USA (as of March 15, 2020):
From March 14th to April 13th, an entry ban for USA was decided for 30 days. This applies to all travelers who have visited the Schengen area of the EU within the last 14 days. Travelers who were min. 2 weeks not in Europe ( e.g. have traveled though Canada), should therefore still be allowed to enter USA.
Canada (as of March 17, 2020):
Canada also decided to announce an entry ban for travelers.
The entry ban only affects people and no goods or freight! The cargo ships can continue to transport vehicles to North America (USA and Canada).
We can generally change or cancel a shipment of the motorhome free of charge up to one day before delivery in the port.
As soon as the entry bans in USA, Canada and Europe are over, we can reactivate a camper shipment within 1-2 weeks.
A freighter cruise (traveling as a passenger on the ship), the change and cancellation conditions of Grimaldi-Freighter-Travel apply.
Through our domestic and foreign partners we are informed about the relevant travel options and we try to deal objectively with the current situation.
We hope that everybody stays healthy and that the long-planned travel dreams can be realized later.
Your Seabridge team
Germany - USA (30 min)
There is one vessel per week, always the same day of the week. Delays are rare. That’s why it is possible to book your flight several months in advance.
Tourists are allowed to use their motorhome in North America for 12 months without paying any import fees and without any adjustments to technical-regulations. No restrictions for right hand drive vehicles. No Carnet de Passage required.
For an intended stay up to 90 days no visa is required in order to enter the USA. In Canada a stay up to 180 days is possible without visa.
Experience of our customers shows that some automobile clubs send spare parts to its overseas members. Fiat Ducato & Ford Transit have existed in USA, Canada & Mexico for several years. Motorhomes in the USA are based on Mercedes Sprinter and Fiat Ducato (Chrysler Dodge) chassis.
Mobile and smartphones work all over the country. It makes sense to buy a local SIM card.
Almost all campsites, fast food restaurants, etc. offer their customers free Wi-Fi.
We can offer a special motorhome insurance for the USA and Canada for vehicles up to 30 years.
Domestic animals are accepted almost everywhere in the USA, Canada and Mexico, even in national parks. No quarantine is necessary.
Nowadays you can find Diesel everywhere in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Prices are almost half of the ones in Europe. Adblue has been around for many years.
Shipping can already pay off for a 4 week trip.
We can supply you with the necessary gas-adapters and voltage converters.
Shipping costs are calculated according to the maximum dimensions of the vehicle:
Length x Height x Width = Volume
Each centimeter counts. If the dimensions have been altered the price may be affected. The freight rate is € 49,00 per m³ to the east coast (Halifax / Baltimore)
and $ 85,00 per m³ to the west coast (Los Angeles / Seattle).
Port fees and terminal handling charge are about € 400,00
A fuel surcharge could added and adjusted according to the current oil price.
( All rates and fees can change until shipping ! )
You can accompany your vehicle and travel on board the same vessel.
This saves flight costs and the way from the port back home.
The accommodation takes place in outside cabins with shower / WC and costs
€ 937 per person to Halifax, in a double outside cabin
€ 1.225 per person to Baltimore, in a double outside cabin
There are also more comfortable owner cabins (outside cabin with 2 rooms (living room & bedroom) with shower / WC).
€ 1.625 per person to Halifax, in a double owners cabin
€ 1.875 per person to Baltimore, in a double owners cabin
The price includes the meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
In addition to the cabin price per person, the normal freight costs + port charges for the vehicle are added.
In some ports shore leave is possible. Sailing time from Hamburg, Antwerp or Liverpool is 2 weeks to Halifax, Canada or 2.5 weeks to Baltimore, USA.
This type of travelling is in great demand. As there are only about 5-6 cabins available per vessel, cabins for departures in April and May are often fully booked many months in advance. A reservation should be done early.
For a voyage from North America (Halifax & Baltimore) to Europe, the same prices and conditions apply. Cabins in this direction are in great demand in September & October. A reservation should be done early.
Again, the ships depart from Baltimore & Halifax on a weekly basis and reach Europe as per schedule. The reservation should be done 1-2 months in advance (via email). Even short-term bookings are possible if necessary.
For the return shipment the present freight rate is € 49,00 per m³ from the east coast (Halifax /Baltimore) to Europe and $ 85,00 per m³ from the west coast (Los Angeles / Seattle).
We can offer you a Marine Insurance (including content) depending on the current vehicle’s value