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Any way to get from Australia to Tianjin China WITHOUT ..

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Any way to get from Australia to Tianjin China WITHOUT ..

taking an airplane? Need to catch a cruise in Tianjin-not knowing what city to use, have been using Sydney but can leave anywhere in Australia. Tried sites such as Rio to Rome and just plain google and only airfares turn up. Thanks for any and all help. (This would be in November 2014.)

Do the rules here allow me to cross post this under the Asia forum?

Edited: 08 July 2014, 01:26
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1. Re: Any way to get from Australia to Tianjin China WITHOUT ..

Hi,

If you don't want to fly your only option (Australia is an island continent) is to travel by sea or a mixture of sea and land.

If I were you I wouldn't start from here but somewhere closer.

Cheers,

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2. Re: Any way to get from Australia to Tianjin China WITHOUT ..

Sydney to Tianjin via Hong Kong www.cathaypacific.com

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3. Re: Any way to get from Australia to Tianjin China WITHOUT ..

There are no scheduled ferry services between Australia and Indonesia (or East Timor), the next countries to the north, but there are cruises that sometimes go from Australia to Asia.

Your best bet is to search cruise sites like cruisecritic.com - the forums there may be helpful.

If you are serious about this, here is another article that may be of interest:

easybackpacker.com/2011/…

If you are simply trying to avoid long flights, a more realistic option would be to take the shortest flight possible - perhaps Darwin to Denpasar (Bali) , Indonesia, have a stopover there, and then continue towards China.

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4. Re: Any way to get from Australia to Tianjin China WITHOUT ..

If you can find a way to Indonesia or Singapore, this website can help with the rest: seat61.com/….U7tHBkA1CsA

And this guy did it a few years ago: http://melbournetolondon.com/

Luigi

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5. Re: Any way to get from Australia to Tianjin China WITHOUT ..

There are sometimes cruises that go from Perth to Singapore one way, not exactly sure of the details if what lines and when though. Also in previous year the Celebrity Millenium has stopped in Australia on its way for a season in Asia, but it's usually around October.

Your best best is looking at the world cruises that Some lines do and seeing if there are some legs that go from Australia to Asia.

Just realize that we aren't exactly close to China, sure we are closer than America but it's not a quick puddle jump like a transatlantic, and we only have a limited cruise industry here, there aren't a lot of options.

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6. Re: Any way to get from Australia to Tianjin China WITHOUT ..

If you want to do this in order to save money,then you'll need to fly from Australia to somewhere in Asia first and once you land in Asia you can take buses or island hop on ferries and then take trains.

If the point is to actually make the journey without going by air as some kind of challenge,then you will have to take some sort of Cruise as LOstris has suggested or get a berth on a cargo ship (as expensive as a cruise liner,if not more so) Have a look at this site http://www.freightercruises.com/

For a whole lot of reasons, mostly to do with quarantine and border control, there are no ferry services between Darwin and Indonesia.

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7. Re: Any way to get from Australia to Tianjin China WITHOUT ..

There are often people who are looking to get on a yacht that goes up to Timor from DARWN and then work your way up across Asia.

The best time to do this trip is late May to September. There is a yacht race called Darwin to Ambon in July where you may be able to get a berth on a yacht -hopefully you can sail

It would help to know your motive in doing this though...

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8. Re: Any way to get from Australia to Tianjin China WITHOUT ..

And the forum's resident Googler posts a totally useless link- how exactly does Cathay Pacific fit into "WITHOUT flying"?

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9. Re: Any way to get from Australia to Tianjin China WITHOUT ..

York foodie you must not upset your self, by having a go at others.

All you have to do is post your option; so easy and avoids being demeaning towards others.

Now what option are you offering to the OP ?

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10. Re: Any way to get from Australia to Tianjin China WITHOUT ..

Nuri the point is the OP asked a question and you have them the exact opposite of what they were asking for - so your point was what exactly ??