A passenger ship is a merchant ship whose primary function is to carry passengers. The category does not include cargo vessels which have accommodations for limited numbers of passengers, such as the ubiquitous twelve-passenger freighters once common on the seas in which the transport of passengers is secondary to the carriage of freight. The type does however include many classes of ships designed to transport substantial numbers of passengers as well as freight. Indeed, until recently virtually all ocean liners were able to transport mail, package freight and express, and other cargo in addition to passenger luggage, and were equipped with cargo holds and derricks, kingposts, or other cargo-handling gear for that purpose. Only in more recent ocean liners and in virtually all cruise ships has this cargo capacity been eliminated.
While typically passenger ships are part of the merchant marine, passenger ships have also been used as troopships and often are commissioned as naval ships when used as for that purpose.
Yacht catches fire and sparks evacuation of more than 100 terrified passengers and crew. Cruise liners try to rewrite climate rules despite vows ...NYPD cops were on hand as passengers disembarked the cruise ... in an altercation in a nightclub,” the cruise liner said in a statement.
Panic and claustrophobia would soon set in with some passengers calling the helpline begging, 'I can't be in this room anymore.' ... By the end of the voyage, four passengers had died and hundreds had contracted Covid-19 in one of the worst outbreaks on a cruise liner ... Healthy passengers were evacuated from the Zaandam to another liner, the Rotterdam.
More On. cruises. Yacht catches fire and sparks evacuation of more than 100 terrified passengers and crew. Cruise liners try to rewrite climate rules despite vows. Cruise ship rescues 16 people stranded in sea off Cuba... One passenger was with six of her relatives for a family vacation that was postponed three years due to the COVID pandemic ... ....
A half-dozen or so cruises to various places (Caribbean islands and Mexico) and four trans-Atlantic crossings on ocean liners with my family in the 1950s and 1960s nurtured my interest in large passenger ships, but you don’t have to be an experienced ocean traveler to see how and why the cruise industry has taken it on the chin in the pandemic.
At least four people have been injured after a civilian passenger liner crash-landed and caught fire at the Miami International Airport in Florida on Tuesday evening ... The MD80 passenger jet ended up skidding off the runway, destroying a small building and a communications tower before catching fire.
Due to the outbreak nobody was allowed to leave the ship in Chile and passengers without symptoms of the virus were transferred to another cruise liner after a fortnight, Reuters reported at the time ... Some passengers and staff even had to eat rotten food and didn't have enough water, The Washington Post reported.
Editor’s brief review. I chose this chapter out of more than 30 chapters included in Bruce Aitken’s newly published book Mr ... -Bradley K. Martin ... Then I flipped it onto a luggage cart, put my hand-carry on top and went to the nearest customs check – all the while looking for an Indian passenger to get behind ... The Lockheed L1011 Tristar passenger liner.
The tragedy happened aboard an ocean liner only two years after the sinking of the “unsinkable” Titanic, on April 15, 1912 ... Ocean-going passengers were just as likely to face possible death at sea. The Empress of Ireland ocean liner departed Quebec City on May 28, 1914, headed for Liverpool.
Passengers on a disastrous 80s pop acts cruise who were offered a free replacement holiday are up in arms again - after that new trip was suddenly cancelled ... She said ... These culminated in a passenger going overboard. The ValiantLady cruise liner altered course and turned around to help in the search with holidaymakers asked to keep a look out ... .