ARE THERE ANY TRAVEL AGENTS DEALING WITH CRUISE SHIPS AS THEY END THEIR AUSTRALIAN SEASON AND REPOSITION TO EUROPE?
I HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION THAT MAY MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO FLY. MY WIFE AND I WERE PLANNING TO GO TO EUROPE NEXT YEAR AND SOMEONE MENTIONED SAILING INSTEAD OF FLYING. ARE THERE ANY TRAVEL AGENTS DEALING WITH CRUISE SHIPS AS THEY END THEIR AUSTRALIAN SEASON AND REPOSITION TO EUROPE, OR PERHAPS CARGO VESSELS THAT TAKE PASSENGERS? R. W
It would be possible to find a cruise ship on a round-the-world journey that would get you to Europe, and the Cunard vessels do this quite regularly. More frequently, ships island hop across the Pacific from east coast Australia to the west coast of the USA, from where you could take a train to the east coast and pick up another vessel to take you on to Europe. Neither of these are cheap or particularly speedy options. Contact Cruise Express for more information or call them on 1300 766 537. If you have a medical condition a cargo vessel is not advisable since they do not usually carry a doctor. Another option would be to take a cruise to Shanghai, then a train on to Beijing and board the Trans-Mongolian for the six-day journey to Moscow. From there you can take a train to any major city in Europe.