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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. 670, February '15]

Transatlantic to northern Europe and the Mediterranean


Rickmers Line

Nine general cargo ships offer the unique opportunity to enjoy the good old-fashioned slow sailing, open deck spaces and extra time in ports.

Eastbound, one way only, at least once per month from Houston via New Orleans and usually another port or two on the East Coast before Philadelphia, then transatlantic to Antwerp, Belgium; Hamburg, Germany and Genoa, Italy.


The fare and approx. duration of voyage from Philadelphia to Europe's destinations are as follows:

Antwerp, approx. 15 days, 1,200
Hamburg, approx. 20 days, 1,680
Genoa, approx. 27 days, 2,160

From Houston, add appox. 19 days, 1,520.

For more information on the ships and the Far East itinerary, please visit the Rickmers page



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