CMA CGM Now Offers “Sirius” Cargo-Passenger Link Between the Mediterranean And South America

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The 10-passenger CMA CGM Litani now operates between the Mediterranean, Brazilian ports and Argentina

Effective January 2018, CMA CGM will be offering a  new cargo-passenger service on the “Sirius” route between Mediterranean ports and Brazil and Argentina with its 10,600 TEU 10-passenger CMA CGM Litani, built in 2014.

The port rotation for this service is Malta, Genoa, Barcelona, Valencia, Algeciras, Salvador, Itaguai, Santos, Itapoa and Buenos Aires, with return via Rio Grande, Itajai, Itapoa, Santos, Itaguai, Tangier and Algeciras to Malta.

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Sample fares for the full 56-day round voyage are €5,715 per person double or €6,275 for sole use of a double cabin. The Owners Cabin bears a supplement of €560 per person.  Genoa to Santos is 19 days at €2,015 per person double or €2,215 for sole use of a double, while Genoa to Buenos Aires is 23 days at €2,415 per person double or €2,645 for sole use of a double. On the opposite direction, Santos to Genoa is 22 days at €2,315 per person double or €2,535 for sole use of a double. The Owners Cabin is €10 per person per day extra.

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The 6-passenger CMA CGM Cayenne is one of three ships carrying passengers to and from north Brazil

CMA CGM also offers service to north Brazil, with regular sailings by the 2,140 TEU CMA CGM Cayenne, CMA CGM Marseille and CMA CGM Saint Laurent, each carrying 6 passengers from London, Rotterdam and Le Havre to St Martin, Port of Spain, Degrad de Cannes and the Brazilian ports of Vila do Conde, Fortaleza and Natal before returning via Algeciras to London.

For further details on any CMA CGM departure please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

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MSC Seaside Heads For Miami – Cruise Passenger Growth At Montreal – Hamburg-Süd Ships To Drop Passenger Trade

The Cruise Examiner for 11th December 2017

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Viking Cruises’ Viking Sky at Montreal’s Terminal T3, temporarily adapted for cruise ship use in 2016 and now used for overflow

As MSC Cruises’ new MSC Seaside, first of a new class of cruise ship, heads for her christening by Sophia Loren in Miami next week, we have a look at her on board offering. Montreal meanwhile reports a record cruise season, with 114,517 visitors in 2017. And Maersk Line’s December 1 acquisition of Hamburg-Süd will see the latter’s container ships leave the passenger trades.

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MSC Cruises Plans Two Seaside Evo Ships From Fincantieri – New Sky Princess To Debut In 2019 – Northern Sea Wolf Passes Panama

The Cruise Examiner for 4th December 2017

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BC Ferries’ 150-passenger Northern Sea Wolf will cruise between Vancouver Island and Bella Coola in the Great Bear Rainforest

As MSC Cruises’ new MSC Seaside, first of a new class of cruise ship, is being prepared to enter service later this month, an order has been placed for two “Seaside Evo” ships that will carry an extra 420 passengers. Elsewhere, Princess Cruises has announced that its fourth ship of the “Regal Princess” class will be named Sky Princess when she enters service in 2019. And in British Columbia, the third of their northern tourist ships, the Northern Sea Wolf, has now passed through Panama and is due in Vancouver on December 14 for conversion into a day cruise ship to operate between Vancouver Island and Bella Coola in the Great Bear Rainforest..

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Amazing Value! Last few cabins Sydney to Hong Kong On Board m.v. Columbus, ex-UK Febrary 21, 2018

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World Dream Christened In Hong Kong – Celebrity Orders 100-berth Galapagos Newbuilding – Celestyal Aegean Itineraries

The Cruise Examiner for 20th November 2017

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Celebrity Cruises’ planned 100-berth Galapagos cruiser Celebrity Flora is being built in the Netherlands

Last week, Dream Cruises christened its new 3,352-berth World Dream at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong. Also last week, Celebrity Cruises announced that it would be introducing a newly-built 100-berth cruise ship, the Celebrity Flora, to the Ecuadorean-flag Galapagos Islands fleet in 2019, and that a sister ship was planned to follow. Meanwhile, Athens-based Celestyal Cruises has confirmed that the Thomson Majesty will be joining the Louis-owned Celestyal Cruises fleet as Celestyal Majesty.

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Lindblad Orders X-Bow Ship – New Chinese Cruise Ship Concept – Shell Cruising With LNG And Carnival

The Cruise Examiner for 13th November 2017

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Lindblad Expeditions has ordered a 138-berth X-Bow ship, with options for two more

Lindblad Expeditions has now joined Aurora Expeditions in ordering a new 138-berth X-Bow expedition ship in Norway. The similar Aurora ship is being built in China. Elsewhere, current ferry builder Guangzhou Shipyard has exhibited a new design for a mid-sized cruise ship at the China Cruise Shipping event in Sanya last week and Carnival Cruise Line and Shell have announced an agreement for LNG bunker barge fuelling of two new ships in order for Carnival Cruise Line.

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Two, Three or Four Guests to a Cabin on the Back to the 80s Music Cruise May 2018, Navigator of the Seas Ex Southampton £699 & Up

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