When we tell people we are travelling by freighter, nearly all ask three questions.
1. Why travel by freighter?
2. How did you find out about freighter travel?
3. How much does it cost?
When we first started to plan our trip
the general idea was first and foremost a cruise from
We spent a
considerable time going through brochures for various shipping lines and
checking what options were available on the Internet and couldnÕt really find
just what we were looking for. My preference was for travel through the
discussion without travel agent he came up with the
suggestion of travelling by freighter. He arranged this through a travel agent
in Nappier NZ who specializes in freighter travel .
The rest of the trip is structured around the expected sailing date. So we
decided to fly to
With all the decisions made, all that needs to be done now is make the bookings, pack our bags and go. Our research on the Internet has stressed the need to prepare well and make sure we have packed every thing we will need as once we are on the ship it may not be available to purchase on board, we are travelling on a freighter NOT a cruise liner.