French Polynesia’s one-of-a-kind passenger-freighter cruise, the Aranui 5 has a limited number of staterooms available on sailings for the Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 voyages for guests looking for a last-minute holiday getaway.
The following last-minute notice has been received from Grimaldi Lines’ passenger office in Naples: “We are able to offer 6 cabins, 5 DE 1 EM, from Northern Europe (Hamburg July 15th, Antwerp July 18th, Liverpool July 21st) to Halifax / Baltimore / Newark.”
In April, CMA CGM opened its new Independence Bridge service between the US East Coast, New York, Southampton and Continental Europe. Of five ships engaged in the service, two, the CMA CGM Alcazar and CMA CGM Chateau d’If, offer a double-bedded Owners cabin and a Single cabin, with space for three passengers.
CMA CGM subsidiary APL has placed six 2012-built 10,600 TEU container vessels into the Columbus PNW Service, with passenger sailings now being offered weekly. The APL Barcelona, APL Dublin, APL Paris, APL Qingdao, APL Southampton and APL Yangshan now all sail between Seattle and Vancouver in North America and the Chinese ports of Yantian (for Hong Kong), Xiamen, Ningbo and Shanghai plus Pusan.
Three Hamburg shipowners operate four ships in the Independent Container Line’s weekly service from Liverpool to Philadelphia (Chester PA). The Independent Venture and Independent Voyager (left) each carry five passengers and the Independent Pursuit and Independent Spirit two each.
Peter Doehle’s 65,740-ton deadweight container ship Barbara has been assigned to a new cargo-passenger route between Southampton, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp and Le Havre, by way of Savannah, Cartagena and the Panama Canal, to Puerto Quetzal, Long Beach, Oakland, Tacoma and Vancouver BC.
The newly-built 52,000 dwt ton Peter Doehle-owned container ship Polar Chile has now entered service in the EMCS trade between London, Continental ports and Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia. Ports of call are Antwerp, London and Hamburg and thence to Altamira and Veracruz in Mexico, Puerto Moin in Costa Rica and Cartagena in Colombia, after which the ship returns to north Europe with a call at Marin-Ponevedra in Spain.
The 254-passenger dual-purpose Aranui 5 has released its 2019 sailing schedule, offering 20 departures destined to top even the most discerning travelers’ bucket lists. Following its off-the-beaten-path concept, Aranui is also launching two special voyages to the remote Pitcairn Island to kick off the year.
Effective with the departures of February 19 and March 19, 2018, we are pleased to be able to offer a new passenger service to the US East Coast and back from Colombia. The passenger service is offered by the Peter Doehle-owned 34,250-ton Hammonia Emden and Hammonia Husum, each capable of carrying 2,556 TEU of containers and three passengers.
The RMS St Helena will depart on her final voyage from St Helena Island on Feb. 10, 2018, according to a prepared statement. The vessel is only one of two in the world still to carry the title of Royal Mail Ship. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The Cruise People Ltd is happy to announce a new cargo-passenger service between Europe and North America with five new ACL vessels called the G4’s. All delivered over the past two years to Grimaldi Lines subsidiary ACL, these ships will now offer a weekly fixed day of the week passenger service between Hamburg, Antwerp and Liverpool in Europe and Halifax, New York and Baltimore in North America.
Another shoe dropped this Friday following the December 1 acquisition of Hamburg-Süd by AP Moller (Maersk Line), with Hamburg-Süd announcing the end of its passenger services between North America and Australasia. These services have been offered since 1971, when Hamburg-Süd division Columbus Line became one of the first container lines to carry passengers.