WHAT TO EXPECT, Inside a cargo journey
Travelling on a cargo ship is a unique experience, offering an exclusive and authentic insight into the world of commercial shipping.
We are able to offer voyages on several different types of vessel such as container ships, bulk carriers and car/vehicle carriers. City of London vessel Maesk Line Container Ship
Cargo ships usually offer single, twin or double bed cabins. Most of the vessels have exterior cabins with sitting areas, desk, shower and WC all fitted to a good standard of comfort. Remember though that these are hard working cargo ships, not cruise ships!
Cargo ships can carry a maximum of 12 passengers although most vessels only have accommodation for 4 to 6 passengers.
We have passengers from all walks of life, ranging from single travellers to families. If you have the wanderlust and want to enjoy travel the old fashioned way – this could be just what you are looking for!
In all cases, the common denominator is a love for the sea, the adventure and possibility of visiting different ports and enjoying the serenity and tranquility you can only get on a cargo vessel. Port calls and duration are always subject to cargo priorites; it is not always possible to go ashore in every port.
In all cases a good level of general health and unaided mobility is required (steep gangways and internal stairways).
Age restrictions apply to most services; generally lower age limit is 5 and upper 78 years (to 79th birthday). One operator permits passengers up to 84 years (to 85th birthday) subject to medical certification and on selcted voyages only.
10 things to pack in your carry-on
- – Raincoat
- – Closed shoes, sandals
- – Hat, cap
- – Warm sweater
- – Sunglasses
- – Solar cream
- – Binoculars
- – Camera
- – Book(s)
- – Travel diary
As a full service travel organiser we are able to asssit with all aspects of your voyage planning including access to specialist visa advice, world wide travel insurance, flights, transfers, car hire, airport hotels and parking. Using our network of tour operators we can also arrange a land tour at your country of embarkation/disembarkation if you wish.