• Language: Language spoken on board cargo vessels is English. It is therefore important to be able to speak at least a basic English and to understand security regulations.
• Fares :They are established by the Carrier and the average fare is generally
between €45 to €128 per person and per day. Fares indicated
for voyages under « Destinations » are per person and include the cabin of
your choice with private facilities, full-board, port
taxes and the « deviation insurance ». This obligatory « deviation insurance » is required
by the Carrier and covers the company for the loss of the ship in case
it has to call at a harbour for an emergency, e.g. because of illness.
It is important to remark that any supplementary cost, foreseen or not, arising from customs, transfer of persons and luggage inside the port, or from the city to the port or port to the city is on charge of the passengers who must pay it directly in cash. Freighter shipping lines propose only sea ticket, full-board, port taxes included.
All fares apply to the roundtrip voyage, which means for the whole cargo ship’s itinerary (otherwise mentioned). Of course, you can take a single part of the voyage. Logs are innumerable and you can find some samples under « Single outward and homeward».
Most of the shipping lines have a special fare for young children between 5 and 12 years old (discount between 20 and 50%) and also for young people between 12 and 18 years old (between 10 and 15%).
Itineraries and fares are subject to change: Approximate number of days is given for each passage. Prices can vary due to exchange rates, changes to voyage durations, etc., therefore the fares shown are subject to alteration and should be taken only as a guide.
• Cabins for passengers generally have the same characteristics of officer’s and are very comfortable. A great number of vessels offer « owner’s suites » which have a living room and a bed-room. Some cargo ships have only double cabins which can be taken for sole use.
• General booking and cancellation conditions of Freighter Travel shipping Lines:
There are many cargo ships from different shipping lines (each one has its own conditions).
It is highly recommended to read the conditions very carefully before booking as they are applied to the sea ticket.
You can find hereafter the conditions generally applied :
Booking : On
confirmation of a firm booking a deposit of 25% has to be paid. The
final amount must be paid at the latest 45 to 30 days before departure depending of shipping lines. Some companies accept credit
Very important: when signing the booking form, the passenger accepts the freighter travel shipping line conditions and commits himself to send required documents copies to his booking agent (passport, visas, vaccinations, medical form, insurance). Before any booking, be sure that you will be able to have all the documents.
Cancellation fees : they depend of the shipping line - Hereafter an example:
-On cancellation more than 65 days before departure between € 51 et € 110 per person.
-On cancellation of 65 to 30 days before departure : 30% of the total fare will be charged.
-On cancellation of less than 30 days before departure : 50% of the total fare will be charged.
-On cancellation of less than 22 days : 100% of the total fare will be charged.