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    ex Midnatsol ex Midnatsol II ex Lyngen ::: National Geographic Explorer :::

    This thread is a continuation of the thread we started at the old board:

    ex Midnatsol ex Midnatsol II ex Lyngen ::: National Geographic Explorer :::
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
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  • #2
    Some images looking back in time, brochures and advertising material from TFDS featuring our beloved Midnatsol in th 80's while she was still new:





    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
    Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
    Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

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    • #3


      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
      Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
      Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

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

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
        Some images looking back in time, brochures and advertising material from TFDS featuring our beloved Midnatsol in th 80's while she was still new:


        This is well known people from "Midnatsol".
        The chief officer is Harald Jensen from Malangen south of Tromsø.The 1.mate is Gunnar Bræck from Alta.
        Both of them was on "Midnatsol" when she was delivered from Ulsteinvik back in 1982.Great to see those again.
        Best wishes from
        Bengt Domben

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        • #5
          See also the pictures of NG Explorer, ex Lyngen, on Fram's thread. These pictures were taken on 23rd January 2009 in Ushuaia.

          http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...5&postcount=10

          Regards,
          John

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          • #6
            Thanks for bringing back memories from "my" ship. Ex-Midnatsol was my very first meeting with Hurtigruten back in 1985. And I managed to travel 23 times with her under the name Midnatsol. Here comes some images from before she got the "new" strange-looking cabin-section

            This is in Molde on my first trip in 1985


            From the front lounge.



            Restaurant/dining-room


            Cafeteria. With the typical furniture-style of the 80`s. I can still remember the funny sound og the respatex-roof when she moved

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pakarang View Post


              Something strange here om this pictures from the diningroom/restaurant. The first pictures have blue chairs and red carpet. On the second picture the colours have changed to oposite colours....................

              On my own picture here above, the chairs are blue.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by HurtigruteMartin View Post
                Something strange here om this pictures from the diningroom/restaurant. The first pictures have blue chairs and red carpet. On the second picture the colours have changed to oposite colours....................

                On my own picture here above, the chairs are blue.
                I wonder if this is simply because these two images show port and starboard side of the restaurant. If I remember correctly, these were separated by a movable longships wall during her first years in service. Originally, there was a kind of bar on the starboard side I think (or am I completely wrong): I do remember a small writing desk with two seats in this lounge on starboard side?
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
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                • #9
                  It has been absolutely fascinating for me to see the old brochures and photos of Midnatsol when she was new. The fashions in furnishings seem bizarre to me. Because I did not catch up with the mid-generation and traditional ships until relatively recently, by which time other generations of ship had followed, I tend to imagine the older ships have always looked exactly as they do now!

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                  • #10
                    In my first posting on our old forum, I described how Fram, approaching Bergen on her maiden voyage in May 2007, passed Lyngen – then still in service on the regular coastal route.
                    http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/...?p=33461#33461
                    I remarked rather wistfully that I hoped I’d see Lyngen in her new incarnation one day. Well, on 23rd January 2009 that day actually arrived! The place? - Ushuaia in Argentina, where I had just arrived to embark on my second voyage aboard Fram. Almost unbelievably, the two ships were together again! Except that Lyngen now sported a smart new livery and had become National Geographic Explorer.






                    Seen from across the water, the mooring place at the pier gave good views of the starboard side of the ships.



                    It is interesting to see recognisable features such as the old panorama lounge.

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                    • #11

                      It’s later in the afternoon and I am now on the pier and about to board Fram. An opportunity to take a quick photo of NG Explorer’s stern.



                      An hour later I’m out on deck just in time to see the departure of NG Explorer as she starts to pull away from the pier.


                      So now I get a really great view of the stern. It’s a bit like seeing the ghost of the old Midnatsol/Lyngen in the shape, a rather strange and nostalgic feeling. It’s an attractive deck layout though, as are the cabins with balconies on the deck below. The pontoon arrangement seems less appealing, but I am hoping some of you will be able to convince me of the advantages of such a structure.

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                      • #12

                        The departure of NG Explorer begins to attract the attention of other passengers aboard Fram. An obvious opportunity to identify Hurtigruten geeks among my fellow travellers!



                        NG Explorer has “reversed out” alongside Fram, and I see her port side. It does seem a bit disconcerting that there is no cargo loading hatch.



                        And so the ship now starts to turn. She makes a fine sight seen against the magnificent scenery of the Beagle Channel.

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                        • #13






                          I wave goodbye as she sets out on her Antarctic adventure. Fram won’t be so very far behind!

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                          • #14
                            Love the photos!! We watch so much of the NatGeo channel --we've seen the ship a few times...but your pictures make it more personal! Oh, I want to GO!!!!!

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                            • #15
                              Very nice to see pictures of "NGE" in her new life.A lot of memories comes forward when I see her.She was the last ship I was onboard as chief mate,and unfortenly for me I had to go ashore because of my diabetes.I loved this ship and it's warm my hearth to see her in service.
                              And as always,GREAT PICTURES,Seagull
                              Best wishes from
                              Bengt Domben

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