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IFR 111
Tramp Voyage Baltic Sea

Route

Interesting tramp voyages in the Baltic Sea. Route varies and depends on the cargo. Fixed routes or areas of operation are not selectable! Flexibility required. The vessels go, for example, to Swedish, Baltic, Polish, Norwegian, English ports. During the ice-free times (April to December) the voyage often goes to the Finnish Saimaa lakes, e. g. Lappeenranta, Joutseno, Joenseen or even to Siilinjärvi. The ports arise at short notice according to the requirements of the cargo. Passengers book a travel period, the departure date only becomes concrete shortly before the start of the trip. Frequent places of embarkation and disembarkation: Kiel Canal, Brunsbüttel Lock and Kiel Lock, or Harlingen / Netherlands

Duration

13-15 days

Departures

1-2x per month

About the vessel

Bulk/Mixed cargo container vessels, built 2004-2006, German shipping company, German or international ship command, 3,600 tons dead-weight, length 82.5 m, breadth 12.60 m, speed 11.5 kn, TV/DVD

Cabins

1 double cabin, shower/WC (shared with the captain, but lockable from both sides), bed 200 x 130 cm, small seating area, small desk, SAT-TV, radio, open view

Comments

A great ride for our flexible passengers. This voyage is still reminiscent of seafaring as it once was: without containers. The voyages are so-called Tramp voyages. This means that these vessels have no fixed routes and no fixed circulations. As these are not scheduled services, the passenger must be patient and flexible, as the port of embarkation and disembarkation, the route and the duration of the journey often vary. The vessels make about 2 voyages per month. Passengers book a possible voyage period of at least 4 weeks during which they can start the voyage. You will receive a first indication of the travel date in the week before departure, the port of embarkation and the exact date we will tell you about 2-3 days before a possible embarkation, maybe at even shorter notice. However, the destination ports can still change even then. The same applies to the return journey and duration. Usually we will not know where exactly the voyage will go and when and where you can disembark. In return you can expect a familiar atmosphere. On these vessels the contact to the crew is especially close, which is appreciated by our passengers. One quickly speaks of “my vessel”. Repeatedly, the vessels also dock in smaller ports that cannot be visited by container vessels. Often German ship command. Otherwise, one of the officers is usually German-speaking. Cargo is usually: grain, feed, wood, paper, steel, salt, cellulose. In July-August also often voyages to France/Spain (holiday-time in Finland).

Shore leave

In contrast to the speed of container vessels, the berthing times of these vessels are considerably longer. There is enough time for an extended shore leave. Captain and crew are not stingy with tips for “sightseeing” and “shopping”, because they know all ports in their area of operation. These voyages are ideal for passengers with a sense of adventure and flexibility of time.

Documents

Passport

Passage prices

€ 1,036.00 per person For trips shorter than 13 or longer than 15 days a daily rate of € 74.00 will be subtracted or added

Embarkation / Disembarkation fees

€60.00 on embarkation or disembarkation at Kiel-Canal, refundable if applies

Deviation insurance

€ 40.00 to € 60.00 per person, depending on age

Travel insurance

Travel health and liability insurance

Medical certificate

Mandatory for passengers over 65 years of age

Travel reports by customers

Baltic Sea

  • Thank You Capt. B!
    When I said to Capt. B. ‘thank you for the good atmosphere on board’
    He said to me: Well, I didn’t have any stress because the crew made a good job.
    This was what I felt, a peaceful crew, who did their work every day without complaining.
    I liked to watch the Boson splicing a perfect eye into the moorings.
    Cookie o prepares the best apple-pie.
    G. is a conscientious and reliable 2nd.Engr.
    R. OS the youngest stands...
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  • Dear captain and crew of the MS “Clipper”,
    we were guests on board of your vessel at the beginning of October 2010. With this letter we would like to express our most sincere thanks for the absolute marvelous time we had on board of your ship. All the crew – from captain to any other crew member – were always very friendly and most helpful. Everybody always had a smile for us when we met.
    The absolute highlight for us was the Karaoke-evening we celebrated...
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