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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 (125 days)

US East Coast / Suez Canal / US West Coast (112 days round trip) on board m/v CMA CGM ALMAVIVA, m/v CMA CGM CENDRILLON, m/v CMA CGM DALILA, m/v CMA CGM FIGARO, 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 - Vung Tau - Hong Kong - Yantian - Shanghai - Ningbo - Pusan - Seattle - Vancouver - Shanghai - Hong Kong - Yantian - Vung Tau - Port Kelang - Suez Canal - Halifax - New York. New York to Seattle 67 days, Seattle to New York 59 days. Complete your Round-the-World trip by  crossing North America by rail.


CMA CGM Round The World Service

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

m/v CMA CGM ALCAZAR and m/v CMA CGM CHATEAU D'IF (1 Double cabin, 1 Single cabin, maximum 3 passengers) , m/v CMA CGM BLUE WHALE, m/v CMA CGM FLORIDA, m/v CMA CGM GEORGIA, m/v CMA CGM TARPON  and m/v CMA CGM VIRGINIA (2 Double cabins, 1 Single, swimming pool, maximum 5passengers), 65,890 tons.

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


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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 - Rotterdam - Hamburg - 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 ILONA (1 Owners cabin, 1 Double and 1 Single cabin, swimming pool, maximum 5 passengers), 85,890 tons. Now joined by m/v VARGAS TRADER (1 Owners and 3 Double cabins, swimming pool, maximum 8 passengers), 65,475 tons.

Itinerary:  London - Antwerp - Le Havre - Fos sur Mer - La Spezia - Naples - Gioia Tauro - Suez Canal - Port Louis (Mauritius) - Pointe des Galets (Réunion) - Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide - Fremantle - Singapore - Colombo - King Abdullah - Suez Canal - Valencia - London (91 days).


CMA CGM & NSB - Far East / South Africa

5.1. Far East - South & West Africa (90 days)

m/v CMA CGM DANUBE, (4 Double cabins, swimming pool, maximum 8passengers),112,580 tons.

Itinerary:   Singapore - Tanjing Pelepas - Port Kelang -  Cape Town - Walvis Bay - Pointe Noire - Luanda - Cape Town - Port Kelang - Tianjin - Qingdao -  Shanghai (Yangshan) - Ningbo - Nansha -  Chiwan - Singapore.  Note: M Type Chinese Visa required for Shanghai embarkation.

5.2. Far East - Mauritius - South Africa (90 days)

m/v CONTI EVEREST (1 Owners cabin, maximum 9 passengers), 101,660 tons.

 Itinerary:   Singapore - Port Louis - Durban -  Cape Town - Lome - Durban - Port Louis - Colombo - Singapore - Tianjin - Qingdao -  Shanghai  (Yangshan)- Ningbo - Nansha -  Chiwan - Singapore.


CMA CGM The French Line

6. Far East / East Coast South America (84 days)

m/v CMA CGM NABUCCO (French flag, 5 Double cabins, swimming pool, maximum 10 passengers), 101,879 tons.

Itinerary:  Singapore - Port Kelang - Santos - Paranagua - Montevideo - Buenos Aires - Santos - Rio Grande -- Itapoa - Santos - Port Kelang - Singapore - Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Chiwan - Singapore.   


CMA CGM The French Line

7.1. 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 AMERIGO VESPUCCI , m/v CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE (French flag, maximum 10 passengers),  and m/v CMA CGM JULES VERNE  (French flag, maximum 4 passengers).

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

7.2. French Asia Line 23, UK / Europe / Far East (84 days)

m/v CMA CGM AQUILA and m/v CMA CGM LA PEROUSE (maximum 10 passengers).  (maximum 10 passengers), and m/v CMA CGM CHRISTOPHE COLOMB (maximum 4 passengers), French and British flag.

Itinerary: Felixstowe - Rotterdam - Le Havre - Suez - Jeddah - Port Kelang - Chiwan - Shanghai - Ningbo - Yantian - VungTau - Port Kelang - Suez - Le Havre - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Hamburg - Felixstowe (84 days).

7.3. Mediterranean Club Express  - Far East (84 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 MEDEA, m/v CMA CGM MUSCA, m/v CMA CGM RIGOLETTO (2 Twins and 3 Double cabins, maximum 10 passengers) and m/v CMA CGM FIDELIO (1 Twin and 1 Double cabin, maximum 4 passengers), about 100,000 tons. 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 - Malta - Damietta - Beirut - Suez - Jeddah - Jebel Ali - Port Kelang - Xiamen - Dalian - Tianjin - Qingdao - Ningbo - Shanghai - Xiamen - Nansha - Yantian - Port Kelang - Djibouti - Suez - Malta - Valencia - Barcelona - Fos sur Mer.


NSB Freighter Cruises - Far East

8.1. Far East / Mexico / South America West Coast (70 days)

m/v HATSU CRYSTAL and m/v ITAL CONTESSA (1 Owners, 1Double and 1 Single cabin, swimming pool, maximum 5 passengers), 100,864 tons.

Itinerary: Hong Kong - Ningbo - Shanghai (Yangshan) - Manzanillo - Buernaventura - Callao - San Antonio - Callao - Manzanillo - Kaohsiung - Yantian - Hong Kong.

8.3. US East Coast / Far East via Panama (70-77 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 - Halifax - Kingston – Panama Canal - Vostochny - Qingdao – Ningbo - Shanghai - Pusan – Balboa - Panama Canal - Kingston - Savannah - Norfolk - New York. (77 days).


Hamburg Süd

9. 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.


CMA CGM The French Line

10.1. Mediterranean / Gulf of Mexico / Panama / Ecuador (63 days)

m/v CMA CGM MANET and CMA CGM MATISSE (Cypriot  flag, 1 Owners and 2 Double cabins, swimming pool on MATISSE, maximum 6 passengers), 28,000 dwt tons.

Route: Livorno - Genoa - Barcelona - Valencia - Tangiers - Caucedo - Kingston - Veracruz - Altamira - Houston - New Orleans - Kingston - Cartagena - Guayaquil - Kingston - Malta - Livorno.

10.2. UK / Europe / Colombia / Panama / Peru / Chile (56 days)

m/v CMA CGM AMERICA and CMA CGM SAMBHAR (Cypriot  flag, 1 Owners 2 Double cabins, 2 Single Cabins, swimming pool, maximum 7 or 8 passengers), 52,000 dwt tons.

Itinerary: London - Antwerp - Caucedo - Cartagena - Punta Manzanillo (Panama) - Callao - Valparaiso - Callao - Punta Manzanillo (Panama) -  Cartagena - Caucedo - Rotterdam - Hamburg - London.


NSB Freighter Cruises - South America

11. South America East Coast / Caribbean / Amazon (63 days)

m/v BUXHARMONY (1 Owners cabin, 1 Double, 1 Single, swimming pool, maximum 5 passengers), 68,800 tons.

Itinerary:  Buenos Aires - Salvador de Bahia - Cartagena - Manzanillo (Panama) - Kingston - Manaus - Suape - Vitoria - Santos - Rio Grande - Montevideo - Buenos Aires - Zarate - Itajai - Paranagua - Santos - Rio de Janeiro.  


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 GENEVA (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 / Colombo / Far East (56 days)

m/v EVER CHARMING, m/v EVER CHIVALRY, m/v EVER CONQUEST, m/v HATSU COURAGE and m/v LT CORTESIA, (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 BALTHASAR SCHULTE (1 Double and 4 Single cabins, maximum 6 passengers), 49.587 dwt tons, and 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. US East Coast / Egypt / Pakistan / India (56 days)

m/v CMA CGM MAUPASSANT (British flag, 3 Double cabins, swimming pool, maximum 6 passengers).

Route: New York - Norfolk - Savannah - Charleston - Port Said - Jeddah - Port Qasim - Nhava Sheva (passengers not accepted to or from India) - Mundra - Suez Canal - Damietta - New York.


Grimaldi Lines

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

m/v GRANDE AMBURGO, m/v GRANDE CAMEROON, m/v GRANDE COSTA D'AVORIO, m/v GRANDE NIGERIA, m/v GRANDE SAO PAOLO and m/v GRANDE SENEGAL (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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Christian F Ahrenkiel, Alpha Ship, Amerigo Express Line, CMA CGM The French Line, Cast Containers, Columbia Ship Management, Compagnie Polynésienne de Transport Maritime (CPTM), Peter Doehle, French Asia Line, French West Indies Line, Grimaldi Freighter Cruises, Hamburg-Süd, Hansa Shipmanagement, Hapag-Lloyd, Horn Line, Interorient Navigation, Reederei F Laeisz, Leonhardt & Blumberg, MCC, Mare Schifffahrtsgesellschaft, Martime Gesellschaft, NSB Freighter Cruises, NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtssgesellschaft Buxtehude, Reederei Nord, Norwegian Coastal Voyage (Hurtigruten), OPDR, OVDS, Oltmann Shipping, PZM Polish Steamship Company, Projex, Reederei B Rickmers, Rickmers Linie Pearl String Service, St Helena Line, Reederei Heinrich Schepers, Reederei Karl Schlüter, H Schuldt, TFDS, Transeste Shipping, Andrew Weir Shipping, Tom Wörden, Reederei Hermann Wulff, Frachtschiff Touristik Kapitän Peter Zylmann.

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Bank Line, Blue Star Line, H Buss, CP Ships, Canada Maritime, Chilean Line, Columbus Line, Contship Containerlines, Costa Container Lines, Elders & Fyffes, Furness Withy, Fyffes Line, Geest Line, Hanseatic Shipping Co Ltd, Intership Navigation Co Ltd, Ivaran Lines, Lykes Lines, MSC, Mediterranean Shipping Co, Mineral Shipping Co, Egon Oldendorff, P&O Nedlloyd Containers, Polish Ocean Lines, Safmarine, Seatrade Groningen, United Baltic Corporation.