Posted November 21st, 2010, 01:09 PM
Passage on the Cunard Line during the off season would be most advisable. It is nearly the same cost as passage by freighter... you don't have to do anything, but everything you need will be on board, not to mention a full fledged medical center... I really do not recommend 'hitching' a ride on a freighter, especially in the condition you describe yourself as being in.
The Cunard Line, among other reasons, provides transatlantic passage for people who do not want to fly. Although akin to a cruise ship, technically, the RMS Queen Mary 2 is an ocean liner designed to take people from Great Britain to the USA.
You do not even need to leave your cabin when you board.
Of course, Cunard does market it as an 'experience', and it is- yet many people still utilize it as their preferred method of traveled between the old world and the new.
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Caribbean Princess Princess Cruises, 7 Night Eastern Caribbean July 8, 2007
Caribbean Princess Princess Cruises, 7 Night Western Caribbean, July 15, 2007
Norwegian Jewel Norwegian Cruise Line, 12 Night Northern Europe (Baltic Capitals) July 16, 2008
Marco Polo Transocean Tours, 11 Night, Antarctica Soft Expedition December 16, 2008
Discovery (The Love Boat), Voyages of Discovery, 14 Night Norway, Russia, Lofoten Islands, North Cape (Arctic) July 22, 2009
Seabourn Odyssey Seabourn Cruise Line, 7 Night Agean Odyssey, July 10, 2010
Veendam Holland America Line, 7 Night Bermuda, July 24, 2011
Norwegian Sky Norwegian Cruise Line, 3 Night Bahamian Getaway, August 5, 2011
Oceana P&O Cruises, 9 Night Atlantic Shores, June 24, 2012
Crystal Serenity Crystal Cruises, 12 Night Spanish Serenade, July 13, 2012
MSC Splendida MSC Cruises, 7 Night Western Mediterranean, December 17, 2012
Volendam Holland America Line, 14 Night Asian Adventure, December 22, 2014
Azamara Journey Azamara Club Cruises, 7 Night Amalfi Coast, Rome to Athens, June 16, 2016
Crystal Serenity Crystal Cruises, 32 Night Northwest Passage, August 16, 2016
MS Konningsdam, Holland America Line, 7 Nights Eastern Caribbean, January 8, 2016
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