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Passenger Service to and from Australia & New Zealand

CMA CGM's Australia/New Zealand ships carry six passengers each.


                                      Freighter Pricing Guide:  Budget about $135 (about £90) per person per day plus any dues and taxes.
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1.  Tilbury - USA - New Zealand - Australia (via Panama) with CMA CGM


Three CMA CGM vessels CMA CGM MANET, CMA CGM MATISSE and CMA CGM UTRILLO, maintain the traditional French calls at Papéete, Tahiti, and Noumea, New Caledonia, on the southbound leg. These ships call outbound at New York and homebound at Philadelphia, the traditional US East Coast reception port for New Zealand lamb. Each ship carries six passengers in one twin and two double-bedded cabins.

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

Itinerary:  Tilbury - Dunkirk - Le Havre - New York - Savannah - Kingston (Jamaica) - Manzanillo  (Panama) - Panama Canal - Papeete (Tahiti) - Noumea (New Caledonia) - Sydney - Melbourne - Napier - Tauranga - Manzanillo - Savannah - Philadelphia - Rotterdam - Tilbury (84 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 except when boarding at the last US port.

Note: Book early as with only three ships space is very short. Bookings now being accepted for 2015.


2. Cruise & Maritime Voyages - ms ASTOR Liner Voyages


Cruise & Maritime Voyages' 590-berth 20,606-ton ASTOR will operate in the Australian winter market (their summer) for three years. The ship will perform a southbound voyage from Tilbury to Fremantle on November 5, 2014 ,and a northbound voyage back from Fremantle to Tilbury on March 16, 2015.

Tilbury (November 5, 2014) to Fremantle (December 13, 2014) via Cape Town

Itinerary:  Rome - Le Havre - Lisbon - Tenerife - Cape Verde - Mossel Bay - Durban - Réunion - Mauritius - Fremantle (38 days). From £4,459 per person outside and £2,889 per person inside.  

Fremantle (March 16, 2015) to Tilbury (May 1, 2015) via Cape Town

Itinerary:  Fremantle - Mauritius - Réunion - Durban - Cape Town - Walvis Bay - Luanda - Sao Tome - Cotonou - Lomé - Takoradi - Freetown - Banjul - Dakar - Casablance - Lisbon - Tilbury (46 days).  From £4,869 per person outside and £3,319 per person inside.

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


3. Mediterranean - Australia  Service with NSB

Routings via Mauritius and Réunion to Australia and from Australia to Singapore


NSB's MSC GENEVA and MSC MONTEREY now offer service from the Mediterranean via Mauritius and Réunion to Australia and return voyages from Australia to Italy vua Singapore. Each ship carries six passengers in three double cabins.

Itinerary:  La Spezia - Naples - Gioia Tauro - Suez Canal - Pointe des Galets (Reunion) - Port Louis (Mauritius) - Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide - Fremantle - Singapore Jebel Ali - Dammam - Jubail - Jebel Ali - Salalalh - King Abdullah - Suez Canal - Piraeus - Valencia - Fos sur Mer - La Spezia (91 days).


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


Hamburg Süd offers a round voyage from the US East Coast. Three ships, SPIRIT OF AUCKLAND, SPIRIT OF MELBOURNE and SPIRIT OF SYDNEY, now carry passengers out and back via Panama, turning around 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-residents of North America will need a full US visa to travel on these routes except when boarding at the last US port.


5.  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 BLANCHE, CAP PASADO and CAP CAPRICORN, carrying four passengers each to Australia and New Zealand and the HS BIZET, carrying two passengers, out to Australia and New Zealand and coming back by way of Tahiti and/or Mexico.

Itinerary [Cap Blanche & Cap Pasado]: Oakland, Seattle, Vancover and Long Beach (USA), Tauranga (New Zealand), Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide (Australia), Auckland (New Zealand) and return by way of Papeete (Tahiti) and Ensenada (Mexico) to Oakland, Seattle, Vancover and Long Beach (56 days).

Itinerary [HS Bizet]: 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 except when boarding at the last US port.


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