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Overseas Sailings to and from Australia & New Zealand


                                      Freighter Pricing Guide:  Budget about $135 (about £90) per person per day plus any dues and taxes.

1. Cruise & Maritime Voyages - Direct Australia Liner Voyages


Cruise & Maritime Voyages' 590-berth 20,606-ton ASTOR operates in the Australian winter (Austral summer) market. The ship will perform a southbound voyage from Tilbury to Sydney via Panama in October 2016 and a northbound voyage from Fremantle to Tilbury on March 15, 2017. In addition, in early 2017, CMV's 1,250-berth 46,058-ton MAGELLAN will operate a round-the-world cruise from Tilbury via Australia that will offer one-way legs to and from Sydney.

m.v. ASTOR - Fremantle (March 16, 2016) to Tilbury (April 23, 2016) via Cape Town

Itinerary:  Fremantle - Mauritius - Réunion - Durban - Mossel Bay - Cape Town - Walvis Bay -  St Helena - Ascension - Casablanca - Lisbon - Tilbury (38 days).  From £2,969 per person outside and £2,449 per person inside. Please note that this sailing is now on waitlist.

m.v. ASTOR - Tilbury (October 16, 2016) to Fremantle  (December 16, 2016) via Panama

Itinerary:  Tilbury -  Madeira - Antigua - St Lucia - Barbados - Transit Panama Canal - Balboa - Acapulco - Nuku Hiva -  Papeeté - Moorea - Auckland - Sydney (46 days) - Adelaide - Kangaroo Island - Fremantle (54 days). From £3,285 per person outside and £2,690 per person inside to Sydney. From £3,855 per person outside and £3,155 per person inside to Fremantle.

m.v. MAGELLAN - Tilbury (January 5, 2017) to Sydney (December 2, 2015) via Panama

Itinerary:  Tilbury -  Amsterdam - Ponta Delgada - Barbados - Curacao - Aruba -  Cristobal - Transit Panama Canal - Balboa - Acapulco - Nuku Hiva -  Papeeté - Bora Bora - Rarotonga - Auckland - Wellington - Sydney (49 days) . From £4,699 per person outside and £3,399 per person inside.

m.v. MAGELLAN - Sydney (February 23, 2017) to Tilbury (May 5, 2017) via Suez

Itinerary:  Sydney - Hamilton Island - Townsville - Cairns - Darwin - Ko,odo - Bali - Semarang - Jakarta - Brunei - Kota Kinabaalu -  - Manila - Hong Kong - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City - Singapore - Port Kelang - Phuket - Chennai - Colombo - Male - Salalah - Safaga - Aqaba - Ashdodo - Piraeus - Malte - Gibraltar -  L isbon - Tilbury (71 days).  From £6,829 per person outside and £4,899 per person inside.

m.v. ASTOR - Fremantle (March 15, 2017) to Tilbury (April 5, 2017) via Cape Town

Itinerary:  Fremantle - Mauritius - Réunion - Durban - Mossel Bay - Cape Town - Walvis Bay -  St Helena - Ascension - Las Palmas - Casablanca - Lisbon - Tilbury (39 days).  From £2,785 per person outside and £2,280 per person inside.

Call +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail for availability.


2.  Europe - Australia and New Zealand Direct Cargo Ships


Direct service to or from Europe is no longer available through either Panama or Suez. Until full direct service is available once more we recommend connecting to and from Europe via the Hamburg-Süd service between Philadelphia and Charleston and ports in Australia and New Zealand (see Item 3 below, full US visa required). Alternately, it is possible to book liner voyages with Cruise & Maritime Voyages (see Item 1 above). However, we do have two special voyages by NSB'S MSC ILONA (but do book now to obtain space).

m.v. MSC ILONA - London (February 21, 2016) to Australia via Suez

m/v MSC ILONA (1 Owners cabin, 1 Double and 1 Single cabin, swimming pool, maximum 5 passengers), 85,890 tons.

Itinerary:  London - Antwerp - Le Havre - Fos sur Mer - La Spezia - Naples - Gioia Tauro - Suez Canal - Port Louis (Mauritius) - Pointe des Galets (Réunion) - Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide - Fremantle - Singapore - Colombo - King Abdullah - Suez Canal - Valencia - London (91 days). Departure from Sydney on or about April 4 for Europe.

Call +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail for availability.


3.  US East Coast - Australia - New Zealand with Hamburg-Süd


Hamburg Süd offers a round voyage from the US East Coast. Half a dozen ships, SPIRIT OF AUCKLAND, SPIRIT OF MELBOURNE, SPIRIT OF OAKLAND, SPIRIT OF SHANGHAI, SPIRIT OF SINGAPORE and SPIRIT OF SYDNEY, now carry passengers out and back via Panama, turning at Philadelphia. These ships do not call on the Pacific islands.

Itinerary: Philadelphia, Charleston (USA), Cartagena, Panama Canal, Balboa, Auckland (New Zealand), Sydney and Melbourne (Australia), Timaru, Port Chalmers, Napier, Tauranga and Auckland (New Zealand) and return by way of Manzanillo (Panama) and Cartagena to Philadelphia (70 days).

Note: Because cargo ships are not included in the US visa waiver program, non-US and Canadian citizens need a full US visa to travel on these routes.


4.  US & Canadian West Coast - Australia - New Zealand with Hamburg-Süd


Hamburg Süd offers round voyages from the US and Canadian West Coasts, with the CAP CAPRICORN, carrying four passengers to Australia and New Zealand and the ANL BINDAREE, carrying two, out to Australia and New Zealand and coming back by way of Tahiti and/or Mexico.

Itinerary [ANL Bindaree]: Oakland and Los Angeles (USA), Sydney and Melbourne (Australia), Tauranga (New Zealand) and return by way of Papeete (Tahiti) and Ensenada (Mexico) to Oakland and Los Angeles (49 days).

Itinerary [Cap Capricorn]: Oakland and Los Angeles (USA), Auckland (New Zealand), Melbourne and Sydney (Australia), Tauranga (New Zealand) and return direct to Oakland and Los Angeles (49 days).

Note: Because cargo ships are not included in the US visa waiver program, non-residents of North America will need a full US visa to travel on these routes.


5. P&O Cruises Australia  - Singapore to and from Australia


P&O Cruises Australia will be offering various connecting cruises between Singapore and Australian ports that can be used as connecting voyages for overlanders seeking to reach Australia. Equally, a fast 20-day cargo-passenger connection is now available from Port Kelang to Southampton with CMA CGM. 

Voyages from Singapore to Australia

m.v. PACIFIC EDEN - Singapore (August 27, 2016) to Cairns (September 10, 2016)

Itinerary:  Singapore - Fremantle - Bali - Makassar - Komodo - Makassar - Dili - Darwin - Cooktown - Cairns (14 nights).

m.v. OVATION OF THE SEAS - from Singapore (November 30, 2016) to Fremantle and Sydney *

Itinerary:  Singapore - Fremantle (6 nights) - Adelaide - Hobart - Sydney  (15 nights).

m.v. PACIFIC EDEN - Singapore (August 15, 2017) to Cairns (September 1, 2017)

Itinerary:  Singapore - Fremantle - Bali - Makassar - Komodo - Makassar - Dili - Darwin - Cooktown - Cairns (14 nights).

m.v. PACIFIC PEARL - Singapore (August 16, 2017) to Sydney (September 2, 2017)

Itinerary:  Singapore - Fremantle - Bali -  Komodo - Dili - Darwin - Cooktown - Cairns - Whitsunday - Brisbane - Sydney  (16 nights).

Voyages from Australia to Singapore

m.v. PACIFIC EDEN - Fremantle (July 18, 2016) to Singapore (July 30, 2016)

Itinerary:  Fremantle - Komodo - Makassar - Lombok - Bali - Probilinggo - Jakarta - Singapore (12 nights).

m.v. PACIFIC DAWN - Brisbane (February 4, 2017) to Singapore (February 18, 2017)

Itinerary:  Brisbane - Port Douglas - Darwin - Dili - Komodo - Bali - Singapore (12 nights).

m.v. PACIFIC EDEN - Fremantle (June12, 2017) to Singapore (June 24, 2017)

Itinerary:  Fremantle - Komodo - Makassar - Lombok - Bali - Probilinggo - Jakarta - Singapore (12 nights).

* In addition to the P&O connections, we have the following special sailing from Singapore to Australia in November 2016:

m.v. OVATION OF THE SEAS - from Singapore (November 30, 2016):  Singapore - Fremantle (6 nights) - Adelaide - Hobart - Sydney  (15 nights). This special exclusive charter by Cruiseco is bookable through The Cruise People Ltd.


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6.  Asia - Australia - New Zealand with French and German Owners


We offer round voyages between Asia and New Zealand, with the eight-passenger CMA CGM PUGET and two-passenger HS BEETHOVEN, operating between Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Brisbane and five New Zealand ports (returning via New Caledonia). Singapore is presently served by the 4-passenger BELLA.

Itinerary [CMA CGM Puget and HS Beethoven]: Hong Kong, Shekou, Keelung, Shanghai, Ningbo, Chiwan, Kaohsiung, Brisbane, Auckland, Port Chalmers, Lyttelton, Napier, Tauranga, Noumea and Hong Kong (49 days). Australian visa required.

Itinerary [Bella] until May 2016: Singapore, Jakarta, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Bluff, Port Chalmers, Timaru, Lyttelton, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland, Brisbane, Tanjung Pelepas and Singapore (49 days). Australian visa required.


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