af666x Registered User

Hi there,

My brother has been taken into hospital while on holiday in Orlando with a spontaneous collapsed lung. The upshot of this is that he can't fly for 3 months and can't afford to stay there until he can fly again.

Do any of you know how to secure passage on a cargo ship, or even cruise ships that would get him reasonably close to Ireland? I've spent a while googling for various combinations of words, but I've found nothing at all.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


wextext Registered User

Might be worthwhile looking at this website. They do trips on cargo ships and some are transatlantic.

Shifty Registered User

Not sure if this would suit or is what you are looking for :

Tabnabs Registered User

Cunard do transatlantic, but the cost of any transatlantic trip by sea will make you eyes water.


Check out, I think they are cheapest for transatlantic journeys.

Cliona99 Registered User

A friend of mine cruised from Barcelona to Galveston a few years ago, so it can be done! Cargo ships tend to be booked up years in advance. Try and Good luck!

Manic Moran Moderator

Queen Mary 2 is departing New York for Southampton on Tuesday, if he's interested in doing the trip in style. Arrives following Monday. Southampton to Ireland would be an easy train/SeaCat ride. Check the Cunard website. Maybe they'd cut him a break on the price if the medical situation were explained.


af666x Registered User

Thankls a million guys I appreciate the help.

I'll check those sites now and keep him posted

ronaneire Registered User

Hope he took out travel insurance.

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