Columbus Loop – Short World Voyage – From Seattle or Vancouver to the
east coast or from the east coast to Seattle or Vancouver.
Weekly sailings – 15 vessels in the service – 16 ports on a full round
voyage of 105 days.
Proposed port list (subject to change) – Seattle, Vancouver, Yokohama,
Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Mediterranean Sea
and Suez Canal passage, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Mediterranean Sea
and Suez Canal passage, Tanjung Pelepas, Hong Kong, Yantian, Shanghai,
India America Express – Weekly liner service between the east coast and
India, Pakistan and the Suez Canal area. Eight vessels sailing 56 days
for a complete round voyage of 10 ports. Port List (subject to change) –
New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston, Mediterranean Sea passage, Port
Said, Suez Canad Passage, Jeddah, Muhammad Bin Qasim Karachi, Nhava
Sheva Jawaharlal Nehru, Mundra, Damietta, New York.
Pacific East Coast 2 – From Ensenada (Mexico) through the Panama Canal
and the Caribbean, the Far East and back to Ensenada. Weekly service
with 11 ships in the service and 15 ports of call with a complete round
voyage length of 77 days. Port List (subject to change) – Ensenada,
Manzanillo (Mexico), Punta Manzanillo (Panama), Panama Canal transit,
Cartagena, Kingston, Caucedo, Puerto Cabello, Port of Spain, Chiwan,
Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Pusan, Ensenada.
Pacific Express 3 – Around the World in 77 days including passages of
the Panama Canal, Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea. Weekly service
with 11 ships and 15 ports.
Port List (subject to change) – Houston, Mobile, Miami, Jacksonville,
Savannah, Charleston, Tanger Med, Jebel Ali, Singapore, Hong Kong,
Chiwan, Shanghai, Pusan, Balboa, Punta Manzanillo (Panama), Houston.
The French-flag passenger freighter M.V. CMA-CGM ROSSINI will sail
a 21-day itinerary every 47 days, starting 22 October, 2010. The
itinerary is Charleston, Savannah, Freeport(Bahamas), Veracruz (Mexico),
Altamira (Mexico), Houston, New Orleans, Freeport, Savannah and back to Charleston.
The ship has five cabins, each with a double bed or twin beds. All
cabins have two wide windows in front, private bathroom with shower, wash
basin and toilet, private lounge, refrigerator (handy for your
duty-free beverages available on board), desk and locker.
Dining is in the officers’ mess with the senior officers. Other
amenities include a small gym with ping pong, and rowing machine. There
is also a small outdoor pool, and you will find deck chairs on the sun deck.
The passenger lounge on E deck includes sofa, easy chairs, tea table,
game table, small library, TV and DVD player, Hi Fi set and a refrigerator.
Also on E deck is the laundry with washer and dryer. This ship is
equipped with an elevator. Please note that passengers must be mobile
as elevators do not work in rough seas or emergencies.
REQUIRED – Valid passport which expires a minimum of 6 months after the
conclusion of the voyage. Passengers carrying passports, other than
American or Canadian, must obtain a US visa.
The fares for these voyages including port taxes/bank transfer fees,
and deviation insurance are:
Doubles – each of two – Euro 2170
Single use of a double cabin – Euro 2380
All passengers are required to carry emergency hospital/medical
insurance including emergency evacuation (sometimes called air
ambulance) coverage. Not required but strongly recommended is
cancellation insurance to protect your fare in the event of illness,
accident or bereavement of yourself, your travelling companion or
immediate family members. We are happy to quote on this insurance for
Canadian residents. We will supply a source for American residents if
they so wish. There will be a medical form for your doctor to
complete indicating you are in satisfactory health to sail in a ship
with no medical facilities or doctor on board. Age limit is 75 (now 80
with 2 good medical reports from your doctor – one with deposit and one
within a month of sailing)!
Cabins are held for one week at no obligation. At the end of that time,
completed booking form is required and a 25% deposit is due. Balance is
due 10 weeks prior to scheduled sailing. Payments are in EUROS and may
be sent to us by bank draft, money order or wire transfer. Please note that banks
charge both you and us service charges for wire transfers. Bookings
closer in than 10 weeks require full payment with acceptance of the
option. Medical certificate and proof of insurance should be submitted
closer to sailing date (see top of medical form).
Please note that this is a working cargo vessel and the cargo takes
priority. There is always the possibility of a night port call or a short
stay in port if cargo requirements are light.