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The big ferries I used in the last 30 years on 3 or 4 continents

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I would like to give you an overview on the big ferries I used in the last 30 years on 3 or 4 continents. Some of them I used because I was afraid of flying for a few years and others were comfortable night trips. Of course you can complete this list by your own experience.
8 months ago, March 27th 2021 No: 1 Msg: #209086  
1992 Brindisi (Italy) to Patras (Greece) - a legendary connection included in the Interrail pass at that time
1993 Oostende (Belgium) to Dover (United Kingdom) - Nowadays you can of course use the tunnel instead
1994 Haifa (Israel) to Athens (Greece) - I am not sure if this line still exists. There were stops in Cyprus and Rhodos on the way.
1995 Chongqing (China) to Wuhan (China) through the Three Gorges - Nowadays there is the Three Gorges Dam so this area might look different today
1995 Guangzhou (China) to Hongkong (China) - this was a pleasent night cruise down the Pearl River to this vibrant waterside city
1995 Fuzhou (China) to Shanghai (China) - this was a coastal cruise
1995 Qingdao (China) to Incheon (South Korea) - another international night cruise
1995 Pusan (South Korea) to Shimonoseki (Japan) - at that time a night cruise but I guess today they have faster ships during daytime
2004 Macao (China) to Hongkong (China) - A fast ferry was running this route
2005 Montevideo (Uruguay) to Buenos Aires (Argentina) - I wanted to take that route but I have cancelled my South America journey
2008 Fehmarn (Germany) to Denmark - this was part of the Hamburg - Copenhagen train connection and at the moment they are building a tunnel there
2008 Bergen (Norway) to Trondheim (Norway) - this is part of the Hurtigruten connection going to the North Cape
2008 Stockholm (Sweden) - Gotland (Sweden) - there was a fast ferry on this connection
2012 Algeciras (Spain) to Tanger (Morocco) - the new Tanger harbour is a few dozen kilometers east of the city
2016 Lubeck (Germany) to Helsinki (Finland) - a nice cruise on the Baltic Sea
2017 Denmark to Iceland - there is a company operating on that route via the Faroer Islands Reply to this

8 months ago, March 28th 2021 No: 2 Msg: #209088  
The worst ferry crossing I ever took was from Cherbourg, France to Rosslare, Ireland in December 1991. The 17 hour crossing took 24 hours due to heavy seas. I was sick the entire time.
Other crossings, including longer trips, have been:
Bangkok to Hong Kong 1950
Singapore to Naples 1958
Southampton to New York 1958
Oakland CA to Saigon 1959
Stavanger to Bergen, Norway 1964
Butterworth to Penang, Malaysia 1967
Songkhla to Bangkok, Thailand 1968
Fehmarn, Germany to Rodby, Denmark 1968
Helsingor, Denmark to Helsingborg, Sweden 1968, 1974, 1995
Bognes, Norway 1968
Rotterdam Netherlands to Gothenborg, Sweden 1977
Gothenborg to Kiel, Germany 1977
Calais, France to Dover or Folkestone, England and return - many times between 1977 and 1995 when we lived in Europe and 2004
Port Canaveral FL to Bahamas 1992
Fishguard to Roslare - 1995
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland to Holyhead, Wales - 1995
Oslo to Copenhagen 1995
Seattle WA to Bainbridge Island 1996
Bellingham WA to San Juan Islands WA 1996
Horseshoe Bay BC to Nanaimo BC Canada 1999
Victoria BC to Port Angeles WA USA 1999
Red Hook, St. Thomas USVI to Cinnamon Bay, St. John USVI and return 2003
Vancouver BC Canada to Alaska Panhandle 2002
Honolulu HI to Sydney, Australia 2012
Picton to Wellingham New Zealand 2012
Thanks for giving me this opportunity to look back over my entire life of travel! It has been almost a decade since my last boat trip, so I'm thinking of the Caribbean Islands again.
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8 months ago, March 29th 2021 No: 3 Msg: #209089  
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In Vancouver BC the cross-harbor commuter ferry crosses right in the middle of the harbor, and is more scenic than many of the official harbor tours. Much cheaper too. Here's the blog about it: The Most Scenic Lunch in Vancouver Reply to this

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