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.
The CelebrityEclipse liner has 3,420 passengers on board and half are estimated to have tested positive ... The Celebrity Eclipse liner has 3,420 passengers on board and half are estimated to have tested positive. Pictured, file shot of cruise passengers.
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The LandRover’s gearbox grates painfully. Our driver William thumps the poor beast into first as we grind up the improbably steep lane. At its peak, a moss-covered gargoyle, or tiki, stands sentinel above the settlement of Nuku Hiva and its bay far below ...Class act ... It is also a luxury liner and takes 230 passengers on its 14-day tour from Tahiti ... .
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The Bergoglio family had originally planned to set sail from Italy at the end of 1927 on the Principessa Mafalda ocean liner, but their departure was delayed as they sold off their home and the Turin cafe ... 25, 1927, killing at least 300 of its more than 1,000 passengers and crew.