Carl, checking the passengers' credentials would not have been done by the stewards, but rather by clerks in the Purser's department or by land-based officials in the terminal building. The Purser himself would be on hand to greet the 1st Class passengers. The surgeons would be needed also for 3rd Class passengers (health documents and inspections). At this stage of the voyage, stewards acted as guides and porters and helped the passengers to settle in. The bell boys, whose role during the voyage was to deliver messages, probably also helped with carrying hand luggage when the passengers arrived. Stewardesses helped with unpacking and arranging personal items in the cabins. Violet Jessop's autobiography provides a lot of detail about what was reasonably (and in some cases unreasonably) expected of her by the passengers in her section.