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One-night wonders: check out the world's best overnight ferries

The world's best overnight ferries, from the Greek islands to Bass Strait

By Louise Goldsbury
Updated October 8 2023 - 10:30am, first published October 5 2023 - 6:00pm

These mini-cruises turn necessary transits into excellent adventures.

Embarking in the dark, lit up by the headlights of cars and motorbikes as people drive or walk aboard, a night ferry turns your transit into an adventure. Instead of travelling during precious daylight hours, only to arrive at another airport, it makes sense to mini-cruise while you maxi-snooze and wake up on the waterfront.

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