Passage to India: New Cargo-Passenger Service Between The UK And Sri Lanka Also Provides An Indirect Sea Route To India
25/04/2014 Leave a comment
Effective this month, we are able to offer regular sailings between Felixstowe in the UK and Colombo in Sri Lanka on board NSB’s Hanjin Boston (above) and Hanjin Yantian, which are able to carry up to ten passengers each in two Owners Cabins, two Doubles and two Single Cabins.
The complete rotation is Felixstowe – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Le Havre – Suez Canal – Colombo – Taipei – Ningbo – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Colombo – Felixstowe and the full round voyage is 70 days.Felixstowe to Colombo is 27 days via European ports (Le Havre to Colombo is 21 days) while Colombo to Felixstowe only 19 days as service is non-stop. Fares begin at €85 per person per day or €100 per day single, plus port charges and deviation insurance.
Since Indian immigration banned passengers from travelling to or from India by cargo ship, this 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 email@example.com.