Thursday, 3 November 2011

Freighter Cruise - Far East and New Zealand

Greetings,
Good news for Sea Lovers. Sea Travel Limited is pleased to announce one more service between Asia and New Zealand and one more vessel allowing passengers on board. This is a wonderful opportunity for those wishing to include a visit to Malyasia, China or Korea with a possible stop in Fiji and New Caledonia.

Itinerary and duration in days:

Port Kelang, Malaysia 0

Chiwan, China 5
Ningpo, China 7
Shanghai, China 9
Pusan (Busan), South Korea 10
Suva, Fiji (tbc) 22
Auckland, New Zealand 27
Port Chalmers, New Zealand 30
Lyttelton, New Zealand 32
Tauranga, New Zealand 34
Noumea, New Caledonia 37
Port Kelang, Malaysia 49

Cabin decsription:


1) Twin bedded suite “Supercargo” with private facilities and ensuite (shower/WC). Furnished with Sofa, writing desk, carpet, TV/DVD, CD-Player, Radio and refrigerator. Beds approx. 200 x 90 cm, cabin approx. 28 sqm. Location: E-deck. Open view astern and side.

2) Twin bedded suite “Owner”, shower/WC. Sofa, writing desk, carpet, TV/DVD, CD-Player, Radio and
refrigerator. Beds approx. 200 x 90 cm, cabin approx. 24 sqm. Location: E-deck. View may be restricted by cargo.

For further information and to make a reservation, please contact your Sea Travel Specialist on mail@seatravelltd.co.uk


Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5, Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK

Phone +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax +44 (0) 871 266 4641

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Freighter Travel between Taiwan, Korea, China and Australia combined with Wine tasting

Greetings,

Freighter travel - The different way of travel combined with some Wine tasting is tempting. The Australian Wine Industry is the fourth largest exporter of wine around the world and many people probably have been looking on the web for possible ways of travelling between Asia and Australia. Sea Travel Limited might have the solution. Our freighter voyage is with departure from one of the Asia's must see destination Taiwan to first port in Western Australia - Fremantle. The itinerary also inlcudes Melbourne (Victoria), Sydney (New South Wales region) and Brisbane (Queensland) and continues from there up towards South Korea (Pusan) visiting three Chinese ports (Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou) before again touching Taiwan. The whole journey is approximately 35 days but section reservations are possible and we recommend travellers to consider reserving space well ahead because of the popularity of the journey and destinations.

Australian and Chinese visas would be required depending on citizenship of travellers. Australian visa can be obtain online through the Internet Visa Services Australia. The site will allow you to apply for a short term visa for travel to Australia.
For help with Chinese visas please visit Chinese Visa Application Service Centre.

Short description of the Cabins:
1.) Double cabin, Living and bedroom combined, shower/WC. Radio, TV/Video, refrigerator. Large double bed. Location: D-deck. View to bow restricted.

2.) Double cabin, Living and bedroom combined, shower/WC. Radio, TV/Video, refrigerator. Large double bed. Location: D-deck. View to bow restricted

For further information and to make a reservation, please contact your Sea Travel Specialist on mail@seatravelltd.co.uk


Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5, Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK


Phone +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax +44 (0) 871 266 4641

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Cargo Ship Travel between Australia and Singapore or Port Kelang

Greetings,




Some good news for travellers wishing to visit Australia and Asia. A new service has been announced that 2 vessels are already employed in service between a few ports in Australia and possibly New Zealand to Singapore and Port Kelang. The service was discontinued for some time but has now resumed carrying passengers to the destinations. The vessels depart from Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide and take passengers to Singapore or Malaysia only. Section reservations between Australia and Asia are only possible.

There is also a possibility the vessel will call New Zealand on the next departure as current schedules show stops at Auckland; Lyttelton; Port Chalmers and Tauranga but ports are not yet confirmed on furture trips.

For further information and to make a reservation, please contact your Sea Travel Specialist on mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5, Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK

Phone +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax +44 (0) 871 266 4641

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

New Freighter Cruise Additions by Sea Travel Limited

Greetings,


As the end of the summer is already here, as usual Sea Travel Ltd would like to keep you updated with new trips available for passengers wishing to travel on board cargo ships. Sea Travel Limited added 3 new destinations to the program.
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Freighter Passage to Norway and the Fjords
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Fascinating Adriatic Sea Freighter cruise with departures from Venice and featuring Piraeus in Greece. This wonderful trip can be combined with a romantic stay in Venice.
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And Freighter Travel to Russia’s most beautiful city St. Petersburg. In fact this particular journey is an extraordinary trip including the Caribbean Sea on board two modern container vessels. Before crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the journey is heading for the Amazing Russian port of St. Petersburg.




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For further information and to make a reservation, please contact your Sea Travel Specialist on mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5 Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK

Phone +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax +44 (0) 871 266 4641

Monday, 19 September 2011

Sailing Yacht Cruises with Sea Travel Limited

Setting a course to follow your desires....

It was the longing for far away places and the great unknown that pushed man to build ships and explore the world. It was the wind that called them to set out. It was the sail that helped mankind to discover distant shores. Since the legendary Sea Cloud was the first yacht in a small and beautiful fleet - The two windjammers Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II carry this yearning on board as they set sail. They cruise in the world’s finest sailing waters, including those of Central America and the Lesser Antilles, and they visit Mediterranean shores. And while the Sea Cloud enchants nostalgics and romantics with its uniqueness and its history, the Sea Cloud II joins together two demanding worlds by offering an authentic sailing experience and fulfilling the highest expectations of those embarking on an exclusive cruise. To many, the elegant travelling style of a bygone era and the rediscovery of the slowness are a pleasure and an enrichment alike. On board the River Cloud II, you can satisfy this yearning in the scenic heart of Europe, whether by visiting fascinating cities, passing through idyllic landscapes, or immersing yourself in the life of a river that naturally connects town and country – be it in Bruges, Amsterdam, Budapest or Vienna, by the banks of the Moselle or on the delta of the Danube.

For further information and to make a reservation, please contact your Sea Travel Specialist on mail@seatravelltd.co.uk



Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5 Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK

Phone +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax +44 (0) 871 266 4641

Friday, 16 September 2011

Spectacular Cruise and Exotic Flair from Sea Travel Limited

Spectacular Cruise from Europe to Australia in November 2011


Over the years Cruise Companies have refined their itineraries and have now incorporated some additional and exciting ports, giving you effectively a traditional liner voyage and an Exciting cruise. Join m/v Athena and cruise Down Under. Civitavecchia to Fremantle with departure on 15 Nov 2011 until 18 Dec 2011; 34 Days/ 33 Nights, escaping the winter in Europe is always popular. The voyage prices are reasonable and in many cases passengers enjoy 33 nights with all meals, accommodation and entertainment for less than the price of a business class air fare.

For further information on how to book, please do not hesitate to contact your Travel Specialist at Sea Travel Limited on Tel: +44 203 371 9484 or email: mail@seatravelltd.co.ukThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Pearl String Freighter Voyage - 101 day trip Round The World

You are invited to completely relax and at the same time experience genuine maritime lifestyle on modern multipurpose cargo ships. The superstructure of these crafts is fully air-conditioned; all passenger accommodations are comfortable and have private facilities. Port times should provide plenty of time for exciting shore excursions. Enjoy the exotic flair of Southeast Asia.

Note: US Visa for non US Citizens required as well as Chinese visa with min of 2 entries mandatory.The actual voyage duration may vary (frequently exceed listed values) due to special cargo requirements. There will be no additional charge if the actual voyage happens to be longer and no refund if the actual voyage happens to be shorter than the approximate figures above, which are based on averaged values. Please note that respective port fees and deviation insurance premium will be added to all passage fares.
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We look forward to welcoming you on board!

Sincerely,

SEA TRAVEL TEAM
Sea Travel Ltd - The Different Experience
Tel: +44 203 371 9484
Fax: +44 871 266 4641
http://www.seatravelltd.co.uk
5, Partridge Close, Docklands, London, UK, E16 3TB

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Freighter cruise updates

Greetings,


A few new services are added to our Freighter Travel itineraries and here is an update with short description:



MEDITERRANEAN SEA – USA – MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Duration: approx. 38 days

La Spezia – Valencia – Sines – Boston – New York/Newark – Baltimore – Norfolk – Savannah – Charleston – Valencia – Gioia Tauro – Naples – Leghorn – La Spezia

1 Ownerscabin, (approx. 34 sqm incl. bathroom), F Deck, starboard, 1 bed room and 1 sitting room ,1 bed (2.05 x 1.80m), shower/ toilet, wardrobe, refrigerator,TV, Video/DVD, Mini-Hifi-Tower, sitting arrangement with two sofas, desk, chair, carpet, view to the front and to the side.

1 Doublecabin, (approx. 34 sqm incl. bathroom), purser cabin, F Deck, port side, 1 bed room and 1 sitting room, 1 bed (2.05 x 1.80m), shower/ toilet, wardrobe, refrigerator, TV, Video/DVD, Mini-Hifi-Tower, sitting arrangement with two sofas, desk, chair, carpet, view to the front and to the side.

1 Doublecabin, (approx. 27 sqm incl. bathroom), Supercargo cabin, F Deck, middle,1 bed room and 1 living room, 1 bed (2.05 x 1.80m), shower/toilet, wardrobe, refrigerator, TV, Video/DVD, sitting arrangement with two sofas, desk, chair, carpet, view to the front.
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MEDITERRANEAN SEA – SOUTH AMERICA – MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Duration: approx. 35 days

Valencia – Sines – Las Palmas – Salvador – Rio de Janeiro – Itajai(Navegantes) – Paranagua – Rio Grande – Santos – Pecem – Valencia

1 Ownerscabin, (approx. 34 sqm incl. bathroom), F Deck, starboard, 1 bed room and 1 sitting room ,1 bed (2.05 x 1.80m), shower/ toilet, wardrobe, refrigerator,TV, Video/DVD, Mini-Hifi-Tower, sitting arrangement with two sofas, desk, chair, carpet, view to the front and to the side.

1 Doublecabin, (approx. 34 sqm incl. bathroom), purser cabin, F Deck, port side, 1 bed room and 1 sitting room, 1 bed (2.05 x 1.80m), shower/ toilet, wardrobe, refrigerator, TV, Video/DVD, Mini-Hifi-Tower, sitting arrangement with two sofas, desk, chair, carpet, view to the front and to the side.

1 Doublecabin, (approx. 27 sqm incl. bathroom), Supercargo cabin, F Deck, middle,1 bed room and 1 living room, 1 bed (2.05 x 1.80m), shower/toilet, wardrobe, refrigerator, TV, Video/DVD, sitting arrangement with two sofas, desk, chair, carpet, view to the front.
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FAR EAST
Duration: approx. 35 days

Singapore – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningpo – Hong Kong – Singapore – Port Kelang – Nhava Sheva - Colombo - Singapore

1. Ownerscabin (approx. 30 sqm incl. bathroom), 4 Deck, starboard ahead, 1 bedroom and sittingroom, 1 bed (1.40 x 2.00m), shower/ toilet, wardrobe, refrigerator, sitting arrangement, desk, carpet, view to the side and to the front (possibly container).

2. Ownerscabin (approx. 25 sqm incl. bathroom), 4 Deck, starboard astern, 1 bedroom and sittingroom, 1 bed (1.80 x 2.00m), shower/ toilet, wardrobe, refrigerator, sitting arrangement, desk, carpet, view to the side.

2 Doublecabins (approx. 25 sqm incl. bathroom), Purser, 5. Deck, portside astern, Chief Steward, 5. deck, starboard astern, 1 bedroom and 1 sittingroom, 1 bed (1.80 x 2.00m), shower/ toilet, sitting arrangement with conv. sofa, wardrobe, refrigerator, desk, carpet, view to the side.
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Pearl River express
Duration approx 42 days round trip

HONG KONG-YANTIAN-LONGBEACH-OAKLAND-OAKLAND-FUQING-XIAMEN-CHIWAN-HONG KONG

The 5 passengers’ cabins are on Deck F.

3 Cabins (Tour du Monde, Europe-Antilles, Chine): about 20 m², fitted with a double bed (200×140 cm),a refrigerator, a sofa, a tea table, a desk, an easy chair, a wardrobe and chest of drawer, a wall miror and a private lavatory unit with shower, wash basin and WC. Two or three wide windows.

2 Cabins, (Baltique, Amérique du Sud): about 24 m², fitted with two beds (200×110 cm), a refrigerator, a sofa, a tea table, a desk, an easy chair, a wardrobe and chest of drawer, a wall mirror and a private lavatory unit with shower, wash basin and WC. Three wide windows, two of them offer sea view.
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For further information and to make a reservation, please contact your Sea Travel Specialist on mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5 Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK

Phone +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax +44 (0) 871 266 4641




Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Transatlantic Freighter Cruise Possibilities

Greetings,

As the services from Europe to US are running fully booked until end of 2011 year for passengers looking to cross the Atlantic, Sea Travel Limited offer a combination of ferry and freighter cruise crossings which would give you an opportunity to experience sea travel.

There are regular overnight ferry crossings from Spain and Italy to Morocco and Tunisia with prices starting from Euro 140.00 per person.

Or another option would be to take a freighter ship from Spain/France or Italy to Egypt with duration from 11 to 13 days approximately.

And a connecting voyages from Egypt to New York on Freighter ship. The Transatlantic duration usually is about 13 days and departures are from Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Terminal located Inside Damietta Port which has an unequaled location on the Mediterranean at the crossroads of the Far East and Europe where the main shipping lines operate. Its proximity to the Suez Canal is attractive to transit container vessels. The Terminal is about 8 Km from the Nile estuary , and is situated 70 Km to the West of the port facilities at Port-Said, and 185 Km to the East of Alexandria Port.

For further information and to make a reservation, please contact your Sea Travel Specialist:

Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5 Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK

Phone +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax +44 (0) 871 266 4641

Email mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

VISIT ISLANDS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE GLOBE BY FREIGHTER

Greetings,


Whether you wish to go somewhere colder or may be warmer, Sea Travel Limited can certainly assist with advice and Freighter Cruise Reservation.

We have a brand new Freighter Cruise going north for people who love northern latitude locations with colder climate. With departures from Rotterdam and a round trip of 10 days, this presents a fine opportunity for a visit to Iceland via the Faroe Islands. Despite Iceland’s proximity to the Arctic, the island's coasts remain ice-free through the winter. Passengers will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Icelandic Fjords and Scenery.

Itinerary:
Rotterdam, Netherlands, Immingham, England, Reyðarfjörður, Iceland, Kollafjørður, Faroe Islands, Rotterdam, Netherlands (Alterations possible)

Owners Suite is with private facilities. The cabin is suitable for double or single occupancy with a Bed approx. 200 x 150 cm. Location: 4th deck. The Owners suite is equipped with extraordinary large windows and on the return voyage from Reyðarfjörður to Rotterdam these windows normally are not obstructed by containers.

Round trip Rates based on double occupancy EUR 1.100,00 per person or EUR 1.230,00 single occupancy


For those of you who love sunbathing on the decks and to enjoy the warmth of the Sun then Sea Travel Limited can offer to take them into the Turquoise waters of the South Sea Islands. 30 day Freighter cruises are available with departure from/to Long Beach in California, US via the picturesque Tahiti, Samoa and American Samoa Islands.

Itinerary:
Long Beach, California / USA- Papeete, Tahiti/French Polynesia-Apia, western Samoa- Pago Pago, American Samoa- Long Beach, California / USA

Cabins and Prices
Twin bedded suite “Owners”, shower/WC. Refrigerator, HiFi. Location: 2nd deck. Open view to the side.
Round trip Rates – EUR 3.905,00 per person/ based on double occupancy and EUR 4.505,00 based on single occupancy

Twin bedded suite “Passenger” shower/WC. Refrigerator. Location 3rd deck. View to bow restricted but open to the side.
Round trip Rates- EUR 3.455,00 per person/ based on double occupancy and EUR 4.055,00 based on single occupancy

For further information and to make a reservation, please contact your Sea Travel Specialist:

Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5 Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK

Phone +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax +44 (0) 871 266 4641

Email mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Travel to Israel on a Cargo Ship

Greetings,


We have received a number of requests from people wishing to visit Israel and asking for Freighter cruises departures from both United States and Europe.
We at Sea Travel Limited can certainly assist with booking a passage on board Cargo ships.
There is availability with departures from:
NEW YORK,NORFOLK,SAVANNAH or CHARLESTON, USA to PORT SAID, Egypt
For example departure from Charleston to Port Said will cost in a Double Cabin : EUR 1,600 per person, based on double occupancy and including all charges/ taxes/ meals/ deviation insurance/accommodation.

The border crossings between Egypt and Israel are very much frequented by tourists therefore transportation options are readily available. Taxis, buses, and minibuses ply these borderlands regularly. Sea Travel Limited would recommend asking about the full sized bus options along the way, as this will be your most reliable transportation — although there are only a few buses each day.

The easiest way would be to take the full sized bus or Taxi that travels to the Egyptian border at Taba. At the border in Taba you have to fill out a lot of forms. That could take a while.. Make sure you have enough time and don't plan any times before you get into Israel. Also have your passport ready at all times. When you get into Israel, make sure you don't have any metal on you or in you handbag. Then you may have to strip....
Israeli Customs will also go over your bag to see if you carry any chemicals. Once you get into Israeli side of the border it would be no problem to take a taxi or the bus. Taxi and bus is right outside the border and the transportation from the border through Israel should cost around 50 ($12.5) sheckles.

As for departures from Europe to Israel, Sea Travel Limited have regular sailings from Monfalcone in Italy to Ashdod or Haifa, which only take up to 6/8 days duration and prices start from EUR 510 per person based on double occupancy.

For further information and to make a reservation, please contact your Sea Travel Specialist:

Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5 Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK

Phone +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax +44 (0) 871 266 4641

Email mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Sail to the South Seas on board a Freighter Ship

Greetings,


New and exciting Freighter Cruise is now available and will take you to the exotic islands of French Polinesia and Samoa in the South Pacific Ocean.
The journey start point is Long Beach in United States of America and continues via Papeete, Tahiti/French Polynesia -Apia, western Samoa -Pago Pago, American Samoa.

As soon as you set foot on virtually untouched strips of sand your senses will be immediately seduced. Literally very few experiences compare to the feeling you get when you emerge from the superb, coral-filled waters and look up to see nothing but turquoise waters, sea birds crisscrossing enormous cliffs. Hardly anything disturbs the peace and tranquility. There's only the movement of wind and water to ruffle the calm.

Whether you're an explorer keen on checking out some of the highest sea cliffs in the world or a leisure-seeker with a deep appreciation of beach life, you'll be glad you visited the Paradise on Earth.

For further information and to make a reservation, please contact your Sea Travel Specialist:

Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5 Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK

Phone +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax +44 (0) 871 266 4641

Email mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Freighter Cruise to the Canary Islands

Greetings,


The perfect summer is already here and we have an idea how to spend those lovely sunny hot days feeling the sea breeze in your hair, heading south to an attractive destination - The Canaries, basking in the sun on board a Freight Ship.

Sea Travel Limited offer One way trips or Round voyages with planned sailings from Hamburg, Rotterdam or Felixstowe in even calendar weeks:

Hamburg, Germany-Rotterdam, Netherlands-Felixstowe, United Kingdom-Canical, Madeira, Portugal-Sta. Cruz d. Tenerife, Spain-Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain-Cartagena, Spain-Motril, Spain-Cadiz, Spain-Felixstowe, United Kingdom-Rotterdam, Netherlands-Hamburg, Germany

OR Planned itinerary for sailings in odd calendar weeks:

Hamburg, Germany-Rotterdam, Netherlands-Felixstowe, England-St. Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain-Las Palmas, Gran Canaria / Spain-Arrecife, Island Lanzarote, Spain-Cartagena, Spain-Motril, Spain-Cadiz, Spain-Felixstowe, England-Rotterdam, Netherlands-Hamburg, Germany

There are 2 Container ships- flag Spain/Cyprus employed in the service with 2 double cabins available for passengers. The Crew is from Spain as well as the Captain and officers giving good oportunity for people who wish to learn or practice an additional language but English is the main and working language on board. Vessel specification: Built in 2002. 7900 tdw, length 126,7 m, breadth 20,6 m, on board voltage 220V, air condition, video / tv, Currency on board: EUR. Age limit: 10 / 75 .
Departures are weekly and usually on Monday or Tuesday from Hamburg and Thursday from Felixstowe.

For further information and to make a reservation, please contact:

Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5 Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK

Phone +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax +44 (0) 871 266 4641

Email mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Freighter Cruises to New Zealand

Greetings,


For passengers looking for travelling to New Zealand, Sea Travel Limited can offer the following available departures from Zeebrügge or Antwerp in Belgium:on/about July 23, 2011, August 19, 2011, September 8, 2011.

This is a fantastic voyage on four reefer vessels of a German shipping line. Every 14 days from Antwerp/Belgium to direction New Zealand. 3 double cabins available, maximum 6 passengers.

Itinerary:
Antwerpen, Dunkirk, Radicatel, Panama Canal, Papeete, Noumea, Auckland, Napier, Nelson, Tauranga, Panama Canal, Vigo, Zeebrügge, Tarragona, Sheerness, Antwerpen

Cabin descriptions:
Owners Suite- twin bedded cabin, Open view astern, shower/wc, TV, DVD, Minicompo, located on 2nd deck, area approx. 23 sqm,

Double Cabin 304 - twin bedded cabin, View to bow restricted but open to the side, shower/wc, TV, Video, location on 2nd deck, area approx. 19 sqm,

Double Cabin 311 - twin bedded cabin, View to bow restricted but open to the side, shower/wc, TV, Video, Minicompo, located on 2nd deck, area approx. 19 sqm,

Prices start from 94.00 EUR per day

Example of price calculation:
Antwerp to NZ, duratin approx 32 days
Double fare: EUR 3,130 per person
Single fare: EUR 3,130
The fare includes taxes, charges, meals, accommodation and deviation insurance

Round trips also possible:
From/to Europe or NZ
Duration approx 59 days
Double fare: EUR 5,560 per person
Single fare: EUR 5,560
The fare includes taxes, charges, meals, accommodation and deviation insurance

For fruther information on how to book, please contact:
Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5 Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK

Phone +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax +44 (0) 871 266 4641

Email mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Monday, 27 June 2011

Freighter Cruises Information for passengers embarking/disembarking with/without vehicles in Ashdod, Israel

Greetings,
Updated information received from Grimaldi Freighter Travel port agent in Ashdod concerning passengers embarking and disembarkaing with/without vehicles.
The following fees apply and are payable on embarkation/disembarkation at Israel:

- Passengers disembarking at Ashdod with a vehicle have to pay $ 75 handling fees payable in cash only (in USD, EUR OR NIS)at the port agents office.
Passengers disembarking at Ashdod without a vehicle will not pay any fees.
In order to release vehicle from custom there is no need of custom broker
for income vehicles.

- Passengers embarking at Ashdod with a vehicle pay $ 25 per passenger + $ 50 per vehicle. Passengers embarking at Ashdod without a vehicle pay only $ 25 per passenger.
Above payment in cash only (USD, EUR OR NIS) at port agents office.

- The amount for custom broker for embarking a vehicle is $ 200
payable directly to the custom broker which can be chosen by the
passenger, Sea Travel usually recommend CarShipUK forwarding agency.

- The fees due to be paid at Ashdod port change according to vehicle's
Weight. The payment is calculated according to the vehicle weight.

Moreover there is also an exit tax which amount depends on the last entry
of the car to Israel which is mentioned on the temporary visa of the car that passengers receive when crossing the border. This tax is to be paid directly to the port only in Shekels, which amount is between 300-500 Nis (100-200 USD).

Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5 Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK

Phone +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax +44 (0) 871 266 4641

Email mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Friday, 17 June 2011

Freighter Cruises Special Offer 2011/2012

Greetings,


Sea Travel Limited is happy to announce some good news for all people who love Freighter Travel and Cruises.

SEA TRAVEL LTD will again offer in conjunction with Grimaldi Freighter Cruises a Winter Special 2011/2012 on round trip cargo ship departures.

The Special offer is applicable on circular voyages on EURO MED, EURO AEGEAN and EURO ADRIATIC Freighter Cruises and will be applied to departures between 1st October 2011 to 31st March 2012.
All circular voyages will be with 20% discount per person taken off the published passenger fare.
The discount will be applied in addition to the Grimaldi Freighter Club membership's reduction and has to be requested at the time of booking.

Happy Sailing!
We look forward to hearing from you.

Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5 Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK

Telephone: +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax: +44 (0) 871 266 4641

Email: mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Thursday, 9 June 2011

A Croatian Adventure with Sea Travel Limited- The Dalmatian Coast Freighter Cruise


A Croatian Adventure with Sea Travel Limited- The Dalmatian Coast Freighter Cruise

There is more to the idyllic destination of Dalmatia than mere beaches and sun cream. While many heading to Croatia make a beeline for the islands, an increasing number of visitors prefer to stay on the mainland. Sea Travel takes a look at the region's gastronomic and cultural treats Croatia offers. Croatia is the elegant Pearl of the Adriatic, characterised by its luxury five star hotels and movie stars such as John Malkovich. This is a place for fine dining and bar hopping. Sea Travel offers freighter cruises to and from Croatia once every 14 days visiting Venice, Malta, Slovenia and Italy on the way. For those who forego the attractions of island hopping these port cities have a rich life of their own and can provide the perfect break. Croatia is a relaxed getaway in sumptuous surroundings. Tourists can dine on prime seafood, suculent lamb and first class cheese drizzled in virgin olive oil as they take one of the world's most jaw dropping vistas across the Adriatic.

Sea Travel Ltd
Company No: 7078009
5 Partridge Close
Custom House
London
E16 3TB
UK

Phone +44 (0) 203 371 9484
Fax +44 (0) 871 266 4641

Email mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Happy Sailing!
Looking forward to hearing from you
Sea Travel Team

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

FREIGHTER CRUISES TO LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES


Greetings,
In 2012, we will welcome millions of people to London and the UK for an unforgettable experience -London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As they are fast approaching Sea Travel Limited can offer travellers to visit UK by cargo ship and be a part of the greatest show on earth. Olympic Games start on 27 July-12 Aug 2012 and Paralympic Games start 29 Aug-9 Sept 2012.

Sea Travel Limited have services which can easily get you to Europe from as far as Australia or New Zealand with several Container Carriers on the run, disembarking travellers in Tilbury which is only approximately 40 minutes train journey to the Olympic Village and the Huge Lake Side Shopping Centre just a few miles away from the Tilbury port. The service is via the spectacular Panama Canal and South Pacific Islands.
For travellers residing in the United States, Sea Travel Limited can offer several Freighter Cruises with departure points in US East or US West Coast to UK or for travellers already in Europe there are further possibilities between European ports and UK on board Italian Multipurpose Carriers.

Of Course South America East and West Coast as well as South Africa and Far East departures are available. Information on all voyages can be obtained from Sea Travel Ltd.’s website www.seatravelltd.co.uk or if you wish to book please contact your Sea Travel Specialist for a quote on mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Friday, 8 April 2011

Updated Freighter Travel Itineraries

Greetings,
Below are the latest Freighter Travel Itineraries:

EUROPE – NORTH AMERICA/CARIBBEAN – PANAMA CANAL – USA –
FAR EAST – PANAMA CANAL – CENTRAL/NORTH AMERICA - EUROPE

M/V ZIM ONTARIO
- Duration: approx. 105 days
Genoa – Tarragona – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Kingston – Panama Canal – Los Angeles – Oakland – Shenzhen – Hong Kong – Ningpo – Shanghai – Pusan - Balboa – Panama Canal – Kingston - Savannah – New York – Halifax – Tarragona – Haifa – Piraeus - Leghorn - Genoa

EUROPE – USA – EUROPE

M/V HANJIN PALERMO
– Duration approx. 28 days
Bremerhaven – Rotterdam – Le Havre – New York – Norfolk – Charleston – Antwerp – Bremerhaven

M/V MSC ILONA, MSC ALESSIA and MSC FLAMINIA
- Duration: approx. 49 days
Bremerhaven – Le Havre – Charleston – Savannah – Port Everglades -Freeport – Veracruz – Altamira – Houston – New Orleans – Freeport – Savannah – Charleston – Antwerp – Felixstowe – Bremerhaven

MEDITERRANEAN SEA – SOUTH AMERICA – MEDITERRANEAN SEA

M/V MSC GENEVA
- Duration: approx. 56 days

Genoa – Leghorn – Fos sur Mer – Barcelona – Valencia – Las Palmas – Suape – Santos – Buenos Aires – Rio Grande – Navegantes – Sao Francisco do Sul – Santos – Itaguai – Suape – Pecem – Las Palmas – Algeciras – Valencia – Gioia Tauro – Genoa (changes are possible!)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA – PANAMA CANAL – USA WEST COAST – PANAMA CANAL – MEDITERRANEAN SEA


MSC LAUSANNE
- Duration: approx. 63 days

La Spezia – Valencia – Cristobal – Panama Canal – Balboa – Long Beach – Oakland – Vancouver – Seattle – Oakland – Long Beach – Balboa – Panama Canal – Cristobal – Gioia Tauro – Naples – Civitavecchia – La Spezia

NORTHERN EUROPE – MEDITERRANEAN – NORTHERN EUROPE

M/V BUXSTAR (Charter contract runs until September 2011 !)
- Duration: approx. 32 days
Antwerp – Valencia – Barcelona – Limassol – Beirut – Lattakia – Alexandria – Iskenderun - Mersin – Gioia tauro – Naples – Felixstowe - Antwerp

M/V NORTHERN HAPPINESS (Charter contract runs until mid June 2011 !)
- Duration: approx. 14 days
Venice – Ancona – Cagliari – Gioia Tauro – Malta – Rijeka – Koper – Trieste – Venice

EUROPE – CENTRAL AMERICA – CARIBBEAN – EUROPE

M/V CMA CGM ESPERANZA and M/V CMA CGM FORTUNA
- Duration: approx. 42 days
Hamburg – Antwerp - Le Havre – Kingston – Cartagena – Santo Tomas – Puerto Cortes – Puerto Limon/Puerto Moin – Kingston – Rotterdam – Tilbury – Hamburg

EUROPE – SOUTH AMERICA EAST COAST– EUROPE
M/V MSC CORDOBA
- Duration: approx. 49 days
Bremerhaven - Hamburg – Rio de Janeiro – Santos – Montevideo - Buenos Aires – Itajai/Navegantes – Rio Grande – Santos – Sepetiba/Itaguai – Antwerpen – Rotterdam – Tilbury – Bremerhaven

EUROPE – FAR EAST - EUROPE
M/V CMA CGM VELA
- Duration approx. 70 days
Hamburg – Rotterdam – Zeebrugge – Le Havre – Marsaxlokk/ Malta – Suez Kanal – Khor Fakkan – Yantian – Dalian – Xingang – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian – Port Kelang – Suez Kanal – Tanger Med – Southampton – Hamburg

M/V ITAL CONTESSA and M/V EVER CONQUEST
- Duration: approx. 63 days
Hamburg – Rotterdam – Suez Canal – Hong Kong – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Ningbo – Yantian – Suez Canal – Felixstowe – Hamburg

M/V LT CORTESIA
- Duration: approx. 70 days

Hamburg – Thamesport – Taranto – Port Said – Suez Canal – Colombo – Tanjung Pelepas – Kaohsiung – Qingdao – Ningpo – Shanghai/Yangshan – Taipei – Hong Kong – Yantian – Tanjung Pelepas – Colombo – Suez Canal – Taranto – Rotterdam – Hamburg

M/V CMA CGM BALZAC
- Duration: approx. 63 days
Trieste – Damietta – Suez Canal – Jeddah – Port Kelang – Singapore – Shanghai – Pusan – Hong Kong – Chiwan – Tanjung Pelepas – Port Kelang – Suez Canal – Port Said – Piraeus – Rijeka - Trieste

M/V CMA CGM VERLAINE
- Duration: approx. 77 days

Genoa – Naples – Malta – Damietta – Suez Canal – Khor Fakkan – Port Kelang – Chiwan – Yokohama – Kobe – Pusan – Kwangyang – Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Nan Sha - Chiwan – Hong Kong – Port Kelang – Suez Canal – Beirut – Malta – Valencia – Barcelona – Fos sur Mer – Genoa

M/V HANJIN AMSTERDAM, M/V HANJIN ATHENS, M/V HANJIN BRUSSELS and M/V HANJIN VIENNA (NE 5)
- Duration: approx. 63 days

Hamburg – Rotterdam – Algeciras - Suez Canal – Singapore – Shanghai – Kaohsiung – Yantian – Baria Vung Tau - Singapore – Suez Canal – Le Havre – Hamburg

USA – FAR EAST - USA

M/V ZIM SAN FRANCISCO
- Duration: approx. 63 days
New York – Norfolk - Savannah – Panama Kanal – Kaohsiung – Shekou – Hongkong – Panama Kanal – Kingston – New York

M/V PACIFIC LINK
- Duration: approx. 42 days
Long Beach – Oakland – Xiamen – Chiwan – Hong Kong – Yantian – Long Beach


M/V EVER CHAMPION, M/V EVER CHIVALRY, M/V HATSU CRYSTAL, M/V HATSU COURAGE and M/V EVER CHARMING
- Duration: approx. 35 days
Long Beach – Oakland – Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian – Long Beach


M/V HANJIN BALTIMORE, M/V HANJIN BOSTON and M/V HANJIN MIAMI
- Duration: approx. 42 days
Long Beach – Oakland – Pusan – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Shanghai (Yangshan) - Kwangyang – Pusan – Long Beach


M/V CMA CGM HUGO
- Duration: approx. 33 days
Long Beach – Oakland – Dalian – Xingang – Shanghai – Ningbo – Long Beach

M/V HANJIN MADRID and M/V HANJIN LISBON
- Duration : approx. 35 days
Long Beach – Pusan – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Kwangyang – Pusan – Long Beach – Manzanillo – Ensenada – Long Beach


M/V HANJIN COPENHAGEN and M/V HANJIN GENEVA
- Duration: approx. 35 days
Seattle – Yokohama – Hong Kong – Yantian – Yokohama – Prince Rupert – Vancouver – Seattle


FAR EAST – SOUTH AMERICA – FAR EAST

M/V CMA CGM PACIFICO ( ex APL Osaka )
- Duration: approx. 84 days
Hong Kong – Chiwan - Ningpo – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Pusan – Manzanillo/Mexico – Puerto Quetzal – Acajutla – Corinto – Buenaventura – Callao – San Antonio – San Vicente – Callao – Buenaventura – Caldera - Puerto Quetzal – Manzanillo/Mexico – Yokohama - Hong Kong

Monday, 4 April 2011

New Expedition Voyages for 2011

New Life-Changing Expeditions

Upper Amazon: Exploring Peru's Pacava-Samiria Reserve voyages into a unique environment – the confluence of rivers where the mighty Amazon is formed. This expedition takes you through wild lands of unsurpassed beauty. Lindblad Expeditions Leaders and experienced Naturalists will help you to see and learn more about this remarkable region.

Epic Arctic: Russia’s White Sea, Franz Josef Land & Arctic Svalbard is a historic exploration into a Russian icescape only reached by a small handful of visitors. There is one planned departure, July 21, 2011, and if you’re inspired, we urge you to book early as we anticipate this date to sell out.

Exploring New Zealand’s North & South Islands is an in-depth exploration of these islands and Stewart Island with forays into famous sounds discovered by Captain Cook. We’ll walk on an active volcano, and see a land steeped in Maori culture. Discover a side of New Zealand few know.

West Africa & Islands of the Atlantic explores five distinct and welcoming regions –Senegal, Gambia, Western Sahara, Cape Verde and the Canary Islands – offering a dazzling array of cultures, scenery and wildlife. See vivid birdlife and the legendary baobab trees, walk the dunes in the beautiful desert of the Western Sahara, and experience daily life of Africa through its lively markets and music.

Epic 70 is an expedition that runs the length of an entire ocean has to be a mind-stretching experience. Leave the fast-paced, modern world behind to explore over 6,700 nautical miles of ocean and the fascinating stepping stones that lie across it: some of the remotest islands in the world.

Join Lindblad Expeditions on Pre-Hispanic Art, Missions and Wildlife of the Sea of Cortez as this expedition traverses over land and sea to discover the historical treasures of the Baja Peninsula with the marine rich waters of the Sea of Cortez.

To book your expedition, please call us on +44 203 371 9484 or email us : mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Freighter Cruises FAQ

Freighter cruises FAQ

What documents do you need to obtain before starting your voyage? What do you have to look out for on your shore excursions? Can you shop on board? Is there electric power supply in the cabins? What clothes should you take with you? ...
Answers to these and many other questions can be found here in our Freighter Cruises FAQ.


DEPARTURE OF SHIP
- Cargo ship schedules can change at short notice: changes of a few hours to several days may occur. In a few exceptional cases, there may also be delays of up to two weeks.
- The duration of berthing times in port depends on various factors, such as weather conditions, extent of loading operations or delays as a result of occupied berths.
- Contact your travel agency to obtain confirmation of the exact arrival and departure time of the ship three days before the planned departure date.
- Please always bear in mind that the vessel won’t wait!

MISSING THE DEPARTURE OF THE SHIP
- If you have missed the vessel, the locally based ship agency will try to help you. If there are any problems, you can also contact the embassy and your travel agency. You have to bear all costs incurred if you miss the departure of the ship.

GENERAL SHIP FACILITIES
- Each ship has a recreation room, bar and small seawater swimming pool or whirlpool, which is filled only with water of the relevant quality and temperature (not in port). The pool is emptied when there is a strong seaway. You are also allowed to use the sauna, fitness room, laundry and drying room and general areas.

TRAVEL TO SHIP IN GERMANY and TRAVEL TO SHIP OR EMBARKATION OUTSIDE GERMANY
- If you require a longer journey to the port, to be on the safe side plan one or several hotel overnight bookings at the port. We will gladly help you find accommodation.
- Owing to the strict guidelines of the ISPS Code, every passenger and accompanying person at the terminal has to be registered. It is not possible to enter the port without prior registration by NSB at the gate. This regulation now applies worldwide.
- Please do not expect any big “reception committee” on board, as the crew is usually very busy while the ship is berthed. As soon as the vessel has left the port, you will be briefed on all procedures on board.
- Please make a point of noting the safety regulations in the port! Driving into the port in private vehicles is not allowed.
- After registration at the entrance to the terminal, you are taken up to the ship via a shuttle bus or specially designated taxis. The bus is mostly requested at the port entrance by the personnel there. However, this service is not offered in all ports.
- If travel to the ship/departing from the vessel with your own car is nevertheless permitted, the vehicle may not be parked in front of the ship, where gantries and lorries or shipboard cranes are in operation.
- If in exceptional cases the vessel is lying in the roads, passengers must embark via motor boat.
- Please have your travel documents, passport and vaccination certificates ready if necessary to give to the Captain immediately after boarding.

Additional information for embarkation outside Germany
- You will receive in advance the address and telephone number of the charterer’s local shipping agency. This is seldom an NSB agency. You can obtain exact details of the berth and berthing times at the agency. The agency also usually organises handling by customs or immigration. If you use additional services of the agency, e.g. transfers, these have to be paid for immediately (in cash) on the spot.
- In some ports, the local agencies or authorities may demand additional embarkation or disembarkation fees, which may also have to be settled at once. Please keep the original vouchers carefully!
- In some ports, e.g. Rotterdam, the customer must also report in person to the waterways police before embarkation or after disembarkation. In Antwerp, for example, travellers from non-EU countries must report to the waterways police. Your travel agency will give you further details.
- If you plan to leave the ship again, please find out the departure time in advance from the Captain to ensure you know the deadline for being back on board. Please make a note of the telephone and mobile phone numbers of the ship and possibly leave your own mobile number so that you can be reached if there are any changes at short notice.

WORKING ON BOARD
- All work is performed by the crew. For various reasons, passengers are not permitted to work on board or to cover the costs of a passage by working.

DOCTOR
- There is no doctor on board. The vessel has a well-stocked ship’s dispensary and a treatment room. The Captain and officers have the necessary skills to give first aid and are also able to provide further treatment.
- You should ensure that you take an adequate quantity of important medicaments you will need during the voyage (daily) with you on board. The ship’s dispensary is not equipped to meet such a requirement.

PORT
- Left, left side of vessel

BARBECUES
- On longer voyages, grill evenings are staged now and then on deck on many ships. This is a welcome break from routine and an opportunity for socialising, not only for the crew.

BOARDING THE SHIP
- If you board the vessel in a German port, loading/unloading operations, taking on provisions, possibly a change of crew and minor repairs will all be taking place at the same time. Please appreciate that this work has absolute priority.
- Please don’t expect any big “reception committee” on board, as the crew is usually very busy while the ship is in port. As soon as the vessel has left the port, all procedures on board will be explained to you.
- On board, please contact an officer or the gangway watch – someone will show you to your cabin.
- Take great care when boarding the ship: the gangway may be slightly wobbly or inadequately supported. Watch out for your clothing, as ropes and stays can be greasy. If you have any heavy or bulky items of luggage, ask a crew member to assist you.
- At the ship’s gangway, you will be registered by the crew’s gangway watch. If the safety level has been raised as a consequence of specific occurrences in port and on board, your luggage may be searched.

LANGUAGE ON BOARD
- The shipboard language is English. German is almost always spoken as well.

CONTAINERS and CONTAINERSHIPS
- Containers are standardised metal boxes used in specific sizes worldwide. They are usually 20 and 40 ft containers (a 20 ft container is 6.06m long and 2.44m wide and high. A 20 ft container unit is also called TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit)).
- Containerships are designed exclusively for transporting containers, in which goods of all types are carried. NSB does not organise any cargo/container transport services.

CREW
- Containerships managed by NSB have a ship’s command that is mainly German, but in some cases the personnel are also from other European countries. Officers come from Germany or European countries. Most of the remaining crew members are from the Philippines.

DEVIATION INSURANCE
- Deviation insurance is mandatory for every person on board and is automatically taken out by us. Deviation insurance assumes the shipping company costs if the vessel is forced to change course owing to the illness, accidental injury or death of the insured person. However, treatment, transport and similar costs for the insured person are not covered by the deviation insurance. To cover these costs, an international travel health insurance for ship voyages incl. return transport is essential.
- The cost of insurance on NSB ships is €105 per person for voyages lasting up to 14 days and €160 per person for voyages of 15 and more days. The prices can vary at other shipping companies.

THEFT IN PORTS OR WHILE THE SHIP IS BERTHED
- It is a regrettable fact of life that there are thieves everywhere in the world, not just in “exotic” ports.
- We therefore recommend that you close your cabin door and windows carefully in port, even if you remain in the cabin. While in port, please also lock cupboards containing valuables, such as a camera.

EMBARKATION AND DISEMBARKATION FEES
- If you embark or disembark outside Germany, the local agency may charge a fee. As an embarkation and disembarkation flat fee is already charged on booking, the fees are refunded on presentation of the receipts.
The embarkation and disembarkation fees do not include transfer and similar costs.

SHOP
- All cargo ships carry a limited number of usual shipboard canteen goods customarily provided on board, e.g. specific brands of cigarette, alcoholic beverages, lemonade, juices, chocolate and personal grooming products. The store has fixed opening times, about which you are informed on board. However, no items can be sold in port, as the store is closed by the customs. The items purchased must always be paid for in cash, either when the goods are handed over or at the end of the voyage via the Captain. Currencies on board are the euro and the US dollar. Payment by EC card, credit card or traveller’s cheque is not allowed.
- As the range of items in the store is limited, you should cover your personal travel requirements yourself if at all possible. In the course of a voyage, one or several articles may be sold out, and these can then be replenished only with the next delivery of provisions.
- If you have any special requirements (specific types of cigarette, etc.), contact your travel agency promptly before beginning your voyage, as it may be possible to order specific items in advance via the ship’s chandler.

ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY
- The electric voltage on board NSB ships is 220 V alternating current, 60 Hz. The sockets on board meet the German/Central European standards.

TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS
- Passengers are permitted to take photographs everywhere on board provided that they do not thereby disturb the crew’s work. Taking photos may be prohibited in some areas, e.g. in the Panama or Suez Canal. Please find out about this in good time by asking the Captain! Taking photographs in ports is generally strictly prohibited on the basis of the ISPS Code and is punished by the authorities with stiff fines and sometimes even prison sentences.
- Passengers must take an adequate supply of films and batteries with them, as these cannot be bought on board.

LEISURE ACTIVITIES
- There are no leisure animators on board cargo ships. Every passenger is responsible for his or her leisure activities and entertainment. Various leisure activities are possible on board: you can bask in the sun in a deckchair, read, browse in the small ship’s library, watch a DVD in the common room or do something for your health by spending time in the swimming pool, sauna or fitness room.
You can watch the crew at work and in the evening challenge a crew member to a little game. In fact, there are no limits to your leisure activities, as there is always something to see, learn or do on a ship. Many passengers also enjoy keeping a travel diary.
- You can, of course, also take your own CDs, DVDs or a world receiver with you on board.
- All leisure facilities on board are communal facilities shared with the crew.

DANGEROUS AREAS ON BOARD
- IN PORT …
Going on to the decks and into the holds during loading/unloading work is prohibited owing to the high accident risk! Going on to the relevant superstructure decks may also be prohibited when the crew is taking on stores and provisions.
- WHEN THE SHIP BERTHS OR DEPARTS OFF …
While the vessel berths or departs in port, passengers are not allowed to be on the fore ship or aft ship, as this is where the docking lines are and handling these heavy lines can be dangerous, even for seamen. On these occasions, you are best advised to remain on the superstructure decks, where it is safe and there is a good view of everything going on.
- AT SEA …
During maintenance work on deck, you should consult the first officer concerning the areas on deck where it can be dangerous, e.g. when machines are in operation, and should thus be avoided.
As the weather at sea can change very quickly, you should always expect a sudden seaway. Make sure that everything in your cabin is secured to prevent any items falling down and causing injuries. You are always advised to wear non-slip shoes on board. Please always use the internal stairs or lift (if available) in a seaway, as steps on the outer decks are slippery with saltwater in bad weather and thus constitute a high accident risk.
In general, you should always exactly follow all instructions issued by the port and ship personnel.

PETS AND BICYCLES
- It is generally not allowed to take pets on board.
- Motorcycles and cars are also not permitted.
- Bicycles can be taken on board free of charge after making a suitable inquiry, although NSB assumes no liability.

ISPS Code
- - International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code

CABIN
- A passenger’s cabin is his or her domain for the entire duration of the voyage, and the passenger is responsible for ensuring that everything is “shipshape”. The steward usually cleans the cabin once a week, but you should bear in mind that he is concerned mainly with another working area, which means that he is scarcely capable of providing any additional cabin service.
- Cabins are always outer cabins.
- Bed linen and hand towels are provided.
- Under certain circumstances, the view from the windows of the cabin may be restricted or even blocked by containers or life boats stowed in front. An unobstructed view from the cabin window can therefore not be guaranteed. More information on this point is provided in our ship information sheets.
- While passengers are disembarking, the new intake may already be waiting. If such a change of passengers is imminent, please vacate your cabin promptly before the ship berths.
Occasionally your cabin may still not be completely ready when you arrive on board. If something is missing, e.g. bed linen or hand towels, just contact the steward or another crew member.
- You should avoid entering the cabin of a crew member if the door is closed, as this indicates that the seaman wants to rest. Owing to the shift work on board, some crew members also sleep during the daytime. However, if the door is open and the crew member is also in the cabin, you can knock and enter on request.

CLOTHING
- It is essential to take non-slip shoes (e.g., sailing or gym shoes) for the voyage.
- We recommend windcheaters or wind- and weatherproof clothing suitable for the trip and season. If every type of climatic zone is passed through on the voyage, you need to take a warm pullover and trousers and a rainproof jacket as well as light cotton clothing such as shorts and T-shirts.
- There is no dress code on board – we recommend light casual wear.
- Please avoid wearing bathing dress or shorts at meals.

BRIDGE AND ENGINE ROOM
- You have to ask the Captain or chief engineer for permission to enter these areas. It is not permitted to enter the engine room alone.
The engine control room and bridge are nerve centres of the ship, which you should make a point of seeing. It is normally possible to access the bridge. In adverse weather conditions, when the vessel is berthing or departing and at port entrances and exits, you will probably not be permitted to enter the bridge or engine room, as the Captain and officers have to concentrate fully on their work. Please appreciate this.
When on the bridge, the passenger should avoid the workplace of the officer of the watch to ensure that his work is not obstructed. This ruling also applies when the ship is out at sea.
In time, you will develop a “feeling” that tells you when a visit to the bridge is likely to be welcome.
- Incidentally, it is not usual to knock before entering the bridge when the vessel is at sea. Greet those already on the bridge – particularly when it is dark – just loudly enough to make yourself noticed or understood. If it is night, after coming on to the bridge wait until your eyes have accustomed themselves to the darkness.
- Please never enter the bridge from the wing of the navigating bridge at night, as this can cause potentially dangerous misunderstandings with the bridge crew members, who may also fear a pirate attack in some areas.

COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE SHIP
- Passengers can receive mail during the voyage. The specific postal address can be found in the “port agent list”, which is attached to the travel documents.
The names of the recipient and the ship must be written in large, legible letters on the envelope. Find out in advance from the post office about the mail delivery times to ensure that the letter arrives promptly. It is advisable not to send valuables owing to the risk of theft.
Although you can always hand mail over to the port agent, we cannot guarantee that it will arrive or even be passed on by the port agent.
- It is simpler and faster to phone or send a fax message. However, this is also comparatively expensive and should thus be reserved for urgent cases.
- The e-mail system on board may be used for a fee to send and receive e-mails following registration on board. As administrator of the private e-mail addresses and the software, the Captain is technically also able to read e-mail traffic. However, he is urged not to do so out of respect for users’ desire for privacy.
- Payment is in cash (euros or US dollars).
- There is no internet access on board.

SHORE EXCURSIONS
- Passengers may take shore excursions on their own responsibility. They have to organise these themselves. Excursions must be carefully planned, as the ship’s berthing times are usually quite short. It is best to obtain the relevant country information or travel guides in advance. Crew members may also give you tips for a shore excursion. In exceptional cases, shore excursions are not permitted in a few countries/ports.
- Before leaving the vessel, please always first ask the ship’s command whether you can go on shore and, if this is possible, find out exactly when you have to be back at the latest. It is best to take along a mobile phone so that you can be reached if there are any changes to berthing times. You should always note the designation of the berth, the mobile phone number of the ship and the telephone number or address of the port agency.
- During a shore excursion, you have to pay for taxi rides, drinks and meals, excursions and other services immediately in cash. If you want to order a taxi, please contact the ship’s command, which will try to order one for you via the local agency.
- The vessel may enter the port in the evening and depart the next morning. Sometimes the ship’s berth is far from the city or delays occur with clearance. Under these circumstances, it is sometimes impossible to organise shore excursions.
- Before every shore excursion, please find out how safe the particular port is and whether or not certain areas should be avoided.
- We recommend that you take with you small notes, in euros and US dollars, e.g. for taxi rides and tips.
- Even if you are unable to exchange money into the national currency, small notes are better. Before the trip, please ask your bank for information on the various valid currencies and foreign exchange regulations of the countries involved (e.g., taking foreign currency in and out of the country). It is not permitted to exchange foreign currency outside official exchange offices in every country.
- Unfortunately, there is crime everywhere in the world, and it can be particularly prevalent in some places because of extreme poverty, so always be wary on shore excursions. Don’t wear any showy jewellery, take with you only sufficient money for the excursion and try to avoid carrying a handbag.
It is best to keep valuables close to your body. Seamen usually distribute their money for shore excursions on various points of the body. You should also make a point of carrying your photo equipment inconspicuously.

BERTHING TIMES
- As berthing times are very expensive in the various ports, the charterer of your ship will do everything to ensure that the vessel completes loading/unloading operations as quickly as possible. A ship usually berths for 6-24 hours. A berthing time of up to two days can be expected in some ports or if a particularly high volume of cargo has to be transhipped. Berthing times can also be at night. Under some circumstances, it is then not possible to go on shore.

LINER SHIPPING
- The containerships managed by NSB are liner vessels, which (as a rule) circulate between specific ports on a route fixed by the charterer within a regular schedule, i.e. they normally operate according to a predetermined timetable.

PILOTS
- Pilots assist the Captain on all dangerous shipping routes and in channels and port entrances and exits. Pilots are informed about the current local conditions and advise the Captain on the manoeuvres required. It may not be possible to visit the bridge if a pilot is on board, as passengers would disturb the concentration of crew members or obstruct their visibility.

SMOKING
- Smoking is usually permitted on board. However, there are restrictions, e.g. in the mess or recreation room. Smokers are requested always to be considerate to non-smokers.
- See “Safety on board”

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
- Every traveller is personally responsible for procuring any necessary visas, tourist cards, passports, vaccinations, etc. Our notes in the specific travel descriptions and visa information are non-binding.
- Generally, a medical certificate issued no longer than 30 days prior to the commencement of the voyage is required (see NSB travel conditions).
- A passport valid at the end of the voyage for at least six more months is always needed. In quite a few countries, a passport with a further 12 months’ validity is required.
- For the passage through the Suez and Panama Canal, a certificate for a valid yellow fever vaccination is also demanded by the local authorities. The port authorities of the Suez and Panama Canal require these vaccinations, although according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) they are not in fact necessary. On entry by cargo ship, a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is also required by other countries (e.g., China, Latin America). The regulations of the individual countries must always be observed.
- Vaccinations are provided by your public health department or family doctor or a tropical institute.
- All passengers should inform themselves promptly about infection and vaccination protection as well as other prophylactic measures. You may have to obtain medical advice on thrombosis and other health risks. In the interest of your health, please inform yourself adequately, for example by consulting your public health department, doctors with experience of travel problems, specialists in tropical medicine, medical travel information services or the Federal Centre for Health Education.
- Occasionally entirely different visa regulations apply for all ports called at during the voyage. Passengers must find out what is required well before the beginning of the voyage from the responsible authorities, consulates or embassies of the specific countries or the travel agency.
It is essential that you point out that the entry is by cargo ship! There may be different regulations for entry via passenger vessel or aircraft.
- Other visa and vaccination regulations may apply for passengers without German citizenship. Please contact the responsible authorities, consulates or embassies for information.
- IMPORTANT: Immediately on embarkation, please hand over – unsolicited – all travel documents, including passport, vaccination certificate, insurance declaration, to the Captain or the ship’s officer responsible.

TRAVELLING ABROAD
- When you end your trip at your port of destination, you must observe the specific entry regulations for passengers on a cargo ship. Please ask well before your trip the specific embassy or consulate concerning the papers required for your stay in the country of destination. Often on entry you already have to possess a valid ticket for leaving the country or continuing your journey. Please ask your travel agency for information before starting your voyage.

PURSER’S OFFICE
- Shipboard currencies are the euro and US dollar. The NSB exchange rate is fixed monthly and is readjusted on the first day of each month.
- Money cannot be exchanged on board. Only cash is accepted. EC cards, credit cards and traveller’s cheques are not accepted.

BAD WEATHER
- In a seaway, please make sure that all open doors of the ship are securely fastened on a hook, thereby avoiding any unnecessary noise and reducing the risk of injury.
- Please make sure that all moveable objects are secured in the cabin or safely stowed. Make certain that sensitive items such as radios or alarm clocks are firmly secured. Even in fine weather, a seaway can occur at any time. Seating can always be secured.

SAFETY IN PORT
- A container port is first and foremost a place of work, involving a great deal of activity, with work generally having “the right of way”. The visibility of operators of van carriers or crane operators, for instance, is frequently very restricted because of their height above ground and the dimensions of cargo and containers. If you move about on the port site, always keep well away from all means of transport. Use marked ways where provided. You should be particularly attentive at corners, exits of sheds and other places where visibility is restricted.
- In most ports, going on foot is strictly prohibited by the authorities because of the high accident risk. Transport in the port area is mostly via a shuttle service or specially marked taxis.

SAFETY ON BOARD
- “Safety First” really is the name of the game! Dangers and accidents can be avoided only by exercising caution and observing all dos and don’ts. You are thus informed of the safety regulations on board and the use of life saving equipment while still in port or shortly after departure. As a passenger, you are also obliged to take part in any fire drills or boat manoeuvres. In such cases, you have to follow the instructions of the officer on the spot.
- Fire protection is vital on board a ship. Smokers in particular have to take care not to dispose of cigarette butts or ash in wastepaper baskets. Never smoke in your bunk. Always follow the instructions of the officers, who with their long experience can identify and assess dangers promptly.
- When explosive materials are being transported, smoking on deck is, of course, always strictly prohibited. Smoking is also often strictly prohibited in ports because of the presence of containers with hazardous goods. Stiff fines may be imposed if this ban is ignored.

STARBOARD
- On the right, right side of the ship

SUEZ AND PANAMA CANAL
- It is basically not possible to embark or disembark in the Suez and Panama Canal.
- All travellers passing through the Suez or Panama Canal as passengers on a cargo ship have to provide a valid certificate of yellow fever vaccination (see also “Travel documents”).
This vaccination is required by the canal authorities. Although according to WHO these vaccinations are unnecessary, other regulations apply here for cargo vessel passengers. A passenger without a vaccination certificate may be excluded from the voyage.
- It may be necessary to put passengers as crew members on the crew list. Passengers must follow the Captain’s instructions.

TDW (tonnes dead weight)
- 1 deadweight tonne = 1,016 kg. This is a measurement of ship capacity, for fuel, ballast, cargo, passengers, etc.

TIPS
- You decide whether or not you would like to give a tip. It is up to you to determine how much you tip. If you are satisfied with the service, it is welcomed if you show this during the voyage. The Captain will gladly give you details. After consultation with the Captain, you can, for example, donate a crate of beer for a forthcoming grill party (see “Barbecues”). The steward or cook also appreciates a tip.

MEALS
- Passengers take their meals with the ship’s command (daily “Captain’s dinner”) in the officers’ mess. Please note the following three set meal times (subject to change):
Breakfast 07.30-08.30
Lunch 11.30-12.30
Dinner 17.30-18.30
European and Asian home cooking is provided by the Philippine cook. In other words, passengers can expect hearty seamen’s fare, which the cook prepares for passengers and the entire crew without making any distinctions. Apart from bread, jam, cheese and sausage, a warm dish is nearly always served in the mornings and evenings. The drinks usually provided with meals (tea, coffee) are included in the travel price. Other drinks cost extra.
It is not possible to prepare special dishes for diabetics or vegetarians.
The cook has to make do with the provisions available up to the next replenishment. You should therefore not insist on the cook meeting any additional requirements.

INSURANCE
- We recommend you take out travel cancellation insurance. An accident insurance and valid international health insurance with return transport (rescue flight) and 24 hrs hotline is essential.
- We advise you also take out luggage and third-party travel insurance. Our travel agency will gladly give you details.

LAUNDRY
- The ship’s laundry (tablecloths, etc.), bed linen and hand towels are washed once a week.
- You can wash private clothing conveniently yourself in a separate laundry equipped with a washing machine, a supply of detergent and a drier. A drying room is also provided. Please ask a crew member when it can be used.

VALUABLES AND CUSTOMS
- Valuables such as jewellery, money, etc. can be entrusted to the Captain for keeping in the ship’s safe.
- Foreign exchange, photos and valuables, etc. must be declared on a customs list on arrival in a port. To avoid difficulties, you should find out in advance what items have to be entered in the list in each case .
- If you carry technical equipment such as a laptop or other valuables (e.g., photo equipment or expensive jewellery), please take proof of purchase and have yourself given a customs visa in your home country prior to departure in order to avoid any complications with the customs and the imposition of import duties when reimporting the items.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Freighter Cruises through Worlds Major Canals

Canals have always been popular among passengers on cargo ships. Most travellers choose freighter cruises that give opportunity of just to transit a canal. The three major canals that provide the most interesting spectacles are the Panama, Suez and North Sea or known as Kiel canals. If travellers plans well ahead they can easily transit both of the worlds major canals while on one voyage. Another interesting man-made canal is also the St Lawrence Seaway which allows transportation of cargo to and from the Great Lakes.

There is now a voyage available to passengers wishing to sail from Europe to United States and transiting the Panama canal. The voyage starts from Europe via Panama canal, Guatemala, Mexico and stops at US West Coast ports as well as Canada.

Also new opportunities are now available with CMA CGM French Line for travellers who wish to depart from US to Middle East and Asia via the Suez canal. However travellers must note that disembarkation might not be possible in all Middle Eastern ports.

For transiting both Panama and Suez canal, Sea Travel Ltd can offer an extended passage of 126 days starting in either United States or Europe visiting China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam,Japan, etc on the way. Section reservations are also accepted.

A short freighter cruise opportunity via Kiel Canal is possible and suitable for people new to freighter travel as a taster and a challenge to try a longer trip.

Sea Travel Team is happy and ready to assist. Please contact your specialist on 0044 203 3719484 or email: mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Sea Travel Ltd Newsletter for 16th February, 2011

Greetings,

We are pleased to offer new trip between North America and Brazil on board large and modern Container Carrier. Requirements for this particular voyage would be yellow fever vaccination, US visa for non US Citizens and valid passport for more than 6 months from the time of return. For further information please ask your Sea Travel Specialist.

ST-0036 USA East Coast - South America East Coast


US West Coast - South Pacific

Passage between North America West Coast and Australia and New Zealand
Itinerary: Long Beach-Tauranga-Sydney-Melbourne-Adelaide-Auckland-Papeete-Ensenada-Oakland-Seattle-Vacouver-Long Beach

Vessel: Container Carrier; Flag: Cyprus; Crew: International; Equipment on board: air-conditioning, sauna, fitness room, inside pool, Officer recreation with bar.

There are 1 twin bedded cabin and 3 single outside cabins available for passengers: fully furnished with en-suite. Please note that view might be restricted by containers.

ST-0061 US West - South Pacific

We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Happy Sailing!
Sincerely,
Sea Travel Team
SEA TRAVEL LIMITED

Sea Travel Ltd Newsletter for 2nd February, 2011

Greetings,
Sea Travel Destinations Overview for your convinience.
Should any of the places are of interest, please do not hesitate to contact your Sea Travel Specialist on mail@seatravelltd.co.uk for further information.

Freighter travel News

Greetings,
New information for passenger travelling on cargo ship cruises.
Due to the fact that Mundra, India is a privately owned port and a special economic zone most Shipping Companies do not wish to embark or disembark passengers but this is usually possible in Nhava Sheva, Mumbai

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

High Arctic Expeditions 2011

Dear Traveller,
Join Sea Travel Limited for a season exploring the Wonders of the Arctic Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland. Adventure activities such as scuba diving and Sea Kayaking are available.

2011 Expedition Program
11/21 July 2011 - 11 days Spitsbergen Odyssey (Sea Kayaking option)
21/31 July 2011 - 11 days Spitsbergen Odyssey (Sea Kayaking option)
31 July - 10 AUG - 11 days Spitsbergen Odyssey (Sea kayaking and Scuba Diving option)
10/23 August 2011 - 14 days Jewels of the Actic (Sea kayaking and Scuba Diving option)
23 August - 02 September 2011 - 11 days Iceland and Greenland Explorer (Sea kayaking option)
02/15 September 2011 - 14 days Jewels of the Arctic with sea kayaking and Geology/Fossil insights option)

For m ore information please ask a Sea Travel Specialist on 0044 203 371 9484 or email: mail@seatravelltd.co.uk
Dear Traveller,

Suez Canal Departures possibility will be by making a connection voyage. There are regular departures from Southampton or Hamburg to Port Klang, Malaysia with duration respectively 25/23 days and connecting ships from Singapore to Fremantle or Port Chalmers - duration 9 or 26 days. Departures from Singapore to Australia and New Zealand are approximately every 3 weeks with two vessels employed.

For this particular service yellow fever vaccination would be required as well as Australian visa and possibly Chinese via depending on the itinerary.
Australian visa can easily be obtained via Internet and is usually an Electronic visa with a confirmation number sent via email.

A passage from Singapore to Fremantle is with duration approx. 9 days with fare per person double occupancy = EUR 912 pp including the taxes and fees
Or single fare EUR 1,002 again with the fares and charges.

For more information or to make a reservation please do not hesitate to contact your Sea Travel Specialist at 0044 203 371 9484 or email: mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Kind Regards
Sea Travel Ltd Team

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Travel from Europe to Australia or New Zealand and vice versa on a cargo boat via the Suez Canal

For those wishing to travel to Australia or New Zealand without flying we can easily arrange a passage onboard a cargo ship.

Sea Travel Limited can offer passages via US and the Panama Canal or via Malaysia and the Suez Canal.

Panama Canal departures are from Tilbury, UK; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Dunkerque, France or Le Havre. Duration to Sydney are respectively 45/43/42 or 41 days and duration to Napier respectively 53/51/50/49 days. There are departures approximately every 2 weeks and 4 vessels employed in the service.

For this particular passage US Visa type B1/B2 would be required for all passengers with Citizensship other than United States, Australian visa as well as yellow fever vaccination certificate.

To obtain US Visa passengers have to telephone US Embassy and arrange an appointment for a personal interview.

Suez Canal Departures possibility will be by making a connection voyage. There are regular departures from Southampton or Hamburg to Port Klang, Malaysia with duration respectively 25/23 days and connecting ships from Singapore to Fremantle or Port Chalmers - duration 9 or 26 days. Departures from Singapore to Australia and New Zealand are approximately every 3 weeks with two vessels employed.

For this service yellow fever vaccination would be required as well as Australian visa.

Australian visa can easily be obtained via Internet and is usually an electronic visa with a confirmation number sent via email.

For more information or to make a reservation please do not hesitate to contact your Sea Travel Specialist at 0044 203 371 9484 or email: mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

Friday, 7 January 2011

Freighter travel updates

New route with embarkation and disembarkation in Japan is now available to Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Pusan, Seattle and Vancouver
Please note that US Visa would be required for all non US Citizens and also Chinese visa multiple entry. Be informed that visas type “L” for China are very often single entry therefore if more than one Chinese ports are involved in the itinerary please make sure to have more than one entry if travelling to China to avoid complications.

For embarkation in Shanghai all passengers are advised that a special visa type “F” is ONLY acceptable for embarkation. Passengers embarking in SHANGHAI must have valid visa type “F” otherwise boarding will be refused. We advise all passengers to check with the proper authorities with regards to visa situation as different regulations apply when travelling on board a cargo ship.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Freighter travel news update

US/Brasil service to be available soon. From US East Coast to 9 Brazilian ports and 1 port in Argentina. Sea Travel Ltd will keep you updated as soon as more information is received.The vessel is a Container Carrier with 1 double cabin and 1 single cabin available for passengers.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

GALAPAGOS Cruises by Andando Tours and SEA TRAVEL LIMITED

Fiddi Angermeyer has been a real pioneer in the Galapagos Islands’ tourism industry. He has owned some of the most exceptional vessels operating throughout the islands: Mary Anne, Andando, Sagitta, Diamante, Heritage, Orca, Cachalote and El Pirata. With this vast experience, Fiddi is consolidating his dream as a top-quality family enterprise with over 30 years in the cruise industry. Combining his background and vision with an outstanding support team that work for their clients’ complete satisfaction, Fiddi and Andando Tours offer you the best option for discovering the ‘Enchanted’ Islands. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the wild beauty of Ecuador’s world-renowned paradise while you enjoy the charm of traveling in a genuine sailing ship.
For further information please call your Sea Travel Specialist on +44 203 371 9484 or email: mail@seatravelltd.co.uk

GALAPAGOS Cruises

S/Y Sagitta
Operation Day Wednesday
Deatils on Sailing Ship Sagitta, please click here

WEDNESDAY
On arrival at Baltra airport you will be met by our guide and transferred to the yacht. Sagitta will then set course for North Seymour Island giving you the chance to become acquainted with the vessel and have lunch. On arrival, there will be a dry landing followed by a 2-hour walk during which Galapagos Sea Lions, Blue footed-Boobies, and Magnificent Frigate birds can be seen.

THURSDAY
AM: Charles Darwin Research Station (Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz), where we will learn about the tortoise and land-iguana breeding programs, followed by some time in town for optional shopping & sight-seeing.
PM: Highlands (Santa Cruz), we will have the opportunity to see Galapagos Giant Tortoises in the wild. This is also one of the best sites for watching land birds: Darwin's Finches and Vermilion Flycatchers. The land visit may last 2-3 hours (including a bus ride).

FRIDAY
AM: Gardner Bay (Hood Island/Espanola Island), snorkeling along Gardner Islet,maybe kayaking, and a walk on the beach to observe sea lions and Hood Island Mockingbirds. PM: Punta Suarez, there are large colonies of Blue-footed and Masked (Nazca)Boobies, Marine Iguanas, Albatrosses and Swallow-tailed Gulls. The walk will take 3-4 hours starting with a dry landing.

SATURDAY
AM: Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island), a wet landing onto a mineral beach,
followed by a short walk to a lagoon, where we find flamingos and other waders. At the end of this trail we reach a beautiful white sandy beach where sea turtles nest. This will be followed by a short panga ride to Devil’s Crown for some snorkeling. The morning activities will take around 3 hours.
PM: Post Office Bay (Floreana Island), we will visit the historic Post Office Barrel.This short visit starts with a wet landing, spending no longer that an hour at the site.

SUNDAY
AM: Punta Moreno (Isabela Island), starts with a 2 hour walk across
lava fields,while experiencing ‘oasis like’ lagoons, rich in flora and
fauna. We will see Galapagos Flamingos and there is a good opportunity to spot our first cormorants and penguins.
PM: Elizabeth Bay (Isabela Island), there will be a panga ride to a quiet mangrove lagoon where sea turtles rest. Occasionally, Galapagos Penguins may be sighted.The afternoon program will take around 1½ hours.

MONDAY
AM: Urbina Bay (Isabela Island), we will walk over different terrains, seeing large Land Iguanas, a variety of native and endemic plants, and sometimes Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat. There are also the remains of a 50-year up-lifting,exposing coral heads and other marine fossils.
PM: Punta Espinosa (Fernandina Island), there will be a dry landing, walking over lava fields observing large colonies of Marine Iguanas, Flightless Cormorants,penguins and sea lions, which will take us around 2 hours.

TUESDAY
AM: Puerto Egas (Santiago Island), a coastal walk exploring the great variety of tidal marine life, Galapagos Fur Seals, sea lions, Marine Iguanas. There is good swimming off the beach and a broad array of marine life to view when snorkelling.
PM: Bartolomé, this is an up-hill walk and once at the summit we will experience panoramic views of Bartolomé and its famous Pinnacle Rock.
We will also be swimming and snorkelling off the beach where we may see more penguins. It will take approximately 3 hours which includes a dry landing for the walk and a wet beach landing.

WEDNESDAY
AM: Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz Island), there will be a panga ride to observe sea turtles, rays and sharks. This will be a fairly short trip so we can return to Baltra in time for the flight to mainland Ecuador. This visit is done before breakfast.
This is our normal itinerary approved by the Galapagos National Park. We usually visit the above visitors’ sites.

GALAPAGOS Cruises aboard Sailing ships by SEA TRAVEL LIMITED

GALAPAGOS CRUISES
ITINERARY (S/S Mary Anne)
Operation Day Wednesday
Details on Sailing Ship Mary Anne, please click here
WEDNESDAY
On arrival at Baltra airport you will be met by our guide and transferred to the yacht Mary Anne will then set course for North Seymour Island giving you the chance to become acquainted with the vessel and have lunch. On arrival, there will be a dry landing followed by a 2-hour walk during which Galapagos Sea Lions, Blue footed-Boobies, and Magnificent Frigate birds can be seen.

THURSDAY
AM: Charles Darwin Research Station (Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz), where we will learn about the tortoise and land-iguana breeding programs, followed by some time in town for optional shopping & sight-seeing.
PM: Highlands (Santa Cruz), we will have the opportunity to see Galapagos Giant Tortoises in the wild. This is also one of the best sites for watching land birds:Darwin's Finches and Vermilion Flycatchers. The land visit may last 2-3 hours (Including a bus ride).

FRIDAY
AM: Gardner Bay (Hood Island/Espanola Island), snorkeling along Gardner Islet, maybe kayaking, and a walk on the beach to observe sea lions and Hood Island Mockingbirds.
PM: Punta Suarez, there are large colonies of Blue-footed and Masked (Nazca)Boobies, Marine Iguanas, Albatrosses and Swallow-tailed Gulls. The walk will take 3-4 hours starting with a dry landing.

SATURDAY
AM: Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island), a wet landing onto a mineral beach,
followed by a short walk to a lagoon, where we find flamingos and other waders. At the end of this trail we reach a beautiful white sandy beach where sea turtles nest.
This will be followed by a short panga ride to Devil’s Crown for some snorkeling. The morning activities will take around 3 hours.
PM: Post Office Bay (Floreana Island), we will visit the historic Post Office Barrel. This short visit starts with a wet landing, spending no longer that an hour at the site.

SUNDAY
AM: Punta Moreno (Isabela Island), starts with a 2 hour walk across
lava fields,while experiencing ‘oasis like’ lagoons, rich in flora and fauna. We will see Galapagos Flamingos and there is a good opportunity to spot our first cormorants and penguins.
PM: Elizabeth Bay (Isabela Island), there will be a panga ride to a quiet mangrove lagoon where sea turtles rest. Occasionally, Galapagos Penguins may be sighted. The afternoon program will take around 1½ hours.

MONDAY
AM: Urbina Bay (Isabela Island), we will walk over different terrains, seeing large Land Iguanas, a variety of native and endemic plants, and sometimes Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat. There are also the remains of a 50-year up-lifting,exposing coral heads and other marine fossils. PM: Punta Espinosa (Fernandina Island), there will be a dry landing, walking over lava fields observing large colonies of Marine Iguanas, Flightless Cormorants, penguins and sea lions, which will take us around 2 hours.

TUESDAY
AM: Puerto Egas (Santiago Island), a coastal walk exploring the great variety of tidal marine life, Galapagos Fur Seals, sea lions, Marine Iguanas. There is good swimming off the beach and a broad array of marine life to view when snorkeling.
PM: Bartolomé, this is an up-hill walk and once at the summit we will experience panoramic views of Bartolomé and its famous Pinnacle Rock.
We will also be swimming and snorkeling off the beach where we may see more
penguins. It will take approximately 3 hours which includes a dry landing for the walk and a wet beach landing.

WEDNESDAY
AM: Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz Island), there will be a panga ride to observe sea turtles, rays and sharks. This will be a fairly short trip so we can return to Baltra in time for the flight to mainland Ecuador. This visit is done before breakfast.
This is our normal itinerary approved by the Galapagos National Park. We usually visit the above visitors’ sites. The time spent at each place will depend on the variety of wildlife present, weather conditions, etc. and decided by the guide and captain on board.