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#1 Moshi

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 10:24 AM

I was listening to NPR last night talking about naval travel in the olden days.

Turns out that even today you can cross the ocean on a cargo ship as a passenger! Sure, you can pay 10 grand and go by a luxury liner, but if you want an experience closer to how people did it 100 years ago, you can apparently just rent a cabin on one of many daily cargo ships at the port. You eat with the crew or officers, but I'm sure you can bring your bread and tuna rations.

What do you think of that? Do you know anyone who's done it?
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 10:25 AM

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 10:27 AM

For instance:
http://www.freightercruises.com/
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:00 AM

Why would you do that when you can just fly?



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Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:05 AM

I was listening to NPR last night talking about naval travel in the olden days.

Turns out that even today you can cross the ocean on a cargo ship as a passenger! Sure, you can pay 10 grand and go by a luxury liner, but if you want an experience closer to how people did it 100 years ago, you can apparently just rent a cabin on one of many daily cargo ships at the port. You eat with the crew or officers, but I'm sure you can bring your bread and tuna rations.

What do you think of that? Do you know anyone who's done it?

I think it sounds cool. I wonder how much it costs.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:07 AM

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:11 AM

Do you know the cost? Couldnt find anything on that site.

It looks somewhat interesting. The accomodations look pretty good. I would think I'd be bored to death after 2 days.

It also depends if the crew members are glad for the company, or just want to spit at you.
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:13 AM

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:47 PM

I think it sounds cool. I wonder how much it costs.


A few minutes on the website of one of the companies tells me it costs smth like $100/day. Probably can find cheaper rates if you don't go with a company that has a nice website.

Do you know the cost? Couldnt find anything on that site.

It looks somewhat interesting. The accomodations look pretty good. I would think I'd be bored to death after 2 days.


Bring a laptop or something. And sleep a lot. Also you can play cards and drink with the crew.
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:52 PM

I have heard about this previously.

One concern that I would have (and I don't know if it's a valid concern or not) is that a cargo ship might be more likely to be overrun with rats and roaches than a passenger ship would be.

#11 Moshi

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:53 PM

Thanks for that thought, way to ruin the dream!
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 02:25 PM

Thanks for that thought, way to ruin the dream!


I may be completely wrong. I guess you could read reviews of people who have been on the freighters and find out.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 02:39 PM

I was listening to NPR last night talking about naval travel in the olden days.

Turns out that even today you can cross the ocean on a cargo ship as a passenger! Sure, you can pay 10 grand and go by a luxury liner, but if you want an experience closer to how people did it 100 years ago, you can apparently just rent a cabin on one of many daily cargo ships at the port. You eat with the crew or officers, but I'm sure you can bring your bread and tuna rations.

What do you think of that? Do you know anyone who's done it?

I have looked into this option several times already. I was going to set aside a year, to do a "round the world in 350 days" I was trying to work out an itinerary that would allow me to spend shabbat & chagim at chabad houses etc.

The only worthwhile options i came up with is being a Deck Hand and get the trips for free, Or work as a mercenary and get paid as well.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 05:44 PM

I would for sure take the boat option to Israel if one were available...
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Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:38 PM

I went to Israel by Zim Line boat when I was 18. The Moledet sailed from Marseilles to Haifa and took 4 days. With 90% young french males on board and the rest young English/French females, we had a total BLAST and I learned a lot of ways to preserve my virtue in French :lol:
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Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:48 PM

A few minutes on the website of one of the companies tells me it costs smth like $100/day. Probably can find cheaper rates if you don't go with a company that has a nice website.

Yeah, that's pretty expensive, actually.

I have heard about this previously.

One concern that I would have (and I don't know if it's a valid concern or not) is that a cargo ship might be more likely to be overrun with rats and roaches than a passenger ship would be.

Oh, yuck.

A cargo ship's more likely to be attacked by pirates.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 09:53 PM

They go to Israel, and it's a Zim ship, so no pirates either.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 11:23 PM

A cargo ship's more likely to be attacked by pirates.


The cargo lines are starting to wake up.

There are job opportunities on some cargo line for people who have served in certain IDF units.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 01:24 AM

I would be neutral about the idea except for a- seasickness, and b- feeling trapped. That's why a luxury cruise is so unappealing to me. They may be huge- but you can't leave. That thought drives me crazy.
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