I have a couple of questions about traveling as a passenger on a ship. 1) How can you tell where you are and if you are on the move? 2) Do you receive XP for for traveling in this manner? I have asked the Commander of the ship I am on about 1) and he stated the information about our location was at the Room Description Screen, but all I get is a Room ID# and my location on the ship (ie:Cockpit). I'm sure he knows where he's going and where he's at, but how can I?
There are some wildcards for room description that allow the pilot to show destination and/or ETA to the destination to the passenger, however they are not standard and the pilot can take them out at any time.
The only sure way to get your ETA/location is to ask the pilot.
Yes, if you are the pilot you can read your location off the ship's Navcomp.
Otherwise, you can't just look out the window and know immediately where you are (most of space is empty, black, and even if you see something in the distance, you are most likely not able to recognise it without any help).