CMA CGM Opens Passenger Bookings On The World’s Largest Container Ship – m.v. CMA CGM Marco Polo

cma-cgm-marco-poloFrance’s CMA CGM has this week announced that passenger cabins can now be booked on board its massive container ship CMA CGM Marco Polo (16,020 TEUs). These unique cruises offer travellers the opportunity to live a unique experience, discovering oceans, seas and continents in the pursuance of foreign trade, and getting involved in life on board, sharing in the crew’s everyday life at sea. The CMA CGM Marco Polo has five modern double cabins of 200 sq ft each, a lounge with televison equipment,  library, fitness room and even a swimming pool. Sister ships CMA CGM Jacques Cartier and CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt are under construction.

Here is a quick comparison with Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas:

CMA CGM Marco Polo – 1,278 x 177 feet (10 lower berths)
Oasis of the Seas – 1,181 x 154 feet (5,400 lower berths)

CMA CGM Marco Polo is deployed on the world’s busiest trade route, linking Europe and Asia, and allows travellers to discover the world’s largest ports on the following rotation: Southampton, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Malta, Khor Fakkan, Jebel Ali, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Yantian, Port Kelang, Tanger and Southampton.

Sample fares are €8,470 per person for the full 77-day round voyage (€10,010 for sole use of a cabin); Southampton to Hong Kong, 49 days at €5,39 per person (€6,370 sole use); Le Havre to Hong Kong, 41 days at €4,570 per person (€5,330 sole use); Hong Kong to Southampton, 28 days at €3,080 per person (€3,640 sole use); or Port Kelang to Southampton, 22 days at €2,420 per person (€2,860 sole use), or for a sampler Southampton to Malta, 14 days at €1,540 per person (€1,820 sole use). Slightly lower fares are available on other ships.

Freighter cruises have been offered by the CMA CGM Group since 2000 and it now provides almost 600 passenger berths on seventy of its company-owned ships on Worldwide Routes (click to see detailed breakdown).

For bookings and further information please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail