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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. 665, May '14]

Transatlantic with the CMA CGM French Line Freighters

The CMA CGM extend the tradition of the CGM Line's legendary liners, the Ile de France, Normandie and France, now carrying passengers on containerships in worldwide trades. The fleet is one of the top few by total capacity and size of the ships.

The CMA CGM Fort St. Georges,
St. Louis, Ste. Marie,
and St. Pierre

Passengers: 12
Deadweight: 30,400 tons
Containers: 2,260 teu
Length: 198 m
Speed: 22 knots/40 km
Built: 2003
Officers & Crew: Int'l
Owners and operators:
CMA CGM, French
Accommodations: Five twin-bedded and two single cabins, 110 - 150 per person, per day.

CMA CGM FWI fact sheet.

Europe - the Caribbean - Central America

Sailings weekly from Dunkirk,France to Antwerp, Belgium (Day 1); Le Havre (2) and Montoir de Bretagne, France (4); Point a Pitre,Guadeloupe (13); Fort de France, Martinique (15) Point a Pitre, 2nd call (18) and Dunkirk (28).

CMA CGM Fort Ste Marie on the River Seine

Europe - Guyane and Brazil Line

Sailing every week or two: London (Gateway port terminal), UK; Rotterdam, Holland (Day 1); and Le Havre, France (3); Philipsburg, St. Maarten (13); Port of Spain, Trinidad (14); Cayenne (Degrad des Cannes terminal), French Guiana (18); Belem-Vila do Conde (23), Fortaleza (26) and Natal (28), all in Brazil; Algeciras, Spain (38); Tilbury, UK (42).

The CMA CGM Cayenne, Marseille
and St Laurent

Passengers: 6-8
Deadweight: 27,000 tons
Containers: 2,140 teu
Length: 190 m
Speed: 21 knots/39 km
Built: 2015
Officers & Crew: Int'l
Owners and operators:
CMA CGM, French
Accommodations: Four cabins, 100 per person, double, 110 single occupancy, per day - (130/140 on voyage segments shorter than 12 days).

Please review the CMA CGM brochure

Europe - the US East Coast

Sailing every 7 weeks: Le Havre, France (Day 1); New York (9); Norfolk, VA (11); Savannah, GA (14); Charleston, SC (16); Southampton, UK (29); Antwerp, Belgium (30); Rotterdam, Holland (32); Bremerhaven, Germany (33); Le Havre (35).
      Please review the CMA CGM brochure

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