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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 11:07pm on 17/05/2017
I've finally got around to looking at travel for the Worldcon. What I wrote here before is moot because it turns out the Travemünde-Helsinki ferry is much cheaper than I expected (you can get a berth in a cabin with 3 strangers), so I'm taking that.
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posted by [personal profile] vatine at 05:31am on 18/05/2017
I'm alas already booked for a ferry on the Tuesday 9and, I think, with Silja, rather than Viking).

I should be landing in Stockholm on the Saturday, so depending on when your train arrives, I'd be happy to temp-stash your bags in my hotel room and play tour guide. Not sure there'd be time to go to the Ytterby Mine, though, that's public transport at east 90 minutes each way.
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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 02:16am on 20/05/2017
Vexingly, if I'd realised the ferry was overnight, I'd have booked the hotel from Tuesday too - we have the convention centre from 0730 or so, but for 15 hours and of course no-one is really expected to work all of that, so I could easily have arrived, dropped my gear somewhere, and done a decent gopher shift.

At the moment (assuming it hasn't changed, sigh; I think I must push the button in the next few days and if someone else emerges try and figure out how to change the booking) Viking is about 70 Euros cheaper than Silja. I looked briefly at the ferry from Travemünde but, hoho, it costs over 800 Euros.

It's kind of you to offer but I don't know how long I will be in Stockholm - essentially only long enough to provide a buffer against missing the ferry, since the journey basically will take c. 24 hours from St Pancras and I won't want to go to London during the morning rush hour if I can avoid it. If I go for the option that involves a 7h bus ride across Germany (yeah, but it's that or circa 4h in Copenhagen after midnight) I may be dead on my feet and wish to flump onto the ferry immediately.

When I've booked I'll post here again and then I'll know how long I've got. There are still some overnight non-sleeper trains; if I'm on one of those I may expect to be a bit more alive.
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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 08:44pm on 27/05/2017
It turns out in fact the Travemünde ferry is viable, and I'm taking that, sparing myself the 24 hour train journey (which turned out to mean either 7 hours on a bus or 5 hours overnight in Hamburg) so this is all academic, I fear.

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