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


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

Hapag-Lloyd newbuildings

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.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                               (See previous columns)

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

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

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

CMV Columbus

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.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                                             (See previous columns)

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

Buxcoast © bassheiner at Fleetmon

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

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


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.

Cumbres Lastarria Hotel

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 and she will be happy to assist you with any questions and with your booking requests.