Freighter Voyages

This is a guide to the main shipping routes of the world and voyages currently offered by the small number of shipping lines that have resumed passenger services after the pandemic.

Main Routes

Freighter ships tend to travel in well defined routes, determined by international commerce.

Around The World
Routes around the world, both Eastbound and Westbound

Europe - Australia/New Zealand
Routes connecting Europe to Australia and New zealand

Routes connecting the USA and Canada with Europe.

Routes connecting the USA and Canada with the Far East, Australia and New Zealand

Shipping Lines

The following shipping lines currently operate a passenger service.

Passenger cargo voyages departing from Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands, Austral Islands, Cook Islands, Pitcairn Island, Society Islands, Tuamotu Islands and Gambier Islands.

Relais Nordik
Round trip expedition from Rimouski to Blanc-Sablon in Quebec, on the cargo ship Bella Desgagnés.

Voyage Logs

Personal accounts of passenger freighter voyages from around the world.

Freighter Bum
In October 1999, Judd Spittler escaped the grips of land for a two week Caribbean freighter cruise aboard the 491 ft. German container vessel "Katrin S". Judd's website superbly documents every aspect of the trip with a comprehensive gallery of digital photography.

Felixstowe to Long Beach
Extensive and highly detailed Blog written by Peter Kaye, detailing his 38 day voyage onboard the MS Penang Senator, departing from Felixstowe (UK) and heading to the US West Coast via Suez, Singapore and the Far East. (Photo Dennis Shum)