Enjoy The Ultimate Sailing Experience: A Transatlantic Crossing With Star Clippers – Las Palmas To St Maarten £1,391 pp (November 2020) and St Maarten to Malaga £1,437 pp (March 2021)

 

As featured in an article in last weekend’s Telegraph Cruise Supplement by Jeannine Williamson, Star Clippers provides tall ship sailings that glide across the waves allowing guests to immerse in activities, amenities and an atmosphere similar to those of a private yacht.
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Guests are invited to relax and enjoy sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. The Star Clippers eam will lead lectures, and hands-on sessions so guests can learn more about sailing – from the art of knot tying, navigation or climbing up the mast to the crow’s nest for a birds-eye view.

Later in the day enjoy a cocktail in the Tropical Bar, revel in a book while curled up in the corner of the library, savour a rejuvenating spa treatment or simply socialise on the top deck with the wind in your hair.

Call The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or email PassageEnquiry@outlook.com for more details.

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We can also book your flights and transfers along with pre and post-cruise accommodation!
Transatlantic Westbound
Departs 20th November 2020
15-nights aboard Star Flyer
Visiting: Las Palmas (Canary Islands, Spain) | San Sebastian (La Gomera, Spain) | At Sea (12 nights) | Philipsburg (St. Maarten)
Cruise only price includes 15-nights full board sailing with Star Flyer, 20% Early Booking Discount* and port charges
From £1,391pp
Solo occupancy cabin from £2,039
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Transatlantic Eastbound
Departs 27th March 2021
20-nights aboard Star Flyer
Visiting: Philipsburg (St. Maarten) | At Sea (12 nights) | Ponta Delgada Azores (Portugal) | At Sea (6 nights) | Malaga (Spain)
Cruise only price includes 20-nights full board sailing with Star Flyer, 20% Early Booking Discount* and port charges
From £1,437pp
Solo occupancy cabin from £2,113
Find out more →
HOTEL GUIDE
We are also delighted to tell you about our ‘Hotel Guide’ booklet, showcasing the very best of how to tailor-make your perfect Star Clippers sailing with our recommended hotels before and after your cruise. We can offer regional flights, private transfers, a range of specially selected hotels and much more. We hope this guide will give you some inspiration, and our friendly and experienced team will be happy to offer further recommendations and quotations over the phone. Click here to view
The 2019 Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’
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Voted the ‘Best Small Cruise Line’ by over 74,000 readers

We are delighted to inform you that Star Clippers has won the Best Small Cruise Line award at the Luxury Magazine Readers Travel Awards for 2019. Thank you for your love and support. As always, we thank you for your continued loyalty!
We are pleased to announce that Royal Clipper has been placed at number 6 within the Top Ten rating ships in the Boutique Ship category of the 2020 Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Guide.
Offering intimate sailings to beautiful ports of call, often untouched by larger cruise liners, Star Clippers small ship sailings are an unforgettable experience.
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Now That Ponant Includes Paul Gauguin, Save Up To $2,400 Per Stateroom From Tahiti Next Month or in January or February 2020

A last-minute chance to cruise to one of the world’s most beautiful destinations this December or in January or Februaary 2020.

Whether you are travelling as a couple, on your own, or holidaying with family, you are going to fall in love with French Polynesia! These savings of up to $2,400 (per cabin) are in addition to a 50% fere reduction and included flights from Los Angeles

Join our email list here to receive special offers. You’ll also get our regular newsletter which features Culture Cruises’ themed voyages.

This offer ends soon, book by December 31, 2019!

Take advantage of up to $2,400 savings on the following sailings:

Tahiti & the Society Islands | 7 night
Fares from $3,095 | December 7, 2019
Fares from $4,895 | December 21, 2019 & December 28, 2019
Fares from $3,895 | January 11, 2020
Fares from $4,595 | February 15, 2020 & February 22, 2020

Society Islands & Tahiti Iti | 7 nights
Fares from $3,095 | December 14, 2019
Fares from $3,895 | January 4, 2020
Fares from $4,595 | February 8, 2020 & February 29, 2020

Society Islands & Tuamotus | 10 nights
Fares from $5,295 | January 29, 2020

Cook Islands & Society Islands | 11 nights
Fares from $5,495 | January 18, 2020 & March 7, 2020

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR VOYAGE
  • Round trip airfare from Los Angeles
  • Roundtrip airport/pier transfers
  • All shipboard meals in a choice of three venues, and 24-hour room service
  • Beverages, including beer and select wines and spirits
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining and bar staff
  • A day at Paul Gauguin’s private islet, Motu Mahana
  • Access to Paul Gauguin’s private beach in Bora Bora
  • Select watersports and use of snorkel gear

Call Culture Cruises at +44 (0)20 7666 1450 to book the Paul Gauguin or email info@culture-cruises.com for further information. Our main page is here.

 

Two More Great Lakes Sailings From Amsterdam/IJmuiden For 2019, Plus An Eastbound Sailing From Montreal to Ghent.

Polish Steamship Company have announced that there will be two more sailings this year from IJmuiden. Destination ports will be Cleveland, Ohio, and Burns Harbor, Indiana and full service details and passage fares are available here. Both vessels feature an Owners Cabin on the Bridge Deck plus double and single cabins.

isaDue to arrive IJmuiden between 21-29.10 is the mv ISA (above) – to load a cargo of steel, likely departure early November.

Due to arrive IJmuiden between 04-12/11 is the mv ISADORA – to load a cargo of steel and depart  in second half November.

SOLINAMeanwhile, sailing in the other direction from Montreal on 29.10.19 is the mv SOLINA (above), with a full cargo of wheat bound from Duluth to the Belgian port of Ghent.

For pasenger bookings please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London, on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or email CruisePeopleML@aol.com.

 

1.L/can 21-29/10 – mv ISA – tbc

2.L/can   4-12/11 – mv ISADORA – tbc

Direct Europe-Australia Cargo-Passenger Service Is Back With Four Ships From CMA CGM : UK / Europe / Med / Mauritius / Australia

CMA CGM Rhone © Shipspotting.com

The 10-passenger CMA CGM Rhone is one of four ships that now carry travellers to and from Australia in the Nemo Line service

We are pleased to announce the return of CMA CGM to the Europe-Australia route along with the 10-passenger APL Danube and CMA CGM Rhone and two 4-passenger ships (with two Owners Cabins each), the APL Detroit and APL Phoenix. The APL Danube and CMA CGM Rhone offer five Double cabins and a swimming pool, and carry a maximum of 10 passengers. All four ships have now entered Europe-Australia route from London Gateway via Suez to Australian ports, in what is called the North Europe Mediterranean Oceania Express (Nemo) Line.

Nemo map

The full round voyage is 97 days and initial sailing dates are as follows:

From Sydney:  APL Danube November 19; CMA CGM Rhone December 1; APL Phoenix December 15; APL Detroit December 29. 2019.

From London: APL Phoenix October 30; APL Detroit November 13; APL Danube December 25, 2019; CMA CGM Rhone January 15, 2020; APL Phoenix February 5; APL Detroit February 19, 2020.

Note: As this is such a popular route, options will only be granted for 7 days, with no extensions.

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The officers and passengers mess on board the APL Detroit and APL Phoenix

London to Sydney on the Nemo service is 45 days. Sydney back to London is 52 days. Ports served are London – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Fos sur Mer – La Spezia – Genoa – Gioia Tauro – Mauritius – Reunion – Sydney – Melbourne – Adelaide – Fremantle – Singapore – Colombo – Gioia Tauro – Valencia – London. Fares for voyages of 20 days and more are €150 per person per day in double occupancy or €170 per day or sole use of a cabin.

APL Phoenix © Jan Svendsen

The APL Phoenix and two sister ships offer two Owners Cabins each with a common lounge

For further details on how to book passange to or from Australia 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

Who Remembers The Volcanic Ash Cloud of April 2010, When For A Time There Were No Flights Across The Atlantic?

This Is One Of The Regular Reports We Sent To Intending Clients:
SEA TRAVEL SITUATION REPORT FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC 19.04.10
Herewith is the latest update on the possibilities of sea travel between Europe and North America. If you wish to take up any of these options please contact us as soon as possible as reservations will be made on a first come first served basis.
Norwegian Sun

The 1,986-berth Norwegian Sun carried stranded passengers from Miami to Dover

EASTBOUND PASSENGER SHIPS – NORTH AMERICA TO EUROPE
Apart from two ships that are leaving Fort Lauderdale today, these are sailings for the rest of April. Queen Mary 2 and the bigger cruise ships are all now sold out and on waitlist, but there is still space today on three sailings by all-inclusive ships from New York, Barbados and San Juan:
22 April-06 May – Silver Spirit – New York to Southampton (1st European call Cork) (space available). Verandah suites £4,183 per person double, £6,262 for singles (all inclusive with bar and port charges)
24 April-12 May – Star Princess – Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen (1st European call Lisbon) **W/L**
25 April-07 May – SeaDream II – Barbados to Malaga (space available). Suite rooms from $2,800 per person, no single supplement (all inclusive with bar and port charges)
26 April-11 May – Norwegian Sun – Miami to Dover (1st European call Lisbon) ** W/L **
27 April-15 May – MSC Poesia – Fort Lauderdale to Hamburg (1st European call Lisbon) ** W/L **
29 April-08 May – Queen Mary 2 – New York to Southampton (1st call Hamburg) **W/L**
30 April-13 May – SeaDream I – San Juan to Malaga (space available). Suite rooms from $2,845 per person, no single supplement (all inclusive with bar and port charges)
01 May-15 May – Crown Princess – Fort Lauderdale to Rome (1st European port Gibraltar)
**W/L** = Waitlist.
We are now checking early May cruise ship sailings but Queen Mary 2’s May sailing is already sold out.
QueenMary2

And Queen Mary 2 did well for a while

EASTBOUND CARGO/PASSENGER SHIPS – NORTH AMERICA TO EUROPE
Hurry if you want space on cargo ships as this is all that is left on sailings from Philadelphia to Antwerp:
mv Rickmers Jakarta, planned for 02.05.at the moment – Double 513 available now
mv Rickmers Shanghai, planned for 11.05 .at the moment – Single 612 and 604 and Owners cabin available now
mv Rickmers Seoul, planned for 13.05. at the moment – Double 513 available now
mv Rickmers Singapore, planned for 07.06. at the moment – Owners available now
Fares are € 960 per person in Single and Owners Double use, € 840 pp in Double 513/double use, € 1020 pp in Double 513/solo use and € 1170 pp in Owners/solo use + 195 in dues and charges in each case.
Rickmers Shanghai

The Rickmers Shanghai carried 7 passengers from Philadelphia to Antwerp

We may also have some availability on grain ships from the Great Lakes but port of disembarkation in Europe is only known at the last minute.
WESTBOUND PASSENGER SHIPS – EUROPE TO NORTH AMERICA
22-27 April – Queen Mary 2 – Southampton to New York **W/L**
15-21 May – Queen Mary 2 –  Southampton to New York ** W/L **
No other ships scheduled until June 25 (Ocean Princess, Dover to New York)
WESTBOUND CARGO/PASSENGER SHIPS – EUROPE TO NORTH AMERICA
Polish Steamship Co – planned for 27 April – last cabins just booked – next sailing in about 14 days.
The weekly Antwerp-Liverpool-Philadelphia service advises as follows: “Unfortunately there are only a few places left because in some cases the shipping company will transport their own crew because they have no flights either. If you have any requests please send them and we have to see what we can do.”
We are also now checking with one other owner who has sailings scheduled for April 21 and 28 from Antwerp and/or Bremen, but do not yet have a response.
Generally speaking, those in North America are in a better position as there are several cruise ships positioning to Europe for the summer cruise season but nothing but the Queen Mary 2 and only occasional cargo ships offering space from Europe to North America. We would advise those in Europe to seek out other alternatives although we do have some cabins available to the Caribbean as there is a weekly service by 12-passenger ships to Martinique and Guadeloupe.
Best regards,
Kevin Griffin

The Cruise People Ltd, 88 York Street, London W1H 1QT, England
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A note from the time: Have been extremely busy with the volcano clouds – these are the visitors to our Transatlantic page:-
14 Apr, Wed     63  
  15 Apr, Thu     166  
  16 Apr, Fri     495  
  17 Apr, Sat     2056  
  18 Apr, Sun     3159  
  19 Apr, Mon     1805  
  20 Apr, Tue     1514  
  21 Apr, Wed     257  
And feedback from one of the families we booked at the time:

“Thank you thank you … we are off … you did it for us … Brilliant!” – Mrs Victoria M and family of four, who were among the many passengers we booked home by sea during the Volcanic Ash flight shutdown, April 2010. 

Australia Or New Zealand: If You Are Planning To Sail There By Cargo Ship In 2020, This Is What You Need To Know

Nordpacific copyright Brian Saunders

The Nordpacific and Nordmaple offer eight sailings a year to Australia, with one cabin each

For “Down Under” sea travellers, things are not what they used to be. Not that many years ago, Contship, NSB, Rickmers and P&O Nedlloyd offered direct passenger space on fifteen ships running between Europe and Australasia, with a choice of sailing via Suez or Panama. The Bank Line also ran four ships to New Zealand and Blue Star Line and Columbus Line offered frequent sailings to and from the USA. And MSC once offered regular service via Durban.

Today, NSB operate but two direct ships, the 5-passenger Buxcliff and MSC Flaminia, sailing from London Gateway and other European ports via Suez to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle. But they do not serve New Zealand. The Nordpacific and Nordmaple do offer occasional sailings via Panama that call in New Zealand, but have only one cabin each.

Other than these ships, which are always fully-booked, one needs to use one’s ingenuity if one wants to sail all the way to Australia these days.

Sailing From Europe: If one wants to sail all the way, and there is no space on the direct ships, The Cruise People can offer a through passage with change of ships en route. But here are some facts you need to know before proceeding:

  • As Singapore is now the last port of call in Asia it  is no longer a quick trip from the UK. The outbund trip is now more than twice as long as the inbound voyage
  • Port Kelang requires passengers arriving by cargo ship to be able to present a valid flight ticket back to their country of origin.

Here are some sample transit times and fares from Europe to Singapore and Port Kelang:

  • Southampton/Singapore 50 days (€6,627 pp double or €7,627 single)
  • Algeciras/Singapore 45 days (€5,977 pp double or €6,877 single)
  • Malta/Singapore 39 days (€5,197 pp double or €5,977 single

If you don’t mind buying refundable flight tickets to allow you to disembark in Port Kelang, it will cut at least two weeks off your sea time and save lots of money.

  • Southampton/Port Kelang 36 days (€4,807 pp double or €5,527 single)
  • Algeciras/Port Kelang 21 days (€2,857 pp double or €3,277 single)
  • Malta/Port Kelang 24 days (€3,247 pp double or €3,727 single)

We have regular Australian sailings from Singapore and Port Kelang to Fremantle (9 days), Sydney (15 days), Melbourne (18 days) and Adelaide (21 days). One just needs to allow enough days between sailings in case there are slippages in the schedules

Returning to Europe. If you are looking to sail just one way then we would highly recommend the northbound voyage as with Singapore now being the last port in Asia, it offers much faster sailings back to Europe. Here are the typical transit times and fares:

  • Fremantle/Singapore 8 days (€1,087 pp double or €1,247 single)
  • Sydney/Singapore 19 days, (€2,407 pp double or €2,787 single) thence
  • Singapore/Algeciras 18 days (€2,467 pp double or €2,827 single)
  • Singapore/Le Havre 21 days (€2,857 pp double or €3,277 single)
  • Singapore/Southampton 21 days (€2,857 pp double or €3,277 single)
CMA CGM Aquila Copyright Jens Grabbe.jpg

The CMA CGM Aquila sails on the Columbus PNW Line from Seattle and Vancouver

Sailing from North America: For other combinations involving a change of ship we list below some routings and transit times via Asia and the Pacific:

  • Oakland/Hong Kong 16 days (Columbus Jax) (€1,887 pp double or €2,207 single)
  • Oakland/Hong Kong 19 days (Pearl River) (€2,217 pp double or €2,597 single)
  • Vancouver/Qingdao 26 days (PNW Line) (€2,987 pp double or €3,507 single)
  • Vancouver/Singapore 39 days (PNW Line) (€4,417 pp double or €5,197 single)
CMA CGM Amber

The CMA CGM Amber connects Hong Kong and Ningbo with Brisbane and New Zealand

With connections to Australia and New Zealand

  • Hong Kong/Brisbane 21 days (Anzex Line) (€2,647 pp double or €3067 single)
  • Ningbo/Auckland 21 days (Anzex Line) (€2,647 pp double or €3,067 single)
  • Ningbo/Brisbane 16 days (Anzex Line) (€2,047 pp double or €2,367 single)
  • Qingdao/Melbourne 18 days (A3N ANL) (€2,287 pp double or €2,647 single)
  • Qingdao/Sydney 21 days (A3N ANL) (€2,647 pp double or €3,067 single)

With return times back from Australia and New Zealand

  • Brisbane/Yokohama 12 days (A3N ANL) (€1,567 pp double or €1,807 single)
  • Singapore/Yokohama 15 days (A3N ANL) (€1,927 pp double or €2,277 single)
  • Sydney/Qingdao 20 days (A3N ANL) (€2,527 pp double or €2,927 single)
  • Tauranga/Hong Kong 14 days (A3N ANL) (€1,807 pp double or €2,087 single)

And return times back to North America

  • Hong Kong/Los Angeles 18 days (Pearl River) (€2,107 pp double or €2,467 single)
  • Singapore/Los Angeles 28 days (Columbus Jax) (€3,207 pp double or €3,767 sole)

Feel free to call or email and ask to see the various fact sheets or ask about schedules to find the possibilities that might suit you.

Miri Lopusna, who handles our freighter bookings, can respond to any specific enquiry. You can reach Miri at CruisePeopleML@aol.com

Amadeus River Cruises: Special Fares And Offers On 7-Night Rhine And Danube Cruises

The Classical Rhine

Basel > Strasbourg > Cochem > Hoorn > Amsterdam or v.v.
Save up to £560 per stateroom + receive €100pp onboard credit

Includes:
★  Return flights & overseas transfers
★  Full-board cruise aboard Amadeus Silver II
★  Complimentary Wi-Fi

★ HIGHLIGHT: Guided Tour of Cologne Cathedral

 7-night fly-cruise from £1,779pp
Based on 31.10.19 sailing

The Romantic Danube

Vilshofen > Vienna > Bratislava > Budapest or v.v.
Save up to £600pp on selected sailings + receive €75pp onboard credit

Includes:
★  Return flights & overseas transfers
★  Tour guide and excursions
★  Full-board cruise including drinks at lunch &
dinner

★ HIGHLIGHT: Dürnstein and Melk Abbey

 7-night fly-cruise from £2,099pp
Based on 22.11.19 sailing

For details and bookings on either of these itineraries please call The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or email PassageEnquiry@outline.com