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.
Posts Tagged ‘Freighter Cruises’
Los Angeles And Oakland Gain CMA CGM Columbus Loop Cargo-Passenger Route While Seattle And Vancouver Get A Branch LineWednesday, March 29th, 2017
Aranui 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 AtlanticSaturday, 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.
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 YorkFriday, 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.
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.
A book capturing the amazing story of the history and life on board this unique ship has just been published. (more…)
Those 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…)
Travelling 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…)
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 PolynesiaThursday, September 15th, 2016
The 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 TaxesWednesday, 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.
Travelers 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…)
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.
Around The World In 84 Days By CMA CGM Container Ship From Ensenada, Mexico, or Caucedo, Dominican Republic, Via Ports In AsiaWednesday, 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.
It 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. (handyshippingguide.com)
The 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 RouteTuesday, 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 IlonaMonday, 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 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 AustraliaTuesday, 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 RunSaturday, 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 PortsMonday, 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.
Aranui 5 Arrives in New Home Port of Papeete, Tahiti First Voyage Dec. 12, 2015 Through Marquesas IslandsFriday, November 20th, 2015
The brand new 254-passenger Aranui 5 passenger-freighter ship, has arrived to its home port of Papeete, Tahiti and is scheduled for its inaugural sailing on Dec. 12, 2015. The new ship is a custom-built, dual-purpose vessel that sails from Tahiti to the Marquesas, Tuamotu and Society Islands in French Polynesia on a 14-day all-inclusive itinerary. (more…)
French Polynesia’s renowned passenger-freighter ship, Aranui is preparing to launch a brand new ship, Aranui 5, with its maiden voyage on Dec. 12, 2015, which coincides with the Marquesas Art Festival, scheduled Dec. 16 – 19, 2015. (more…)