Tagged: Freighter Cruises

ACL Delays Re-Opening North Atlantic Passenger Service Until Late 2020; Remaining Capacity Is Limited So Act Now To Sail This Year!

The 12-berth Atlantic Star and  sister ships are now wait-listing passengers for 2021 crossingsOn Friday 22nd May ACL parent Grimaldi Lines announced at its Naples passenger office that “it has been decided to suspend passenger service on ACL, G4 vessels until the end of 2020.” After several weeks of valiantly trying to maintain its weekly passenger service between Hamburg, Antwerp and Liverpool and Halifax, New York and Baltimore, the complications caused by Covid-19 have finally made it impossible to continue.

NSB’s Conti Annapurna Allows Easy ESTA Entry To The USA From Far East Ports In China, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong

The Conti Annapurna was built in 2004 and can accommodate 10 passengersThe entry of the 101,662-ton deadweight container shp Conti Annapurna to Ocean Network Express’s EC-1 TranspacifIc East Coast service alllows holders of ESTA’s (as opposed to full B1/B2 visas, can enter the US at Savannah, Jacksonville, Charleston or Norfok on her round voyages to and from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong and Hong Kong. (thecruisepeople.wordpress.com)

Aranui Reveals First Non-Freighter Leisure Cruise Ship, AraMana, in South Pacific

AraMana (Rendering, January 2020)Aranui Cruises has revealed details of a new 280-passenger cruise ship, its first dedicated leisure cruising vessel, that will join Aranui 5 in the South Pacific from mid-2022. The Tahitian cruise line will name the new vessel AraMana rather than Aranui 6 because it will not be a dual freight and passenger vessel like its predecessors, Aranui Cruises regional representative Laurent Wong explained. (cruisecritic.com)

Two More Great Lakes Sailings From Amsterdam/IJmuiden For 2019, Plus An Eastbound Sailing From Montreal to Ghent

Two More Great Lakes Sailings From Amsterdam/IJmuiden For 2019, Plus An Eastbound Sailing From Montreal to GhentPolish Steamship Company have announced that there will be two more sailings this year from IJmuiden. Destination ports will be Cleveland, Ohio, and Burns Harbor, Indiana and full service details and passage fares are available here. Both vessels feature an Owners Cabin on the Bridge Deck plus double and single cabins.

Direct Europe-Australia Cargo-Passenger Service Is Back With Four Ships From CMA CGM : UK / Europe / Med / Mauritius / Australia

The 10-passenger CMA CGM Rhone is one of four ships that now carry travellers to and from Australia in the Nemo Line service (Photo credit Shipspotting.com)We are pleased to announce the return of CMA CGM to the Europe-Australia route along with the 10-passenger CMA CGM Rhone and three 4-passenger ships (with two Owners Cabins each), the APL Danube, APL Detroit and APL Phoenix, from APL. These ships have now entered Europe-Australia route from London Gateway via Suez to Australian ports, in what is called the North Europe Mediterranean Oceania Express (Nemo) Line.

Aranui 5 Announces 2021 Schedule With Three New Discovery Voyages

The Aranui 5The 254-passenger Aranui 5 deluxe cruise has released its 2021 sailing schedule, offering 21 departures throughout the year. In addition to its traditional Marquesas Islands route, Aranui has added three new discovery voyages, including expeditions to the Gambier-Pitcairn Islands, Austral-Cook Islands and Society-Tuamotu Islands. (more…)



New Seattle-Vancouver Cargo-Passenger Service Via Suez: PNW, Far East, Israel And Black Sea On Zim Ontario And Zim San Francisco

The 6-passenger NSB sister ships Zim San Francsco and Zim Ontario have recently changed from Zim Lines’ Halifax – Panama – Hong Kong run to a new route between Seattle and Vancouver, China and Malaysia, Suez, Israel and the Black Sea. These are the only ships in the Zim fleet to carry [assengers and offer two very long round voyages that can also be booked one-way as part of a round-the-world itinerary.



Anzex Is Back For Passengers Travelling To And From New Zealand, With Connections To And From The USA And Europe Via China

Last year, on December 1, Maersk Line purchased Hamburg-Sued and closed down the German line’s passenger services. One of the areas worst affected by this was New Zealand, which lost its passenger service from both coasts of North America. Service to and from Europe had closed earlier when the ships serving that route had changed.

CMA CGM: Seven Ships – Round The World In 83 Days Via Panama And Singapore – Between US Or Caribbean Ports And Asia

CMA CGM has just extended the duration of its PEX 2 and PEX 3 Round-the-World services from 77 days to 83 days. The PEX 2 service features two 8-berth ships, the CMA CGM Jacques Joseph and CMA CGM Lisa Marie via Mexico and the Caribbean and PEX 3, five ships via the US Gulf and Florida, of which the CMA CGM Cendrillon and CMA CGM La Scala are 7-berth ships, the CMA CGM Lamartine and CMA CGM Maupassant are 6-berth ships and the APL Scotland carries one passenger only.

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