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There is a relatively simple and cheap option for those who don't want the rigours of a freighter and don't have the skills to crew a yacht. That is to take a repositioning cruise on a normal cruise liner. These get sold off very cheap, since it's basically fifteen days on a cruise ship without stopping at the interesting islands and tourist spots that ...


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Nothing and nobody can justifiably stop you heading to international waters. ( The freedom of the seas) However, that's only half the story: afterwards, you will have to enter somebody's territorial waters (unless you plan to stay at sea forever to avoid taxes; some very rich people have plans to do just that). When you do, you will need visas, customs ...


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According to the Freedom Of The Seas principle you can travel to the areas which isn't under any control of a country, that is called international waters. Just make sure that you do not cross the sea borders of any country. This happens a lot in some areas like the Arabian Gulf where Arab ships cross to the Iranian borders by mistake and vice versa.


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The two main options that I am aware of are: The Queen Mary 2, the only regular transatlantic passenger line, Freighter travel, which is not cheap either. I would not be surprised if you could join a crew aboard a luxury yacht in Monaco going to the Caribean for the winter. For example, Cruisers forum has a Crew wanted section. In that case, you get ...


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To make it short, no this is not possible. One reason for that are the Rhinefalls between Lace Constance and Basel. Ferries can not overcome these falls. However, there are ships between Mainz and Basel, Basel to the Rhine falls, and ships from the Rhine falls to Lake Constance. On Lake Constance itself, there are a lot of ferries.


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Mouvicels answer is correct. I'd like to add a bit more on freighter travel. Although I have no personal experience with it, I think it's an interesting option that I would certainly like to try out some day. The information below is fully based on what I have read on the internet. In freighter travel, you get to travel on-board a freighter. Those ...


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There are currenty (February 2013) no ferries connecting Egypt with any country on the European mainland, but you may be able to get from Malta to Libya. If confirmed, this means you can travel Greece – Italy – Malta – Libya, but the information on the Malta – Libya link appears unclear. Edit: However, one can get to Tunisia or countries further west, see ...


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There are several: CheapCruises Cruises.com Cruise.com CruiseCheap Travelocity


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Ships are registered under foreign flags for a variety of reasons. labour laws. Many countries where shipping firms are at home have laws that make hiring staff much more expensive than would be the case in say Liberia. Work conditions, salaries, etc. would make them uncompetitive. appearances. A Taiwanese firm wishing to do business with mainland China ...


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My website loco2.com has an informative post on cargo-ship (freighter) travel. The post recommends various websites for how to book, including Strand Travel in the UK, which has an extensive range of voyages listed on its website, including Southampton (UK) to New York for around £1,000.


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The only person I know who's visited Kiribati by boat is Graham Hughes of "201 countries by land" fame, who managed to blag his way onto the Southern Pearl to Kiribati. But it's a working cargo ship, so don't expect getting permission from owners Neptune Pacific Line to be easy, plus their website also doesn't list service to Kiribati at the moment. Good ...


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There are certainly cruises from America to Asia, you'll need to get to Los Angeles or San Francisco but from there you can get to China (and from there you can get a train or ferry to most places -- although sadly not the Philippines, which reminds me I meant to ask a question about that). For example Princess Cruises Voyage Number H419A (can't link ...


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While Paddle Steamers still operate on the Mississippi river, these are tourist only; gone are the hey-days of hundreds of them churning up the river silt. Historically, many of them blew up when their boilers exploded, others were wrecked in skirmishes, crashes, or being caught in battle. Possibly the most famous (and least noticed, as it happened just ...


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Cargo ships take limited numbers of paying passengers. On average you pay $100 per day you spend on a ship, which makes knowing the total price a bit unpredictable. cargoshipcruises offers complete intineraries. I am not familiar with the names of Kiribati's port, but I would suggest contacting cargoshipcruises for advice.


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Although it perfectly answers your question, I am sure this won't make your cut... But if you truly are a backpacker, then you can actually traverse the seas on human power. This idea comes from the recent news of Jason Lewis, who circumnavigated the world only on human power! Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21377623 Now that's just baw's of ...



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