A trip on a cargo freighter can be counted as one of the most individual kinds of travel available today, offering both adventure and relaxation. As a passenger guest on board a vessel with the noble destiny of transporting cargo over the seas, an abundance of new impressions and experiences awaits you.
You will see that a freighter voyage in this day and age is a fascinating affair. We make it possible for you to enjoy the experience first-hand.
Let the gently rolling ship take you to a far-off land today, and perhaps tomorrow you will be strolling about a Mediterranean market and drinking Espresso under a blue sky in a quaint outside cafe´.
Freighter voyages differ from cruise ship voyages in many ways. There are no dress codes and no entertainment. On the voyages which we book, you don't have to "dress for dinner". There is no fuss and there are no crowds. You can take in the sights at your ports of call at your own pace. Often, the captain and crew can offer helpful suggestions.
Placing a telephone call on board via satellite phone or cell phone is possible on nearly every ship. Taking along your own cell phone is a practical idea. Once on board, you will be fully informed about this and other details of daily routine aboard ship. Details vary according to area of travel, and from ship to ship. Of course, you will receive supplementary information from us when you make your reservation.
Waiting out the night in the endless ice of the Finnish Gulf - motors silenced, no sound except for the wind whistling across the boundless glacial fields, for the ice breaker to come - can make a momentous and unforgettable impression, and can even be very romantic.
A romantic feast for the senses: picture being anchored in the estuary of an African port, waiting for a space on the quay. From the deck you can see the red sun sinking over the palm trees along the shore; you can breathe in the smell of the wood fires and the perfume of wildflowers wafting over on the breeze.
Moments like these occur again and again, even in this day and age. You just have to put a little effort into finding them.
You will take an abundance of memories home with you; colorful impressions which will enrich your life forever. Find the right trip for you in this prospectus - give us a call if you have any questions.
With friendly greetings from the coast,
Your Zylmann cargo ship travel team