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

From Central and South America

Sailing approx. every two months: Manzanillo (Day 1) and Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico (2); Callao, Peru (8); Iquique (11), Puerto Angamos (13) and Valparaiso, Chile (17); Keelung, Taiwan (43); Hong Kong (45), Shekou (46), Xiamen (48), Ningbo (49) and Shanghai (50) all in China; Pusan, Korea (52); Manzanilo (70).
The Hanjin Vienna
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Passengers: 5
Containers: 5,700 teu
Deadweight: 69,000 tons
Length: 278 m
Speed: 25 knots (46 km)
Built: 2000-3
Officers/Crew: German & Intíl
Owners: NSB, German
Charterers: Hanjin, Korean


Two 30 sqm double bed suites (bed size 2.05 x 1.80 m), located on the 7th deck, one below the Captainís, front facing -- Daily fare Ä90 per person double occupancy, Ä105 single occupancy.

One 18 sqm single cabin (bed size 2.05 x 1.25 m), located on the 6th deck, front facing. Daily fare Ä85.

Each cabin has a bathroom with private facilities and shower.


General Information


Passenger cabins and shared facilities, such as the dining room, lounges, exercise room and swimming pool are located on various decks. These ships have an elevator on board, nevertheless passengers must be fully mobile and able to negotiate the stairs. Front and aft views may be obstructed by the containers stowed on deck.

Self service laundry facilities are available. The electrical current is 220/50 AC. A two-prong round adapter and converter are needed for North American appliances. A steward will clean the cabin once a week, or more offten if required.

A small onboard shop provides a limited selection of beverages, cigarettes and toiletries at duty free prices. Onboard expenses may be paid for with cash in Euro (Ä)/US$. Tipping is at the passengerís discretion; $3 per day is recommended. Telephone, fax and e-mail (but not the Internet) connections are available through the Captainís office. Port time can vary from half a day to two days.


Reservations can be made by completing a Registration Form and providing a 25% deposit. Balance of the fare, plus Ä275 for port and vessel fees is payable 75 days before departure. The fare may be paid for by check or wire (by exception only, credit cards may be accepted) in either the basic tariff currency, as quoted by the steamship line, or USD/CAD at the prevailing exchange rate, subject to a final adjustment at the time the ticket is issued, a few weeks before departure.

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the anticipated return date, and a visa for China must be obtained. A Medical Statement of Good Health and International Health and Accident Insurance are required on all voyages, as is the vaccination certificate against yellow fever. The age limit is 80.

Cancellation fees are as follows: over 60 days, loss of deposit; 30-59 days, 50% of the fare. No refund will be made within 30 days of departure. To protect your investment, Cancellation and Interruption Insurance is highly recommended. It protects your investment from the moment you buy the policy at the same price as it would be one day before the voyage. And if you take it within three weeks of your initial deposit, pre-existing conditions are waived.

Travelex Insurance packages are available to Maris customers worldwide on our web page Before You Sail.

For reservations, please use the Initial Contact page.


We are most grateful for the support, including comments such as the following, which we have been receiving from our valued customers and club members as well as from the steamship lines and media over the years:
"Maris is sailing with fair winds and following seas under your command." John Carrick
Editorial writer
Sydney, Australia
Sep/99
"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
London
July 1/01
"Maris Freighter Cruises website, as well as 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
London
Jan/05
"As a faithful reader of your Seaworthy News publication, I wish to compliment you and your staff on the informativness 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
Jan/10
"Truly appreciate your resourcefulness. Your selection of this particular voyage as a substitute is perfect. Thank you for your assiduousness in working through this with me." Thomas T. McMahon
Gig Harbor, WA
Jun/12


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