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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.

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1.  Europe - Australia Direct Container Ships


Direct service from Europe to Australia is available with three NSB ships, all of which trade via Suez. The CONTI PARIS (above), MSC ALESSIA and MSC FLAMINIA each carry five passengers in an Owners, a Double and a Single cabin. None of these ships serves New Zealand. Here are the latest routings:

1.1. Europe - Mediterranean - Australia (97 days)

m/v CONTI PARIS (1 Owners, 1 Double cabin & 1 Single, swimming pool, maximum 5 passengers), 68,015 tons.

 Itinerary:  London Gateway - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Le Havre - Fos sur Mer - Genoa - Damietta - Suez Canal - Réunion - Fremantle - Melbourne - Sydney - Adelaide - Fremantle - Singapore - Chennai - Colombo - Cochin - Suez Canal -Damietta - Piraeus - Malta - Algeciras - 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).

1.2. Europe - Mediterranean - Australia (91 days)

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

Itinerary:  London Gateway - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Le Havre - Fos sur Mer - La Spezia - Naples - Gioia Tauro - Suez Canal - Réunion - Mauritius - Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide - Fremantle - Singapore - Colombo - Suez Canal - Valencia - Sines - 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 Sydney via 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.  USA- Australia - New Zealand via Singapore


Columbus JAX Service - USA to and from Australia via Singapore

m/v CMA CGM NABUCCO (French flag, 5 Double cabins, swimming pool, maximum 10 passengers), m/v APL DANUBE, CMA CGM ELBE, m/v CMA CGM LOIRE, m/v CMA CGM RHONE, m/v/ CMA CGM TAGE and  m/v CMA CGM THAMES (Maltese flag, 4 Double cabins, sauna, maximum 8 passengers), m/v CMA CGM FIGARO and m/v CMA CGM LA SCALA  (French or UK flag, 3 Double cabins and 1 Single, swimming pool, maximum 7 passengers), m/v APL COLUMBUS and APL PHOENIX  (Maltese flag, 2 Owners cabins, maximum 4 passengers).

Itinerary:  Halifax - New York - Norfolk - Savannah - (Suez Canal) - Port Kelang - Singapore - Jakarta - Lem Chebang - Vung Tau - Los Angeles - Oakland - Hong Kong - Yantian - Vung Tau - Singapore - Port Kelang - Colombo - (Suez Canal) - Halifax - New York. Oakland to Singapore 25 days, Singapore to New York 28 days. Connecting at Singapore with:

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: Singapore - Port Kelang - Fremantle - Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide - Fremantle - Singapore.

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 to US ports.


4.  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).


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