If you have a lot of time to spare, a serious hatred of flying, or just spending a month on a ship, then travelling to Australia or New Zealand by sea freighter might be the route for you!
This service, operated by CMA CGM, The French Line, can accommodate up to six fare paying passengers on each of their freighters.
The service calls at various European and American destinations, amongst others before calling at Fiji, Australia and New Zealand. It's somehow unlikely that you will choose to do the full round trip (84 days) by freighter, but this option is available. Please note that it is not possible to book just the journey between Europe and USA (trans-atlantic) on this service.
There are a total of three passenger cabins onboard. All the rooms are double rooms with windows, and upgrades are available to the Owner's or Officer's rooms, which are larger.
There is an upper age limit for passengers of 80 years, although people aged between 75 and 80 will be asked for a medical certificate before being permitted to travel.
There are various visa requirements for those wishing to travel this route, and non-US citizens will require a full visa (visa waiver programme is not applicable).
If you would like to enquire about this journey, contact Strand Travel, a well respected company specialising in passenger journeys on cargo ships.