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TRAVEL THE WORLD BY FREIGHTER

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Ever dream of taking that slow boat to China?

If you've got the time, seeing the world by freighter may be the way to go.For example, the ACS line's Atlant 1 and Atlant 2, two Croatian conbulkers (combination container vessels and bulk cargo carriers), offer accommodations for six or seven passengers each. Twin and single-bed cabins are spacious, carpeted, air-conditioned and have an unobstructed view from the captain's deck.

Principal ports of call are Montreal and Antwerp. Atlantic crossings take from 10 to 12 days one way, with five to seven days spent in destination ports. The age limit for passengers is 82, and a promotional round-trip fare of $2,875 per person is offered this year only.

There are more than 20 other freighter cruise lines in operation. For information and reservations call (800) 99-MARIS.

To receive the monthly Freighter Cruise Newsletter, write: MARIS USA Ltd., Capt. Ranko Zunic, Editor, 215 Main St., Westport, Conn. 06880-3210; call (800) 99-MARIS. Subscription rates are $18 for one year or $30 for two years.