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  • Sterkoder
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    I mean...., seriously..... And where does the white go when the snow melt???
    Well, US pax also strongly belive we have polar bears in our streets so.... (What was that about education and schools in the US again?? Do they even CARE about the world outside of their borders??? (Sorry E, Martin and other US friends).
    I'm working on the content of an e-mail to the cruise company where I want to explain what the 150-years old tradition of the salute cannons in Kristiansund means, and a reminder to use their PA on board next time. Perhaps try to wake up tired US pax with an announcement...., preparing old pax with weak hearts of what to expect whan sailing into Kristiansund.
    Right now I'm only disappointed that we caved in and had two silent welcoming cannons at the Bauta :-(

  • Seagull
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    That reminds me of an entertaining book about cruising entitled “What Times’s the Midnight Buffet?”

  • PoloUK
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    A friend of mine - from Edinburgh - was stopped in Princes Street by a tourist and asked what time the one o'clock gun was fired. Honestly!

  • Seagull
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    That is so sad and depressing, reading about the cannon complaints. And goodness, having previously received complaints, surely the ship could on future visits have announced on board what was going to happen, giving interesting information about the history and tradition.

    These pax better hadn’t visit Edinburgh. They’d sure be scared if they were around Princes Street or the castle at one o’clock! :
    http://www.scotland.org/features/cel...ne-oclock-gun/

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  • Sterkoder
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    I note that 2016 start to tick in. Thanks Galaxy!! :-)

    Now, from the newspaper in Kristiansund this morning, we got to know the reason why SILVER WHISPER did not get the welcoming three shots from our salute cannons:

    Frightened old american passengers, who had complained to the crew and cruise agent about the saluting in Kristiansund. They think we are shooting at them (!!!!)

    The welcoming salute by three shots at arrival and goodbye shot of one or two at departure is a 150 years old tradition in Kristiansund, answered by either shots (in the earlier days) or hornblowing.

    The complaining US pax draw the terrorism card when asked about WHY they are so affraid of friendly salutes (My own thoughts: CRAZY! )


    City cannoneer Geir Gjengstø at the Bauta, via local newspaper Tidens Krav

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  • Sterkoder
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    Not a problem at all, my friend :-)

    But of course, the guys at work has all the fun on my account now that I have had my nose in the sky (figure of speach) and corrected the list of calls both with the harbour authorities and Kristiansund city. No sweat, I can stand that laugh :-D

  • Galaxy
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    Hmmm im very sorry for that,Sterkoder.... Then it must have been changed agein,without any notice Well,well sometimes its not goes as planed

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  • Sterkoder
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    Silver Cloud is in Geiranger today, not in Kristiansund together with Silver Whisper. S' Cloud will call Kr-sund 12.7. :-)

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  • Galaxy
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    To bad... i saw it on the AIS and her destination was Kristiansund. But for sure its not always destination is corect,few years ago it was a cruise ship on the way north... destination : North Korea :P
    Youre always welcome...its always fun to help with info and cruise calls info

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  • Sterkoder
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    As far as I could see, SEA SPIRIT did not visit Kristiansund, but please note that I'm very happy to get such info :-)

    And; Thanks for the update. Your work of giveing me (and others) info is very helpful :-)
    Last edited by Sterkoder; June 19th, 2014, 07:54.

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  • Galaxy
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    The small cruise vessel SEA SPIRIT is on the way north,she is pasing Stadt at the moment. Her destinasjon is Kristiansund.... so keep ur eyes open

    http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/...ch_imo=8802868

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  • Ralf__
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    ...go sure that no (ex)employee will stay on a nearby island for a meet end greet. Join all of them in the harbour on the official route.

  • Sterkoder
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    A rather late responce here Galaxy, but you can be sure I've noticed your add ons... ;-) And as always, I'm very thankful.
    Nice to see that Costa will visit Kristiansund. It's not the largest in the Costa fleet, but it sure is the very first time these yellow funnels have seen Kristiansund water :-)

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  • Galaxy
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    Then more bookings have arrive and this time it is Costa neoRomantica with 7 calls and Voyager with 1 it looks good for 2015

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  • Sterkoder
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    Thank you!!!
    Yes, 1. July 2014 will see two white swans on the harbour, but also on my 51th birthday (18. June) there are two calls, as will also be the case on the 20. July :-)

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