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 Regularly Scheduled Trans-Atlantic Cargo/Passenger Service

Via the Route

Telephone +44 (0)20 7723 2450


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Port Rotation:  Antwerp - Liverpool - Philadelphia - Wilmington NC - Antwerp


Trans-Atlantic Passenger Service

Two  modern German-owned container ships offer  sailings between the USA and Europe, with calls at Philadelphia (Chester, Pa) and Wilmington, NC, in the USA, at Antwerp for the Continent and Liverpool for the UK. For UK-leaving passengers, embarkation is allowed at Liverpool. UK-bound passengers however must disembark at Antwerp. London is reachable in under five hours by Eurostar to London St Pancras.

Note 1: Only one ship accepts passengers between December 1 and March 31 due to winter weather. 

Note 2: Passengers are accepted by the ships' owners and not by Independent Container Line, who are the charterers. Tickets are issued by the owners in Germany and passengers are governed by owners' terms and conditions.

Note 3: Minimum age is 3 and maximum age is 80.

Regular fixed day sailings as follows:

(Sailing days given without guarantee and as guidance only, subject to change with or without notice).

From Antwerp on Tuesdays
From Liverpool on Fridays
Arrive Philadelphia on Mondays 
From Wilmington NC on Thursdays

Vessels carry differing numbers of passengers in a variety of Owners' doubles and twins, passenger twins and singles. The INDEPENDENT PURSUIT (20,614 dwt) iwas builtn 2005 and the INDEPENDENT VOYAGER (39,164 dwt) in 2011.

Passengers enjoy air conditioning, a lounge with video and TV monitor, outdoor swimming pool and a gym with table tennis.


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  Euro Fares 2014-15

(US Dollars given as guidance only @ $1.35 to the Euro)

 FARES 2014-15

Including port taxes and deviation insurance

Euro Fares

per person

Single Fare

Liverpool/Chester (10 days)

1,398

($1,887)

1,598

($2.157)

Wilmington/Antwerp (11 days)

1,497

($2.021)

1,717

($2.318)

Liverpool/Wilmington (13 days)

1,695

($2.288)

1,955

($2,639)

Antwerp/Chester (14 days)

1,794

($2.422)

2,074

($2,800)

Antwerp/Wilmington (17 days)

2,091

($2,823)

2,431

($3,282)

Winter passage, December through March, on one ship only.




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       Did you know that flying produces 36 times more carbon dioxide per passenger-mile than sea travel?

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Last Revised 20th November 2014