Once-Only Voyage From Europe To South America By The MSC Flaminia As She Repositions To The US East Coast-South America Run

MSC FlaminiaThe passenger-carrying container ship MSC Flaminia will change service, leaving Northern Europe for the East Coast of South America in late January for a single voyage before phasing into the US East Coast – South America East Coast route with sister ship MSC Geneva.  The MSC Flamnia features an Owners, a Double and a Single cabin while MSC Geneva is equipped with an Owners cabin and two Double cabins, all outside and all en suite.

We can therefore now offer the following one-time-only voyage on MSC Flaminia:

Hamburg January 22/23  – Bremerhaven January 24/25 – Le Havre January 26/27 – Lisbon January 30 – Sines January 31, for

Rio de Janeiro February 10/11 – Santos February 12/13 – Paranagua February 14 – Navegantes February 15/16 – Buenos Aires February 19 – Montevideo February 21

Thence in the Brazil-US East Coast service she will sail from Rio Grande February 22/23 – Navegantes February 24/25 – Santos February 27/28 – Salvador March 2 – Suape March 3/4 for Caucedo March 11 – Freeport (Bahamas) March 13 – Norfolk March 17/18 etc in the US East Coast – South America East Coast service.

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


Crossing The Pacific By Cargo Ship Without Need Of A US Visa

Here is a way for world travellers wanting to travel from the Far East  to North America by cargo ship to eliminate the need to obtain the full US visa that is required to enter the United States by this method. To avoid the cost, time and hassle of having to go for a personal interview at a US Embassy or Consulate in order to obtain that visa, simply book passage to Canada instead.

After leaving the Far East the NSB-owned Hanjin Amsterdam, Hanjin Brussels, Hanjin Geneva and Hanjin Ottawa sail directly to Canada, where you can disembark at the brand-new container port of Prince Rupert. Once in Canada, non-North Americans can either fly into the US or cross the land border, where formalities do not require the full US visa that is required to enter on a cargo ship (the main reason for this is that, unlike the cruise lines and airlines, cargo ship owners are not signatory to the visa waiver program). Meanwhile, once finished in Prince Rupert, the ships proceed south to Seattle and Portland before turning and heading back to the Far East again from Vancouver. Passenger sailings take place about twice monthly.

Kwangyang / Ningpo / Shanghai / Pusan / Prince Rupert

m/v HANJIN AMSTERDAM and sisters  (1 Owners Cabin and 1 Double Cabin, each 320 sq ft with separate living room and bedroom on Deck F, and 1 Single Cabin of 195 sq ft on Deck E). Maximum 5 passengers, swimming pool, 68,800 tons each. Fares are €85 per day for the single and €90 per person per day for the Owners or Double (€105 per day for sole use). Port charges and deviation insurance are extra.

Route: Kwangyang – Ningpo – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Pusan – Prince Rupert .

The Far East to Vancouver trade was once served by the famous Canadian Pacific Trans-Pacific Empresses, of which the first three were built in 1891 and the last, the Empress of Japan, in 1930. The prime route then was from Hong Kong and Yokohama.

For further information on crossing the Pacific by container ship please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.

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