Posts Tagged ‘Freighter Cruises’

Last Minute Great Lakes Opportunity: Catch Polsteam’s m.v. Isa From Amsterdam To Cleveland Or Burns Harbor, Fares From $1,772 pp

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The 35,600-ton Polsteam bulk carrier m.v. Isa

The 35,600-ton Polsteam bulk carrier m.v. Isa is now on her way across the Atlantic from Montreal to Hamburg. After discharge, she will set course for IJmuiden, near Amsterdam, where she is due to arrive during the week of October 28. Her next cargo will be Tata Steel for the Great Lakes ports of Cleveland and Burns Harbor and she has a few cabins available for passengers.

RMS St Helena Withdrawing from Service

Monday, October 9th, 2017

RMS St Helena“With the start of scheduled passenger flights to St Helena on 14 October 2017 providing the main passenger access to the Island, the RMS St Helena will be withdrawn from service,” SHL said. (

Around The World In 77 Days By CMA CGM: From Houston, Mobile, New Orleans, Miami, Jacksonville, Via Singapore, Hong Kong & China

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The latest news brings better tidings for those looking for a single ship round the world voyage. For North Americans, such voyages will now be available from Houston, Mobile, New Orleans, Miami and Jacksonville, as well as from the Mexican port of Ensenada, near San Diego.

Three More APL Ships To Carry Passengers, Each Equipped With Two Double-Bedded Owners Cabins

Friday, September 29th, 2017

After the news last week that four APL ships were now accepting passengers The Cruise People Ltd are pleased to announce three more, bringing the number of APL passenger-carrying container ships to seven. One of the three newly-added ships sails Transpacific while the other two carry passengers only locally within Europe.

The APL Name Returns To The Cargo-Passenger Trades – Four Ships To Start With, More Likely To Follow

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

The Cruise People booked their first APL passenger this morning, from Australia to Singapore on the APL Gwangyang, and are starting on their second, a possible 119-day round voyage booking on the APL Danube, serving the Columbus Jax route between Los Angeles and the US East Coast, both ways via the Suez Canal.

New Fast CMA CGM Cargo-Passenger Service From Southampton to Singapore and Thailand, With Connections to Australia

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Good news has come our way today from CMA CGM, which is instituting a new Southeast Asia service from Southamptoton and Rotterdam. With a 56-day round voyage, typical transit times are 25 days from Southampton to Singapore, 28 days to Laem Chebang, the port for Bangkok. (

Liverpool-Philadelphia Cargo-Passenger Service Back To Weekly

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

With her first passenger sailing in October, the Independent Venture will rejoin the Independent Container Line route between Antwerp and Liverpool in Europe and Chester PA and Wilmington NC in America. The Independent Venture can accommodate up to six passengers in an Owners and two Double cabins, and joins the passenger service on October 4 at Antwerp and October 7 at Liverpool.

CMA CGM Tosca Offers Short Western Med Cargo Ship Cruises From Malta (17 nights) And Genoa (11 nights)

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

New Western Med cruising possibilites are offered by CMA CGM’s Medex service, which serves the Middle East and Sub-Continent. As passengers are not allowed beyond Suez on this route, the CMA CGM Tosca is able to offer a choice of two shorter round voyage itineraries from Malta and Genoa.

Two Asia – South America Cargo-Passenger Routes Reinstated After Recent Ship Changes At CMA CGM

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

With all the ship and route changes occurring at CMA CGM this year two South America-Asia routes that had not recently been available have now been revived. One route (ACSA2) connects Chinese ports, Hong Kong and Taiwan with Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Peru and Chile while the other route (SEAS) connects Singapore, Hong Kong and Chinese ports with Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.

Travelers Celebrate Culture at Marquesan Festival 2017 as part of the Aranui 5 Journey

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Aranui 5Travelers aboard the one-of-a-kind passenger-freighter vessel, the Aranui, will have the opportunity to attend the Marquesan Festival as part of voyage 19 (departing Dec. 14, 2017). (more…)

All Change On The Europe-Australia Cargo-Passenger Routes (Again)

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

In April 2016, we announced six new ships, five from CMA CGM, the 10-passenger CMA CGM Bellini and her sister ships CMA CGM Chopin, Mozart, Puccini and Rossini and one from NSB, the 7-passenger MSC Monterey, for the Europe-Australia route from London Gateway via Suez to Australian ports.

Container Ship m.v. Widukind’s Charter Exended On The Europe To Australia & New Zealand Cargo-Passenger Route via Panama

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The Cruise People is pleased to announce a six-month charter extension on the m.v. Widukind, running from Tilbury via Rotterdam, Dunkirk and Le Havre to the US East Coast, the Pacific islands of Tahiti and New Caledonia and on to Australia and New Zealand.

CMA CGM Reinstates French West Indies Line Cargo-Passenger Service

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

This spring we announced that CMA CGM had moved its four 12-passenger “Fort” class cargo ships from the French West Indies Line to the Eastern Caribbean Service. Now, however, the same ships are being moved back to the original service for which they were built.

New CMA CGM And NSB Services Make Singapore Into A Hub For Australia, Europe and Indian Ocean Cargo-Passenger Services

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

With CMA CGM’s addition of four passenger-carrying container ships to the AAX Singapore-Port Kelang-Fremantle-Sydney-Melbourne-Adelaide-Fremantle-Singapore service and the addition of the Buxhansa to Singapore-Reunion-Tanzania-Maurtius-Singapore service by NSB, more connections are available over the major Southeast Asian port.

NSB’s Buxhansa Opens 56-Day Indian Ocean & East Africa Service

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

NSB Freighter Cruises advised today (May 24th) that the m.v. Buxhansa has joined a new Southeast Asia – Indian Ocean – East Africa – Southeast Asia service, with the following port rotation: Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas – Pointe des Galets, Reunion – Tamatave, Madagascar – Maputo, Mozambique – Beira, Mozambique – Nacala, Mozambique – Port Louis, Mauritius – Singapore.

Salerno Exchange Port For Israel For Passengers From The US, Transatlantic By CMA CGM And Transmed by Grimaldi Lines

Friday, May 19th, 2017

With an increase in the number of passenger-carrying container ships working CMA CGM’s Amerigo Express Transatlantic service to four, Salerno has become the new exchange port for Israeli-bound passengers from the US.

Aranui 5 Announces 2018 Schedule for a Bucket List Adventure Through the Remote Marquesas Islands

Friday, May 12th, 2017

The Aranui 5The one-of-a-kind, passenger-freighter ship to paradise, the Aranui 5, has released is 2018 sailing schedule with a total of 19 departures. (more…)

New Southeast Asia /Australia Cargo-Passenger Service Opened With Four Former Round The World Container Ships

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

CMA CGM subsidiary Australian National Line has opened a new Southeast Asia / Australia passenger service using four 5,100 TEU container ships transferred in from the Pacific Express 3 round-the-world service to join the AAX service.

Travel From North America To Japan By Sea – New Cargo-Passenger Route From CMA CGM Features 355 sq ft VIP Suites On One Ship

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

With the annoucement by CMA CGM of its new Columbus PNW service, North America is regaining a regular sea travel connection to Japan. Effective this spring, three French-flag ships will be sailing from Seattle and Vancouver to Yokohama on a regular basis. As other carriers have been turning down Japan-bound travellers this will be a first of a kind for Japan for several years.

Los Angeles And Oakland Gain CMA CGM Columbus Loop Cargo-Passenger Route While Seattle And Vancouver Get A Branch Line

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Until recently, the well-known Columbus Loop service ran from the North American East Coast to Asia via the Cape of Good Hope and on to Seattle and Vancouver, with return to New York via Asia and Suez.

The South Pacific is calling as Aranui releases 2018 French Polynesian Cruise Schedule

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The Aranui 5Aranui 5, the passenger-cum-cargo ship which departs every three weeks from Papeete in Tahiti to visit the Tuamotu Archipelago, Bora Bora in the Society Islands, and the world’s most remote archipelago, the Marquesas, has released details of its Polynesian cruise programme for 2018. (more…)

CMA CGM’s Amerigo Express Now Offers Four Container Ships And Liberty Bridge One For 29 Passenger Berths On The North Atlantic

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

With two ships being transferred in from its Liberty Bridge service and two more from Pacific Express 3, CMA CGM’s Amerigo Express service is now up to four passenger-carrying ships running between Mediterranean ports and US ports between New York and Miami.

New Canaries Cargo-Passenger Service Between Antwerp And Las Palmas By The Tim S – 10 Days Each Way

Friday, March 24th, 2017

For years now, since Safmarine’s “Big Whites” disappeared, passengers have sought a means of travelling by sea to and from the Canary Islands. But cargo ships have only offered round trip voyages between north Europe and the islands.

Spirit of Lisbon Added To The Liberty Bridge Transatlantic Service: Passengers Carried Only Between Bremerhaven And New York

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Rickmers’ 50,249 dwt tonne Spirit of Lisbon (aside) has recently been added to the CMA CGM Liberty Bridge Transatlantic service and is offering the Owners Cabin (260 sq ft) and one Single cabin (170 sq ft) for passages.

New Fortnightly Round-Trip Cargo-Passenger Cruise From Liverpool to Portugal

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

The Cruise People Ltd is pleased to announce a new fortnightly cargo-passenger service from Liverpool to Dublin and Bristol, Leixoes, Algeciras and Setubal with a return call at Leixoes on the northbound voyage. Two Single Suites, £1,210 Each For 14 days.

Maurice Bligh to Lecture on Aranui 5 This November

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

The Aranui 5Aranui has recently announced that inventor and historian Maurice Bligh will sail on the November 7, 2017 voyage of the Aranui 5, telling of the travels of his great-great-grandfather, Vice-Admiral William Bligh of the HMS Bounty, to fellow travelers on board. (

RMS St Helena Book & DVD available now

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

A book capturing the amazing story of the history and life on board this unique ship has just been published. (more…)

RMS St Helena Sailing Schedule extended until February 2018

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

RMS St HelenaWe’re delighted to inform you that there are further opportunities to travel onboard the majestic RMS St Helena as the schedule has now been extended until February 2018.

Give A Piece Of Paradise This Holiday Season With An Exotic Aranui 5 Cruise

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The Aranui 5Those looking to give an extraordinary gift this holiday season can surprise a loved one with an adventure through the virtually untouched Marquesas islands aboard the Aranui 5, French Polynesia’s passenger-freighter vessel. (more…)

Aranui 5 Announces Onboard Credit on Selected 2017 Departures to French Polynesia

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The Aranui 5Travelling around the most remote group of islands in French Polynesia on board a working cargo ship has become even more appealing, following the unusual announcement by Aranui 5 that it is offering a 300 euros per person onboard credit on selected 2017 departures. (more…)

Aranui 5 to offer a traditional Polynesian tattoo carried out by a native artist

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

One of the joys of taking a cruise on board the Aranui 5, is the opportunity to become immersed in Polynesian culture as the ship docks at some of the most remote islands in the world. (more…)

Aranui 5 – The Freighter to Paradise – offers discounts on selected 2017 departures to Exotic French Polynesia

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

The Aranui 5The Aranui 5, dubbed ‘the freighter to paradise’ and the only vessel to travel the 2,200-mile trip from Papeete in Tahiti to all six inhabited Marquesas Islands in the remotest inhabited archipelago in the world, is offering discounts on two of its 2017 departures.  (more…)