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    Re: ::: Lofoten :::

    Thank you for the photos. Lofoten is still the same !
    I guess our member Sarnia was in Alesund too yesterday...

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      And finally some exterior on a cold but sunny day:

      Glass house:




      Cargo deck:


      A light at the lifeboat deck:


      Life boat deck:


      Door to the officers cabins:

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        Re: ::: Lofoten :::

        Originally posted by PanjiS View Post
        Thank you for the photos. Lofoten is still the same !
        I guess our member Sarnia was in Alesund too yesterday...
        I was there only for a little more than a hour,due to limited time. I did not see him(and i dont know how he looks like)maybe he was ashore, walking in the beautiful winter weather we have nowadays.I wish him a great voyage, i`m sure he will be satisfied.

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          Originally posted by HurtigruteHelge View Post


          This engine room telegraph(right?) is made by A.M.Liaaen, a former shipyard here in Ålesund.
          Thank you for these wonderful images of Lofoten! This is the manouver handle witch controls the pitch of the propeller directly from the bridge. The engine telegraph (not visible in this photo) is a communication tool between the bridge and the engine room and is also in use to let the engineers know when to be stand by. It can also be used for manouvering in case the manouver handle does not work. In that case, the engineers need to do the actual manouvering from the engine room based on orders from the bridge via the telegraph.

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            Re: ::: Lofoten ::: For the early bookers of "Special Cabins" - Initial D Cabin Prices for 2014

            UK 2014 Preview Brochure is available online & to order.

            Initial prices for D Cabins (not in brochure) are (£ per person):
            Double Occupancy--------Single Occupancy

            Jan-Mar/ 922-------------- 1383
            Nov-Dec

            Apr-May 1193------------- 2088

            Jun-Aug 1373------------- 2402

            Sep-Oct 1043------------- 1565

            Booking Agent also advised that Ambassador Discounts (5%) would be available for UK short voyages eg TOS-KKN-TOS & for flight inclusive packages covering the entire cost not just "voyage cost"
            Fair Winds & Weather,

            Richard

            TF 09/05; TF BGO-KKN-TOS/KH TOS-BGO 05/06(hit seamen's strike ); TF Xmas/New Year 12/06; MS 05/08; Lofoten 03/10; MS 03/11 TRD-KKN-BGO(broke ship ); MS 01/12 (Astronomy Voyage), LO 03/13 - changed to MS (Astronomy Voyage again!) as LO delayed after maintenance; LO 03/14 BGO-KKN-TRD

            Forthcoming: Lofoten 31/10/15 BGO-KKN-BGO

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              Delay in re-entering Service Sat 2nd March

              Scheduled Departure from Bergen tomorrow 02/03 delayed due to maintenance overrun? at Frederikshavn (Lofoten still there at 1730 Norwegian time today Friday).
              Info. from Hurtigruten: current planned departure 1400 Sunday 3rd & ship sailing direct to Trondheim.
              Looks from AIS that ship has left dry dock.
              Fair Winds & Weather,

              Richard

              TF 09/05; TF BGO-KKN-TOS/KH TOS-BGO 05/06(hit seamen's strike ); TF Xmas/New Year 12/06; MS 05/08; Lofoten 03/10; MS 03/11 TRD-KKN-BGO(broke ship ); MS 01/12 (Astronomy Voyage), LO 03/13 - changed to MS (Astronomy Voyage again!) as LO delayed after maintenance; LO 03/14 BGO-KKN-TRD

              Forthcoming: Lofoten 31/10/15 BGO-KKN-BGO

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                Re: Delay in re-entering Service Sat 2nd March

                Originally posted by richws View Post
                Scheduled Departure from Bergen tomorrow 02/03 delayed due to maintenance overrun? at Frederikshavn (Lofoten still there at 1730 Norwegian time today Friday).
                Info. from Hurtigruten: current planned departure 1400 Sunday 3rd & ship sailing direct to Trondheim.
                Looks from AIS that ship has left dry dock.
                Is that the trip you are supposed to be on?
                MS Lofoten April 2006, March 2012, Feb 2013. MS Polarlys Dec 2010. MS Fram Feb 2009, Sep 2011.
                Upcoming : MS Fram Dec 2013, MS Lofoten Sep 2014
                My travelblog : http://voyageterremer.blogspot.com. Hurtigruten, Antarctica, Svalbard, Norway (and other places...).

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                  Re: Delay in re-entering Service Sat 2nd March

                  Originally posted by Sarnia View Post
                  Is that the trip you are supposed to be on?
                  Yes, that's correct. Lofoten has now left Fredrikshavn bound to Bergen.
                  Departure from Bergen is preliminary changed to 10:00 on Sunday morning, all ports to Trondheim will be canceled.

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                    Re: ::: Lofoten :::

                    Goodness Richard and Tommi, this is “exciting” even before your trip starts!
                    Talking of Trondheim, it looks very wet and windy this morning, and both Trollfjord and Midnatsol are at Ila. (I was going to capture them on the webcam at Turistskipskaia but the visibility keeps deteriorating.)

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                      Re: Delay in re-entering Service Sat 2nd March

                      Originally posted by Sarnia View Post
                      Is that the trip you are supposed to be on?
                      Hi Sarnia,

                      Yes is, me & Tommi (from Trondheim). Am at Schiphol in transit at moment.
                      Hurtigruten have booked overnight hotel in Bergen. Weather looks intersting to say least (this is reason MS not coming S of Trondheim!

                      Well it isn't boring!
                      Fair Winds & Weather,

                      Richard

                      TF 09/05; TF BGO-KKN-TOS/KH TOS-BGO 05/06(hit seamen's strike ); TF Xmas/New Year 12/06; MS 05/08; Lofoten 03/10; MS 03/11 TRD-KKN-BGO(broke ship ); MS 01/12 (Astronomy Voyage), LO 03/13 - changed to MS (Astronomy Voyage again!) as LO delayed after maintenance; LO 03/14 BGO-KKN-TRD

                      Forthcoming: Lofoten 31/10/15 BGO-KKN-BGO

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                        Re: Delay in re-entering Service Sat 2nd March

                        Instead for double posting in my trip thread, I'll add some more documentary stuff here.

                        Anybody had cabin 102?


                        I can see a little uncompability with the cabin key.


                        It's actually not at all as uncomfortable as it looks.


                        Pretty quiet and enjoyable, at least by the 50's standards. And "real" ships beds too.


                        And a storage locker below your bed.
                        Last edited by Tommi; March 10th, 2013, 22:46.

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                          Signalling equipment.


                          And a loudspeaker for announcements. I never heard this being functional.


                          And a ventilation device. I don't think that the adjustement actually works. There were some words on board that some parts of the airconditioning was upgraded during the visit on dock last week. The first days tha cabin were a bit chilly (not cold) and the last day was quite warm.


                          Lamp details.
                          Last edited by Tommi; March 10th, 2013, 22:51.

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                            The deck 1 toilets are about camping standard. You can find some nicer lavatories on deck 2 and 3.


                            But they are actually "real" WC's.

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                              Cabin corridor, deck 2.


                              Escape route.


                              The entrance on deck 3.


                              And the famous ice bear. Note the coat hangers in the corners, a unique feature today on Hurtigruten.


                              And Mr. Bear himself.


                              Opposite view.
                              Last edited by Tommi; March 10th, 2013, 23:16.

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                                The Polar bear saloon.


                                I love the style of b/w 60's interior photographs.

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