Australia to West Coast USA

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San Francisco Freighter cruise Australia to West Coast USA in 26 days

Freighter cruise on the MV Hugo Shulte from Sydney to West Coast USA in 26 days. You'll travel north via New Zealand..

Papeete Freighter cruise Australia to West Coast USA in 26 days

Auckland Maori bay Freighter cruise Australia to West Coast USA in 26 days 

One way Sydney to Oakland (San Francisco) - 25 days.
Long Beach (Los Angeles) to Sydney - 24 days
Round trip - 49 days.

Sailings monthly.
One way from Sydney to Oakland (25 days) from AU$4,700 per person.
Round trip with meals and port fees is from AU$8,600 per person for the owners cabin.  
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Call: 02 8270 4899

We recommend you book 3 - 6 months in advance to ensure your desired travel dates are available.


This ship has 5 cabins.  Cabins are air conditioned and have private facilities – all linen is provided and cleaned weekly.

Twin  bed owner’s cabin    located on 5th Deck – cabin is carpeted and has small refrigerator, sofa TV/DVD  – open view astern and to side..

 This ship has 4 single cabins( 2 with refrigerator)   located on the  5th and 3rd Decks – with views possibly restricted by containers.   TV will work  when in ports  and cabin has a DVD.

All cabins have their own private facilities and are air conditioned. 

The ship has a small fitness room, table tennis small sauna, inside pool - lounge with video/TV which is shared with the officers. TV when in port and DVD.

Ports of Call

Sydney, Australia 
Tauranga, New Zealand
Oakland, USA    
Long Beach, USA
Auckland, New Zealand
Sydney, Australia

Non immigrant American tourist visa is required as you are arriving or departing by cargo ship - copy of passport/visa required prior to ticket been issued.  Must visit consulate for visual interview  - leave passport and complete application forms on line/select appropriate date from consulate calander for interview.

Travel insurance is compulsory.
Passengers must be in possession of a valid passport with at least 6 months validity.

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.