Overseas Sailings to and from Australia & New Zealand
1. Europe - Australia Direct Container Ships
Direct service from Europe ro Australia is available with three NSB ships assigned to the CMA CGM service and one to the MSC service, all of which trade via Suez. The BUXCLIFF, CONTI LYON and CONTI PARIS (above) each carry five passsengers in an Owners, a Double and a Single cabin. None of these ships serves New Zealand however. Here are the latest routings:
1.1. Europe - Mediterranean - Australia (91 days)
m/v BUXCLIFF, m/v CONTI LYON and m/v CONTI PARIS (1 Owners, 1 Double cabin & 1 Single, swimming pool, maximum 5 passengers), 77,940 tons.
Itinerary: London Gateway - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Le Havre - Fos sur Mer - Genoa - Damietta - Suez Canal - Pointe des Galets (Réunion) - Fremantle - Melbourne - Sydney - Adelaide - Singapore - Port Kelang (no passengers beyond Port Kelang)- Chennai - Colombo - Cochin - Suez Canal - Damietta - Malta (passengers allowed again) - Salerno - London Gateway.
Note: Round voyage passengers can disembark at Singapore on the return voyage and continue on French Asia Line 1 to Algeciras and Southampton (21 days) or Mediterranean Club Express to Valencia and Barcelona (21 days). These routes are much faster than the 32 days it takes from Singapore to London on the Australia direct service.
1.2. Europe - Mediterranean - Australia (91 days)
m/v MSC FLAMINIA (1 Owners cabin, 1 Double and 1 Single cabin, swimming pool, maximum 5 passengers), 85,890 tons.
Itinerary: London Gateway - Antwerp - Le Havre - Fos sur Mer - La Spezia - Naples - Gioia Tauro - Suez Canal - Port Louis (Mauritius) - Pointe des Galets - Port Louis - Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide - Fremantle - Singapore - Colombo - King Abdullah - Suez Canal - Gioia Tauro - Valencia - London Gateway (91 days).
Call +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail for availability.
2. 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 2017 and a northbound voyage from Fremantle to Tilbury in March 2018. In addition, in early 2018, CMV's 1,550-berth 63,524-ton COLUMBUS will operate a round-the-world cruise from Tilbury via Australia that will offer one-way legs to and from Sydney. As ARCADIA, this was the ship that replaced P&O's long-time flagship CANBERRA in 1998.
m.v. COLUMBUS - Tilbury (January 5, 2018) to Sydneyvia Panama (50 nights)
Itinerary: Tilbury - Amsterdam - Lisbon - Madeira - Barbados - Grenada - Cartagena - Cristobal - Transit Panama Canal - Nuku Hiva - Moorea - ,Papeeté - Bora Bora - Auckland - Tauranga - Bay of Islands - Sydney.
m.v. COLUMBUS - Sydney (February 24, 2018) to Tilburyvia Suez (71 nights)
Itinerary: Sydney - Yorkey's Knob - Darwin - Komodo - Manila - Shanghai - Hong Kong - Chan May - Ho Chi Minh City - Singapore - Ko Samui - Laem Chebang - Singapore - Port Kelang - Penang - Colombo - Cochin - Mumbai - Dubai - Safaga - Aqaba - Suez - Piraeus - Maltea- Gibraltar - Tilbury.
m.v. ASTOR - Fremantle (March 12, 2018) to Tilbury via Cape Town (39 nights)
Itinerary: Fremantle - Mauritius - Réunion - Durban - Mossel Bay - Cape Town - Walvis Bay - St Helena - Las Palmas - Casablanca - Lisbon - Tilbury.
m.v. ASTOR - Tilbury (October 15, 2018) to Fremantle via Panama (54 nights)
Itinerary: Tilbury - Madeira - Antigua - St Lucia - Barbados - Transit Panama Canal - Acapulco - Nuku Hiva - Papeeté - Moorea - Auckland - Sydney - Kangaroo Island - Adelaide - Fremantle.
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 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 - Melbourne (Australia) - Timaru - Port Chalmers - Napier - Tauranga - 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 - Los Angeles (USA) - Sydney - 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 - Los Angeles (USA) - Auckland (New Zealand) - Melbourne - 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. Singapore - Port Kelang - Australia with French Owners
We offer frequent round voyages between Asia and Australia. The 10-passenger CMA CGM BELLINI, CMA CGM CHOPIN, CMA CGM MOZART, CMA CGM PUCCINI and CMA CGM ROSSINI operate on a weekly route between Australian ports and Singapore.
m/v CMA CGM BELLINI, m/v CMA CGM CHOPIN, m/v CMA CGM MOZART, m/v CMA CGM PUCCINI and m/v CMA CGM ROSSINI, (5 Double cabins, swimming pool, maximum 10 passengers), 73,235 tons.
Itinerary: Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide - Fremantle - Singapore - Port Kelang - Fremantle - Sydney (35 days).
Itinerary [ANL Wahroonga]: Sydney - Melbourne - Brisbane - Shanghai - Ningbo - Sydney (35 days).
Did you know that flying produces 36 times more carbon dioxide per passenger-mile than sea travel?
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