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Old June 24th, 2008, 10:35 AM
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I was on another site and someone was asking about TA cruises. The topic of freighter cruises was talked about. Does anyone knew what they are and how they work? Has anyone ever been on a freighter cruises? Is it cheaper than flying to Eurpore?
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Old June 24th, 2008, 11:26 AM
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Hi Katlady,

I've looked into these. Since the ships you'll be on are "working" ships, you will be on their schedule.

Here's a website that you can go to get answers:

http://www.freighterworld.com/faq.html
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Dina, - WOW!!! the prices and days seem pretty good. Too bad I can not get enought time off for one of those. I think DH would LOVE this type of cruising.
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Not sure how they now but a GreatAunt used to do all of her travels to Europe via freighters. Yes you do need time but from all she said you can have a great time. It is something that has intrigued me ever since hearing her talk about it the first time.
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I have never cruised on a "commercial" ship (I.E. freighter, tanker, etc.) but have worked on many.
Each time that I have been invited to enjoy a meal on board I have been absolutely amazed at the quality of the food.
From the officer's to the crew's mess the food was great.

I mentioned this to the Captain of the SS Lucia and he replied that the meals were the highlight of each day so they HAD to be good.
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Thanks for the link Dina. http://www.freighterworld.com/faq.html I'm always interested in a new way to cruise. Plus it's better than flying. Rinker said the magic words "good food."
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I tried a freighter cruise once but it was real pain in the rear pain for me to get on and off the ship.





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