Former Round-the-World Cargo-Passenger Service From CMA CGM Now To Start At Houston and Use Panama Canal Both Ways

The CMA CGM Swordfish and sister ships that each carried up to six passengers in round-the-world service will now sail via Panama both ways. Photo © Joe Becker

March 3, 2012: The route of the Pacific Express 3 service is changing this summer, with the ships starting to sail both to and from China via Panama, thus ending the eastabout Round the World service.

Passengers will still be accommodated but the route will change to a commencement in Houston, with ships proceeding to China by way of Mobile, Miami and Jacksonville before heading for the Panama Canal. After a stop at Panama City, the ships will now proceed directly to Vostochny Port in Russia, the terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway and from there proceed to Xiamen, Hong Kong, Chiwan and Shanghai before returning to Houston by way of Pusan, Panama City and Punta Manzanillo.

The CMA Blue Whale, CMA CGM Florida, CMA CGM New Jersey, CMA CGM Swordish and CMA CGM Tarpon, each of 65,890 deadweight tons, can carry six passengers each in three double cabins.

The service will still operate on a 76-day round trip and the longest transit will be 33 days from Jacksonville to Vostochny Port with a stop in Panama City.

For further details please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail

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