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.
Might be worthwhile looking at this website. They do trips on cargo ships and some are transatlantic. http://www.cargoshipvoyages.co.uk/
Not sure if this would suit or is what you are looking for :
Cunard do transatlantic, but the cost of any transatlantic trip by sea will make you eyes water.
Check out Iglucruise.com, I think they are cheapest for transatlantic journeys.
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 carnival.com and cruisecheap.com Good luck!
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.
Thankls a million guys I appreciate the help.
I'll check those sites now and keep him posted