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Old March 26th, 2002, 12:39 PM
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Default Re: Passenger to space ratios?

In this case, the Gross Registered Tonnage is calulated on enclosed space within the ship (excluding crew quarters, engine room and other non-pax spaces). So, if a ship has an outdoor lido one year and decides to enclose it during drydock by putting a roof over it and surrounding it with walls, the GRT goes up not by the weight of the new structure, but by the amount of space enclosed.

On the other hand, a ship's stated capacity is usually based on double occupancy of all available cabins, notwithstanding the fact that some of those cabins can contain three or more passengers. Still, it's a good general way to figure out just how spacious a ship is.
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