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Travel Between Two Deliveries

Published on Thursday 25 August 2011
 
 

What do you like the most on a trip? The idea of finally being there or the adventure of getting there?

If you have chosen the second option, there is a rather original way to get from point A to point B: in a container. Well, it’s not really in a container, but you could travel between two deliveries of t-shirts in a cargo ship.

Companies like À la carte Freighter TravelStrand Travel and Freighter Travel offer travelers to live a unique journey at sea.

WHAT A TRIP

I had fun planning an imaginary trip (lacking the time to actually do it!) from New York to Hong Kong, which represents 42 days aboard the boat. The cargo ships (you might sometimes – often – need to change boats to get to your final destination) will stop in Morocco, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Singapore before reaching the final destination (which isn’t really final, it would be possible to do a of up to 77 days on this journey!)

You can cut the trip in two, three, or five in order to discover the cities in which there are stops.

You need to budget about $125-150 per day on board the ship (for the bed and the food).

 

ALL ONBOARD

Imagine all that you could see on your trip! Well, the same things you would see on a cruise ship, but instead of lounging on a deck chair drinking a Pina Colada, you could be sitting on a fridge drinking a beer! Imagine all those you could meet, from workers to travellers! With the length of the trip, those who have done it speak of a community.

Of course, there isn’t the luxury of a cruise ship, the speed of a plane or the restaurants of a long train ride. You therefore need to find your own way to entertain yourself (or to simply relax).

And yes, you have a real bed and real food and you do not need to do manual labour!

YES, BUT?

It’s not all positive: the priority on these trips is the material, not the passengers. So, the itinary could change or some stops can be cancelled after the departure if the merchandise is late, early or simply not there.

Curious yet?

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Blogger : Béatrice B.Poulin

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What do you like the most on a trip? The idea of finally being there or the adventure to get there? If you have chosen the second option, there is a rather original way to get from point A to point B: in a container. Well, it’s not (...)