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IFR 395
South America-East Coast – USA-East Coast – The Caribbean – the Amazon


Santos – (Salvador – Rio de Janeiro) / all Brazil – Cartagena / Colombia – Kingston / Jamaica – New Orleans – Houston – Freeport / all USA – Veracruz / Mexico – Kingston – Cartagena – Manzanillo / Panama – Macapa – Manaus (Amazon) – Vitoria – Santos or similar
(Ports in brackets are not called at on a regular basis.)


About 59 days round trip
About 11 days Cartagena 2nd stop – Manaus
More partial trips on request



About the vessel

Container vessels, built 2005, German shipping company, international ship command, 42,000 tons dead-weight, length 220 m, width 32 m, speed 22 kn, container capacity 3,091 TEU, fitness room, swimming pool, steward, TV/DVD


1 double cabin “Owner”, shower/WC, about 26 sqm, bed 200 x 160 cm, separate living room, seating area, desk, fridge, TV/DVD/CD, 3rd Deck, view to the front may be blocked by cargo

2 single cabins, shower/WC, about 16 sqm, seating area, fridge, TV/DVD, HiFi, 6th Deck, open view sideways


The days-long trip on the Amazon is at the top of many of our passengers’ wish lists. The city of Manaus was once the richest city in the world during the rubber boom. But also the other ports are well worth seeing. Santos is the port of Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil.

Shore leave

Berthing times about 10-48 hours.
The most time for a city exploration is available in Manaus and Santos.




USA (type B1/B2) depending on the route, in Mexico the tourist card (about $ 30 USD) will be issued by immigration


Yellow fever

Passage prices

Starting at € 5,935.00 per person in double cabin or single cabin
Starting at € 6,820.00 single use of double cabin
Starting at € 1,375.00 Cartagena 2nd stop – Manaus
More partial trips on request

Travel insurance

Travel health and liability insurance

Medical certificate

Mandatory for passengers over 65 years of age

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.