Daily Archives: September 15, 2014

Is there any fun on board a container vessel?

Having fun onboard a vessel featured image

There are many things that can be considered ‘fun’ on board a container vessel but the most important thing is what you consider to be fun. Most of the passengers travelling on container vessels choose this way of travelling especially for the peace and quiet it can bring along, allowing them to relax, slow down and enjoy everyday life as it comes along.

Where can you travel with a port container vessel?

Generally speaking, a container vessel can go anywhere, from China to Peru and from New Zealand to Cape North (except Antarctica). The longest non stop passage can last ~ 3 weeks (for example, crossing the Pacific Ocean or from Japan to Brazil) and the shortest distance between two ports can be covered in less than 2 hours (for example, between Trieste – Italy and Koper – Slovenia, or between some small ports in China).

Annemarie, passenger on board HS Bach

Ami

Annemarie came on our vessel in August last year and she joined the ship in Hamburg. I could not meet her when she arrived, as I was busy entertaining some guests, but I managed to make her acquaintance few minutes before the ship left the port. I was accompanying our friends who were leaving the vessel and I got stuck in the door, being kept prisoner by our guests’ two kids.

Helen, passenger on board HS Bach

Helen

I met Helen in September 2013 when she joined our vessel HS Bach in Miami. The minute I saw her, I knew that we’d become very good friends as I really liked her nice smiling face and her beautiful and bright eyes. We spent our first hour together on the starboard side wing, watching the departure maneuver from the port and changing a few words about each other’s lives.