Passage Contract - SS Nieuw Amsterdam - 16 September 1960
Holland-America Line Passage Contract for Passage on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam, Departing from New York to Le Havre Dated 16 September 1960. GGA Image ID # 209b5ab305
Do Not Detach, This Receipt Will Be Handed to You upon Embarkation
Passage Contract A F * 546
This Contract Is Not Transferable and Is Issued Subject to the Terms and Conditions Contained on This Page and on the Reverse Thereof, All of Which Are Made Part of This Contract
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Sails From: New York
Port of Landing: Le Havre
Sailing Date: 16 September 1960
Sailing Hour: Noon
Passengers Booked from or to New York Will Embark or Disembark at Pier Foot of 5th Street, Hoboken, n.j., Port of New York
Class: First Class
Deck and Room: 120 All (At Rate Paid)
Name(s) of Passenger(s)
- Mrs. Patricia S. Charles, Adult Female, Us Citizen: $375.00
- Miss Regan Charles, Age 4, Female, Us Citizen: $187.50
- Master Patrick Charles, Age 1, Male, Us Citizen: $187.50
Total Ocean Fare: $750.00
Less 10% Round-Trip Reduction: $75.00
Full Fare(s): One
Half Fare(s): Two
Total Ocean Fare: $675.00
Total: $701.00 Us Currency
Round Trip Particulars
Class: First Class
Sailing Date: 22 June 1960
Ticket No. AF 545
Rotterdam Telex R 6914
Passengers Address: Medford Lakes, New Jersey, USA
Agent: Holland America Line (France) SA
Issued By: R. Field | Stamp NF 2,50
Signature: /S/ R. Field
Date: 20 June 1960
IMPORTANT: The attention of passengers is especially directed to the terms and conditions of this contract and it is mutually agreed that this passage contract is issued by the Company and accepted by the passenger subject to the terms and conditions set forth below and continued on the reverse side of this page.
Terms amd Conditions, Part 1 of 2, Holland-America Line Passage Contract for Passage on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam, 16 September 1960. GGA Image ID # 209b8eaa04
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
IN CONSIDERATION of the sum named herein, provided the same has been paid in full before embarkation, the Line agrees to transport the passenger(s) mentioned herein on the Vessel, in the Class and on the sailing specified, from the port of embarkation to the port of landing stipulated herein, and forwarding orders where the same are provided for, but only upon the following terms.
1. The word "passenger" shall include all persons traveling under this contract and all such persons shall be deemed to be parties to it. As to any responsibility with respect to passengers or property, whether as carrier or otherwise, the Line and its vessels, whether owned or chartered, and any vessel employed by the Line in carrying out this contract, their owners, operators and charterers, shall have the benefit of all liberties, limitations, exceptions, exemptions and conditions in this contract.
2. The Line shall not be liable for delay, loss of or damage or injury to person or baggage or other property, death, assault, or any claim whatsoever, unless shown to be caused by the negligence or willful fault of the Line without contributory negligence of the passenger.
Anything in this contract to the contrary notwithstanding, this contract is subject to all the limitations of and exemptions from liability accorded to shipowners or charterers, by statute or rule of law for the time being in force.
3. The vessel shall have liberty to proceed without pilots: to tow and assist vessels in all situations; to depart from the customary or advertised route and before or after proceeding to or toward passengers' destination, once or oftener, in any order, to proceed toward or enter or call or stay at any other ports or places although out of any route to or away from or beyond such destination: to omit any scheduled port or ports of call or to wait at or delay sailing from any such port or ports or the port of embarkation or once or oftener to return to the port of embarkation or to any such other port.
If at any stage of the voyage the vessel in the opinion of the Master or the owners is or will be prevented by any cause whatsoever from proceeding in the ordinary course, the Line shall have liberty but is not required to transship and forward at the expense of the Line but at the passengers' risk, the passengers and their property to or toward destination by any other vessel or other conveyance, whether land, water or air, and whether or not belonging to the Line or bound directly to such destination.
The Line does not guarantee the time of sailing from or arrival at any port.
4. Passage money shall be deemed fully earned on embarkation and will not be refunded in whole or part, vessel, passengers or property lost or not lost or although the voyage be broken up or any of the liberties granted in this contract be exercised.
5. The Line shall not be liable for injury, death or delay of or to any passenger, or for loss, damage or delay of or to any passenger's baggage or other property, wheresoever occurring and whether on board this or any other vessel or other conveyance on which the passenger may be forwarded under this contract, or for nonperformance of any term of this contract, or for any other claim whatsoever, resulting from act of God, public enemies, arrests or restraints of princes, rulers or people: actual or threatened war. warlike operations or hostilities: riots, rebellions or civil commotions, strikes, stoppages of labor, lockouts or labor disputes or disturbances; quarantine: theft; fire; explosion: collision: stranding: perils of the seas, rivers or of navigation of any kind: error in navigation or in the management of the vessel: breakdown of or accidents to or from machinery, boilers or steam, propellors, rudder or equipment; latent defect: nor from unseaworthiness of the vessel (provided due diligence has been exercised to make her seaworthy) even though existing at the beginning or at any stage of the voyage; nor from any cause whatsoever not arising from the negligence of the Line.
6. The Line will carry as baggage only personal effects consisting of wearing apparel, toilet articles and similar effects for wear, comfort or convenience of the passenger for the journey and not intended for any other person or for sale.
Property retained by a passenger in stateroom, on the person or otherwise in his charge must not be left lying about the vessel or stateroom, but when not in actual use must be locked in trunk or receptacle of such character as not to be readily opened or removed and failure of a passenger to observe this requirement shall, in case of loss or damage due to neglect thereof, be deemed negligence of the passenger and shall bar any claim for loss or damage.
7. It is mutually agreed that the value of the baggage and effects of any passenger paying full adult fare, whether carried in or intended for baggage room, stateroom or elsewhere, and whether in the custody of the Line or the passenger, and including any property acquired during the voyage, does not exceed a total value of $100 in the case of first class or one class passengers and $50 in the case of cabin class or tourist class passengers, or passengers traveling on cargo vessels, or in the case of any passenger paying less than full adult fare, a proportionate amount thereof, and no higher value (than $100 or $50 or the proportionate amount thereof as the case may be) shall be placed thereon in computing any liability whatsoever unless before the same is taken on board, any excess over said value is declared to the Line's Baggage-Master and extra payment made at the rate of 1% on such excess, in which case said limit of value shall be deemed increased by the excess so declared and paid on: and any liability for partial loss or damage shall be adjusted pro rata on the above basis.
8. On passenger vessels where facilities are available, the Purser will receive gold and silver articles, watches, jewelry, money and other valuables for deposit in a safe provided on the vessel and will issue a receipt therefor and unless such articles arc so deposited, the Line shall be under no liability whatsoever in respect thereof even though stolen, lost or damaged by employees of the Line or through their negligence.
In respect of deposited articles, any liability shall not exceed $100, which sum it is mutually agreed that the value thereof does not exceed, unless at the time of deposit the passenger shall declare in writing a higher value and shall pay 1% of the value so declared in excess of $100 in which event any liability shall not exceed the amount so declared.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT OF CARRIAGE ARE CONTINUED ON REVERSE SIDE OF THIS PAGE
Terms amd Conditions, Part 2 of 2, Holland-America Line Passage Contract for Passage on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam, 16 September 1960. GGA Image ID # 209bbe6ef5
8-A. If for any reason any agreed valuation or limitation of liability provided for in clauses 7 and 8 hereof shall not be enforcible in any case, then it is hereby stipulated that in such case the Line shall not be liable for more than 600 Netherlands guilders per package carried unless informed of the nature and value of the goods before or on the receipt thereof, and that the Line shall not be liable to pay any compensation if the nature or value of the goods has been willfully misrepresented to it.
9. Diamonds, precious stones, jewelry, pictures, statuary and other valuables which do not constitute a part of the passenger's personal cfiects for the purpose of the journey, and all other property not constituting baggage, must be shipped as freight under a Bill of Lading and if not so shipped, the Line shall not be liable for any loss, damage or delay thereto. If such property is taken on board and brought to destination, the Line shall be entitled to collect charges at the applicable rate set forth in its freight tariff and shall have a lien on the property therefor.
10. If the baggage of any passenger exceeds in measurement or weight, at the Line's option, the applicable allowance specified in its current tariff, the passenger shall pay at the tariff rate for any such excess measurement or weight of his baggage, but such payment shall be deemed to have been made in respect of such excess measurement or weight only and not in respect of excess value and shall not increase the limit of value and of liability above set forth.
11. The person signing this contract for the Line is its agent only to issue this contract in its printed form without modification or addition. No person except the Passenger/Traffic Manager at Rotterdam or New York has authority to modify, add to or waive any of the printed terms of this contract in any respect, and no modification, addition, waiver or undertaking shall be binding unless in writing signed by said Passenger Traffic Manager.
No person except the Baggage-Master at the steamship pier has authority to accept delivery of a passenger's property or arrange for the payment of any excess charges thereon and no property of a passenger shall be deemed received into the custody of the Line nor shall the Line be held responsible- therefor except on delivery to and acceptance by the Baggage- Master at thè steamship pier.
12. All responsibility whatsoever of the Line shall be limited to the period while the passenger and his baggage are on a vessel or tender, operated by the Line.
All other transportation or service shall be at the risk of the passenger and without responsibility on the part of the Line and subject to the terms and conditions of the company or person furnishing such transportation or service and any money received by the Line or any of its employees in respect of the same is received only as the passenger's agent to pay it over to those performing such transportation or service.
13. The Line shall be under no liability whatsoever in respect of baggage or property before it comes into the Line's actual custody at the port of embarkation nor after it leaves the Line's custody at port of disembarkation.
14. This contract is not transferable and is valid only for the passengers and any voyage and accommodations named therein. If no particular voyage or accommodations are herein specified, this contract, if a one-way ticket only or the outward portion of a round trip, shall be binding only for one year from the date of issue; if issued as the return portion,of a round trip ticket, it shall be binding only for one year from the date of sailing under the outward contract.
During such period the Line agrees upon application of the passenger (unless accommodation has heretofore been reserved hereunder) to reserve accommodation of the class called for by this contract and for the sailing desired, if available, or if not then available, for sailing as soon thereafter as such accommodation is available.
If the passenger accepts accommodation carrying a higher or lower rate than that called for by this contract, adjustment covering the difference in fare shall be made by payment (before embarkation) or by refund, as the case may require, all such payments and refunds to be governed by any foreign currency regulations which may be in force in the country or countries concerned.
15. Notwithstanding other limitation by law or that the Line may be a foreign corporation or a non-resident, no suit shall be maintainable in any jurisdiction nor shall the Line or the vessel or any of their agents or employees be liable for delay, loss of or damage or injury to person or baggage or other property, death, assault, or any claim whatsoever, unless written notice of claim shall be delivered to the Line within 30 days after the claim arose and suit is commenced not later than 6 months after the claim arose; provided, however, that in any case where section 4283-A of the United States Revised Statutes shall apply, no suit shall be maintainable for loss of life or bodily injury unless written notice of claim be delivered to the Line not later than 6 months and suit is commenced not later than 1 year, computed from the day when such death or injury occurred.
16. Passengers receiving medical or surgical attendance or treatment or medicines or supplies from the ship's Physician, if such a Physician is on board of the vessel, do so at their own risk and the Line shall not be responsible therefor, even in case of negligence.
The ship's Physician is entitled to make a reasonable charge for attendance or treatment for ailments or conditions antedating embarkation of the passenger, subject to approval by the Master.
17. Passengers shall be bound by and comply with the regulations established from time to time by the Line or by the Master with respect to passengers and their property.
Passengers are not allowed to take animals or birds on board except with the special consent of the Line and on payment of the extra charge therefor.
18. If four weeks' written notice of cancellation is given to the Line's Passenger Traffic Manager at Rotterdam or New York (and provided also authorization is received from the Line's General Passenger Office at Rotterdam if this contract is part of a round trip contract), or, if the accommodation(s) (are) resold, in case such notice is given less than four weeks in advance, refund of the fare will be made to the purchaser upon surrender of the contract unused, after deducting any round trip discount granted.
Agent's commission and all expenses incurred by the Line for the passenger's account, including full fare for any water, rail and/or other transportation used. In all other cases refund shall be 50% of the ocean fare, the round trip discount and the other expenses referred to in the foregoing sentence to be deducted from the refund.
Refunds, if any, will only be effected in the currency and in the country in which the passage money has been paid and subject to any foreign exchange regulations in force in that country.
19. The Line reserves the right to substitute any vessel or vessels, change any date of sailing or cancel any sailing at any time without notice and to change the itinerary whenever conditions in the judgment of the Master or the Line make it advisable.
The passenger shall not have any claim whatsoever by reason of the exercise of any of the liberties above mentioned except for refund on surrender of this contract before sailing.
If in the opinion of the Master the passenger cannot be landed safely at destination without unduly delaying the vessel, he may be landed at the next port reached by the vessel at which in the opinion of the Master a landing can be made safely.
The Line is not responsible for board and lodging in the event of postponement of sailing.
20. Fare for infants and children is fixed according to age at the date of sailing. If this contract does not correctly indicate the age of any infant or child as of such date, the Line shall not be obliged to carry such infant or child or any of the passengers herein named until any deficiency of the proper fare is paid, or at its option the Line may carry the infant or child and recover such deficiency from the purchaser of this contract or the adult passengers named therein.
21. The passenger shall reimburse the Line for all expenses incurred by it as a result of the passenger's detention by Immigration. Health or Port Authorities or otherwise, and the Line shall have a lien for such expenses upon all baggage, money and effects of the passenger.
22. The Line and the Master shall have liberty to comply with orders or directions as to arrival, departures, routes, ports of call, stoppages, discharge, destination or otherwise, given by the government of any nation, or by any person acting or purporting to act with authority of such government or on behalf of the United Nations, or by the vessel's underwriters or persons acting on their behalf. In case of actual or threatened war. warlike operations, or hostilities, the vessel, either before or after proceeding to or toward the port of destination, may, as the Master or the owners may deem prudent, proceed from or to any port or ports, notwithstanding any such risks or may for the purpose of avoiding any such risks, delay sailing from any port or ports once or oftener as convenient and/or wait at any such port or ports and/or there land the passengers and terminate the voyage without any obligation to return any of the passage money, or may tranship any passengers or their property; also the vessel may sail with or without lights, omit observance of practices, rules and regulations as to navigation, cargo or otherwise applicable in times of peace; and sail armed or unarmed and with or without convoy.
23. No person who. in the judgment of the Line or the Master, is or becomes in such condition as to be unfit to travel or dangerous or obnoxious to other passengers and no person unaccompanied by an attendant, whose condition is or may become such as to require an attendant and no person likely to be inadmissible under the laws of the country of disembarkation, shall be entitled to transportation hereunder and either before sailing or at any subsequent stage, transportation may be refused to any such person and such person may be landed or left at any place at the convenience of the Line without any liability on its part except that, upon surrender of this contract, refund will be made for any unused transportation, but only to any amount for which the released accommodation is sold.
24. By accepting or receiving this ticket, the -passenger agrees that neither the Master, officers, crew of the vessel named in this ticket or of any vessel owned or in the service of the Line and all those who arc regularly or temporarily employed by such vessels or by the Line nor any person who performs work on behalf of such vessels, the cargo, the baggage or the passengers, shall be liable in respect of anything he may negligently do or omit to do in the course of or in connection with his employment, which shall cause loss, damage or injury (whether fatal or otherwise) to the person and/or property of the passenger or of any person or child traveling with him or in his care. The passenger agrees to this exclusion of liability both on his behalf and on behalf of any person or child as aforesaid and also on behalf of his heirs and dependents. For the purpose of the agreement expressed in this clause, the Line shall be deemed to contract with the passenger on behalf of and for the benefit of all those mentioned in the first sentence and all such persons shall to this extent be or be deemed to be parties to the contract contained in or evidenced by this ticket.
25. The passenger for and on behalf of himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, guarantees to hold the carrier and the ship and the shipowners and the managing-owners harmless and to indemnify them against any claims or suits arising out of his injury or death to which the carrier or the ship or the shipowners or the managing-owners would have had a defence in case the injury sustained or exposure suffered by the passenger had not resulted in death and claim had been made by the passenger; and the passenger for himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns agrees to pay to the Line and the carrier and the ship and the shipowners and the managing-owners any amount recovered from them or any of them on such claims arising out of his death together with any expenses incurred in defending against them. Insofar as the shipowners and the managing- owners are distinct from the carrier, the stipulations contained in this clause are made by the carrier not only in its own behalf, but also for and in behalf of the shipowners and the managing-owners.
26. If the ship is not owned by or chartered by demise to the company or Line by whom this ticket is issued (as may be the case notwithstanding anything that appears to the contrary), this ticket shall take effect only as a contract with the owner or demise charterer as the case may be as principal, made through the agency of the said company or Line who act as agents only and shall be under no personal liability whatsoever in respect thereof.
27. This contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Kingdom of The Netherlands with reference to which it iç made and any litigation arising under or in connection with it shall be in the Courts of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to the exclusion of all others.
28. The Line shall not be liable in any respect except for its want of due diligence in maintaining, equipping, or manning the conveyance, or in rendering it fit for the agreed carriage, or for insufficient supervision on board, and all exceptions, exemptions, and limitations and conditions contained in this contract shall apply notwithstanding the negligence or wrongful act of the Line's servants or of any other person for whose act the Line would otherwise be liable; but in so far as any provision of this contract may be unenforcible as contrary to law. such provision shall be deemed modified to such extent as to make it not inconsistent with such law.
29. Each passenger mentioned herein is notified that the vessel carries or may carry explosives and any other dangerous and hazardous articles including but not limited to those defined by law.
30. This contract must be surrendered to the Line on demand before landing.
Printed in the Netherlands
Relative Cost of Passage from New York to Le Havre Restated in 2022 USD
In 2022, the relative values of $701.00 from 1960 ranges from $5,340.00 to $33,300.00.
A simple Purchasing Power Calculator would say the relative value is $6,930.00. This answer is obtained by multiplying $701 by the percentage increase in the CPI from 1960 to 2022.
There may be better answers than this.
The best measure of the relative value over time depends on whether you are interested in comparing the cost or value of a Commodity, Income, Wealth, or Project.
If you want to compare the value of a $701.00 Commodity in 1960. In 2022:
- The Relative Real Price of that Commodity is $6,930.00
- The Relative Labor Value of that Commodity is $9,130.00 (using the unskilled wage) or $9,590.00 (using production worker compensation)
- The Relative Income Value of that Commodity is $18,000.00
- The Relative Economic Share of that Commodity is $33,300.00
- The Relative Real Value in Consumption of that commodity is $9,080.00
If you want to compare the value of a $701.00 Income or Wealth in 1960. In 2022:
- The Relative Real Wage or Real Wealth Value of That Income or Wealth is $6,930.00
- The Relative Household Purchasing Power Value of That Income or Wealth is $9,080.00
- The Relative Labor Earnings of That Commodity Are $9,130.00 (Using the Unskilled Wage) or $9,590.00 (Using Production Worker Compensation)
- The Relative Income or Wealth Value of That Income or Wealth Is $18,000.00
- The Relative Output Value of That Income or Wealth Is $33,300.00
If you want to compare the value of a $701.00 Project in 1960. In 2022:
- The Relative Real Cost of That Project Is $5,340.00
- The Relative Household Cost of That Project Is $9,080.00
- The Relative Labor Cost of That Project Is $9,130.00 (Using the Unskilled Wage) or $9,590.00 (Using Production Worker Compensation)
- The Relative Cost of That Project Is $18,000.00
- The Relative Economic Cost of That Project Is $33,300.00
Samuel H. Williamson, "Seven Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount, 1790 to present," MeasuringWorth, 2024.