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IFR 135
Portugal - Baltic Sea - Combination


Rotterdam – Kiel Canal – Gdynia / Poland – Aarhus / Denmark – Gothenburg / Sweden – Antwerp – Rotterdam – Leixoes – Lisbon / both Portugal – London Gateway – Rotterdam or similar.


Round trip about 28 days

Variant Baltic Sea: Rotterdam or Kiel Canal – Gdynia – Aarhus – Gothenburg – Antwerp – Rotterdam about 14 days

Variant Portugal: Antwerp or Rotterdam – Leixoes – Lisbon – London Gateway – Rotterdam about 14 days



About the vessel

Container vessel, built 2012, German shipping company, international ship command, 13,200 cargo tons, length 152 m, breadth 23 m, speed 18.5 kn, container capacity 1,036 TEU’s, sauna, TV/DVD.


2 double cabins, shower / WC, beds 200 x 140 cm, sofa with table, refrigerator, view to the side or aft free.

The cabins are located on the pilot deck, below the captain’s deck.


Nice combination of North and South European ports.

With this trip you can also do the round trip from/to Kiel Canal or Antwerp.
The variants Baltic Sea or Portugal are possible from/to Rotterdam as round trips.
Variant Baltic Sea is also possible with arrival in Kiel Canal and departure in Rotterdam.
Variant Portugal is also possible with arrival in Antwerp and disembarkation in Rotterdam.

In Rotterdam, the ship is usually only moored in the outer harbors, rarely at berths close to the city. A cab service organizes the embarkation, is available for information, offers parking, takes care of the approach to the ship and brings you to the gangway. Payable on the spot, cost 130,- € to 150,- € (outer ports) or 60,- € to 80,- € (ports close to the city). It is not possible to embark or disembark without using the cab service in Rotterdam. In the Kiel Canal, boarding is done through a canal agency and costs €85 per person for boarding or disembarking.

In Antwerp, passengers take a certified cab to the ship, costing about €140 each way.

The shipping company carries passengers who are vaccinated against Covid-19 (3/3) and take a Covid self-test before embarkation under supervision on the ship.

Alcohol is prohibited for the crew, there is no alcohol to buy on board.

Shore leave

Berthing times about 8-36 hrs.




Covid 19 (3/3)

Passage prices

€ 2,380.00 per person in double cabin round trip
€ 2,660.00 single use of double cabin round trip
€ 1,190.00 per person in double cabin variant Portugal or Baltic Sea
€ 1,330.00 single use of double cabin variant Portugal or Baltic Sea

Embarkation / Disembarkation fees

€ 20.00 per person plus cab service or canal agency

Deviation insurance

115,- € per person up to 75 years, starting at 76 years 155,- €, starting at 80 years 185,- €

Travel insurance

Travel health and liability insurance

Medical certificate

Required for passengers age 65 and over

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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