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Old 01-07-2014, 18:34   #1
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We looking to avoid the long flights from USA to Australia or vice versa. Would like to sail from USA to Sydney, vice versa, and return from Sydney on a cruise ship.

OR fly to Hawaii on return and take cruise ship from Hawaii to mainland ..

Any order of travel is possible.. Any suggestions? Our objective is to avoid the air time in plane
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Old 01-07-2014, 18:42   #2
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i...

So...

Rather than a 12 hour flight you want to take a 3 week cruise?

That seems like a really complicated way to avoid air time.

When do you plan on doing this? It looks like this year is already booked.
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We're looking fall 2015/spring 2016, for example.

The idea is to avoid flying.
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Old 01-07-2014, 22:50   #4
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It'll take longer than 3 weeks in any event: it's about 7,000 sea miles. But there would have to be stops for provisioning, refueling, so the mileage could grow. If you get seasick it would be more weeks of hell with the medical possibility of death by dehydration.

If you are experienced sailors, it is the milk run. If you have friends who need crew maybe they'd take you. Some people take on crew who pay them for the experience, etc. There are options.

Please just remember, you're entering an unfamiliar environment in which you must have life support systems to survive...I refer to the boat, the ocean doesn't care at all if you live or die. Crewing with strangers can be dangerous and wind up not being fun; on the other hand, it could work out okay. Think about how you'd select a skipper.

Or maybe I misinterpreted your OP. CF is mostly folks with their own yachts and wannabes. Did you mean cruise ship LA to SyD? or sailing yacht? One option you have is to fly LA to Tahiti, spend some time there, and fly on to SYD. There are charter yachts available at Raiatea, that people hire and sail to BoraBora and back. Island steamers within French Polynesia. Depends a lot on how high on the hog you want to be.

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I sailed twice to Australia and twice to New Zealand, and I cannot tell you how many time I looked up in the sky at a 747 flying to windward at 500 miles an hour, and I wished I was on board.
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Re: USA/Australia/USA

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We're looking fall 2015/spring 2016, for example.



The idea is to avoid flying.

Perhaps you should read some of the site content before posting?!
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Hope you can find a cruise ship schedule that meets your needs.
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