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.
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 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.
The 35,600-ton Polsteam bulk carrier m.v. Isa is now on her way across the Atlantic from Montreal to Hamburg. After discharge, she will set course for IJmuiden, near Amsterdam, where she is due to arrive during the week of October 28. Her next cargo will be Tata Steel for the Great Lakes ports of Cleveland and Burns Harbor and she has a few cabins available for passengers.
The latest news brings better tidings for those looking for a single ship round the world voyage. For North Americans, such voyages will now be available from Houston, Mobile, New Orleans, Miami and Jacksonville, as well as from the Mexican port of Ensenada, near San Diego.
After the news last week that four APL ships were now accepting passengers The Cruise People Ltd are pleased to announce three more, bringing the number of APL passenger-carrying container ships to seven. One of the three newly-added ships sails Transpacific while the other two carry passengers only locally within Europe.
This epic southbound voyage provides an opportunity to visit some of the places that you thought you might never get a chance to visit – all in one outstanding itinerary. Sailing from the UK to Australia you will visit the West Indies, navigate the Panama Canal, call on Acapulco in Mexico, discover island paradises of the South Pacific, be enthralled by New Zealand’s dramatic scenery; and complete your voyage in amazing Sydney.
The Cruise People booked their first APL passenger this morning, from Australia to Singapore on the APL Gwangyang, and are starting on their second, a possible 119-day round voyage booking on the APL Danube, serving the Columbus Jax route between Los Angeles and the US East Coast, both ways via the Suez Canal.
Good news has come our way today from CMA CGM, which is instituting a new Southeast Asia service from Southamptoton and Rotterdam. With a 56-day round voyage, typical transit times are 25 days from Southampton to Singapore, 28 days to Laem Chebang, the port for Bangkok. (thecruisepeople.wordpress.com)
With her first passenger sailing in October, the Independent Venture will rejoin the Independent Container Line route between Antwerp and Liverpool in Europe and Chester PA and Wilmington NC in America. The Independent Venture can accommodate up to six passengers in an Owners and two Double cabins, and joins the passenger service on October 4 at Antwerp and October 7 at Liverpool.
New Western Med cruising possibilites are offered by CMA CGM’s Medex service, which serves the Middle East and Sub-Continent. As passengers are not allowed beyond Suez on this route, the CMA CGM Tosca is able to offer a choice of two shorter round voyage itineraries from Malta and Genoa.