Freighter Voyages Still On Offer Despite Present Virus Outbreak

CMA CGM RHONE

The 10-passenger CMA CGM Rhone serves the UK-Australia run via Suez

Yes, we are still in business, booking cargo ship voyages as well as ultra-luxury cruises and small ship and expedition cruises. In order to keep business going, the UK Government is helping out not only giants such as British Airways, three-quarters of whose business has been wiped out by the present virus outbreak, but also small and medium size companies such as ours.

The various different stimuli include a one-year Business Tax holiday, Business Interruption loans, Cash Flow grants to cover some of our losses and Employment grants to help pay our employees who would otherwise be out of work.

Atlantic Sail in NY

The Atlantic Sail connects the US & Canada with the EU and the UK

On the customers’ side, requests this week for voyages to Australia and New Zealand will mean travellers having to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival at destination. London to Sydney takes 45 days and costs €5,977.

APL Phoenix © Jan Svendsen

The APL Phoenix offers two Owners Cabins on the UK-Australia run via Suez

The Cruise People has about 300 passenger-carrying cargo ships on its books. But since the full implications of the present worldwide virus outbreak became clear earlier this month, passenger service has been suspended on most of these ships for March and April, with May departures being uncertain.
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The ships continue to sail however, and we are accepting bookings for sailing dates in June and beyond. Present bookings are subject to confirmation closer to sailing date, but once the travel bans and closed frontiers have been dismantled we will be back in business full time.
APL Officers Mess
Here are some links for you (we will update the website over the duration of this crisis).
For further details of booking a voyage by cargo ship please call The Cruise People on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 and ask for Miri Lopusna or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

 

 

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Specialists in sea travel - ultra-luxury cruising, freighter travel, small ships and expedition voyages.

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