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Here are the most popular freighter trips. The ships are a wonderful mix, carrying freight and supplies as    well as people, and offer a unique experience for those who like to travel a different way and to less frequently visited ports. These are the only passenger freighters that SmallShipCruises works with. You can apply for passage by filling in our Reservation Form.

Passenger Capacity: 207
There are private cabins plus a dormitory area with bunk beds. The ships link the Marquesas and French Polynesia with departures from Papeete. Stops include such ports as Takapoto, Ua Pou, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Rangiroa. The vessels are working freighters and make stops to unload passengers and cargo. Time in port varies from a few hours to two days. Fares typically range from $2,000 to $5,000 for a 16-day journey. Children 3-15 sharing cabin with adults are discounted.

Passenger Capacity: 144-600
The fleet has older traditional ships as well as newer ships, all of which carry goods, cars, and people between various ports on the west coast of Norway. They go either north from Bergen to above the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes in a seven-day cruise or south from Kirkenes to Bergen in a six-day cruise. There are many different stops on each leg so the two routes can be combined into a 12-day cruise that goes to 34 ports. In some places the ship stops only long enough to pick up or unload cars, fish and people, and at other ports the ship stops long enough for passengers to have several hours for sightseeing and shopping. Along the way, you see the magnificent scenery of the fjords. There are also excursions in which you leave the ship by motorcoach and catch up with it at the next port. Some voyages include Reykjavik, Iceland, or the Lofoten Islands.                                                                                         


This converted trawler has 'tramp steamer' repositioning
cruises in which you can work as a member of the crew.
Itineraries vary every season but can go from Greenland
to Nova Scotia or from Maine to New York, New York
to the Caribbean, the Arctic or other parts of the world.                                                                                      

Passenger Capacity: 128
RMS stands for Royal Mail Ship, and that is the official duty of this ship that carries mail and cargo, going between Cardiff, Wales and Cape Town, South Africa to remote islands in the Atlantic, usually stopping in Tenerife, Ascension, and St Helena, sometimes stopping at Vigo and sometimes going from Cape Town roundtrip to Tristan da Cunha. There are three and four week voyages.  There are optional shore excursions at all ports. There is a choice of 16 different fly/cruise options which can include a sailing plus a stay on the island of St Helena.

Cook Islands,  Pacific

Passenger Capacity:
This is a trading schooner delivering cargo and carrying passengers under sail to the Cook Islands in the Pacific. Cruises of 7 to 22 days.                                                                                                                  

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