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    #46
    After a little while, the big white block of flats starts to edge into Kai 3 (the middle-sized one), with someone important giving instruction from the warmth of the wing bridge.



    Whilst someone less important, and colder, tries to lasso passing harbour staff.



    Sometimes successfully.



    It's more complicated at the back where some very large bits of string have to be floated out to a tin can.





    Nearly in, so down come the gangways, a rather unwieldy bit of kit on this monster.

    Cheers,

    Mark.

    www.pologlover.co.uk

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      #47
      And here in Honningsvåg we have the particular joy of watching the tour agent appear for some of the (usually German) ships.



      He has a unique way of managing traffic which has the same, inevitable consequences every time. Bus-ma-geddon.



      At which point, with the boat safely parked, and the buses all waiting for their eager passengers, it's time to toddle home for some warmth, Norwegian industrial-strength coffee, and perhaps a little fish.
      Cheers,

      Mark.

      www.pologlover.co.uk

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        #48
        Wonderful report indeed... the guy on the bridge calling someone on the UHF radio.... Probably calling a deck steward to bring an ice cream from the pool bar. LOL

        Fascinating details! Sometimes we don't need to see the entire ship, but smaller parts of it.
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          #49
          Here is one of the really big one's in Trondheim, from MSC... MSC Preziosa on June 10th 2019:

          2019_06_10 EOS5D-Preziosa-Trondheim-IMG_9265 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

          The ship truly dwarfs surrounding buildings at the port:

          2019_06_10 EOS5D-Preziosa-Trondheim-IMG_9281 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

          2019_06_10 EOS5D-Preziosa-Trondheim-IMG_9296 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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            #50
            She was here yesterday when the Finnmark summer returned - a very wet version of it. Got quite dark for a while. Who needs bright sun and blue sky anyway? (I was cold, so you're missing a few of the even less attractive metres at the rear of her!).



            It was quite breezy when Vasco da Game arrived, she dropped an anchor and reversed in very gently.

            Cheers,

            Mark.

            www.pologlover.co.uk

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              #51
              Beautiful images from the north!

              The MSC-ship is so massive compared to the dockside buildings!

              Great seeing the Vasco Da Gama.... as far as I remember, this is the former Statendam of HAL. In my opinion, not one of the most beautiful cruise ships out there, but in the future, certainly also a classic.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                #52
                Here is a short video of Norwegian Spirit at Trondheim:

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWdDpE614_I
                 
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  #53
                  I hope you enjoyed the short video in previous post.

                  Here is another beauty docked at Ila, the former Royal Viking Star now sailing as the Black Watch of Fred Olsen Cruises.... this visit to Trondheim took place on June 10th 2019.

                  She also had a life as Star Odyssey and Westward before arriving at her current name.

                  Just realised.... she was built in 1971, and in a couple of years, in 2021... she'll be FIFTY YEARS old!

                  If that isn't impressive, I don't know what is... the design of cruise ships built back then and today is as far apart as it possibly can be!

                  2019_06_10 EOS5D-Black Watch-Trondheim-IMG_9272 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                  2019_06_10 EOS5D-Black Watch-Trondheim-IMG_9268 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                    #54
                    These ships must be amazing good. Royal Viking Sky, Royal Viking Star and Royal Viking Sea have been built nearly identically and all three of them are still going strong: Boudicca, Black Watch and Albatross. Now, with 50 years of duty, a critical duty period will begin. I hope, it will be possible to keep the maintenance costs in reliable dimensions. They look just beautiful, all of them.
                    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                      #55
                      Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                      These ships must be amazing good. Royal Viking Sky, Royal Viking Star and Royal Viking Sea have been built nearly identically and all three of them are still going strong: Boudicca, Black Watch and Albatross. Now, with 50 years of duty, a critical duty period will begin. I hope, it will be possible to keep the maintenance costs in reliable dimensions. They look just beautiful, all of them.
                      I totally agree. She has probably been through many a critical maintenance period during her career, but the years ahead will off course be extremely important to keep an eye on everything.

                      50 years in uninterrupted service for any passenger vessel is an amazing feat.

                      I guess she belongs to the top 5 oldest cruise vessels right now?

                      It could be interesting to make a list of the top 5 (or 10) oldest cruise ships still in service.... anyone care to help me out?

                      1. Sea Cloud (1931)

                      2. Astoria (1946)

                      3. Serenissima (1960)

                      4. Lofoten (1964)

                      5. Hebridian Princess (1964)

                      6.

                      7.

                      8.

                      9.

                      10.

                      I might be wrong on some of these....
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                      • Ralf__
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                        MS Marco Polo (1964), MS Ocean Majesty (1965), MS Nordstjernen (1956), MS Black Watch (1972), MS Albatros (1973), MS Boudicca (1973), MS Aegean Odyssey (1973), MS Expedition (1972), MS Ushuaia (1970), ... that is in my mind now ...

                      • Ralf__
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                        And there is still the Alaskan Marine Highway (comparable with Hurtigruten) with an old fleet:
                        MV Columbia (1973), MV Malaspina (1963), MV Matanuska (1963), MV Tustumena (1964)

                      #56
                      For your cruise ship enjoyment, here is a handful ships that visited Trondheim during month of May.... can't believe that's more than a month ago already!

                      Artania on May 18th 2019

                      2019_05_18 G7XM2-Artania-IMG_6153 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                      AIDAsol on May 26th 2019

                      2019_05_26 G7XM2-BF Trondheim-IMG_6178 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                      Prinsendam on May 26th 2019

                      2019_05_26 G7XM2-BF Trondheim-IMG_6182 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                      2019_05_26 G7XM2-BF Trondheim-IMG_6185 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                      AIDAsol on departure May 26th 2019

                      2019_05_26 G7XM2-BF Trondheim-IMG_6176 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                      Rotterdam on May 29th 2019

                      2019_05_29 G7XM2-Rotterdam-IMG_6194 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                        #57
                        Nieuw Statendam as seen from the ferry on her way from Trondheim to Honningsvåg yesterday afternoon/ early evening. She is really tall, when seen from right ahead, with the bridge about half way up on the superstructure above the bow.

                        2019_07_12 EOS5D-Nieuw Statendam-IMG_9512 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                        2019_07_12 EOS5D-Nieuw Statendam-IMG_9521 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                          #58
                          "Hanseatic nature" out from Tromsø a week ago with destination Bear Island.

                          Hanseatic nature by DS Lyngen, on Flickr
                          Best wishes from Bengt Domben

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                            #59
                            Nice photograph with tantalising light, and a very lovely looking vessel as well.

                            Perfect size for expedition cruises and well-balanced hull painting.
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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