Freighter Travel

Welcome on board!

Why not embark on an intimate trip on a cargo vessel instead of a glamorous and glittering cruise ship with thousands of other passengers, impatiently pressing in the line for the buffet?Onboard a Rickmers cargo vessel, there is no such thing as a dress code. Unless you sing yourself , there is no entertainment programme. And no need to dress up! The fascinating rhythm of a working cargo ship is the programme. Just stay relaxed and live with the daily routines of the ship at sea or in port. Depending on the vessels' schedules you can visit fascinating and beautiful cities such as the city of diamonds, Antwerp, Asias thriving and pulsating metropoles, or the home of Mardi Gras, New Orleans. These are just a few examples of the destinations our vessels are calling at. Find out more about our routes and ships.

Download PDF with information in English (version 2016)
Download PDF mit Informationen auf Deutsch (Version 2016)
Download PDF with FAQ / Fragen & Antworten

Note: All schedule details and port rotations are subject to change without notice. This also applies to information given in the pdf-documents downloadable from this website.

Whether you are just curious to read about somebody's experiences with a trip on our ship, or if you are considering  to go on such a trip yourself and want to know how it is to travel on a freighter, here are some hints for you.
Dale Stenseth's blog about his trip on the RICKMERS JAKARTA
October 16th, 2008 - February 21st, 2009
More websites from passengers who travelled on our vessels

Evelyn Freitag - in German
George Klucsarits - blog in English
Mr Franks and Mrs Bothman - blog in English (Round-the-World vessel)
André Le Mens - in French