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    9 of the Hurtigruten ships to be converted to hybrid propulsion:
    http://www.smp.no/naeringsliv/2018/0...t-16522477.ece

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      Looks like Hurtigruten has changed their mind and returned to Geiranger: https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...sel:VESTERALEN

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        Well, not a recent change of mind, although ombugge thought they had cancelled Geiranger in post Seagull away a While #450.on 27th April. But I had been checking excursions on the website and the next day (in #451) reported “I believe that in Hurtigruten-speak May is in "Spring" and June is in "Summer" - and the Geiranger detour is only in Summer".

        I picked up the thick, 4 language, lavishly illustrated 165 page (!) Excursion book when I was aboard Spitsbergen. It is certainly much easier than clicking on the website! This is what happens northbound:-

        Geiranger during June, July and August
        Hjørundfjord during September and October
        Ålesund longer stopover (12 noon to 15:00) in months November to May

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          2. July 1893 at 8:30 AM, captain Richard With left Brattøra on board DS Vesteraalen for Hammerfest. That means Hurtigruten celebrate 125 years today, so happy birthday and may the route continue for 125 more
          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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            A very Happy Birthday to Hurtigruten, may the future be filled with many more years, nautical miles, milestones and other technological advancements!

            Bon Voyage into the future!

            I was supposed to visit the ship today in Trondheim to enjoy a piece of cake and coffee, but arrived in port just before departure only to get a couple of pictures.
            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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              That Huritigruten were to upgrade their ships to meet the new emission standard from 2021 is old news, but how they are obtaing it may be new:
              https://gcaptain.com/rotten-fish-to-...eid=4674ba0fbe

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                Hurtigruten's future "Expedition Fleet":
                http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cr...n-service.html

                Could include what may be considered welcome news for Lofoten lovers though ... or at least better than losing her altogether.

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                  Roald Amundsen is taking her first dancing steps:
                  http://maritimt.com/nb/maritimt-maga...bm5CF9mtLMtm4M

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                    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                    Roald Amundsen is taking her first dancing steps:
                    http://maritimt.com/nb/maritimt-maga...bm5CF9mtLMtm4M
                    I know the ship may not be completed yet, but the funnel is "really tiny". Perhaps they don't need more with batteries as propulsion, and a couple of diesels just in case.
                    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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                      I am waiting for the first pictures, which will show her in detail. Overall i find her good. A modern, but still Hurtigruten design. It will be interesting to see her interior.
                      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                        Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                        I am waiting for the first pictures, which will show her in detail. Overall i find her good. A modern, but still Hurtigruten design. It will be interesting to see her interior.
                        Me too, really curious on her interiors. Not the renderings and drawings, but the actual images taken on board.

                        It'll all be exciting to see when the ship actually gets handed over to HRG.
                        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 introduces new expedition ship: MS Finnmarken slated for total makeover.

                          https://www.hurtigruten.no/om-oss/pr...keover-2842872
                          Best wishes from Bengt Domben

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                            Oh that is interesting! I will move over to her own thread and post the new decksplan.

                          In the rendering of the forward panorama lounge, it seems like they are increasing the glass roof around the main mast(?).

                          I like it, it's not that open at the moment.
                          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 discussing new plans for the Nordkapp. New hotel, busses and port for establishment as round-year attraction. I just found this information in the German Hurtigforum.
                            I am not sure, if that was a good idea, to divide the coastal service into two parts... Hurtigruten is massively investing in the Cruise business. What will Havila do? Can the North survive the activities of two competing companies?

                            https://www.finnmarksposten.no/hurti...p/s/5-94-39432

                            http://www.radionordkapp.no/nyheter/...dkapp-plataet/

                            https://www.nrk.no/finnmark/hurtigru...ikk-1.14459035

                            http://www.radionordkapp.no/nyheter/...ai-i-storbukt/

                            I have the feeling, that the good old days will be over soon. A Hurtigruten traveller will not longer be a visitor and participient of Norwegian coastal life and culture, he is an economical factor then, and a lot of companies try to squeeze the maximum amount of money out of him.
                            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                              Hmmm - I can see why Hurtigruten can influence plans to move the port to Storbukt (less far for me to walk when I'm there!), but they don't own Nordkapp (the beautiful place, not the beautiful boat) or the facilities there - at least not at the moment. There's been a lot of stuff in the press about the Fylke or Kommune taking the cape over, but at the moment it's firmly in Scandic and Rica Eiensdom's hands.
                              Cheers,

                              Mark.

                              www.pologlover.co.uk

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