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On a Freighter Even the Routine is Extraordinary
And the Destinations are Some of the Most Exotic in the World

[Seaworthy News Nr 683, March 2017]     

In a prolonged state of depressed shipping markets, huge numbers of vessels have been laid up, and those running go slow, at economical speed. Loss of Hanjin Line reduced our offers, but some of those ships have been employed by other companies. The following two services got additional ships and adjusted itineraries:


The Mediterranean - Asia
CMA CGM MEX Service



Sailing weekly: Genoa, Italy (Day 1); Malta (3); Beirut, Lebanon (7); transit the Suez Canal (9); Jebel Ali, UAE (17); Port Kelang, Malaysia (27); Xiamen (34) and Qingdao, China (37), Pusan, Korea (39); Shanghai (41), Ningbo (43), Xiamen (45), Nansha (47) and Yantian (48), all in China; Singapore (52); transit the Suez Canal (65); Malta (68); Valencia (71) and Barcelona, Spain (73); Fos sur Mer, France (74) and Genoa (77).


CMA-CGM Vela
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Passengers: 7
Containers: 10,960 teu
Deadweight: 103,730 tons
Length: 347 m
Built: 2008
Max. Speed: 24 knots/44 km
Officers & Crew: German & Int’l
Owners: NSB, German
Charterers: CMA CGM, French



The Owner's Suite

The Owner’s 42 sqm double bed suite (located on the Captain’s, F, deck, aft and side facing), consisting of a bedroom (bed size 2.05 x 1.80 m), separate sitting area and bathroom with shower. - EUR €100 pp double, €120 single occupancy, per day.


Two Owner’s double bed suites, 32 sqm each (located on the Captain’s, F, deck, front facing, with views partially obstructed), each consisting of a bedroom (bed size 2.05 x 1.80 m), separate sitting area and bathroom with shower. - €95 per person per day, €110 single occupancy.

The Owner’s 20 sqm single suite (located on the Captain’s, F, deck, aft and side facing), consisting of a bedroom (bed size 2.05 x 1.25 m), separate sitting area and bathroom with shower - €90 single occupancy.

Plus €375 per person for port and management fees, for this vessel only.



The CMA CGM Aquila, Callisto, Cassiopea
and four Hydra, Musca, Pegasus
and Titan
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Passengers: 8-10
Containers: 9-11,000 teu
Deadweight: 115-128,000 tons
Length: 350 m
Built: 2006-9
Max. Speed: 25 knots/46 km
Officers/Crew: French/Int’l
Owners: CMA-CGM, French

Offering passenger accommodations in a selection of 20 - 30 sq. met. single and twin-bedded cabins, located on the upper decks, consisting of a bedroom with a sitting area and bathroom with shower.

EUR €110 - €130 per person, double, €120 - €150 single occupancy, per day. Plus €90 for management fees.


Please review the CMA CGM MEX brochure for more details on this service, ships, accommodations, prices and document requirements. Also A firsthand Passenger Story.


cma cgm cruise logo, tour du monde

Around-the-World
via the Suez and Panama Canals
in 77 days

Sailing eastbound, every few weeks:
      Houston, TX (Day 1), Mobile, AL (2), New Orleans, LA (4), Miami (7) and Jacksonville, FL (9), transatlantic and through the Suez Canal (22); Singapore (42); Hong Kong (46), Shekou (47), Ningbo, (50 ) and Shanghai/YS, China (51); Pusan, Korea (53); transpacific Panama City (72) back to Houston (77).


The CMA CGM Chateau d'If,
New Jersey
and Swordfish
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Passengers: 4-6
Containers: 5,000 TEU
Deadweight: 66,000 tons
Length: 294 m
Max.speed: 26 knots (49 km)
Built: 2007/8
Officers and crew: Int’l
Owners and Operators:
CMA CGM, French


CMA CGM Virginia transiting the Panama Canal

In transit through the Pedro Miguel Lock,
one of the original set of locks in the Panama Canal.


Passenger cabins of various sizes and bed configurations are located on the upper decks, each with private facilities and shower.

The fares are EUR €100 - €130 per person, per day for a roundtrip,
€130 - €140 for voyage segments, plus €90 for management fees.

Please review the CMA CGM PEX3 brochure, for more details on the ships, accommodations, prices and document requirements.

Chicago and Lisbon,
Vessel Details
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Passengers: 5
Containers: 5,700 teu
Deadweight: 69,000 tons
Length: 278 m
Max. Speed: 25 knots/47 km
Built: 2003
Owners: NSB, German
Officers and Crew: Int’l


Chicago, ex Hanjin Chicago, transiting the Panama Canal


Two 30 sqm double bed suites (bed size 2.05 x 1.80 m), located on the 7th deck, one below the Captain’s, front facing.

Daily fare EUR €90 pp double occupancy, €105 single occupancy.

One 18 sqm single cabin (bed size 2.05 x 1.25 m), located on the 6th deck, front facing.

Daily fare €85

Plus €375 per person for port and management fees, for these two vessels only.


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San Diego, CA
Apr/16


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