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



Today's passenger freighters are mostly French and German containerships, with approx. 20 international officers and crew on board, offering accommodations for 4 to 12 passengers. Continues roundtrip voyages are available, as well as longer one way voyages, between the continents only. Port time is approx. one day.

And several general cargo ships, such as the Rickmers New Orleans, offer longer transpacific voyages from Asia to the US East Coast, then transatlantic to Europe, eastbound only. Port time for these ships is two to three days.

Transatlantic
Transpacific
Europe - Asia - Australia
Coastal, South Seas

World Cruises



Around-the-World,
Around the Cape of Good Hope and through the Panama Canal

Sailing every week or two:
      Houston, TX (Day 1), Mobile, AL (2), Miami (5) and Jacksonville, FL (8), transatlantic to Durban, South Africa (30); Singapore (44); Hong Kong (48), Chiwan (49), Shanghai (52) and Ningbo, (53) all in China; Pusan, Korea (54); transpacific and through the (expanded) Panama Canal back to Houston (77).
      CMA CGM - More info



Short Around-the-World Cruise

      Eastbound: Halifax, NS (Day 1); New York (2), Norfolk, VA (5); Savannah, GA (8) and Charleston, SC (9), all in the USA; transatlantic and via the Cape of Good Hope to Port Kelang, Malaysia (45); Vung Tau, Vietnam (48); Hong Kong (50), Yantian (51), Shanghai (55) and Ningbo (57), all in China; *Pusan, Korea (59); transpacific to Seattle, WA (70) and Vancouver, BC, Canada (72)..

Westbound: Seattle (Day 70) and Vancouver (72); transpacific and via **Vostochny, Russia, (for bunkering/fuelling purposes only) to Ningbo (94), Shanghai (95), Hong Kong (98) and Yantian (99); Vung Tau, Vietnam (102); Port Kelang, Malaysia (104); transit the Suez Canal (116) and transatlantic to Halifax, NS (126).
      CMA CGM - More info



Around-the-World Cruise Combinations

The Rickmers general cargo ships sail, eastbound only, from Shanghai and usually another call or two in China; Masan or Ulsan, Korea; Yokohama and often Kobe, Japan; transpacific; a possible call on the US West Coast; transit the Panama Canal, and a possible call in Central America; Houston, TX; New Orleans, LA; possible calls in Florida or at Savannah, GA and Morehead City, NC; Philadelphia, PA; transatlantic to Antwerp, Belgium; Hamburg, Germany and Genoa, Italy in approx. 90 days.

Combined with one of the CMA CGM voyages from the US East Coast, northern Europe or the Mediterranean to Shanghai, a full circle around-the-world cruise can be completed in approx. 120 days, plus layover time in Shanghai.

A westbound around-the-world cruise can be combined between the ZIM and CMA CGM containership services.
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Transatlantic

Sailing every five weeks: Antwerp, Belgium; Rotterdam, Holland (Day 1); Bremerhaven, Germany (2); Le Havre, France (5); Southampton, GB (6); New York (15); Norfolk, VA (18); Charleston, SC (20); Savannah, GA (22); Antwerp (35).
      The CMA CGM Amber and Coral - More Info

Sailing every three weeks: Le Havre, France; Antwerp, Belgium (Day 1); Rotterdam, Holland (2); Bremerhaven, Germany (4); Charleston, SC (15); Savannah, GA (16); Miami, FL (17); Veracruz (20) and Altamira, Mexico (22); Houston, TX (24); New Orleans, LA (26); Miami, 2nd call (30) and Le Havre (42).
      The CMA CGM Jamaica and Sambhar - More Info

Sailings every week or two: Le Havre, France (Day 1), Kingston, Jamaica (11); Cartagena, Columbia (13); Santo Tomas, Guatemala (17); Puerto Cortes, Honduras (18) Puerto Limon, Costa Rica (22); Kingston, 2nd call (25); Rotterdam, Holland (38); Hamburg, Germany (39); Antwerp, Belgium (41) Le Havre (42).

Weekly sailings: Tilbury, UK (Day 1); Rouen (2) and Le Havre, France (4); Philipsburg, St. Maarten (13); Port of Spain, Trinidad (15); Cayenne (Degrad des Cannes terminal), French Guiana (18); Belem (24), Fortaleza (27) and Natal (29), all in Brazil; Algeciras, Spain (37); Rotterdam, Holland (41); Tilbury, UK (42).
      CMA CGM - More info

Biweekly departures 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 ...
      Rickmers - More info

Sailing approx. every 7 weeks: Genoa, Italy (Day 1); Valencia, Spain (2); Algeciras, Spain (4); Sines, Portugal (7)*, New York (16); Boston, MA (19); Baltimore,MD (22); Norfolk, VA (23); Savannah, GA (25); Charleston, SC (27); Algeciras (39) and Valencia, 2nd calls (41) and in Italy: Gioia Tauro (43), Naples (45), Leghorn (47), La Spezia (48) and Genoa (49). * No embargation, or disembarkation at this port
      The MSC Lausanne and Alessia - More Info

Sailing approx. every 7 weeks: La Spezia, Italy (Day 1); Barcelona (2); Valencia (3) and Algeciras, Spain (5); *Sines, Potugal (6); Freeport, Bahamas (15); Miami, FL, Port Everglades terminal (17); Veracruz (21) and Altamira, Mexico (22); Houston, TX (25); New Orleans, LA (27); Miami (29) and Freeport (30), 2nd calls; *Sines (41) and Barcelona (43), 2nd calls; Gioia Tauro (46) and Naples, Italy (47) and back to La Spezia (49).
      The MSC Carouge and Ilona - More Info

Sailing approx. every 6 weeks: Leghorn and Genoa, Italy (Day 1); Barcelona (2) and Valencia, Spain (3); Tangiers, Marocco (5); Caucedo, Dominica (15); Kingston, Jamaica (17); Veracruz (20) and Altamira, Mexico (22); Houston, TX (25); New Orleans, LA (27); Kingston, 2nd call (32); Cartagena, Colombia (35); Guayaquil, Ecuador (40); San Antonio, Chile (46); Callao, Peru (51); Guayaquil, 2nd call (55); Buenaventura, Colombia (58); Manzanillo, Panama (61); Algeciras, Spain (71); Malta (74) and Leghorn (76).
      The CMA CGM Manet and Matisse - More info



Transpacific

North America - The Far East

Weekly sailings - Long Beach (Day 1) and Oakland, CA (5); transpacific westbound to Fuqing (30), Xiamen (31), Nansha (32), Hong Kong (33) and Yantian (34), all in China; transpacific eastbound back to Long Beach (49).
      CMA CGM's Pearl River Express - More info



Sailing approx. every three weeks: Los Angeles (Day 1) and Oakland, CA (2); Tokyo, Japan (17); Qingdao (23), Shanghai (26) and Ningbo, China (28); Los Angeles (42).
      The Ever Chivalry and Ital Contessa - More info

Every 3-4 weeks: New York (Day 1); Halifax, NS (2); Kingston, Jamaica (7); transit the Panama Canal (10); transpacific to Vostochnyy, Russia (33); Quingdao (42), Ningbo (45) and Shanghai, China (46); Pusan, Korea (48); transpacific and via the Panama Canal (69) to Kingston, 2nd call (72); Savannah, GA (74); Norfolk, VA (76) and back to New York (77).
      ZIM - More info


North America East and West Coasts to Australia and NZ

Sailing approx. every three weeks: Sailing approx. every other week: Philadelphia, PA (Day 1); Charleston, SC (3); Cartagena, Columbia (8); transit the Panama Canal (9); Balboa, Panama (10); Auckland, NZ (28); Sydney (31) and Melbourne, Australia (34); Timaru (39), Port Chalmers (40), Napier (42), Tauranga (43) and Auckland, all in New Zealand (44); transit the Panama Canal (61); Manzanillo, Panama (62); Cartagena, 2nd call (63) and Philadelphia (70).

Sailing every 7 weeks: - Los Angeles (Day 1); Auckland, NZ (16); Melbourne (21) and Sydney, Australia (24), Tauranga NZ (29); Oakland, CA (47) and Los Angeles (49).
      HS - More info



Europe - Asia - Australia

Northern Europe - the Mediterranean - Australia

Sailing every month or two: London (Gateway port), England (Day 1); Antwerp, Belgium (2); Le Havre (3) and Fos sur Mer, France (8); La Spezia (9) Naples (11) and Gioia Tauro, Italy (12); transit the Suez Canal (15); Reunion (26); Mauritius (27); Sydney (43), Melbourne (45) and Adelaide (47) and Fremantle (52), all in Australia; Singapore (60); Colombo, Sri Lanka (66); King Abdulah, South Arabia (75); transit the Suez Canal (78); Gioia Tauro, 2nd call (82); Valencia, Spain (84) and London (91).
      The CMA CGM and MSC - More info


Northern Europe - Asia

Weekly sailings: Southampton, England; Dunkirk, France (Day 1); Hamburg, Germany (2); Rotterdam, Holland (5); Zeebrugge, Belgium (7); Le Havre, France (8); Malta (14); transit the Suez Canal (17); Khor Al Fakkan (25) and Jebel Ali, UAE (26); Shanghai (40), Tianjinxingang (43) and Dalian (45), all in China; Pusan, South Korea (48); Qingdao (50), Shanghai, 2nd call (53), Ningbo (54) and Yantian (58), all in China; Port Kelang, Malaysia (62); transit the Suez Canal (72); Algeciras (79); Southampton (84).
      CMA CGM - More info






The Mediterranean - Asia

Sailing every week or two: Barcelona and Valencia, Spain (Day 1); Malta (5); Beirut, Lebanon (8); Mersin, Turkey (10) Damietta, Egypt (12); transit the Suez Canal (13); Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (15); Djibuti (18); Jebel Ali, UAE (23); Port Kelang, Malaysia (34); Qingdao (43), Ningbo (44), Shanghai (46), Xiamen (49), Nansha (51) and Yantian (52), all in China; Port Kelang, 2nd call (57); transit the Suez Canal (70); Beirut (71) and Malta (74) 2nd calls; Barcelona (77).
      CMA CGM (MEX) - More info

Sailing every week or two: Piraeus, Greece (Day 1), transit the Suez Canal (2); Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (4); Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia (15); Shekou (19), China (27); Kaohsiung, Taiwan (21); Qingdao (24), Shanghai (26) and Ningbo, China (27); Taipei, Taiwan (30); Yantian (32) and Shekou, China (33); Singapore (36); Tanjung Pelepas, 2nd call (37); transit the Suez Canal (48); Ashdod, Israel (52); Alexandria, Egypt (54) and Piraeus (56).
      NSB, the Ever Champion and Conquest - More info




Coastal, South Seas

Along the Americas' East Coasts

Sailing every three weeks (roundtrip cruise, only): New York, Brooklyn terminal (Day 1); Puerto Plata (4) and Santo Domingo, Dominica (6); Kingston, Jamaica (8); Puerto Limon, Costa Rica (10); Cristobal, Panama (13); Santo Domingo, 2nd call (15); Philadelphia (19); New York (21).
      Conti Elektra - More info

Monthly sailings, approx. New York, Newark terminal (Day 1); Baltimore, MD (2); Savannah, GA (4); Freeport, Bahamas (6); Caucedo, Dominica (9); Santos, Brazil (21); Buenos Aires, Argentina (24); Montevideo, Uruguay (26); Rio Grande (28), Navegantes (30), Santos, 2nd call (33), Salvador (37) and Suape, Brazil (39); Freeport, 2nd call (49); Norfolk, VA (53) and New York (56).
      NSB, the MSC Geneva - More info

Sailing approx. twice per month: New York, Newark terminal (Day 1); Philadelphia, PA (2); Norfolk, VA (3); Charleston, SC (6); Jacksonville (7) and Port Everglades, FL (8); Santos, Brazil (21); Buenos Aires, Argentina (26); Montevideo, Uruguay (27); Rio Grande (30), Itapoa (32), Santos (33), Rio de Janeiro (35), Salvador (37) and Fortaleza, Pecem terminal (40), all in Brazil; New York (49).
      HS, the Monte Rosa, Azul ... - More info