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Naples to Passports - What to Know About Ocean Travel - 1924

Topics on this page include: Naples, Nautical Measurements, Newspapers, New Zealand (Services to), New Orleans, New York, Olympic, Panama Canal, Panama Pacific Line, Parcels, Passports.


Naples is a terminus of the New York-Boston-Mediterranean service of the White Star Line, which carries passengers in first, second, and third class. It is centrally located for travelers to or from inland points in Italy or southern Europe or other points on the Mediterranean. Steamers on cruises call here, where shore excutsions are arranged. Office, No. 59 Via Guglielmo Sanplice. (See also "White Star Line").


The nautical mile is 15.157 percent longer than the land mile, or 6,080.27 feet. The fathom is equal to 6 feet. The knot is a measurement of speed, a term ordinarily accepted as an equivalent of the nautical mile.


A daily paper is published on the larger ships, giving news of the world as received by radio.


(See "Australia, South Africa and New Zealand ").


The Leyland Line operates two steamers from this port to Liverpool with limited accommodations for first class passengers. Company passenger office, 219 St. Charles Street. (See also "Leyland Line ").


New York is the terminal port for seven of our services to European ports. Ordinarily there are five sailings and five arrivals a week of company steamers, which berth at piers 58 to 62 North River (16th to 22nd Streets). Offices 1 Broadway. (See map of approaches, below).

Approaches to New York Harbor

Approaches to New York Harbor

Passenger decks of the Olympic

Passenger decks of the Olympic


White Star Line; "the Ship Magnificent." Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast. Second largest of "The Magnificent Trio," plying in the New York-Cherbourg-Southampton service. Gross tonnage, 46,439; length, 883 feet; breadth, 92 feet; triple screws; oil burner.

Features are spacious public rooms and decks, promenade deck glass-enclosed, large number of period suites with ptivate sitting room and bath, large light well-ventilated staterooms, unexcelled cuisine and a special à la carte restaurant, reception room, veranda café, swimming pool, gymnasium, squash court, Turkish and electric baths, elevators.

One of the most popular liners. Orchestra plays daily. Staterooms and public rooms in second and third class are attractive and comfortable. Staterooms in third class all enclosed, for six or less. (See also "Ships").


This engineering wonder of the age is an outstanding sight-seeing feature of the voyage between New York and California by the Panama Pacific Line steamships. At the Atlantic end are the modern city of Cristobal and the older town of Colon; at the Pacific end ate Balboa, Panama City and the picturesque city of old Panama. There is no way in which this 50-mile flowing road between two oceans may be seen to greater advantage than from the deck of one of the Panama Pacific Line steamers. At Balboa passengers can make connections for South American west coast ports.


The company operates a tegular service of passenger steamers between New York and San Francisco via the Panama Canal, calling at Havana westbound and at Los Angeles harbor each way. The passage takes 15 days. Large, comfortable ocean liners are employed—the Finland, 22,250; Kroonland, 22,500; and Manchuria, 27,000 tons displacement. The route is a popular one for travelers to or from the west coast on business or pleasure, as it gives a chance to see the great canal in addition to the charm of the all-water route.


Parcels and bon voyage gifts for passengers should be clearly addressed with name of passenger, ship, pier and sailing date. They will be distributed after sailing.


A passenger must provide himself with a passport of his country. Citizens of the United States should apply to clerk of Federal or State Court having authority to naturalize aliens or in New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco ot New Orleans to a United States passport agent.

All passports must be visaed before sailing by consul of first country to which bearer will proceed, unless he is a citizen of that country. When applying for a United States Passport you must have documentary proof of citizenship; an identifying witness who is a citizen of U. S.; two photographs on thin paper three inches square (or for a family two group pictures); previous passport if issued since January 2, 1918.

If applicant is traveling with his family his passport may include wife and minor children. A son or daughter must have separate passport after attaining twenty-one years. A letter from parent or guardian must accompany application of minor child to leave United States. Younger children may be included in the elder child's application. Wife or children need not appear with husband when making his application for family.

Children's passpotts issued by foreign countries are included in parents' except when children exceed these ages: Great Britain, 16 years; Roumania, 18 years; Gteece, 16 years; Spain, 16 years; Norway, 12 years; Sweden, 16 years. In all countries persons ovet 21 must apply fot passports in their own names.

Children of American citizens over these ages must have sepatate passports if entering the following countries: Denmark, 14 years; Poland (male), 20, (female), 18; Finland, 15; Sweden, 16. Passports are good for 12 months from date of issue. Passengers on our West Indies cruises do not need passports; on the Mediterranean cruises t hey must have passports and visaes from all countries where they will land.

The United States fee for a passport is $10, and many foreign countries make similar charge for passport or visaes. Passport information can be obtained from any company ticket office or agency.

Visaes are required by most countries on foreign passports. These may be obtained at the consulate of the country to be visited in the United States or Canada. If visae of country in which one will disembark has been obtained the others needed may be obtained abroad. It is often more convenient, however, to obtain them at home.

The following do not require visae on passport of American citizen: Belgium, when stay is for less than 3 months; Switzerland, when trip is for other purposes than employment; Holland, when visit does not exceed 8 days.

Protected by their passports, tourists are secure anywhere in Europe


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