Questions tagged [freighter-travel]

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Where can I get information on freighter travel?

I want to go from New York City to any destination in Europe on a freighter. The only place I've found information for doing this requires a round trip. I don't want to go round trip. I want to ...
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How can I get to Iceland on a cargo ship?

Planning a low budget and environment friendly trip to Iceland from Helsinki, Finland next summer for me and my friend. Haven't been able to find relevant information on possibility for cargo travel (...
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What is the cheapest available freighter voyage anywhere?

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 ...
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Freight travel in the Caribbean - Can it be done? Is it cost-effective?

When I began to research travel by freight boat, I was hoping it would be a cheap alternative to air travel, but it turns out you can expect to pay US$80-140 per day and voyages are often five days or ...
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Is there any possibility to ride on a freighter from Romania to South Korea?

In my previous question I pointed out that there is a very large Korean shipyard on the southern Black Sea coast of Romania. This made me wonder if there might be any chance of hopping aboard a ...
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How can I go from Europe to Boston by boat (ship) in exchange for work?

I would like to go from Europe to Boston by boat coming June. I am willing to work on the boat in exchange for travelling for a reduced or gratis fee, although I have no experiences working on ships. ...
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From Portugal or Spain to the United States by cargo ship

I want to travel to the USA by cargo ship from either Portugal or Spain. Is it possible? How much does it cost? Is it possible that I can also have any job on the cargo ship while travelling to ...
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Portugal to USA by cargo ship?

So I'm planning a hitchhiking trip and I wounder if there is any chance to get a job on a cargo ship in Portugal and work there till I get to USA (in order to get there without spending any money on ...