Posted by: cruise2 | 21 July, 2011

Non-Stop Cargo-Passenger Service from New York to Tanger Med

by thecruisepeople

Using the Round-the-World ships of its Pacific Express 3 fleet, CMA CGM The French Line now offers a regular non-stop service from New York to Tanger Med, the state-of-the-art Moroccan ferry port that opened just last year. CMA Blue Whale, CMA CGM Florida, CMA CGM Kingfish and CMA CGM Tarpon, each of 65,890 deadweight tons, can carry six passengers each in three double cabins, as can the CMA CGM Amber, which has now also been added to this service.

The crossing from New York takes ten days and fares from New York are €1,000 per person double, or €1,200 for sole use of a double. The ships are equipped with swimming pool and deck chairs as well as table tennis and a ship’s library.

Once in Tanger Med passengers can avail themselves of regular ferry services by Balearia to Algeciras in Spain, Comarit and Comanav to Sète in France, Grande Nave Veloci to Barcelona and Genoa and Grimaldi Lines to Barcelona and Livorno.

With the present absence of other direct cargo-passenger services to Med ports, this is a super way of travelling to Spain, France or Italy and getting a look at a bit of Morocco on the way. The service can also be boarded at Houston, Mobile, Miami, Jacksonville, Savannah or Charleston but New York is the last American port of call. Fares from other embarkation ports are calculated at €100 per person per day double and €120 per day single.

For further information on this or any other CMA CGM service please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail and in North America contact Fred Cherney at 1-800-961-5536 Ext 22 or email

For further details on the various ferry services from Tanger Med please consult



  1. I would love any information I can get regarding this passenger transatlantic freighter. I didn’t even know this existed. i thought overseas travel now a days was just by plane and I hate a plane. So I have always been limited on traveling to my husband’s country to visit his family. we are to leave next week to travel to Northern Morocco and I have already backed out and refuse to board the plane, so he is going alone.

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