The Cruise People, Ltd.

May 25, 2006 15:31 ET

Voyages by Passenger Freighter Remain Popular with Travellers

Attention: Travel/Tourism Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, PASSENGER FREIGHTER TRAVEL--(CCNMatthews - May 25, 2006) - For anyone who has become jaded with air travel, The Cruise People offers passenger-freighter trips between Montreal and several European ports. Working cargo ships, carrying a maximum of 12 passengers, provide spacious cabins with private facilities, meals in the senior officers' dining room with steward service, and almost unlimited access to the ship's bridge.

Solo travellers will avoid the high surcharge for single-occupancy cabins charged by other kinds of ships. Passenger freighters often have dedicated single cabins, or their double cabins may be available at either no supplement or only a token premium.

The Cruise People offers voyages on several itineraries from Montreal to Great Britain, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. Ships call at Liverpool, Antwerp and ports in Italy, Spain and Southern France. One-way voyages vary from eight days to about three weeks, with per-person rates running from about Cdn$1650 to $2500, depending on length of voyage, accommodation and season. Many of our clients book a complete round trip as a relaxing holiday. Prices include port fees and deviation insurance. Regulations require that passengers have comprehensive emergency medical insurance, which we can arrange.

Other freighter voyages include itineraries from the East Coast and Gulf Coast of the United States to European destinations, as well as from several American ports to the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, the Far East and even three-month voyages around the world.

For people with time to spare and flexible schedules, passenger freighters provide an ideal means of travel. The Cruise People, established 1972, has the expertise and experience to answer questions and to make bookings.

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Contact Information

  • Fred Cherney, Manager, Passenger Freighter Department, The Cruise People, Ltd.
    Primary Phone: 416-444-2410
    Toll-Free: 800-268-6523
    E-mail: fcherney@thecruisepeople.ca