Posted by: cruise2 | 12 April, 2011

New West Coast to Mediterranean Transatlantic Service

by thecruisepeople

The Cruise People Ltd is pleased to announce a second cargo-passenger service between the Mediterranean and the West Coast of North America with the introduction of MSC Lausanne onto a route between Italy, Panama, California, Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest.

With a round voyage of 63 days there will be a sailing every nine weeks on this route, with calls at Naples, Civitavecchia (for Rome), La Spezia and Valencia in the Mediterranean, Cristobal and Balboa in Panama, then Long Beach, Oakland, Vancouver, Seattle and return to Naples by way of Oakland, Long Beach, Balboa, Cristobal and Gioia Tauro in Italy.

Owners lounge MSC Lausanne, bedroom in background

The German-flag MSC Lausanne is owned by NSB, and featuring three double cabins, she can carry up to six passengers on her cross-Atlantic voyages. Bookings are possible between your choice of ports with fare charged for the number of days spent on board.

The other West Coast service is operated by Leonhardt & Blumberg using the 12-passenger  Hansa Bremen and Hansa Magdeburg on a route between the West Coast and the UK and Continent. Calls are made at Tilbury, Hamburg, Le Havre, Cartagena, the Panama Canal, Puerto Quetzal, Lazaro Cardenas, Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Vancouver and then back to Tilbury via Oakland, Long Beach, Manzanillo, Lazaro Cardenas, Puerto Quetzal, the Panama Canal, Cartagena,Tanger Med and Rotterdam. Sailings are offered almost monthly on this route, with a round voyage time of about 70 days.



  1. The European cross-Atlantic cruise looks interesting. How can I find out more about boarding on the west coast or in the Northwest and the round trip rates for a single?

    Thank you,

    Karl Godsey

  2. wow, this is wonderful. i travel by ship to or from Italy each year but this may be a far better alternative.

    cost for solo passenger???

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