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    Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

    Martin,

    So, both Trollfjord and Midnatsol have these wonderful birds. I think they should be mandatory on all Hurtigrutene.

    Thank you for the pictures, I love to be reminded.

    With the help of Google Translate :
    • Deutsch: Papageientaucher (the Diving Parrot)
    • Franšais: Macareux (all the males are called "Marcel" and all the females are "Sophie")


    If you don't know Sophie Marceau, then look her up. I defy any man not to fall in love instantly.
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      Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

      Big applause for your report Martin.As usual you pick up the significant details and so we feel as we are onboard.
      I never think about Finnemarken before but you gave me an idea.
      In another hand I agree with you about Trollfjord:she is new but she has a soul.What you notice about crew and staff is right:smiling,open,friendly.
      And the desserts buffet....!!!!!

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        Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

        Originally posted by Clipper View Post
        Martin,

        So, both Trollfjord and Midnatsol have these wonderful birds. I think they should be mandatory on all Hurtigrutene.

        Thank you for the pictures, I love to be reminded.

        With the help of Google Translate :
        • Deutsch: Papageientaucher (the Diving Parrot)
        • Franšais: Macareux (all the males are called "Marcel" and all the females are "Sophie")


        If you don't know Sophie Marceau, then look her up. I defy any man not to fall in love instantly.
        I agree Clipper.Sophie Marceau is lovely.....when she does'nt speak.
        Last edited by yvneac; January 10th, 2013, 12:54.

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          Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

          Thank you for this wonderful report, Martin. And again a speech for Trollfjord. Haven't been on her yet, for me it is hard to believe that there shall be such a big difference to Mitnatsol. The complete architecture does not please me, i don't think, another color scheme and a more friendly staff could compensate that for me.
          Maybe a comfortable place to watch "Nordlandsbanen Minutt for Minutt". And maybe a nice looking receptionist, which is always quite important for our Martin...

          In my opinion the colour scheme and the Art Deco design on Finnmarken is very distinguished, similar to Nordnorge, while the other often appear to me as "too much".
          The pool, fitness and sauna area looks marvellous and unique. The internet cafe on deck 8 is fine. Deck 5 has the accessable bow area. You can step outside on four decks (Trollfjord: only 2!).
          Last edited by Ralf__; January 10th, 2013, 18:19.
          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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            Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

            Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
            Thank you for this wonderful report, Martin. And again a speech for Trollfjord. Haven't been on her yet, for me it is hard to believe that there shall be such a big difference to Mitnatsol. The complete architecture does not please me, i don't think, another color scheme and a more friendly staff could compensate that for me.
            Maybe a comfortable place to watch "Nordlandsbanen Minutt for Minutt". And maybe a nice looking receptionist, which is always quite important for our Martin...
            We must have the most multi-national and enthusiastic Hurtigruten Fan club right here on CVF.

            If you add up the amount of money spent by CVF members and anonymous guests influenced by CVF they could almost get along without subsidies.
            (Hurtigruten PR staff, are you listening????)

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              Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

              Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
              Thank you for this wonderful report, Martin. And again a speech for Trollfjord. Haven't been on her yet, for me it is hard to believe that there shall be such a big difference to Mitnatsol. The complete architecture does not please me, i don't think, another color scheme and a more friendly staff could compensate that for me.
              We all should get together for big discussion, what a blast we should have!!!

              I think I have told more than once that I believe a ultimate size for a Hurtigrute is between Richard With and Fram. Even if I think TF is way too big, it's still a fantastic product. We should think about it like a very small cruise liner, instead of a very large Hurtigrute. And I agree with Cecilia, there is some kind of a small magic tiny difference between MS & TF. Due to some reasons it's however easy to forget that Finnmarken actually is approximately as big as MS & TF!

              Talking about size, Carina has some fun pictures of HRG's in Geiranger together with QM2 now that's big!


              Anybody up for a Finnmarken trip in March???
              Last edited by Tommi; January 10th, 2013, 18:56.

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                Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                Great image from the north, despite the darkness....

                I never noticed that the restaurant windows at the stern appear slightly larger than those along the arcade...

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                  Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                  I could go inside Finnmarken when in Trondheim on my last day earlier this month.
                  This is an area I liked and I wouldn't mind trying
                  How warm is the water ?



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                    Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                    Is the pool water (and jacuzzi water on the other ships") heated by the ships engines?

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                      Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                      Originally posted by Skipskatta View Post
                      Is the pool water (and jacuzzi water on the other ships") heated by the ships engines?
                      I know that at least the deck around the pool area is kept ice-free on Midnatsol and Trollfjord using the ships exhaust ventilation air.
                      In some way the energy for heating is of course coming from the engines.

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                        Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                        Being fairly new ships I'm sure they have some form of "heat recovery" system on their engines. This may be a "Exhaust Boiler" to draw heat from the exhaust, which is then used for heating the "Hotel" section and to produce hot water for the bathrooms etc.

                        "Heat Exchangers" may also be installed to recover heat from the engine cooling system to use for the "Water makers", using the evaporation method to produce fresh water from sea water when they are on longer voyages. (Not needed on the coastal run)
                        This last method would be perfect for the heating of swimming pools.

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                          Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                          Have a look to this photo of northern light (clik over to enlarge the photo) from the bridge of MS Finnmarken. There is the geolocalisation in the exif data : it was there between Skjerv°y and Troms°.
                          Last edited by toilapol; February 25th, 2013, 16:23.

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                            Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                            FINNMARKEN was southbound hurtigrute in Kristiansund today.




                            She being on time, and cruise ship BOUDICCA half an hour late for departure, ment that they met in harbour.
                            Not exactly a hornblower contest, but horns were blown and this brought a large smile to my face
                            Last edited by Sterkoder; March 11th, 2013, 12:46.
                            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                              Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                              What a nice day in the harbour. Fair weather and two beautiful ships. And all on a sunday!!
                              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                                Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                                Have to rush in and correct myself: it all happened on Saturday

                                EDIT: More pictures of the meeting in the 'This is Kristiansund' thread.
                                Last edited by Sterkoder; March 11th, 2013, 12:52.
                                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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