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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 690, September 2018]

South America

From China and Singapore

South Seas Freighter Voyages

Sailing approx. every 6 weeks: Shanghai, Ningbo (Day 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 Carl Antoine
CMA CGM Rodolphe

Passengers: 8
Containers: 9,400 TEU
Deadweight: 109,903 Tons
Length: 300 m
Speed: 22 knots/46 km
Built: 2017
Officers/Crew: Int’l
Owners & Managers: CMA CGM

For more information on accommodations, prices and documents required, please review the CMA CGM data sheet:


Along the Americas' East Coasts

Sailing approx. every eight weeks:

New York, Newark terminal (Day 1); Norfolk, VA (2); Baltimore, MD (3); Charleston, SC (6); Savannah, GA (7); Port Everglades, FL (9); Caucedo, Dominican Republic (13); Santos, Brazil (24); Buenos Aires, Argentina (27); Montevideo, Uruguay (29); Rio Grande (31), Navegantes (33), Santos, 2nd call (35), Rio de Janeiro (37); Salvador (40) and Suape, Brazil (43); Caucedo, 2nd call (49); Freeport, Bahamas (53) and New York (56).

Passengers: 5
Containers: 6,250 teu
Deadweight: 78,800 tons
Length: 300 m
Speed: 25 knots/46 km
Built: 2001
Officers/Crew: Int’l
Owners: Conti, German
Operator: MSC, Swiss

More info - HS Flier

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. - €115 per person, double, €130 single occupancy per day; €5,960 / €6,800 roundtrip, including port and vessel fees.

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 - €110 per day; €5,680 roundtrip, including port and vessel fees.

Mr. Robert W Bauer Travel Your Way guidebook includes a story from his voyage down the East Coast to Buenos Aires, Argentina on one of the Conti Lyon's sisterships. The book also sorts through online travel companies, service providers, agents, and tour operators for you so you can create a travel plan that meets your unique needs, interests, and budget. Packed with useful information, tips, and tricks, the book offers handy checklists, online resources, and real-life examples, as the following excerpt from the story exemlifies what can happen in choppy seas, especially on wet decks:

"... The next day was the first full day at sea. Unfortunately, Mr. Murphy showed up again. I was doing my first exploration of the ship looking for the entrance to the forecastle at the bow of the ship. As I was looking around, the ship did an unexpected pitch and/or roll, I lost my balance, my foot hit an object on the deck, and I went down chin first on a portable stairway. I nicked my chin and scraped both my knees in the process. I returned to my cabin to repair the damage. After a close examination, and using the Band-Aids, my wife had packed in my first-aid kit, the damage appeared to be minor and repairable.

When I went to dinner that evening, however, I noticed something loose in my mouth. It turned out to be a piece of one of my molars. I could feel the rough edge of the exposed filling. I mentioned the broken tooth to Norman, the Chief Officer, and he said that he could arrange a visit to a dentist, if needed. The afternoon of next day, we docked at Caucedo, however my tooth wasn't bothering me so there was no apparent need to visit a dentist ..." -- To find out what happened next, Travel Your Way by Robert W Bauer, book is available on Amazon.

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