Africa

I am interested in info about getting to Africa. I just want to get there. I do not like to fly. smiling smiley Anyone been there?

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I have not been there. However, taking a ship from the US to a Mediterranean port that has easy sea access to Africa or, even to Alexandria or another N. African port seems to be the simple, non-air route.

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When I went to France, I went through Globus Journeys. The tour was 8 days from Paris to Monaco. Moulin Rouge, a famous casino and the Louvre were extra. Breakfast was included daily and so were 3 dinners. They were not memorable I enjoyed the dinners I did on my own.

I opted to do my airfare through Globus because it included ground transportation.

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That sounds great for travel anywhere. The largest cost is going to be to get to the continent. may never happen.
Heather,
I have crossed the Atlantic three times by ship. Basically, there are a couple of cruise ship companies that have very, every inexpensive prices from Caribbean ports when moving ships east in the spring and west in the autum. to Spain and/or Portugal. Think round trip for less than one way by air. And, of course, 3 meals, a comfortable bed, entertainment, and lots of opportunities to use the recreation facilities. Best of all, arriving without any jet lag ! So, no "down time" when arriving. Easy ship passage from Gibraltar and some other Iberian ports to N. Africa.

So, it will pay to wait for cruise travel to be safe.

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I wonder if I would be able to convince Hubby to do something like this after he retires.
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Heather,
I have crossed the Atlantic three times by ship. Basically, there are a couple of cruise ship companies that have very, every inexpensive prices from Caribbean ports when moving ships east in the spring and west in the autum. to Spain and/or Portugal. Think round trip for less than one way by air. And, of course, 3 meals, a comfortable bed, entertainment, and lots of opportunities to use the recreation facilities. Best of all, arriving without any jet lag ! So, no "down time" when arriving. Easy ship passage from Gibraltar and some other Iberian ports to N. Africa.

So, it will pay to wait for cruise travel to be safe.

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Err, the repositioning in the autumn is fro the Med and northern Europe to the Caribbean and Florida ports. Sorry for the confusion.

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My mom used to do those "reposittioning" cruises and loved them. Bring as many books as you have room for! There's a lot of down time to sit and read.
I actually finally got a Nook to carry books on 12 day cruises, lol.

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