Italian Line Third Class Rates - 1938
Cover of Brochure from the Italian Line on Third Class Rates To and From Italy, The Mediterranean, and The Continent. Rate Schedules Effective 15 February 1938. GGA Image ID # 125200807a
12- Page brochure from the Italian Line provides a lot of information for passengers, third-class passage rates, and immigration laws. Third-class Interiors and photographs of ships complete this very informative brochure.
Fleet of the Italian Line
SS Rex of the Italian Line. Gross Tonnage 51,062. GGA Image ID # 125261804d
SS Roma of the Italian Line. Gross Tonnage 32,583. GGA Image ID #
MV Saturnia and MV Vulcania of the Italian Line. Gross Tonnage 24,470. GGA Image ID # 125262503e
SS Conte di Savoia of the Italian Line. Gross Tonnage 48,502. GGA Image ID # 1252fe2b05
1938 Rate Schedules
Off-Season Third Class Port Rates For Direct Sailing from New York or Boston Including Return Passage. GGA Image ID # 12531b42db
Summer Season Third Class Port Rates For Direct Sailings From New York or Boston Including Return Passage. GGA Image ID # 12533669a1
Special Eastbound Continental Rail Fares. These Fares are to be used only in connection with eastbound ocean passage rates. GGA Image ID # 1253783a56
Third Class Westbound and Round-Trip Continental Through Rates via Genoa or Trieste. GGA Image ID # 1253bc41c0
CHILDREN'S AND INFANT'S FARES: Under one year, free: one year old and under five years, quarter fare; five years old and under ten years, half fare: ten years old and over, full fare.
UNITED STATES HEAD TAX: All aliens are required to pay $8.00 Head Tax on Westbound (prepaid) or Round Trip tickets. Children under sixteen years, when accompanied by either parent, are exempt from this tax.
IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS: For complete information regarding this important subject, see inside pages of this tariff, or we suggest you consult our Immigration Department.
WESTBOUND PASSAGE RATES FROM U.S.S.R. in Third Class are applicable only to American citizens and to returning resident aliens holding re-entry permits.
Children's Fares and Taxes
- Infants under one year free
- One year old and under five years quarter fare
- Five years old and under ten years half fare
- Ten years old and over —. full fare
Note—When booking children and infants, the age on day of sailing governs fare to be paid. The age of a child under ten years must be authenticated in some satisfactory manner before the ticket is issued.
FOREIGN PORT TAXES
Eastbound—Third Class passengers are exempt from Italian and French port taxes. Also Third Class passengers landing or embarking at ITALIAN PORTS holding through rate passage tickets to or from points outside of Italy, are exempt from Italian port taxes.
Infants (under one year)—Are exempt from port taxes.
Westbound—Collect Italian or French port tax in addition to the Westbound (Prepaid) or Round-trip ocean fare at time of booking from passengers embarking at following ports, namely:
Beyrouth—Eastbound or Westbound tickets $1.00 per adult, children (between the ages of 3 years and under 12 years pay 50 cents. Under 3 years are exempt.) On Round-trip tickets, double these amounts.
Azores, Madeira, Lisbon, Oporto and Cape Verde Islands—Portuguese port taxes, all classes, are included in the passage rates.
Greek and Oriental Ports—Passengers traveling through ITALY holding through rate passage tickets of the Italian Line, going to or coming from Greek and Oriental Ports, are exempt from Italian port taxes.
Greece—All passengers embarking at Greek Ports to proceed on a transatlantic voyage without change of vessel, must pay a port tax of 375 Drachmas per adult, children in proportion.
U. S. GOVERNMENT TAXES
Revenue Tax—On all tickets issued or sold in the United States to a destination not within the United States, Canada, Cuba, or Mexico, the United States Revenue Tax, in addition to the ocean fare, must be collected for each
passenger, as follows:
One-way or Round-Trip passage costing:
- more than ten dollars and not exceeding thirty dollars .. $1.00
- more than thirty dollars and not exceeding sixty dollars $3.00
- more than sixty dollars $5.00
U. S. Head Tax—All aliens are required to pay $8.00 U. S. Head Tax on Prepaid or Round-Trip tickets. Children under 16 years, when accompanied by either parent, are exempt from this tax.
Aliens in Transit through the United States are exempt from the payment of United States Head Tax if their purpose in coming to this country is to proceed to some other country within a period of sixty days.
Aliens who are legally domiciled in and have been bona fide residents for at least one year of Canada, Newfoundland, Cuba or Mexico are also exempt from the payment of United States Head Tax, provided they proceed to their respective domicile within a period of one year. Citizens of these Countries are similarly exempt from payment of U.S. Head Tax.
Alien Visitors are required to pay United States Head Tax. Alien visitors who are actually admitted by the United Sûtes Immigration Inspector on arrival for not more than sixty days and obtain from him Head Tax Exemption certificate form 755, can obtain a refund of the Head Tax from the Purser immediately upon arrival upon presentation of Head Tax Refund Certificate (form No. 755) and proof of payment of Head Tax.
General Information and Regulations
RIGHT IS RESERVED to change passage rates and sailing dates, also to alter itineraries, without notice.
ATTENTION of passengers is especially directed to the terms and conditions as set forth in Deposit Receipts and Passage Contract Tickets.
RESERVATIONS: Applications for space should be made as far in advance of sailing date as possible, especially during the high season. Accommodations are not considered engaged unless covered by a deposit or paid for in full.
DEPOSITS and FINAL PAYMENTS: In order to secure and hold reservations the following schedule of deposits must be collected for each adult fare passenger:
$10.00 for either one way or round trip.
At least half of the deposit listed above, shall be collected for each half fare passenger. No deposit is required for a quarter fare or an infant. Final payment is due at least two weeks before date of sailing.
CANCELLATIONS: When accommodations secured by a deposit or full payment are cancelled they will be immediately placed on sale and refund will be made only if resold or if notice of cancellation is received by the Company not later than three weeks before sailing date.
LOST TICKETS: The Italian Line will not be liable for lost tickets and is under no obligation to issue other tickets in their place. If and when the complete passage contract is found and returned unused to the Company, refund will be made to its rightful owner.
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE and EXCESS CHARGES: Each adult passenger is allowed 20 cubic feet of baggage free. Proportionate allowance for children. Excess baggage is charged for at the rate of 60 cents per cubic foot or 4 cents per pound.
TAGS and LABELS FOR BAGGAGE: Tags and labels will be supplied by the Company upon application. Trunks and like containers should be labeled on the ends, so as to facilitate handling and assorting of same.
Passengers are requested to have their names and addresses placed inside of their baggage for purpose of identification in case outside tags or labels become detached.
HOW TO MARK BAGGAGE: All baggage should be distinctly marked with name of passenger, name of vessel, date of sailing and port to which booked. Baggage should, if possible, be checked one day prior to sailing thus avoiding delay on date of departure.
FORWARDING BAGGAGE TO PIER: Baggage should be checked direct to the Company's pier by paying to the Baggage Agent at point of origin transfer charges from railroad terminal in New York or Boston to the pier. If this is not done baggage will be held in the railroad terminal baggage room until claimed by owner.
CHECKING BAGGAGE AT PIER: It is most important that passengers call at the Baggage Master's desk on the pier to inquire about and check their baggage before boarding the vessel. Passengers should note numbers of their baggage checks in case they are lost or stolen.
LIABILITY: As the Company’s liability for baggage is strictly limited, it is strongly recommended that passengers insure their baggage, as, in the event of loss or damage, the Company cannot under any circumstances accept liability beyond the limitations specified in the passage contract.
BAGGAGE INSURANCE: Passengers are urged to insure their baggage for the duration of the trip to final destination. The insurance available is moderate in cost and covers all risks. Insurance may be obtained through any of our Company's offices or at the Tourist Offices on board.
STORAGE and FORWARDING BAGGAGE IN EUROPE.
Baggage can be forwarded to points in Europe or stored in bond at Naples, Genoa or Trieste. The Tourist Office on board ship will gladly give information and quote rates for these services.
ANIMALS, MOTORCYCLES, BICYCLES, ETC.: Rates for transportation when accompanying a passenger are as follows:
Animal pets will not be allowed in staterooms or public rooms, but they will be placed in charge of steward on board. Animals will be carried at owner's risk only.
AUTOMOBILES are accepted unboxed when accompanied by passengers for transportation from our pier in New York or Boston to any direct port of call on the sailing on which shipped, at the rates shown in our automobile circular. The charge for transportation is based on the weight of the car.
Our Automobile Department will gladly furnish information regarding require- ments and arrange to obtain foreign driving license and other documents necessary for touring abroad. Application forms will be supplied upon request, and should be returned to us properly completed not later than two weeks before sailing.
ROUND TRIP TICKETS (VALIDITY): The return portion of a round trip ticket, (not issued for any specific sailing,) is valid for return passage within two years from date of outward sailing, except, if type of vessel and Season selected for the return voyage is higher rated, the passenger must pay the difference in fare.
COMBINATION ROUND TRIP TICKETS: When a Combination Round Trip ticket is desired involving more than one class, the correct rate is arrived at by taking half the round trip rate of each class applicable to the vessels, destination and season selected.
PASSPORTS: All passengers are required to possess passports according to their nationality.
VISAS: Before leaving the port of New York (or Boston) for a foreign country it is necessary to have the passport visaed by the Consul of that country, and if one plans to visit several countries, it is best to obtain all visas before sailing.
Nationals of the following Countries do not require Italian visa:
- Great Britain
- United States
SAILING PERMITS, (United States): This does not apply to United States citizens. Aliens here on a visit or passing in transit (excepting Canadians in transit) must show, before sailing, that they have complied with the provisions of the United States Government concerning the Income Tax Law.
To this end, all alien residents should obtain from the Collector of In' come Tax of the district wherein they reside a “Certificate of Compliance“ for presentation to the Government Official at the pier at the time of embarkation.
WESTBOUND (PREPAID) TICKETS may be issued for non-quota and preference quota passengers as specified below:
- American citizen
- Alien wives of American citizens
- Alien children of American citizens under 21 years of age and unmarried
- Parents of American citizens
- Returning resident aliens
- Wives and minor children of resident aliens
- Women born in the United States who lost their citizenship by marriage to aliens prior to September 22, 1922.
- Passengers destined to Canada, Mexico, Cuba, etc. pro' vided the immigration laws and regulations of said countries have been complied with.
- Ministers of any religious denomination, or professors of a college, academy, seminary or university, their wives and chidden under 18, whether traveling with or following them, provided such ministers or professors have practiced their profession for at least two years before coming to the United States.
- Students 15 years old or over, coming to the United States to study in an accredited school, college, academy, seminary or university, designated by them and approved by the U. S. Secretary of Labor.
- Persons born in the Dominion of Canada, Newfound' land, the Republic of Mexico, Republic of Cuba, the Republic of Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Canal Zone, or an inde- pendent country of Central or South America, and his wife and unmarried children under 18 years of age, if accompanying or following to join him.
All aliens not included in the above categories will have to make arrangements and purchase their tickets in Europe.
IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS and REGULATIONS
PERMITS TO RE-ENTER THE UNITED STATES: A resident alien who desires to obtain a Permit, will be required to follow the procedure outlined as follows:
Persons who were permanently admitted on and subsequent to July 1, 1924, with consular immigration visas; persons who have been registered under the act of 1929; and persons who after January 1, 1932, have applied for and received re-entry permits, should mail application (Form 631) direct to the Com- missioner of Immigration and Naturalization, Washington, D. C. All others must file applications in person at the immigration office located nearest to their place of residence.
Permits will not be mailed to applicants in United States but must be called for by them personally at the Immigration Office designated in the application. In “emergency” cases permits will be mailed to foreign address provided the necessary arrangements are completed by the applicants at an Immigration Office prior to departure from the United States.
IF THE ALIEN SAILS WITHOUT A RE-ENTRY PERMIT: In the event that the resident alien sails from the United States without a re-entry permit and has not arranged prior to departure to have same mailed abroad he will, nevertheless be able to re-enter the United States provided he obtains a non-quota immigration visa from an American Consul abroad.
He will be required, however, to present to the American Consul an affidavit from his employer in the United States showing continuous employment, earning power, etc., and also an affidavit from a Saving Bank or other financial institution, showing the balance on deposit. Documents proving ownership of real estate, personal property, etc., and proof of the applicant’s legal and permanent residence in the United States and any other affidavits indicating ability to support himself or herself upon returning to the United States, will be found valuable when applying for such a visa at the American Consulate.
RE-ADMISSION OF ILLITERATES: Illiterate resident aliens may also apply for re-entry permits but in order to secure passage, besides the permit, they must prove, unless because of relationship to citizens or residents of United States otherwise exempted by law:
- a. that they resided for at least five consecutive years in the United States;
- b. that they return within six months from their departure from the United States.
Illiterates who delay their return over six months must prove:
- a. that they have resided continuously for seven years in the United States;
- b. that they had no intention at the time of their departure to abandon United States domicile. This may be proved by producing an American bank deposit book, income tax receipts showing that they still maintain their household, and written permission of leave of absence from their employer. Illiterates not otherwise exempt by law are urged to return to United States within six months to avoid inconvenience on arrival.
- c. In all cases, resident aliens leaving with intention to return within two years should purchase round trip tickets, as same will be additional proof of their return from a temporary visit abroad. The return portion of round trip tickets (all classes) are valid for return passage for two years from date of outward sailing.
WIVES, MINOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS OF U. S. CITIZENS: Any citizen of the United States who desires his wife and minor children to come extra quota or his parents to come in preference quota, must file with the Commissioner General of Immigration at Washington, D. C., a petition under oath, accompanied by the sworn statement of two responsible citizens who have known the petitioner for at least one year and who can certify to his responsibility. Petition (Form 633) will be furnished by this Line on request.
WIVES AND MINOR CHILDREN OF ALIEN RESIDENTS: An alien legal resident of the United States who de' sires to send for his wife and minor children must file an application on Form No. 575 with the Director of Immigration and Naturalization at the port of last entry.
Aliens who were permanently admitted since July 1, 1934, with consular immigration visas or re-entry permits or who have legalized their admission under the Registration Act of March 2, 1929, must forward their application directly to the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization, Washington, D. C. Form No. 575 can be secured from any office of the Italian Line.
AFFIDAVITS OF SUPPORT: American citizens and alien residents who desire to bring their alien wives and minor children to the United States, in addition to the applications to be filed with the Immigration authorities, should furnish their relatives with an affidavit of support to which should be attached bank statements, tax bills, certificates of employment and any other evidence of their ability to guarantee that their alien relatives if permitted to come here will be in no danger of becoming public charges.
Bank statements must be signed by an officer of the Bank before a Notary Public and must show when the account was opened and that the amount on deposit has been accumulated over a period of time. Statements showing lump deposits of recent date will not be accepted by the American Consular Authorities.
The affidavits and supporting documents in duplicate must be presented to the American Consuls abroad by the aliens when applying for their immigration visas. Forms of Affidavit of Support can be obtained from any office of the Italian Line.
TEMPORARY VISITORS: Persons coming to the United States on a temporary visit must purchase round trip tickets and must be in a position to deposit a bond of five hundred dollars ($500) if required by the U. S. Immigration Authorities to guarantee that they will depart from the United States at the expiration of the visit.
Relatives or friends in the United States should execute an affidavit on our special form and submit same in triplicate to Italian Line, New York, for consideration. If the Italian Line at New York is satisfied that the alien is coming on a bona fide temporary visit and that bond will be furnished if required by the Immigration Authorities, it will forward the affidavits to the Home Office recommending the embarkation of the temporary visitor.
The Immigration Act of 1924, as amended, makes the fol' lowing definitions:
NON-IMMIGRANTS (Not Charged to Quota):
- A Foreign Government Official, his family attendants, servants, and employees.
- An alien visiting the United States temporarily as a tourist or temporarily for business or pleasure.
- An alien in continuous transit through the United States.
- An alien lawfully admitted to the United States who later goes in transit from one part of the United States to another through foreign contiguous territory.
- An alien entitled to enter the United States solely to carry on trade under and in pursuance of the provisions of a present existing treaty of commerce and naviga' tion and his wife, and his unmarried children under twenty-one years of age, if accompanying or following to join him.
Those in the above categories are not required to fill out an application for an immigration visa, but will b« requested to produce satisfactory evidence to the American Consular Officer that they are in one of the above named categories before he will grant them an American visa on their passport.
NON QUOTA IMMIGRANTS (Not Charged to Quota):
- A. An immigrant who is the unmarried child under 21 years of age, or the wife of a citizen of the United States or the husband of a citizen of the United States by a marriage occuring prior to July 1, 1932.
- B. An immigrant previously lawfully admitted to the Unh ted States who is returning from a temporary visit abroad.
- C. An immigrant who was born in the Dominion of Canada, Newfoundland, the Republic of Mexico, Re' public of Cuba, the Republic of Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Canal Zone, or an independent country of Central or South America, and his wife and un' married children under 18 years of age, if accompany' ing or following to join him.
- D. An immigrant who continuously for at least two years immediately preceding the time of his application for admission to the United States has been, and who seeks to enter the United States solely for the purpose of carrying on the vocation of minister of any religious denomination, or professor of a college, academy, seminary or university, and his wife and unmarried children under 18 years of age, if accompanying or following to join him.
- E. An immigrant who is a bona fide student at least 15 years of age, and who seeks to enter the United States solely for the purpose of studying in an accredited school, college, academy, seminary or university parti- cularly designated by him and approved by the Sec* retary of Labor.
- F. A woman who was a citizen of the United States and who prior to September 22, 1922, lost her citizenship by reason of her marriage to an alien.
Preference Within Quotas: Fifty per cent of the quotas of each nationality for each year will be given to passengers falling in the following category:
- a. Quota immigrants who are the fathers or the mothers of citizens of the United States, who are 21 years of age or over, or the husbands by marriage occurring after June 30, 1932, of a citizen of the United States.
- b. In the case of any nationality the quota for which is three hundred or more, quota immigrants who are skill' ed in agriculture and the wives and the dependent chib dren under the age of 18 years of such immigrants skilled in agriculture, if accompanying or following to join him.
- c. The remainder of the quota of each nationality, plus any portion unused for the above preference will be given to quota immigrants of such nationality who are the unmarried children under 21 years of age or the wives of alien residents of the United States who were lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
For further information consult our Immigration Department.
Photographs of Interior Rooms of the Italian Line Ships
Third Class Dining Room on the SS Rex. GGA Image ID # 1253d5fc04
Third Class Verandah on the SS Rex. GGA Image ID # 12545dd17a
Third Class Four-Berth Cabin on the SS Conte di Savoia. GGA Image ID # 1254ac5160
Third Class Smoking Room on the SS Roma. GGA Image ID # 1254dada4c
Third Class Ladies' Lounge on the SS Conte di Savoia. GGA Image ID # 1254fa407c
Third Class Enclosed Promenade on the SS Conte di Savoia. GGA Image ID # 12555b0a49