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

[SWN 03/17]     

In a prolonged state of depressed shipping markets, huge numbers of vessels have been laid up, and those running go slow, at economical speed. Loss of Hanjin Line reduced our offers, but some of those ships have been employed by other companies. The following two services got additional ships and adjusted itineraries:

The Mediterranean - Asia

Sailing weekly: Genoa, Italy (Day 1); Malta (4); Beirut, Lebanon (8); transit the Suez Canal (10); Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (12); Jebel Ali, UAE (18); Port Kelang, Malaysia (28); Xiamen (35) and Qingdao, China (36), Pusan, Korea (40); Shanghai (42), Ningbo (44), Nansha (48) and Yantian (49), all in China; Singapore (53); transit the Suez Canal (65); Malta (68); Valencia (72) and Barcelona, Spain (74); Fos sur Mer, France (75) and Genoa (77).

The CMA CGM Andromeda, Cassiopea, Hydra
and sisterships

Passengers: 8-10
Containers: 9-11,000 teu
Deadweight: 115-128,000 tons
Length: 350 m
Built: 2006-9
Max. Speed: 25 knots/46 km
Officers/Crew: French/Int’l
Owners: CMA-CGM, French

Offering passenger accommodations in a selection of 20 - 30 sq. met. single and twin-bedded cabins, located on the upper decks, consisting of a bedroom with a sitting area and bathroom with shower.

The fare varies from EUR €130 to €150 per person, per day.

MEX Line - more info.

Firsthand Passenger Story

cma cgm cruise logo, tour du monde

via the Suez and Panama Canals
in 83 days

Sailing eastbound, every few weeks:
      Houston, TX (Day 1), Mobile, AL (2), New Orleans, LA (5), Tampa (8) and Miami, FL (10), all in the USA, transatlantic and through the Suez Canal (24); Singapore (45); Vung Tao, Vietnam (47); Hong Kong (50), Shekou (51), Ningbo, (54) and Shanghai/YS, China (56); Pusan, Korea (58); transpacific and through the Panama Canal (78) back to Houston (83).

The CMA CGM La Scala and sisterships
Passengers: 8
Containers: 6,500 /8,500 TEU
Deadweight: 70,000 tons
Length: 295 m
Max.speed: 25 knots (46 km)
Built: 2010
Officers and crew: Int’l
Owners and Operators:
CMA CGM, French

CMA CGM Virginia transiting the Panama Canal

In transit through the Pedro Miguel Lock,
one of the original set of locks in the Panama Canal.

Passenger cabins of various sizes and bed configurations are located on the upper decks, each with private facilities and shower.

Special, 83-day roundtrip fares:
Single cabin, EUR 9,000
(+ EUR 90 management and banking fees),
Double pp, EUR 7,700 + EUR 90.
Segments of the voyage are calculated on a perday basis,
EUR €110 - €130 per person.

PEX-3 Line - more info.

General Information and Reservations

Thanks to the support received from our customers, as well as from the steamship lines and media, including the following comments, today's Maris is one of the leading independent freighter cruise specialists:
"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
"Since 1971, when my three young children and I travelled up the West Coast of Africa, I have had the pleasure of occasional freighter voyage. A wonderful way to see, and enjoy the peace of the watery parts of, our world. Thank you so much and your family for choosing to run your freighter cruise agency." Jean Washington
San Diego, CA
"Hopefully, when the dust (and Covid) has settled, we'll be able to envisage a new adventure. With renewed gratitude for your unfailing support and guidance, kindest regards." Jacques Carrio
Vienna, Austria

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