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It appears a lot has changed since travelling the ferry route from Athens to Israel 21 years ago and what an amazing experience that was... 3 days . Two nights if my memory serves me well... back packers and others just camping out on board ... I was lucky I guess to experience that as it appears it is now not possible :(


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I've done NZ/Aus to North America a few times, and spent ages and ages trying sneaky routes and tricks to get cheaper deals. Time usually doesn't bother me, so I really go for cheapest. Firstly, remember that seasonal trends, changes, random spikes, holidays and promotions change the prices all the time. So asking for the 'cheapest' is not going to get an ...


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Sailboats have specific routes (Jimmy Cornell wrote an entire book about them: "World Cruising Routes"), they are sailing to areas which have tailwind for the direction they want to go. If you want to cross the Atlantic you are sailing to the equator trades, in the other direction you go up to the US coast and use the prevailing west wind. So your distance ...


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A friend who cycled from London to Christchurch, NZ had to use boats for the water sections. She found FindACrew to be useful for finding yacht/boat owners who sometimes wanted an extra hand, or company for trips. So yes, there are ways to do it. She also found just hanging around the docks and asking people got her a few rides. Of course, this requires ...


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...occasionally take passengers on-board for a bit of extra cash? Yacht owners are not generally poverty stricken to the point where a little bit of 'extra cash' in their next voyage is going to be enticing, but they will engage as charter providers because it generates income significant enough to be interesting. For the Cook Islands you would 'reach out' ...



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