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Many freighters do take a small number of passengers. This guy took one from Germany of Charleston (a great town to visit - one of the best). People tell me everybody ought to try one freighter trip. Get a lot of books read, but BYOB. And a date, I think.
Very much back in the day, had a teacher who - in the '30s - did go on a sea voyage on a "freighter". At that time, a lot of freighters were mixed use - cargo plus several cabins for passengers. The best ships were those who had a schedule, not the "tramps" who went from port to port, picking up what cargo they could and fitting their schedule to said cargo.
The late Jane Duncan, in her "My Friends" series, wrote about going to and from the Caribbean on such a ship.
I went through the Panama Canal on a U.S. freighter in the late '50s, guest of the Captain (our station guy in Panama had some kind of connection). Had the run of the ship. It had a handful of grungy passenger cabins, and passengers ate with the crew. There were two passengers I was aware of. They didn't seem interested in me, so I left them alone. I had lunch on the bridge with the captain, so don't know what the passengers got for chow. Don't know if it was a tramp or on some schedule.