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IFR 118
The Baltic / Baltic Sea


Possible ports: Rotterdam – Antwerp – Kiel Canal – Klaipeda / Lithuania – Riga / Latvia – Tallinn / Estonia – Helsinki / Finland – Kiel Canal – Rotterdam or similar.
(Usually 2-3 ports are called at)


About 12-14 days from/to Rotterdam
About 7 days from/to Kiel Canal


2-3x per month

About the vessel

Container vessel, built 2012, German shipping company, international ship command, 13,200 tons dead-weight, length 152 m, breadth 23 m, speed 18.5 kn, container capacity 1,036 TEU, hobby/sports room, sauna, TV/DVD


2 double cabins, shower/WC, beds 200 x 140 cm, couch with table, fridge, open view sideways or aft.

Both cabins are on Pilot Deck, below the Captain’s Deck.


Nice trip with a ship of a German family shipping company, with which we have a long and good cooperation.

The ship currently sails quite regularly to the Baltic States, but other routes are also conceivable, as the ports visited depend on the volume of cargo.
No specific intermediate ports or port sequences can be booked.

Alcohol is prohibited for the crew.

In the Kiel Canal, boarding is handled by a canal agency and costs €85 per person for boarding or disembarking.
In Rotterdam, a cab service organizes embarkation, is available for information, drives you to the ship, payable locally, cost 60,- € (ports close to the city) to 150,- € (outer ports).

The shipping company carries passengers who are vaccinated against Covid-19 (min. 3/3) and do a Covid self-test at embarkation (under supervision).

Shore leave

Berthing time approx. 6-16 hours




Covid 19 (3/3)

Passage prices

€ 1,105.00 per person in the double cabin from/to Rotterdam
€ 1,235.00 single use of the double cabin
€ 595.00 per person in the double cabin from/to Kiel Canal
€ 665.00 single use of the double cabin

Embarkation / Disembarkation fees

€ 20.00 per person plus cost for taxi service in Rotterdam
€ 85.00 per person on embarkation or disembarkation at Kiel Canal

Deviation insurance

€ 95.00 per person up to 75 years old. € 125.00 from 76 years old, € 150.00 from 80 years old

Travel insurance

Travel health and liability insurance

Medical certificate

Für Passagiere ab 65 Jahren erforderlich

Travel reports by customers

Baltic Sea

  • 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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  • 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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