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    Here are something I picked up in the media today:

    Photo legend johan Brun has traveled with some of the Hurtigruten ships and, according to the article, taken som really increadible images:

    http://www.dagbladet.no/2011/01/11/t...uten/15029394/

    Honestly, these are brilliant images, but then again, there are quite a few people on this forum which also has taken even more beautiful images than these...
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      Wonderful pictures of a winter cruise. Still 289 days to go.... Seagull some less...
      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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        I apologize that I am very much into the new price-calculation running from 01.01.2011

        Hurtigruten say it is cheaper, and much more easy to understand.


        I have done some research. Tryied to book tickets from random port to ports.

        The main thing is that cabins has become cheaper. Especially standard outside cabins, compare to last years price-calculator.

        (But the old D-category-cabins without private facilities on Nordstjernen and Lofoten has been more expensive)

        Hurtigruten ASA says the new system is very easy. But there are still some confution. If you book online, you will often find another price compare to the official distance price-calculator.

        That is because they have put in some hidden discouts on several popular routes

        Here are some random prices. All prices is in NOK, winterprices for ONE person (Sgl cabin)

        Without = online tcket without cabin
        Ins = online ticket incl inside cabin
        Outs = online ticket incl standard outside cabin
        Ticket = Official ticketprice due to the boklet pricetable
        X = Impossible to buy online

        ----------------------------- ONLINE --------------- BOOKLET PRICES
        --------------------- Without cab Ins Outs --------Ticket ins cab
        Bodø-Harstad-----------------541 791 853-------- 540 250 = 790
        Harstad-Bodø-----------------341 841 966-------- 540 500 = 1040

        Bodø-Tromsø-----------------441 815 909 --------- 710 250 = 960
        Tromsø-Bodø-----------------709 1210, 1337-------- 710 500 = 1210

        Bodø-Trondheim-------------- X 1210, 1337 --------710 500 = 1210
        Trondheim-Bodø-------------- 541 791 853--------- 710 250 = 960

        Stokmarknes-Bodø----------- 470--------------------- 470


        As you can read out of this table, there are some hidden discounts in several routes.

        It is cheaper to travel Bodø-Tromsø without cabin, than the shorter route Bodø-Stokmarknes.
        It is 200 NOK cheaper to go Harstad-Bodø without cabin, than the oposite way Bodø-Harstad.

        Bodø-Tromsø has also different online-prices without cabin northbound and soutbound.

        As you also can read out of my price-calculator it can be very wise to order ticket without cabin ONLINE, and buy a cabin when you border the ship. In some routes.

        An example to this is Bodø-Tromsø:
        Online ticket 441 + cabin onboard 250 = 691

        The same ticket with online booked inside cabin is 815

        Maybe Hurtigruten ASA think this is easy. But it so easy that you can be misguided to pay more than you need.

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          Oh Martin, please don’t apologise! You are our expert in the Hurtigruten distance travel!
          I had only looked at the webpage about the new concept and attempted to read the Norwegian, so your more thorough research was welcome.
          I’m pleased to see that it is still possible to book a ticket without cabin in most cases (even though I have always had a cabin I like the idea that it is not compulsory, especially thinking about students and young people travelling). And it is interesting to see that there are these discounts in the booking system.
          Booking a complete trip through the London office is fine, as they are very much geared to that, but I much prefer to be able to book shorter port-to-port journeys myself on-line.

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            Don't know if someone in here have mentioned it before, but anyway:

            Travel Weekly and Associated Newspapers arrangement Globe Travel Awards in London 17th January, gave a first prize third year in a row to Hurtigruten for being best in special cruises.

            During the Grand Travel Awards in Oslo a few days earlier, Hurtigruten also got the first prize for being best in the field of arranging special cruises.

            So, in that company, someone must have done the right thing. Congratulations!!
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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              Hurtigruten wants a piece of the finnish market: http://hrghurtigruten.blogspot.com/2...nn-pa-det.html

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                Virtual visits aboard the MS Fram:

                http://hrghurtigruten.blogspot.com/2...i-ms-fram.html

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                  If HurtigruteMartin is around and follows this link, he will see a familiar face in Reception!

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                    Originally posted by Skipskatta View Post
                    Beautiful panorma's!
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                      If HurtigruteMartin is around and follows this link, he will see a familiar face in Reception!


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                        Hurtigruten discussed worldwide as an "anti-cruise"!

                        http://hrghurtigruten.blogspot.com/2...er-som-et.html

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                          All the features mentioned in the "anti-cruise" article are exactly why we choose to cruise on Hurtigruten! Our cruise isn't until April and we're already anticipating all the fun we'll have..without bingo, art auctions, hairy-chest contests, newlywed games and all the other silliness of the big cruise lines!

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                            From time to time I might get asked; do you ever work???
                            Of course I do, but right now I have my lunchbreak, and I spend a little time browsing through some of the worlds newspapers.

                            This is the reason for me finding this interesting article about a hurtigrute-cruise along the norwegian coast from Bergen to Narvik, by a journalist at the newspaper The Boston Globe.

                            Here'r the article: http://www.boston.com/travel/special...oom/?page=full
                            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                              I really like the new promotional video that is running on the TV here in Norway right now.. I can't find it on youtube yet, so instead, here are two others that I like:





                              EDIT: The new Norwegian advertising movie can be seen here at least.. love the message and the shooting:

                              http://www.hurtigruten.no/Norge/

                              Same video on vimeo.com:

                              http://vimeo.com/19121932
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                              Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
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                                Hurtigruten Group gives two passengers a refund after they complained, and after their ship canceled many ports on their trip:

                                In Norwegian only: http://reise.adressa.no/reise/nyhete...cle4014746.ece
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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