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A while ago I met a person who claimed to have traveled from Denmark to Faroe Island on a cargo ship.

Is this really possible? How could I find a ship that could host me?

  • Possible? Certainly. But perhaps he works for the shipping compamy... – xuq01 Jul 3 '18 at 10:30
  • Sometimes cargo ship allow passengers, maybe ask : faroeship.com – Max Jul 3 '18 at 10:36
  • @xuq01 I'm pretty sure he doesn't. – Onil90 Jul 3 '18 at 11:25
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    You are aware that there are is a regular passenger ferry service between Denmark and the Faroe Islands? That option is likely both cheaper and more convenient than trying to find a cargo ship allowing you to travel. – Tor-Einar Jarnbjo Jul 3 '18 at 11:39
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    In any case, you can google, there are various websites that allow you to book into cargo ships: it is a niche market. It is not so cheap, and some people love it, but you need a lot of flexibility: you never know when the ship will really sail. – Giacomo Catenazzi Jul 3 '18 at 13:19
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It's entirely possible that it was on the Smyril Line's Norröna - a cargo ship come passenger vessel, and the only one going to the Faroes. It has a cargo capacity of 3,250 tonnes.

Failing that, we have another question with detailed information on how to get onboard cargo ships as a passenger.

  • Where do you get "cargo ship come passenger vessel" from? It seems to have been built specifically for Smyril Line and sure looks like a purpose-built cruiseferry. – Henning Makholm Aug 13 '18 at 8:13
  • From the very page I linked to - "Passenger and freight ship" (scroll down) – Mark Mayo Supports Monica Aug 13 '18 at 12:00
  • x @Mark: Maybe I'm misunderstanding you. I understood "cargo ship come passenger vessel" to be a claim that it was originally a cargo ship and was later modified to take passengers. But the page you link to says it has carried both from the beginning. Perhaps an English problem? – Henning Makholm Aug 13 '18 at 12:37
  • @HenningMakholm I think I understand the confusion, but I'm not sure how to confirm more than the site has either :/ Still the OP seems happy. – Mark Mayo Supports Monica Aug 14 '18 at 1:19

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