Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Special Interest Cruising > Freighter and Other Non-Traditional Cruise Travel
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Freighter and Other Non-Traditional Cruise Travel

Share your interest & experiences in Freighter Cruises and other unusual forms of leisure passenger ship travel

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 8th, 2011, 04:18 AM
Hobbit's Avatar
Hobbit Hobbit is offline
Cool Cruiser
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 113
Default Bicycles?

We've taken our bicycles on board commercial cruise ships to use to get around at the port stops. You just roll them into your cabin with you.

Does anybody know if you can bring your bicycle onto a freighter ship with you?

Queen Mary 2 May 17th 2006
Statendam September 29th 2006
Ryndam September 9th 2007
Oosterdam May 2011
Westerdam September 2011
Oosterdam October 2011
Oosterdam May 5th 2012
(the staff recognized me, not sure why!)
Reply With Quote

Old August 8th, 2011, 09:55 AM
captainmcd captainmcd is offline
Cool Cruiser
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Missouri City, TX, USA
Posts: 459

I doubt if taking your bike with you would present any problems. Usually, if it fits in your cabin, and is not classed as dangerous or hazardous, you are good to go. The only problem might be some over-zealous customs officer in another country questioning the importation of a bicycle.
Reply With Quote

Old February 17th, 2013, 07:18 AM
Starlight Durban Cruising Starlight Durban Cruising is offline
Cool Cruiser
Join Date: May 2011
Location: SoCal (California)
Posts: 736

I realize this is a very old thread/discussion, but just in case someone else searches it, let me add a little more info about bikes on ships.

On Carnival Inspiration last year I did a behind the scenes ship tour. Down in the hold they had some bicycles. I asked the tour guide about them, and she said that they are there for the ships crew to use to explore port stops when they dock. Nice idea. So I would guess that you might be OK to take your bike with, but best to check with the ship's agent/booking agent.

Future Cruises:
Something next year
Past Cruises
Windsor Castle - December 1976 - South Africa
MSC Sinfonia - March 2011 - Mozambique
Carnival Splendor - September 2011 - Mexican Riviera
Carnival Spirit - April 2012 - Pacific Coast
Carnival Inspiration - November 2012 - Baja Mexico
Carnival Splendor - December 2012 - Mexican Riviera
Reply With Quote



Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:55 AM.

© 1995 - 2016, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.