Freighter Specialty Cruises | Aranui in French Polyinesia | Bella Desgagnes at St. Lawrence Bay, Canada | Croatia Coastal Cruises
On a Freighter Even the Routine is Extraordinary
And the Destinations are Some of the Most Exotic in the World

   Awards and Supporting Comments

Presented by the Better Business Bureau
"for the honest and ethical marketing on the Internet".
June, 1999.

Congratulations, your site at
has been selected as our website of the week.
The Gold Award can be viewed at for the period of one week from 28th May - 4th June, 2001
From the shipping industry - "Rated by content and originality".

Recognized by one of the largest travel companies in the UK as
a "Great resource for those who wish to share their holiday experiences".
July 2010

   Cruise Croatia    Tour du Monde

Selected by the editors of National Geographic Traveler magazine
as one of the "50 Tours of a Lifetime" in 2008, 2011 and 2013.

Thanks to the support received from our customers, as well as from the steamship lines and media, including the following comments, Maris became 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
"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
"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/2007
"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
"Due to Covid I cannot take the cruise I booked on the Aranui, yet they ask for canc. fee and a higher rate for next year. Price gouging at it's worst". - With our effort, the same balance had to be paid for a higher grade suite next year - "Thanks Ranko, you're a legend! Stay safe, Diana" Diana Anceschi
Melbourne, Australia

Aranui, French Polynesia
Bella Desgagnes, Canada
Croatia Coastal Cruises
Tramping on the Great Lakes

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Maris Int'l
Freighter Specialty Cruises
Since 1993