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IFR 812
Voyage Around the World through Panama Canal and around the Cape of Good Hope

Route

Singapore – Shekou / China – Hong Kong – Kaohsiung / Taiwan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Qingdao / all China – Pusan / South Korea – Manzanillo / Mexico – Balboa – Panama Canal – Manzanillo / both Panama – Cartagena / Colombia – Kingston / Jamaica – Caucedo / Dom. Republic – around the Cape of Good Hope – Singapore or similar

Duration

About 83 days round-trip About 8 days Manzanillo – Cartagena About 43 days Cartagena – Singapore More partial trips on request

Departures

About 1x per month

About the vessel

Container vessels, built 2017, international ship command, 90,000 tons dead-weight, length 300 m, breadth 40 m, speed 26 kn, container capacity 10,900 TEU, fitness room, sauna, salon, steward, TV/DVD

Cabins

4 double cabins, shower/WC, about 20-34 sqm, bed depending on the vessel 200 x 145-160 cm, seating area, desk, fridge, view to the front might be blocked by cargo, partly open view sideways, F-deck

Comments

This voyage offers both the rare opportunity to book a short trip and drive through the Panama Canal, as well as the chance to sail around the Cape of Good Hope. In Shanghai the new container port in Yanshan will be called at, transport costs to the city center are about € 90.00. Disembarkation is not allowed in Pusan, embarkation/disembarkation in Caucedo is not possible. 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.

Documents

Passport

Visa

Visa for China (special regulations for embarkation/disembarkation in Shanghai). In Mexico the Tourist Card (about $ 30 USD) will be issued by immigration. In Jamaica an onward ticket has to be presented on immigration.

Vaccinations

Yellow fever

Passage prices

€ 7,700.00 round-trip per person in double cabin € 9,000.00 round-trip single use of cabin Starting at € 880.00 Manzanillo – Cartagena Starting at € 4,730.00 Cartagena – Singapore More partial 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

On embarkation/disembarkation in Singapore there are fees of $ 50 USD, on disembarkation in Pusan $ 100-150 USD. 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

Asia

  • 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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Central America

  • 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 Paniec and the crew...
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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

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.