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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.  Europe - Australia and New Zealand Direct Cargo Ships


A regularly scheduled direct service to and from Europe is once again available, with five ships having been assigned to the CMA CGM service and two to the MSC service, all of which trade via Suez. None of these ships serves New Zealand however.

Here are the latest routings:

1.1. Europe - Mediterranean - Australia (91 days)

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:  London Gateway - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Le Havre - Fos sur Mer - Genoa - Damietta - Suez Canal - Pointe des Galets (Réunion) -  Fremantle - Melbourne - Sydney - Adelaide - Singapore - Port Kelang - Chennai - Colombo - Cochin - Suez Canal - Damietta - Malta - Salerno - London Gateway.

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 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. And coming in 2018: the 1,550-berth 63,524-ton COLUMBUS. As ARCADIA, it was this ship that replaced P&O's long-time flagship CANBERRA in 1998.

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 (February 23, 2017) 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.


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 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. Now joined by m/v BALBINA (8 passengers), trading between Singapore and Australian ports.

Voyages from Singapore to Australia

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 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 Australia. The five-passenger ANL WANDIN operates on a short route between Australian ports and China, while the three-passenger MOL GENEROSITY operates on a much longer route between Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China and Australia.

Itinerary [ANL Wandin]: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Shanghai, Ningbo, Sydney (35 days). Australian visa required.

Itinerary [MOL Generosity]: Singapore - Fremantle - Adelaide - Melbourne - Sydney - Brisbane - Yokohama - Osaka - Pusan - Qingdao - Shanghai (Yangshan) - Ningbo - Brisbane - Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide - Fremantle - Tanjung Pelepas - Singapore - Laem Chebang - Tanjung Pelepas - Singapore (79 days). Australian visa required.


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