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    Originally posted by Tom McNikon View Post
    Lofoten arrived today from the maintenance in Denmark this morning and will resume
    the sailings in the Hurtigruten at 08 pm this evening

    .......
    That is GREAT news... and she does look fabulous. You are still the master when it comes to getting the ships perfectly attached to the memory stick!
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      Great images as always!!!
      It's nice that she will be sailing along our coast once again, and I wonder;
      How close to experience her "death" did we in fact get this time....???
      (I heared it was very hard to get the engine-parts needed).
      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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        Two recent shots of Lofoten:



        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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

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          There you see...., it's quite possible for a ship of that size to perform a bow spring turn (Even though the tention here is not that high, as she's backing).
          Nice images Jan-Olav, and glad you documented my question from the docking of "Happy Ranger" in the ship spotter thread.
          And one other detail I just discovered from your first image: those portholes in the white wall just below and to the right of the n in hurtigruten.
          Yes, they've most likly been there since her birth in 1964, but I've never noticed them before.

          Great that it's still possible to discover something new...?
          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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            Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
            And one other detail I just discovered from your first image: those portholes in the white wall just below and to the right of the n in hurtigruten.
            Yes, they've most likly been there since her birth in 1964, but I've never noticed them before.

            Great that it's still possible to discover something new...?

            Now you are surpricing me a little bit, Sterkoder. I thought a detail-freek like you, had noticed every single detail on EVERY ship a long time ago.

            But this is what I enjoy beeing a member on CVF. Even if we see this ships with our own eyes quite often. And even if we see tons of images here on CVF, we almost ALWAYS discover something new.

            I have a lot to learn of you detail-freaks

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              The light in Tromsø is magical, as well as the images which we receive from Bengt!

              A delight!

              One day, these images will be a historical record of the old generation.
              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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                very nicely shot Bengt - as usual and expected from you !
                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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                  Hi guys!
                  This is my first post here at CaptainsVoyage; a wonderful forum it seems!
                  I wonder if anyone of you has pictures of the Captains cabin on Lofoten? Besides; is there a 'shipowners cabin' (Rederlugar) on Lofoten? How does this look like?

                  Keep up the good work

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                    Originally posted by midnat View Post
                    Hi guys!
                    This is my first post here at CaptainsVoyage; a wonderful forum it seems!
                    I wonder if anyone of you has pictures of the Captains cabin on Lofoten? Besides; is there a 'shipowners cabin' (Rederlugar) on Lofoten? How does this look like?

                    Keep up the good work
                    Thank you so very much, and a very warm welcome on board with our friendly family. We all hope and pray that you will find a lot of interest within these pages and that you quickly will feel a part of this wonderful family!

                    Welcome on board!

                    I do not personally have any images of the Captains Cabin, but I wouldn't be surprised if anyone already has!
                    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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                      Captains cabin? No, I have never got an invitation.

                      Shipowners cabin? Maybe, I have some photos of a special cabin.

                      Bedroom



                      Living room



                      I have cut the porthole on the left side because I am not sure, if the "owners" would like to see their photo in the web.



                      My last journey on MS Lofoten is nearly three years ago, so it is possible there are changes.

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                        Beautiful, graceful Lofoten, what a relief after viewing Epic. This reminds me of my dear old you-know-who.
                        Ivy

                        "To thine own self be true.......
                        Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                          It's a great ship. At the moment I wonder, if there are pirates on board? Seems like they try to board MS Kong Harald.

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                            I think it's seriously time to think about replacing these veteran vessels from coastal service, and let them become a hotel/restaurant somewhere instead.

                            But, a great image: look at the heat escaping from the funnel.
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                              I think it's seriously time to think about replacing these veteran vessels from coastal service, and let them become a hotel/restaurant somewhere instead.
                              I think time and age are catching them up very fast now. But it would be a great shame if both of the last two vessels of this kind had only a static role ahead. I wonder how much business these two attract each year, not regular service customers, but customers that book their journeys purely because they want to travel on either of these two veterans? Maybe the first step in deciding their futures would be for management to do some research and studies on how viable these ships really are.

                              And thank you again to everyone for all the great images, will be a sad day when you are no longer able to catch them coming into port.
                              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                                I agree with you, Jan-Olav. Even among all these wonderful pictures made by Bengt this is outstanding. You can feel the dynamic attempt to catch back some part of her delay.

                                It is no point of discussion, that time passes by and these vessels are not competitive anymore. My question is, compared to a new build vessel, which percentage of that sum must be spend to renew her completely with modern equipment. I have the same opinion as Steve, the role of the old ships could be different in the future. Keep them in coastal service, but concentrate the freight on the larger and easier accessible ships. Create special roundtrips for enthusiasts, enlighten the history and nautic specialities of Hurtigruten. Let them rest for some weeks from time to time, replacing each other... I hope the company is aware where it comes from. These ships represent in size and configuration the character of the first 100 years of Hurtigruten between 1893 and the mid 1990ies. This is the base of the Hurtigruten-fascination and their message can - in my opinion - not be passed on completely by the new ships.

                                But again, congratulations, Bengt for this beautiful close up of "my" ship.

                                And Eilun - is that possibly cabin 500 or 501? Haven't seen some interior shots of this area before! Thank you for posting. I think, 304 is also a nice place to stay...
                                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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