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    Ralf, I expected a question for the cabin number. It is a secret cabin - no number on the map.
    Pass the cabins 305-301 outside in direction to the bow and you will reach this suite.

    I think the old ships must keep on sailing. The feeling of being a piece of the ocean is not the same on the new ships. I hope they will find a new job outside Hurtigruten.
    The last years the other ships had a lot of trouble, too. If this is a reason to let them become a hotel, Hurtigruten cannot continue.

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      Yes, i remember! I was there and had a view through the window. Later i thought that was 304... But i remember an old ships plan where it was called owner suite. I don't know from where that plan was from...
      Last edited by Ralf__; June 21st, 2010, 17:24.
      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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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 she would make a very nice CV yacht. All we need is some serious money for a good refit.

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          A view to the window? Mostly this is a little bit difficult. The suite is on the A-deck, but it has portholes. Maybe it is possible from the garage in Ålesund when the ship is moored in the right position?

          Now I found an old plan from FFR

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            Once again

            Once again we see that the north- and soutbound switch positions in Trondheim:


            According to this timetable and to normal procedure, northbound Lofoten should dock in the inner position, and Nordkapp in the outer.
            But what we see is this:



            Southbound Nordkapp, having arrived first, takes the inner position, while northbound Lofoten, arriving later, takes the outer.
            I have not observed this many enough times to guess if it is a new, regular summer procedure, or if this is done to ease the docking of the old ships (which I think it is). I'm happy if somebody can help find out.

            PS: And not only that; afters first having docked with her nose first, Lofoten has turned around, like we have discussed earlier in this (?) thread...

            Last edited by Sigve; June 26th, 2010, 10:07.
            Regards; Sigve.
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              Having studied the AIS replay, Lofoten only goes stb side alongside to turn around with a spring/headline fast. This is a well known approach and a somewhat safer procedure than to back in when you don't have a bow thruster.

              My guess is that the ships are communicating with the port/each other before every call to agree upon docking location and that this can be different from time to time. But it's likely to believe that Lofoten would prefer the outermost position because of her manouvering capabilities.

              Their locations have no practical difference as the cargo are being handled from the same warehouse.

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                Having studied the AIS replay,
                How can you do that? And what AIS?
                Regards; Sigve.
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                  Originally posted by Sigve View Post
                  How can you do that? And what AIS?
                  At work Our AIS has a replay function.

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                    Originally posted by Eilun View Post
                    A view to the window? Mostly this is a little bit difficult. The suite is on the A-deck, but it has portholes. Maybe it is possible from the garage in Ålesund when the ship is moored in the right position?

                    Now I found an old plan from FFR
                    Superb! I remember that place, is it possible that there was a window in the door? If i knew at that time that i would become such a geek, i would have made a picture...
                    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                      Has she taken a beating on Stbd. quarter, or is it an optical illusion?

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                        Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                        Has she taken a beating on Stbd. quarter, or is it an optical illusion?
                        I think we noticed that a while back as well... or is it my vague memory?

                        Great images in the rain from Tromsø!
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                          From Svolvær havns webcam today

                          Lofoten calling Svolvær Friday July 2: (Wish we were there!)











                          (The Svolvær webcam updates every minute).
                          Regards; Sigve.
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                            MS Lofoten

                            Hi - Can anyone help me find reasonably accurate lines/plans of the current MS Lofoten? - I want full hull lines, not just the deck plans available on the Hurtigruten web site. Thanks - Lazybird

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                              Originally posted by Asimut
                              "Lofoten" on her way in to Tromsø harbour tonight.
                              And a grand sight she makes to! Thank you Asimut, always good to see these images of the old girl.
                              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                                Asimut, such a treat – Lofoten and pink-edged clouds all in the one photo

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