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On a Freighter Even the Routine is Extraordinary
And the Destinations are Some of the Most Exotic in the World
Transatlantic from the US East and Gulf Coasts to Northern Europe

Sailing every 4 weeks: Bremerhaven, Germany (Day 1); Felixstowe, England (2); Rotterdam, Holland (3); Antwerp, Belgium (5); Le Havre, France (6); New York (14); Baltimore, MD (16); Norfolk, VA (18): New York, 2nd call (20); Bremerhaven (28).

MSC Ilona

Passengers: 5
Deadweight: 85,824 tons
Containers: 6,732
Length: 300 m
Speed: 24 knots / 44 km
Built: 2001
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.

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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." John Carrick
Editorial writer
Sydney, Australia
"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." Sunday Times
July 1/01
"Maris Freighter Cruises website, as well as the newsletter which illustrates itineraries, ships, prices etc., is a good place to learn about this type of cruise and travel." New York Times
May 18/03
"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." Richard Mellor
P&O Nedlloyd
"As a faithful reader of your Seaworthy News publication, I wish to compliment you and your staff on the informativeness and thoroughness, setting forth in honest and detailed manner descriptions of this means of travel." Martin Ems
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." Alison Senter
(Member since '95)
New Lisbon, NJ
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Gig Harbor, WA

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