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Walking past a huge international shipyard twice today got me thinking about freighter travel. We have a couple of such questions on the site, but not many.

Many people are surprised when they find out that freighter travel is often more expensive than flying and I just looked at the website of the Australian company "Freighter Expeditions" and found most of the trips listed even more expensive than I was expecting.

But this surely isn't the only company / website dealing in freighter travel - I just don't know where else to look?

My question is "What is the cheapest freighter travel trip available anywhere in the world?"

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I presume that you mean as a passenger. –  mouviciel Aug 19 '12 at 21:22
@mouviciel: I mean as a traveller, so yes (-: –  hippietrail Aug 20 '12 at 8:02
I don't know if they are the cheapest, but cargoshipcruises.nl/english.htm publishes their fares online –  andra Aug 20 '12 at 12:32
What if it's like...from Portsmouth to Southhampton or something? –  Mark Mayo Aug 23 '12 at 22:02
@MarkMayo: It would be disappointing but at least we'd know. For now I'm still under the impression that everything is in the thousands of dollars. Info is hard to come by. Long tail and all that stuff (-: –  hippietrail Aug 24 '12 at 7:18

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It is not a freigther, but if you consider a yacht also a valuable way of sea transport, you can get some valuable advice at: http://wikitravel.org/en/Hitchhiking_boats . On this nice reading article, I found a link to http://www.findacrew.net.

Good luck!

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Thanks Andra, but for this question I was specifically hoping to get some hard info about freighter experiences. –  hippietrail Aug 28 '12 at 19:41

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