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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 Northern Europe

US East Coast


Sailing every five weeks:
      Bremerhaven, Germany (Day 1); Felixstowe, England (2); Antwerp, Belgium (4); Le Havre, France (5); New York, NY (14), Boston, MA (16), Philadelphia, PA (19), Baltimore (21), Norfolk, VA (22) and New York, 2nd call (25), all in the USA, and back to Bremerhaven (35).


Transatlantic one way and roundtrip voyages are available, as well as coastal, roundtrip voyage only, from New York via Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Norfolk, back to New York in approx. 10 days.

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.


US East and Gulf Coasts


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).


Transatlantic one way and roundtrip voyages are available, as well as coastal, roundtrip voyage 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.

The Buxcoast
(ex CMA CGM Verlaine)

Passengers: 5
Deadweight: 77,900 tons
Containers: 6,456 teu
Length: 300 m
Speed: 25 knots
Built: 2001
Officers/Crew: Int’l
Owners: NSB, German
Operator: MSC, Swiss


Two double bed suites (bed size 2.05 x 1.80 m), located on the Captain's (F) deck and facing forward, each having a total area of 30 sq. m. consisting of a bedroom, separate sitting room and private facilities with shower. - €90 per person double, €105 single occupancy per day.

A single cabin, located on the E deck and forward facing, consisting of a bedroom (bed size 2.05 x 1.25 m) with a sitting area and private facilities with shower, having a total area of approx. 18 sqm - €85 per day.





Double bed suite, sitting room
(photos above)

Single cabin
(photo on the left)


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