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ACL Delays Re-Opening North Atlantic Passenger Service Until Late 2020; Remaining Capacity Is Limited So Act Now To Sail This Year!

The 12-berth Atlantic Star and  sister ships are now wait-listing passengers for 2021 crossingsOn Friday 22nd May ACL parent Grimaldi Lines announced at its Naples passenger office that “it has been decided to suspend passenger service on ACL, G4 vessels until the end of 2020.” After several weeks of valiantly trying to maintain its weekly passenger service between Hamburg, Antwerp and Liverpool and Halifax, New York and Baltimore, the complications caused by Covid-19 have finally made it impossible to continue.

NSB’s Conti Annapurna Allows Easy ESTA Entry To The USA From Far East Ports In China, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong

The Conti Annapurna was built in 2004 and can accommodate 10 passengersThe entry of the 101,662-ton deadweight container shp Conti Annapurna to Ocean Network Express’s EC-1 TranspacifIc East Coast service alllows holders of ESTA’s (as opposed to full B1/B2 visas, can enter the US at Savannah, Jacksonville, Charleston or Norfok on her round voyages to and from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong and Hong Kong. (thecruisepeople.wordpress.com)

Two More Great Lakes Sailings From Amsterdam/IJmuiden For 2019, Plus An Eastbound Sailing From Montreal to Ghent

Two More Great Lakes Sailings From Amsterdam/IJmuiden For 2019, Plus An Eastbound Sailing From Montreal to GhentPolish Steamship Company have announced that there will be two more sailings this year from IJmuiden. Destination ports will be Cleveland, Ohio, and Burns Harbor, Indiana and full service details and passage fares are available here. Both vessels feature an Owners Cabin on the Bridge Deck plus double and single cabins.



Direct Europe-Australia Cargo-Passenger Service Is Back With Four Ships From CMA CGM : UK / Europe / Med / Mauritius / Australia

The 10-passenger CMA CGM Rhone is one of four ships that now carry travellers to and from Australia in the Nemo Line service (Photo credit Shipspotting.com)We are pleased to announce the return of CMA CGM to the Europe-Australia route along with the 10-passenger CMA CGM Rhone and three 4-passenger ships (with two Owners Cabins each), the APL Danube, APL Detroit and APL Phoenix, from APL. These ships have now entered Europe-Australia route from London Gateway via Suez to Australian ports, in what is called the North Europe Mediterranean Oceania Express (Nemo) Line.





New Seattle-Vancouver Cargo-Passenger Service Via Suez: PNW, Far East, Israel And Black Sea On Zim Ontario And Zim San Francisco

The 6-passenger NSB sister ships Zim San Francsco and Zim Ontario have recently changed from Zim Lines’ Halifax – Panama – Hong Kong run to a new route between Seattle and Vancouver, China and Malaysia, Suez, Israel and the Black Sea. These are the only ships in the Zim fleet to carry [assengers and offer two very long round voyages that can also be booked one-way as part of a round-the-world itinerary.



Anzex Is Back For Passengers Travelling To And From New Zealand, With Connections To And From The USA And Europe Via China

Last year, on December 1, Maersk Line purchased Hamburg-Sued and closed down the German line’s passenger services. One of the areas worst affected by this was New Zealand, which lost its passenger service from both coasts of North America. Service to and from Europe had closed earlier when the ships serving that route had changed.



CMA CGM: Seven Ships – Round The World In 83 Days Via Panama And Singapore – Between US Or Caribbean Ports And Asia

CMA CGM has just extended the duration of its PEX 2 and PEX 3 Round-the-World services from 77 days to 83 days. The PEX 2 service features two 8-berth ships, the CMA CGM Jacques Joseph and CMA CGM Lisa Marie via Mexico and the Caribbean and PEX 3, five ships via the US Gulf and Florida, of which the CMA CGM Cendrillon and CMA CGM La Scala are 7-berth ships, the CMA CGM Lamartine and CMA CGM Maupassant are 6-berth ships and the APL Scotland carries one passenger only.

Victory II’s Maiden 9-night Great Lakes Cruise. Embark In Montreal On July 27, 2018, for Quebec, the St Lawrence Seaway, Kingston, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Cleveland And Detroit, from £3,320 pp

Victory IINow being prepared in Helsingborg, Sweden, to enter service with Victory Cruise Lines, the 202-passenger Victory II is scheduled to embark passengers for her maiden voyage from Montreal to the Great Lakes on Friday, July 27, 2018.



Columbus PNW Transpacific Cargo-Passenger Service: Weekly Between Seattle and Vancouver and Chinese Ports and Shanghai

CMA CGM subsidiary APL has placed six 2012-built 10,600 TEU container vessels into the Columbus PNW Service, with passenger sailings now being offered weekly. The APL Barcelona, APL Dublin, APL Paris, APL Qingdao, APL Southampton and APL Yangshan now all sail between Seattle and Vancouver in North America and the Chinese ports of Yantian (for Hong Kong), Xiamen, Ningbo and Shanghai plus Pusan.







New Cargo-Passenger Service: Europe to Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia by m.v. Polar Chile, Every Six Weeks

The newly-built 52,000 dwt ton Peter Doehle-owned container ship Polar Chile has now entered service in the EMCS trade between London, Continental ports and Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia. Ports of call are Antwerp, London and Hamburg and thence to Altamira and Veracruz in Mexico, Puerto Moin in Costa Rica and Cartagena in Colombia, after which the ship returns to north Europe with a call at Marin-Ponevedra in Spain.

New Felixstowe-New York-Charleston-Colombia-Portsmouth-Continental Ports Cargo-Passenger service

Effective with the departures of February 19 and March 19, 2018, we are pleased to be able to offer a new passenger service to the US East Coast and back from Colombia. The passenger service is offered by the Peter Doehle-owned 34,250-ton Hammonia Emden and Hammonia Husum, each capable of carrying 2,556 TEU of containers and three passengers.



Atlantic Container Line Announces New Weekly Trans-Atlantic Passenger Service, Starting in March: Hamburg-Antwerp-Liverpool-Halifax-New York-Baltimore And Return

The Cruise People Ltd is happy to announce a new cargo-passenger service between Europe and North America with five new ACL vessels called the G4’s. All delivered over the past two years to Grimaldi Lines subsidiary ACL, these ships will now offer a weekly fixed day of the week passenger service between Hamburg, Antwerp and Liverpool in Europe and Halifax, New York and Baltimore in North America.

Hamburg-Süd Withdraws From The US/Australian Passenger Trades; CMA CGM Offers Substitute Service Via Singapore

Another shoe dropped this Friday following the December 1 acquisition of Hamburg-Süd by AP Moller (Maersk Line), with Hamburg-Süd announcing the end of its passenger services between North America and Australasia. These services have been offered since 1971, when Hamburg-Süd division Columbus Line became one of the first container lines to carry passengers.



Last Minute Great Lakes Opportunity: Catch Polsteam’s m.v. Isa From Amsterdam To Cleveland Or Burns Harbor, Fares From $1,772 pp

The 35,600-ton Polsteam bulk carrier m.v. Isa

The 35,600-ton Polsteam bulk carrier m.v. Isa is now on her way across the Atlantic from Montreal to Hamburg. After discharge, she will set course for IJmuiden, near Amsterdam, where she is due to arrive during the week of October 28. Her next cargo will be Tata Steel for the Great Lakes ports of Cleveland and Burns Harbor and she has a few cabins available for passengers.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages: Last Minute Fares For Auckland And Sydney, Astor Departs London Tilbury October 15th, 2017

This epic southbound voyage provides an opportunity to visit some of the places that you thought you might never get a chance to visit – all in one outstanding itinerary. Sailing from the UK to Australia you will visit the West Indies, navigate the Panama Canal, call on Acapulco in Mexico, discover island paradises of the South Pacific, be enthralled by New Zealand’s dramatic scenery; and complete your voyage in amazing Sydney.

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Liverpool-Philadelphia Cargo-Passenger Service Back To Weekly

With her first passenger sailing in October, the Independent Venture will rejoin the Independent Container Line route between Antwerp and Liverpool in Europe and Chester PA and Wilmington NC in America. The Independent Venture can accommodate up to six passengers in an Owners and two Double cabins, and joins the passenger service on October 4 at Antwerp and October 7 at Liverpool.

Two Asia – South America Cargo-Passenger Routes Reinstated After Recent Ship Changes At CMA CGM

With all the ship and route changes occurring at CMA CGM this year two South America-Asia routes that had not recently been available have now been revived. One route (ACSA2) connects Chinese ports, Hong Kong and Taiwan with Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Peru and Chile while the other route (SEAS) connects Singapore, Hong Kong and Chinese ports with Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.