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  • #16
    Expedition came to town at the end of last month, and here is an unusual view of the ship whilst in Trondheim, with a "funny" connection in my bLOG:

    http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...ays-older.html









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    • #17
      Today's visit is the Mein Schiff 6:



      The rest of the images in my bLOG.

      http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...-schiff-6.html
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      • #18
        Some more images in my bLOG:

        http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...this-year.html

        ...but here are some of them in "bigger" format than I'm able to share through the bLOG:



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        • #19
          Cruise ships are an almost daily occurrence in Aalesund during the summer. I don't get pictures of every one, but here are some of the ships that have visited so far.

          AidaVita on her second visit, 30. April, 2017:


          Departing, stern first:


          Now turned and ready to roll:

          Bye, bye Aalesund. (But she'll be back soon)

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          • Azimut
            Azimut commented
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            Great shots from Ålesund,ombugge. With so many cruise ship arriving you have the possibilty to post every day true the hole season.

        • #20
          Some more from yesterday at Port of Trondheim: the story behind the flight can be found in my bLOG if you are interested in the details:

          http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...ns-life---one/





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          • Azimut
            Azimut commented
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            Stunning images taken from the bird's eye view of those cruise ships in Trondheim.

          • ombugge
            ombugge commented
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            Yes there are. Today there were three (incl. Gann).
            But unlike you I cannot just go out on the veranda and shoot them. I have to go into town, which is not happening every day, since I don't have a car and I haven't assimilated enough to believe in the Norwegian mantra; "there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing" at least yet. (Don't know if I ever will)

        • #21
          Port of Trondheim featured on cruiseindustrynews - any news or mention is good right?

          https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/c...g-buildup.html
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          • #22
            Here from smp.no today: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/2017/06/21...ick_articles=3

            A picture, also from smp.no:

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            • #23
              I prefer visiting both cities with Hurtigruten or by own car. And i will hope that the cruisers will not be in town at the same time. Of course it is an economical point, but is f.e. Geiranger a nice place to stay apart from the landscape? Has the cruise business developed a nice village with attractive offers? No - in my opinion. All has to be designed to handle thousands of cruise passengers. All touristic hot spots i know, lost their individuality. Same chain stores, same chain restaurants everywhere, And these are offering only low salary jobs for the local people.

              This big business is scary and far, far away from the experiences you are able to have on a small cruise ship like Serenissima or on a working ship.
              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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              • ombugge
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                And these are offering only low salary jobs for the local people.
                You mean for Swedes and Polacks? The local people are either busy running their own businesses, or they have gone to the Canary Isles to escape the maddening crowed.

                BTW; the pay isn't bad, even if at Norwegian minimum wages;
                Norway is yet another northern nation that has eschewed a federally mandated minimum wage in favor of having union-negotiated wages set by industry. Norwegians enjoy good job security, healthy wages and ample vacation time. Basic hourly wages vary by industry. However, unskilled workers in the agriculture, construction, freight transport and cleaning industries, for example, earn minimum rates ranging from $16 to $21 per hour, with increases based on experience and skill level.
                As for Aalesund. not much change because of the cruise ships. A bit more people walking around, but aside from buying a few souvenirs and sweaters, they don't appear to leave much money in town. (Fjellstua exempted maybe)

                The only grievance is about the traffic jams that appears to have been caused by the steady stream of tourists crossing the road at Hellebroa, but this has largely been solved by installing traffic lights with pedestrian crossings at each end and fences stopping people from crossing on the bridge itself.
                Now the grievance is about the traffic lights hindering the traffic flow, even when there are no ships in port. (Nothing is so good it isn't bad for something, or somebody)

            • #24
              I totally agree with your sentiments Ralf - I have been thinking about the same things myself.

              Today, we had two "large" ships in town - the Norwegian Jade and Mein Schiff 3.... several thousand passengers and crew camea shore, but in town, everything was closed (except from coffee shops and some souvernir outlets). The town was boiling in different languages, which is really nice to see and hear, but these people didn't get to see what the town is really about because everything is closed. Not only shops but local people are out of town as usual. Museums were open off course.

              New images comes later tonight, or tomorrow morning.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              • #25
                If you have not read my bLOG, you will have missed seeing these shots of the Rotterdam whilst she came to my town of Trondheim:







                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                • #26
                  From Rotterdam to the Crown Princess.... yes, story from my bLOG too.









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                  • Azimut
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                    Brilliant pictures taken with the bird, Jan-Olav

                • #27
                  I’m getting confused about the phrase “starboard side alongside” as in the title of your blog entry today “Crown Princess starboard side alongside”. I thought that meant the starboard side of the ship was against the dock/quay, but it’s her port side in the photo?

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                  • nari
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                    I noticed that too - thought it was a cognitive pause?

                • #28
                  "Le Boreal" from Tromsø this evening bound for Svalbard.(Picture taken 29.06.15,but this is how I saw her this evening with my photo eyes)

                  Best wishes from
                  Bengt Domben

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                  • yvneac
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                    What a talented eyes you have!
                    I love this boat and her sistership Le Soleal.

                • #29
                  There will be five cruise ships in Aalesund simultaneously for a few hours this Saturday, 01. july: http://www.smp.no/alesund/2017/06/28...ick_articles=3
                  the Serenissima will be "where she belongs", at Skansekaia.

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                  • Seagull
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                    The perfect location indeed! Serenissima's schedule/brochure features/encourages early morning on deck bird watching off Runde, and arrival in Ålesund at lunchtime. Sounds more like free time during the afternoon, which is excellent as those other four big ships are probably doing the usual excursion things simultaneously!

                • #30
                  "Norwegian Jade" north Tromsø strait this afternoon bounded for Ålesund.

                  Best wishes from
                  Bengt Domben

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