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Old November 14th, 2001, 07:43 PM
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Hi, I think this is hopeless but I am desperately trying to get to England before the holidays. I am afraid to fly, nothing to do with the terrorism thing, just have always been afraid of planes. Decided sea travel was my only recourse but seems there are no crossings eastbound until spring. Does anyone know of any vessel repostionings or the like. I would be willing to sleep in the engine room and kill rats too. Any help appreciated. Thanks
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Old November 15th, 2001, 04:58 AM
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Dear Mary,

Would you consider taking a cargo ship?

There is a company in London, Strand Travel, which specialises in passenger voyages on cargo ships. A friend of mine took a cargo ship voyage through the Baltic with Strand Travel a couple of years ago and loved it. He said the accommodation and food were much better than he had expected.

The website for Strand Travel is www.strandtravel.co.uk.

I believe they have ships regularly departing from Montreal - the website will tell you more, but would it be feasible for you to get to Montreal to join a ship?

I hope you are able to find a ship to make your journey.

Best wishes,
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Old November 16th, 2001, 12:29 PM
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Thanks for the interesting suggestion. Montreal is quite a jaunt from Philadelphia but it is certainly worth a look. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I really do appreciate it.
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Hi, Cunard has a 7 day from NY to UK. I think departure is around 11/26-12/4.
I have some extra time before I need to be in U.K. for 6 months and crossing would be more fun than flying.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 07:26 PM
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Definitely - if there is any passenger ship going to UK before Christmas it would be the Queen Mary 2.

Go here: Voyage Search - Cunard

and select "Trans-Atlantic" and "Queen Mary 2" - I see one from NY in November for $695 pp.
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