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  • Galaxy
    started a topic Cruiseships in Kristiansund

    Cruiseships in Kristiansund

    Det ser ut som at Kristiansund i 2012 får rekord i antall cruise anløp,pr dags dato ser det ut til at 8 har booka seg inn

    It looks like Kristiansund will have a record number of cruise calls in 2012... as per today, there are already 8 ships booked.
    Last edited by Galaxy; October 17th, 2011, 18:33. Reason: Added translation. ....

  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
    I agree strongly on what you say about the exterior look of the ship.
    We often see crew with both hoses, brushes and white paint here in Kristiansund, but not today.
    I had the same thought as you about her hull, and I thought; this 90 days cruise must be the mother of all cruises, and the fares sky high, so why don't the crew pay more attention to how the ship look, specially in port, as they KNOW they will be photographed and posted all over. Anyway...
    Yeah... the great thing with Crystal Cruises was that they didn't only WANT to be the best in the world, they really WORKED hard on making sure that happened. The crew of Crystal was so dedicated, so professional and so wonderful... Needless to say, I've never worked with this particular line, but it does surprise me that they doesn't even have a paint raft on the water to do something with the rust marks. Naturally, there could be a simple reason to this as well: the port authority not allowing such work to be performed.

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  • Sterkoder
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    I agree strongly on what you say about the exterior look of the ship.
    We often see crew with both hoses, brushes and white paint here in Kristiansund, but not today.
    I had the same thought as you about her hull, and I thought; this 90 days cruise must be the mother of all cruises, and the fares sky high, so why don't the crew pay more attention to how the ship look, specially in port, as they KNOW they will be photographed and posted all over. Anyway...

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  • pakarang
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    First of all, thank you for taking time to share those images.

    It's a great looking ship, BUT, I have to say that I'm slightly disappointed at the lack of attention to detail on her ship side. One of the most important things we did in Crystal Cruises, whether on world cruise or not, was to make sure our ship side was sparkling white ALWAYS, with no exception. I remember we were even teasing each other (the Chief Officer on vacation and on duty), if there was an image of the ship with rust on the ship side. It was all about attention to detail and wanting to make our ship shine. We were so proud of the Crystal Symphony, and her ship-side always reflected the Chief Officer on duty.

    The worst times was after several sea-days.... but then, we asked the agent for early clearance for a couple of deck hands to clean the ship side prior to guest clearance and debarkation.

    On a cruise when guests pay that much, there should always be paid extra attention to the ships look and profile - knowing that we would be photographed on arrival, in port and on departure.

    That attention to detail for example also stretched to the decoration lights at night: one broke bulb meant the deck guys would have to take down the entire length of lights to replace the bulb. No broken bulbs in our light strings should ever be seen.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Seven Seas Navigator visited Kristiansund today with her 450 passengers on a 90 days cruise from London, ending up in New York. (Wonder how much that will set the cruisers back?)

    ​​​​​​SSL26902 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    SSL26903 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    SSL26907 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    SSL26910 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    SSL26913 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    SSL26909 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    SSL26916 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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  • Sterkoder
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    Oh yes, I remember the old beauties.
    In the late 1970s we had play cards with aircraft and cruise ships. Don't remember how we played, but the cards had a picture on one side with vital info about the ship on the back side.
    They were all there, the old ships.

  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
    Thank you, captain for nice words. And for noticing the #245/4 picture

    Holland America Line ordered the ship from the start. When the keel was stretched, and some more, Cunard took over the ship as they planned that this would be their Queen Victoria.
    When the typical signature of Cunard was in place (the special cowling around the funnel basement and the main mast), the ship was taken over by P&O Cruises.
    P&O removed the "Cunard cowling" around the funnel, but kept the mast design.
    Excellent - I knew there was a connection, an interesting background. My thoughts goes back to the years when every ship was a one-off and special, not these pre-fabricated and twin-like ships we have today. Do you remember the Winston Churchill, the Mermoz, Canberra, the exotic Greek ships as well as several more - those were the days.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Thank you, captain for nice words. And for noticing the #245/4 picture

    Holland America Line ordered the ship from the start. When the keel was stretched, and some more, Cunard took over the ship as they planned that this would be their Queen Victoria.
    When the typical signature of Cunard was in place (the special cowling around the funnel basement and the main mast), the ship was taken over by P&O Cruises.
    P&O removed the "Cunard cowling" around the funnel, but kept the mast design.

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  • pakarang
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    Really nice collection of images of a beautiful ship that has many "traits" from former ship - though she is clearly Cunard-copy.

    If memory serves me right, wasn't she actually INTENDED to be a Cunard-ship at time of ordering?

    Love the "did you see that girl" image - cleverly noticed!

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  • Sterkoder
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    As seen from a car park building
    SSL26887 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    A couple from the ship view the ARCADIA from the car park building. I was about to climb into my car, but could not resist the motif
    ​​​​​​SSL26892 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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  • Sterkoder
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    I promised you pictures of ARCADIA from my Pentax. Here they are, together with some in the 'This is Kristiansund'-thread

    She arriver 30 minutes early, but left 30 minutes before schedule. So then I guess all are happy
    ​​​​​​SSL26832 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Like a wall
    ​​​​​​SSL26835 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    From Thon Hotel. Had to use my 10-17 mm lense to get all her 290 meters inside the frame
    SSL26836 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    -"Ooooo...., did you see that girl?"
    SSL26857 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    ARCADIA with Thon Hotel Innlandet in the background
    SSL26855 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Properly moored
    SSL26856 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    An officer (and a gentleman) looks down from the bridge
    SSL26888 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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  • Sterkoder
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    To be able to post this early, the visit of P&O Cruises ARCADIA, I have to post images from my iPhone 6S. (Sorry, for the poor quality).
    (Oh, my Pentax K-5 II is full of ARCADIA-pictures from three different locations, but I want my MAC to do some editing work and to do that, I have to finish work fist ).

    Anyway, she arrived 7:30 AM local time, to the usual three welcome salutes from the cannons up at the Bauta, and she will leave for Trondheim at around 8:00 PM tonight.
    (I really like the "new" P&O livery).

    Arrival via Markussundet inlet
    arcadia1 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Had to use my 10-17 mm lense to get her full length if I wanted to get her picture from over at Thon Hotel Innlandet
    arcadia2 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Finally moored at Storkaia, and the city is ready for 2.300 pax and some (don't know how many) of the nearly 1.000 crew off duty
    arcadia3 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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  • pakarang
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    I like your images of the Breamar, Sterkoder!

    She looks so nice with the blue hull - so stylish and close to perfect colour for the ship. She is a very long cruiseship, yet her profile is so low. Just 8 or 9 decks above the waterline, kind of unusual for a ship at this length. But then again, she was lengthened many years ago.

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  • Sterkoder
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    BRAEMAR visited Kristiansund today, 25th June 2018.
    The ship came in rom Leknes at 07:30 local time and left at 15:00 for Southampton.

    ​​​​​​SSL26202 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    ​​​​​​SSL26204 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    ​​​​​​SSL26205 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    ​​​​​​SSL26206 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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  • Sterkoder
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    Thank you, and thanks for the update. Always appreciated :-)

    I see differences though, as you have BALMORAL tomorrow 21. June and they (Port Authorities) does not.
    28. October 2019 you got MARCO POLO and they don't, but 11. February 2020, they got BLACK WATCH, but that is not on your list.

    Anyway, it's great to have page 1 of this thread, thanks again, and have a nice day :-)
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