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IFR 335
Northern Europe – The Caribbean – South America-East Coast


Rotterdam – Le Havre – Philipsburg / Netherlands Antilles – Port of Spain / Trinidad & Tobago – Degrad de Cannes / French Guyana – Vila do Conde (near Belem) – Fortaleza – Natal / all northern Brazil – Algeciras / Spain – London Gateway – Rotterdam or similar


About 42 days
About 12 days to Philipsburg
About 17 days to Degrad de Cannes
About 17 days Fortaleza – Rotterdam
More partial trips on request


About 2 times per month

About the vessel

Container vessels, built 2015, international ship command, 27,300 tons dead-weight, length 190 m, breadth 30 m, speed 21 kn, container capacity 2,140 TEU, fitness room, salon, steward, TV/DVD


2 double and 2 single cabins, shower/WC, about 11-12 sqm, bed 200 x 140 cm (in double cabin), seating area, desk, fridge, F-deck, open view


Passengers who have traveled the voyage enthusiastically report on the many impressions of the ports that are rarely called at.

Means of payment in Philipsburg and Degrad de Cannes: Euro, otherwise US-Dollar.

The routes Rotterdam – Philipsburg or Rotterdam – Port of Spain are only bookable from 4 weeks before the planned departure.

Alcohol is not allowed on board.

Shore leave

Berthing times about 10-36 hours, in Degrad de Cannes: 4-5 days.

Excursions can be booked through the local agency.

A visit to the spaceport Kourou in French Guyana is highly recommended (very early reservation is required).




Yellow fever (for trips from/to Brazil)

Passage prices

€ 4,620.00 per person double cabin
€ 5,460.00 single use of the double cabin
Starting at € 1,560.00 to Philipsburg
Starting at € 1,870.00 to Degrad de Cannes
Starting at € 1,870.00 Fortaleza to Rotterdam
More one-way trips on request

The shipping company charges a management fee of € 57.00 per person. (The management fee includes overseas health insurance during the voyage.)

Embarkation / Disembarkation fees

For embarkation/disembarkation in Fortaleza there are immigration fees of $100 USD, payable in cash on the spot. On embarkation/disembarkation in Port of Spain local authorities request proof of hotel reservation as well as return or onward ticket. Possible additional fees for embarking, disembarking or shore leave will have to be paid on the spot by the passengers to the respective authorities/agents.

Travel insurance

Travel health and liability insurance

Medical certificate

Mandatory for all passengers.

Travel reports by customers

South America

  • Dear Nina
    Just to give you all my favorable comments on the month spent at sea from Antwerp to Antofagasta on the CCNI Rotterdam last February.
    Everything was up to my expectation, comfortable cabin, staff very friendly, weather ok, co-traveler extra, schedule respected. Just the food….
    Thank you again, this was a nice trip.
    Best regards

  • Hello Birgit!
    Just to let you know I had an amazing experience – absolutely loved the whole experience.?? 5 countries visited, each offering diverse adventures plus the star of the show travelling on the freighter. So many photos and memories to sift and sort through but here’s 3 photos that I hope will give an essence of my trip!
    CMA CGM Hydra was my home for 12 days!?? Cabin was huge – 3 portholes so plenty of light.?? 24 crew members and me!?? Captain P. and the...
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The Caribbean

  • 9 May –Wednesday– Hertz picked us up at our townhouse in Orlando and took us to their office where we got our rental car for our one-way road trip to Port Everglades. We spent the night in Miami, where we had dinner with my cousin.
    10 May –Thursday– Phoned the Ship’s Agent, who asked if we could meet him at the South Gate of Port Everglades at 11 A.M. We took the rental car to the closest Hertz office where they shuttled us to the South Gate. They gave us passes after...
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  • Thanks for making the last Trip on MV Ocean possible, after a rough start it turned out to be an excellent voyage. Please forward my thanks to the captain, crew and owner who came on board in Jacksonville and to you folks.