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Old 12-04-2009, 06:36 AM
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It is possible. Read more. I think I'll stick to the cruise ships. Some people just enjoy being at sea so they might enjoy cruising on a cargo ship, but I'll pass.

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Old 12-04-2009, 06:55 AM
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Cargo ships have very limited numbers of cabins they sell to passengers. The article hit most of the information. Dining is in the mess with the crew, which is usually fun and interesting.

One potential problem is that cargo ships often have to alter their schedule and/or itinerary mid-cruise. Delays in picking up or dropping off their cargo occur with regularity, or they may get a call from the boss, saying they need to go to a different port next to pick up new cargo for a new contract.

It's best to be laid back and go with the flow when cruising cargo ships.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:18 AM
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I had no idea they were that expensive. I think I'll stick to a cruise ship, although it would be an interesting experience.
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:00 PM
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My grandmother did this. She had the best time.

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Old 12-06-2009, 08:18 AM
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While it does sound interesting, I think I would stick with a cruise line for my vacation as I DO want to be pampered. Not knowing what or where you may end up and not being able to explore a new island because of timing would defeat the purpose of heading to new adventures.


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