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Freighter Travel

Impressions on Board

Relaxation and sociable leisure-time on Cargo Ship Travel

The wonderful peace and seclusion of freighter travel can be experienced either on the sun deck, in the sauna, in your own comfortable cabin, or in a sociable get-together in the officers' mess room with the officers and the other passengers. Passengers are welcome to receive complimentary detailed tours of the facilities and lifeboats.

Regular BBQ-Parties on a freighter travelView to the officer´s mess roomIf, while on Freighter Travel, you want to participate in a barbecue, a visit to the lounge, or a karaoke-competition, this is a wonderful opportunity to get closer to the crew itself.

The engine room

A simple request to the Captain or the Chief Engineer is usually enough to earn you a visit to the engine room. For example on the MSC Ilona, the engineer was very pleasent and shared with us all we wanted to know. For instance, we learned about the engine, the turbine, the fuel consumption, the emergency generator, the coolant system, the maintenance opperations, and all about the environmentally critical issue of the right fuel.

The bridge

On the bridge you may receive all the information about steering and the exact route taken by the cargo ship from the Captain or the current responsible officer. Even a look in the detailed logbook or on the nautical chart gives revealing answers.

Example MSC Ilona - some facts of Freighter Travel

The MSC Ilona is running under a Liberian flag. It was launched in 2001, has a capacity of 6,750 TEU container and a total deadweight of 106,459 t. Her average speed is about 20 knots. The freighter has a length over all of 300 m (ca. 984 ft), a registered breadth of 40 m (ca. 131 ft) and a draught of 15 m (ca. 49 ft).

On cargo ship travel unloading the cargo takes precedence. It is the perfect time for a passenger to leave the ship and explore the next city. On many routes the cities are not too far away from the port and you may have the whole day available (sometimes even longer).

The unique panorama of Freighter Travel

It is not really a secret of freighter travel that the panoramic view is pretty special. Whether the sun is shining brightly, the sun is rising or setting, or you are crossing a thick fog, every moment is unique.

View on the deck during a Cargo Ship Travel

A walk around the ship reveals new horizons on a cargo ship journey.

Cabin examples

Cabin 1: 
1 Double-Cabin (Owner - ca. 30 m² incl. Shower / WC), Deck F, Starboard middle, 1 bedroom and 1 living room, 1 Double-Bed (2.05 x 1.80 m), Refrigerator, TV/DVD/Hifi, 2 Sofas, Table, Desk, Chairs, Carpet, View to the front.

Cabin 2: 
1 Double-Cabin (Purser- ca. 30 m² incl. Shower / WC), Deck F, Port side middle, 1 bedroom and 1 living room, 1 Double-Bed (2.05 x 1.80 m), Refrigerator, TV/DVD/Hifi, 2 Sofas, Table, Desk, Chairs, Carpet, View to the front.