Thursday, September 4, 2014

Freighter Cruising the Ocean

For those of you who have been following the blog, perhaps you have read our profile. One of the included interests is "ocean shipping".  Perhaps you may have interpreted that to mean we like spending time on ships ... cruise ships. Correct, but more than that we would like to spend time on a Freighter Cruise. Unknown to many, freighter ships have room for a very few passengers ... usually 10 or less. There is no fancy entertainment! However, the reports are that the food is excellent, accommodations are adequate, and the ports-of-call are amazing. Freighter ships can often get into smaller ports than larger cruise ships. Getting away from the tourist attractions can give you a more realistic view of what some parts of the world are like. We've been subscribing to a publication that is devoted to this way of travelling across the ocean. The publication is Freighter Cruises by MARIS. Just to give you the flavor here are a few covers ...

There's a lot to know about cruising on freighter ships.  We will cover some of that in future posts along with more Freighter Cruises covers.

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.


  1. I had no idea. Have you gone on any of these? How interesting. I look forward to learning more about these, John. :-)

  2. We love to cruise on the big ships. We've got friends that want us to join them on some Med. river cruiseas. Also a acquaintance awhile back was forever taking frieghter cruses in the late 70s and 80s. He and his wife LOVED them.

  3. I too had no idea about freighter ship cruises. Have you actually been on one? I hope you'll tell us more about it.

  4. I thought I knew a lot about cruising but you got me. I had never heard of such a thing, but to have a magazine WOW! Further research will now take place.

  5. John, we had a friend who traveled around the world and was on a freighter ship for this trip. He had a fabulous time, met some very unusual people.


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