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Sailings between Europe, America and Asia and 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


Two CMA CGM vessels 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. Note: Book early as with only two ships space is very short. Bookings now being accepted for 2017. Please 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 (97 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.


2. Cruise & Maritime Voyages - ms ASTOR 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 2015 and a northbound voyage from Fremantle to Tilbury on March 16, 2016.

Tilbury (October 17, 2015) to Sydney (December 2, 2015) via Panama

Itinerary:  Tilbury -  Funchal - Antigua - St Lucia - Barbados - Cristobal - Transit Panama Canal - Balboa - Acapulco - Nuku Hiva -  Papeeté - Bora Bora - Auckland - Sydney (45 days) . From £5,839 per person outside and £4,819 per person inside. Please note that this sailing is now on waitlist .

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.

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


3. Royal Caribbean International - EXPLORER OF THE SEAS Special Voyage


Royal Caribbean's 3,114-berth 137,308-ton EXPLORER OF THE SEAS will become the largest ship ever to offer a liner voyage from Southampton to Australia when she does so this autumn. She will depart on her southbound voyage to both Fremantle and Sydney on October 2, 2015.

Southampton (October 2, 2015) to Fremantle (November 13) Sydney (November 28) via Suez

Itinerary:  Southampton - Vigo - Lisbon - Cadiz - Gibraltar - Barcelona - Chania - Ashdod - Transit Suez Canal - Aqaba - Dubai - Goa -  Cochin - Penang  - Kuala Lumpur - Singapore - Langkawi - Phuket - Fremantle (41 nights from £3,295 per person)- Adelaide - Melbourne - Milford Sound - Dunedin - Picton - Wellington - Sydney (57 nights from £4,595 per person).

Note: Explorer of the Seas can also be booked from Barcelona (October 9) to Fremantle or Sydney.

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


4.  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 t 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.


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 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.


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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) and the two-passenger AGLAIA also making calls in Japan and Korea.

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 [Aglaia]: Hong Kong, Brisbane, Auckland, Port Chalmers, Lyttelton, Napier, Tauranga, Tokyo, Kobe, Pusan, Shanghai, Yantian and Hong Kong (49 days). Australian visa required.

Itinerary [Lisbon] for 2015 only: Singapore, Port Kelang, Fremantle, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle and Singapore (35 days). Australian visa required.

Note: There is only temporary cargo-passenger service from Singapore by the LISBON - for 2015 only - at the moment, but we also have the following cruise liner sailings from Singapore to Sydney:

We also have the following shorter crossings from Singapore to Fremantle :


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