Posts Tagged ‘Freighter Cruises’

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…)

Last Minute Polsteam Cargo Ship With Open Cabins From Amsterdam To The Great Lakes, Second Half September, From $1,640 Plus Taxes

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

For those wanting to return to North America this autumn by sea, or sail into the Great Lakes we have an extra sailing by Polsteam’s m.v. Isadora, scheduled from Amsterdam/IJmuiden for Cleveland, Ohio, and Burns Harbor, Indiana, in the second half of Septober.

Enjoy Unparalleled Adventure To The Marquesas Islands Aboard Aranui 5 With 10% Discounts

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The Aranui 5Travelers looking for a unique vacation experience can take advantage of the 10% savings on the June 8 – 21, 2017 sailing aboard the Aranui 5, the one-of-a-kind cruise to the exotic Marquesas Islands. In addition, seniors can enjoy an exclusive 10% discount on the Sep 30 – Oct 13, 2017 voyage. (more…)

Around The World In 77 Days By CMA CGM: From Houston, Mobile, Miami and Jacksonville

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

The latest news from CMA CGM brings good tidings for those looking for a single voyage round the world. Round-the-world voyages will now be available from Houston, Mobile, Miami and Jacksonville, which has not been available since Rickmers stopped carrying passengers through the Suez Canal in 2011.

CMA CGM Expands North Atlantic Passenger Capacity On Its Liberty Bridge and Victory Bridge Services

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

The CMA CGM Jamaica (which has a swimming pool)CMA CGM’s changing deployments are going to add significant passenger capacity to the Transatlantic business, where it is often difficult to get space.

CMA CGM’s New Kingston Container Terminal Could Presage A Return Of Cargo-Passenger Routes To And From Jamaica

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Jamaica. Historic Falmouth: the Court HouseCMA CGM’s intention to make Kingston, Jamaica, into a Caribbean hub port has raised the possibility of a revival of a regular passenger links between Europe and Jamaica as well as service between Jamaica and the Far East.

Around The World In 84 Days By CMA CGM Container Ship From Ensenada, Mexico, or Caucedo, Dominican Republic, Via Ports In Asia

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Our latest update from CMA CGM brings some good news for those looking for a single voyage round the world, something that has not been available since Rickmers stopped carrying passengers through the Suez Canal.

Sale of One of the Last RMS Freight and Passenger Ships Stirs Memories of St Helena

Monday, April 25th, 2016

RMS St HelenaIt is a fact of life that some stories spark the imagination more than the usual freight trade related tales and press releases and this was certainly the case when earlier this month we published the up and coming sale of one of the last two passenger and cargo ships still working which bear the prestigious ‘RMS’ prefix. (

Aranui Increases 2017 Departures for the New Deluxe passenger-freighter Ship

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

The Aranui 5The recently launched Aranui 5 deluxe passenger-freighter ship is increasing its scheduled departures for 2017 with two additional voyages to accommodate traveler demand. (more…)

Passenger Capacity To Australia Tripled As CMA CGM Mozart and CMA CGM Rossini Join CMA CGM Bellini On London-Sydney Route

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

The only direct cargo-passenger service between Europe and Australia in recent months has been a single-ship service by the 10-passenger CMA CGM Bellini, but we now have good news for travellers to and from Australia.

Good News For Sea Travellers Between Europe And Australia – Last Minute Voyage Possibilities On Board CMA CGM Bellini And MSC Ilona

Monday, February 15th, 2016

While a regular direct service between Australia and Europe has not been available recently through either Panama or Suez, we now have good news for cargo ship passengers wanting to travel through Suez.

Grimaldi Lines Announces Rome To Baltimore Passenger Dates

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Grimaldi Lines last year announced a new cargo-passenger service between Civitavecchia (for Rome) and Baltimore, which will eventually also serve Halifax and Antwerp.

New Connection To Australia: Container Ship Europe To Port Kelang Then P&O Australia Cruise Ship Between Singapore And Australia

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Now that direct cargo-passenger service is no longer available between Europe and Australia, and Singapore has become a base port for P&O Cruises Australia, we will be using P&O Australia to offer connecting services between Singapore and Australian ports.

Once-Only Voyage From Europe To South America By The MSC Flaminia As She Repositions To The US East Coast-South America Run

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

The passenger-carrying container ship MSC Flaminia will change service, leaving Northern Europe for the East Coast of South America in late January for a single voyage before phasing into the US East Coast – South America East Coast route with sister ship MSC Geneva.

New Monthly California-Europe Cargo-Passenger Service Begins Between Long Beach and Oakland And European Ports

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

The NSB container ships MSC Cordoba and MSC Monterey are phasing in to MSC’s “USA West Coast Express” service with immediate effect. The full round voyage is 56 days, and while other ports can also be booked, as examples the voyage from Felixstowe to Long Beach is 26 days while that from Oakland to Felixstowe is 28 days.