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

US East Coast - Orient via the Suez Canal

Every month or so:
- New York (Day 1); Norfolk, VA (2); Wilmington, SC (4); Savannah, GA (5); transit the Suez Canal (19); Port Kelang (40); Dachan Bay (46) and Yantian, China (47); Ho Chí Minh, CaiMep terminal, Vietnam (50); Port Kelang 2nd call (52); Colombo, Sri Lanka (56); Transit the Suez Canal (65) and back to New York (77).

ZIM San Francisco and
ZIM Ontario, vessel details
Passengers: 6
Containers: 4,860 TEU
Deadweight: 63,300 tons
Length: 275 m
Speed: 24 knots / 45 km
Built: 2009
Officers & Crew: German & Int’l
Owners: NSB, German
Charterers: ZIM, Israel

Passenger accommodations include three double bed suites (bed size 2.05 x 1.80 m), located on the F deck (one suite is facing forward and the other two forward and side), consisting of a bedroom with private facilities and shower and separate sitting room, each equipped with a refrigerator, TV/Video and DVD set and a mini HiFi tower.

Daily fares are as follows:

(Euro) €95 pp double, €110 single occupancy for the 34-sqm corner suites.

€90 pp double, €105 single occupancy for the 27-sqm forward-facing suite.

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