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redpill me on cruise ships
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I've never been on one but I've heard gay cruises are fucking insane, floating basically versions sodom & gomorrah, if you're into that

My ex-gf's gay friend told her that he had sex with 17 guys on a weeklong gay cruise, and that someone actually died of a drug overdose on the cruise.
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cruises are for fat fucking white boomers that like buffets and being crammed in a shitty minature hotel room for days on end only to get a taste of a beach destination for a couple hours.
Fuck that shit. Everyone I know taht's been on a cruise is a retard that has no sense of adventure. I would only recommend it if you haven't been outside moms basement for some time.
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seems like living in a shopping mall. I don't understand the appeal at all.
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>>1958260
>floating basically versions sodom & gomorrah, if you're into that
Maybe on the cheapest cruises during spring break

Gays are sex addicts and if your ex's "friend" fucked 17 guys on a week long cruise then he fucked 17 guys the week afterward too
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>>1958262
>cruises are for fat fucking white boomers
Meme. Age varies from kids to retirees. Depends on the ship and cruise line, some cater to families more than others. There were more under-30 people on the last cruise I took than boomers

>Everyone I know taht's been on a cruise is a retard that has no sense of adventure.
So you've never been on one, because you
>haven't been outside moms basement for some time.
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>>1958257
>>1958262
>>1958304
take the cargo ship pill and board one for your next overseas destination

https://www.cargoshipvoyages.com/
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>>1958306
>https://www.cargoshipvoyages.com/
this shit is fuckin expensive for what you're getting
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>>1958308
I'd book one of the less expensive ones just for the experience. Get to know the crew, walk among the containers.
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>>1958304
thanks for the blog re*dit
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>>1958300
possibly. i don't know the details but he made it sound like he was having more sex on this cruise than he normally did on land. he also talked about a lot of group sex as well. just pure hedonism, yet kind of dark because of the death that happened amid the butt fucking
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Seems like everyone has an opinion but no one has actually been on one.
Ive visited over 60 countries so I'm relatively well travelled and I'm in my 30's so not an old fag boomer
Can honestly say if you do it right (get a balcony cabin & a cruise with 0 / very few sea days) cruises are an epic way to travel.
The meme about a floating shopping mall is wrong.
You basically arrive, have dinner and drink, go to bed, wake up in a. New country. Have breakfast while you're docking in port, leave the boat at 9, spend the day exploring, get back on the boat at 5, have dinner, drinks, watch a show, go to the casino, drink more, go to bed drunk as fuck, wake up tomorrow and rinse & repeat
If you get a good ship you can eat at a new place every day for 2 weeks.
It's a different way to travel for sure but its comfy as fuck.
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>>1958262
The only time I went on cruises was literally when I was a child and saw plenty of those families with young children do the same
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Cruises are fun, don't get the hate really. If you depart in America go on Royal. The food is better and ships are newer
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>>1958306
I'd like to know more. I'm very interested, but it seems fucked to pay nearly $3000aud to be on a cargo ship for 14 days between Brisbane and Yokohama.
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>>1958309
>>1958567
That would be neat for a day, then it sets in that you're stuck on a boring fucking cargo ship with a mostly Filipino crew with limited English skills and you're not given free roam of the ship and you paid a premium for the experience.

>>1958313
cry more bitch
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>>1958581
That is what I assume would happen. I'd ask to get involved or something and be told to fuck off.
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>>1958470
Americans, everyone
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>>1958309
>day 35 of walking among the containers
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>>1958592
Actually a bong. Your just full of shit assumptions aren't you
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>>1958257
Floating ship of filipinas, fucked a few, then fucked some german girl.

Then fucked the filipinas again, they're more fun.
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>>1958713
What cruise was this? What line?

Please share more details. I'm generally not interested in cruises, but if it's a ship of Southeast Asian women... Sounds like it could be the closest thing to a "straight" gay cruise
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>>1958581
>>1958594
you can't tell me being on a cargo ship in the middle of a storm in the pacific wouldn't be memorable as fuck
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>>1958716
Carnival. The filipinas were more fun, able to play titanic and go to their quarters / meet everyone.

Felt like Jack, without the whole dying part.
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>>1958592
>Betrays age buttache immediatly
Europeans, everyone
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>>1958720
Nice, where did you leave from/go to?
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>>1958592
cope muhammad al francistani. i know you dont enjoy stepping out of your government allocated slum but some of us real travellers do
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>>1958717
Ever been seasick? It's absolute misery for hours or days on end
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>>1958720
>>1958726
Please, i need to know more. Was this an Asia-only cruise?
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>pros
it's a good way of going to many places where the destinations are spread out. I saw Northern Europe (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Germany, Denmark, and Netherlands) on a cruise. also you only unpack and pack once. food is included. able to book tours at the ports you visit. casino.
>cons
alcohol not included and pricier drinks. on board ship activities on days at sea mostly suck. 99 percent in a port for a day so you really can't spend too much time at your port.
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>>1958726
>>1958764
Florida ports, Tampa, Miami.

I hear from the gossip/chismas from the filipinas, more of them on the Alaskan/Seattle/Victoria routes.

But, you're dealing with OFW, not with pinoy pinoy, so your tactics of a bumble match, buy them jollibee need to be revised.

Don't be fat.
Dress nice.
Say you work in Makati/Cebu/BGC, and ask them for advice about a stupid silly problem that you know they're the best for:

1. how to cook filipino food/what's the best.
2. if someones jeje or not, hiring help, etc.

That starts the convo, then the problem is if they're working all the time and what their role. is.

If they're a maid/cleaner, probably free and their friend will cover for them to fuck and have fun.

If card dealer or bar, she's a pro probably so don't mess with those.

Chef, kitchen staff, same as cleaners.
Entertainment on cruises is mostly Spanish/American, so not many filipinos imo.

There is a whole category of OFW, most are running away from home/have a family back home or just are sending money back home.

Find that, and give them a carrot and you can do your meme black gay anon trv autistic shit of breeding or whatever you kids call it today.

Just don't fuck too many on the same ship. You are literally fucking the help.

Internet is better, but still sucks on ships so, you really do get on board a prison for any long journeys.

Also don't go cheap with the room pay upfront for the nice room with a view and enjoy that, yes it is 2-4x more than a regular cabin, and when you buy you need to buy two tickets to have your own room.

Don't do disney cruise unless you want to kill yourself in a spectacular way.
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>>1958793
Thank you, thank you kind sir. This is fantastic information.
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>>1958793
Are there more filipinas on cheaper cruise lines like Carnival, or does the line not matter?
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>>1958758
i.e. REAL TRAVELLING
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>>1958257
I would love to go on cruises, BUT I think you would have to be rich to get the best experience, not going on a cramped carnival cruise. Seems like a relaxing and safe way to travel to lots of destinations on a single vacation.
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>>1958812
You can get seasick on cruise ships too

Cruise ships confirmed REAL TRAVEL
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>>1958793
>Don't do disney cruise unless you want to kill yourself in a spectacular way.
Why not? I was actually tempted to go on one.
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>>1958823
>BUT I think you would have to be rich to get the best experience, not going on a cramped carnival cruise
Carnival isn't any more cramped than any of the other major lines. If you want more space, cough up the cash for a cabin with a balcony.
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>>1958853
I was thinking more like the luxury cruises like Princess where there's "only" several hundred on board. Though I don't know if any of those have survived the coof.
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>>1958833
Not who you're replying to but they're exclusively designed for families. Couples without kids will also take them because muh Disney. You'll be stuck on a ship where most things are catered to kids and most of the people onboard aren't single. They're way more expensive than comparable cruise lines too. Not sure why you'd take them solo unless you're a Disney sperg.

Otoh if you have a s/o or kids they'd probably be a lot of fun. Up to you
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>>1958864
>Not sure why you'd take them solo unless you're a Disney sperg.
No, I would be with someone who is a disney sperg, The only thing that interests me is the food and maybe the live show and their private island. From what I could see, there are a few adult-only sections of the ships, but they seem to mainly revolve around food and drink.
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>>1958869
Yeah, no. Adult only section of the trips are down to family fun. At best you may meet a single mom, or sister of a single mom/whatev that you can probably lay but it isn't worth it because it is 100% family oriented and they need to explain to jayden why there's a new "friend" of the aunt on the trip.

Plus the private island and shows, are fake af, IDK being a florida anon, I don't see the delusion (but do enjoy how cheap tickets are for inresident) that mousecucks are.

>>1958808
Probably, they're all hired through Panama or *Miami* if they're more backoffice, but all the cruise lines want to avoid liability and such so panama is the offering country, same as the flags of the cruises are all "stationed" in Panama.

You're thinking, like it's fine/nice girls, bar girls, but it isn't. We're talking more conservative pinoys, probably not college educated, or not fro a main school like UP, DSLU, etc..

So yeah more trad/conservative pinay, some do cheat on their husband back home and that's the current conversation but they are really having to play to their own and their managers that can fire them and "imprison" them in their room/cabin if they don't do good.

If you don't have any Pinoy friends, just search google for OFW, cruise, or general OFW shipfaring jobs.

They're not treated with the highest respect, they'll crowd and go "wow" but you're not dealing with 8/10+ maybe at best a good 7 because they're skinny, but mostly 4-5's, very indio/morena, dumb, help.

https://www.businessinsider.com/cruise-ship-worker-reveals-thing-that-will-get-you-fired-2019-5

>>1958257

The biggest joke is that even the Gov PH don't care about them
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>>1958869
>The only thing that interests me is the food and maybe the live show and their private island.
You can find all of that stuff that's either as good as or better than Disney on other cruise lines.
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>>1958891
I would be going with a woman (the disney sperg) so I have no need to meet single moms. And the whole thing with Disney entertainment is you are supposed to be immersed in the "magic". I'm curious to how well they do this. The week cruise from Canaveral to the island and back seems tolerable enough.

>>1958921
I know, but she likes Disney and the cruise looks decent enough. And there is something amusing about fucking her in her Jasmine costume while technically on disney property.
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>>1958931
Man, I wouldn't. That sounds like hell, but whatever you want, anon. You sound like you're already committed. Good luck and safe journey on your disney cruise.
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>>1958939
I'm commuted in one way, but I haven't booked it yet. Last I heard, cruises were stopped until May, but they keep changing that so I will wait until this stupid coof blows over.
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>>1958931
>I know, but she likes Disney and the cruise looks decent enough.
Doesn't sound like you have an option then, maybe you'll like it
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>>1958891
Thanks anon for your continued advice. How likely are the “help” willing to risk their jobs though? I’d imagine it’d be pretty easy to keep any sexual activity with them on the down low. I wouldn’t want them to get fired, however
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>>1958803
Did one cruise and thought it was awesome.Went ashore every port of call, lots of good food. however, think once or twice is enough for me.
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What’s the sexual atmosphere like on Disney cruises? Is it nonexistent, or is it possible to pick up women (pinoy or otherwise) on them like a normal cruise? Would it be a good idea to go on one as a single man?
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>>1958981
The filipinas that are fuckable via this are the newbies, or the ones that cheat/fuck around to move up/social climbers.

If they're fucking you on a 3-5night cruise, they probably fuck other customers too and their boss.

But get a filipina turned on, and flirt with her, and drop tagalog, and they're like butter. Especially if you promise them a job, wife/baby, etc.

If you're very obvious, they'll get fired. The other filipinos have crab mentality and if she's not really liked, they'll document, everything.

They don't drop them off at any port though, they used to though, but they can be locked up in a room until Mexico port where they're given the first flight out, with the longest lay overs as a giant fuck you via dubai.

But you're also fucking $400-800/month salary filipinos. And they sleep 4 to a cabin.
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>>1958996
Anon, it's an industry secret that the Disney cruises are the best one. You'll have your pick of the litter in terms of women. There's almost no men around, and the ones that are are taken, so you are the predator.

A few drinks, right around sunset, you can get any women you want. The baby sitting activities are open to 11PM nightly so you have up to then to target the milfs, then after that just the disco/bar/club is open, and it's the only one, so every women is there.

Have a balcony, and they'll come for a view because they're most likely in cabin class.

Morning/Lunch time depends on the activities, I'd avoid the pool but yoga and everything else probably can score easily.

Most of the Dinsey cruise helpers are not asian, they're hispanic or black.
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>>1958996
scroll up
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>>1959004
My concern is having to explain my presence on a Disney cruise as single late-20s male. I guess I could think of something that isn’t cringey
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>>1958999
Thanks so much man, this is really invaluable stuff. Would you be interested to share any stories from your exploits? Would love to hear
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>>1959010
No such thing exists, it's a disney cruise. Just say you love the mouse cock and it makes you a kid again.
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>>1959026
Not much to share, been on a few cruises as +1, I have a condo in Tampa and Miami, so, it's mostly friends/family that want to avoid that night stay.

Been on way too many cruises, dated a filipina that worked backoffice for carnival at different times, fucked a few onboard the cruise.

Family/friends I go with are really good people, so I'm sure from the observations they think just a third wheel. They know I'm young and still playing games, so my friends/family play along and that's pretty much it.

Invited some for dinner, even did the whole bs captains table bullshit where it was ultimate cringe because all the proper crew don't mingle with the lower staff so a dress purchase after, some makeup and it was like dressing up a light moena pig.

That's pretty much it, it's the same now in Tampa/Miami bars, just show up, look good, have a nice car and easy to get a women but, it's just not worth it imo.

I actually did work quite a bit in Manila though, and know my way around the land and can tell many stores of PH that many pinoys never could go, from just island hopping, mindoro, palawan, visayas, fuck even tawi tawi and zambonga alongside gensen.

So, that's it.

Also I'm Spanish, Europe ancestry, so white but avg height under 6ft which makes it easier in FL.

I know I don't have any luck when I'm in Seattle or Texas LOL.
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>>1958300
>cheap
>cruises
lmao
nice one.

cruises generally start at $5k for a ticket so.....

>>1958262
this. literally only for rich boomers and elderly millionaires who want to pretend like they're in the tropics from the safety of their giant floating overpriced hotel.
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>>1959079
he said "cheapest" not "cheap"
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>>1959079
I dunno, I'm not a boomer and previously have had no interest in cruises, but it sounds kind of hot to be floating out in the ocean surrounded by women and Filipina workers to maybe have hot surreptitious sex with
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>>1959079
>cruises generally start at $5k for a ticket
Man you are out of the loop lol
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>>1959101
You can get a cabin inside, no view for about $250 per bed, so $500 total, but any good view or cruise, in advance is minimum $350-500 *2 so 1k minimum. But 700 may be possible if you book a few months in advance.
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>>1959127
Cruise lines are always having sales especially during hurricane season, that's the best way to find a deal. Either book really early or try to find a last minute sale if your schedule allows it whenever they resume cruising. Even without a sale you shouldn't pay $2500 let alone 5 large for a cabin.

The drawback is that if you cruise alone you have to pay for the extra bed. Some cruise lines have programs where they match you up with another solo cruiser so you only have to pay the single rate, but fuck that.
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>>1958764
Look at this virgin sperg
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>>1958306
>Trevor Moore look alike traveling on a garbage barge
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>>1958306
been there, done that. not for everyone but if you have the time and the logistics of it makes sense id recommend it just to say you've done it.

>this shit is fuckin expensive for what you're getting
i paid around $2100USD for 18 days from Shanghai to Seattle, i usually tell people to think of it as a hotel room with an ocean view and all meals covered for 18 days and the price makes a little more sense. at the same time a flight covering the same distance was $1000 so not that much of a difference.

i can answer more questions as needed.
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>>1959240
What did you do for the 18 days? Do the crew keep to themselves? I'm a former croupier so I could at least bring poker with me.
[spoiler] part of the crew, part of the ship! [/spoiler]
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>>1959259
i was lucky to have 3 other passengers onboard with me, most large cargo ships have extra cabins for VIPs, company officers, spare crews and specialist technicians but they are rarely used and the companies that manage the ship's operations are happy to book them out to make a bit of extra money. few people do it these days and i have no idea how COVID has changed things but its become a kind of a tradition from the old days of sea travel they have kept going for the more adventurous travelers.

when you are arranging passage with the personnel management company they make it clear to you that there is no "entertainment" onboard like a regular cruise ship and the crew is there to work, not keep *you* busy. i planned ahead and brought a number of books with me plus downloaded some movies and anime before getting onboard (no internet outside of port). the ship also has a library in one of the crew lounges with a large amount of books and movies (mostly old German VHS tapes). its traditional to leave a book behind for the next passenger and leave your mark on the ship.

passenger meals are served alongside the officers of the ship, be in the officer's mess at the designated times 3 times a day otherwise they will have to hunt you down and make sure you didnt go overboard when they wernt looking. the crewmen were mostly young and chill Filipinos while the officers were grumpy old Ukrainians and Poles that just wanted to get back to their families. standard language onboard was English so you could easily communicate with everyone; as long as they arnt too busy most people were happy to talk with someone new, when you spend months at sea with the same 30 people things start to get boring. you can go up to the bridge whenever you want and the late night watch appreciated having some company to keep them awake.
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>>1959280
This is so cool, I'm always impressed how seaworthy/well travelled filipinos actually are.

How's the boarding, at ports and getting off?

Is there customs? Were you escorted by TSA in Seattle? Did you get off in Seattle or was it "Tacoma?".

I know there's a TSA port ID anyone can get so you can walk around unattended but was the security similar to airport, were they more serious, or what?

Would you do it again?

It sounds cool but personally, I enjoy flights. Economy to private plane. Though the later is more rare on jets, tho ride shares do exist on a few forums/facebook groups but it's.more common in S. Florida than Seattle though I have heard a few pilots talk how they do flights to Victoria and cascades/Alaska but that's probably a different set of groups, which I'm sure any anon can find given they search ppl on facebook for the region.
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>>1959280
they generally discouraged us from getting too friendly with the regular crew, they had a job to do and constantly rotating 24hr shift schedules so we only interacted when they wanted to. i never even went into the crew quarters, they were probobly much smaller than ours and everyone would be speaking Tagalog so i'd me even more out of place onboard.

like i said before cargo ship travel should only be considered if you have the spare time and the logistics of a one-way slow trip make sense. most ships operate on loop routes and *can* take you the whole way around but that is 30-60 days and pretty dumb IMO.

a little insight into the people on my ship:

1. eccentric author from South Florida in his 70s, gay as a $3 bill and working on writing his "memoirs". actually a very good writer with endless stories to tell about his life but i wouldnt care reading the end result. he reminded me a lot of my yoga-instructor grandmother.

2. Older boomer couple from DC, this was the final leg of their 3 month long "around the world without taking a plane" retirement vacation. good people and very well educated, but even after 3 months abroad they still came off as out of touch beltway snobs that had published endless Public Policy reports without spending a single day trying to understand how their shit affects normal people.

3. myself, i had just finished a 1-year ESL contract in China and spent 2 weeks traveling around China with my dad and grandfather. they flew home, i went back to my city to finish packing and made my way to Shanghai to board the ship. i needed a break from the pollution, big cities, constant traveling and just dealing with people so an 18-day, one-way, internet-free isolated decompression was perfect for me.

for the gearheads out there, we did a little engine room tour on one of the final days, the ship was 915ft long, 120ft wide and was powered by a triple-turbocharged Inline-10 two-stroke diesel engine putting out around 70,000hp at 103rpm.
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>>1959280
if I'm ever enrolling in a phd program and need some isolation to make progress on the thesis I'm booking one of these things just so I can have the story

how much booze do they let you take on board? do they let you stay on deck in case of a storm?
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>>1959286
>How's the boarding, at ports and getting off?
things were a little weird getting to boat in Shanghai but they have a separate customs office at the port for all of the shipping crews coming and going so it wasnt too complicated.

the ship stopped in Busan, Korea, but we didnt get off at all because downtown was too far away from the new container terminal and we were there less than a day.

second stop was Prince Rupert, BC, really pretty town on the water and since we were all Americans they just waved us through. good to get off the boat and stock up on snacks, i had never felt so glad to be in a fucking Safeway that day...

when the ship arrived in Seattle Customs and Border Patrol has an officer come onboard and check in the entire crew, most are foreign nationals so they need extra screening but they were surprised to have 4 Americans onboard as well. They were much more friendly than the TSA and CBP people at the airport and mostly wanted to chat about how we had arranged out tickets, no one even bothered checking bags for contraband.
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>>1958257

Cruises are the dumbest thing ever.

1. Insanely over priced.

2. It's like a floating hotel. Whoop de doo.

3. They spread respiratory illnesses because of how much they recycle air.

4. Safe pre-planned trip with no risks for old people.
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>>1959286
>Would you do it again?
no, probobly not, ive never actually been on a normal cruise so id rather do one of those first.

if i did look into this sort of alternative travel again the trip to take is a South Pacific mail ship; they are much smaller boats that spend weeks island hopping across the Pacific dropping of mail and cargo as they go. the small crews make for a more intimate experience and you will see many isolated places most people will never dream of.

>>1959295
>how much booze do they let you take on board?
as much as you can carry, i actually seem to remember there was some rule you could only have what was supplied by the ship's commissary but no one enforced the rule. they only had some shitty Filipino beer so i didnt bother.

>do they let you stay on deck in case of a storm?
they didnt want us on the outer decks at night since they would have no idea you were gone until breakfast time and you would be long dead.

my passage was in late-June so the ocean was calm and beautiful most of the way, even though we followed a Northern route along Russia and through the Aleutian Islands most days looked like this ^^. the only rouge seas we came across was along the southern tip of Vancouver Island and it evened out once we entered the Straight of Juan De Fuca.
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>>1959300
That's a great view of downtown from Elliot Bay. I hope when you were in Seattle you enjoyed sunset, did the touristy things and took the ferry (lol) to Bainbridge island and Vashon. Great biking and, they all have a single safeway too on those islands, that act as the meeting point for everyone and food.

Seattle in 2015 must've been magical. It turned to shit now, probably good deals this upcoming Spring, but the covid really killed things, and general affordability.

Shanghai imo was wayyy cheaper than Seattle. But that's mainland China in a nutshell.

Was the exodus from the boat, like how tourists act on a plane? Draging their luggage and acting lost in general? Must've been quite the lol.

Thanks anon for the insight. I'd consider a freighter more now, but, wow the disconnection.

Amazing and freightful at the same time.
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I know this sounds really weeb, but I'd love to catch one of these cargo ships and use it as a stepping stone between a Stardust Crusaders style trip, minus the Gorilla fight.
>>1959295
That's a good idea too. You'd want to make sure you download the entire library of your topic though.

Seeing pirates would be fucked though.
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>>1959286
>though I have heard a few pilots talk how they do flights to Victoria and cascades/Alaska but that's probably a different set of groups

In the Seattle/Vancouver/Southeast Alaska the hot industry is being a seaplane pilot to move wealthy customers out to their isolated summer homes or small groups to expensive Hunting/Fishing Lodges.
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>>1958260
I guess now we know why the Titanic sunk.
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>>1959315
That's it, thank you anon. I only flew a few times and didn't join a club up there. There's tons of water landing spots and the rates are reasonable for seattle if you rent from Renton. Anything within Seattle or North Seattle is atrociously expensive until you get to Everett.

I rented a C172 for $130 wet/hour from Renton and it doesn't get much cheaper then that... Average rate in summer can go as high as $260, wet If you fly.

I say it's worth it if you can go to Florida to do your PPL/IFR/Commercial rating, I did all that in FL around 12k including headsets (bose a20)/ 15hr instruction and the rest solo.

Never did the water planes though, I don't think it's much different from a regular besides more drag and decreased max flight distance.
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>>1959313
im from the Everett area, i dont need to dabble in Seattle tourist traps. i havnt actually been in downtown since the Seattle RV show last January and i have no reason to be back in the city any time soon.

>Shanghai imo was wayyy cheaper than Seattle.
Shanghai was expensive as far as i was concerned, but i had just spent a year living in Wuhan where i made around $1000 a month and still saved 2/3 of my income even after eating out every day and at the bar 4-5 nights a week.

>Was the exodus from the boat, like how tourists act on a plane?
not at all, there was only 4 passengers and we had to take a van to the gate of Port where they dumped us off on Alaska Way near the football stadium. i remember my dad picked me up and it was a beautiful sunday morning in July, the roads were empty and hardly any homeless people. these days that same road is lined with Meth Lab RVs and shit covered sidewalks.

there was talk among the crew of going out into the city that day but they had work to do first and they were only interested in finding the closest Wal Mart and Best Buy to go shopping.
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>>1958257
alright boys, be honest, is this legit?
He claims to have gotten a ticket on a cruise ship for $2, (keep in mind this was before covid) from oslo to copenhagen
How is this possible? Isn't the cruise ship losing money on this? Or is this fatass lying for clickbait views?
Not even into cruises but if I can get a deal like this fuck it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4WopsXebBA
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>>1959321
That's great, you didn't have to board a plane after your freight. Heh.

Downtown is still crap, and Ballard and Do/Stadium is much more worst off. Especially with this "snow" the past week.

I feel like I got it right picking Florida for winter this year, but, already all the texas have migrated over, alongside everyone from the northern east coast.

Tell me about Wuhan, anon. Lol.

Where are you now? Seattle?
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i could have sworn i took another picture in my cabin but this is the only one i could find.

small bed for one person, couch, shitty TV, cabinet space and wardrobe for cloths and a small desk to the left for my computer and a phone that ran through the ships internal calls system. there is also a small bathroom farther to the left, everything was kept in perfect condition and you would have no idea the ship was built in the late-90s.

behind those curtains was two large opening portholes on the front of the ship's "Island", my cabin was on the second highest deck and i had a great view until day 15 when they put some containers in front of my window in Canada....
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>>1959325
Wuhan was great, very quintessentially Chinese experience in all of the good and crazy ways.

weather was all over the place, food was all over the place, people were amazing, life was cheap, plenty to do, great location in the middle of China and the whole city had this booming energy about it. everyone that lived there was proud of their city and were eager to make things better, even the kids were being brainwashed in school about how great their city was and how everyone had a role to play in moving it forward.

i have no idea what its like now but i still have a lot of friends and old coworkers there; VPNs have been getting harder to use since the original COVID lockdowns so hands on information has been really hit or miss. from what ive seen life has gotten back to normal there, even the expats that left a year ago are back in town. A lot of CCP propaganda has been portraying Wuhan as the shining success story that beat COVID-19 so in years to come i have a feeling they will be dumping even more money into the city to prop them up as something others should strive for.

id love to go back there, my dad and I were supposed to go back to China again in 2020 but that didnt work out so well...maybe 2025?
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>>1959323
It's possible but it's not really a "cruise" as such, it's more a passenger ferry.
Ships go around that area all the time, Helsinki - st Petersburg is also a popular one as booze is cheap in Russia so all the Fins go there to stack up on vodka. Think a ticket for that was like $20 for 2 days when I looked
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>>1958306
The closest I can get right now is that I'm going to tag along at some point with my mate who's a semi trailer driver, on one of his overnight trips.
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>>1959309
What was the wildlife like? Any whales, dolphins, interesting seabirds? I'm a birder and the only reason I'd do it is to see interesting wildlife, particularly truly pelagic seabirds that are seldom seen from land.
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>>1958257
Poor white trash idea of a luxury holiday.
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>>1959309
>South Pacific mail ship
Do you know where I can look into this further? Sounds pretty fun. I can't find anything on google. Thanks
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>>1959240
How does entry into port work for these shipping companies? Do they they check your passport and visa? How do the shipping companies feel about you departing mid voyage at a random port? Would they be okay with it assuming you paid your fair and they knew ahead of time you were disembarking ahead of schedule?
Some of these trips have final destinations that aren't as good or as interesting as some of their later ports of call that would warrant more than a few hours stay. I was wondering if this is something acceptable to do.
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>>1959575
No, don't do any of that. The crew is responsible for your passage and will be fucking pissed if they need to go hunt you down at some bar or strip club. Stops are meant to load and unload cargo, if you have time you can get off for supplies but that's about it and you should report back to the boat ASAP.

Remember that it's not a cruise ship, it's a strictly regimented $100 million transport operation working under a larger global network, you are paying for passage from A to B and any sort of tomfoolery that gets in the way is not accepted.
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>>1958470
>I'm in my 30's so not an old fag boomer
On this board 30 is already old
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>>1958257
my only experience was going to one as a kid because we had a rich grandma who paid it for us. I remember having a good time, ate a lot of stuff on the buffet, got to swim in the pool while looking at the ocean and it even had like a play room for kids where they had a bunch of nintendos 64 and PS1. I guess my parents were pretty happy too because I was barely around them too.
However is not something I would do now at my 20s, I feel like its more enjoyable if you do it when you're older and with kids
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>>1959321
You know, anon. If you're still there, do you have any photos from the beginning of your journey? Departing from China and such?

It must've been fantastic.

What about your uniform/clothes?
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>>1959101
Iunno if they're cheap in the US but here they're exclusively a millionaire boomer thing.
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>>1959712
Celebrity Cruise lines was notorious for its poor white trash and negro clientele.
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>>1958306
I thought this meme died years ago. The board used to be spammed with newfags asking about cargo ship travel, thinking they found the loophole for cheap international travel. That and international couriers. It’s not a thing.
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>>1959819
it's not about finding a loophole, it's just a completely different experience

the only actual loophole for cheap international travel is some countries allow civilians to board under-capacity army supply flights to safe zones
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>>1959395
I'm from Helsinki, and have taken the cruises here multiple times. Not sure about the St. Petersburg route, with visa and time. Do people do it that much.
>Helsinki - Tallinn
Basically a booze cruise for most people. If you go during the day, you dock in Tallinn for 3-4 hours, get all the alcohol you can, get back. One-way maybe 10-20 euros. You can get free trips if you spend enough money on board. A lot car/motorcycle travelers during the summer, who are going somewhere else in Europe. Few hours one way. Acts like a passenger ferry, so don't need a cabin.
You can also get overnight cruises, where you leave somewhere during the evening, cruise through the night, stop for a little while in the morning in Tallinn, then go back. Might go from 18:00 to 14:00 next day. Need to get a cabin, but if you got some friends, you can share a cabin with 2/4 people, which can also be pretty cheap, maybe 20e per person. They do electronic nights, where easily 40-50 dj's playing music, classic rock, jazz cruises etc. Older (50+) people go during the week, younger crowd on the weekends.
They use the same ferries for day/night, so all of them have multiple bars, few clubs, maybe a spa, restaurants, casino, few tax free shops. Depends on the boat. Even if you take a trip during the day, there are probably some bands playing.
>Helsinki-Stockholm
Basically the same as Tallinn route, but even the shortest passenger trip is 12 hours. If you take a cruise, you stay in Stockholm for the whole day, so it's two days back and forth. Last time I took the passenger ferry, they had some balkan beat cruise with full of partiers, so I just bought a bottle of vodka and drank with them the whole 12 hours.

Yes, you can get laid very easily, these are not high-brow people who take these things. Fucking coomers. I think these ferries are running right now.
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>>1958470
Seems boring.
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>>1958713
Post pics
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>>1959292
>a triple-turbocharged Inline-10 two-stroke diesel engine putting out around 70,000hp at 103rpm.
okay that's epic
thanks for that anon
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>>1958260
God that's fucking vile. Those things should be shut down as public health violations.
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>>1959593
>No, don't do any of that. The crew is responsible for your passage and will be fucking pissed if they need to go hunt you down at some bar or strip club.
No my good man. You misunderstand. If I told them ahead of time I'm not coming back, is that cool?
>>1959593
>Remember that it's not a cruise ship
Exactly why i don't give a fuck about them and they shouldn't give a fuck about me. But it raises the question I had originally: How does entry into port work for these shipping companies? Do they they check your passport and visa? If I told them ahead of time I plan on disembarking and not returning before the final port, is that cool?
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>>1959819
>I thought this meme died years ago.
It's so common here. Every thread about the ocean has these retards

>>1959923
>Do they they check your passport and visa?
What the fuck do you think anon
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>>1958257
Go to a cruise to have a big party, but not to travel and see and experience other countries
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>>1959955
>What the fuck do you think anon
I think the dock workers do all of the unloading, and the crew are focused on maintaining the ship and don't really disembark much. I also think passengers aren't common on these ships so there isn't much information available.
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>>1959973
Perfectly reasonable question I think.
I too would want to know the answer, not being familiar at all with ocean travel.

What about clothes? Are you allowed to wash on board? Are daily showers allowed? I feel like the standards would be lower.
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>>1959973
Let me put it another way:
Do you think the immigration/customs authorities in any country don't give a shit about who is coming into their country?
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>>1959977
But they might just assume you're a dock worker right? Do they really check every single person helping to move a load off a ship
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>>1958262
What if I just like being on a boat?
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>>1959856
Seems people like different things to you and your pre-adolescent brain can't accept that.
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>>1959923
Their job is to move you from point A to point B, you are on their schedule and follow their rules, if you want flexible schedules look elsewhere. If you told them you wanted to leave early at a random port they would ask you not to get in the boat at all.
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>>1960023
Okay, so if I plan to do this, do not disclose this to them. Got it.
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>>1959980
Ports are secured facilities like an airport, you have to go through customs to leave the perimeter fence and enter the country.

>>1959974
There are no uniforms or clothing requirements on-board but bring clothes appropriate for the weather conditions at sea. Additionally you should treat the ship like an industrial facility or office building, don't run around in bathing suits and sandals. There are laundry facilities on-board the ship, no different than a small neighborhood laundromat. a ship that size has massive water filtration and sewage processing systems so there is no reason to limit showers.
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>>1960024
Why don't you just book a trip to wherever you're going? You're not going to waltz into another country through a port no matter how you try.
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>>1958999
what the fuck. you know so much about this. /trv/ never disappoints
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>>1959010
Bitch you worry to much. Just say you are a fan of disney and want to try out all their cruise product line.
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>>1959086
Just to angels island like all the degen
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>>1960030
I'm not the other anon asking about women on cruise ships, but I presume that cargo ships are just men right?
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>>1958257
>being stuck on a floating shitty hotel

Nah
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>>1959977
>Do you think the immigration/customs authorities in any country don't give a shit about who is coming into their country?
In some countries, Yes.
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>>1960188
Which countries?
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>>1959813
ah so """""""cheap"""""""" cruises IS an American minority thing.
Sorry kid, but in the rest of the world you need to be earning 7 figures to afford a cruise. They start at $5k a week for a fucking submarine bunk.
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>>1958257
Prisons on water. Entertainment is not that interesting, lounging around all day is boring. Only positive is the endless food but if you're paying thousands of dollars for that, boy!
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>>1959079
Lol what. A cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm and back costs less than 50 euro for a cabin.
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>>1960729
Lol no, anyone even in Eastern Europe can afford it. It's more expensive than backpacking in hostels but comparable to average travel.
https://www.seascanner.com/western-mediterranean-cruises?dauer=7-&is_river=0&sortierung=6A,0A
A week long cruise in Western Europe starts at 400 euro per person.
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>>1958470
>leave the boat at 9, spend the day exploring, get back on the boat at 5
Is this a pasta ? Wtf are you exploring in 8 hours
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>>1958257
Trash. Went on a royal caribbean cruise once and am never going back.
>go in first night, big dinner and walk around the ship, thats it lmao
>shitty entertainment except for maybe the live band
>Pool was absolutely frozen despite being march in the caribbean
>Food was alright, some was great some was meh
>Some qt's to hook up with but literally only because theres nothing else to do
>casino was alright but i already have access to better casinos at home so not worth
>Stops are trash because you have no time to do anything, quick stop, quick bus or cab out to downtown, in a rush to see as much as you can or too slow and see nothing, rush back to boat before 5pm
>if you like a destination you literally can't stay longer
There is no benefit to a cruise over normal travel, I even had alcohol for free because customs allowed me to bring in 2 gallons of premixed vodka and juices because my married friend with kids told tsa it was regular juice for his children.
tl;dr: fuck cruise shits, never do it
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>>1958257
I want to be rich enough to afford seabourne cruises. Thing that puts me off cruises is how overcrowded they are.
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What cruises have the most single women on them? Destinations, lines, etc. Age 40+ is okay too
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>>1960792
>Wtf are you exploring in 8 hours
Whatever port you're in and whatever is close to it. Normal people aren't expecting a mind-blowing cultural experience when they book a cruise. Just some fun on a ship with a few stops along the way.


>>1960880
>if you like a destination you literally can't stay longer
What did you think was going to happen? The ship would just stay there until everyone was back on board?


>>1961520
>Thing that puts me off cruises is how overcrowded they are.
They're not unless you're autistic and require a 20' exclusion zone around you. If you put a slight amount of effort into exploring the ship it's easy to find places above deck that aren't crowded. The pool is always going to be the center of deck activity so if you go up a level from it or to the other end of the ship you're gold. Bars and restaurants are busiest in the evening just like they are everywhere else, but I never had to wait more than 5 minutes to be seated in the main dining room. Being on a bigger ship helps too.
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>>1959049

And just bee yourself
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>>1961915
>what did you expect to happen?
I expected to leave, but that doesn't make it any less of a con compared to normal travel and that's the point I'm making. If I go to France and hate it I can always hop on a train, go elsewhere and remake my entire vacation on the fly. If I don't enjoy the cruise, I am 100% FUCKED until it's over. I went with friends so it wasn't that bad, but comparing it to any other vacation i've done it's by far the worst.
>>1960792
It's not a pasta, it's literally what you do.
>what are you exploring in 8 hours
literally one or two things. Some places will have shuttles that take you ziplining and that's 2-4 hours of your exploration gone right there. I stopped in at Aruba and hit a beach for a few hours, got food, took a taxi to the city center and that was it. If you think where you're at is a shithole then it's great because you leave right away, if you like it then you're shit out of luck because you'll need to spend thousands to come back and actually enjoy the vacation you really wanted.
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>>1963840
You just like to complain
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>>1961728
Why do you ask?
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>>1963848
Why would a pathetic, disgusting, autistic, kisless, permavirgin, hover-hand loser desperately try to find any way to get intimacy with females, on an internet board about Chinese cartoons?

Are you serious?
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>>1958257
Take the dry dock pill. Get to work on the cruise ships (pretty cool job sites), get paid to fly, from wherever you want, to wherever you want... Profit
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>>1958470
*uses thw owrd "epic" unironically*

Something tells me your IQ is in the double digits.
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>>1963857
Drydockpill me, Anon. What kind of work are we talking here? What kind of skills are desirable, and what kind of beer money will I be making?
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>>1963857
>>1963916
curious as well
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>>1959712
I have no idea where this 'millionaire' thing comes from. Some lines like Regent Seven Seas yes are extremely expensive - but I've done 7 night Celebrity/Princess/Norwegian ships for £600.

Easiest way is to book the cheapest inside cabin- most lines let you 'bid' for upgrades. I've always managed to get one by bidding the minimum amount. Last cruise I was on I went from the cheapest inside cabin to a balcony on the aft of the boat for about £100.

Sailing out of New York at sunset watching the city light up and fade over the horizon with several cocktails was amazing.

You can get drink packages top which cover most cocktails etc. too. These are a bit pricy but I worked out how much I had to drink a day to 'make my money back' and it was super easy to do.
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I'm the kind of traveler who prefers to spend time in my chosen destinations (1 month plus) in order to enjoy. It takes me a while to get comfy but I get super comfy.
I could see a cruise as a good alternative to a flight because I really do not enjoy being cramped and having to sleep while sitting (I can't sleep on flights at all) so I would see the cruise as a means to an end and once I arrive at my destination just get off and stay there for some months. I would need about a litre of ketamine though. How is smuggling on cruises? Easy I'd imagine.
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>>1959309
that water legitimately looks fake.
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>>1959499
https://www.freightercruises.com/cruise_aranui.php

heres one i just searched for, i had a whole list of freighter travel websites bookmarked when i was planning my trip.
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>>1958260
Based homos spreading diseases
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>>1958257
Imagine locking yourself in an airport shopping center for a month.
you have to REALLY not care about money.
>>1965032
Cargo ships are super expensive to travel on anon.
The reason is that they aren't passenger ships, and don't have the amenities to take passengers.
Then there are things like legal liabilities, immigration requirements at the port if someone doesn't have a crew ticket- lots of shit for them when they have a far more important job.
Sometimes they will sell tickets; but my understanding is that they are taken by crew from other companies and nobody actually pays the cash price.
What you would spend onboard during the voyage just in terms of food would cost more than a flight.
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>>1964834

Put the.ketamine inside a namebrand
ergonomic pillow, I've taken many "things" to and from cruise destinations that way.
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>>1965202
Enjoy getting fucked up when you arrive.
Drugs like any cargo are bought and sold several times before they arrive in port.
Every day the cargo approaches it's destination it rises in value, so of course the initial buyer will sell it for a marginal profit a week later without even touching it.
Then it becomes a matter of who thinks they can take possession of the cargo- someone with more muscle and connections in the police will pay a higher price.
If nobody robs you on the ship, tips off the fed or robs you on arrival; they are going to send you with some bullshit and try to re-negotiate when you arrive while someone beats your ass.

Fucking stupid idea man.
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>>1965206

Nice LARP script.

Meanwhile I've done this 7 times between 2002 and 2018, never had an issue since I'm not a macho clown.
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>>1965227
Go back to r3ddit and stop spreading such stupid ideas.
Yes people do it, yes they make money- but it's not worth the risk and the people who get fucked don't go around telling everyone about it.
You aren't special, you are just a lucky idiot.
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>>1965230

I don't visit Reddit, but you're right, he shouldn't attempt what I said I just wanted to share my story.
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>>1965234
I mean I'm sort of glad you didn't get fucked man, I know people who have done/do this as well and I wouldn't wish harm on any of them.
But you go putting that kind of idea into people's heads and some stupid kid is going to think it's just the norm.
Believe me I know it happens a lot, I've been offered the gig a bunch of times- but people also get fucked a lot so I always passed.
Narco's have also tried to set me up several times; so passing is a second nature by now





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