Westport, CT (PRWEB) April 27, 2004
For people who can take lengthy periods of time off, such as senior citizens, or entrepreneurs who wish to write and work on a project, or just read and relax and see the world, Maris Freighter Cruises offers voyages on modern British, French and German containerships in both westbound and eastbound directions.
Westbound, every 10 days - New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Manzanillo, transit the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Auckland, New Caledonia, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Singapore, transit the Suez Canal, Damietta, Malta, La Spezia, London, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Dunkirk, Le Havre and back to New York in 84 days - $9,790.
Eastbound, every two weeks - Houston, New Orleans, Newport News, Baltimore, Hamburg, Antwerp, Genoa, transit the Suez Canal; Chennai or Jakarta and Surabaya, Singapore; KoSichang or Kaohsiung, Ho Chi Minh City or Haiphong, Shanghai, Xingang, Masan, Kobe, Yokohama, Hitachi, possibly Long Beach, and via the Panama Canal back to Houston in 125 days - $11,275.
As the following comments illustrate, freighter enthusiasts love those voyages and visits to the world ports:
“My favorite ports 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.” - James Bard, Fall 2003.
“Darkness approaches on a clear night announcing a beautiful sunset with shades of green rays, color of happiness, color of flames, encircled in an infinite coat of gold. Days fall so quickly in Tropics. The first star is already appearing on the background of red, indigo, marine, royal, night. Venus of course, which shines without flickering, then a myriad of stars enlarged by the clear air that no terrestrial light, no smoke could veil.” - Michel Goeldlin, Summer 2001, from his book “Paths of Foam” written during the voyage.
For more information and to make a reservation, please call 1 800 99-Maris (62747) or visit http://www.freightercruises.com.
Maris Freighter Cruises (since 1993)
Freighter Travel Club of America (since 1958)
215 Main Street
Westport, CT 06880