All Change On CMA CGM Europe-Australia Cargo-Passenger Routes

CMA CGM Chopin trades to Australia

The 10-passenger CMA CGM Chopin is the only one of five sister ships not to transfer to ANL’s AAX service.

In April 2016, we announced six new ships, five from CMA CGM, the 10-passenger CMA CGM Bellini and her sister ships CMA CGM Chopin, Mozart, Puccini and Rossini and one from NSB, the 7-passenger MSC Monterey, for the Europe-Australia route from London Gateway via Suez to Australian ports. The CMA CGM ships were assigned to the North Europe Mediterranean Oceania Express (Nemo) service and the NSB ship to MSC’s Australia Express.

Nemo rotation

Now, fifteen months later, everything is changing again, with four of the five CMA CGM ships switching to Australian National Line’s Asia Australia Express (AAX) between Singapore, Port Kelang and Australian ports. The CMA CGM Chopin will remain in the Nemo service while two 5-passenger NSB ships replace the four that are moving to AAX. The NSB ships to join the Nemo service at London Gateway are the Conti Lyon, due this Wednesday, July 19, and the Buxcliff on or about August 16. Each offers an Owners cabin, a double cabin and a single cabin.

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NSB’s 5-passenger Buxcliff joins the Nemo service at London Gateway on August 16.

Sailing dates from London Gateway are as follows:  Conti Lyon July 19 & October 18, 2017, and January 17, 2018; Buxcliff August 16 & November 15, 2017, and February 16, 2018; CMA CGM Chopin September 6 & December 6, 2017, and March 7, 2018.

London to Sydney on the Nemo service is 44 days. This copares with Le Havre to Port Kelang in 26 days on French Asia Line 1 and Port Kelang to Sydney in 15 days on the AAX service, or 41 days on board plus shore stay at Port Kelang. Port Kelang to Fremantle is six days less than Sydney, so about 35 days on board plus shore stay.

For further details on how to book passange to or from Australia (or New Zealand) please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450, UK Freephone 0800 526 313 or email PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

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