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I do not recall the exact travel time but it was something like the Beijing/Hong Kong route so I'm throwing this out in the hopes others have more information. The route was Harare, Zimbabwe to Johannesburg, South Africa. International route, formalities were taken care of at the start and end so there were no stops on the way. This doesn't seem that long ...


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What went wrong here is you bought "the cheap seats" and did not read or understand the terms and conditions, aka the "fine print", or think all that much about what makes them the "cheap seats". a fully flexible ticket is 50 euro more and the only thing it does it's that you can exchange free 2 hours after it departs... That ...


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When it comes to train travel France is different from Switzerland. In Switzerland it is perfectly Ok to be on the platform 1 second before the doors close. The conductor will even hold the train a few seconds so you can still get on. And it is normal that tickets can be used on the next train when you miss one. And there are no gates to slow you down from ...


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Sorry, I understand your frustration but I don't see what the train company has done wrong. You were late. If you are not at the boarding gate at the gate closing time or on the platform at departure time there is no obligation to wait. If you have a fixed time ticket and you don't show the ticket is invalidated as spelled out in the terms on conditions ...


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In my experience, you are unlikely to get anything for the trains you missed. I know people who got lucky by pleading their case with a Thalys employee on the platform but this all seems in line with SNCF rules and practices. Note that if you were able to pay for a ticket on the train, the train guard was in fact showing some understanding for your situation....


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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 the world, here’s one from Oceania Cruises: Miami to New York: https://www.oceaniacruises.com/around-the-world-cruises/miami-to-new-york-INS211221H Then you ...


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Yes, it is possible. There are various repositioning cruises between Asia and US. The problem: they run on shoulder season (fall and spring, when repositioning Alaskan cruises to southern seas). And just few ship do it. In addition, there are world cruises, which allows also doing just partial trips. You may need to look them. Note: it depends on cruises, ...


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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 is actually possible to ski or snowmobile into Alaska. From there, you could presumably either rent a car or dogsled into a larger city like Anchorage, from ...


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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 tests are still a threat for every journey and international borders are still a major headache. Exotic cruising routes such as Tokyo-San Francisco are probably ...


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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, took before the pandemic) a small number of passengers (any more than roughly 12 passengers triggers different safety regulations that these ships do not satisfy). ...


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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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