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You have to leave the coach to make evacuation easier. 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 ...


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You got the Visa Warning because you were a visa national (needed an Irish Visa) and reached Ireland without a visa, implicitly requesting a waiver claiming to be family member of an EU citizen. You were unable to convince them completely. But for reasons unknown to me, or in compassion, you were allowed a limited entry. Please note: if you state on your ...


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In general: usually the ferries are very reliable, but cancellations do sometimes happen. I've only once had to deal with a cancellation in the last couple of years of holidaying around the islands, and that was warned a couple of days in advance. CalMac, who run the majority of ferry services, report >97% of services run as predicted, with ~2% cancellation ...


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You have asked at the right place because I happen to have six brochures with me all about ferries between Japan and Korea and I've done this very trip six times and used most of the ferries at least once! User humphreyb has already told you all about the fast hydrofoil ferry, so I will concentrate on the other (overnight) ferries. Camellia Line Co., Ltd. (...


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they stamped my passport with permission to remain That's not a refusal. A refusal is when they make you sit in the office until the next boat comes, escort you to the boat, and make you go back to the UK. Merely getting called into the office and being made to sit around for hours while they decide what to do with you, isn't anything at all (as far as ...


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The Greenland tourist board says No. There are no ferry connections between Greenland and Iceland, Denmark or Canada. However, more and more cruise shipping companies are choosing to include Greenland on their itineraries, whereby it is possible to begin the voyage from Iceland or go onboard at, for example, Kangerlussuaq. Greenland being an island, I ...


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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 ...


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To be included in Google Maps for trip planning, Google must be able to import its schedule data, for example through a GTFS Static or GTFS Realtime feed. A Google Transit Partner relationship might also be required, however, so simply appearing on TransitFeeds or the like is probably not a reliable guide, or at least less reliable than simply plugging your ...


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Drive up to the port as you normally would, but instead of driving into ticketing and passport control, follow the signs for parking: turn right and go around the roundabout to the parking/ticket office area. There are signs for this when you come off the motorway. Drive all the way to the passenger terminal at the end, where you can park in lot P5 for free ...


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You can follow many vessels worldwide through vessel finder websites, such as vesselfinder.com or marinetraffic.com. The websites are free for basic use, not unlike airline tracking websites. This will allow you to see where the vessel is right now. Specifically, you can follow the WASA EXPRESS. It is apparently due in Holmsund next at 2018-11-29 12:30 ...


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One popular overnight ferry close to where I live is a DFDS ferry from Newcastle to IJmuiden (Amsterdam). Both cities have plenty to offer for short trips and the fare is quite cheap if you get an off season deal and are a foot passenger travelling in a group. Last time I got it, it took around 14 hours overnight. Alternatively here is a map of some of ...


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The Schengen area (of which France forms part) and Ireland are different countries for border purposes. Therefore, you will need a passport (or national ID card from an EU/EFTA country) to exit France and enter Ireland - it will have to be presented to border control, and also stamped in the case of non-EU/EFTA passports. Belfast to Liverpool is a domestic ...


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According to the official Greenland tourism site there are two places you can use as your source. Rejkjavik and Copenhagen. There are 2 airlines servicing the island: Air Iceland and Air Greenland. The price Air Iceland is currently quoting for destinations in Greenland is 161 EUR (Kulusuk) and 193 EUR (Nuuk). I guess the further north the more expensive ...


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It's obviously impossible to prove a negative, but given that AFerry do not currently list any Egyptian ports AND The Man In Seat61 says "There are currently no ferries to Egypt" I would say that at the time of writing, the answer is NO.


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The seat is reserved for people with disabilities. The images are designed to show: Someone in a wheelchair A hearing aid (someone hard of hearing) Someone who is blind or partially sighted The S3A pictogram - a symbol designed to show that a place is open, including and able to facilitate people with disabilities. More information can be found at: http://...


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One by one: Yes, Indonesian ferries are that bad. Overcrowding is rife, safety precautions are often non-existent, and the open sea can often be rough. As a simple example, Jakarta Globe's category "Indonesia boat accident" has at least 7 separate sinkings that killed people for 2014 alone, and see the links in this answer for some stories of a typical ...


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The only ferry to Iceland is the weekly ferry from Denmark. It takes a while and you spend two nights aboard each way (and incidentally get the opportunity to visit the Faeroe Islands along the way). The ferry is not guaranteed to run during winter (it mostly carries cargo during the winter months, if there is cargo going to Iceland you can book a trip, but ...


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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 ...


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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)


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There are quite a few routes to travel by sea between China and South Korea. Most of them go through the Port of Incheon and that is what my answer will cover. Routes The following is a map from the Port of Incheon. It shows the passenger routes to China. I added the English names in white. There are two International Passenger Terminals in Incheon. The ...


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I think you found most of the available information about this itinerary. A few things could be added to your research though. Let's start with the Québec part. The tourism website for North Shore of the St Lawrence and Relais Nordik indicate that the M/V Nordik Express has many stops on its way. Starting from Rimouski, on the South Shore of St Lawrence, ...


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There is a night train between Copenhagen (actually, Malmö) and Berlin, arriving between 6 and 8 am. The whole train gets inside a ferry to cross the water, and you can freely go to deck. Booking well in advance, the tickets are cheap.


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The St Peter Line appears to be the only ferry operator serving those routes. They run two sailings per week to Helsinki (15 hours) and one sailing per week to Tallinn (18 hours). They also operate a service from Helsinki to Tallinn and serve Stockholm (Full schedule could be found here). The rest of your question is really a matter of opinion. Google ...


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There are four hotels on the island, which you can book online, each of their websites probably has info about how to get there (seeblick-insel-neuwerk.de, husachterndiek.de, inselneuwerk.de, neuwerk-hotel.de). The light house website (https://www.leuchtturmneuwerk.de/) also has a link to a company that ferries you there (https://www.cassen-eils.de/). ...


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The only car ferry to Iceland leaves from Hirtshals, Denmark, so you have to somehow get to Denmark first. So the fastest way is to drive to Dover, take the Channel tunnel to Calais, then travel over Antwerp, Duisburg and Hamburg to Hirtshals. There take the car ferry to Reykjavik. London→Hirtshals takes approximately 14 hours. Hirtshals→Reykjavik really ...


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Western Europe is divided north and south by the Alps. For this reason, there are currently no water routes that go all the way from northern to southern Europe. The closest thing for now to a pan-European waterway is a route along the Rhine to Bavaria, to a point just over 100 miles from the Danube. A canal connecting the two was completed in 1992. This ...


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Yes, there is. However, information on internet is quite poor, therefore I describe my own experiences here. On 21 December 2012, I travelled from Gran Canaria airport via Las Palmas, Agaete, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Los Cristianos to Santa Cruz de La Palma. The ferry company Fred Olsen operates many ferry-bus connections. I will describe my experiences ...


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I live in Singapore, and have taken ferries to Batam and Bintan (another nearby island). Let me first clear up the confusion you have acquired by reading that page on Travelfish.org. They mention that the ferry to Indonesia takes "a couple of days" and "is no cheaper than flying." They are not referring to the ferry to Batam, but rather to the overall ...


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To build on Andrew's answer, CalMac also have service status text updates (for free) and an app which serves the same purpose. I would recommend using both to cover all bases as the phone service coverage on the Hebrides is unreliable at best. It may also be worth noting that there have been some very inconvenient delays to the addition of new ferries to ...


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