Posts Tagged ‘Freighter Cruises’

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. (travelagentcentral.com)

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. (handyshippingguide.com)

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.

Aranui 5 Arrives in New Home Port of Papeete, Tahiti First Voyage Dec. 12, 2015 Through Marquesas Islands

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Aranui 5The 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…)

Freighter Ship Aranui 5 Arrives in Tahiti for Upgraded Cargo Cruises

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

The Aranui 5Cargo cruising has received an upgrade with the arrival of Aranui 5, a custom-built, dual-purpose freighter and passenger ship with more comfortable cabins and recreational facilities. (cruisecritic.com)

Aranui 5 To Make Maiden Voyage Dec. 12, 2015 Through Marquesas Islands Of French Polynesia

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

The Aranui 5French 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…)

Why Travelers Are Choosing Cargo Ships Over Cruise Ships

Friday, October 30th, 2015

The CMA CGM Marseille (Courtesy of CMA)Travelers who want to travel the world by sea have a new option: voyage by cargo ship. There’s even a cargo ship that goes to Tahiti. (abcnews.go.com)

Grimaldi Lines Introduce New Cargo-Passenger Service Between Civitavecchia (Rome), Baltimore and Halifax NS

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

One of the Grimaldi Lines' cargo-passenger ships for the Mediterranean areaBack in January, Grimaldi Lines, one of the world’s largest ro-ro operators with a fleet of more than 100 ships, launched a direct service from Civitavecchia, near Rome, to Baltimore and Halifax, the first direct car carrier connection between the Mediterranean and North America.

RMS St Helena announces Final Voyages as The new airport on St Helena opens its runways in 2016

Monday, September 28th, 2015

RMS St HelenaThe new airport on St Helena opens its runways in 2016, and this is when our wonderful Royal Mail ship, The RMS St Helena, will hang up her hat. (more…)

RMS St Helena Launched New Website

Monday, September 28th, 2015

RMS St HelenaAndrew Weir Shipping is delighted to announce their new look website for The RMS St Helena. (more…)

MSC Monterey Now Booking Passengers On MSC’s Australia Express Service From London Gateway To Australian Ports Via Suez

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

NSB’s MSC Monterey, one of several container ships it has on charter to MSC, is to join the new Australia Express Service, sailing from Europe to Australia via Suez and the Indian Ocean, with calls at Mauritius and Réunion on the southbound leg and Singapore and Colombo on the return.

French Asia Line 23 Comes To Felixstowe With Passenger Space To Malaysia, China And Vietnam, And Fast Return From Malaysia

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

News has come this week that the new French Asia Line 23 (a combination of the old French Asia Line 2 and French Asia Line 3) will run from Felixtsowe in the UK, while French Asia Line 2 had formerly departed from Southampton.