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

[Seaworthy News 677, March 2016]

Northern Europe - Australia - Singapore - India - Northern Europe

Approx. every three to four weeks:
     London Gateway Port, GB; Hamburg, Germany (Day 1); Rotterdam, Holland (2); Le Havre (5) and Fos sur Mer, France (10); Genoa, Italy (11); Damietta, Egypt (15); Pointe des Galets, Runion (26); Fremantle 36), Melbourne (41), Sydney (44) and Adelaide, Australia (48); Singapore (59); Port Kelang, Malaysia (60); Chennai, India (65); Colombo, Sri Lanka (68); Cochin, India (69); Damietta (80); Malta (83); Salerno, Italy (84); London (91).

The CMA CGM Bellini,
, Puccini & Rossini

Passengers: 10
Containers: 5,782 TEU
Deadweight: 73,000 tons
Length: 277 m
Speed: 21 knots / 39 km
Built: 2004
Officers/Crew: Int’l
Owners and Operators:
CMA CGM, French

Each vessel offers two double bed and three twin-bedded cabins, located on upper decks. The fare is (Euro) €110 per person per day, €120-130 single occupancy.

For more detailed information on the accommodations and fares, please see the steamship line's Brochure

The NSB offers a similar itinerary, one ship only, sailing every three months:
      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, (81); Valencia, Spain (84) and London (91).

The MSC Flaminia
Passengers: 5
Containers: 6,750 teu
Deadweight: 85,800 tons
Length: 300 m
Speed: 25 knots/46 km
Built: 2001
Officers/Crew: Int’l
Owners: NSB, German
Operator: MSC, Swiss

Two double bed suites (bed size 2.05 x 1.80 m), located on the Captain's (F) deck and facing forward, each having a total area of 30 sqm, consisting of a bedroom, separate sitting room and private facilities with shower. - €90 per person double, €105 single occupancy per day.

A single cabin, located on the E deck and forward facing, consisting of a bedroom (bed size 2.05 x 1.25 m) with a sitting area and private facilities with shower, having a total area of approx. 18 sqm - €85 per day.

General Information and Reservations

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July 1/01
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May 18/03
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San Diego, CA

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