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    Thank you Cecilia for the marvellous trip report. A lot of goodies from the bridge too.
    #1012:2, isn't that the best photogenic angle of Fram or what?

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      Thank you for this wonderful trip, my best wishes go to D and i hope you will have a wonderful trip on Serenissima. Bon Voyage!
      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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        Thank you so very much for the continuation of this wonderful thread and trip report.

        I think I might have found my preferred spot on the ship: the afterdecks!

        The sculptures in post 984 actually reminds me of the scultpure Sterkoder came across in the OPPDAL thread, of the person on ski's....

        It was ind of nice seeing the Azores and Fram together in the same shot: they appear very similar in size, though not in beauty.... (whatever that means....)

        As mentioned many times before, there is definately a feeling of "being there" with you in your images. You have a wonderful way to share memories from your travels that is very appealing I think. I very frequently catch myself thinking that I have seen that, experienced that, felt that... when seeing your images. Knowing I have never been on board Fram, not even near her. The closest I have been was when she anchored off BREKSTAD some years back.

        Thank you for capturing the bridge equipments of FRAM. With a short check out I should be able to take command of the ship within a short time, if ever needed.

        It appears as if your Sea Troll really likes hanging out with men in uniform(?)......

        As you know from my tales before, I do like seeing the crew images.... I can't explain WHY, but there is something about seeing crew members, that makes me confident in the ship and it's command. A well-groomed, crrectly dressed crew member says so much about the leadership on board, the ship, the company and it's standards. I'm sure you can relate to that as well.

        Well, anyway, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for this wonderful trip report!
        With kind regards,

        Jan-Olav Storli
        Administrator and Owner CaptainsVoyage Forum / CaptainsVoyage.com

        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
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        • Seagull
          Seagull commented
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          Now that I'm back from further adventures...
          A Very Big and appreciated thank you to Tommi, Ralf, Sarnia and all the earlier commentators on this voyage, and an especially HUGE thank you to that Administrator guy (...with hugs from Sea-Troll! ).

        I had missed that you were back on this trip report and had completed it. I don't know what I can say more than what has already been said by several people, and particularly by Parakang in the above message. Thank you so much for this report. Both your words and pictures are full of soul and sensitivity, a sensitivity I can very much relate too. This was highly enjoyable and I also felt I was there with you.
        MS Lofoten April 2006, March 2012, Feb 2013. MS Polarlys Dec 2010. MS Fram Feb 2009, Sep 2011.
        Upcoming : MS Fram Dec 2013, MS Lofoten Sep 2014
        My travelblog : http://voyageterremer.blogspot.com. Hurtigruten, Antarctica, Svalbard, Norway (and other places...).

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        • pakarang
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          I wholeheartedly agree with Sarnia.... LADY C does indeed know how to capture the true essence of travels with her camera, even when not using a Canon. (I just couldn't help that little joke, but I know you can forgive me).

        Not expecting to meet MS Fram in Bergen, I turned the corner and got a nice surprise. Video from her leaving later in the day on Friday 22 April.

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        • nari
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          I was surprised last October to find Fram moored at a lone wharf beside the old fortress near the Brygge. She was roped off and I was not able to even step onto the wharf (I was in the Thon Brygge hotel) to get a closer look.
          Her passengers were roaming around the area. I presume there was not any space at the usual hurtigruteterminale?

        In Yves splendid trip report of his recent Fram European voyage, APRIL 2016 LISBONNE-AMSTERDAM ABOARD FRAM, there are photos of the chairs in the panorama lounge in #7, and further discussion in the comments to #15 mentions they were not the original chairs.

        Here's a photo I took on the maiden voyage in 2007. I took it from a viewpoint to specifically show the chair design, and in reality they did not feel over crowded or cluttered:-



        They were still there by my Greenland trip in August 2009:-




        ...but replaced sometime between then and my round Britain trip in 2013:-

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          I don't recollect why they were replaced - did some guests find the originals uncomfortable, in which case it seems there was hardly an improvement. (Don't ask me - I probably never sit in one place long enough to find out! ) Or was it to do with swivelling? I can'’t even remember if the new chairs swivel! ...Help me Yves - or did you subsequently always head for the recliners?!




          A final photo from my last trip in May 2015 - the neat chair pairs by the window tables clearly as arranged before the guests have arrived!

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          • ombugge
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            To have chairs that turns (or chairs on wheels), on a ship does not sound like a good idea.
            Rocking chairs doesn't belong either. Hurtigruten have different ideas, I believe.
            Last edited by ombugge; May 10th, 2016, 17:01. Reason: Not very well worded. I didn't mean "a ship that turn" but "chairs that turn". Thought I would grab that one before anybody else did.

          • yvneac
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            These chairs are really a big problem, it seems!

          • nari
            nari commented
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            In a rough sea with unpredictable movements, swivelling chairs seem to be a risk.to passengers, especially the older ones. Even with stabilisers and whatnot.

          Thank you for capturing and sharing those images of a beautiful ship like the FRAM.

          I never stop wondering how funny the name FRAM looks on the port bow. It looks a bit backwards even though it is not. I can't stop looking at it.
          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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            Fram is (going to be) featured on the Discovery program called MIGHTY SHIPS, in the newest season.

            I've only seen trailers from the episode, not the program yet - and I have no idea when it will show on TV here.

            Anyone seen it yet?

            Today, I came across this clip about how the captain navigates in icy waters...the link takes you to a Norwegian paper, but the program clip is in English. Therefore, I think it would be OK to share it with all of you.

            Let me know if the link won't play or any other problems you experience.

            The link: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/135378/s...ruten-mot-isen
            VGTV er Norges største web-tv-kanal. Nyheter, sport og underholdning.
            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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              Looking at these images, I would love to have been on board for one of those cruises - though, if I were to choose Fram, I would have preferred Antarctica ahead of Spitsbergen. Sad to say, Fram very seldomly comes to Trondheim..... I don't think I have actually seen Fram here with my own eyes as of yet. (?)
              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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                Fram leaving Bergen on October 5, 2016 and heading for Antarctica


                Fram
                by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr
                View more photo's at my Flickr photostream blog

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                  Very nice.... imagine being on board the ship for that voyage - as a guest naturally!

                  Finally got to see the episode on MIGHTY SHIPS featuring Fram - great views of the ship as it was sailing around Greenland. Captain was Hårvik if I remember correctly.
                  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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                    This video may have been seen by most here, or even posted here before, but just in case somebody missed it:
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeMpaoBVGbw

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                      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                      This video may have been seen by most here, or even posted here before, but just in case somebody missed it:
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeMpaoBVGbw
                      A favourite episode of mine!

                      When I heard they had made an episode about this ship, I was so eager to see it... and every time it was on, I was away. Thankfully, I found it on youtube after a while.

                      Beautiful vessel.
                      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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                        Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                        This video may have been seen by most here, or even posted here before, but just in case somebody missed it:
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeMpaoBVGbw
                        Excellent!

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