I spoke with Joycene (sp?) from Freighter World Cruises again yesterday regarding my passage across the Atlantic next year. You see, I spoke with her about 2 months ago and she sent me all the information needed to book my room on the ship. Then I promptly lost it.
On my second call to Freighter World Cruises¬ I was informed that she would not be sending me the information a third time (I’m pretty sure she was kidding, maybe…).
The packet includes information on the ship¬ I will be travelling on, which will be the NSB Ibn Sina¬ (ignore the India part), from Savannah, Georgia to Valencia, Spain in Single Cabin #303. The packet also includes the requirements for travel, such as, Travel Insurance, Clean Bill of Health, all necessary vaccinations, Visas, Proof of Passage out of Spain, etc…
To book the cabin a downpayment of 25% is required. For my segment of the journey this will be about $329US.
The total, after conversion, deviation¬ insurance, and fees is $1559US. Substantially more expensive than a flight across the pond but for 13 days of an experience I can get nowhere else I’ll happily write the check.
¬ More to come, I’ll be calling the Iranian Consulate today to find out how difficult it will be to get a visa to cross their country overland.
Heres the route for the NSB Ibn Sina: