A usually large flotation device that carries passengers and cargo across the oceans, or up and down rivers. Its natural enemies are icebergs, German Type VIIC submarines and drunken Captains.

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How can I cross the Atlantic by ship from Europe to New York? (I am not talking about luxury passenger cruise-ships.)

Suppose that: I have both valid US & Schengen visas I am a savvy backpacker with a preference for economical travel I have no fixed schedule to meet. A longer travel time is even better. Any ...