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    Finnmarken as seen from Spitsbergen:

    2017_10_10 Spitsbergen-IMG_4765 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      For the first time at this period of the year, Françoise and I will be onboard from 20th february to 4th march for a whole trip. We choose Finnmarken for its observation deck at the bow (like Fram).
      Hope we'll have a real Norwegian weather and the opportunity to see some northern lights (though if we don't, Hurtigruten offers another 7 days trip for free!!!) .
      Of course I'll be ready for a friendly chat with CVF members when docking.

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        Great. I wish you a pleasant journey. I am curious to see some detailed report before we embark at end of june. Please have a look at the vehicles they take abord. Especially if there are big ones: suv, pick up, transporters, vans! And enjoy. A whole trip is perfect and still on my list also ( however it must be on lofoten in my case).
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          Perfect choice of ship... Finnmarken is one of the really best ships I think, and the bow-viewing deck is a great place as long as the weather and clothes holds.
          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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            Due to à wonderful Weather yesterday the call at Honningsvag was magic. Photos Will come later. Many thoughts to Mark,the almost local.

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              Can't wait for the photos Yves. I know yesterday was special up there because my brother in law, bless him, posted a photo of FM arriving on Facebook and he said what a perfect day it was. Have a great time.

              Here's what it looked like from the webcam - perhaps we can see you? (Sorry it's a bigger file than usual).

              As ever - enormous thanks to Kystnor.no for these BRILLIANT webcams along the coast.

              Cheers,

              Mark.

              www.pologlover.co.uk

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              • yvneac
                yvneac commented
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                Daily photos of the trip on my Facebook.Just type Yves Viala.

              • PoloUK
                PoloUK commented
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                I'm not a FB subscriber Yves - hopefully you'll post some of the photos when you're back in the tropical south!

              Spot on Mark.Normandy is certainly tropical... mainly during the rainy season.

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              • PoloUK
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                Mrs PoloUK often complains that when she left Norway 20 years ago she thought she was moving to the tropical south, but perhaps she may have been slightly misled.

              • ombugge
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                Honningsvaag is forecasted to be one of only a few places in Norway and most of Northern Europe with temperatures above freezing tomorrow:
                https://www.yr.no/place/Norway/Finnm...ningsv%C3%A5g/

                PS> Aalesund is the only place today. (Except Longyearbyen)

              This round trip was a real delight. White landscapes, blue sky, showers of snow and an hour later glorious sun....
              As for Finnmarken I have to say it was an excellent choice, even though she was full on northbound as well as southbound. But she is large enough to find a right place to enjoy what the Norwegian coast can give you.
              I will post pictuces of this trip in several threads (Kingdom of Norway....) but as a begenning, here are some of the ship.

              IMGP0562 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

              The reception
              IMGP0544 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

              The lounge bar ...and my favorite beer (Mack)
              IMGP0413 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr
              IMGP0409 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

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                For this voyage I had broken open my piggy bank and booked a mini suite. Well situated on deck 5 we were close to the door leading to the bow or the stern which we could reach easily in case we have the chance to see northern lights ( so we had!!!).

                DSC_0675 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

                DSC05110 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

                DSC05111 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

                On the panoramic deck,on the bow, mind the step , mainly when it's slippery.
                IMGP0539 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

                DSC_0602 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

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                  The atmospheric Floybaren with its Kjell Nupen's paintings.
                  IMGP0095 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

                  IMGP0094 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

                  IMGP0097 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

                  IMGP0098 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

                  They're hard at work in the Panoramic!
                  IMGP0407 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

                  And outside,the question is: swimm or take pictures?
                  IMGP0528 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

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                  • yvneac
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                    Sorry Clipper I don't understand the question.I can only say deck 8 portside.
                    No swim at all Ralf!

                  • Ralf__
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                    When i read clippers question, i checked back the picture and on my i-phone it seemed really like the seats were hovering! On my big screen in the office this effect does not appear such clearly. But on the i-phone this is a nice view...
                    Last edited by Ralf__; March 20th, 2018, 15:51.

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                    Great images from the journey with "Finnmarken"

                  An explanation as to why Finnmarken has sailed with an empty pool for some time (since mid-March) is found in this Norwegian article:

                  https://www.nrk.no/nordland/regnefei...ngt-1.14120162

                  Basically, a calculation error which made the ship heavier than permissible forced the company to do some weight reduction. Re-calculations now confirms that the previous calculations were wrong and that the ship wasn't too heavy after all. The pool should now be back in use again.
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                    An explanation as to why Finnmarken has sailed with an empty pool for some time (since mid-March) is found in this Norwegian article:

                    https://www.nrk.no/nordland/regnefei...ngt-1.14120162

                    Basically, a calculation error which made the ship heavier than permissible forced the company to do some weight reduction. Re-calculations now confirms that the previous calculations were wrong and that the ship wasn't too heavy after all. The pool should now be back in use again.
                    Awwwww! And that to me! Sounds like an april joke! Have to come back for a swim!
                    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                      Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post

                      Awwwww! And that to me! Sounds like an april joke! Have to come back for a swim!
                      Sounded like an April's joke to me too, but sadly, it wasn't. Glad they took time being responsible and double-checked their calculations first though.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                        Finnmarken north Tromsø strait this evening.

                        Finnmarken by DS Lyngen, on Flickr

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                          When we see the difference between the ships of Hurtigruten at night, Finnmarken always looks a whole lot bigger than the others... clearly, she is the biggest ship, but at night, it really shows her size well.

                          Probably my favourite ship.

                          Great image as always - appreciate you sharing 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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