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    Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

    Originally posted by HurtigruteMartin View Post
    And now my internetconnection is so poor. So I will post a few more images tomorrow
    Please do Martin!! Many happy memories flooding back of this beautiful ship. I assume that the wonderful Dagfinn Bakke cartoons are still on show?
    Cheers,

    Mark.

    www.pologlover.co.uk

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      Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

      Originally posted by PoloUK View Post
      I assume that the wonderful Dagfinn Bakke cartoons are still on show?
      On your special request PoloUK.........................

















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        Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

        Originally posted by HurtigruteMartin View Post
        On your special request PoloUK.........................
        Fantastic!! Thanks Martin!
        Cheers,

        Mark.

        www.pologlover.co.uk

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          Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

          Well of course I immediately had to turn to the deck plans and locate your very interesting cabin! So good to have these photos of the unusual layout.

          You are doing so well with your all your interiors photography Martin and I am very struck with the clever angle looking up through the decks in #779/1.

          One thing that struck me is that I particularly like the décor of the dining room at the time you took your photos because the blueness outside of the windows so perfectly complements the chair colours and general ambience. Almost “Nupen-blue” outside!

          Added edit: this post "crossed" with others due to interruptions, but I'm sure you realised how much I like #782/2 !!!!!
          Last edited by Seagull; January 6th, 2013, 13:34.

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            Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

            Some facilities on Finnmarken I apriciate

            Great gym / fitness



            When this ship was new, it was even a hairdresser up here.



            The sauna is snot so much photographed.




            The swimmingpool




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              Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

              I really like the entrance and the public access to the bouw




              Some images from the panorama-lounge










              And from the light bar/cafe area at the top deck

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                Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                It was very foggy in Trøndelag yeasterday. So foggy that it was difficult to see the beautiful Kjeungskjæret Lighthouse.

                The ship slowed down the speed. And sailed quite near to the lighthouse, so all cruisepassengers could be able to see it.


                I think this image illustrates the foggy weathercondition

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                  Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                  Nice photos HurtigruteMartin! I appreciate all the interior images.

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                    Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                    Welcome back to Bodø Martin!

                    Last edited by Seagull; January 6th, 2013, 13:37.

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                      Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                      Thank you for all these pictures Martin (and all of you who contributed to this thread). Finnmarken is a ship that really appeals to me, somehow the mood on board (from the pictures) remind me of a bigger MS Fram, which I really like. If I was to pick another ship than MS Lofoten for a winter voyage, it would be Finnmarken for sure. Now that I know that MS Lofoten still has at least a few more years as a Hurtirgrute ship, I'm beginning to think my next trip will be on MS Finnmarken.
                      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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                        Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                        I have a similar opinion, Sarnia. Finnmarken has so much more character than the other new ships. It is much more charming to me as Midnatsol and Trollfjord.
                        For sure my first choice, if it had to be a "new" ship! And Martin: thank you so much for your report, so great to stalk you again a little bit!
                        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                          Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                          I do have to admit that I still prefer Trollfjord of the three most modern ships in the regular service.

                          However, Sarnia, with your developing interest in Finnmarken I ought to point you in the direction of an extensive travelogue and photos about a trip I took in 2008, which you will find here. (Please ignore mention of a “prologue” about Bergen as that was lost with our old forum and I haven’t got around to re-posting it.)

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                            Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                            Morning all. I spent Christmas and New Year on the Finnmarken and had a wonderful trip. This was my first sailing on a 'new' ship, having previously travelled on Nordstjernen and Lofoten.

                            There is a distinctly different feel to the larger ships, and less intimacy - but I guess this is to be expected. Personally, I felt Finnmarken was rather lacking in atmosphere but this was perhaps because a lot of the staff were on to their third rotation due to Christmas overtime. There was certainly very little Christmas spirit! The real disappointment for me was the food - generally served warm for the evening meal rather than hot, and a very repetitive buffet at other times. I even had to collect our main meals one as evening as our table were forgotten!

                            Having said this, the Coastal Voyage remains a wonderful experience and Finnmarken is by no means an unpleasant ship to travel on. We had a number of cancellations and late arrivals/departures due to weather which didn't bother me, but some travellers seemed to forget where they were travelling and the time of year and caused a lot of problems complaining. I guess having to travel across land from Kirkenes to Alta to begin/end a trip is not great, but probably better than the experience they would have had in the open sea - although I would have loved it hehe.

                            I intend to go back to Lofoten next time, or if I go modern it will be Trollfjord or Polarlys for me.

                            I should also add a special shout out to Mats, the singing bar-tender/waiter, who was a great example of Hurtigruten customer service for the duration of the 12 day trip.
                            Last edited by GraemeD; January 8th, 2013, 07:25.

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                              Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                              Thank you Cecilia for the link, I will go and enjoy it soon!
                              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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                                Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                                Originally posted by GraemeD View Post
                                Morning all. I spent Christmas and New Year on the Finnmarken and had a wonderful trip. This was my first sailing on a 'new' ship, having previously travelled on Nordstjernen and Lofoten.
                                Interesting stuff Graeme - glad you had a good time. Was interested to hear about the food - I know that my crinklies (parents) also felt that dinner got a bit same-y on Trollfjord (esp boiled potatoes!!). When we travelled on FM a few years ago we were travelling as 'Distansreis' passengers, so were on a 'room only' rate. We had some great meals in the cafe rather than the restaurant - freshly cooked, our choice, and when we wanted them! After a crew change at Trondheim it got even better!! Also meant that we could sit and watch the queue for the restaurant instead of being in it (we were travelling at the end of summer, the boat was full).
                                Cheers,

                                Mark.

                                www.pologlover.co.uk

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