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Ferries carry passengers, vehicles, and cargo across bodies of water. Do not use for voyaging on large passenger ships mainly for pleasure (typically stopping at a variety of interesting ports) for which there is tag [cruising].

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Is the ferry between Changi, Singapore and Tanjung Belungkor, Malaysia currently running?

I'm planning to start my upcoming world trip in Singapore and for something different instead of just taking a bus over the border to the west of Malaysia I found that there is a ferry on the east ...
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What ID does an 11 year old need for the ferry to Belfast? [closed]

My 19 year old son is travelling to Belfast by ferry. He has got a passport, but he is travelling with a 11 year old who has got no photo Id. What will he need to take?
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What are the options to travel between Marseille (France) and Sicily?

This summer I'll be in Marseille (France) to see friends and family, and we're thinking about visiting Sicily afterwards. I'm actually weighing our options to go there with the following criteria : 1 ...
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Greece, ferry from Skiathos to Alonissos

What are the options for getting to Alonissos island from Skiathos in mid June? It seems there are ferries, but they only depart in the morning, however I will be arriving to the airport in the early ...
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How to spend 19:00 to 1:00 in Kiel? (from Ferry to Train)

I need to travel with a ferry to Kiel (Germany) and then want to travel further with a train. The ferry arrival is around 18:00 in the evening, so I will give an additional hour for delay. And the ...
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Belfast to Stranraer by ferry Stena line there is passport control?

I am a Bulgaria citizen in Northern Ireland and I want to go Stranraer for my friend birthday. I have my European Bulgarian national ID card but I don’t have my passport. So can I travel or not?
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Ferry services between Singapore and Borneo

Are there regular ferry services between Singapore and any town or city in Borneo? If so, which towns or cities in Borneo have such ferry services to Singapore? What is the travel duration?
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Is the Smyril Line ferry from Denmark to Iceland an enjoyable experience?

A Smyril Line passenger & car ferry called the Norröna sails from Hirtshals in northern Denmark via Torshavn in the Faeroe Islands to Seydisfjördur in Iceland, roughly once a week all year round. ...
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Albania to Italy with interrail pass

I'm currently in Sarande, Albania and I want to travel to Italy with Ferry. I have an Interrail pass and I can't figure out what the most economical way will be for me to get to Italy. Does anyone ...
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Can I take a bicycle on the ferry from Palermo (Sicily) to Genoa (Italy)?

I would like to take a touring bicycle on the ferry from Palermo (Sicily Italy) to Genoa (Italy). The bicycle is a touring bicycle, i.e. fully assembled, cannot be folded and has bags on the front and ...
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Crossing from Iran to Qatar by ferry with a van

I'm planing a trip by car from Portugal to Qatar for the WC2022 and I'd like to know if it's possible to cross from Iran to Qatar by ferry with a van and, in case there are multiple crossing locations,...
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Is there a regular ferry between Sicily and Sardinia? (first hand experience)

I would like to know from somebody, with first hand experience, that has traveled from Sicily to Sardinia using a ferry (within the last 2 years). Is there a regular ferry? And how regular (once a ...
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Transiting through Netherlands in private vehicle during Covid restrictions

My family and I are German citizens and residents. We plan in July 2021 to travel from the UK to Germany in our private car and our preferred route is to take the overnight ferry from Newcastle to ...
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16 Hour Marine Atlantic Ferry Trip with no Cabin

Marine Atlantic operates 16 hour overnight ferry trips from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Argentia, Newfoundland on the MV Atlantic Vision. As I understand it, you can bring a car, but you cannot ...
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With the 19 December 2020 COVID 19 measures, can I travel between the UK and the Netherlands?

My UK boyfriend and I, in the Netherlands, do not plan to see each other over Christmas, but we like to know what is possible in case of emergencies to either of us or our close families. So we like ...
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How much transfer time do I need between ferry and train in Travemünde?

I want to take the ferry from Malmö to Travemünde. How much transfer time do I need to plan for if I want to take the train from station "Skandinavienkai"? The ferry I want to take is ...
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Is there still a ferry between Gozo and Comino?

It would be most convenient for me to travel from Gozo to Comino rather than from Malta but the two guide books I found, one updated 2019 and the other 2020, only mention one from Malta. There are ...
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Dover ferry port will border force prevent four people travelling in one car

We are a group of 4 friends going by ferry France/ Dover, in mid-august, will we be prevented from traveling by car by border force? We have been self-isolating before our trip.
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UK to continental Europe and back, same rules for air or surface travel?

Short version: Are there separate (COVID 19) rules for travel between the UK and the Netherlands, and Belgium or France, based on the mode of transport (flights or ferries and trains)? Long version: ...
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Are there ferries in the world capable of crossing Atlantic Ocean with passengers and cars? For instance btw Le Havre (F) and Boston (USA) [duplicate]

Are there ferries in the world capable of crossing Atlantic Ocean with passengers and cars? For instance btw Le Havre (F) and Boston (USA). I think that ferries navigating btw UK and the Continental ...
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What's the large pipe on top of M/S Viking Grace?

It looks really weird and I can't understand its purpose. Is it for making the vessel look better? An exhaust? Does anyone know what it it? Apparently it didn't have it in the beginning and it seems ...
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Travelling to Turkey by ferries

I want to ask if I have a valid Schengen with ordinary Egyptian passport I can go to Turkey from Greece by ferries?
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Can you add an extra passenger to your booking at the ferry terminal when traveling by car between Dover and Calais?

In a related question we've discussed the practicalities of hitchhiking on a car headed towards the ferry between France and UK, where @DJClayworth wrote: A quick check on the most basic ferry of all,...
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Is there any car ferry between anywhere in the UK and anywhere in mainland Europe that charges per car and not per person?

I'll soon be continuing my world hitchhiking trip from Germany to Scotland. When I need to use ferries I try to find one that charges per car because I can try to hitch a ride with somebody taking ...
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Can I travel from the UK to France though my Passport has expired?

My passport has expired and I need to go to France for my best friend's wedding. Is there a way I can get there without needing my passport? I'm a UK resident.
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From North of Italy to Greece via ship

I'd like to go to Greece from North of Italy (example: Genoa) or South of France via ship. Is this route available nowadays with a ship / ferry? Do you have any feedback about it, if you already ...
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Do All Inland BC Ferries Offer Year Round Service?

Based on the Government of British Columbia's website there are a number of inland ferries that cross freshwater lakes and rivers in the province. Do all of these ferries offer year round service? ...
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Should I buy ferry tickets from Viator?

I am looking at options for getting from the North to the South Island in December. I found this website selling ferry tickets: https://www.viator.com/Wellington-tours/Ferry-Services/d399-g15-c69 ...
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Inter-island ferries in Cabo Verde?

I'm visiting Cabo Verde in November, arriving at Sal. I'm hoping to visit a few of the other islands, preferably by ferry. CVInterilhas runs between some of the islands, but their schedule appears to ...
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To the Azores by ferry

Is there a ferry service from mainland Europe to the Azores? How would one get there without flying? I don't want to take a car with me. I've found ferry services within the Azores and information ...
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Restrictions on ferry travel from China to Taiwan and back to China

I plan to travel from China to Taiwan and back to China on a ferry. Recently I have read that China is restricting individual tourism to Taiwan. Article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49178314 ...
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Does an Irish VISA WARNING count as "refused entry at the border of any country other than the UK?"

I am trying to apply to extend my U.K visa but I am unsure if I need to write about my Irish VISA WARNING. I got a Visa warning last year when I arrived by ferry to Dublin. I did not know I needed a ...
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Should you book tickets in advance for the Ancona-Split ferries?

I live in a city with many international ferries departing each and every day. Here the prices changes all the time and you should book the tickets as soon as possible. Also the prices are different (...
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Glasgow to Lochranza (Arran) - cheapest way to buy return tickets?

I'm travelling with a friend from Glasgow Airport to stay for a few days at Lochranza, in Arran (Scotland) in August 2019, arriving midmorning 1st Aug, departing morning 6th Aug. The route involves ...
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When taking the ferry from Shimonoseki, Japan to Busan, Korea, how much will I need in cash-only fees?

Seven years ago I took ferries between Japan and Korea about six times, and I'm looking at taking the ferry again. I seem to recall that even when paying for the ferry ticket in cash that there is ...
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Before the Global Financial Crisis there used to ferries between Okinawa and Taiwan. How long did the trip take?

It seems we can ask historical travel questions here too and a friend just asked me one so I'm posting it. There are no longer any ferries between Taiwan and Japan but there used to be. The last ...
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Do you need identification to take the ferry from Belfast to Liverpool? [duplicate]

When taking the ferry from Belfast to Liverpool do you need identification?
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Lake Baikal: Where to get general information about ferries and is the ferry Severobajkalsk - Khakusy still running, and when?

We want to make a trip to lake Baikal end of June/ beginning of July 2019. We are interested in nature and remote places, and also not staying on the lake all the time, also the mountains. We are ...
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Is there now, or was there a few years ago, a ferry from Busan, Korea or Shimonoseki, Japan to China?

In the past I took ferries between South Korea and Japan six times, but the most recent was seven years ago. I seem to recall that besides the Japanese and Korean travellers that there were also many ...
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From West Africa to Tangier by ferries

I'm looking for ferries from Banjul or Dakar to Tangier. I'm going to West Africa in January 2020 by motorbike, but I wish to come back by ferry (and motorbike), but I did not find any solution ...
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Time needed to board Sandefjord-Stromstad ferry on foot

I am taking a ferry (Color Line, MS Color Viking) from Sandefjord (Norway) to Stromstad (Sweden). We will be two people with no car and minimal luggage (we arrive to Sandefjord Torp airport with hand ...
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Boat options from To'opua to Vaitape

We are going to stay at the Conrad Bora Bora on To'opua island in Tahiti. Some of the restaurants we would like to visit are on next door Vaitape island. The hotel has boat service "for a fee," per ...
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Do domestic ferry companies in Japan sell "standby" tickets when passengers cancel very late or don't show up for their reservations?

I'm in Hokkaido, Japan and it's Golden Week so many things are booked out, including longer distance ferries. Japanese ferry websites have always been quite bad. No English version, text as images in ...
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Where can I get to by ferry from Aberdeen Pier in Hong Kong?

According to this website, there are direct ferries from Aberdeen Pier, Hong Kong to Sok Wu Wan on the Lamma Island. Are there ferries from Aberdeen to other places? For example, to Mui Wo (or other ...
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Ferry from Phuket to Koh Lipe

I am planning to travel to Koh Lipe in April 2019, and fly into Phuket on the 20th. My flight home is actually out of Langkawi in Malaysia, around the 28th. I already confirmed that there is a ferry ...
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Ferry to Corregidor Island from Bataan Peninsula

I plan to travel to Bataan, Philippines sometime this year. I know that there are ferry services from Manila to Corregidor but I prefer one that departs from somewhere in Bataan. (I also know there is ...
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How do I add a ferry route to Google Maps? [closed]

There is a ferry near me that is not in Google Maps. How do I add it as a suggestion to Google?
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Which ferries to Elba island transport bicycles?

This website shows symbols for vehicles which include cars and motorcycles and this website mentions that the booking process is manual by phone. How are bicycles handled on these routes? Which ...
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Travel from Krabi to Koh Yao Yai

Later this month I will be traveling to Koh Yao Yai from Krabi Airport. As online travel information is either dated, fragmented across different websites or both, I was wondering if someone here ...
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Ferries from Iceland to Portugal or Spain

Does anyone know if there are ferries from Iceland (any harbour) to Portugal or Spain?
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