Passage to India: Cargo-Passenger Route Between UK And Sri Lanka Provided Indirect Sea Route To India – Now To/From North America

CMA CGM Titus

The CMA CGM Titus can accommodate up to seven passengers in three double cabins and one single

Note: The Europe-Colombo service ended with the demise of Hanjin Lines and there is no connection to or from Europe at present. From North America, CMA CGM runs Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – (Suez Canal) – Port Kelang – Singapore – Jakarta – Laem Chebang – Vung Tau – Los Angeles – Oakland – Hong Kong – Yantian – Vung Tau – Singapore – Port Kelang – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Halifax. The quickest transits are 26 days Oakland to Colombo and 20 days Colombo to Halifax. There are ten passenger-carrying ships on this route.Hanjin Boston

We were previously able to offer regular sailings between Felixstowe and Colombo on board NSB’s Hanjin Boston (above) and Hanjin Yantian, which could carry up to ten passengers each, but the line went out if business.

The full round voyage was 70 days and Felixstowe to Colombo was 27 days via European ports (Le Havre to Colombo was 21 days) while Colombo to Felixstowe was 19 days non-stop.

Since Indian immigration banned passengers from travelling to or from India by cargo ship, Colombo is the next best way to get there by sea. Although Sri Lanka is close to India the last attempt at a ferry service between Colombo and Tuticorin by the Scotia Prince failed a couple of years ago. So passengers still have to fly the last bit from or to Colombo when travelling to or from India.

For further information please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.

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