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transit via merchant ships?

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1. Posted by hawaiinate (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

I've heard of people doing this, travleing say from the US to Europe on merchant ships, has anyine done this? how does it work? do u pay a fare or do u work on the ship?

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

You pay fare, but this kind of transport is increasingly hard to find. Best consult the website of the port authority of the port of your choice; they should be able to give some information, and redirect you to the relevant contact addresses. Also, you may want to PM Gelli; he doesn't fly for his travels, so I suspect he knows more.

3. Posted by hawaiinate (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

will do, thanks for the info