Australia to East Coast USA

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Philadelphia  Freighter Cruise from Australia to East Coast USA

Sail from Australia via the Panama Canal to Philidelphia. Join one of 4 ships that are currently on the service. To return, why not go overland across America and then join a ship from Long Beach California and return to Australia.

Napier - Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand on a Freighter cruise from Australia to East Coast USA  

Mexico Manzanillo Freighter cruise from Australia to East Coast USA

One way via New Zealand is approximately 39 days.

One way from Charleston to Sydney - 31 days

Round trip - 70 days.

Please enquire.

One way fares based on per person.

Sydney to Philadelphia  USA –  39 days
Owners Cabin:    AUD$5,500 per person – ask for sole use of this cabin
Single Cabin:   AUD$5,500

Charleston  to  Sydney  – 31 Days
Owners Cabin:    AUD$4,400 per person
Single Cabin:    AUD$4,400

Other ports and Round trip prices are on application. Bookings are open 12 months in advance and we do advise to book early.

Fares include deviation insurance and port fees. Australia dollar fares are subject to currency adjustment at time of final payment – please use this price as a guide only

EnquireTo Book or Enquire

Call: 02 8270 4899


At present there are 3 ships on this route.

All the ships have a fitness room, lounge room with video and TV which is shared with the officers. All cabins have private facilities and are air conditioned.     Alcohol is paid for at the end of the voyage – ships have limited supply.

Currency on board is USD Dollars - cash only – no credit cards or travellers cheques are taken.
All cabins are cleaned weekly – all linen is provided. Power - voltage 220V – 2 european prongs .  All ships have a self service laundry on board   - dress code is casual  on cargo ships.
Most of the ships on the service at present have 1 twin  bed cabin  and 1 single bed cabin..

All cabins have a small refrigerator – coffee table/wardrobe..  
Some of the cabins have windows facing the bow and may be  obstructed by containers.

Ports of Call

Sydney, Australia 
Melbourne, Australia 
Timaru, New Zealand 
Port Chalmers, New Zealand  
Napier, New Zealand  
Tauranga, New Zealand   
Auckland, New Zealand   
Panama Canal, Panama 
Manzanillo, Panama 
Cartagena, Colombia  
Philadelphia, USA  

Charleston, USA
Cartagena, Colombia
Panama Canal, Panama  
Balboa Panama,
Auckland, New Zealand
Sydney, Australia

You will need a tourist visa for America - which requires that you visit the consulate for a visual interview - arrange this through their website and do this 3 to 4 months in advance as they are very busy. A copy of your passport with the page that visa is stamped on is required prior to the ticket being isued. You will also need a yellow fever injection
Travel insurance is compulsory..

Cancellation by the passenger for any reason is subject to the following cancellation charges (subject to shipping company):

up to 61 days prior to departure - from AUD500 to loss of deposit paid
60 to 30 days prior to departure - 25% of the fare
30 to 01 days prior to departure - 50% of the fare
No refund is available when cancellation advice is received on the day of departure or once the voyage has commenced.    No refund is paid for early disembarkation.
You must have comprehensive Travel Insurance which will include cancellation cover due to medical, family crisis and other substantial reasons not to travel.