their passengers and luggage without delay.
In America and other countries where distances are great and passengers have to spend several days continuously in a train sleeping and restaurant cars are almost a necessity, and accordingly are to be found on most important through trains.
The first dining car in England was run experimentally by the Great Northern railway between London and Leeds in 1879, and now such vehicles form a common feature on express trains, being available for all classes of passengers without extra charge beyond the amount payable for food.
The superiority, so far as the convenience of passengers is concerned, of an elevated over an underground railway, when both are worked by steam locomotives, and the great economy and rapidity of construction, led to the quick development and extension of this general design.
This was the case once before, in 1901; and the total of fatal accidents to passengers and servants, taken together, has in several years been very low (1896, eight; 1901, eight; 1902, ten; 1904, thirteen), but never before was it down to six.
Table Xii.-Detail'Causes Of Certain Accidents Passengers:- a.
Passengers Servants Other accidents, due to railway operations Passengers and others Servants Other accidents, victim's own fault - Passengers and others.
The totals of passengers killed and injured in train accidents are not separated from those killed and injured from other causes, but ratios are given showing that for four years no passengers were killed in this class.
passengers and goods are generally in different and sometimes in distant positions, the place selected for each being that which is most convenient for the traffic. The passenger station abuts on the main line, or, at termini, forms the natural terminus, at a place as near as can conveniently be obtained to the centre of the population which constitutes the passenger traffic; and preferably its platforms should be at or near the ground level, for convenience of access.
Such cars in the United States are largely owned, not by the railway companies over whose lines they run, but by the Pullman Car Company, which receives the extra fees paid by passengers for their use.
The seats, holding two persons, are placed transversely on each side of the central passage, and have reversible backs, so that passengers can always sit facing the direction in which the train is travelling.
The opening of the doors was apt to cause a disagreeable draught through the car in cold weather, and passengers occasionally fell from the open platform, or were blown from it, when the train was moving.
Underground railways are of three general types: the one of extreme depth, built by tunnelling methods, usually with the shield and without regard to the surface topography, where the stations are put at such depth as to require lifts to carry the passengers from the station platform to the street level.
It is served directly by the Chesapeake & Ohio railway, and indirectly by the New York, Philadelphia & Norfolk (Pennsylvania System), passengers and freight being carried by steamer from the terminus at Cape Charles; by steamboat lines connecting with the principal cities along the Atlantic coast, and with cities along the James river; by ferry, connecting with Norfolk and Portsmouth; and by electric railway (3 m.) to Hampton and (1 2 m.) to Newport News.
It was believed by its advocates that this system of prescribing the conditions of construction and operation of lines could promote public safety, prevent waste of capital and secure passengers and shippers against extortionate rates.
The first act which has reference to the safety of passengers is the Regulation of Railways Act of 1842, which obliges every railway company to give notice to the Board of Trade of its intention to open the railway for passenger traffic, and places upon that public department the duty of inspecting the line before the opening of it takes place..
Table X.-Casualties On The Railways Of The United Kingdom 1908.1907.In Passengers:- Billed.
13 236 44 1 5,577 55 15,701 509 21,514 5 II 50 30 278 115 169 18 Item 2, Passengers:- I.
So much of the expense of the handling, both of freight and of passengers, was independent of the length of the journey that a mileage rate sufficiently large for short distances was unnecessarily burdensome for long ones, and was bound to destroy long-distance traffic, if the theory were consistently applied.
It was of about 180 tons burden, and in company with the "Speedwell" sailed from Southampton on the 5th of August 1620, the two having on board 120 Pilgrims. After two trials the "Speedwell" was pronounced unseaworthy, and the "Mayflower" sailed alone from Plymouth, England, on the 6th of September with the zoo (or 102) passengers, some 41 of whom on the lzth of November (o.s.) signed the famous "Mayflower Compact" in Provincetown Harbor, and a small party of whom, including William Bradford, sent to choose a place for settlement, landed at what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the 11th of December (21st N.s.), an event which is celebrated, as Forefathers' Day, on the 22nd of December.
In spite of the inclement weather, there was a large crowd of bathers frolicking in the earth-warmed water of the million-gallon facility when Dean dislodged his passengers.
Gavino to Montevecchio, are sometimes available for ordinary passengers.
At the Union Station more than 150 trains enter and depart daily, carrying more than 30,000 passengers.
D.*) Accident Statistics Statistics of railway accidents may be divided into three classes: casualties (a) to passengers, (b) to servants or employ& and (c) to other persons; and again into (t) train accidents, (2) accidents to persons doing work on or about trains and (3) other accidents.
16 675 5, Servants:- Total of passengers.
Other causes 204 6,251 241 5,215 Total of passengers.
The distinction into classes was made almost as soon as the railways began to carry passengers.
long and weighing 23 tons, which included 3 first-class and .4 third-class compartments, with a cupboard for luggage, and held 58 passengers.
The application of vestibules is practically limited to trains making long journeys, as it is an obstruction to the free ingress and egress of passengers on local trains that make frequent stops.
methods of carrying goods and passengers have developed in accordance with the requirements of those conditions.
On the faces of the buttresses below the statues are marble alto-reliefs illustrating scenes from the early history of the Pilgrims. On high panels between the buttresses are the names of the passengers of the "Mayflower."
Devorgilla's bridge, below it, built of stone in 1280, originally consisted of nine arches (now reduced to three), and is reserved in spite of its massive appearance for foot passengers only, as is also the suspension bridge opened in 1875.
A "General Society of Mayflower Descendants" was organized in 1894 by lineal descendants of passengers of the "Mayflower" to "preserve their memory, their records, their history, and all facts relating to them, their ancestors and their posterity."
There is a low cabin (felze) for passengers; the ordinary gondolas can take four or six persons, and larger ones (barca or battello) take eight.
Equally ancient are the rafts called kellek, constructed of inflated goat-skins, covered with a framework of wood, often supporting a small house for passengers, which descend the Tigris from above Diarbekr.
higher up is a magnificent iron bridge (1888) for vehicles and foot passengers.
For the accommodation of such passengers large and convenient emigrant shelters have been recently erected close to the wharf of embarkation.
The use of tramways for the transportation of passengers in cities dates from 1868, when the first section of the Botanical Garden line of Rio de Janeiro was opened to traffic. The line was completed with its surplus earnings and continued under the control of the American company which built it until 1882, when it was sold to a Brazilian company.
The passengers carried in 1907 numbered 107,171,000, the goods traffic was 61,483,000 tons; the traffic receipts for the year were £16,420,000.
The corresponding figures for 1880 were as follows: passengers carried, 9,34 6, 00 0; goods carried, 11,225,000 tons; traffic receipts, £4,300,000.
The so-called zone tariff, adopted for the first time in Europe by the Hungarian state railways, was inaugurated in 1889 for passengers and in 1891 for goods.
The passenger traffic, which is in the hands of the Sachsisch-Bohmische Dampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft is limited to Bohemia and Saxony, steamers plying up and down the stream from Dresden to Melnik, occasionally continuing the journey up the Moldau to Prague, and down the river as far as Riesa, near the northern frontier of Saxony, and on the average 12 million passengers are conveyed.
The County Council maintains a free ferry at Woolwich for passengers and vehicular traffic. The capital expenditure on this undertaking was £185,337 and the expense of maintenance in1907-1908£20,881.
A local passenger steamboat service on the Thames suffers from the disadvantage that the river does not provide the shortest route between points at any great distance apart, and that the main thoroughfares between east and west do not touch its banks, so that passengers along those thoroughfares are not tempted to use it as a channel of communication.
High pier dues, moreover, contributed to the decline of the traffic, and attempts to overcome the disinclination of passengers to use the river (at any rate in winter) show a record of failure.
Private owners so burdened may sometimes claim a special toll from passengers, called a "toll traverse."
The sea frontage extends about three miles; there is, however, no harbour, and steamers have to lie about a mile out, goods and passengers being landed in surf boats.
The average number of passengers between Dover and Calais for the years 1902-1906 inclusive was 315,012.
Electric tramcars run throughout the city carrying passengers at a uniform rate of 4 sen, which means that it is possible to travel some 10 in.
On the opening day passengers were taken across at the rate of more than 2000 per hour in addition to a number of vehicles.
Among the passengers on the second trip was the wellknown painter and ethnologist, George Catlin, who spent several weeks at Fort Pierre studying the manners and customs of the Indians.
It is the seaward terminus of the Yukon & White Pass railway, by which goods and passengers reach the Klondike; and is connected with Dawson by telegraph and with Seattle by cable, and with Seattle, San Francisco and other Pacific ports by steamers.
In the case of the ship of a neutral power, the passport is a requisition by the government of the neutral state to suffer the vessel tc pass freely with the crew, cargo, passengers, &c., without molestation by the belligerents.
Again, in April 1883, it was suddenly renewed, and within twenty days five steamers arrived from Hong Kong bringing 2253 Chinese passengers, followed the next month by 1100 more, with the news that several thousand more were ready to embark.
The number of passengers carried by the steamtramways is relatively higher than that of the railways.
The river is crossed by three bridges, the old, the new (1872-1875) Kaiserbriicke, and the railway bridge, with a gangway for foot passengers.
Since the introduction of deep-level electric railways in London and elsewhere, hydraulic passenger lifts on a large scale have been brought into use for conveying passengers up and down from the street level to the underground stations.
Fourth class passengers are not conveyed by express trains.
In 1903 371,084,000 metric tons of goods, including animals, were conveyed by the German railways, yielding 68,085,000 sterling, and the number of passengers carried was 957,684,000, yielding 29,300,000.
The imperial railway board (Reichseisenbahnamt), the chief official of which has the title of president, deals exclusively with the management of the railways throughout the empire, in so far as they fall under the control of the imperial authorities in respect of laws passed for their harmonious interworking, their tariffs and the safety of passengers conveyed.
On the 31st of October, then commanded by Joseph Fry, a former officer of the Federal and Confederate navies, and having a crew of fifty-two (chiefly Americans and Englishmen) and 103 passengers (mostly Cubans), she was captured off Morant Bay, Jamaica, by the Spanish vessel "Tornado," and was taken to Santiago, where, after a summary XXIV.
7 court-martial, 53 of the crew and passengers, including Fry and some Americans and Englishmen, were executed on the 4th, 7th and 8th of November.
Relations between Spain and the United States became strained, and war seemed imminent; but on the 8th of December the Spanish government agreed to surrender the "Virginius" on the 16th, to deliver the survivors of the crew and passengers to an American war-ship at Santiago, and to salute the American flag at Santiago on the 25th if it should not be proved before that date that the "Virginius" was not entitled to sail under American colours.
The communications by sea, however, are at least as important as those by land, even for passengers.
In the oriental quarters of the city the curious shops, the markets of different trades (the shops of each trade being generally congregated in one street or district), the easy merchant sitting before his shop, the musical and quaint street-cries of the picturesque vendors of fruit, sherbet, water, &c., with the ever-changing and many-coloured throng of passengers, all render the streets a delightful study for the lover of Arab life, nowhere else to be seen in such perfection, or with so fine a background of magnificent buildings.
Before the Suez Canal was opened passengers and goods were taken to Suez from Cairo by a railway 84 m.
Thomas Waghorn, R.N., c. 1830, for the conveyance of passengers and mails to India.
The number of passengers carried in the same period ros from 121/8 to over 22 millions, and the weight of goods from slightly under 3,000,000 to nearly 6,750,000 tons.
In 1906 the light railways carried nearly a million tons of goods and over 6,800,000 passengers.
Although designed for irrigation purposes, the Delta canals are also used for the transport of passengers and goods.
Port Said, which in consequence of its position at the northern entrance of the Suez Canal has more frequent and regular communication with Europe, is increasing in importance and is the port where mails and passengers are landed.
About 250,000 passengers (including some 40,000 pilgrims to Mecca) pass through the canal in a year (see further SUEZ).
In France, Marseilles was the main harbour for the pilgrims. From there ships belonging to the knights of St John and the knights templars conducted the commerce with Palestine, and carried annually some 6000 passengers.
from Guayaquil, where cargoes and passengers are transferred to lighters and tenders.
In 1883 an iron girder bridge of five spans was opened, which carries the North-Western railway to Peshawar, and has also a subway for wheeled traffic and foot passengers.
A railway line connected with the South-Eastern and Chatham system runs to its head, and in July 1903 it was brought into use for the embarcation of passengers by transatlantic liners.
In 1908 the total length of railways open in India was 30,578, m., which carried 330 million passengers and 64 million tons of goods, and yielded a net profit exceeding 4 Facilities for irrigation (q.v.) vary widely, and irrigation works differ both in extent and in character.
On his way at Puteoli, the passengers and crew of a ship just come from Alexandria cheered the old man by their spontaneous homage, declaring, as they poured libations, that to him they owed life, safe passage on the seas, freedom and fortune.
to the west is a single-arched Roman bridge, the Pondel, which has a closed passage lighted by windows for foot passengers in winter, and above it an open footpath, both being about 31ft.
Passengers' luggage and personal effects, not shipped under bill of lading, shall not contribute to G.A.
Certain of the vessels being driven upon "barbarous islands," their passengers are slain by Guanius and Melga, "kings of the Huns and Picts," whom Gratian had `called in to his aid against Maximian.
There are steamship services between Holyhead and Dublin in connexion with the trains of the London & North-Western railway; and an important traffic for dairy produce, live-stock and passengers between Fishguard and Rosslare on the Irish coast was opened in 1906 in connexion with the Great Western railway.
A transporter bridge between Runcorn and Widnes, with a suspended car worked by electricity to convey passengers and vehicles (the first bridge of the kind in England) was constructed in 1902.
The main divisions are as follows: Vital Statistics.-The following table institutes a comparison between the birth-rates per thousand of the population in the United Kingdom and certain other countries, at intervals (so far as possible) of five years, adding the figures for other years in specific years when there was a marked fluctuation: The number of marriages (a) and the proportion of persons married per thousand of the population (b) are thus shown: Emigration.-The following table shows the number of passengers, distinguishing English and Welsh, Scottish and Irish, who left the United Kingdom for extra-European countries in 1895, 1900 and 1905, and the total for 1909, and in certain other years in which the numbers show marked fluctuations: In 1909 the total number to British dominions was 163,594 and the total number to other extra-European countries was 125,167.
For the purpose of showing the relative importance of British and Irish ports falling below the list, the following figures may be quoted for 1909 only: Methil, entered 824,375 tons, cleared 1,105,048 tons; Harwich, entered 792,980, cleared 776,595; Grangemouth, entered 988,007, cleared 1,064,217; Burntisland, entered 609,722, cleared 815,507; Bristol, entered858,933, cleared 615,266; Goole, entered 815,177, cleared 817,226; Hartlepool, entered 934, 8 3 6, cleared 730,141; Newhaven, entered 385,313, cleared 376,083; Folkestone, entered 364,524, cleared 359,697; Belfast, entered 490,51 3, cleared 165,670; Borrowstounness (Bo'ness), entered 3 01, 549, cleared 292,194; Dublin, entered 219,081, cleared 80,868; Cork, entered 146,724, cleared 7413; Maryport and Workington, entered 118,388, cleared 67,494 The figures for Plymouth have included vessels which call "off" the port to embark passengers, &c., by tender only since 1907; for 1909 they were: entered, 1,455,605; cleared, 1,292,244.
The total length of railways conveying passengers in the United Kingdom at the end of the year 1825 was 40 m., constructed at a cost of £ 120,000.
The number of passengers carried per mile in 1832 was 4860, but before ten more years were past the number of passengers had not only increased in proportion with the opening of new lines, but more than doubled per mile, and, instead of being under 5000, had in 1842 come to be near 12,000.
In 1861 the number of passengers carried per mile of railway was 15,988; in 1876 it was 31,928; and in 1900 it was over 52,000.
The development of tramway enterprise in the United Kingdom, as shown by the mileage open, the paid-up capital, gross receipts, working expenses and number of passengers carried, has been as follows 1900, 1,749,804 * Excluding season-ticket holders, whose number in 1880 was 502,174; in and in England and Wales alone, in 1880, 449, 82 3; in 1900, 1,610,754.
Despite competition from the Mersey tunnel, these ferries continue to transport millions of passengers annually, and have a considerable share in the heavy goods traffic.
Acting upon the instructions of Castelar, Jovellar gave up the filibuster vessels, and those of the crew and passengers who had not been summarily shot by General Burriel.
Large liners from Liverpool, Southampton, London, Hamburg, Havre and Antwerp call regularly for passengers or cargo at Leixoes or Lisbon, or both ports, on their way to and from South America (especially Brazil).
Every British mercantile ship, not carrying passengers, on entering a port gives into the custody of the consul to be endorsed by him the seamen's agreement, the certificate of registry, and the official log-book; a failure to do this is reported to the registrar-general of seamen.
The consul may even defray the expenses of maintaining, and forwarding to their destination, passengers taken off or picked up from wrecked or injured vessels, if the master does not undertake to proceed in six weeks; these expenses becoming, in terms of the Passenger Acts 1855 and 1863, a debt due to His Majesty from the owner or charterer.
The central cattle market and slaughter-houseslfor the inspection and supply of the fresh meat consumed in the metropolis occupy an extensive area in the north-east of the city on the Ringbahn, upon which a station has been erected for the accommodation of meat trains and passengers attending the market.
The eastern terminals of the southern and western lines running from New York City are situated on the western shore of the Hudson river, in Weehawken, Hoboken or Jersey City; whence passengers and freight are carried by ferry to New York.
This combination threatened to monopolize traffic, and it was opposed by the Central Railroad of New Jersey, the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, and a branch of the North Pennsylvania (from Jenkintown to Yardley; sometimes called the " national " or " air-line "), and by the general public; and in 1873 the state passed a general railway law giving other railways than the United New Jersey holdings of the Penn, In 1864 a bill was introduced in the Federal House of Representatives making the Camden & Atlantic (now the Atlantic City) railway and the Raritan & Delaware Bay (now a part of the Central of New Jersey) a post route between New York and Philadelphia and authorizing these railways to carry passengers and freight between New York and Philadelphia.
Thereupon the governor and legislature of New Jersey protested that such a measure was an infringement of the reserved rights of the state, since the state had contracted with the Camden & Amboy not to construct nor to authorize others to construct within a specified time any other railway across the state to be used for carrying passengers or freight between New York and Philadelphia.
The agitation against the Chinese, always more or less existent, became intense, and the government forcibly prevented the Chinese passengers of four ships from landing, and passed laws which practically prohibit the immigration of Chinese.
The editor of Newton's Journal of Arts and Sciences speaks of it thus: - " The apparatus consists of a car containing the goods, passengers, engines, fuel, &c., to which a rectangular frame, made of wood or bamboo cane, and covered with canvas or oiled silk, is attached.
The largest aerodrome, intended to carry passengers and to be available for war purposes, was built to the order and at the expense of the American government, which granted a sum of fifty thousand dollars for its construction.
46 was a working model, not intended to carry passengers.
Some through trains are provided between the North-Western and the London, Brighton & South Coast lines via Willesden Junction, Addison Road and Clapham Junction; and a through connexion by way of Ludgate Hill has been arranged between main line trains of the South-Western and the Great Northern railways, but otherwise passengers travelling through London have generally to make their own way from one terminus to another.
The principal wharves, where passengers, mails and general merchandise are landed, are along the Point.
At that port the adventurers separated, three of their number taking ship as passengers to London, while Ito and Inouye preferred to work their passages before the mast in the "Pegasus," bound for the same destination.
Passengers conveyed in 1905 numbered 20,611,384, and the tonnage of goods 1,836,946 (of 2000 lb).
The same vertical movement also actuates the index finger of a large dial, on which the weight of their luggage can be easily read by passengers standing near while their luggage is being weighed.
Brindisi has, however, been abandoned by the large steamers of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, which had called there since 1870, but since 1898 call at Marseilles instead; small express boats, carrying the mails, still leave every week, connecting with the larger steamers at Port Said; but the number of passengers leaving the port, which for the years 1893-1897 averaged 14,728, was only 7608 in 1905, and only 943 of these were carried by the P. & O.
,While he had the right to stop the Trent, examine the mails, and, if he found despatches for the enemy among them, carry the vessel into an American port for adjudication, he had no atithority to board the vessel and arrest two of her passengers.
But, so far as railways are concerned, none of the great trunk lines had been constructed in 1837; the whole capital authorized to be spent on railway construction did not exceed 55,000,000; and, five years after the reign had begun, there were only 18,000,000 passengers.
The paid-up capital of British railways in 1901 exceeded I,Ioo,000,000; the passengers, not including season ticket-holders, also numbered x,Ido,ooo,000; and the sum annually spent in working the lines considerably exceeded the whole capital authorized to be spent on their construction in 1837.
For some distance outside the Galata bridge, both shores of the Golden Horn have been provided with a quay at which large steamers can moor to discharge or embark their passengers and cargo.
The Shatt el-Arab is deep and broad, easily navigable for ocean steamers, and there is weekly communication by passenger steamer with India, while two or more freight lines, which also take passengers, connect Basra directly with the Mediterranean, and with European and British ports.
The total number of passengers between Folkestone and Boulogne in 1906 was 295,000 or 49% above the average for the years 1901-1905.
The total gross receipts from all sources of traffic in 1905 were £4, 0 43,3 68, of which £2,104,108 was derived from passenger traffic and £1,798,520 from goods traffic. The total number of passengers carried (exclusive of season and periodical ticketholders) was 27,950,150.
The society transports goods and passengers between Galatz and Regensburg.
Among Bessemer's numerous other inventions, not one of which attained a tithe of the success or importance of the steel process, were movable dies for embossed stamps, a gold paint, sugar machinery, and a ship which was to save her passengers from the miseries of mal de mer.
distant, but only accessible to foot passengers at low tide, is St Catherine's Rock with a fort constructed in 1865.
or more, according to the number of passengers carried, and they are generally cooled by means of brine pipes, though direct expansion and air circulation are sometimes adopted.
In 1837 a ship under British colours was wrecked near Aden, and the crew and passengers grievously maltreated by the Arabs.
The ship accommodates 750 passengers, and she is still small enough to travel up the world's greatest river.
This was a big inconvenience for air passengers.
It should be possible to devise a way to resolve these sort of disputes without always creating an inconvenience for the passengers.
Some taxi drivers in the kingdom now say they have become afraid to transport foreign passengers.
airline passengers be made to pay additional taxation to cover the environmental cost of flying?
After the plane lands, the pilot telephones the passengers at the departing airport to inform them that they have arrived.
Repair attempts failed and the aircraft was unable to fly that day, so passengers spent the night at various Manchester airport hotels.
Via bmibaby.com, the airline's website, passengers can allocate their own seats free of charge; alternatively seats are allocated at check-in.
ambulant passengers fitting in around them.
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The seats have moveable armrests which allow passengers in wheelchairs to move onto other seats.
assess the impact of moving from a " passengers booked " to " value " based scheme.
Whilst the aircraft climbed higher, the crew were quick to serve the passengers a very tasty hot breakfast baguette.
That means T5 will have to collect its own biometrics from passengers and check it at the gate.
buryny of our passengers went to visit the excavations at these famous towns buried by the eruption of Mount Etna in 79 AD.
But the fare-paying passengers had roomy cabins and access to the original lounges and first class dining room.
Passengers landing could a palm tree immigration campus quot we rented scooters.
careened so that some of the passengers stepped into the sea.
carriage of passengers.
Passengers without a valid passport will be refused carriage on international flights.
carrying passengers are allowed to run without guards in this area.
It is a large catamaran, which holds over 200 passengers.
The interior is extremely spacious and offers plenty of leg and headroom for all passengers, while the boot is positively cavernous.
cedeis ceding of control over the camera equipment and documentation process enabled the passengers to participate more fully in the construction of the video.
chauffeur service to meet arriving passengers at Biggin Hill.
They are places to enjoy the companionship of fellow passengers.
conveyance of passengers or goods for hire or reward.
The vehicle had four passengers, they all decamped from the vehicle.
The stout vessel sailed o'er the mighty deep, and the passengers felt delighted, especially when an iceberg was sighted.
departing passengers on afternoon flights to London Heathrow or Manchester.
At Waverley station, a number of passengers detrained for an afternoon's shopping.
Planks were laid on the roof then to " take more passengers Ã¢ the first double-deckers.
He comes across as a very dutiful, law-abiding citizen with the best interests of his traveling passengers at heart.
Gates at end of platform insufficient to allow rapid egress of passengers.
egress of passengers.
embarking passengers at present.
Many of our passengers went to visit the excavations at these famous towns buried by the eruption of Mount Etna in 79 AD.
Export Shop An excise warehouse approved for the supply of excise warehouse approved for the supply of excise goods to entitled passengers without payment of excise duty.
Great crowds of passengers not only dilute the Antarctic experience, but also reduce the number of Zodiac and shore excursions possible each day.
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For example, we have introduced flexible manning which means that we can adapt our costs to revenues and the number of passengers traveling.
Like all our long-haul flights, passengers will get personal inflight entertainment, food, a complimentary newspaper and a free bar service.
food poisoning outbreak Aircraft meal suspected - obtain food history from passengers.
There is no minimum age limit for pillion passengers but the passenger MUST be able to place both feet on the pillion footrests.
frisking passengers at Gatwick.
funny car American cars would swoosh by TD 19629 with their passengers laughing and smirking at the funny little toy car moving so slowly.
Over 200 passengers on board the Sea Princess luxury cruise ship were struck down by the norovirus bug, a form of viral gastroenteritis.
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These meal components were served to passengers, however, adding the gravy was a help yourself affair.
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The island's famous had passengers of hot dogs hamburgers different age groups.
handled over 9 million passengers in 1999 and London Luton about 5 million.
One study suggests that compulsory helmets for pedestrians, drivers and passengers could save 12 times as many lives.
high-class hotels, these ships might even have a dress code where passengers are expected to dine in style?
homeowners ' insurance was for medical expenses of your passengers to actually happen.
Accepted forms of id Passengers must present valid photo ID at check-in.
The airline requires all passengers to provide photographic ide photographic ID at check-in on all flights including domestic services.
igloo type tents for each 2 passengers, with mattresses and sleeping bags.
It offers comfortable 3 people igloo type tents for each 2 passengers, with mattresses and sleeping bags.
The trial has been to assess the impact of moving from a " passengers booked " to " value " based scheme.
Windmill End opened in 1878, enjoyed a fairly inauspicious life and closed to passengers, as did the line, in 1964.
This occurs in-flight as passengers sit in a cramped position with their knees bent.
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It is reported that Mr Lawrence's company recently seized 400 kilos from two passengers.
Passengers will receive their boarding pass either at the check-in counter or at a self check-in kiosk.
Air France third generation self-service check-in kiosks are now available to passengers departing Dublin airport on flights to Paris, London City and Bordeaux.
The menu will include kippers, the favorite choice of passengers on the well-known electric Pullman train.
knee-deep in snow, asking how many passengers for York.
All the passengers started laughing (with him rather than at him ), which gave him a fit of the giggles.
lax attitude could prejudice the safety of your passengers.
In general, you passengers have stopovers, we airline crews have layovers.
legroom for adult passengers.
He was perfectly livid, tho I noticed that his passengers and/or crew remained staring intently at the other bank.
loud enough to drown out any complaints from passengers.
It hadn't been reloaded when the airline staff retrieved the luggage of the delayed passengers from Peking.
Passengers will arrive in fully made-up cabins with fresh towels and bed linen.
In 1837 a ship under British colors was wrecked near Aden, and the crew and passengers grievously maltreated by the Arabs.
I can only assume the passengers were tossed about because of the defensive maneuver.
Cabins are comfortable and spacious, and alfresco dining for all 48 passengers ensures that mealtimes are fresh and convivial.
merry laughs make the cloudy gray skies look as tho they are clear blue, and the passengers start to look merrier too.
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THEY'RE talking about building a monorail above Oxford Street, a bit like the one that has been whisking passengers around Sydney for years.
monorail service runs every 3 minutes from Gatwick South Terminal for passengers requiring the North Terminal.
A group of passengers inside a horse-drawn omnibus at the end of the Victorian period.
Passengers can join a tour of an ostrich farm or try riding an ostrich.
The Glasgow City & District Railroad alone carried 15,000 passengers on its opening day!
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Arriving and departing passengers will be kept completely separate which should make for very easy transit.
Flying Express Durham Tees Valley Airport is situated six miles east of Darlington and handles approximately one million passengers a year.
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On this service there are good facilities available for disabled passengers.
Among the many features, rear passengers have access to an " Are we there yet?
London Luton Airport (a) To increase passenger transport usage by passenger transport usage by passengers.
passengers per annum proves just how out of control the aviation industry is.
In 1994, 445 bikers and pillion passengers were killed, compared with 1,749 car drivers and their passengers.
Derek Twigg, rail Minister said: " These consultations are important in making sure these new franchises deliver improvements for rail passengers.
Good news Ã¢ EU-wide compensation rules for airline passengers came into force this week.
transit passengers are advised to check transit regulations with the relevant Embassy or Consulate before traveling.
The PSA sighted Alaska as the cruise hot spot for 2004 with an increase of nearly 70 per cent in cruise passengers.
Increase of 29,000 bus passengers entering zone during morning peak.
All but five of the passengers perished under the water.
The only regular Saturday passengers turned out to be mothers with prams because they had great difficulty in getting prams onto the busses.
October 8 2003 This is the view of the ships propulsion system that the passengers get.
Q: Can arriving passengers who have not reported for home quarantine leave the country?
The usual fun and games of shuffleboard, deck quoits and table tennis had passengers doing battle with the cruise staff.
rail passengers travel twenty five billion miles every year.
However, contrary to what the noble Lord said, bus ridership is up and London Underground is carrying more passengers than ever before.
Blackbeard's Cruises Scuba Liveaboards Scuba diving liveaboard cruises to the Bahamas from Miami, Florida on three 22 passengers sailboats.
Their passengers may get a bit seasick, but we're liable to sink.
At least two of the three fatalities involved passengers who were not wearing their seat belts while the seat belt sign was illuminated.
The passengers were during these warm to find royal Caribbean serenade of the sea an elevator hotel thereby avoiding.
But other on-board conditions can blow dangers sky-high for passengers and crew.
Passengers on her outer decks seemed sparse from what I could see - sensible people indeed!
Stories have been told of old stagecoaches disapearing into the hole with all passengers drowned.
It is fully air-conditioned and accommodates 16 passengers in double staterooms, each with private bathroom and shower.
steerage passengers the fell disease was represented in the person of a little boy.
Remember the driver is responsible for other passengers and luggage stowage.
Coach company National Express breached advertising rules by saying passengers could take surfboards on their coaches, the industry watchdog has said.
third-class passengers, who were, happily, not troubled by the prospect of a long return voyage.
Eating tomatoes could help prevent airline passengers developing deep vein thrombosis, scientists have shown.
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Passengers holding a direct airside transit visa will not be able to pass through immigration control.
Clearly, methods must be found to increase the throughput of passengers without reducing security vigilance.
This may be longer on busy weekends as the trains cannot wait for late passengers.
Two young guys on the bus home were repeatedly warned by other passengers not to wander around in my neighborhood.
Passengers ' folding wheelchairs will be carried free of charge in addition to their normal baggage allowance.
Five passengers were slightly hurt when a train caught fire near Utrecht - probably as a result of wind damage to the overhead wiring.
zodiac ride back to the ship to applause from the other passengers.
The city has a large traction terminal station, and is the principal centre for the interurban electric lines of Indiana, which handle freight as well as passengers; in 1908 twenty-five interurban electric lines entered the city and operated about 400 cars every 24 hours.
The system has been retained in large measure in passenger business, but only because of the conflict which inevitably occurs between the authorities and the passengers with regard to the privilege of breaking and resuming a journey when passenger rates are arranged on any other plan.
In 1889 a very important act was passed placing upon the Board of Trade the obligation to call upon railway companies throughout the United Kingdom (1) to adopt upon all passenger lines the " block " system of working; (2) to " interlock " their points and signals; (3) to fit all trains carrying passengers with some form of automatic continuous brake.
The numerous laws limiting the fare for passengers to two cents per mile are an illustration of this tendency.
Railways have always been held by the legislatures and by the courts strictly accountable for their shortcomings, so far as accountability can be enforced by compelling the payment of damages to victims of accidents; but in spite of this, a want of enterprise and even some apparent neglect of passengers' and servants' plain rights, have often been apparent, and the Board of Trade, with its powers of supervision, inspection and investigation, must therefore be classed as one of the most beneficent factors in the promotion of safety on British railways.
Where heavy suburban traffic has to be dealt with, the expedient is occasionally adopted of taking some of the lines round the end in a continuous loop, so that incoming trains can deposit their passengers at an underground platform and immediately proceed on their outward journey.
For instance, fourwheeled bogie third-class corridor carriages employed on the Midland railway at the beginning of the 10th century weighed nearly 25 tons, and had bodies measuring 50 ft.; yet they held only 36 passengers, because not only had the number of compartments been reduced to six, as compared with seven in the somewhat shorter carriage of 1885, by the introduction of a lavatory at each end, but each compartment held only 6 persons, instead of 10, owing to the narrowing of its width by the corridor.
Passengers in sleeping cars appropriate still more space and weight; in Great Britain some of these cars, though 40 tons in weight and over 65 ft.
attendere, to stretch towards, to give heed to), and so is applied particularly to a small vessel which brings supplies, passengers, &c., to a larger vessel, or which is used to take or bring messages from or to her, and similarly to a carriage attached to a locomotive engine on a railway which carries coal or other fuel and water.
They all connect and interchange passengers freely; so that the ordinary American five-cent fare enables a passenger to travel between almost any two points over an area of 100 sq.
In 1907 it carried 153 million passengers, and its net earnings were 300,000.
It was only exceptionally that he carried living passengers (Aeneid, vi.
With regard to passenger vessels, the master is bound to give the consul facilities for inspection and for communication with passengers, and to exhibit his " master's list," or list of passengers, so that the consul may transmit to the registrar-general, for insertion in the Marine Register Book, a report of the passengers dying and children born during the voyage.
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Customs Allowance Passengers over 18 may import, duty-free, 200 cigarettes or 250 g tobacco articles; 1 quart of wine or spirits.
Rail passengers travel twenty five billion miles every year.
Blackbeard 's Cruises Scuba Liveaboards Scuba diving liveaboard cruises to the Bahamas from Miami, Florida on three 22 passengers sailboats.
Their passengers may get a bit seasick, but we 're liable to sink.
The passengers were during these warm to find royal caribbean serenade of the sea an elevator hotel thereby avoiding.
Mail Mail may be posted from the ship and will be charged to passengers ' individual shipboard accounts.
Passengers on her outer decks seemed sparse from what I could see - sensible people indeed !
Among the steerage passengers the fell disease was represented in the person of a little boy.
A reduction in room occupancy may increase the charges for the remaining passengers by the application of supplements for low occupancy of rooms.
Wheelchair passengers can also be carried using our tailgate lift vehicle.
These were principally third-class passengers, who were, happily, not troubled by the prospect of a long return voyage.
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On the foreground of the building a stairway for flight passengers is set up facing the vast expanse around.
Anthony Smith, chief executive of the Rail Passengers Council said: Many walk-on fares are now at eye-watering levels.
The rocking motion of the train soon had its passengers yawning loudly.
Zodiac ride back to the ship to applause from the other passengers.
The steward on the cruise ship made sure the passengers' rooms were cleaned.
The changes in air pressure caused health problems for some passengers on the airplane.
The airborne jet plane was speeding through the air, full of anxious passengers ready to be at their destinations.
A team of engineers specifically focused on ensuring the space shuttle was hermetic so that the passengers would stay safe.
Pilots must be vigilant at all times to keep their passengers safely in the air.
Personal Injury: This is a type of insurance that covers injuries sustained by you and your passengers in the event of an accident.
An AC/DC adaptor will allow passengers, especially kids, to watch TV as you drive.
Serious injuries can occur if passengers are not properly belted in the event of an accident.
Aspen, Vail and Beaver Creek also have their own airports. passengers can transfer from Denver, and take a flight directly to Aspen.
Besides injuring oneself, a drunk driver can injure or kill passengers in the car and drivers and passengers in other cars.
Teens also tend to drive with passengers in the car.
Passengers in the limousine can drink champagne, watch television, read the newspaper, listen to music and talk on cell phones without having to worry about causing an accident.
Limousine passengers can laugh and talk without having to worry about being distracted while driving.
Average cost per hour ranges from around $200 to $400, depending on the size of bus and number of passengers it will accommodate.
Seating options range between capacities for 12 to 28 passengers.
In fact, some companies even offer a "double stretch" that can seat up to ten to fourteen passengers.
In the smaller sized versions, six to eight passengers often sit facing each other.
How many passengers can ride in the limo?
Most classic cars can only fit between two and four passengers.
The other passengers in the car were not hurt.
Bloom and his two unidentified female passengers were near the intersection of Fountain and Vista streets in Hollywood when another driver reportedly cut him off.
"Tweener" on the Fox series Prison Break was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide stemming from a car accident involving himself and three underage passengers.
One boy was 17, while the two female passengers were 15 at the time of the accident.
The 17 year old boy died as a result of his injuries when Garrison's SUV struck a tree and one of the 15 year old female passengers suffered a broken pelvis and arm.
The two male passengers with her were also given breathalyzers, which they passed.
Three of the five passengers were thrown from the truck, including Aldridge.
Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey owns a plane which seats nine passengers, made by the Bombardier company.
Celebrity Cruises operates only a small fleet - less than a dozen current ships - but each vessel offers passengers only the best in amenities, luxuries, itineraries, and other features.
Each can accommodate well over 1,900 passengers without compromising the abundant living space in cabins and public areas.
The smallest ship, the Zenith, is still a respectable size with room for more than 1,300 passengers.
Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style for passengers' convenience, and lunch buffets are often themed to present a wide variety of culinary experiences.
For passengers who prefer more vigorous workouts, ships are equipped with golf simulators, basketball courts, jogging tracks, and extensive fitness centers stocked with state-of-the-art machines, free weights, and ample exercise rooms.
Interactive televisions allow passengers to order room service, select pay-per-view movies, or choose that evening's dinner wine conveniently from their cabin.
Despite a more sophisticated atmosphere than larger cruise lines, Celebrity Cruises still suffers from an overabundance of activities: passengers may have to forgo some options in order to partake of certain experiences.
The Empress of the Seas is the line's smallest ship, and after major renovation in early 2004 she can now accommodate 1,600 passengers at double occupancy (two guests per cabin).
The Radiance class vessels accommodate well over two thousand passengers, while the behemoths in the Voyager class set sail with more than 3,100 guests on each sailing.
More elaborate designs may even utilize glare-resistant transparent flooring to create intricate displays beneath passengers' feet.
Royal Caribbean's large fleet offers passengers many choices for their cruise vacation.
All passengers are assigned a standard dining time, either an early or late seating in the main dining rooms, where gourmet cuisine from appetizers to desserts delight any palate.
Serving signature burgers and milkshakes, this familiar restaurant is a welcome change for passengers unaccustomed to gourmet fare, but there is a minimal surcharge and the facility is often crowded.
On the first day of the voyage, passengers can take a guided tour of the facility that includes brief demonstrations of many different treatments.
One of the signature games is the "Quest," when teams of passengers compete in outrageous tasks for prizes and the merriment of their fellow guests.
In 2000, the line introduced its signature "freestyle cruising" lifestyle that offers passengers the ultimate in choice for dining, gratuities, and dress code.
The small vessel can accommodate just over 1,000 passengers, which pales in comparison to the newest ships in the Norwegian fleet, the Norwegian Star and the Norwegian Dawn, both of which easily serve over 2,200 passengers.
This range of departure ports makes Norwegian Cruise Line a viable option for passengers across the country, with cruise itineraries ranging from Bermuda and Bahamas voyages to both Alaskan and Hawaiian journeys.
Norwegian Cruise Line prides itself on offering passengers the widest variety of choices of any mainstream cruise line.
Both the main dining rooms as well as specialty restaurants operate on an open-seating, casual dress code standard of service, and even traditional formal nights are optional no matter where passengers chose to dine.
There are no fixed dining times or seating assignments, allowing passengers to mingle more freely than under stricter, more regimented arrangements.
Every evening, Norwegian passengers are treated to excellent entertainment, from soloists and comedians to revue shows and abridged drama productions.
Numerous pools and hot tubs are available on all Norwegian Cruise Line ships, allowing passengers to relax in the sun no matter where the ship may be headed next.
After a workout, passengers can refresh themselves with any number of spa treatments, including massages, facials, manicures, and other standard options available throughout the cruise industry.
The larger ships, the Dawn and the Star, also have climbing mazes and outdoor themes to delight younger passengers.
The majority of the Holland America fleet is comprised of smaller, intimate vessels that coordinate well with the line's generally older passengers and offer a gracious experience for any cruiser.
Because Holland America offers a wide variety of itineraries, potential passengers have a wide selection of departure ports available all over the world.
Because many Holland America passengers are repeat cruisers, the line offers a wide selection of itineraries.
Most of Holland America Cruise Line's passengers are older, though more young couples and families are beginning to choose the line, particularly the more modern Vista class vessels.
For passengers interested in vibrant, non-stop activities during a cruise vacation, Holland America is not the best line.
Young couples may feel out of place with the older crowd, particularly if they have not cruised previously, since many of Holland America's passengers have taken multiple cruises.
The images of white sand, swaying palm trees, and sparkling blue waters draw millions of passengers to the western Caribbean each year.
Cozumel: A favorite port of partygoers, this small island off the Yucatan Peninsula caters exclusively to cruise passengers with cultural tours, shopping centers, and extensive nightlife.
Nassau is such a popular destination that many cruise ships offer extended stays (24 hours or more) in order for passengers to thoroughly enjoy its many attractions.
Many cruise passengers initially fear that visiting several cruise destinations on a single voyage will be repetitive - after all, many Caribbean nations in particular have similar cultural roots.
One of the best features of a cruise vacation is that passengers do not need to settle on a single destination.
To select the best destinations, passengers should consult a travel agent about major regions as well as seasonal travel variations due to climate and popularity.
With that expert help, passengers will always find the most enjoyable cruise destinations to be part of their memorable vacation plans.
Most cruise lines allow passengers to check their luggage at the ship so that they can wander the town unfettered.
As one of the largest mainstream cruise lines in the world, Carnival Cruise Line offers many discounts to entice passengers to sail on one of their "Fun Ships."
Finding a discount Carnival Cruise is no challenge if passengers can be flexible with travel dates, itineraries, ships, and cabin choices.
This can help passengers find better deals, and it is always advisable to shop around and compare prices directly from the cruise line as well as several agencies to find the best deal and biggest discount.
Upgrade Discounts: This may not seem like a financial discount at first, but it does save passengers money by giving them a better cabin for their booking price.
Early-Booking and Last-Minute Discounts: Incentives are often given to passengers who either book well in advance (several months prior to the sailing) or at the very last minute (often just a week or two before the cruise).
Passengers cannot cancel a previous booking and rebook during the promotional period to take advantage of the savings - those types of bookings are ineligible for the discount.
More flexible discounts can be arranged for special circumstances such as group travel and past guests, allowing more passengers to take advantage of great deals to make their cruise vacation even more enjoyable and affordable.
If driving, passengers should make the effort to scope out the cruise port the day before sailing, if possible, especially if the port is large and services many cruise lines and ships simultaneously.
Knowing in advance what procedures are in place will help cruise passengers get their vacation off to an easy start.
These fees are not included in the cruise fare and passengers should be prepared to pay for them upon arrival.
Passengers should pay attention to posted signs and the instructions of port employees: each ship's passengers are directed to a specific lot able to accommodate the expected number of vehicles for that cruise.
Each cruise ticket indicates when passengers may begin boarding the ship, typically in the early afternoon.
Passengers should feel free to arrive at the port earlier than that, however, especially when sailing on larger ships that accommodate thousands of passengers.
Generally, arriving 1-2 hours prior to the stated boarding time is acceptable, though passengers arriving too early (several hours) may be turned away because passengers from the cruise that just ended have not yet left the port.
Upon entering the cruise terminal, passengers need to check in to verify their arrival.
All cruise passengers need to carry the appropriate documentation for security and verification purposes.
Newlywed passengers embarking on their honeymoon should also carry a copy of their marriage license just in case.
The Bahamas, for example, requires customs forms from cruise passengers, and the cruise port is inevitably filled with passengers filling out these papers at the last moment.
With hundreds or thousands of passengers checking in within just a few hours, cruise ports are invariably crowded and filled with long lines.
There are certain tricks, however, that can help passengers avoid lengthy waits.
While many experts are behind each cruise to insure its flawless execution, passengers need to be flexible in order to enjoy their vacations thoroughly.
Luxury lines, for example, typically do not have many activities for younger passengers and the cabins may not be equipped to handle third, fourth, or fifth passengers.
Several lines, in fact, offer family suites - less expensive interior cabins with extra bunks for younger passengers.
Carnival and Disney have some of the best programs at sea, with extensive activities for different age levels, though many larger cruise lines offer comparable programs for their young passengers.
Otherwise, parents should opt for a cruise that stops in Key West, Nassau, or another well-known port that may have fun activity museums, aquariums, zoos, or other activities suitable for young passengers.
For further piece of mind, young passengers are often required to wear a wristband identifying their cabin number in case they should get accidentally separated or the parents need to be contacted.
Children's programs offer a wide range of activities for passengers from toddlers to teenagers.
Different tours offer a variety of features, though all of them provide passengers a glimpse of the awesome wildlife and natural beauty of Alaska.
Passengers can choose from a variety of optional excursions throughout the tour, such as whale watching quests, river rafting, guided hikes, helicopter tours, and other sightseeing options.
For details about specific tours, prospective passengers should consult an experienced travel agent or communicate directly with the cruise line.
When budgeting for a cruise, passengers should remember that the cost of a tour is in addition to the regular cruise fare as well as any necessary airfare or other fees.
Each of the three sister ships can accommodate just over 650 passengers per voyage.
Many of Oceania's itineraries are long, offering a variety of international departure ports depending on when passengers begin their voyage.
For updated information about where each ship is based, prospective passengers should consult a cruise travel agent.
Because the fleet is so small, the itineraries vary widely in order to present returning passengers with new destinations.
Informal spa and beauty seminars are often available, as well as enrichment lectures themed to the ship's itinerary, but passengers will find very few games, contests, or other irreverent activities.
All venues feature open seating within a three-hour window, allowing passengers the flexibility to dine whenever they wish.
The two specialty restaurants - a steakhouse and a Mediterranean style bistro - do not have additional fees, though reservations are strictly controlled and passengers may find themselves on a waiting list.
Slot machines and a small selection of table games are available for passengers willing to try their luck.
Oceania Cruises operates with a distinctly casual, relaxed atmosphere, though passengers in higher level suites are truly pampered with more luxurious facilities and attentive butler service.
Passengers interested in a wacky, active vacation will not find much to do aboard Oceania's ships, and neither will families - there are no organized children's activities.
Furthermore, the entertainment reviews can be quite mixed, and passengers should be prepared to entertain themselves with conversation, books, or simply enjoying the relaxation of the voyage.
Oceania Cruises is the perfect choice for passengers who want to avoid the crowded mass of humanity aboard modern megaships without sacrificing fine dining, attentive service, and other touches of luxury.
With luxurious and unusual ports, southern voyages offer passengers a tropical vacation without the crowds that accompany more popular routes.
More adventurous passengers might enjoy an adventure cruise line such as Windjammer or any number of smaller, more exclusive lines.
Depending on the cruise line, passengers will have their choice of embarkation ports in the United States (typically for longer itineraries, given the greater sailing distance) or in various Caribbean nations.
Passengers who choose voyages departing from international ports should consult an experienced travel agent to arrange for the proper documentation.
Before booking a cruise, however, prospective travelers should investigate the city and what it offers for cruise passengers.
Cruises are available in the 4-30 night range, however, giving passengers plenty of options for a vacation to suit their schedule and their budget.
For passengers planning to arrive by air, The city's International Airport is just northwest of downtown, and shuttle, bus, and taxi transportation is plentiful.
Another option for cruise passengers is a cruise to nowhere.
These specialty cruises don't stop at ports of call, but passengers are treated to the best of the cruising lifestyle, including gourmet dining, spectacular entertaining, formal nights, and onboard activities.
Cruises to nowhere are infrequently offered, however, and because their two night length is very popular for a quick getaway, interested passengers should be sure to reserve their voyage well in advance.
In addition, some cruise lines also offer shore excursions in the city to help passengers enjoy the port.
Three major international airports service the port: JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark, giving passengers multiple airfare options.
More than 1,000 parking spaces are available for cruise ship passengers in numerous rooftop lots, and handicapped spaces are also available.
This unique line offers an extraordinary experience for passengers who truly want a unique getaway.
Sailing ships are naturally small, and these vessels are equipped to accommodate only 65-125 passengers.
Cabin sizes vary though all are sparse and small, giving passengers more reason to mingle on deck rather than relax in their staterooms.
For updated departure information, passengers should consult an experienced cruise travel agent.
Rather than focus on the ships' appearance, passengers are more apt to be mesmerized by the stunning ports of call these small ships can visit.
Because of the ships' small size, very few organized activities are offered, though passengers are occasionally invited to sailing and navigation lectures.
It isn't uncommon for passengers to assist the crew by hauling sails if they are so inclined, but otherwise there are few scheduled events.
There are no spa, fitness, or gambling facilities on any Windjammer ship; though since the vessels spend the majority of their time in port, passengers can easily find ways to pamper themselves, exercise, or play games of chance on shore.
While there are few organized activities, one treat many passengers eagerly anticipate is a round of silly beach games when the ship visits outlaying islands.
These team games - relay races and similar competitions -- foster camaraderie and friendship among both passengers and crew.
No passengers under the age of 6 are permitted on these cruises, and there are few organized children's programs.
Many passengers may never wear more than a swimsuit or shorts during the voyage, and that promotes the ultimate in relaxation without any fear of attire standards.
Passengers dive overboard (with permission) to swim while in port, sleep on deck under the stars, or otherwise experience a truly carefree sailing cruise.
Routes may also be erratic since the ships rely on sometimes uncertain weather to plan their itineraries, and also because of the weather, passengers susceptible to seasickness may have some unpleasant moments on these small vessels.
For a truly unconventional cruise vacation in a relaxed, no-frills atmosphere, many passengers choose Windjammer Barefoot Cruises.
First time and experienced cruisers alike have questions when boarding a ship they've never sailed on before, but these cruise ship tips will help passengers avoid problems and have a wonderful cruise vacation.
Knowing the pros and cons of different types of ships helps passengers choose which one to sail on, letting them personalize their vacation to suit their personalities and individual desires.
On a cruise ship, this can be particularly aggravating because up to 3,000 or more passengers may be embarking or debarking within just a few hours.
Some cruise lines allow passengers who can tote their own bags to debark earlier, eliminating tedious waits and hunting for bags in cavernous storage facilities.
The Carnival fleet currently offers more than 20 ships ready to treat eager passengers to the vacation of a lifetime.
Each Carnival ship offers slightly different amenities, though experienced passengers will recognize similar features from one ship to the next.
Numerous activities are scheduled throughout the day, and passengers receive daily newsletters with complete activity lists and special events.
Public announcements are also made during the day to encourage passengers to join in the fun, though travelers interested in a relaxed, laid-back cruise vacation may not find those reminders appealing.
With so many options available, passengers have no lack of ways to have fun on their Fun Ship cruise.
Prospective passengers can also call 1-800-CARNIVAL or request brochures directly from the website.
Many ships offer adjoining cabins and lower rates for younger passengers traveling with their parents.
Young passengers are active and energetic, and cruise ships that cater to their sense of fun will be the best match for these kids cruises.
Disney Cruise Line: Younger passengers, especially, will delight in the magical themes of these vessels as well as the extensive children's programs.
As cruise vacations become ever more popular, the cruising industry competes to build the largest cruise ship in the world to attract greater numbers of passengers.
While each cruise line defines ship sizes slightly differently, it is commonly accepted that any ship capable of catering to greater than 2,000 passengers during a single sailing is considered "large" or "mega."
With 14 decks stretching 1,132 feet in length, the QM2 can comfortably serve more than 2,600 passengers per voyage.
Passengers interested in sailing on one of the largest of cruise ships should consider the potential problems with those vessels.
With so many passengers, even the biggest ship may feel crowded, particularly during embarkation and debarkation as well as at popular events such as lounge shows, themed buffets, or casino tournaments, when lines can get tedious.
Passengers interested in a true sailing experience may be disappointed that large ships have less of an "at sea" feeling - in calm waters, it may be impossible to detect any oceanic motion.
The larger numbers of passengers may create more of an impersonal atmosphere with crew members.
Smaller, more exotic ports of call may be inaccessible to large ships because they do not have the facilities to accommodate either the vessel or the massive numbers of passengers.
When choosing to sail on one of the largest cruise ships in the world, passengers need to consider both the pros and cons of the vessel as well as their personal preference.
Yet singles cruises are slightly different than traditional voyages, and passengers should know what to expect if they book their cabin as part of a singles group.
Cruisers must remember, however, that on a ship that hosts 800-3,000 passengers per sailing, everyone on board will not be a member of the group, nor will they be open to advances from single travelers looking to meet that someone special.
Group cruises must usually have a minimum number of booked passengers to qualify for discounts, and reservations must be made well in advance to guarantee the best rates.
Carnival singles cruises can be a fun getaway for both newbie and experienced passengers.
Cruise Line: Every cruise line has a standard of dress they expect passengers to adhere to.
Activities: Nearly all cruises offer at least one formal night per voyage, when passengers are invited to dress in their best - gowns or party dresses for women and jackets or tuxedos for men.
At the same time, passengers also need to plan their wardrobe for other activities, including shore excursions that may include hiking, snorkeling, or museum visits.
Studying destinations beforehand can prepare passengers for the appropriate temperature and precipitation.
Personal Behavior: Many passengers gain a few pounds when confronted with the decadent dining options of a cruise, and packing a few loose fitting items can help keep you enjoying your vacation even if your waistline expands.
Despite the most careful consideration of appropriate luggage and attire, however, many passengers find themselves lacking an essential item or two.
With so many different wardrobe items to take, it can be challenging to fit it all in a limited amount of luggage, especially for passengers who will also be navigating air travel before and after their cruise.
The best part is, Royal Caribbean cruise discounts are family-friendly by providing many multi-passenger and adjoining cabins with hefty discounts for third, fourth, and fifth passengers in the same cabin.
All cruise lines offer special rates for past passengers, and Royal Caribbean is no exception.
Additionally, the cruise line arranges special discounts for past passengers on select sailings (frequently for five-night or longer cruises) throughout the year.
Even passengers who do not qualify for group, family, or past guest fares can find great Royal Caribbean cruise discounts.
These are particularly popular in Hawaii and Alaska, giving passengers rare insights into the unique cultures and natural beauty of the destinations.
With so many ways to find great deals, everyone can find the perfect Royal Caribbean vacation, but passengers also need to be aware that not all cruise discounts are as great as they may seem.
If the initial fare quoted by a website, travel agent, or special promotion seems too good to be true, passengers should always investigate it carefully to look for added fees or hidden costs.
Most passengers require airline tickets to reach the port, but booking through the cruise line may not be the most economical option.
Novice passengers are often surprised by what is and isn't included in a cruise price.
By carefully considering additional costs, passengers can keep a great bargain without restricting their vacation plans.
Royal Caribbean cruise discounts are not hard to find, and with so many choices of ships and itineraries, prospective passengers can find great deals to make their next cruise vacation a bargain as well as a wonderful vacation.
The ships' capacity ranges from a mere 96 passengers aboard the exclusive Xpedition to the 1,950 that can be berthed aboard the fleet's largest ships.
As a premium cruise line, Celebrity offers the best of luxury cruises at a more affordable price for passengers.
The personal service onboard Celebrity cruise ships begins from the moment passengers cross the gangway to be greeted with champagne, mimosas, or juice and a personal escort to their stateroom.
Like all cruise ships, Celebrity offers various onboard activities and amenities for passengers' enjoyment.
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