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Is it possible to do a round-the-world trip by train and passenger ship only? Missing link for crossing the Pacific

I found a cruise that goes from Tokyo to San Francisco (20 nights). The link is here: https://www.rssc.com/cruises/MAR220415/summary?dclid=CNOVvbuj1_ICFbuVJwIdaMEMnA The route map is shown below:
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Is it possible to do a round-the-world trip by train and passenger ship only? Missing link for crossing the Pacific

There is no regularly scheduled passenger liner service across the Pacific between Asia and the US. Your options are: Freighter travel. There are a few freighter ships that take (or should I say, ...
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Is Sydney - Papeete - Easter Island - Santiago possible on a round the world ticket?

(This answer will become invalid for trips commencing after LATAM leaves oneworld.) Answer. Yes, but you have to purchase a particular fare that is not usually advertised (a oneworld global explorer ...
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What are the drawbacks of taking TWO (unconnected) indirect flights?

Usually, when you purchase two flights, A->B and B->C separately you will have to collect your checked-in baggage at B and re-check it for the flight to C. This almost invariable requires you to ...
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Direct contact for oneworld

OneWorld is simply an alliance between a number of airlines. They do not sell or issue tickets, and they do not make changes to tickets. In the situation you describe, they are simply acting as an ...
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How to start traveling the world by bicycle?

OK, you're at the stage where you have a ton of questions. I'm in a similar position about long distance walking actually, but that's a different story for another time. Firstly, I should probably ...
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What's the quickest route between antipodes using regularly scheduled transit?

So far... Santiago, Chile-Xi'an, China. 26h5m. The antipode of the Santiago airport is just east of Zhen'an, China, which is barely within 100km of the Xi'an airport. Fly this itinerary with just one ...
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Is it possible to do a round-the-world trip by train and passenger ship only? Missing link for crossing the Pacific

Viking Ocean Cruises offers several cruises that cross the Pacific. Among them: Hong Kong to Vancouver Sydney to Vancouver Auckland to Vancouver There are also several cruise ships that go around ...
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ESTA: re-entry after several caribbean stops

Your admission to the US, and your readmission for the remainder of your initial 90-day period of admission, are governed by the terms of the visa waiver program (VWP). ESTA is nothing more than ...
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Around the world trip, is there a way to simplify the visa gathering?

The main way to simplify this process is to use the services of an agent. There are a few that specialise in this and you would want to vet them a bit before putting your money, passport and ...
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How to start traveling the world by bicycle?

how to start: Start small. Don't think you can cycle long distances without getting in shape. Even across town may well be a challenge for you right now. So start on that, set yourself REALISTIC goals ...
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How far can I be from Britain and be in "British X"?

Since you are looking for territories named British XYZ, below is a non-comprehensive list of these, ordered by distance (feel free to add more territories). All distances were measured using the Daft ...
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Is there any airline/alliance that offers round the world tickets for more than a year?

It is an IATA recommendation, and airlines tend to go with the minimum recommended in case the policy is in their favor, and opposite is true when the recommendation is against them: 3.2 PERIOD OF ...
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What are the drawbacks of taking TWO (unconnected) indirect flights?

It really depends on which companies you pick to fly with in option two. Option 1 will, as you say, almost certainly guarantee you another equal flight should something happen at some stage of your ...
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ESTA: re-entry after several caribbean stops

This is one of those things where you might not have a problem doing nothing but it would only take one picky Immigration Officer to not only ruin your day, but your prospect of future travel to the ...
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Is it possible to do a round-the-world trip by train and passenger ship only? Missing link for crossing the Pacific

This may be a little more out-of-the-box (read as: dangerous) than you were looking for, but if you start in Asia you could go up to the easternmost point of Russia. Then, in the middle of winter it ...
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What's the quickest route between antipodes using regularly scheduled transit?

This isn't strictly a new answer (yet), but presents a dataset of antipodal airports someone might use to find a better route. Read on for the most antipodal airports and a shocking reveal about the ...
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What are the drawbacks of taking TWO (unconnected) indirect flights?

As said, it depends on you if you want to take the risk for 500 EUR. But the risk with self-connected flights (=two tickets) also depends on the exact situation. I did this in May 2015 with a ...
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How far can I be from Britain and be in "British X"?

You're looking for somewhere near the antipode of Great Britain, which is closest to New Zealand. It's hard to tell without looking at a detailed map, but the Chatham Islands are quite far from ...
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Resources for travelling around the world without flying

I would most definitely start with The Man in Seat 61, I linked you the Europe to Australia without flying page.
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Is it possible to do a round-the-world trip by train and passenger ship only? Missing link for crossing the Pacific

As of 2021, cruise ship travel is very much a shadow of its former glory. There have been limited attempts to restart them in Europe and Alaska but so far passenger number are low, positive COVID ...
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For a round-the-world trip starting in October, east to west or west to east for climate?

If you want to experience perpetual summer, starting in Paris in October and then going to eastern Europe is not the best of ideas. And, depending on where in Turkey you plan to go, winters can get ...
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How to leave the Philippines by boat to Taiwan, China or Hong Kong?

I am an American who was raised and grew up in the northern Philippines. There is a way to travel to Taiwan from Aparri or Santa Ana, both in Cagayan. Santa Ana by RoRo or from Aparri by pump boat. ...
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Travel by working?

That is the holy grail for travellers! It turns out there are quite a few opportunities but the ones acceptable and suitable depending on what you are willing to do and how much you want to make ...
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Long term travel without being wealthy - how is it possible?

How to do it? Probably almost as many possible answers as there are travelers. My approach may not work for others, or they may find it distasteful: Pay off all debts including late wife's medical ...
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How flexible are around the world tickets regarding flight dates?

Yes, you can, it even seems to be the expected behaviour. All three alliances have restrictions and rules, from basic expected ones like a maximum number of miles to some random and precise ones like ...
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Direct contact for oneworld

Oneworld doesn't provide a public contact, and even if they did, this is nothing to do with them. I am afraid you are talking with someone at Qatar who is either completely clueless or being ...
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Does all the subsequent itinerary on a round-the-world ticket get invalidated if you are denied an entry?

In this case, if you are denied an entry for a country, will you get deported to the departure country If you are denied entry, you are not being deported. Only a person inside the country can be ...
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I want to go on a round the world trip for over a year, what do I tell the bank and what do I with my stuff?

You will need an address in Germany with someone opening the mail for you. As you state you do not have family or friends (close enough that you can rely on them) you may have to look for a paid ...
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