Hot answers tagged

37

Passengers are prohibited from the car decks on ferries in most every country in the world. Vehicles can shift position in rough seas and injure people standing between them. And since a rogue wave can appear at any point in time without any warning, the ban applies throughout the entirety of a sailing.


36

Even in ferries where your coach stays on the top deck, you sometimes have to leave the vehicle. This is because in case of accident, the fear is that it will take too long to escape the vehicle and the risk of going down with the ferry is high. And it is not just for rogue waves, it is also for the ferry getting hit by (or hitting) other craft on the water....


20

Most people didn't think to click OPTIONS and select Avoid Ferries. The route you are asking about would appear instantly if you do this. Note that on this route there is a €34 one way toll for crossing the Storebælt bridge. (There are also return tolls for evenings, weekends and bank holidays.) This route is also about 140km longer than the route using the ...


12

Actually, just found the news dated July 4, 2016 (Russian). The article states that SASCO had signed an agreement to resume the Ferry service from Sakhalin to Hokkaido using "Пингвин-33" as a ship. Original Source on ria news (Russian)


10

The ferries to Albania, be it to Durazzo or Vlorë, depart Italy from either Ancona, Bari or Brindisi (ordered by distance from longest to shortest): Mappa traghetti, Cemar, Fair Use It is safe to assume that the duration of the journey will depend on the distance between the two cities. Searching on Direct Ferries for a return journey in September 2015 ...


9

According to Visit Greenland, at the time of writing there are no ferries to Greenland from either Canada nor Iceland nor Denmark. Indeed Greenland doesn't seem to be an appealing market for inter-country ferries. The linked site nevertheless suggests hopping on a cruise that includes Greenland on its list of destinations, as these are becoming more and more ...


9

Article 21 of the Schengen Borders Code specifies that The abolition of border control at internal borders shall not affect [...] (b) the possibility for a Member State to provide by law for an obligation to hold or carry papers and documents [...] So, strictly speaking, you ought to check with Italy and Greece to see whether they require someone who ...


8

The reason passengers are not allowed on the car decks on ferries is that it is illegal. The reason for it being illegal is of course safety, preventing theft from cars, fire hazards (people smoking in their own cars) etc. This is from Marine and Coast Guard Agency (UK) on ro-ro passenger ships. 3.1 The SOLAS Convention Chapter II-1 Reg. 20-3, requires ...


7

Beautiful photos, they certainly capture the atmosphere there. There is indeed no airport and the supply vessel, Marion Dufresne is not really a ferry. It transports the personnel and supplies destined for the research facilities on the Crozet, Kerguelen and Saint Paul & Amsterdam islands. The round trip from Reunion Island takes one month when ...


7

Own experience/common knowledge answer, so no links. If you booked a ticket on which there is no free cancelation within the last 24 hours, you owe the company the money. If you make it impossible to get the money from your debit card, you may be charged in an other way. Your best bet is to claim back from your travel insurance. Sometimes companies allow ...


7

There is a night train-ferry across the Baltic, which (for example) leaves Germany (Sassnitz) at 23.15 and arrives Sweden (Trelleborg) at 03.15. The whole point of the night train is that train passengers are allowed to stay in their sleeping berth for the crossing, but they can also wander around the ship including the train deck. I suspect the difference ...


7

The webpage maintained by OuterBanks.com appears to have a very thorough description: The Ocracoke / Hatteras Ferry departs from both the Hatteras and Ocracoke terminals daily, including all major holidays, from 5:00 a.m. until midnight. ... In the summer season, the ferry runs every 30 minutes from both sides during the prime ferry traffic hours, which ...


7

First of all, August and September are "two big differences", as they say in Odessa. September the 1st is the start of school year, so lots of families with children will end their vacations near end of August. The worst you can do is try to leave Crimea in the last week of August. On the other hand, getting there at the same days may be easier than usual. ...


6

With Anek you are likely to arrive in Souda rather than in the Chania port. According to the official Municipality of Chania website, which links to this Chania Tourism website in English, there are buses running between Souda and the main market square in Chania, departing every 20-odd minutes. To date these seem to be operated by Chania Bus. For more ...


6

Although there is such a thing as a cruise ferry, they are not equipped for the rough conditions and long distances of transoceanic voyages. I do not think Cunard is set up to accept your car as checked baggage, though it might be possible to arrange freighter travel with your car, if you are flexible enough. You can ship your car separately, of course. You ...


6

You can easily determine what your wait times and everything else on the site of the Kerch ferry (Russian). Currently it lists wait time at 3 hours and you can see what the queue actually look like and guesstimate your own wait times on webcameras but as far as the border crossing is concerned: there aren't any.


5

There are no official requirements that a transportation carrier must check any id documents for travel within the Schengen area. If a carrier requires you to present an id, it is to fulfil their own needs, e.g. to prevent black-market sales of personalized tickets or to authenticate print-at-home tickets. There are airlines allowing you to fly without ...


5

If the French Wikitravel article on Kerguelen is to be believed, there is no airport on the island: Aucune infrastructure n'est prévue pour permettre l'atterrissage d'avions, un tel projet pourtant entamé il y a quelques années est aujourd'hui retombé dans l'oubli. ... which translates as: No infrastructure is present to permit the landing of ...


5

Two days ago I took the Weidong ferry from Qingdao to Incheon, while both the Lonely Planet book and the ferry company web site state 775 CNY as the cheapest fare (economy bed) plus 30 CNY port tax = 805 CNY, the actual ticket was just 458 + 30 = 488 CNY Both China and South Korea have National holidays soon, so I don't think this was an off-season price. ...


5

Talk of extended ferry links and regular international ferries has been going on for years, and not just that route. I know because I've long wondered about being able to travel out of the Philippines without flying. On that particular route it appears it is going ahead and it will go ahead soon. Note that 'soon' in the Philippines can typically mean ...


5

You will most likely not be allowed to travel in the car, because it will be shipped on a cargo vessel. You also do not want to do this; because on a cargo vessel you do not have the luxury of a ferry where there is room to walk around, facilities, etc. To my knowledge, there are no ferries across the Atlantic. Your choices are cruise ships (where they don'...


5

Since you're a fellow Canadian, we hope you came across our London - Brussels route offer on Busbud. :) We know of at least four bus companies operating England - Belgium. It's our understanding that the channel crossing mode changes happen based on traffic, delays and driver time behind the wheel rules. So you might, as previously mentioned, consider ...


5

Call the bus companies you consider using. Some of them change between ferries and train on different times of the day and some change over regularly or irregularly, depending on things I have never been able to work out. From what I hear it is often a surprise which connection they use. If you want to be sure you will use a ferry to the continent, you can ...


5

Not yet a real ferry service, but the first US cruise to Cuba is supposed to sail today. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/tourism-cruises/article74753237.html UPDATE: the cruise sailed and arrived in Havana: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article75096132.html As passengers cheered, Carnival Corp.’s Fathom Adonia ...


5

Besides Rome2Rio, which works internationally, I know several 'one country only' versions who do or might not do ferries. OV9292 (link in English) is the Dutch one, designed and started before internet searches became easy and named after its phone number, (which still works but has become expensive.) It claims to do all 'within the Netherlands' travel by ...


5

adding to the excellent list by @Willeke also directions of google maps can be worth a try. It does also calculate itineraries for specific times of travel. Their selection of means of transport isn't as good though (they are missing some metro lines in some city for example) and in your example it fails: Sorry, we could not calculate transit directions ...


5

I have used both Ferries (and similar ones in Virginia) and as per the other answers it is first come first served basis. These things are treated like shuttle buses - you wait in line, drive on, enjoy the view and then drive off at the other end. And as per ID .. you'd have to be doing something really out of the ordinary to attract the attention of ...


4

This is an update from March 2016. The ferry company mentioned in the other answer now states: [...] as January 2016, ferry operators are still awaiting final approval and licensing from the Cuban government. Because of this, CubaKat (and other ferry companies) are waiting to begin full operations. and CubaKat’s goal is to offer our ferry service, ...


4

Just to provide the answer by @user31253 some flavor since it's a direct quote: From official website of one of the Ferry Companies CubaKat Experience Passenger Ferry Service to Cuba from Florida In early May 2015, the U.S. government, through the Department of Treasury, began issuing licenses to American ferry operators to provide service to Cuba. ...


4

As I remember, there are few different routes that you can take. Last time me and my girlfriend did almost the same route as you did. From Ayvalik to Lesbos (Lesvos, or Midilli in Turkish) The city is in a bit north. Ticket was around 20 Euro. I guess this would be the calmest route. Immigrants were usually going to the chios island. It was this company: ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible