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Freighter Travel

Europe - Africa


France - Portugal - South Africa

Freighter Travel from Le Havre or Sines to Cape Town or Durban

Route (FR8-141):
Sines/ Portugal - Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)/ Spain - Lome/ Togo - Cape Town/ South Africa - Coega/ South Africa - Durban/ South Africa - Coega - Cape Town - Las Palmas - London/ England - Rotterdam/ Netherlands - Hamburg/ Germany - Le Havre/ France - Sines

Departures: ca. every 2 months
one way trips possible
currently inactive

Further information you may find at the following links:

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Ship & Cabin Details

France - Portugal - South Africa

Freighter Travel from Le Havre or Sines to Cape Town or Durban

Rio Negro
Flag: Portugal
Year built: 2006
Size: 102,762 tdw
Length: 334.08 m
Breadth: 42.80 m

Ship Facilities
excercise room, table tennis, video/TV, lift, air conditioning, deck chairs, lounge, onboard voltage 220V, onboard language Englisch, onboard currency US$

Cabin Facilities

  • Cabin 1:
    1 Double Cabin "Owner", F-Deck, 1 double bed (2.00 x 1.40 m), carpet, shower / WC, seating area with a table, desk, fridge, TV/DVD, view may be blocked by containers
  • Cabin 2:
    1 Single Cabin "Chief Steward", E-Deck, single bed (2.00 x 1.40 m), carpet, shower / WC, sofa, desk, free view to the side
Explanatory Notes

France - Portugal - South Africa

Freighter Travel from Le Havre or Sines to Cape Town or Durban

Explanatory Notes

Depending on the particular cargo loaded, changes or variations may be possible.

Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months counting from voyage commencementFor this freighter travel a medical certificate is required from all passengers. Age restriction for this trip: minimum age is 6 / maximum age 79.

The agency 'SLOWTRAVEL experience' is not the operator, rather the agent of this travel. Therefore the terms & conditions of the shipping company is applicable. For further information please do not hesitate to contact us either by phone or by email.

Some minor modifications and shifts can be expected!

Further photos and descriptions about freighter travel you may find here using the example of the MSC Ilona.