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    #61
    Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
    I think a lot of the passengers are preparing to leave the ship to get a beer or two in the pubs of Tromso.....
    Maybe you are right about that,Ralf. There is a short way to Vertshuset Skarven just a few meters away.
    Best wishes from
    Bengt Domben

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      #62
      "Lofoten" north from Tromsø this afternoon.A cold northern fresh breeze and temps outside is + 6.5 degrees celsius.Brrr... it's cold.

      Best wishes from
      Bengt Domben

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        #63
        The "old Lady" is always dressed up to handle our "warm" summer here up north. But the passengers....................
        They don`t seems to enjoy taking sun-bath on deck these days.

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          #64
          Originally posted by Asimut View Post
          "Lofoten" north from Tromsø this afternoon.
          At first glance this looks like an arena with the seats placed so people can sit and watch Lofoten(and the other Hurtigruten ships). On closer inspection the seats are actually flats- but perhaps the occupants also think they are in an arena watching the ships

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            #65
            Awww, wish I could have been there!!! Always seem to miss out on the best weather and sea conditions.

            'Gaelsail' - yes, 'Asimut' sure has got to have THE best view from his livingroom balcony...

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              #66
              "Lofoten" north from Tromsø this afternoon.



              Passengers relaxing in the sun chair and enjoying the life onboard.

              Best wishes from
              Bengt Domben

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                #67
                ...and see, there is even someone standing at my favourite place (after the bridge wing, off course): the upper sun deck near the webcam.
                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                  #68
                  Good day everyone! I have a question that i am sure will be easy to answer.

                  Is "Lofoten" the only 'older' style Hurtigruten ship left in service? And how much longer do you think she will stay in service?

                  I love the looks of these older Hurtigruten ships, and i think it will be a sad day when the last one of these vessels retires from service.

                  Near where i live in North Devon we have in service a ship that is built with similar lines to these older Hurtigruten ships. The M.S 'Oldenburg'. There is a thread about her in the old CV forums. Ralf described her as being a "mini-hurtigruten".

                  Old CV forum 'MS Oldenburg' thread.
                  Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                    #69
                    Originally posted by Steve.B View Post
                    Good day everyone! I have a question that i am sure will be easy to answer.
                    Is "Lofoten" the only 'older' style Hurtigruten ship left in service? And how much longer do you think she will stay in service?
                    Steve, there is also the traditional ship Nordstjernen (NX as you may see us refer to her). She has in recent years been deployed for tourist holidays in Svalbard. It was an unexpected change from this that has resulted in there being both the remaining traditional ships in regular route this summer – and for a number of years there hadn’t been either in the summer. (This is why I decided to go to Norway soon for my “extra” summer holiday instead of going down to Silverstone!!!!)

                    So enjoy the “sticky” Nordstjernen pages when you have the time, and you will find my own major compilation of photos of NX on the old forum:
                    http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/...=242&start=360

                    Just enjoyed looking back at M.S Oldenburg – thanks for reminding me of that.

                    Regarding how long the traditional ships might remain in service: All I can say is that maybe the next lot of SOLAS regulations could impact. However Lofoten has a sort of “floating listed building” status, if I may describe this in British terms! These ships have a huge following of faithful enthusiasts that wouldn’t consider taking a round trip holiday on newer ships.

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                      #70
                      Thanks for that Seagull, a very good reason to take an extra summer holiday! It will be a great shame if these vessels disappear from Norwegian waters. There will be a lot of sad people around if that ever happened. (I'm still sad about the loss of the 'Southsea' and the 'Brading' on the Portsmouth/Ryde service, and that was over twenty years ago!). I look forward to seeing some of the fantastic photos you will no doubt return from your trip with!

                      And thanks for pointing out the 'Nordstjernen' thread, I will indeed be looking through that.

                      Edit: I have started to look through the old thread, it will take me a long time to get through all of those pages! But I must say what stunning photos you have put on there Seagull - you have just given me a guided tour around this wonderful ship! She really is my kind of ship.
                      Last edited by Steve.B; June 9th, 2009, 02:56. Reason: Adding text
                      Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                        #71
                        ....aaah another lover of the traditional ships. I weren't aware that you did not look into these threads, Steve. I think you will have some pleasant hours coming "up to date".

                        Here are two further links to pages about the traditional Hurtigruten ships, one in Swedish, one in German. But the pictures and most information are understandable...

                        http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/hurtigruten.htm
                        http://www.norwegische-postschiffe.de/
                        ...here choose the button "Geschichte 1945 - 1988" on the bottom of the page and scroll to the particular ships on the left side at "Die Schiffe der Zeit"
                        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                          #72
                          Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                          ....aaah another lover of the traditional ships. I weren't aware that you did not look into these threads, Steve. I think you will have some pleasant hours coming "up to date".

                          Here are two further links to pages about the traditional Hurtigruten ships, one in Swedish, one in German. But the pictures and most information are understandable...
                          Oh yes, I will certainly spend some enjoyable hours going through these threads. I have been following some of the hurtigruten threads - mainly 'Fram', but i do love these older vessels. I like what i call 'cosy' ships, and these certainly fit that description. And thank you for the links you have provided, I will also enjoy looking through those!
                          Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                            #73
                            Nice snapshot of the Lofoten webcam this afternoon in Geiranger:

                            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                              #74
                              Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                              Nice snapshot of the Lofoten webcam this afternoon in Geiranger:

                              Great shot from webcam!
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                                #75
                                Those lips, those eyes...must be AIDA behind her.............

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