of the vessel as far as the funnel. The portion of the deck
appropriated to cabin passengers is protected from the sun
by an awning.
2 children under 12 years of age are charged one fare.
1 child in the cabin pays steerage fare.
1 adult with a child in the steerage pays cabin-fare; children
in arms are free.
Tickets must if possible be taken before embarking.
Passengers failing to do this should obtain them from the
conductor immediately on going on board, otherwise they are
liable to be called upon to pay the fare from the steamer's
first point of departure, a custom not unknown on English
Each passenger is allowed 100 pounds of luggage free, for
which he must either be responsible himself, or have its safe
custody ensured on board, the charges for which are as follows:
From Mannheim to Cologne: 3 Sgr. for each trunk,
2 „ for a travelling bag,
1 „ for a hat box;
from shorter distances, as from Mannheim to Coblenz, or from
Coblenz to Cologne, half the above charges are made. This
precaution saves much trouble and prevents occasional loss.
Where articles are missing the following compensation is given :
for a trunk 30 Thlr., for a travelling bag 10 Thlr., for a hat
box 5 Thlr.
Single travellers unencumbered with luggage are recom¬
mended not to take their tickets till the steamer is in sight,
as in case of detention the alternative of the railroad is open
Passengers provided with tickets of not less than 20 Sgr.
in value are at liberty to break their journey, provided they
signify their intention to the conductor before he collects the
tickets. Should the journey be resumed at a station nearer
the traveller's destination than that at which he disembarked,
the ticket ceases to be valid for the intervening stations.
Towards the end of summer or the beginning of autumn
Rhine fogs begin to prevail, in consequence of which the
punctuality of the steamers it not to be relied on, and travellers
are frequently subjected to a very vexatious detention. Should
the steamer be more than three hours behind the time specified
in the time-tables, the fare may be reclaimed.
Refreshments are provided on board the steamers in- the
style of the hotels and at similar charges. Although it is a
rule of the Company that a tariff of charges shall be con¬
spicuously exhibited, it is not always to be seen, and the
following items are therefore given: