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These are the most common and modern passenger-carrying freighters on the seas today. They can carry upto 12 passengers and 15,000 containers.
Deluxe double cabin


   General Cargo Ships


Bank Line's tramper 'Ivy Bank'

Passenger Lounge

In the past, products such as electronic equipment, machinery, furniture, food, etc., were packed in boxes, crates and bags and loaded on board. It was a much more cumbersome method of loading, stowing and securing cargo and these ships also called at more ports along the route, making voyages longer and subject to frequent delays. While containerization has changed all that, certain overweight and oversize cargoes which cannot be held in containers, are still carried by general-cargo ships, as well as by more modern multipurpose and semi-containerships, Ro-Ro (Roll-on Roll-off) and reefer (refrigerated cargo) vessels.



Mail & Supply Ships Royal Mail Ship St. Helena Standard double cabin

The basic service of these ships is to connect local communities, such as the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia and Norwegian remote coastal towns and fishing villages, or St. Helena Island which is served by the British Royal Mail Ship, St. Helena, sailing from Capetown, South Africa, to provide passenger transport as well as mail and supplies.

Another such specialty cruise provide a fleet of vintage coastal trading boats, which once delivered supplies to the islands off the 1,100-mile Croatian coastline, now repurposed to accommodate guests Cruise Croatia at a more leisurely pace along the Adriatic coast from Opatija through Dalmatia to Dubrovnik (Chosen by the National Geographic Traveler in 2011, as one of the Tours of Lifetime).

Source: Maris Freighter Cruise & Travel Club Int'l

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