Columbus PNW Transpacific Cargo-Passenger Service: Weekly Between Seattle and Vancouver and Chinese Ports and Shanghai

APL Qingdao © Aleksei Lindstrom

The APL Qingdao and sister ships carry four passengers each in two Owners Cabins

CMA CGM subsidiary APL has placed six 2012-built 10,600 TEU container vessels into the Columbus PNW Service, with passenger sailings now being offered weekly. The APL Barcelona, APL Dublin, APL Paris, APL Qingdao, APL Southampton and APL Yangshan now all sail between Seattle and Vancouver in North America and the Chinese ports of Yantian (for Hong Kong), Xiamen, Ningbo and Shanghai plus Pusan.

Sample fares are: full round voyage, 42 days, €5,995 per person double occupancy or €6,835 for sole use of a cabin. Vancouver to Yantian is 21 days at €3,055 per person double or €3,475 single, and Vancouver to Shanghai is 26 days at €3,755 per person double or €4,275 single. The voyage from Shanghai to Vancouver is 16 days at €2,355 per person double or €2,675 single.

APL Officers Mess

On container ships such as APL’s, passengers dine with the officers in their mess

Note that if you are not a US or Canadian citizen you will need a full US B1/B2 visa to enter the United States. There is a no alcohol policy on APL ships. Each ship is equipped with a swimming pool, recreation room and gym.

To book a Transpacific cargo ship voyage on one of the APL ships or for further information please contact Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail