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Lombard May 3rd, 2011 03:52 PM

Commercial ship travel...
 
Can anyone remember the sites that provide information about travelling on commercial ships as passengers??
Thank you.

MTL May 3rd, 2011 07:52 PM

Commercial ship
 
Hi Lombard,
I don't know the exact site but I think you mean cargo liner or freighter
liner that have some pax on board. Good luck.

MTL

ToddDH May 3rd, 2011 10:15 PM

Sorry buddy I can't help you but it's good to hear from you. I think far more people than we realize actually take voyages on these commercial vessels that are often equipped with many amenities, not to mention it is usually far far less expensive than a Cruise ship.

Todd

belgique May 3rd, 2011 11:38 PM

Just Google "Freighter travel" and you'll get some answers. From a friend of mine who has done this, you have to be flexible, in good health, easily pleased without a lot of amenities and have a love of the sea.

My friend is a solo female traveler and has done this many times. She felt very comfortable in foreign ports as the crew "adopted" her in sometimes not too friendly ports, and she had made many friends. I have lost contact with her so cannot connect you to her. But, start with Google - and I think Maersk has some freighters that take pax.

Lombard May 4th, 2011 12:54 AM

Thank you I have found a few and the best seems to be "MARIS".


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