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How can you go from Paris to l'Ile d'Yeu?

To go from Paris and L'Ile d'Yeu, you will first need to get to Nantes (the biggest city near Yeu). This can be done using TGVs (High speed train) from Gare Montparnasse in Paris taking 2 hours ...
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Does an Irish VISA WARNING count as "refused entry at the border of any country other than the UK?"

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 ...
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Why do we have to get out off the bus in a ferry?

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 ...
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Are the ferries in Scottish islands reliable?

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, ...
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Does an Irish VISA WARNING count as "refused entry at the border of any country other than the UK?"

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 ...
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How to spend 19:00 to 1:00 in Kiel? (from Ferry to Train)

The Kiel train station offers Luggage lockers near the platform 6a on the main floor. Nearby there are 5 restaurants (Gastronomie) and a waiting room shown on the PDF map of the station. Most of the ...
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Is it possible to get from Canada to Greenland by road or ferry?

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 ...
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Can I drive from the Netherlands to Copenhagen without taking a ferry?

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 ...
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Does Google Maps have ferry schedules and make use of them?

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 ...
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Where do I drop off and pick up a foot passenger in Calais (P&O)?

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 ...
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Can I follow where the ferry between Vaasa and Uumaja (Vasa and Umeå) is?

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 ...
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Which European cities are connected by convenient night boat?

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 ...
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How to spend 19:00 to 1:00 in Kiel? (from Ferry to Train)

CinemaxX is right next to Kiel Hbf. This evening The King's Man - The Beginning is showing at 19:30 and 22:50. Note: the movie dialogue is likely to be in German unless English is explicitly stated. ...
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Do you need a passport to take the ferry from France to Ireland?

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 ...
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With the 19 December 2020 COVID 19 measures, can I travel between the UK and the Netherlands?

10 April 2021 update: The COVID 19 situation in the UK has pretty well quieted down. The problem is now in the Netherlands, and basically in much of continental Europe. There are restrictions, ...
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Are there any ferries from Europe to Egypt?

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 ...
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What does this sign on Air Tahiti ferry mean?

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 ...
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How safe are the ferries in Indonesia?

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 ...
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Are there any transatlantic car ferries from Europe to North/South America?

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 ...
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Did the Wakkanai-Sakhalin ferry definitely cease operations in 2015, and is there going to be another ferry in its place this summer (2016)?

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. ...
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How to travel by sea (ferry / boat / ship) between China and South Korea

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 ...
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Are the ferries in Scottish islands reliable?

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 ...
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Which European cities are connected by convenient night boat?

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 ...
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Is it safe to travel from Singapore to Batam by ferry?

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 ...
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Ferry system from St Petersburg to Tallin and Helsinki

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 ...
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Is there any way to reach the Neuwerk island from the German mainland?

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-...
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Ferries from Iceland to Portugal or Spain

The only company I know of that runs regular ferries to Iceland from either Denmark or the Faroe Islands is Smyril Line. Also, I'm Portuguese and have already been to Iceland and I can tell you I've ...
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From North of Italy to Greece via ship

The go-to resource for ferries is ferrylines.com. When I search for ferries from Italy to Greece, it lists 26 results: We can readily see some of them are departing from the north. Specifically, ...
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Is the ferry between Changi, Singapore and Tanjung Belungkor, Malaysia currently running?

According to Manifold Times, the Changi Ferry Terminal and the service to Tanjung Belungkor are now closed permanently. There may soon be service from Singapore to Desaru, a bit further East on the ...
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