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One of my neighbours was quite an adventurer in her time. She met her husband when she visited the engine room of the merchant ship she was travelling on. Subsequently the pair of them saw the world through the merchant shipping lanes.
Would you give up the luxuries of a cruise ship in exchange for a real adventure?

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No; I don't like travelling to begin with. Wen I have to do it; I want to do it in as much comfort as possible.
Absolutely - I'd be thrilled to explore the hidden interiors of the merchant vessel, as I've been on a cruise ship a couple of times and have probably seen the best of the design. Merchant vessels are also always filled with so much history and majesty, it would be a pity not to!
Yes I would,
I have a friend who has done this and he enjoyed the enjoyment of sleeping in a double bunk and arriving fresh at his destination.
What some need to realise is that most container type vessels berth a long way from the cities where Container berths are requiring sometimes long trips in taxi to go shopping.
All in all a wonderful alternative to flying.

Regards Farley
I didn't even know that travel was possible in merchant ships. Now that I know that it is a possibility, I wouldn't really mind. But I have children, and if they are traveling with me, I would assume that they would get quite bored on a merchant ship.
It matters now not the size of any ship, 'Pirates' are real.
So I think not to be honest.
No, i would not as I think I prefer luxury and a ship geared to all the lovely food and entertainment and I doubt if a merchant vessel would have either of these.
by Finy
Ships' cruising of any vessel description doesn't really do it for me.
Have been on the 'Murray Explorer' twice, & loved those cruises, mostly because it was 'still' water! Same goes for cruising down the Nile River, on a Sheraton ship. It was just brilliant! Very spoilt, & saw all the ancient sites' possible!
And yes, the Cheops Pyramid IS huge!

Only cruise that WOULD interest me, is through the Alaska Passage, on a top-of-the-range vessel! It's on my bucket list!
Ships' cruising of any vessel description doesn't really do it for me.
Have been on the 'Murray Explorer' twice, & loved those cruises, mostly because it was 'still' water! Same goes for cruising down the Nile River, on a Sheraton ship. It was just brilliant! Very spoilt, & saw all the ancient sites' possible!
And yes, the Cheops Pyramid IS huge!

Only cruise that WOULD interest me, is through the Alaska Passage, on a top-of-the-range vessel! It's on my bucket list!
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