There are 6 very good reasons to travel by cargo ship instead of a cruise ship and one of them is that you get to go where cruise ships don’t!
Cargo ships can also act as passenger ships and can be a new travel experience if you are looking for one.
Don't be fooled into thinking it is a cheaper alternative to a cruise ship, though. The two cost about the same!
So why even consider travelling by Cargo ship? There are actually quite a few very good reasons.
Cargo ships travel to parts of the world that are not serviced by cruise ships, so you will see places you would not otherwise be able to experience on a cruise.
Cargo ships usually only accommodate 12 or less passengers which means there will be no overcrowding. It is therefore ideal for travelers who want a quieter atmosphere.
If you are conscious of the environment then you will appreciate to know that it is one of the greenest forms of travelling because you make up a very small part of the cargo that has to be transported anyway.
The accommodation is of high standards – just in case you thought you have to sleep in a container! Each cabin has its own toilet and shower and passengers get to dine with the ship's captain and his officers.
Cargo ships travel throughout the entire year, unlike cruise ships that depend on passenger demand and usually only sail during high season. You can plan your trip for any time of the year!