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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 693, August 2019]

Transpacific from the US East Coast
via Panama to S. Korea, Taiwan and China

Sailing approx. every 11 weeks: Norfolk, VA (Day 1); Manzanillo, Panama (7); transit the Panama Canal; Balboa, Panama (8); Tokyo (30) and Kobe, Japan (31); Pusan, S. Korea * (34); Kaohsiung, Taiwan (37); Xiamen (38), Hong Kong, (39), Yantian (40) and Shanghai (43), all in China; Pusan * 2nd call (45); Tokyo, 2nd call (48); transpacific and through the Panama Canal to Manzanillo, 2nd call (67); Savannah, GA (72); Jacksonville, FL (74) and Norfolk (77) - * Embarkation is not allowed in this port.

Conti Annapurna

Passengers: 10
Containers: 7,747 TEU
Deadweight: 101,906 Tons
Length: 334 m
Max. Speed: 24.4 knots
Built: 2004
Officers/Crew: Int’l
Management: NSB, Germany

Two 35 sqm double bed suites (located on the 7th deck, front- and side-facing), each consisting of a bedroom (bed size 2.00 x 1.80 m), separate sitting room and private facilities with shower - (Euro) €125 per person, per day, €7,965 roundtrip.

Two 23/18 sqm double bed suites, (located on the 7th deck, front facing), each consisting of a bedroom (bed size 2.00 x 1.80 m), sitting area and private facilities with shower - €120 per person per day, €7,580 roundtrip.

Two 22-24 sqm single cabins (bed size 2.00 x 1.60 m), located on the 7th and 8th decks, aft- and side-facing, consisting of a bedroom with a sitting area and private facilities with shower - €120 per day, €6,915 roundtrip.

More info - HS flier

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July 1/01
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May 18/03
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American President Lines - Feb/07
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Vienna, Austria

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