New Monthly California-Europe Cargo-Passenger Service Begins Between Long Beach and Oakland And European Ports

MSC Monterey © Lotse 1967 @ Fleetmon
This service has now been taken over by the m.v. Leto and operates every 56 days.

The NSB container ships MSC Cordoba and MSC Monterey are phasing in to MSC’s “USA West Coast Express” service with immediate effect. The full round voyage is 56 days, and while other ports can also be booked, as examples the voyage from Felixstowe to Long Beach is 26 days while that from Oakland to Felixstowe is 28 days.

The port rotation for this new service is Felixstowe – Bremerhaven – Antwerp – Rotterdam – Le Havre – Sines (Portugal) – Panama Canal – Long Beach – Oakland – Manzanillo (Mexico) – Balboa – Panama Canal – Cristobal – Sines – Felixstowe.

Each ship can carry six passengers in one Owners Cabin and two Doubles. They are 4,870 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container) capacity vessels and single passengers are carried at a very modest single supplement of €15 per day on top of the normal fare.

A full US visa is required for all non-US and Canadian citizens and embarkation and disembarkation is not allowed in Sines, Portugal, nor in Panamanian ports except for touring.

For further details please call The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail Miri Lopusna on

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