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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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Are there any direct ferries between South Korea and Taiwan?

My plan is to travel between South Korea to Taiwan or the Philippines by sea. I'm looking for a ferry without having to change in China or Japan.
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Travel from Berlin to Tunis without flight? [closed]

Is it possible? Have you done it? There seem to be ferries from Italy and France to Tunis (Marseille, Genova, Roma, Salerno, Palermo). How are the connecting trains from Germany to these places? How ...
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Are there ferries between Spain and Morocco that charge per car and not per passenger?

I'll soon be hitchhiking through Spain and am thinking about making a crossing to Morocco. When I need to use ferries I try to find one that charges per car because I can try to hitch a ride with ...
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Ferry schedules on Lago di Como

I'll be visiting Lago di Como in May, and want to make a "round trip" from Como north to Bellagio and then back south to Lecco. The published schedule shows the earliest ferry from Como I ...
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Turkey - Libya ferry times

I have heard that there is a new Turkey - Libya ferry, the Kevalay Queen, between Istanbul and Tripoli, and Istanbul and Misrata. I was wondering what times it departs, from which port it leaves from, ...
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Can I take a gas canister on the MS Sarfaq Ittuk ferry?

I plan to travel on the MS Sarfaq Ittuk ferry operated by Arctic Umiaq Line. I intend to bring a 450g Primus gas canister, as my destination is quite small and might not sell any (they are for sale ...
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Is the Jeddah-Suez ferry still in operation?

I was wondering if the Jeddah-Suez ferry still run? I cannot find any informatiom online about it. Could someone please help find if it still exists?
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Do the catamaran fast ferries between Dubrovnik and Split have an open-air deck?

I’m finding various contradictory pieces of information online: a few recent videos which seem to show outdoor seating some trip reports which suggest that the catamaran only has indoor seating, ...
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Train connections after ferry Borkum-Eemshaven

I would like to take the ferry from Borkum to Eemshaven and continue to Groningen in March. Comparing the ferry timetables and the train departure times it appears to me that they are exceptionally ...
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Global Blue and getting validation when exiting EU by ferry

I made some purchases in France, for which the store prepared tax refund forms; however, I am not leaving the EU from France. I will be leaving via ferry from Spain to Morocco. Does anyone have ...
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Apart from the Strait of Messina crossing, are there any passenger train ferries left in the world?

Since the closure of the train ferries Puttgarden–Rødby and Sassnitz-Trelleborg (at least for passenger trains), the only remaining train ferry for passengers in Europe sails between Villa San ...
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Reliability of Koh Lipe to Langkawi Ferry Service

I'm planning a trip, from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur by train, ferry and bus. I plan to stay approximately one month in Thailand and one month in Malaysia. For the border crossing, I plan to use the Koh ...
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Reliability of Speed Boat Travel from Iquitos, Peru to Leticia, Colombia

This winter, my travel partner and I are embarking on an exciting journey to Peru. Part of our adventure includes traveling by speed boat from Iquitos, Peru to Leticia, Colombia. We're currently ...
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DPS airport to Nusa Lembongan in late afternoon?

We’re considering staying on Nusa Lembongan while in Bali, but unsure if it will be possible to do so the first night. We'll arrive at DPS airport around 14:30. Let’s give a healthy margin of error ...
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What are the best dinner cruises in Sydney, offering a memorable dining experience with scenic waterfront views? [closed]

What are the most scenic and popular routes for a Sydney dinner cruise, and what kind of dining experiences can passengers expect while enjoying the stunning harbor views?
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How to book Busan/Korea to Osaka/Japan ferry

There is a ferry operator Panstar that runs a ferry from Busan to Osaka. The JP site of the company offers the online booking but it looks the company does not offer a online booking from Busan to ...
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Travel from Munich to Scotland avoiding flight

I want to travel from south Germany (say Munich) to Scotland (say Edinburgh), but with no flight as I want to protect the climate. Meanwhile it is again possible to book the Eurostar train connection ...
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Dubai to Europe without flying

I am looking to understand if it is possible to get from Dubai to Europe without flying and any recommended routes/links to book. My brother is having a baby in December and I want to get my mum there ...
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Ferry prices in Åland islands [closed]

What is the cheapest way to travel from Sweden to Finland and vice versa with ferries through Åland islands?
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How to get from Split to Vis

I would like to get from Split to Vis on a Monday in high season and I can't work out two things. What are the times of the fastest boat (catamaran?) and do I need to book them in advance or should I ...
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Tips for taking a ferry from France (Calais) to the UK (Dover) without advance booking?

I plan to drive from Central Europe to the UK this summer, taking a ferry across the Strait of Dover (not the Eurotunnel - that's boring for children). Since it's more than 1000 km drive from my place ...
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In Europe, do trains/buses get transported by ferries with the passengers inside?

I'm interested mainly in the route between Ireland and the UK by combined train/bus and ferry. Does the train/bus drive onto the ship and get transported altogether with the passengers inside, or do ...
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Travel options from Latvia or Lithuania to Saint Petersburg or Kaliningrad

Is it possible to travel from Latvia or Lithuania to Saint Petersburg or Kaliningrad by ferry or train? We will be traveling to these countries this summer. My wife wants to visit her mother.
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Travelling from Djibouti to Saudi Arabia by boat

We are attempting to cross Africa south to north, but with the current crisis in Sudan, we fear to be stuck in Ethiopia. Any chance to catch a boat in, say, Djibouti to cross the Red Sea to Saudi ...
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Can you travel around the world by ferries with a car?

I was trying to figure it out, and It's a tough one, I think it's not possible, but then many questions jump to mind: How close can you get? And if there isn't a ferry, would it be possible to jump on ...
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Sleeping on the Sweden-Finland ferry; how rowdy does it get?

I'm considering to travel from Helsinki (Finland) to Stockholm (Sweden) on the direct overnight ferry on a Friday night on the Silja Symphony, but I'm worried about the reputation of those ferries as ...
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Does the ferry terminal for Okinawa in Kagoshima have free Wi-Fi? Does it have access to power outlets?

The ferry from Kagoshima at the south of mainland Japan to Okinawa leaves at around 5.30pm to 6.00pm which is a good number of hours after the checkout time of most accommodation. I know from ...
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Can I bring a butane/propane bottle on the MS Norröna ferry?

Can I bring a small camping fuel bottle (such as Primus Power gas) on the Smyril Line ferry MS Norröna between Hirtshals, Tórshavn, and Seyðisfjörður? I find conflicting information on the Smyril ...
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Route from North Scotland to Stockholm with no air travel

My parents-in-law live near Skye in North Scotland. They are planning to come and visit us in Stockholm in the summer, but for medical reasons they are unable to fly. Their preferred alternative is to ...
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Travel from Thailand to India by boat/ferry/cargo ship

I am trying to travel from Thailand/Malaysia to India by sea. From my research, there is a ship service that takes you from Andaman Islands (Port Blair) to Chennai/Kolkatta by Andaman Tourism India - ...
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Is it possible to book a ferry from Fukuoka or Shimonoseki to Busan online in early 2023?

For over a decade I've entered Japan on one way tickets and no airline has asked for my proof of return/onward flights, so I stopped obtaining them long ago. However a few days ago I arrived at BKK ...
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Booking ferry tickets from Kagoshima to Yakushima

I'm trying to book a roundtrip ticket for the jetfoil ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima that goes from Kagoshima to Miyanoura, and then the return leg goes from Anbo to Kagoshima. Looking at https://...
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Do I need to book a boat ahead to go to Phi Phi Islands from Phuket?

If you have travelled to Phi Phi Islands, can you advise if I really need to book a boat ahead or if I can just go to the pier and buy a ticket for the next boat? (the latter gives me more flexibility ...
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Time to clear border controls when arriving via ferry at Rotterdam

How long does it take to clear border controls when arriving by ferry at Rotterdam from Hull?
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How can you go from Paris to l'Ile d'Yeu?

This summer I will be going to France for the first time. While preparing my trip, I found L'ile d'Yeu (Yeu Island), off the Vendée coast of western France, as one of the destinations I want to visit ...
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Working on the ferry Naviera Armas - Tenerife -> Huelva

I'm going from Tenerife to Huelva in a couple of days by Armas ferry. As I went here by Fred Olsen, I'd like to know what to expect from Armas. I have a couple of questions: Can you buy Internet ...
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Can you take a car-ferry from France to the UK with someone else's car?

I am looking to book a Brittany Ferries return service from St-Malo (France) to Portsmouth with a car, however it is not registered to my name. I do have the owner permission (I can have a signed ...
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What is a "boarding shoulder" and how does it relate to ferry check-in closing?

On the website of superfast ferries on check-in and boarding is written: Boarding Shoulder: Passengers & Vehicles: 2 hours before departure Further down on the page, it says in small letters: ...
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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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Is there passport control when taking the Stena Line ferry from Belfast to Stranraer?

I am a Bulgarian citizen in Northern Ireland and I want to go to Stranraer (Scotland) for my friend's birthday. I have my European Bulgarian national ID card but I do not have my passport. Can I ...
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Are there regular ferry services between Singapore and any town or city in 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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