First Cabin Passage Rates, Holland-America, 1905
This 1905 brochure featured First Cabin Rates for the TSS Noordam, TSS Ryndam, TSS Potsdam, TSS Statendam, and TSS Rotterdam, covering the Summer Season, Early and Late Summer Season, and Winter Season, To and From New York, Rotterdam, and Boulogne-sur-Mer. The Brochure included General Information for Passengers, Offices, and Agencies, and First and Second Class Railway Fares from Rotterdam to Principal Cities in Europe.
Front Cover, Holland-America Line, Season 1905, First Cabin Rates to and from New York, Rotterdam, and Boulogne-sur-Mer, Issued 25 March 1905. GGA Image ID # 1f93c13430
SS Noordam Season 1905 First Cabin Passage Rates, To and From New York, Rotterdam, and Boulogne-sur-Mer. Summer Season, Early and Late Summer Season, and Winter Season. Rates Effective 25 March 1905. GGA Image ID # 1f926ed075. Click to View Larger Image.
SS Ryndam Season 1905 First Cabin Passage Rates, To and From New York, Rotterdam, and Boulogne-sur-Mer. Summer Season, Early and Late Summer Season, and Winter Season. Rates Effective 25 March 1905. GGA Image ID # 1f92b22e51. Click to View Larger Image.
SS Potsdam Season 1905 First Cabin Passage Rates, To and From New York, Rotterdam, and Boulogne-sur-Mer. Summer Season, Early and Late Summer Season, and Winter Season. Rates Effective 25 March 1905. GGA Image ID # 1f92f9ba4d. Click to View Larger Image.
SS Statendam Season 1905 First Cabin Passage Rates, To and From New York, Rotterdam, and Boulogne-sur-Mer. Summer Season, Early and Late Summer Season, and Winter Season. Rates Effective 25 March 1905. GGA Image ID # 1f930fc0b8. Click to View Larger Image.
BERTHS are only considered engaged if secured by paying a deposit of $25 per berth for first cabin accommodations. The balance of the passage money must be paid not later than two weeks before sailing; if this balance has not been paid on or before that time, the Company reserves the right to resell the reserved accommodations; deposit money is only refunded if the engaged berths have been resold.
When applying for berths, either by mail or wire, the name of the steamer, date of sailing, number and sex of passengers, and desired class of accommodation should be stated. Cabin plans will be sent on application.
Passengers who do not sail on a steamer for which they have engaged accommodations or purchased a ticket will forfeit 50 percent of the passage money unless notice is given not later than two weeks before sailing or the accommodations have been resold.
SERVANTS accompanying first-cabin passengers are charged the first-cabin minimum Winter rate of the respective steamer throughout the year if they are to have access to the first-cabin accommodations.
RETURN TICKETS are good for one year and not transferable but may be extended by paying the difference between the rate in effect at the date of issue and the date of sailing. If offered for cancellation, the amount paid for the round trip, less full outgoing fare and agent's commission, will be refunded against the delivery of the return certificate to one of the Company's general passenger offices in America, and after authorization has been received from Company's general passenger office at Rotterdam.
PREPAID TICKETS offered for cancellation will be refunded with the total amount, less the agent's commission and 10 percent cancellation fee, against delivery of the ticket and after authorization from the Company's general passenger office at Rotterdam.
Return tickets and prepaid tickets are only available during the season and for the accommodations for which they have been issued. If used when higher rates prevail, passengers will be required to pay the additional fare, or if used when lower rates are in effect, the difference will be refunded to passengers in accordance with the Company's rules.
For seasons, see preceding pages.
RETURN ACCOMMODATIONS may be secured through the Company's general passenger offices, either by cable or by letter, if by cable, at the passenger's expense.
If a passenger is prevented from sailing on a steamer for which return accommodations have been reserved, a transfer to an earlier or later steamer can be made by applying to our Company's general passenger office at Rotterdam, provided an application for this transfer be made not later than two weeks previous to the departure of the steamer on which berths had initially been reserved.
INTERCHANGEABLE TICKETS.The holder of a return ticket can return by one of the following lines: American Line, Atlantic Transport Line, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, Dominion Line, Hamburg-American Line, Leyland Line, North German Lloyd, Red Star Line, and White Star Line, subject to the rules and regulations of the Line by which the ticket is used.
STEAMER CHAIRS of improved construction, permitting the choice of three positions furnished by the S. & S. C. E. Co., may be rented at the different offices of the Line or on the Company's dock, at $1 for the trip.
BAGGAGE. In accordance with the regulations mentioned on the regular passenger contracts, cabin passengers are allowed 20 cubic feet of luggage free on each full ticket; excess baggage is charged at the rate of 20 cents per cubic foot. Steamer trunks should be at most 13 inches and of the usual width and length. Larger pieces are not allowed in the staterooms but are stowed in the baggage hold.
All baggage should be sent to the Company's dock in time to reach there by one hour before sailing time. If the luggage is sent in advance, passengers will please inform the baggage master of the Holland-America Line, foot of Fifth Street, Hoboken, N. J., thereof, stating by what railroad or express Company the baggage has been forwarded and by what steamer, and on what date, passengers intend to leave.
The baggage should be claimed from the baggage master on the pier before embarkation. No luggage will be forwarded unless properly labeled and entered in the baggage manifest by the baggage master on the dock.
All pieces of baggage must be marked "Wanted" or "Not Wanted" and must bear the passenger's name, destination, number of berth, name of steamer, and date of sailing. Tags may be had at all the Company's offices and agents. All baggage is forwarded at the passenger's risk unless insured.
Policies insuring baggage against all risks can be taken out at a moderate premium. Missing baggage claims must be made at the Company's offices immediately after arrival.
Arms must be surrendered to the purser for the duration of the voyage.
Valuables may be placed in the custody of the purser during the voyage without, however, any guarantee or responsibility on the part of the Company.
Explosive articles are not allowed on board.
DOGS, CATS, and other animals must be caged appropriately and placed in the steward's custody. The price of passage for dogs and cats is $10 each—for birds, $4 per cage.
Properly crated BICYCLES will be taken at the owner's risk, at $2.50 per single trip.
BOULOGNE-SUR-MER.—All twin-screw steamers will, during the entire year, call both ways at Boulogne-sur-Mer for the landing and embarkation of passengers to or from England, France, Switzerland, and Southern Europe.
THROUGH TICKETS to or from London and Paris in connection with ocean tickets are issued at the following additional rates:
- Boulogne-sur-Mer—London, first class: $6.55
- Boulogne-sur-Mer—London, second class : $4.70
- Rotterdam—London, first class: $7.60
- Rotterdam—London, second class: $4.35
- Boulogne-sur-Mer—Paris, first class : $5.50
- Boulogne-sur-Mer—Paris, second class : $3.70
- Children above the age of 7 years pay full fare on the French railroad.
For further information, see the Holland-America Line's Illustrated Handbook of Information, obtainable, free of charge, upon application to any of the Company's passenger offices or agencies in the United States.