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IFR 601
Northern Europe – Asia


Hamburg – Rotterdam – Southampton – Algeciras – Suez Canal – Port Klang / Malaysia – Tianjin Xingang / China – Pusan / Korea – Ningbo – Shanghai – Yantian / all China – Singapore – Suez Canal – Algeciras – Southampton – Hamburg or similar


About 81 days
About 32 days to Port Klang
About 25 days Singapore – Hamburg
More partial trips on request



About the vessel

Container vessels, built 2010-2018, French or international ship command, 161,000-199,000 tons dead-weight, length 366-400 m, breadth 52-59 m, speed 24-25 kn, container capacity 13,800-20,000 TEU, elevator, swimming pool (not on all vessels), fitness room, salon, small library, steward, TV/DVD


The cabins vary from vessel to vessel. In the following are some examples. Please contact us.

2-5 double cabins, shower/WC, about 15-39 sqm, beds 200 x 140/160 cm or 2 single beds, seating area, fridge, F-deck, view partly obstructed

Single cabins, about 10 sqm, shower/WC, fridge, armchair, F-deck, view partly obstructed


A fantastic voyage with very large container vessels, some of them the largest in the world, which can carry passengers.

The “MS CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupéry”, the largest freighter ever to call at the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, is also operating on this route (as of March 2018).

On-board language French and English.

In Shanghai the new container port in Yanshan will be called at, transport costs to the city center approx. 90,- USD.

Alcohol is not allowed on board.

Shore leave

Berthing times 12 – 48 hours
For arrangements in the Asian region we provide contact to a Chinese tour operator with German speaking staff. You will receive additional information with your travel confirmation.




China, 2 entries, when embarking or disembarking in Shanghai or Yantian special types of visa are required


Yellow fever

Passage prices

The passage prices depend on the cabin type and vary greatly. Each vessel has different types of cabins and different prices. Please contact us.
The prices are within this range:
Starting at € 10,530.00 to € 17,010.00 per person in double cabin
Starting at € 12,150.00 to € 18,630.00 single cabin, or single use of double cabin
Starting at € 4,160.00 to € 7,590.00 Hamburg – Port Klang
Starting at € 3,250.00 to € 5,980.00 Singapore – Hamburg
More partial trips and prices 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

On-site fees for embarkation and disembarkation:
Malta € 30.00, Port Klang about $ 50.00 USD, Singapore about $ 50.00 USD, Yantian about $ 100.00 USD. Possible additional fees will have to be paid on the spot to the respective authorities/agents.
The authorities in Port Klang require a return ticket to the home country upon disembarkation.

Travel insurance

Travel health and liability insurance

Medical certificate

Mandatory for all passengers.

Travel reports by customers

  • 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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