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Yes, the situation has greatly changed since 2001 :) Today you can get into Saint Petersburg in many ways by ferry: By St. Peterline company ferries: by "Princess Maria" Monday, Thursday, Saturday at 19:00 from Helsinki (you'll be at St-Petersburg at 09:30 AM next day) by "Princess Anastasia" (sorry, only link in Russian are available) Wednesday, ...


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According to the official Greenland tourism site there are two places you can use as your source. Rejkjavik and Copenhagen. There are 2 airlines servicing the island: Air Iceland and Air Greenland. The price Air Iceland is currently quoting for destinations in Greenland is 161 EUR (Kulusuk) and 193 EUR (Nuuk). I guess the further north the more expensive ...


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Jeju is actually a very mainstream destination for Koreans, if not so well known to westerners. It is very developed for tourism and until recently when Korea started to become a wealthy country it was the de facto destination for honeymooners. You might think of it as Korea's equivalent of Australia's Gold Coast or USA's Hawaii. For Korea it's far south, ...


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Western Europe is divided north and south by the Alps. For this reason, there are currently no water routes that go all the way from northern to southern Europe. The closest thing for now to a pan-European waterway is a route along the Rhine to Bavaria, to a point just over 100 miles from the Danube. A canal connecting the two was completed in 1992. This ...


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The only ferry to Iceland is the weekly ferry from Denmark. It takes a while and you spend two nights aboard each way (and incidentally get the opportunity to visit the Faeroe Islands along the way). The ferry is not guaranteed to run during winter (it mostly carries cargo during the winter months, if there is cargo going to Iceland you can book a trip, but ...


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Transeuropaferries often offers very interesting offers from Ostend to Ramsgate. Unfortunately they don't allow boarding on foot. A different solution would be to use Eurolines, you only need to board further away from Calais or Dover I just checked, a one way ticket from Brussels to London on June 20th is as cheap as 4 Eur one way. Don't board the bus in ...


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Yes, there is. However, information on internet is quite poor, therefore I describe my own experiences here. On 21 December 2012, I travelled from Gran Canaria airport via Las Palmas, Agaete, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Los Cristianos to Santa Cruz de La Palma. The ferry company Fred Olsen operates many ferry-bus connections. I will describe my experiences ...


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The end of most major bus lines from Santiago is in Puerto Montt, from there people usually take the Navimag ferry to go further south, for example to Puerto Natales where there is another road. This is not a short ferry, more a cruise ship and takes four days. The other option is to go to Chiloé island which is south-west of Puerto Montt, There are several ...


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It's hard, but possible. I think the best answer for me aside from giving links is to just link to you my friend's blog - she cycled from London to New Zealand, and took boats between the land masses. It took her four months of searching to find a boat from East Timor to Australia, but you'll be better off reading about it on her blog, and potentially even ...


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A Dutch friend of mine just took this ferry in the Georgia→Ukraine direction so I asked him for some details: Company name: UkrFerry Ship name: Greifswald Quoted boarding time in Batumi: 10pm Actual departure time from Batumi: ~ 8am Quoted duration of trip: 60 hours Actual duration of trip: ~ 55 hours Price: USD $170 for a bed in a 2-bed cabin There were ...


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You really should not use the bus for this trip - if you don't like Russian trains, you'll definitely will not like the buses on our roads. There are a lot of ferry companies serving this route and I recommend you to visit the Ferry station on Volgograd and choose appropriate (Volga-tour, for example). Main problem for you is to get the ticket only one-way - ...


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From http://www.ferrylines.com/en/ferries/ferries-in-the-black-sea/ it would seem to be NO, but it does indicate you could travel to Bulgaria. Aussies don't need a visa for Bulgaria, so you could then take a train up to Bucharest from within Bulgaria. Bucharest to Istanbul is 16 hours, so from Bulgaria wouldn't be a long trip.


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You can get a Hydrofoil between Fukuoka and Busan. It costs 13 000 yen per adult one way and takes about three hours. A few leave each day but you will need to book ahead. You book online and when you check in you'll need to show the credit card you used to pay for it, or some other proof of purchase. There is also a 1 500 yen 'fuel surcharge' payment when ...


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The only car ferry to Iceland leaves from Hirtshals, Denmark, so you have to somehow get to Denmark first. So the fastest way is to drive to Dover, take the Channel tunnel to Calais, then travel over Antwerp, Duisburg and Hamburg to Hirtshals. There take the car ferry to Reykjavik. London→Hirtshals takes approximately 14 hours. Hirtshals→Reykjavik really ...


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Some crossings that are longer than 1000 km, as the crow flies: Travemünde–Helsinki: 1095 km Cadiz–La Palma: 1382 km Hirsthals–Seyðisfjörður: 1504 km Alaska Marine Highway has some long routes: Selgovia–Dutch Harbor (1096 km), Bellingham–Skagway (1451 km). But nothing beats Bellingham–Homer with 2219 km. Question is if this is still a ferry considering it ...


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There are other ferry companies operating in the area. A thorough search of Google should find these. Also, consider investing in a quality guide book like the ones from Rough Guides. When we travelled the length of Chile in 2003, we decided to ferry from Puerto Montt to Chaiten and then we went with buses down the Carretera Austral to Coyhaique and from ...


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In January 2011 we took a bus down to Puerto Montt. There was no continuous road to go south further due to a volcano that destroyed the road. We continued the trip with a bus to Chiloe Island (over a ferry), spent a fews days on Chiloe, then took the ferry at Quellon to Puerto Aisen. About 24h on the boat. From there we were quickly at Coihaique in about 1 ...


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You may consider going to Chios and then to Cesme. Here is more information: There are many different options from Piraeus to Chios. Prices start from 22.50€. From Chios to Cesme, I have found one line for 25€. This site has the information related to pricing and time tables. You need to select your departure and arrival points from the menus.


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There is a ferry between Piraeus and Samos at about 50€, then another ferry between Samos and Kuşadası at about 35€.


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When I traveled to Greece 2 years ago I traveled between Athens/Santorini/Mykonos/Ikaria. We bought our tickets when we arrived in Greece. I had the same problem as you, where there wasn't a really good website to purchase tickets from in the US, but things may have changed since back then. I did end up use this website Greeka.com to find out ferry ...


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The best option would be if you could get a ride from someone at the conference, but as you mention a few drinks after I'm not sure if there will be someone willing to drive. Other options to get from the Maassilo to the Europoort P&O ferry terminal are quite limited. The only regular public transport that goes directly where you want to go is the bus ...


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I think you found most of the available information about this itinerary. A few things could be added to your research though. Let's start with the Québec part. The tourism website for North Shore of the St Lawrence and Relais Nordik indicate that the M/V Nordik Express has many stops on its way. Starting from Rimouski, on the South Shore of St Lawrence, ...


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This might not be the answer you expect but Interrail passes offer some discounts on some domestic ferry lines. The offer is you get 30% off on domestic ferry tickets if you reserved a ferry ticket between Greece and Italy (which is included with the Global Interrail Pass or you have 30% off on it with the Greece Plus Interrail Pass). It is valid on the ...


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You can do such trip by "UkrFerry" company: From Kerch to Poti every Tuesday, at next day you are at Poti. Operations service phone: +38 (0482) 34-76-63. According to official forum, schedule is set at the start of each month, so you should call there before you came in Kerch. Also there is a line Batumi - Ilyichevsk, which is more popular line (ferry ...


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Yes there are at least two. How far far east do you want? Slightly far east: There is a ferry between Vladivostok and Takaoka. There should be a ferry between Vladivostok and Toyama. (There may be a ferry between Vladivostok and Niigata but reports say it's discontinued for now) Extremely far east: There is a ferry between Sakhalin (Korsakov) and far ...


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I think you just need to dig a bit deaper into the NavBul website! From their Ferry page: Two identical ferryboat vessels operated by NAVIBULGAR ("Geroite na Sevastopol" and "Geroite na Odesa") each with total carrying capacity of 108 waggons/900 cars/100 motor trucks up to 16m length operate the regular lines: Varna - Ilichevsk - Varna Varna ...


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A colleague has traveled to Okinawa from the US twice to teach a class. Each time, he flew to Tokyo (Narita, I believe), and transferred to another flight that stopped in Osaka before heading to Naha. A list of ferries are listed on this Japan-Guide website, including ones from Kagoshima or Tokyo. Travel times are over a day.


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The BC Ferries website FAQ suggests that there aren't any scheduled ones running at the moment: Q: Do you have a ferry that travels between Seattle and Vancouver? A: BC Ferries does not provide service between Seattle and Vancouver, and we are unaware of any companies that do at this time. I think the issue is that it wouldn't be popular enough ...


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There are some but they all cover short distances, often only within 1 country as you have seen. The ones I've found... Bahamas Ferries has car services from the Nassau to Andros, Eleuthera, Exumas and Abacos One from Punta Sam to Isla Mujeres in Mexico Apparently an international one from La Guiria in Venezuela to Chaguaramas in Trinidad and Tobago ...


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It is indeed difficult to find information about this if you can't read Japanese or Korean. Most ferries are passengers only. I ended up asking a friend in Japan: There is at least one car ferry between Busan (Korea) and Fukuoka (Japan) run by KoreaFerry. The information I got says that the cheapest room category is included in the car price, but for the ...



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