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    The crew member on the bow was probably standing by to drop an anchor if she should drift close to any danger. Just a prudent precaution.

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      They almost lost their anchor, because of that they drifted for 10 minutes.

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        ...so wonderful pictures again. Wonderful light, wonderful mood and wonderful ship!
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          I'll be joining NX from Rørvik to Trondheim tonight!

          Hope for fair seas and quiet night on board.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
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            OOOOOOOHHH!!

            You lucky guy. I wish you a lot of fun, a safe ride and look forward to a lot of interesting pictures. There are still some srews left, which are not yet photographed.

            So all went well in Bodo? All is prepared for starting you regular job???
            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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              Thank you so much... she arrived very late, at 21:20 and made only a 10 minute stop.

              The cabin last night on board was almost like the Devil's Own Cave: really hot, sticky and very smelly. It was a three men cabin but I wonder how it would work with three persons taking a nap in that tiny room... couldn't sleep for more than a few minutes all night long, looking up at that fan on the wall, praying for a cold breeze.

              It is very evident everywhere on board, that this is an old ship, and that she is really warm during summer and cold during winter. All doors were however left open to get some kind of draft passing through the ship....

              You must be a nostalgic to fully appreciate such an old ship. This is not the ship for those of us with higher demands to quality and comfort.
              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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                Your are not strong enough for this ship.

                But I agree - in February 2001 I booked a roundtrip and I became ill because the temperature in my cabin was more than 30 degrees. You are wrong - it was not a hot summer, the temperature outside was -15°C
                Since this cruise I prefer MS Lofoten. MS Nordstjernen smells very old - I never had this feeling on Lofoten or Harald Jarl.

                I don't know the reason, but surely it is not the age - I know some older ships in better condition.

                What was the number of your cabin? I learnt this problem only exists near the end of the ship.

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                  Oh dear, I am so sorry to hear you had such a restless night pakarang, and I think it is unfortunately at a time when you should need some rest.

                  Originally posted by Eilun View Post
                  Since this cruise I prefer MS Lofoten. MS Nordstjernen smells very old - I never had this feeling on Lofoten or Harald Jarl.
                  It is certainly interesting to hear these accounts of the old ships. Actually my own experience is the opposite. Although Lofoten is the only hurtigrute I haven’t yet spent a night on – just a day passenger on each occasion – I was exploring the cabin corridors and found just being there was hot and sweaty-smelly, let alone inside a cabin. Whereas I never felt that around NX at all (including at exactly the same time of year, end-March, early-April). In fact I thought how nice and welcoming the corridors were, and I was very happy in my cabin for three nights. But it was cabin 215 which is midships so perhaps what Eilun found out about the ends is right.
                  Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                  ...This is not the ship for those of us with higher demands to quality and comfort.
                  . . . perhaps you got spoilt during those years on Crystal Symphony
                  Well, My top two favourite hurtigrutes are without doubt NX and TF, and now I am thinking TF is perhaps more the ship for you Captain!!

                  It will be interesting to see if I still feel the same about the two traditional ships after being on both of them in July. What does anyone else think? (... and I presume you have all kept a careful record of all your cabin numbers just like I have!!! ).

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                    You are right, Eilun. But i understand J-O, he has spend so many years on luxury cruisers, so this youth-hostel-standard on the old ships is not acceptable for him. I also understand that he is annoyed, if he can't find sleep.

                    We - of course - wouldn't have slept during this trip at all. We would have to stand outside !!!

                    But it must have been a cabin at deck A or B in the rear, category D. These cabins are at least quite noisy also on Lofoten, as i was told.
                    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                      Sorry you had a bad night when you needed rest, Jan-Olav. Guess an old ship don't have automatic temperature controls (thermostats)...

                      On my NX-trips I have experienced both too hot and too cold! All my cabins (type D outside) had individual small electrical heaters, and by turning the knob I could adjust the temperature. The numbers on the round knob were worn off, so I hailed the electrician to show me.

                      Only have had cabin on two of my LO-trips (type D inside), they had heating by fans above the door, the amount of air could be adjusted by a switch and that also to some extent regulated the temperature.

                      So, everyone, next time on Nordstjernen just get hold of the electrician or a deckhand to help out with the cabin temperature.

                      The noise in any cabin of those ships I have no problem with, as I ALWAYS carry earplugs to avoid noise anywheres (like when walking in cities or sleeping in hotels with traffic outside, etc). Highly recommended!

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                        It was cabin number 236... an inside cabin. I don't mind the noise either, I could sleep through that, but it was really hard laying down on the bed when the sweat crept down your back.

                        It could be not so much the heat, but more the stagnant air of the room maybe. Even with the fan at full blast, it just got hotter and hotter as the night progressed. I would have guessed the room was at a level around 32-34 degrees during the night, at an average: like a warm Bangkok night after an evening shower.

                        Oh, well, I could probably have gotten used to that as well... we humans are magnificent at adapting.
                        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 Seagull View Post
                          Although Lofoten is the only hurtigrute I haven’t yet spent a night on – just a day passenger on each occasion – I was exploring the cabin corridors and found just being there was hot and sweaty-smelly, let alone inside a cabin. Whereas I never felt that around NX at all (including at exactly the same time of year, end-March, early-April).
                          Which year? Maybe...
                          I was on Lofoten, end-March, early-April 2007.
                          There a water pipe in an inside cabin had been broken. One day a lot of water on the floor - the next days the air was very smelly around this cabin. Before we reached Bergen everything dried, some cabins got new carpets and it was okay.

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                            I have experienced the same. The cabin corridors of Lofoten and Nordstjernen are very hot. But on my voyage with Nordstjernen our cabin had a comfortable temperature.

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                              Originally posted by Eilun View Post
                              Which year? Maybe...
                              I was on Lofoten, end-March, early-April 2007.
                              No, it was2003 and 2006 when I was on Lofoten - similar time of year in both cases though.

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                                If there is som problem with the temperature in the cabins, you should tell that to some of the crew. We have to manually adjust the temperature at each sone. I will be onboard the Star from the 4th of june, as a motormann (Egine crew)

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