Have you ever thought about travelling onboard a container ship? Why not discover the life of a true seafarer with our bespoke ocean cruises onboard a CMA CGM cargo vessel. Our spacious cabins allow you to appreciate the beauty of the seas just as the great explorers did. Discover the unique journey of a passenger who appreciated the adventure so much he booked a second cruise!
CMA CGM: How did you learn about the Cargo Cruise service?
Jean-Charles M.: I first heard about this service in 2006 when watching a documentary made by French TV show “Thalassa”. It featured the CMA CGM cargo vessel CMA CGM Latour and CMA CGM Nabucco. During the show, I remembered thinking “when I am retired, it will be my turn”.
CMA CGM: Why did you choose to go on a Cargo cruise rather than on a “classic” cruise?
Jean-Charles M.: I love to watch cargo sailing in and out of the harbour. I always go on holiday near a commercial port so that I can take pictures of the ships. My passion started in 1996 at the Le Havre harbour and has never stopped.
CMA CGM: Can you tell us about the arrival onboard?
Jean-Charles M.: It was very nice! I boarded the CMA CGM Fort St Georges where two seafarers took my luggage and escorted me to the deck. Once onboard I realized that my dream was coming true. I was welcomed by Commander Guerch and Captain Guichon, as well as all the seafarers. I then went to my cabin.
CMA CGM: Tell us about the journey…
Jean-Charles M.: Everyone was extremely nice. We totaled four passengers. I asked tons of questions to the seafarers and officers who always took the time to answer me. I was able to visit the engine room, the gangway, the footbridge – where I spent a lot of time – the gym, the swimming pool, the breakout area where there is a TV and a DVD player, and the library. My cabin was very comfortable and well maintained by the staff. I also ate very well during my journey. It lasted 28 days!
CMA CGM: What is your greatest memory from this trip?
Jean-Charles M.: Walking around the ship backed by a wonderful blue ocean, the dolphins… Spending time on the bow without any noise, watching flying fish, catching sight of toothed whales, chatting with the seafarers and asking them all my questions so that I could write my log book.
CMA CGM: Would you recommend it?
Jean-Charles M.: Of course! This year I did my second journey on a cargo vessel in the West Indies, but this time it was onboard the CMA CGM Fort Ste Marie.
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