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Transatlantic to northern Europe and the Mediterranean

Rickmers Line

The Rickmers general cargo ships offer you that unique opportunity to enjoy an old-fashioned slow sailing, open deck spaces and extra time in ports, 2-4 days on average.

However, as general cargo handling and transportation is much more complicated then for containerized cargo, time in port and on the whole voyage can vary. That reflects on the departure date, and your traveling plans must be very flexible.

Sailing at least once per month, eastbound only, from Houston via New Orleans and usually another port or two on the East Coast before Philadelphia, then transatlantic to Antwerp, Belgium; Hamburg, Germany and Genoa, Italy.

The fare and approx. duration of voyage from Philadelphia to Europe's destinations are as follows:

Antwerp, approx. 14 days, €1,200
Hamburg, approx. 20 days, €1,680
Genoa, approx. 30 days, €2,480
From Houston, add appox. 19 days, €1,520

Plus €275 per person for port and vessel fees.

Nine 30,000-ton multipurpose ships carrying both general cargo and containers: The Rickmers Antwerp, Dalian, Hamburg, Jakarta, New Orleans, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

Vessel Details
Passengers: 7
Length: 193 m
Speed: 19 knots
Built: 2002/4
Owners/Managers: German/Rickmers
Officers & Crew: Int'l

Single cabin, sitting area
Single cabin
Three single cabins, #s 604, 611 and 612, located on the Captain’s “D” deck, with unobstructed side and or aft views, consisting of a bedroom (bed size varying from 200 x 90 cm to 200 x 130 cm) with a sitting area, measuring approx. 15 sqm each.

Double cabin #513, located on “C” deck, one below the Captain’s, with an unobstructed aft view, consisting of a bedroom (bed size 200 x 150 cm) and a sitting area, measuring approx. 18 sqm.

All cabins have private facilities with shower, and all are equipped with a mini refrigerator, TV/DVD and stereo sets (except the Rickmers Hamburg, which has a TV/VCR set).

The Owner’s suite #602, located on the Captain’s “D” deck and facing forward (view might be partially obstructed by cargo stowed on deck), consisting of a bedroom with twin beds (200 x 90 cm each) and a separate sitting room, has a total area of approx. 30 sqm.

Deck Plan
Owner's sitting room
Owner's bedroom

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