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Freighter Cruises Worldwide


The CMA CGM Jacques Joseph can carry up to 8 passengers.  Many cargo ship cabins have separate living and sleeping areas.

Freighter Pricing Guide:  Budget about $135 (about £90) per person per day plus any dues and taxes.

For the convenience of our clients, we accept payments in Pounds Sterling, Euros or US Dollars.


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The Cruise People Ltd offers cargo ship voyages up to 125 days duration on about 300 passenger - carrying cargo ships worldwide. Most were built in the 2000s and offer all-outside staterooms. Many also offer swimming pools and suites with separate day room and bedroom. But be prepared for schedule changes. Typical short round voyages are 28 days Le Havre to Martinique and Guadeloupe and return or 35 days from Southampton to the Mediterranean and back.

For the latest news please consult The Cruise People's Cargo Ship Blog 

Cargo-Passenger Operators


CMA CGM Freighter Cruises, Marseilles  

Operating 118 passenger-carrying container ships with about 1,000 passenger berths. Some 12-passenger French-flag ships carrying the maximum number of guests allowed on a cargo ship . The fleet now includes 18 ships operated by subsidiary APL. Some ships trade Round the World and others between Europe and the US East Coast, while many large fast 10-passenger container ships operate between Southampton, Continental ports and the Far East and China, as well as between Singapore and Australia. Others operate Mediterranean / Far East, New York / Far East / Seattle / New York, Trans-Pacific, Europe / St Martin / Trinidad / French Guyana / North Brazil and elsewhere.

Compagnie Polynésienne de Transport Maritime (CPTM) m.v. Aranui 5  

Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime operate the  newly-completed 230-passenger ARANUI 5 between Tahiti and the Marquesas and Tuamotu Islands. The largest number of passenger berths on any cargo ship worldwide.  A detailed account of a voyage in the previous ARANUI 3 can be found at the Romar Traveler Guides' article Freighter to Paradise.

Grimaldi Lines, Naples  

Operating a large fleet of Italian-owned roll on-roll off container vessels  between Southampton and the Mediterranean, Tilbury and South America and Tilbury and West Africa,  as well as to Scandinavia. The 35-day Mediterranean and Scandinavia service is called Euro-Med and operates on a fixed day of the week basis. Accompanying vehicles are accepted on most routes. And now, Transatlantic service, weekly between Hamburg, Antwerp and Liverpool, and Halifax, New York and Baltimore. 

NSB Freighter Cruises, Buxtehude  

A fleet of sixteen ships operating Europe to Australia and the Far East, UK and Continetal ports to the Mediterranean, Far East to Houston, Mobile, Miami and Jacksonville via Panama and Suez and Around the World in 83 days.

PZM Polish Steamship Company, Szczecin  

Operating a fleet of Polish-flag bulk ships to destinations worldwide, with twice-monthly Transatlantic service in season between Amsterdam's port of IJmuiden and Cleveland and Burns Harbor, Indiana. The last "tramp" style passenger service available in the world. A detailed account of a voyage in the ISA can be found here: IJmuiden to Cleveland .

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  Also Visit our Round-the-World and Extended Voyages Page

Schedules are subject to change due to cargo and weather.

Medical certificates are required by most lines and age limits apply.

Visas are required by non-US & Canadian citizens calling at US ports.

Freighter Cruise Links

Links are provided above for freighter operators. But also have a look at The Internet Guide to Freighter Travel, complied by Richard Ahern, check out your ship's latest location at Marine Traffic, read the freighter travel news at The Cruise Examiner by cybercruises.com, and finally, consult TransGlobal Logistics if you have a vehicle to ship somewhere in the world.

The Internet Guide to Freighter Travel

Track Your Own Ship at Marine Traffic

The Cruise People's Cargo Ship Blog 

For Overseas Vehicle Shipments

TransGlobal Logistics, with depots in both Europe and North America, can arrange shipment of your vehicle to many destinations worldwide and at reasonable rates.  Please  follow the link above for their web site.

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Our many suppliers of excellent freighter cruises and cargo ship voyages include:

Christian F Ahrenkiel, Alpha Ship, CMA CGM Freighter Cruises, Columbia Ship Management, Compagnie Polynésienne de Transport Maritime (CPTM), Delmas-Vieljeux, Peter Doehle, French Asia Line, French West Indies Line, Grimaldi Freighter Cruises, Grimaldi Lines, Hansa Shipmanagement, Hapag-Lloyd, Hurtigruten, Independent Container Line, Interorient Navigation, Leonhardt & Blumberg, MCC, Mare Schifffahrtsgesellschaft, Martime Gesellschaft, Mediterranean Club Express, Melfi Lines, NSB Freighter Cruises, NSB Niederelbe Schifffahrtssgesellschaft Buxtehude, Reederei Nord, Norwegian Coastal Voyage, OPDR, Oltmann Shipping, PZM Polish Steamship Company, Reederei B Rickmers, St Helena Line, Reederei Heinrich Schepers, Reederei Karl Schlüter, H Schuldt, TFDS, Tasman Orient Line, Transeste Shipping, Andrew Weir Shipping, Tom Wörden, Reederei Hermann Wulff, Frachtschiff Touristik Kapitän Peter Zylmann.

The following operators no longer carry passengers but we can place you with other owners (the last tramp voyages were offered by Egon Oldendorff and are no longer available, nor are banana boat voyages since the Horn Line service closed in October 2009):

Amerigo Express Line, Bank Line, Blue Star Line, H Buss, CP Ships, Canada Maritime, Cast Containers, Chilean Line, Columbus Line, Contship Containerlines, Costa Container Lines, Elders & Fyffes, Furness Withy, Fyffes Line, Geest Line, Hamburg-Süd, Hanseatic Shipping Co Ltd, Horn Line, Intership Navigation Co Ltd, Ivaran Lines, Reederei F Laeisz, Lykes Lines, MSC, Mediterranean Shipping Co, Mineral Shipping Co, Egon Oldendorff, P&O Nedlloyd Containers, Polish Ocean Lines, Projex, Rickmers Linie Pearl String Service, Rickmers Reederei, Safmarine, Seatrade Groningen, TIM Shipping, United Baltic Corporation.