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Old April 4th, 2007, 11:56 AM
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http://www.cnn.com/2007/TRAVEL/04/04....ap/index.html

Anyone know someone who has done this? I'm not interested, but it seems interesting!
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Funny you mention this - this was on the news this morning in NYC on Fox News about folks going on cruises on Container ships.
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I'll have to pass...I don't think I can book a balcony!
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You don't know what's in those containers either.
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My parents did a cruise on a container ship to South America. They were gone for 2 months. The had a nice stateroom (much larger than Carnivals rooms) Lots of down time for reading and playing games. There were three other couples on the ship. They ate meals with the Captain and even had a small pool aboard. They would be in different ports for two or more days so would stay in a hotel and sightsee. They really enjoyed it and was much less $ than a cruise ship.
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Those "inside" rooms must be hell.
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I think I will pass. I like my pampering on Carnival
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They can pamper you on the cargo ships...Just imagine some big, hairy, smelly, unshaven guy with a cigar hanging out of his mouth giving you a massage?

No, I think you are right...That isn't for me either. :evil:
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Just imagine some big, hairy, smelly, unshaven guy with a cigar hanging out of his mouth giving you a massage?
You mean it would be just like at home then Just kidding my BF shaves...........
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As bad as I am my BF is 10 times worse!

He had to have surgury on this neck and it left a inch or two worth of stitches. When a couple of my friends asked what happened he told them with a straight face that I stabbed him with a pair of scissors while he was sleeping but that he loves me and has forgiven me. I was so dumb founded I didn't know what to do!
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this seems like something I would imagine some young men in their 20's might want to do, I can't imagine us older folks who want nice accomocations, especially if it's $100 per day, which is pretty much what we pay for the nice cruise ships.
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i mean if your a huge introvert and want the experience of sea...perhaps its for you. I would have to HATE people, and interaction.

For 700.00 I can almost cruise anywhere for 7 nights on almost any popular cruise line with inside state rooms. I'd get great food (i'm sure much better than what ever cook is down below on the other container ship)..entertainment if i wanted it but most importantly customer service.

Now if your a huge drinker i am betting the container ship lets you pack drinks and soda's lol.
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My BIL just emailed me this link the other day:

http://www.geocities.com/freighterman.geo/mainmenu.html

there is alot of info on it there. Not sure it's for me but could be doable for alot of people.

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My BIL just emailed me this link the other day:

http://www.geocities.com/freighterman.geo/mainmenu.html

there is alot of info on it there. Not sure it's for me but could be doable for alot of people.

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omgosh that looks awful .

i loved the article on PIRATES and how the ship was on lockdown (in your room) after a certain time. sounds like a blast...not.
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