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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 containerships, French and some German, with 20-25 international officers and crew on board, and 2 to 6 passengers (max. 12). Continues roundtrip voyages are offered, 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 transatlantic voyages one way from the US East Coast to Europe. Port time for these ships is approx. two-three days.

Transatlantic
Transpacific
Europe - Asia - Australia
South Seas and Coastal

World Cruises



Around-the-World
through the Suez and Panama Canals in 77 days

Sailing every few weeks:
      Houston, TX (Day 1), Mobile, AL (2), New Orleans, LA (4), Miami (7) and Jacksonville, FL (9), transatlantic and through the Suez Canal (22); Singapore (42); Hong Kong (46), Shekou (47), Ningbo, (50 ) and Shanghai/YS, China (51); Pusan, Korea (53); transpacific Panama City (72) back to Houston (77).
      PEX-3 Line - More info



Short Around-the-World Cruise

Eastbound: Halifax, NS (Day 1); New York (3), Norfolk, VA (6) and Savannah, GA (8), Charleston, SC (9), all in the USA; transatlantic and via the Suez Canal to Port Kelang, Malaysia (39); Singapore (41); Jakarta, Indonesia (43); Laem Chabang, Thailand (47); Vung Tau, Vietnam (50); transpacific to Los Angeles (69) and Oakland, CA, USA (73) ... ...
     Westbound: Los Angeles (Day 69) and Oakland (73); transpacific to Hong Kong (89), Vung Tau (91), Singapore (94) and Port Kelang (95), all second calls; Colombo, Sri Lanka (99); transit the Suez Canal (108) and transatlantic to Halifax (119).
      Columbus Line - More info



Transatlantic


Sailing every five weeks: Le Havre, France (Day 1); New York (8); Norfolk, VA (11); Savannah, GA (13); Charleston, SC (15); Southampton, UK (28); Antwerp, Belgium (29); Rotterdam, Holland (30); Bremerhaven, Germany (32); Le Havre (35).
      Sailing every three or four weeks: Le Havre, France; Antwerp, Belgioum (Day 1); Rotterdam, Holland (2); Bremerhaven, Germany (4); Charleston, SC (15); Miami, FL (17); Veracruz (21) and Altamira, Mexico (22); Houston, TX (25), New Orleans, LA (28) and Le Havre (42).


Approx. every 2-3 weeks: New York (Day 1); Norfolk, VA (2); Savannah, GA (4); Miami, FL (7); Algeciras, Spain (18); Malta (24); Salerno (25); Leghorn (26) and Genoa, Italy (27); Fos sur Mer, France (29); Barcelona (30) and Valencia, Spain (31); New York (42).


Sailing every week or two: London (Gateway port terminal), UK; Rotterdam, Holland (Day 1); and Le Havre, France (3); Philipsburg, St. Maarten (13); Port of Spain, Trinidad (14); Cayenne (Degrad des Cannes terminal), French Guiana (18); Belem-Vila do Conde (23), Fortaleza (26) and Natal (28), all in Brazil; Algeciras, Spain (38); London (42).
      CMA CGM - More info

Aprox. twice per month 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



Transpacific

Americas West Coasts - The Far East



Seattle, WA (Day 1); Vancouver, BC (2); Yantian (23), Xiamen (24), Ningbo (26) and Shanghai (28), all in China; Pusan,* Korea (30) and transpacific back to Seattle (42).* No embarkation

      Los Angeles (Day 1) and Oakland, CA (5); Fuking (22), Nansha (23), Honk Kong (24), Yantian (25) and Xiamen, China (27), back to Los Angeles (42).

      Los Angeles (Day 1) and Oakland, CA (4); Tokyo,* Japan (20), Qingdao (24), Shanghai (25) and Ningbo, China (27), back to Los Angeles (42). * No embarkation/disembarkation
      CMA CGM - More info



Europe - Asia

Northern Europe - Asia

Southampton, England; Le Havre, France (Day 2); transit the Suez Canal (10); Khor Al Fakkan, UAE (18); Port Kelang, Malaysia (28); Xiamen (34) and Tianjinxingang, China (39); Pusan, South Korea (41); Ningbo (44), Shanghai (46), and Yantian (49), all in China; Singapore (53); transit the Suez Canal (66); Algeciras, Spain (71); Southampton, 2nd call (75); Dunkirk, France (76); Hamburg, Germany (79); Rotterdam, Holland (82) and Southampton (84).
      FAL-1 Line - More info



The Mediterranean - Asia

Sailing weekly: Genoa, Italy (Day 1); Malta (4); Beirut, Lebanon (8); transit the Suez Canal (10); Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (12); Jebel Ali, UAE (18); Port Kelang, Malaysia (28); Xiamen (35) and Qingdao, China (36), Pusan, Korea (40); Shanghai (42), Ningbo (44), Nansha (48) and Yantian (49), all in China; Singapore (53); transit the Suez Canal (65); Malta (68); Valencia (72) and Barcelona, Spain (74); Fos sur Mer, France (75) and Genoa (77).
      MEX Line - More info




South Seas and Coastal Voyages





South East Asia - East Coast of South America

Sailing approx. every 6 weeks: Shanghai, Ningbo (1), Yantian (3) and Hong Kong (4) all in China; Singapore (9); Rio de Janeiro (32), Santos (33), Paranagua (34) and Navegantes (36), all in Brazil; Montevideo, Uruguay (38); Buenos Aires, Argentina (40); Rio Grande (45), Navegantes (47), Paranagua (48) and Santos, 2nd call (50), all in Brazil; Singapore (75); Hong Kong (80) and Shanghai (84).
      CMA CGM SEAS Line - More info

Along the Americas' East Coasts

Sailing approx. every 56 days: New York, Newark terminal; Baltimore, MD (Day 1); Savannah, GA (3); Charleston, SC (4); Port Everglades, FL (7); Caucedo, Dominican Republic (11); Santos, Brazil (22); Buenos Aires, Argentina (26); Montevideo, Uruguay (27); Rio Grande (29), Navegantes (31), Santos, 2nd call (33), Rio de Janeiro (34); Salvador (37) and Suape, Brazil (39); Christobal, Panama (47); Norfolk, VA (53) and New York (56).
      MSC Alessia - More info

Sout East Asia - Australia

      The Elisabeth S sails from China to the East Coast of Australia every five weeks.
      The CMA CGM ships connect Singapore and Malaysia with Australia's East and West Coasts, every week or two.
      More info