Information to support the planning of ocean voyages for most major routes

​​​​​​Ocean Passages for the World (NP136) supports the planning of deep-sea voyages on most major routes, with details of weather, currents, ice hazards and distances between major ports.


Ocean Passages for the World inc​​​ludes:

  • Individual ch​​​​apters covering each of the world’s oceans, with details of weather, climate, winds, currents, swell, seasonal factors and ice hazards
  • Coverage of the world's busiest and emerging trade routes to help bridge crew and shore side staff with route planning and the calculation of arrival times
  • Numerous route diagrams and tabulated route data to help users find information quickly, as well as chartlets clearly demonstrating the effects of climate, wave heights and load line zones

Also available as an ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publicatio​n

In addition to paper format, ADMIRALTY Ocean Passages for the World volumes are available as ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publications (AENP). AENPs bring improved efficiency, accuracy and access to information bridge crews need through electronic updating and simple search functionality.


We provide regular ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariners (NMs) to help you ensure your ADMIRALTY publications are maintained and up-to-date with the latest safety critical information.

These weekly NMs can be downloaded for free from our website, or the paper bulletin can be bought from your ADMIRALTY Distributor.

How to buy


Each volume of Ocean Passages for the World has the following recommended retail prices:

Hardback Paper Publication: £109.70

AENP: £59.20

Please note that AENP prices refer to an individual annual licence and that all prices do not include VAT and other local taxes. To find out more information or to organise purchase, please contact your ADMIRALTY Distributor. If you don’t have a preferred distributor, you can search a list of worldwide, experienced and trusted distributors on our Find an ADMIRALTY Distributor page​.


The ADMIRALTY Digital Catalogue (ADC) can also provide you with a comprehensive reference of all ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions.