Last Minute Polsteam Cargo Ship With Open Cabins From Amsterdam To The Great Lakes, Second Half September, From $1,640 Plus Taxes

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Polsteam’s Isadora, photographed by Gordon L Wolford in the St Lawrence River near Brockville, Ontario.

For those wanting to return to North America this autumn by sea, or sail into the Great Lakes we have an extra sailing by Polsteam’s m.v. Isadora, scheduled from Amsterdam/IJmuiden for Cleveland, Ohio, and Burns Harbor, Indiana, in the second half of Septober.

Available for last-minute booking are the Owner’s cabin on Bridge Deck, a double cabin on Main Deck and two single cabins on Main Deck, one with a forward hatch view and one with an outboard view to the side.

Arrival IJmuiden for loading is presently scheduled for about September 16 and sailing three or four days later. To qualify for this sailing, passengers that are not US or Canadian citizens require a full US visa as cargo ships are not party to the visa waiver scheme.

Fares for this departure are $1,640 per person single or double to Cleveland and $1,880 to Burns Harbor, while the Owners cabin is $1,835 to Cleveland and $2,035 to Burns Harbor. Port taxes are extra at $132 per person.

For further details please call Miri Lopusna at passenger agents The Cruise People Ltd in London om +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

 

Twin Sister Ships For Hapag-Lloyd Cruises – Other Cruise News: New Ship For Cruceros Australis – Ugliness of the Seas

The Cruise Examiner for 29th August 2016

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has announced plans for two 240-berth expedition cruise ships that will be the thrid and fourth in the world to be constructed to Polar Class. To be delivered in 2019, the as yet unnamed five-star ships will follow the Crystal Endeavour and Scenic Eclipse, due out in August 2018. Down Under in Chile, Cruceros Australis has meanwhile confirmed that it is building a 210-berth cruise ship at Chilean builders Asenav. And in general, we have a quick look at scrubbers on cruise ships.

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Discover Vietnam & Cambodia In Complete Luxury This Autumn On Board The 60-Guest Cruiseco Adventurer – With Flights From London

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For further information on any of these departures please contact The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com.
 

Four-Ship Europe-Singapore Cargo-Passenger Service Offered By Peter Doehle On The Hanjin Run

Hanjin AsiaConnections to and from Singapore are now made by four 5-passenger ships of the Hanjin Asia class

Notice: No further passenger service is offered on any Hanjin route.

Now that so many European container services sail to Malaysian ports such as Port Kelang and Tanjung Telepas, there is only one regular cargo-passenger service left between Europe and Singapore.

These fast express  voyages are now available on a 63-day round trip (speeded up from 77 days) from Hamburg, Rotterdam and Algeciras to Singapore and China. The voyage from Algeciras to Singapore takes only 18 days. In the reverse direction, a fast and frequent 22-day cargo-passenger service is available from Singapore to Hamburg.Calls after Singapore are made at Yantian, Pusan, Shanghai and back to Yantian and Singapore again.

These particular cargo-passenger services are offered by four Peter Doehle-owned ships on the Hanjin route (Hanjin Africa, Hanjin Asia, Hanjin Blue Ocean and Hanjin Harmony), with bookings by Frachtschiff-Touristik Kapt Peter Zylmann. Each of the 2012-built ships has one Double Owners cabin and three single cabins.

For further details of booking passage to or from Singapore or other ports please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

CMV’s Columbus Plans 121-Night 2018 World Cruise – Other Cruise News: New Cruise Ship Design For Russia

The Cruise Examiner for 22nd August 2016

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As Arcadia, CMV’s 1,550-berth Columbus once replaced P&O’s long-time flagship Canberra, when the latter was retired in 1997

Following the 2017 Word Cruise planned by its 1,250-berth Magellan this winter, CMV will upgrade its World Cruise ship in 2018 to the 1,550-berth Columbus, which it is acquiring from P&O Cruises Australia. This vessel was launched as Sitmar Cruises’ Fair Majesty in 1988 before becoming Princess Cruises’ Star Princess in 1989 and P&O Cruises’ UK-based Arcadia (ii) in 1997-98. Before heading for the P&O Australia fleet as Pacific Pearl in 2010 she traded for a time in the Mediterrean as the Ocean Village. As P&O’s Arcadia, this ship served as the replacement for the longstanding P&O flagship Canberra and is back once again to trade in the UK Market. Meanwhile, in Russia, plans are unveiled for a new 310-berth PV300VD class Sea and River cruise ship.

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Last Minute Transatlantic Cargo Ship Voyage, Europe to the USA In September and USA to Europe In October On NSB’s m.v. Buxcoast

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A last-minute round voyage has been announced by NSB for its 68,800-ton m.v. Buxcoast, a vessel equipped with an Owners Cabin, Double Cabin and Single Cabin. Fares start at €90 per person per day double and €85 per day single (a negative single supplement!) plus port charges, deviation insurance and booking fee. Single occupancy of a double cabin is €105 per day.

  • Departs Rotterdam about September 09, 2016
  • Le Havre about September 10-11
  • New York about September 19/20
  • Norfolk about September 21/22
  • Charleston about September 23
  • Antwerp about October 03
  • Bremerhaven about October 4/5
  • Rotterdam October 07
  • Arrives Le Havre about October 08, 2016

Dine with the officers in a ship equipped with a passenger lounge, indoor swimming pool, sauna and fitness room. Intending passengers who are not US or Canadian citizens require a full US B1/B2 Visa to enter the United States this way as cargo ships are not party to the various visa waiver schemes. Act now in order to secure space.

For further information on this voyage, or travel by cargo ship in general, please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

Antarctica XXI: Antarctica 2017-28 On Board The 80-passenger Ocean Nova – From $2,995 Per Person (Triple) & $3,995 Per Person (Double)

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2017-18 PROMOTIONS: ANTARCTICA FROM $2,995

Here are two fantastic 2017-18 promotions for Antarctica 2017-18 on board Antarctica XXI’s 80-passenger Ocean Nova:

An Early Booking Promotion will provide those who confirm a 2017-18 Air-Cruise reservation before October 31, 2016 with a complimentary two-night accommodation package at the swanky Cumbres Lastarria hotel in Santiago. Ask for further details.

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And The Antarctica Express Air-Cruise Promotion offers travellers who book before December 15, 2016 a $1,700 Air Credit reduction per person. With this promotion early bookers can have a taste of Antarctica for as low as $2,995 per person. For complete details, please download this presentation.

2017-18 Antarctica Express Promo

For further details please contact The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail us at PassageEnquiry@aol.com and she will be happy to assist you with any questions and with your booking requests.

French America Line Announces 2017 US River Itineraries for m.v. Louisiane, March 4, 2017 – January 6, 2018

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New Destination Ports include Chattanooga, Tennessee; Louisville, Kentucky and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Louisiane, an intimate riverboat for just 150 guests, begins her inaugural year on September 30, 2016, with first embarkation October 1. Her 2017 cruise season starts March 4, 2017

New Orleans – (August 15, 2016) – French America Line, the newest US cruise line, has opened 2017 itineraries for bookings aboard its elegant flagship Louisiane, a vessel that was created to bring a refined ambience to America’s waterways. The 2017 online brochure is now available to download.

Offered from March 4, 2017 to January 6, 2018, the forty-eight 5- to 14-day experiential cruise tours will celebrate regional food, music and culture on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland and Red Rivers. New in 2017 are itineraries that also sail along the rarely visited Illinois and Arkansas rivers.

New 2017 destination ports will include Chattanooga, Louisville and Pittsburgh, with pre-cruise one-night deluxe hotel stays prior to embarkation included in the tariff.

Guests will have the opportunity to explore vibrant American cities and charming small towns brimming with history, local art, diverse music, architecture, scenic countryside and more.

Sixteen 2017 itineraries will offer guests the opportunity to spend the night on board prior to disembarkation in four engaging ports of call, Louisville, Memphis, Natchez and St Louis, to permit personal explorations. Discover the allure of thoroughbred racing and aged bourbon; the beats of Beale Street; the charms of antebellum homes and southern entertaining, or the sights and tastes of Music City USA.

Pricing is virtually all-inclusive, with one-night pre-cruise deluxe hotel stay and breakfast; daily breakfast, lunch, dinner onboard in two open seating dining venues as well as 24-hour room service and free-flowing house wines, spirits, beers, coffees and teas, soft drinks, sparking and still water; nightly live entertainment; expert talks by onboard speakers, Traveller Collection guided shore excursions and complimentary use of bicycles with helmets and maps for private explorations are included in the tariff. Optional Curator Collection and pre- and post-cruise experiences are also available.

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DEEP SOUTH™ itineraries will sail the Lower Mississippi and rarely-visited Red River beginning March 4, 2017, departing from New Orleans and Memphis, with options that include

  • Antebellum Style, 8-day Classic Cruise Tour, begins and ends in New Orleans; 2017 Departures from $3,799 per person double occupancy: March 4-11, April 8-15 or welcome the New Year, from $3,599 per person double occupancy, December 30, 2017 – January 6, 2018
  • Southern Spirit, 10-day Grand Cruise Tour, from New Orleans to Memphis; 2017 Departures from $4,799 per person double occupancy for March 10-19, April 28 – May 7, May 12-21; from $4,599 per person double occupancy for June 2-11, June 16-25, November 10-19, December 5-14
  • Plantation Celebration, 8-day Classic Cruise Tour, from Memphis to New Orleans; 2017 Departures from $3,799 per person double occupancy for March 18-25, April 22-29, May 6-13; from $3,599 per person double occupancy for May 20-27, June 10-17, November 18-25 (US Thanksgiving sailing); from $3,499 per person double occupancy for December 10-17
  • Red River Holiday, 9-day Collector’s Cruise Tour, begins and ends in New Orleans; 2017 Departures from $3,999 per person double occupancy for March 24-April 1 or May 26-June 3, or enjoy the festival of holiday lights as you celebrate Christmas aboard December 19-27 from $3,799 per person double occupancy
  • Splendors of the South, 6-day Classic Cruise Tour, begins and ends in New Orleans; 2017 Departures from $2,599 per person double occupancy: March 31- April 5, April 4-9, November 24-29, December 26 – 31
  • Historic Currents, an 8-day Classic Cruise Tour, from Memphis to St Louis; 2017 Departures from $3,599 per person double occupancy: June 24-July 1, September 9-16
  • Sounds of the River, a 5-day Sampler Tour, beginning and ending in Memphis; 2017 Departure from $1,899 per person double occupancy: September 6 – 10

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MISSISSIPPI HEADWATERS itineraries will sail the Ohio, Mississippi and the rarely traveled Illinois River, departing from St Louis, St Paul and Chicago.

  • Jewels of the Heartland, a 10-day Collector’s Tour from St Louis, MO to St Paul, 2017 Departures: June 30-July 9, from $4,599 per person double occupancy; September 15-24; September 29 – October 8, from $4,799 per person double occupancy, beginning in Chicago with an overnight and breakfast at the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel, then by private vintage Vista-Dome Streamliner train to St Louis for embarkation aboard Louisiane
  • Midwestern Majesty, an 8-day Classic Cruise Tour from St Paul to St Louis; 2017 Departures from $3,599 per person double occupancy July 8 – 15; from $3,799 per person double occupancy September 23-30, October 7-14
  • Marquette Explorer, an 8-day Classic Cruise Tour between St Louis and Chicago; 2017 Departures from $3,799 per person double occupancy: July 14-21 St Louis to Ottawa, Illinois, for disembarkation with coach transfer to Chicago; July 20-28 Chicago, with coach transfer to Ottawa for embarkation to St Louis

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RIVER CROSSROADS itineraries will sail the Ohio and Mississippi rivers beginning in St Louis, Louisville and Pittsburgh.

  • Enchanting Passages, a 6-day Cruise Tour from St Louis to Louisville; 2017 Departures from $2,499 per person double occupancy: July 26-31
  • American Adventure, an 8-day Classic Cruise Tour between Pittsburgh and Louisville; 2017 Departures from $3,499 per person double occupancy July 30-August 6 (Louisville-Pittsburgh); from $3,599  per person double  occupancy, August 5-12 (Pittsburgh-Louisville), August 11-18 (Louisville-Pittsburgh), August 17-24 (Pittsburgh-Louisville); from $3,799 per person double occupancy October 19-26 (Louisville-Pittsburgh)
  • Blue Grass Grandeur, 8-day Classic Cruise Tour from St Louis to Louisville; 2017 Departure from $3,599 per person double occupancy: October 13-20
  • River Pioneers, 14-day Collector’s Cruise Tour from Pittsburgh to New Orleans, travel in the wake of the New Orleans, the first steamboat on America’s rivers known for her epic 1811-1812 voyage from Pittsburgh to New Orleans; 2017 Departure from $6,699 per person double occupancy: October 25 – November 7 (Sold Out)

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WILDERNESS RIVERS itineraries will sail the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers beginning in Louisville and Chattanooga.

  • Appalachian Elegance, a 9-day Cruise Tour from Louisville to Chattanooga; 2017 Departure from $3,999 per person double occupancy: August 23-31
  • Backroads of America, a 9-day Cruise Tour from Chattanooga to Louisville; 2017 Departure from $3,999 per person double occupancy: August 30 – September 7

About French America Line’s Louisiane

French America Line was created to introduce a new era of premium US river voyages with the launch of the elegant flagship Louisiane. The intimate ship accommodates a maximum of 150 guests in 75 stylish suites and staterooms. Inaugural sailings begin September 30, 2016 (with first embarkation October 1). The charming ship is brimming with French flair and signature experiences celebrating regional food, music and history. Engaging itineraries on America’s most iconic waterways ranging from five to 10 days will present guests with unique insights into life along the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland and Red rivers (and the Illinois and Arkansas rivers in 2017), visiting places where larger riverboats simply cannot navigate. Departures aboard Louisiane for fall 2016 and the 2017 season, from March 4, 2017 to January 6, 2018, are now on sale. Pricing is virtually all-inclusive, with pre-cruise one-night deluxe hotel stay; all meals and free-flowing hand-selected beverages, beers, wine and spirits; nightly live entertainment, informative cultural and historical talks, and memorable Traveller Collection shore excursions in every port of call included in the tariff.

To reserve or learn more, visit www.frenchamericaline.com, call our London office on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail kcgriffin@frenchamericaline.com.

Round The World In 77 Days By CMA CGM: From Houston, Mobile, New Orleans, Miami & Jacksonville Via Tangier, Singapore, Hong Kong, Chinese Ports And South Korea

 

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CMA CGM Florida, one of the original PEX3 round-the-world ships, seen here in the Panama Canal

Occasionally, depending on ship changes, we have been able to offer full world voyages  from Houston, Mobile, New Orleans, Miami and Jacksonville.

Because of changes in the way the Pacific Express 3 Line operated it became a full 77-day Round-the-World freighter cruise from US ports via Singapore, Hong Kong, Chinese ports and South Korea. Vessels engaged on this route presently include the CMA CGM Lamartine as well as the Chicago and Conti Basel, which are chartered from NSB.

The full round-the-world voyage takes 77 days, with a fare of €8,585 per person double occupancy or €9,355 for sole use of a double cabin. Sample one-way fares are Miami to Hong Kong in 39 days at €4,405 (€3,595 single), Hong Kong to Houston in 31 days at €3,525 (€3,835 single) or Houston to Singapore in 42 days at €4,735 (€5,155 single).

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The full itinerary is Houston – Mobile – New Orleans – Miami – Jacksonville – Tangier – Singapore – Hong Kong – Shekou, China – Shanghai, China – Ningbo, China – Pusan, South Korea – Houston.

For further details on this Round-the-World service please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com

CMA CGM’s North Atlantic Passenger Services – Round the World In 84 Days – Baltic Levant Express – Passengers In Kingston Again

The Cruise Examiner for 8th August 2016

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The CMA CGM Amber and Coral sail the same Le Havre – Southampton – New York route the s.s. France once did

In January, we brought you the relaunch of CMA CGM’s Europe-Australia cargo-passenger service with four new ships. But now, with so many things happening at CMA CGM, we have decided to devote this column to bringing readers up to date. First off, CMA CGM is reviving its North Atlantic service, with four ships on two regular routes. It has also recently launched a 7-ship 84-day Round-the-World service from Ensenada, Mexico, and Singapore. In Europe, it has added four ships to its new Baltic Levant Express service that connects the UK and European ports with St Petersburg, Russia, at one end and Alexandria, Egypt, at the other. And finally, the purchase of Kingston Container Terminal may soon see more passenger trade via Jamaica.

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Montreal’s New Cruise Terminal – Other Cruise News: New Investors In Hurtigruten? – “Shipless” In Seattle

The Cruise Examiner for 1st August 2016

The North Shore sailed weekly from Montreal’s Piers 34-35: Piers 34-35 & 36-37 today

Montreal’s main Iberville cruise terminal at Alexandra Pier is closed this summer while it is being rebuilt, and two temporary terminals have been installed downstream from the iconic Jacques Cartier Bridge at Pier 34-35 and Pier 36-37. About five miles from town, passengers are given free shuttles into town but it will be a welcome day next year when the new terminal opens, as it is within walking distance of downtown Montreal.  For a time in the late 1950s and early 1960s Piers 34 and 35 were the base for weekly sailings by the Clarke Steamship Company’s 76-berth North Shore (above), to the Quebec North Shore, and also her 46-berth fleetmate North Gaspé, to Gaspé and les Iles de la Madelaine. Elsewhere, we examine a rumour that new owners may be in the mix for Hurtigruten in the near future and look briefly at small ship marketing in Seattle.

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