Tuesday, June 12, 2007

World Cruises (in a freighter)

As part of my daily lunch talks with my colleagues at the university, we wondered how it would work to travel the world in a container ship, or any other freighter, for that matter. So it turns out that up until the 80s, some people did offer themselves as a amateur sailors for a free trip to any major port around the world.

Nowadays, it turns out that many companies have specialized in offering travel on board cargo ships, such as Freighter Travel in New Zealand, or the similarly named Canadian company. Other companies include Freighter World, or the one whose name I liked the most, The Cruise People. Since some of these ships dock at Rio Grande, it may even be feasible for me to go home in Porto Alegre. That should be quite an adventure!

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