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    There was a Management meeting on MS Trollfjord last week. The three keys points I can gather are: 1. A lot of staff changing ships, and a reminder that staff 'work for Hurtigruten, not for a ship'; 2. Lofoten to trial a lot of new 'expedition' experiences - whether as part of the coastal voyage or not I don't know but I suspect yes. 3. Much higher onboard sales targets. Also worth noting that water is no longer free in the restaurant - 25nok for a small bottle. Passengers and staff do not like this.

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      Have look next time you travel with Hurtigruten: http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/a...artid=10137568
      Maybe there are stowaways.

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        A new "go light - travel light" option for the Hurtigruten.... (this is a must see) ....

        http://kortreist.adressa.no/forside/article22493.ece
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          Finally, in all the bad news, let's direct our attention to something on the positive side...!

          Hurtigruten is going to chuck all frozen pizzas, hamburgers, and other "fast-food" overboard, and instead concentrate on reasonably priced, locally produced "ethical" food.

          I presume that this is the menu in the cafeteria that they are talking about!

          http://reise.adressa.no/reise/article62716.ece

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          • Ralf__
            Ralf__ commented
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            I have no doubt, that this however will fit in their plan to make more money aboard the ships. The free water during meals was also cancelled recently. In my opinion the newest offers spread wide between a regular booking (very expensive) and discount offers (partly quite attractive). Very complicated to plan a trip acrually, if you don't want to travel and experience underway that your cabin neighbour payed half the price!!

          Originally posted by ombugge View Post
          Have look next time you travel with Hurtigruten: http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/a...artid=10137568
          Maybe there are stowaways.
          This matter is not taken lightly by Hurtigruten. Apparantly the same persons reporting this on the ship are now being investigated by the police for them selves bringing the findings aboard the ship. Roumers has is that one of the finders had said that this was to get back at Hurtigruten, for some reason.

          http://www.nordlys.no/nyheter/article7214649.ece

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            Someting interesting. CEO Daniel Skjeldam and 7-8 others from the company is planning to board Hurtigruten as crewmembers to contribute in the daily work onboard. "We talked a while about doing this. The inspiration came after following the TV2 series "Truls - mission Hurtigruten", which aires on Norwegian TV these days.

            Article in norwegian:
            http://www.nordlys.no/nyheter/article7240520.ece

            Google translate:
            http://translate.google.com/translat...20.ece&act=url


            I think this is wonderful. Daniel Skjeldam seems like a great CEO, in many ways.

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            • Ralf__
              Ralf__ commented
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              This is a great idea and will help a lot. You see so much in practise! I guess they will also collect experiences as passengers.

            Amongst the ongoing conflict about port charges for the Hurtigruten ships, there are also good new menu's on board:

            No conflict: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article9365263.ece

            New menu: http://kortreist.adressa.no/forside/article22613.ece

            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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              Hurtigruten is at vimeo.com as well:

              https://vimeo.com/hurtigruten

              https://vimeo.com/89089516
              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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                Hurtigruten is backing down??: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article9488515.ece

                No ports to call at would make it difficult to maintain the service.
                But at the same time, a number of ports would have problems surviving without Hurtigruten.

                Difficult problem to solve. Any proposals from CVF members???

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                • Ralf__
                  Ralf__ commented
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                  It is difficult to follow this discussion, also because most links are leading to essays in Norwegian language and google translator is doing quite funny things to them. I am surprised (and was recently more often) about the sharpness in Norwegian discussions. I notice very often childish reactions. Often each side tries first to push through their own opinion. A compromise is mostly found, but not before a conflict broke out. Why can't they just discuss the possible scenarios and understand better?

                  In my opinion the state should also be involved into this discussion, because the state government sends Hurtigruten by contract to the ports. So HRG has no choice. The fees for the port should be fixed together with the state contract and shouldn't change within this period. It is ridiculous that the local governments take money for a service they receive and which is ordered and supported by the state government.

                • carinahansen
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                  I agree on every word you say, Ralf.

                • Sigve
                  Sigve commented
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                  Agree, Carina. Well spoken, Ralf!

                All this with the Hurtigruten and the ports along the Norwegian coast is a strange thing.
                I know nothing more than what the harbour authorities here say, and they say that Hurtigruten has got unrestricted access into their books of economy and accounts...., AND that the port fees has been unchanged since year 2005. (How many other fees in our world has been unchanged since 2005?) What does Hurtigruten want??
                Because they lost their case with one harbour, they shouldn't take it out on all of the remainding 33 ports.

                Other than that, I agree with you Ralf, and you have a very good point in your last three lines :-)
                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  Here are some articles from various sites:

                  Worried about Hurtigruten, as stated in Fosna-Folket: http://www.fosna-folket.no/samferdse...cle9565707.ece

                  The article talks about Norwegian Seaman's Assosciation voicing their concern about a planned increase in Governmental fees/taxes for having Norwegian seamen on board.

                  The next article, are nature-highlights from the "minute for Minute" program a few years ago... a wonderful recapture: http://tv.nrk.no/serie/ut-i-naturen/...511/30-08-2011
                  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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                    Hurtigruten is featured in the Travel Show on BBC World News this week, although not for long and not very factual: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0232chl

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                      Pay extra to leave your warm and comfortable cabin to sleep on deck???
                      That is what Hurtigruten is testing out: http://www.dagbladet.no/2014/07/31/t...jord/34564720/

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                        I just had a look in the German hurtigforum and was checking some discussions going on about several topics:

                        1. there are discussions about different prices for the same offers in different countries and on the Norwegian booking site
                        2. the Finnmark ports are claiming about numerous cancellations because of bad weather, when there is no such
                        3. there are ongoing discussions about harbour fees and the situations about the Mehamn kay repair

                        Could someone of the Norwegian members please give a short summary about the actual status quo?
                        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                          October 16th marks an anniversary for Hurtigruten.

                          On this day, in 2014, Hurtigruten once again returns to HITRA (the big island at the mouth of Trondheimsfjorden) for a stop. This was the first time since 1959, according to the Captain, that a Hurtigruten ship calls at Hitra. The reason for this new stop was the opening ceremony for a brand new dock and terminal.

                          The first ship to call at Hitra was as you can see, Trollfjord.

                          Article in Adressa: http://www.adressa.no/incoming/article10240932.ece

                          Fantastic pictures from the air in local paper Hitra - Frøya: http://www.hitra-froya.no/nyheter/article10240940.ece
                          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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