Virusus of Puzzles on Whisperwind (US-A) is under the mistaken impression that the Alliance boats between Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms charge a fee. Since she's something of a penny-pincher, she first tried to fly over with her non-functional moonkin wings. When that failed, she commandeered a beached rowboat, without much success. Now that I think about it ... why don't the zeppelins and the boats cost money? I doubt the crews are working 24 hours a day for no charge just out of the goodness of their hearts. Maybe they quietly steal some gold from your inventory during the loading screen between the continents.