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118 A

IFR 118 A
The Baltic


Rotterdam – Antwerp – Kiel Canal – Klaipeda / Lithuania – Riga / Latvia – Tallinn / Estonia – Kiel Canal – Rotterdam or similar.


About 12 days round-trip
About 7 days from/to Kiel Canal


2-3 x per month

About the vessel

Container ship, year of construction 2012, German shipping company, German or international ship command, 13,200 cargo tons, length 151 m, width 23.40 m, speed 19 kn, container capacity 1,036 TDW, TV/DVD


1 single cabin “Owner”, shower/WC, bed 100 x 200 cm, sofa, desk, refrigerator, pilot deck (2 decks below the bridge), unobstructed view to the side.


A beautiful trip to the Baltic with regular calls at all 3 Baltic states.

You travel on a ship operated by a popular German shipping company.

There is an alcohol ban for the crew.

Age limit 75 years.

In Rotterdam, a cab service organizes the embarkation, is available for information, drives you to the ship, payable on the spot, costs € 60 (ports close to the city) to € 150 (outer ports). Boarding is usually possible close to the city.

In the Kiel Canal, embarkation is carried out by a canal agency and costs €85 per person for embarkation and disembarkation.

The shipping company transports passengers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 (at least 2/3) and who take a Covid self-test upon embarkation (under supervision).

Shore leave

Berthing times 10-20 hours in the Baltic ports




Covid-19 (min. 2/3)

Passage prices

€ 1,044.00 round-trip
€ 609.00 from/to Kiel Canal

Embarkation / Disembarkation fees

€ 20.00 per person

Deviation insurance

€ 110.00 per person

Travel insurance

Travel health and liability insurance

Medical certificate

Für Passagiere ab 65 Jahren erforderlich

Travel reports by customers

Northern Europe

  • Many thanks again for my latest cargo ship experience which was wonderful.
    I enjoyed the trip on the Gerda, with Captain H. who ensured that I had my best experience to date. Also, a mention to the Chef, who made very tasty meals, also to all the crew, I can’t list all their names, unfortunately, however, all staff combined made my experience so enjoyable and I will definitely try to go on that route again to meet them again.
    I highly recommend this trip!
    You are very...
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  • Dear Mrs Pfeiffer and Mrs Weber
    Back from Hamburg, I would like to give you my feedback.
    It was a very interesting week I spent on board; captain Z. and the officers were all very open and friendly, so there really was a good atmosphere. I have always felt welcome to go here and there, to ask questions, and able to spend a lot of time on the bridge. As I told the captain, I felt I was 40 years younger as I spent hours on the bridge, just like when I was an officer on merchant ships...
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