General Information provided to passengers of Norddeutscher-Lloyd steamship lines 1888-1889



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  • Title General Information provided to passengers of Norddeutscher-Lloyd steamship lines 1888-1889 
    Short Title General Information provided to passengers of Norddeutscher-Lloyd steamship lines 1888-1889 
    Publisher The Norway Heritage 
    Repository The Norway Heritage 
    Source ID S355 
    Text General Information provided to passengers of Norddeutscher-Lloyd steamship lines 1888-1889

    Time. — Passengers were conveyed by special train the short run from Bremen to the docks at Bremerhaven. The railway-station was but a few steps from the pier, and passengers walked on board the tender, while the Company's porters were shipping the baggage. The steamers waited not far off the mouth of the river. Passengers who embarked at Bremerhaven enjoyed a twenty-five hours' run between that port and Southampton. Travel time from Southampton and New York, about seven and a half days, for total voyage time of ca nine to ten days.
    Departures. — From Bremen, every Wednesday and Saturday ; from Southampton, every Thursday and Sunday ; from New York, every Wednesday and Saturday. Passengers from London: special train at 12.25 p.m. from Waterloo station, on sailing-day. This train will take them alongside the tender which is in waiting to convey them on board the steamer.
    Fares. — Dependent on the season of the year and on the size and position of the cabins. The prices of passage from Southampton (1888-89), Main Saloon (from August 1st to October 31st),£20 10s., £23, £24 After Saloon, £11 and £13 10s., Single ; £19 and £21 10s., Return. From November 1st to July 31st, Main Saloon, £14, £16 10s., £18, £23 After Saloon, £10. From Bremen: about £1 10s. more than the foregoing in all cases.
    Return Tickets. — For first-class passengers no reduction made.
    Children: from one to twelve years of age: half-fare, and, if necessary, two share the same bed. Children under one year: ten shillings.
    Servants: taken in the second-class at second-class fares. If required to accompany their employers in the first-class saloon: fare subject to arrangement. Fare includes: complete board, excepting wine, beer, and spirits. First and second class passengers: provided with all cabin requisites. A duly qualified medical man appointed to each ship. His duty: to render assistance, without payment, to any passenger who may fall ill during the voyage. No charge for medicines supplied. Barber: entitled to remuneration for his services. Passengers strictly forbidden to carry matches, gunpowder, or other dangerous substances. Fire-arms to be given into the charge of the captain during the journey.
    Smoking: forbidden in every part of the ship except in the smoking-rooms and on deck.

    "No passenger may bring wine, beer, or spirituous liquors. These can be procured on board at a fixed tariff-price. The Directors reserve the right of forwarding passengers by any other steamer of their line, to start at the same time, instead of the vessel named on the ticket. On the day fixed for departure, passengers are conveyed free from Bremen to Bremerhaven, and on board the steamer.

    Berths may be retained by a deposit at the following rates : 100 marks for every first-class passenger, 50 marks for second-class passengers, and 30 marks for every steerage passenger. When deposit-money is sent it is necessary that the name of the ship and the date of sailing should be distinctly given. Passage-tickets not transferable.