Transatlantic from the US East and Gulf Coasts to Northern Europe
Sailing every 7 weeks: Bremerhaven, Germany (Day 1); Le Havre, France (2); Charleston, SC (11); Freeport, Bahamas (13); Veracruz (16) and Altamira, Mexico (18); Houston, TX (21); New Orleans, LA (24); Mobile, AL (26); Freeport, 2nd call (29); Savannah, 2nd call (31); Charleston, 2nd call (33) Antwerp, Belgium (45); Rotterdam, holland (47); Felixstowe, England (48) and Bremerhaven (49).
Coastal voyage is also available, roundtrip only, from Charleston, SC via Freeport, Bahamas; Veracruz and Altamira, Mexico; Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, Freeport and Savannah, 2nd calls; back to Charleston in approx. 22 days.
MSC Ilona details
Deadweight: 85,824 tons
Length: 300 m
Speed: 24 knots / 44 km
Officers & Crew: International
Charterer: MSC, Switzerland
Owner: NSB, German
Two 30 sq. m. double-bed suites, consisting of a bedroom (bed size 2.05 x 1.80 m), separate living room with a TV set and private facilities with shower, located on the 7th deck, front facing - (Euro) €90 per person per day, €105 single occupancy.
One 18 sq. m. single cabin (bed size 2.05 x 1.25 m) with private facilities and shower, located on the 6th deck, front facing - €85 per day.
We are most grateful for the support, including comments such as the following, which we have been receiving from our valued customers and club members as well as from the steamship lines and media over the years:
"Maris is sailing with fair winds and following seas under your command."
"Q: It has always been my dream to take a long voyage on a cargo ship. Can you tell me if this is possible any more? - A: Maris in New York offers such voyages on a daily basis."
"Maris Freighter Cruises website, as well as newsletter which illustrates itineraries, ships, prices etc., is a good place to learn about this type of cruise and travel."
New York Times
"We are very appreciative of the work you have undertaken on our behalf for many years and the effort you have put into making our passenger service a success ... Our sincere and grateful thanks."
"As a faithful reader of your Seaworthy News publication, I wish to compliment you and your staff on the informativness and thoroughness, setting forth in honest and detailed manner descriptions of this means of travel."
Retired Manager Passenger Services,
American President Lines - Feb/07
"I just wanted to send you my thanks for the beautiful news publication you produce all these years. I hope you'll keep freighter travel as your primary focus always, as it sets you apart."
(Member since '95)
New Lisbon, NJ
"Truly appreciate your resourcefulness. Your selection of this particular voyage as a substitute is perfect. Thank you for your assiduousness in working through this with me."
Thomas T. McMahon
Gig Harbor, WA
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Take advantage of the knowledgeable advice that comes from our vast experience. Find the freighter and voyage that's right for you and, for each booking, you'll get an automatic discount of up to $800, depending on the steamship line and length of voyage. Please see the Special Discounts page.
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You'll also receive our online newsletter called Seaworthy News, featuring passenger firsthand stories and news, issued periodically as it happens. It's a well-illustrated e-mail publication often being the only one available anywhere for many of these voyages.
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