Following the withdrawal of the carrying of passengers on cargo vessels during the pandemic, freighter travel is to return in 2022.

The German-owned Helle Ritscher is due to leave Miami every 21 days for Puerto Moin, Manzanillo Panama, Guayaquil, Callao, Paita, Guayaqul, Manzanilllo and Miami. She offers four passenger cabins, two double and two singles.

As almost 300 cargo ships have had to give up carrying passengers during the pandemic, the German ship is now in the position of being able to offer a few cabins.

The 22,200dwt container ship Helle Ritscher operates on a three-week round voyage from Miami to Ecuador, Peru and back via the Panama Canal.

The first departure is scheduled for 4 March 2022, and port rotation is as follows: Miami, Puerto Moin (day 4); Manzanillo, Panama (day 6); Manzanillo, Panama (transit); Guayaqil, Ecuador (day 8); Callao, Peru (day 11), Paita, Peru (day 13); Guayaquil (day 14); Panama Canal (transit); and Manzanillo, Panama (day 18).

The cabins include two double suites and two single cabins.


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