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    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2004 Oct 20, 18:06 -0700

    Jim,
    You don't appear to be THAT long of tooth.I've viewed your website and your
    pictures.
    Yes it's still done by some companies.It's mainly a question of the
    carrier's insurance coverage for passengers and the practice is
    dwindleing.The company I used to work for allowed  employees to hop a ship
    for transport for personnal reasons.Company officers would cruise for free
    on any company vessel whenever they needed to or wished to.I've been on
    transits where paying passengers were  listed on the manifest.There's plenty
    of room and all bigger transports have extra staterooms that aren't used so
    some companies may welcome paying passengers.And let me tell you the food
    and drinks are great and plentiful on working vessels.Not the cuisine of
    cruise lines but real good.
    I've taken my younger brother out with me more then once across the Pacific.
    If you do get on it would thrill you to death.Nothing like being on the
    bridge or on the wings while underway.If the passenger stays out of the way
    of duties being performed I don't believe it would be a big deal for one who
    shows interest in useing the areas for CN.As long as the passenger abides by
    all the shipboard rules they are treated with the utmost courtecy.I've had
    kids and adults "help" in standing a watch on the bridge a few times.
    I'll do some checking in the next week and I'll contact you with any info I
    dig up on your personnal website.
    
    
    

       
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