Adaptainer guide - Looking to go on a cruise? Save an average of 33% over ANY other provider, details in the thread prices start from £900 for a 13 days cruise. No single person supplement payable either!! (btw it's on a FREIGHT CONTAINER SHIP!)
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Adaptainer guide - Looking to go on a cruise? Save an average of 33% over ANY other provider, details in the thread prices start from £900 for a 13 days cruise. No single person supplement payable either!! (btw it's on a FREIGHT CONTAINER SHIP!)

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Found 18th Jan 2014
I was thinking about going on a cruise over the summer to 'find myself' and all that rubbish. I was looking around and prices were quite similar - expensive!

I found out that you can save a lot of cash and having very memorable experience by going on a container ship! There are only allowed to be 11 passengers because when you hit 12 you need a ship's doctor.

Destinations, include Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Sydney etc…and you get to stop off at loads of ports on the way!

There is one trip sailing from the UK to New York that I compared to a regular cruise with Cunard cruise to New York and the cargo container ship option seems like very good value.

The Cunard website, which is a go to place for cruises says that a cruise from Southampton to New York which lasts 7 days, including a flight home costs from £1819.00.

Compare that to a cargo container ship holiday where you get a 12 night round trip sailing from Felixstowe to New York for just £1230.00 plus the ship stops in other ports along the way including Antwerp (Belgium), Le Havre (France), Boston (USA), Philadelphia (USA), Baltimore (USA), Norfolk (USA) and Bremerhaven (Germany). Price includes meals on board.

The website also says that there is normally no single person supplement on cargo container ships so if travelling alone I think you would save even more money.

I'm going to keep my eyes on the prices but I think this holiday would be freakin' awesome and something that will probably get a lot more popular in the future.

Imagine the fun you could have playing 'guess what's in the container'!

izaalmeida says check out the website:
msccruises.co.uk
May be worth a look for getting a good price on one of these cruises.

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Original Poster

Picture of what the rooms typically look like:
http://travel.spotcoolstuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/cargo-cruise-4-5.jpg

The link goes to all the information about going on a cruise, I'd recommend you read all of it before booking, but if you were just wanting to look at prices here at the links to the sites you would need to visit:
Edited by: "escortboy" 18th Jan 2014

Is this for real?

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archer1204

Is this for real?



Yes!! It's amazing value for money particularly if you are single traveller!

Hope the food is good.

It might even be an advantage that presumably there's no on board "entertainment".

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veedubjai

Hope the food is good.



I would've thought it would be pretty good, but can't vouch for it personally!

Hopefully the chef doesn't look like this:
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20061213083037/uncyclopedia/images/9/9c/SausageChef_85.jpg

Great deal. I have a friend who has done this several times and loves it... No comparison to a tourist cruise btw...

For people who don't want / can't fly I would imagine this is an interesting option.

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tygr

It might even be an advantage that presumably there's no on board … It might even be an advantage that presumably there's no on board "entertainment".



I'm sure room service would be entertainment enough!

http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v3/1194965546_1/Free-Shipping-Wholesale-Sexy-Low-cut-Cosplay-Navy-Sailor-Cap-Bra-Skirt-Silk-Tie-Princess-Dress.jpg

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jgtuk

Great deal. I have a friend who has done this several times and loves … Great deal. I have a friend who has done this several times and loves it... No comparison to a tourist cruise btw...



The whole nautical experience, and doing something that is once in a lifetime (or 4 in your friend's case) is definitely still there though!

I'd even say that someone who has been on a cruise would want to do this as it's so different!

Reminds me of Captain Phillips. What's the risk of been hijacked at sea? Gun training included? X)

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veedubjai

Reminds me of Captain Phillips. What's the risk of been hijacked at sea? … Reminds me of Captain Phillips. What's the risk of been hijacked at sea? Gun training included? X)



Imagine the excitement... at any moment a Somali pirate could burst through the door threatening to kill you all!

http://scriptshadow.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/captain-phillips01.jpg

Heat. Awesome idea.

I'm a marine travel agent, and we book these all the time and are very popular. Generally the crew that service the captains quarters and makes him the meals will look after you as well

There a boat that services the lighthouses around the UK that you can book for a 3 week cruise I believe. Also popular are the artic cruises..


Great fun, mainly all male crew, bargain

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bazza1603

I'm a marine travel agent, and we book these all the time and are very … I'm a marine travel agent, and we book these all the time and are very popular. Generally the crew that service the captains quarters and makes him the meals will look after you as wellThere a boat that services the lighthouses around the UK that you can book for a 3 week cruise I believe. Also popular are the artic cruises..



Awesome! Are you able to keep an eye on this thread and offer advice for people that have any questions?

great alternative to overpriced tacky cruises, most definately hot from me!

escortboy

The whole nautical experience, and doing something that is once in a … The whole nautical experience, and doing something that is once in a lifetime (or 4 in your friend's case) is definitely still there though!I'd even say that someone who has been on a cruise would want to do this as it's so different!



My 74 yr old step-grandfather went from Italy to new york on one of these, for around six weeks i think.... He wrote part of a book whilst traveling and loved the experience...

escortboy

Imagine the excitement... at any moment a Somali pirate could burst … Imagine the excitement... at any moment a Somali pirate could burst through the door threatening to kill you all!



You are aware somarli pirates tend to be in and around SOMARLIA!

nickc74

great alternative to overpriced tacky cruises, most definately hot from … great alternative to overpriced tacky cruises, most definately hot from me!


I didn't want to get dragged into the floating Butlins, tacky cruise debate, but I do agree massively :D...

DappaDonDave

You are aware somarli pirates tend to be in and around SOMARLIA!




You are aware that it's spelt Somalia...:p

Seems a good deal I wouldn't be into the entertainment shiZzle anyway

bazza1603

I'm a marine travel agent, and we book these all the time and are very … I'm a marine travel agent, and we book these all the time and are very popular. Generally the crew that service the captains quarters and makes him the meals will look after you as wellThere a boat that services the lighthouses around the UK that you can book for a 3 week cruise I believe. Also popular are the artic cruises..



What companies do you recommend for Artic cruises?

An artic lorry cruise?

Heated. is there a lock on the door? If the crew spend a long time at sea........:{

While preferable to a cheesy family cruise, I just don't see the point in floating from ugly port to ugly port. It's hardly seeing a country having a few hours while your ship offloads some cargo. The arctic/antarctic and possibly the Pacific would be the only places worth going I think.

Banned

I don't get it. What are you supposed to do for 13 days?

KillFelix

I don't get it. What are you supposed to do for 13 days?



RELAX!

Just hope you don't get sick.. no doctor... umm no thanks lol

this looks great!

I know it's a long shot but do they have phone masts or even wifi?!

kyle1234c

While preferable to a cheesy family cruise, I just don't see the point in … While preferable to a cheesy family cruise, I just don't see the point in floating from ugly port to ugly port. It's hardly seeing a country having a few hours while your ship offloads some cargo. The arctic/antarctic and possibly the Pacific would be the only places worth going I think.


nail on the head - doesnt seem to be stopping the idiots voting this hot though

so your nearly 1k to stay in a room and eat meals on a boat that is making money taking things places with no entertainment etc. thats the reason why those cruises cost that much, they are like floating palaces, not floating trucks.

Sounds garbage !

Banned

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Edited by: "KillFelix" 18th Jan 2014

KillFelix

I don't get it. What are you supposed to do for 13 days?



http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu189/turbo2300/funny%20stuff/Seamen-4Sailors-pic2.jpg

#YOLO!
Edited by: "PhearFactor" 18th Jan 2014

Ralph888

Great fun, mainly all male crew, bargain


Rum and bum?

kyle1234c

While preferable to a cheesy family cruise, I just don't see the point in … While preferable to a cheesy family cruise, I just don't see the point in floating from ugly port to ugly port. It's hardly seeing a country having a few hours while your ship offloads some cargo. The arctic/antarctic and possibly the Pacific would be the only places worth going I think.


I thought this sounded great, but it's cheaper to fly so don't see why you would do this?? Unless you simply refuse to get on a plane and have enough spare time on your hands to spend 13 days sailing to Newyork.

Fair playJust booked my first ever cruise yesterday. 14 nights full board, entertainment included, pool, sun, sea... and more sea... and more sea and with four more nights at the end in Orlando. Single supliments incuded £1600. OK, so a bit more than above, but at 20 days away, not too bad.

In my younger days I would have seen this as an adventure. Go for it if you fancy it I say. Rum, but no bum for me please.

yes, you can really eat with the captain in the officers saloon and hear the **** from the experts table

escortboy

Yes!! It's amazing value for money particularly if you are single … Yes!! It's amazing value for money particularly if you are single traveller!



Do you need an escort?

How long is spent in each port exactly?? Is it literally enough time for a coffee and toilet stop in each port?
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