Westport, CT (PRWEB) February 10, 2004
This spring, summer and fall, Maris Freighter Cruises will be offering an increased number of itineraries and sailings on Canadian, French and German containerships to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. The following represent just a few examples:
From Montreal, Quebec:
- Canadian Canmar Line - Weekly sailings to Liverpool and Thamesport, UK; Antwerp, Belgium; Hamburg, Germany and back to Montreal in 20 days.
- German Containership "Canada Senator" - Monthly sailings to Gioia Tauro, Naples and Genoa, Italy; Marseille, France and back to Montreal in 28 days.
From Halifax, Nova Scotia:
- German Containerships "Nordlake" and "Cala Pilar" - Sailing every two weeks to Havana, Cuba; Kingston, Jamaica; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Valencia, Spain; Salerno, Leghorn and Vado Ligure, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Valencia, 2nd call and back to Halifax in 35 days.
From the US East Coast:
- French Line, weekly sailings from New York, NY; Norfolk, VA; Savannah, GA and Port Everglades, FL to Malta; Leghorn and Genoa, Italy; Marseille, France; Valencia, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal and back to US ports in 35 days.
Average port time is one day, and the average fare is a very reasonable US$110.00 per person per day. Both one-way and roundtrip voyages are available. As the following comments illustrate, freighter enthusiasts love these voyages:
“… In Malta we took an ancient bus to the capital city of Valletta. It was a bit late to get much sightseeing done but we did get to explore the main parts of the city and sample lumpaki, a local fish, for supper. I’d like to return to spend more leisure time in Malta. The favorite ports of everyone, crew and passengers alike, were in northern Italy. Maybe not so much for the ports themselves, but for the tiny villages in rocky inlets along the coast of the Ligurian Sea. We took the train to see 4 of the 5 villages of Cinque Terre. It’s a must if time permits. To me these picturesque villages were a visual treat rivaling the more famous Amalfi Coast and the friendly inhabitants help you enjoy it even more …”.
“… And how was I to fill all those days? The eternal question from friends whenever I tell them how much I enjoy freighter cruising. No floor shows, no dancing girls! But plenty of time for reading, walking on deck, watching the endless motion of the sea, good eating and lots of relaxation …”.
For more information or to book a voyage, call 1 800 99-Maris (62747) or visit http://www.freightercruises.com.