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Inland cargo voyage
From 2017 the Martinique sails a twice weekly scheduled service with containers between Hengelo and Rotterdam. The containers are loaded and unloaded at different terminals in Rotterdam . Here you can sail between the large vessels coming through the port of Rotterdam from all over the world. Loading and unloading in Rotterdam takes more than a day and night. It is a truly unique experience to be here and to experience everything from the wheelhouse.
A complete voyage Hengelo-Rotterdam-Hengelo takes about three nights. You can embark in Hengelo. Sailing the IJssel and Waal to Rotterdam. Back to Hengelo via the Lower Rhine because of less current. In the port of Rotterdam Martinique is about 24 hours “on the road “between the terminals. You can park your car safely in Hengelo and ship in. If you want to make part of the journey its posible(on request and at an additional cost) .Take your car on board, for instance in Rotterdam.
Guests are offered a private appartment aboard. Accessible from the deck area you can enter also through the wheelhouse. The apartment is located on the starboard side and consists of a spacious living room with sitting area, TV with digi-antenna and DVD player with surround set a fully equipped kitchen with all appliances, a spacious bathroom and two bedrooms.
This voyage is suitable for two friends and/or two couples or a family perhaps. Singles also welcome. Large windows not only provide light, you can see the forests, fields, nature, ships, and the Rotterdam skyline at night and day. In the kitchen of the apartment you will find fresh meals and soups which are easily prepared; you cook for yourself! You can also take them to the wheelhouse and dine at the captain's table.
* Maximum passenger age - 79 years old upon return.
|3 Nights|||||Hengelo (Europe) - Hengelo (Europe)|||||£260pp (2 Sharing)|
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|3 Nights|||||Rotterdam (Europe) - Rotterdam (Europe)|||||£260pp (2 Sharing)|
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Whether a Cargo ship has 1 or 101 passengers onboard, it will still sail and use just as much fuel, making your journey almost completely 'carbon neutral'.