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Special Positioning Cruises From Ponant:
Vessel Date Voyage (from and to) Fare (pp)
Le Ponant 01.11.16 Marseilles to Praia, Azores (10 nights) €1,700
Le Soléal 05.11.16 Talcahuano, Chile to Ushuaia (4 nights) € 800
Le Boréal 19.04.17 Martinique to Lisbon (12 nights) (1) (2) €2,360
(1) voyage is via Bermuda, with brief calls at St George’s and Hamilton
(2) including round trip flights from Paris
Each of the Ponant ships takes up to 264 passengers but on these voyages numbers will be limited. Le Ponant (above), fleet “mascot” and namesake, carries just 60 guests.
For further details on any of these voyages please contact The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com
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Leading French shipping group CMA CGM announced the launch of its new Baltic Levant Express service in May. Unique and innovative, it offers a direct connection between St Petersburg and the Eastern Mediterranean and provides some of the area’s best transit times. Four of its six ships carry passengers on their rounds. Here is the day-by-day itinerary:
St Petersburg (day 1)
Hamburg (day 5)
Rotterdam (day 7)
Antwerp (day 8)
Le Havre (day 9)
Malta (day 16)
Alexandria (day 18)
Alexandria (day 18)
Beirut (day 20)
Mersin (day 21)
Valencia (day 28)
Cartagena (day 29)
Tanger Med (day 30)
Tilbury (day 34)
Antwerp (day 35)
Rotterdam (day 36)
St Petersburg (day 41)
For voyages of less than 8 days duration special fares apply.
Six 1,750 to 1,850 TEU-capacity vessels now operate on the following rotation: Tilbury, Antwerp, Rotterdam, St Petersburg, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havre, Malta, Alexandria, Beirut, Mersin, Aliaga, Valencia, Cartagena, Tangiers and Tilbury. Note: Passengers are not handled at Beirut and no embarkation is allowed at St Petersburg.
Four of the ships on this run of the “Philosopher” class, CMA CGM Aristote, Herodote, Homère and Platon, were engaged until recently on the Caribbean, Guyana and North Brazil service. Each carries up to six passengers in three double-bedded cabins. The Owners cabin costs €120 per person per day and a Standard Double €110 per person per day, while the single supplement is a very reasonable €10 a day on top of the basic fare.
For further details on booking on this service or any other CMA CGM passenger route 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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CMA CGM’s intention to make Kingston, Jamaica, into a Caribbean hub port has raised the possibility of a revival of a regular passenger links between Europe and Jamaica as well as service between Jamaica and the Mediterranean.
With Kingston’s proximity to the mouth of the newly enlarged Panama Canal, CMA CGM has just acquired a thirty-year concession to run the Kingston Container Terminal. The terminal, once enlarged, will have 14 gantry cranes and an annual throughput potential of 3.6 million twenty-foot equivalent containers (TEUs).
Four 12-passenger container ships that previously operated on the French West Indies Line, CMA CGMs Fort St Georges, Fort St Louis, Fort St Pierre and Fort Ste Marie, now operate 33 passenger-carrying sailings a year on the Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Kingston service, making four calls in Central America before calling at Kingston again and heading back to Rotterdam and the same ports in Europe.
A second cargo-passenger service now operates 11 times a year on the Livorno – Genoa – Barcelona – Valencia – Tangiers – Caucedo – Kingston route before the ships head for Mexico, the US Gulf and Ecuador. The same ships then call at Kingston on the return voyage, sailing via Malta to Livorno and the same rotation of Mediterranean ports. Two of the ships on this run, the 6-passenger CMA CGM Manet (above) and CMA CGM Matisse, were formerly engaged in the Europe-USA-Australia-New Zealand service via Panama.
In all, these three routes offer a capacity of more than 36 berths per month, or 450 annually, into and out of Jamaica.
For further details on cargo-passenger service to and from Jamaica and CMA CGM cargo ship voyages in general 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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