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    #61
    Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
    USA has sent a request to several ship owners/companies world wide for passenger vessels to sail to Haiti to help out as hotel vessels for rescue workers after the huge earthquake.
    Hurtigruten ASA has answered the request in a positive way, and when time comes, they are prepared to take one of the hurtigrute vessels out of the coastal express and sail her to the area.
    Don't know which ship yet.
    I would consider this a good & generous offer on the part of Hurtigruten & the Norwegian public. I would, however, hope that vessels that are currently for sale/out of the SOLAS regs. would be utilised first ? (eg. Saga Rose?)

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      #62
      10.03.2010 08:50

      Periscopus AS did, after close of Oslo Børs yesterday
      9 March 2010, purchase 26,667,254 shares in
      Hurtigruten ASA (HRG), representing 6.35% of the
      issued share capital and voting rights in the
      company. Following the purchase, Periscopus AS owns
      110,723,289 shares in HRG, representing 26.35% of the
      issued share capital and voting rights in the Company.

      Periscopus AS is owned by Trygve Hegnar and close
      associates. Trygve Hegnar is a Board Member in HRG.
      The shares where purchased at an average price of NOK
      4.7 per share.

      source: www.newsweb.no

      This means, nothing in Hurtigruten goes on from now without Trygve Hegnars O.K., because he has now "Veto-right" (more than 25%).
      Interesting. What will he do with Hurtigruten...? What are his targets?
      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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        #63
        Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
        This means, nothing in Hurtigruten goes on from now without Trygve Hegnars O.K., because he has now "Veto-right" (more than 25%). Interesting. What will he do with Hurtigruten...? What are his targets?
        Very interesting... obviously he has plans...
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          #64
          The Norwegian coastal service is soon up for tender again. An invitation to submit tenders for the coastal route from Bergen to Kirkenes, known as Hurtigruta, will be announced on Thursday, March 18th.

          The new tender is an agreement with the Norwegian Government intended to possibly be 8 years long, and only covers short-distance passengers and distances where there is a limited number of communications.

          The exiting part of this new tender, is whether it will be economical enough to continue the service as before, with 34 calls twice a day, 7 days a week, or whether the Governement will go for the second best option.

          The Norwegian "Stortinget" (the parliament) will however have the last word.

          (Sarcastic comment from me though, I just have to say it....: with the Norwegian Opera House in Oslo falling behind on maintenance, I will be surprised if there will be any money left to run Hurtigruten though... )

          SOURCE: http://www.vol.no/nyheter/article342433.ece
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            #65
            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
            The Norwegian coastal service is soon up for tender again. An invitation to submit tenders for the coastal route from Bergen to Kirkenes, known as Hurtigruta, will be announced on Thursday, March 18th.

            The new tender is an agreement with the Norwegian Government intended to possibly be 8 years long, and only covers short-distance passengers and distances where there is a limited number of communications.

            The exiting part of this new tender, is whether it will be economical enough to continue the service as before, with 34 calls twice a day, 7 days a week, or whether the Governement will go for the second best option.

            The Norwegian "Stortinget" (the parliament) will however have the last word.

            (Sarcastic comment from me though, I just have to say it....: with the Norwegian Opera House in Oslo falling behind on maintenance, I will be surprised if there will be any money left to run Hurtigruten though... )

            SOURCE: http://www.vol.no/nyheter/article342433.ece
            The tender was discussed yesterday in the Parliament, but a more decisive solution will be found in the future. Nothing was decided, only opinions were expressed.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              #66
              Dramatisk for Hurtigruten

              Hurtigruten opplevde passasjersvikt i 2009, og noterte seg dermed for sitt dårligste passasjerår på lenge.
              A dramatical year for Hurtigruten. 2009 was noted as the year with the lowest passenger count - EVER.

              http://www.nordlys.no/article5111736.ece

              .... and just one day later, a totally different viewpoint:

              Seiler i medvind

              Første kvartal økte antall gjestedøgn med 46 prosent og inntektene med 53 millioner kroner. Men fortsatt taper selskapet penger.
              Sailing in fair winds.... the first quarter of 2010 showed an increase of 46% more guest-days on the Hurtigruten ships, something which gave 53 million Norwegian coins in the cash register.

              http://www.ht.no/article357335.ece
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                #67
                Pakarang, is it known what proportion of Hurtigruten passengers are local people as opposed to foreign tourists? And does cargo play a large part as it once did, or have the ships become more or less cruise ships?
                Ivy

                "To thine own self be true.......
                Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                  #68
                  A large corporation, let's call it HRG just to protect its identity, was looking for a Chief Accountant. They got several applicants and called the three most qualified for an interview by the Board of Directors.
                  When the first shortlisted candidate entered the austere Board Room he was asked just one question; How much is 2 + 2?
                  He looked annoyed and answered; "But of course that is 4"
                  The second one entered and was asked the same question and said; "Well, that is 4 I would think".
                  When the third candidate entered and was asked the same question, he went around and made sure all doors were closed and the blinds drawn, before he answered; "How much do you WANT it to be?"
                  No bonus point for guessing who got the job.

                  OK, the joke may have change slightly since last time I posted it here, but in a different thread.
                  Last edited by ombugge; May 12th, 2010, 17:21.

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                    #69
                    Probably not the right forum, but did you know that Hurtigruten are doing 3 Caribbean cruises this year ?

                    http://www.thomascook.com/cruise/lines/hurtigruten/

                    How you do a cruise from Norway to the Caribbean and back in 5 days I really don't know then when you try to book any Hurtigruten voyage they don't even show up in the booking panel

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                      #70
                      Could the Caribbean cruises of HRG be in connection with the repositioning of the Fram from pole to pole?
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                        #71
                        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                        Could the Caribbean cruises of HRG be in connection with the repositioning of the Fram from pole to pole?
                        Errrrr, concentrate pakarang! – it says on Polarlys, Trollfjord and Richard With!!!!!!!
                        In other words, lack of “proof reading” on the Thomas Cook website, and Gailsail also found the Hurtigruten voyages don’t even come up when you actually try to book via that site.

                        What a mess. We could do without agents like Thomas Cook making a ****up of their website –it’s challenging enough on Hurtigruten’s own website!

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                          #72
                          EU is not happy about the extra 181 million kroner Hurtigruten got to stay afloat and in service:

                          ESA åpner gransking av støtte til Hurtigruten


                          http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/innenr...cle1506407.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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                            #73
                            The Chinese conquers the Hurtigruten.

                            >> http://www.adressa.no/forbruker/reis...cle1507830.ece

                            They bring the average age down and the noise level on board, up. Rich Chinese is now dominating on board the ships.

                            More than 50% of the passengers on Fram's climate cruise is from China. They have paid more than 100.000 NOK each for the trip, and includes the cruise, flights and lectures at universities and research stations.

                            The trip is all about the environment. The Arctic is changing. The Chinese wants to see these changes.

                            This coming autumn, a man called Weiguang is marrying the jewlery-daughter Xiaoying Liu on board. They will bring their own photographer with to take the wedding photos in exclusive surroundings. Their most intensive wish is to see a polar bear.

                            The prospective newly weds are also on board Fram on the climate cruise, they are a part of the rapidly growing and - very demanding - Chinese groups on board.

                            The Chinese guest numbers increased by 13% from last year, up to 52.000 guest days. It's still a small part of the totally 41,5 million guest days in 2009, but still the fastest growing group.

                            We have never had a larger group than this, with more than 100 Chinese on board. If we will be able to capture only 1% of the Chinese expedition cruise market, we should be very pleased says the Captain of Fram.

                            Hurtigrutens China agent is the tour guide for this group. There is a language barrier which we have to improvise around. Most of the Chinese guests are billionaires in their local currency, RMB, which is very close to the NOK in value.

                            They want to see the Arctic, the polar bears and the Chinese research station in New-Ålesund.
                            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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                              #74
                              30th September 2010 was the original deadline for interested companies to deliver a tender for the coastal express route Bergen-Kirkenes and return, what all the world knows as Hurtigruten.

                              Now the Departement of Transportation has postponed the deadline to 29th October because a company interested to operate the coastal express has asked for more time to work through the tender papers.
                              The company in question is the french Veolia.

                              Hmmmm...., will Hurtigruten get serious competition this time, or...?
                              Last edited by Sterkoder; September 29th, 2010, 19:45.
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                                #75
                                Yes, the first news I hear on the radio this morning was that the French transport giant VEOLIA has entered a bid to take over the route.

                                I wonder, if they were to win such a bid, what ships would they use?
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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