Monthly Archives: May 2015

Jules – passenger on board HS Beethoven

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I have always admired people who are travelling around the world in search of adventure and I have a great respect especially for those who are making a lot of sacrifices in order to fulfill their dreams. Money is not the most important issue in this equation, but there are other significant elements which must be taken into account when thinking about travelling as a way of living – courage, willingness to give up the security and comfort of your own home (and environment) and throw yourself into the unknown, an open mind to understand and embrace the differences between races and religions, the capability to adjust to new habits and requirements and a positive attitude towards the world and everything may come along the way.

Mary – passenger on board HS Beethoven

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I love meeting new and interesting people and I am always looking forward to welcoming new passengers on board the container vessels I am travelling on. I sometimes imagine a lot of things about them before the actual meeting face to face, but I am always taken by surprise and amazed at their real life stories, no matter how different from one another they might be, regardless of their ages, countries of origin, reasons for travelling on a freighter or perspectives on the world.

Going ashore in Nouméa, New Caledonia

Going ashore in Noumea

Nouméa is the capital city of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is located in a protected harbor in the southwestern part of the island and represents its chief port and principal economic centre. 

Alex – passenger on board HS Beethoven

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Alex joined our vessel in Hong Kong, on the same day we started the voyage on HS Beethoven. I am always anxious to meet new passengers on board and to learn interesting stories of long life desires of travelling on cargo vessels as most of our passengers have. Alex was surely one of them and he’d had this dream of becoming a sailor since he was a young man. As life took him on different paths, he had his chance of fulfilling his dream about traveling at sea only now when he was retired and enjoyed a lot of free time to do things he liked best.