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Round the World and Extended Freighter Voyages 

        

 Multi-purpose cargo ship RICKMERS ANTWERP is on a Round the World routing.          CMA CGM operates 75 passenger-carrying container ships on routes worldwide.  


                              Freighter Pricing Guide:  Budget about $135 (about £90) per person per day plus any dues and taxes.

      


Longer voyages of between 50 days and 125 days are available by fast, modern cargo ships. Round voyages, part voyages and one-way passages are possible on any of these routes. Stop-overs can also be arranged. Please enquire by clicking here:

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I.  Round the World Services


Rickmers Pearl String "Round The World" Service

1. Round the World & Far East in German ships (125 days with 18/25-day break)

m/v RICKMERS ANTWERP, m/v RICKMERS GENOA, m/v RICKMERS HAMBURG, m/v RICKMERS JAKARTA, m/v RICKMERS NEW ORLEANS, m/v RICKMERS SEOUL, m/v RICKMERS SHANGHAI, m/v RICKMERS SINGAPORE and m/v RICKMERS TOKYO - (2 Double and 2 Single cabins, swimming pool, maximum 7 passengers), 30,000 dwt tons.

NOTE: Passengers are not carried on the stretch between Genoa and Shanghai, but we can arrange passage through Suez on a fast container ship.

Itinerary: New Orleans - Houston - Baltimore - Hamburg - Antwerp - Genoa  (All passengers must disembark here until further notice) - Suez - Jakarta - Singapore - Hong Kong - Shanghai (Passengers may embark or re-board here) - Dalian - Pusan  - Yokohama - New Orleans - Houston - Baltimore - Hamburg, ports subject to change.  


CMA CGM Part Round the World Voyage

2. Columbus Loop - New York to Seattle via Suez & Far East (119 days)

US East Coast / Suez Canal / US West Coast on board m/v m/v CMA CGM NABUCCO and m/v CMA CGM OTELLO (French flag, 5 Double cabins, swimming pool, maximum 10 passengers), m/v CMA CGM ELBE, m/v CMA CGM RHONE and  m/v CMA CGM THAMES (Maltese flag, 4 Double cabins, sauna, maximum 8 passengers), m/v CMA CGM DALILA, m/v CMA CGM FIGARO, m/v CMA CGM CENDRILLON, m/v CMA CGM LA SCALA and m/v CMA CGM TITUS (French or UK flag, 3 Double cabins and 1 Single, swimming pool, maximum 7 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. New York to Los Angeles 66 days, Oakland to New York 53 days. Complete your Round-the-World trip by  crossing North America by rail. Complete your Round-the-World trip by  crossing North America by rail.


CMA CGM & NSB Round The World Services

3.1. Pacific Express 3: US Gulf & East Coast / Far East / USA (77 days)

m/v CMA CGM CHATEAU D'IF (1 Double cabin, 1 Single cabin, maximum 3 passengers) , m/v CMA CGM NEW JERSEY, m/v CMA CGM SWORDFISH (2 Double cabins, 1 Single, swimming pool, maximum 5passengers), 65,890 tons. CMA CGM.

Itinerary: Houston - Mobile - New Orleans - Miami - Jacksonville - (Suez) - Singapore - Hong Kong - Shekou - Shanghai - Ningbo - Pusan - Panama City - Houston  Note: M Type Chinese Visa required for Shanghai embarkation.

m/v CHICAGO (1 Owners and 2 Double cabins, swimming pool, maximum 6 passengers), 63,600 tons. NSB.

Itinerary: Houston - Mobile - New Orleans - Miami - Jacksonville - (Suez) - Singapore - Hong Kong - Shekou - Shanghai - Ningbo - Pusan - Panama City - Houston

3.2. Mexico / Far East / Mexico (77 days)

m/v CONTI EVEREST (1 Owners, 1 Double and 1 Single cabin, swimming pool, maximum 5 passengers), 77,940 tons.

Itinerary: Ensenada - Manzanillo (Mexico) - Punta Manzanillo (Panama) - Cartagena - Kingston - Caucedo - Port of Spain - Cape of Good Hope - Singapore - Chiwan - Hong Kong - Kaohsiung - Ningbo - Shanghai - Qingdao - Pusan - Ensenada.


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II.  Other Long-Distance Voyages


CMA CGM & NSB Freighter Cruises- Europe / Australia

4.1. CMA CGM: Europe - Mediterranean - Australia (91 days)

m/v CMA CGM BELLINI,  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 Tilbury.

4.2. NSB: 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 - 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 (91 days).


CMA CGM & NSB - Far East / South Africa

5.2. Far East - South Africa (84 days)

m/v CMA CGM OTELLO, (5 Double cabins, swimming pool, maximum 10 passengers),112,580 tons. m/v CONTI LYON, (1 Owners, 1 Double cabins and 1 Single cabin, swimming pool, maximum 5 passengers), 77,490 tons

Itinerary: Singapore - Réunion -  Cape Town - Pointe Noire - Luanda - Cape Town - Port Kelang - Singapore - Qingdao -  Tianjin - Shanghai - Ningbo - Nansha -  Chiwan - Tanjung Pelepas - Singapore.  Note: M Type Chinese Visa required for Shanghai embarkation.


CMA CGM The French Line

6.1. French Asia Line 1, UK / Europe / Far East (84 days)

m/v CMA CGM ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT, m/v CMA CGM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, m/v CMA CGM CORTE REAL, m/v CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER, m/v CMA CGM KERGUELEN, m/v CMA CGM MAGELLAN, m/v CMA CGM MARCO POLO, m/v CMA CGM VASCO DA GAMA and m/v CMA CGM ZHENG HE (British flag, maximum 10 passengers), m/v CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE (French flag, maximum 10 passengers),  and m/v CMA CGM AMERIGO VESPUCCI and m/v CMA CGM JULES VERNE  (French flag, maximum 4 passengers).

Itinerary: Southampton - Dunkirk - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Zeebrugge - Le Havre - Suez - Khor Fakkan - Port Kelang - Xiamen - Tianjin - Pusan - Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Yantian - Singapore - Suez - Algeciras - Southampton (84 days).

6.2. French Asia Line 3, UK / Europe / Far East (77 days)

m/v CMA CGM CHRISTOPHE COLOMB and m/v CMA CGM LA PEROUSE (maximum 10 passengers), French and British flag.

Itinerary: Le Havre - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Antwerp - Le Havre - Malta - Jeddah - Nansha - Ningbo - Shanghai - Yantian - Vung Tau - Singapore - Le Havre (77 days).

6.3. Mediterranean Club Express  - Far East (77 days)

m/v CMA CGM  ANDROMEDA , m/v CMA CGM  CALLISTO , m/v CMA CGM CASSIOPIEA, m/v CMA CGM HYDRA, m/v CMA CGM MUSCA, m/v CMA CGM RIGOLETTO, m/v CMA CGM PEGASUS and m/v CMA CGM TITAN (2 Twins and 3 Double cabins, maximum 10 passengers) .. Also m/v CMA CGM VELA (1 Owners, 1 Double and 1 Single cabin, swimming pool, maximum 5 passengers), 103,730 tons, chartered from NSB.

Itinerary: Fos sur Mer - Genoa - Malta - Beirut - Jebel Ali - Port Kelang - Xiamen - Qingdao - Pusan - Shanghai Ningbo - Shanghai - Xiamen - Nansha - Yantian - Singapore - Suez - Malta - Valencia - Barcelona - Fos sur Mer.


NSB Freighter Cruises - Far East

7.1. US East Coast / Far East via Panama (77 days)

m/v ZIM ONTARIO and m/v ZIM SAN FRANCISCO (1 Owners and 2 Double cabins, swimming pool, maximum 6 passengers), 63,600 tons.

Itinerary: New York - Norfolk - Wilmington - Savannah - Suez Canal - Port Kelang - Da Shan Bay - Yantian - Cai Mep - Port Kelang - Colombo - Suez Canal - New York. (77 days).

7.2. US East Coast / Far East via Suez (77 days)

m/v CONTI CORTESIA (2 Owners, 2 Double and 2 Single cabins, swimming pool, maximum 10 passengers), 100.902 tons.

Route: New York - Norfolk - Savannah - Jacksonville - Suez Canal - Singapore - Kaohsiung - Hong Kong - Yantian - Ho Chi Min City - Singapore - Suez Canal - New York.


CMA CGM The French Line

8.1. US East Coast / Hong Kong / China / USA (77 days)

m/v CMA CGM COLUMBA , m/v CMA CGM GEMINI, m/v CMA CGM LIBRA and m/v CMA CGM LYRA (3 Double cabins & 2 Twins, swimming pool, maximum 10 passengers), 130,000 tons.

Itinerary: Norfolk - Savannah - Charleston - (Panama) - Hong Kong - Yantian - Ningbo - Shanghai - Colon - Norfolk.  Note: M or C Type Chinese Visa required for Shanghai embarkation.

8.2. US Gulf & East Coast / Far East / USA (77 days)

m/v CMA CGM CHATEAU D'IF (1 Double cabin, 1 Single cabin, maximum 3 passengers), m/v CMA CGM NEW JERSEY, m/v CMA CGM SWORDFISH and m/v CMA CGM VIRGINIA (2 Double cabins, 1 Single, swimming pool, maximum 5passengers), 65,890 tons.

Itinerary: Houston - Mobile - Miami - Singapore - Hong Kong - Chiwan - Shanghai - Pusan - Panama City - Houston.  Note: M Type Chinese Visa required for Shanghai embarkation.


CMA CGM The French Line

9. Far East / Mexico / Ecuador (74 days)

m/v CMA CGM TIGRIS (Maltese flag, 5 Double cabins, maximum 10 passengers), 113,800 tons.

Itinerary:  Shanghai - Pusan - Yokohama - Ensenada - Manzanillo - Lazaro Cardenas - Balboa - Burnaventura - Guayaquil - Balboa - Buenaventura - Manzanillo - Ensenada - Yokohama - Pusan - Qingdao - Ningbo - Shanghai.   Note: M or C Type Chinese Visa required for Shanghai embarkation.


CMA CGM The French Line

10. Bosphorus / Far East (70 days)

m/v CMA CGM LITANI and CMA CGM URAL (4 Double cabins, maximum 8passengers), 112,000 dwt tons.

Itinerary: Piraeus - Izmir - Istanbul - Constantza - Odessa - Istanbul - Iskenderun - Port Said - Port Kelang - Pusan - Shanghai - Ningbo - Chiwan - Kaohsiung - Shekou - Singapore - Port Said - Beirut - PiraeBosphorusus.


Hamburg Süd

11. US East Coast / Australia / New Zealand (70 days)

m/v SPIRIT OF AUCKLAND, m/v SPIRIT OF MELBOURNE, m/v SPIRIT OF SHANGHAI, m/v SPIRIT OF SINGAPORE and m/v SPIRIT OF SYDNEY  (1 Owners, 1 Double and/or 1 Single cabin, swimming pool, maximum 3/5 passengers).

Itinerary: Philadelphia - Charleston - Cartagena - Panama Canal - Balboa - Auckland - Sydney - Melbourne - Timaru - Port Chalmers - Napier - Tauranga - Auckland - Manzanillo - Cartagena - Philadelphia.


PZM Polish Steamship Company

12. Europe / Great Lakes / Europe (60 days)

m/v IRMA, m/v IRYDA, m/v ISA, m/v ISADORA and m/v ISOLDA (1 Owners, 1 Double and 2 Single cabins, maximum 6 passengers), 35,000 dwt tons. New: m/v DRAWSKO, m/v JUNO, m/v LUBIE, m/v MAMRY, m/v MIEDWIE, m/v RESKO, m/v SOLINA and m/v WICKO (1 Double with 3rd & 4th berths and 1 Single cabin, maximum 5 passengers), 30,000 dwt tons.

Itinerary: Great Lakes Trans-Atlantic round voyages are offered, with embarkation in IJmuiden, Cleveland or Burns Harbor at a fare of $5,700 for 60 days, with a refund of $95 per day for a voyage of less than 60 days, or surcharge of $95 per day for days over. The fare is variable as eastbound destination ports are not known until the outbound grain cargo is stemmed. Ships then normally return to IJmuiden to load back to the Great Lakes again.

The eastbound trade is grain (wheat, corn, soybeans, peas, etc) and about half the ships load at Duluth, Minnesota, or Thunder Bay, Ontario, with the rest loading at Milwaukee, Toledo, Montreal, Sorel or Quebec. Destinations are not known until the last minute and can be any of Morocco, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Norway, Poland or Russia before returning to IJmuiden.  (Since Egon Oldendorff stopped carrying passengers, this is one of the last voyages left for those wanting a long voyage in a bulk carrier).


Hamburg Süd

13. US West Coast / Australia & New Zealand (56 days)

m/v CAP BLANCHE and m/v CAP PASADO (1 Owners cabin, 2 Singles, maximum 4 passengers), 37,567 tons.

Itinerary: Oakland, Seattle, Vancouver 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, Vancouver and Long Beach (56 days).


NSB Freighter Cruises

14.1. US East Coast / South America East Coast (56 days)

m/v MSC ALESSIA (1 Owners, 1 Double, 1 Single cabins, swimming pool, maximum 5 passengers), about 85,000 tons.

Itinerary: New York - Baltimore - Savannah - Freeport - Caucedo - Santos - Buenos Aires - Montevideo - Rio Grande - Navegantes - Santos - Salvador - Suape - Freeport - New York.

14.2. Mediterranean / Far East (56 days)

m/v EVER CHIVALRY, m/v EVER CONQUEST and m/v HATSU COURAGE (2 Owners, 2 Double and 2 Single cabins, swimming pool, maximum 10 passengers), 100.902 tons.

Itinerary: Piraeus - Suez Canal - Jeddah -  Tanjung Pelepas - Shekou - Kaoshiung - Qingdao - Shanghai (Yangshan) - Ningbo - Taipei - Yantian - Shekou - Singapore - Suez Canal - Ashdod  - Alexandria - Piraeus.


Hamburg Süd

15.1. UK / Europe / South America East Coast (56 days)

m/v CAP SAN ANTONIO, m/v CAP SAN RAPHAEL (1 Owners cabin, 1 Single, maximum 3 passengers), 118,938 tons.

Itinerary: London - Hamburg - Antwerp - Le Havre - Itaguai - Santos - Paranagua - Buenos Aires - Montevideo - Rio Grande - Itapoa - Paranagua - Santos - Tangier  - Rotterdam - London.

15.2. UK / Europe / South America West Coast (56 days)

m/v CAP BLANCHE, m/v CAP PASADO and m/v CAP VILANO (1 Double and 3 Single cabins, swimming pool, maximum 5 passengers), 37,500 dwt tons.

Itinerary: Tilbury - Antwerp  - Caucedo -  Cartagena - Manzanillo - Panama Canal - Callao - Valparaiso - Callao  - Panama  Canal - Manzanillo - Cartagena - Caucedo - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Tilbury.  


CMA CGM The French Line

16. Mexico / Far East - Transpacific (55 days)

m/v NILEDUTCH ORCA (Double and Twin cabins, swimming pool, maximum 12 passengers), 112,580 dwt tons.

Itinerary: Manzanilo (Mexico) - Lazaro Cardenas - Buenaventura - Balboa - Lazaro Cardenas - Manzanillo (Mexico) - Yokohama - Pusan - Kaohsiung - Chiwan - Hong Kong - Shanghai - Manzanillo (Mexico).


Grimaldi Lines

17. UK / Europe / South America (53 days)

m/v GRANDE AFRICA, m/v GRANDE AMBURGO, m/v GRANDE BRASILE, m/v GRANDE BUENOS AIRES, m/v GRANDE NIGERIA and m/v GRANDE SAN PAOLO (1 Owners, Outside cabins and Inside cabins, maximum 12 passengers), all about 50,000 dwt tons.

Brazil Loop: Tilbury - Hamburg - Antwerp - Dakar - Rio de Janeiro - Santos- Paranagua - Dakar - Tilbury (no vehicles).

Uruguay Loop: Hamburg - Antwerp - Dakar - Freetown - Vitoria - Rio de Janeiro - Santos - Montevideo - Dakar - Hamburg (with accompanied vehicles).


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