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[Seaworthy News 694, November 2019]

Two ways to visit Australia

From Europe, the NEMO Line with four ships: the APL Danube, Detroit, Phoenix and CMA CGM Rhone,
start sailing this month offering the following voyage:

Southbound via Egypt, Mauritius and Réunion, and back
Northbound via Singapore, Sri Lanka and Egypt

Every two to four weeks: London Gateway Port, GB; Rotterdam, Holland (Day 1); Hamburg, Germany (2); Le Havre (6) and Fos sur Mer, France (12); Genoa (15) and Gioia Tauro, Italy (17); *Damietta, Egypt (20); Port Louis, Mauritius (30); Pointe des Galets, Réunion (32); Sydney (45), Melbourne (48), Adelaide (52) and Fremantle, Australia (57); Singapore (67); Colombo, Sri Lanka (73); *Port Said, Egypt (85); Gioia Tauro, 2nd call (89); Valencia, Spain (92); London (97). - * embarkation/debarkation in Egypt is not allowed.

The APL Detroit and Phoenix
Passengers: 4-10
Containers: 9,365 TEU
Deadweight: 112,580 Tons
Length: 300 Met.
Max. Speed: 22 Knots
Built: 2015
Officers/Crew: Int’l
Management: CMA CGM, French

For more information, please review
the following information from the steamship line:

The Fares and Service Fact Sheet
and cabin details for the
APL Phoenix & Detroit

General Information and Reservations

From SE Asia

The AAX2ANL Line, also a new service with three ships:
the CMA CGM Bellini and Puccini,

from Singapore, circling around Australia, and back
via Indonesia and Malaysia in 42 days

Singapore (Day 1); Brisbane (13), Sydney (16), Melbourne (18), Adelaide (21) and Fremantle (27) all in Australia; Jakarta, Indonesia (36); Tanjung Pelepas (39) and Port Kelang, Malaysia (41); Singapore (42).

The CMA CGM Puccini and sisterships
Passengers: 10
Containers: 5,782 TEU
Deadweight: 73,000 tons
Length: 277 m
Speed: 21 knots / 39 km
Built: 2008
Officers/Crew: Int’l
Owners and Operators:
CMA CGM, French

Service fact sheet

Passenger accommodations are located on upper decks, as it is the case with freighters in general. The composers offer a choice of double and twin-bedded cabins (approx. 18 sq. met.) at (Euro) €120-€140 per person, per day.

Cabin details

General Information and Reservations

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