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    Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

    Sounds like a dispute over which deferred costs were included which were not included in the contract price. Possibly the result of a poorly worded contract - and/or English-Norwegian translation difficulties, though that's hard to believe judging by the high standard of English I see here on CV.
    Last edited by Clipper; December 28th, 2012, 21:24.
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      Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

      Originally posted by Clipper View Post
      Sounds like a dispute over which deferred costs were included which were not included in the contract price. Possibly the result of a poorly worded contract - and/or English-Norwegian translation difficulties, though that's hard to believe judging by the high standard of English I see here on CV.
      Shipping Contracts are written in English only. No Norwegian translation required.
      Place of Arbitration is usually specified as London and under UK Law. (Sometime Oslo, Singapore or New York is named, depending on who and what is involved in the contract)

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        Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

        3 hurtigruter have/will go through Tjeldsundet today. First was Nordlys southbound, then Kong Harald northbound a couple hours later and will be followed by Lofoten northbound tonight.

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          Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

          Here is the man that got Hurtigruten to try Hjorundfjorden: http://www.smp.no/frapapir/article6875027.ece
          The "best" fjord in Norway???

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            Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

            Hurtigruten lost in court against a former captain,
            http://nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nordland/1.10859387

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              Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

              Hurtigruten want more time alongside at Brønnøysund, and less time in Sandnessjøen and Rørvik:

              http://www.banett.no/nyheter/article...CZ6NE.facebook
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                Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                Hurtigruten looses goodwill and support from the many local politicians in the North and along the coast if they continue to .. ehh.. how to say... if they prioritize tourists ahead of the local population when filling their ships in the winter.

                http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/t...ark/1.10883307
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                  Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                  Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                  Hurtigruten looses goodwill and support from the many local politicians in the North and along the coast if they continue to .. ehh.. how to say... if they prioritize tourists ahead of the local population when filling their ships in the winter.
                  One of the attractions of sailing Hurtigruten, for me, is that it provides a 'local service' and we get to meet a lot of interesting people. If it loses the locals and becomes just another cruise line with tourists in winter, then is there any real benefit over a regular cruise ship?

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                    Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                    Originally posted by Gaelsail View Post
                    One of the attractions of sailing Hurtigruten, for me, is that it provides a 'local service' and we get to meet a lot of interesting people. If it loses the locals and becomes just another cruise line with tourists in winter, then is there any real benefit over a regular cruise ship?
                    Absolutly.Hurtigruten's management had to think about this point.

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                      Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                      Originally posted by Gaelsail View Post
                      One of the attractions of sailing Hurtigruten, for me, is that it provides a 'local service' and we get to meet a lot of interesting people. If it loses the locals and becomes just another cruise line with tourists in winter, then is there any real benefit over a regular cruise ship?
                      Oh, this, so much.
                      And if Hurtigruten loses the interest of a local service, how long can they keep going on tourists alone?
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                        Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                        I'm sorry I can't speak Norwegian. Google translation helps but to a certain extent.

                        Would somebody be so kind as to translate this specific phrase ? Takk.
                        går uttalte Hurtigrutens kommunikasjonssjef de ikke lenger kan risikere å bli værfast i små havner fordi de har så mange turister om bord.
                        What I don't understand is the reason why big ships don't go up to Kirkenes. As I understood, MS Lofoten cannot dock in bad weather, so it is true there is not much point even for local people to go up north, but what about other ships ? What is the real reason they give ? (only to avoid people being ill ? - if this is it, it is not a good reason on my opinion indeed. And it must be much hassle for the company to find flights and buses for the people ...)

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                          Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                          Translation only from me - no opinions! Basically "according to Hurtigruten's Head of Communications they can no longer risk being stuck in small harbours due to the weather because they have so many tourists on board."
                          Cheers,

                          Mark.

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                            Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                            Ok, thanks, I had not understood the "being stuck" thing I should get back to studying Norwegian!

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                              Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                              The way I understand it: Hurtigruten don't want their ships to press on to Kirkenes when there's severe weather forecasted. Some times even the Hurtigruten ships have to give in to the weather, and stay in port. If this happens to be a port with limited means of communications, this could make a mess of logistics (guests living the ships and new ones coming in). Kirkenes has a major airport, and Alta has one. Therefore Alta is a suitable port when storms are forecasted.

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                                Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                                From Radio Nordkapp, a view from Vadsø.

                                http://www.radionordkapp.no/nyheter....=18123&katID=9

                                Apologies to the non-Norwegian speakers for posting yet another Norwegian only link.
                                Last edited by PoloUK; January 24th, 2013, 00:12.
                                Cheers,

                                Mark.

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