CMA CGM Expands North Atlantic Passenger Capacity On Its Liberty Bridge and Victory Bridge Services – Now With Four Ships

CMA CGM Jamaica © Matthes

CMA CGM will now have four passenger-carrying container ships in its North Atlantic trades

CMA CGM’s changing deployments are going to add significant passenger capacity to the Transatlantic business, where it is often difficult to get space. First, the 8-passenger CMA CGM Sambhar has joined the 7-passenger CMA CGM Jamaica in the Victory Bridge service, while the 5-passenger CMA CGM Amber and CMA CGM Coral have been brought into full-time service on the Liberty Bridge toute. This will thus be the first time in several years that CMA CGM has had four ships in North Atlantic passenger service. As part of this, the CMA CGM Amber and CMA CGM Coral will be offering berths on the Le Havre – Southampton – New York route, which was once famous for ocean liners such as the s.s France.

Liberty Bridge

CMA CGM’s Liberty Bridge service includes Le Havre, Southampton and New York

Effective immediately, CMA CGM is adding two 5-passenger ships, the CMA CGM Amber and CMA CGM Coral to the Liberty Bridge service. This route offers a 35-night round voyage from New York via Norfolk, Charleston and Savannah to Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Le Havre and Southampton, with a 9-night sailing back to New York. These ships, featuring one double Owners cabin and three Single cabins, have been brought in from the Vespucci service, which serves the Far East. Although this adds an extra 20 sailings and 100 berths per year, space will still be limited so it is wise to apply early. The fare for the full 35-night round voyage on he Liberty Bridge service is €3,850 per person for two in the Owners Cabin or €4,200 for a Single Cabin.

Victory Bridge

CMA CGM’s Victory Bridge route includes Gulf ports

At the same time, CMA CGM is doubling its Victory Bridge passenger capacity with the addition of the 8-berth CMA CGM Sambhar to the 7-berth CMA CGM Jamaica. This route offers a 42-night round voyage from Houston, New Orleans and Miami to Le Havre, Antwerp, Rotterdam and Bremerhaven and returns via Charleston, Savannah and Miami to Veracruz and Altamira and then back to Houston.This service provides another 120 berths annually, which added to the Liberty Bridge means about 36 sailings and 220 berths in each direction across the Atlantic yearly. The fare for the full 42-night round voyage on the Victory Bridge service is €4,620 per person twin in the CMA CGM Sambhar or €5,040 in the CMA CGM Jamaica and between €5,040 and €5,460 for a Single passenger.

Projected schedules on some of the typical one-way routes are as follows:

Eastbound Passenger Service – USA to Europe

New York to Antwerp (20 days) : fares €2,800 per person in Owners or €3,000/3,600 Single
CMA CGM Coral 11.10.16
CMA CGM Amber 25.10.16
CMA CGM Coral 15.11.16
CMA CGM Amber 29.11.16
CMA CGM Coral 20.12.16
CMA CGM Amber 03.01.17
CMA CGM Coral 24.01.17
CMA CGM Amber 07.02.17

Savannah to Antwerp (13 days): fares €1,820 per person in Owners or €1,950/2,340 Single
CMA CGM Coral 18.10.16
CMA CGM Amber 01.11.16
CMA CGM Coral 22.11.16
CMA CGM Amber 27.12.16
CMA CGM Coral 10.01.17
CMA CGM Amber 23.01.17
CMA CGM Coral 31.01.17
CMA CGM Amber 14.02.17

New Orleans to Le Havre (16 days): fares €1,760/1,920 per person or €1,920/2,080 Single
CMA CGM Sambhar 09.10.16
CMA CGM Jamaica 22.10.16
CMA CGM Sambhar 12.11.16
CMA CGM Jamaica 03.12.16
CMA CGM Sambhar 24.12.16

Miami to Le Havre (12 days): fares €1,320/1,440 per person or €1,440/1,560 Single
CMA CGM Sambhar 05.10.16
CMA CGM Jamaica 26.10.16
CMA CGM Sambhar 16.11.16
CMA CGM Jamaica 07.12.16
CMA CGM Sambhar 28.12.16

Westbound Passenger Service – Europe to USA

Le Havre to New York (10 days): fares €1,400 per person in Owners or €1,500/1,800 Single
CMA CGM Coral 30.09.16
CMA CGM Amber 14.10.16
CMA CGM Coral 04.11.16
CMA CGM Amber 18.11.16
CMA CGM Coral 9.12.16
CMA CGM Amber 23.12.16
CMA CGM Coral 13.01.17
CMA CGM Amber 27.01.17

Southampton to New York (9 days): fares €1,400 per person in Owners or €1,500/1,800 Single
CMA CGM Coral 01.10.16
CMA CGM Amber 15.10.16
CMA CGM Coral 05.11.16
CMA CGM Amber 19.11.16
CMA CGM Coral 10.12.16
CMA CGM Amber 24.12.16
CMA CGM Coral 14.01.17
CMA CGM Amber 28.01.17

Le Havre to Miami (17 days): fares €1,870/2,040 per person or €2,040/2,210 Single
CMA CGM Sambhar 16.10.16
CMA CGM Jamaica 06.11.16
CMA CGM Sambhar 27.11.16

Rotterdam to Charleston (13 days): fares €1,430/1,560 per person or €1,560/1,690
CMA CGM Jamaica 28.09.16
CMA CGM Sambhar 19.10.16
CMA CGM Jamaica 09.11.16
CMA CGM Sambhar 30.11.16

For bookings or further details please contact 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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