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    Some not so recent images of old Lady L, hopefully not shared before:









    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      A few more for lovers and other fans of Lofoten:





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        I don't remember why all the flags were up but maybe someone else remembers... the date seems to be April 4th 2014...





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          Lofoten - again!

          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            I have just looked up future voyages for Lofoten and there are none for 2015 after February. Does anyone know what is happening to her?

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              According to the interactive sailing plan, Lofoten has her regular schedule all through 2015, with three departures every month. March 13 and 24, April 4, 15 and 26. And so on...
              I can't even see a gap for maintenance..

              http://www.hurtigruten.com/uk/Travel.../Sailing-plan/

              Regards; Sigve.
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              IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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                She's at Fiskarstrand at the moment which ties up with that schedule. Gives her an opportunity for some tender loving care whilst her sisters are all over the place due to Hurricane Ole!
                Cheers,

                Mark.

                www.pologlover.co.uk

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                  According to the above table, Lofoten will this year make 32 roundtrips Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen. Each round trip is 4200 km/2.268 nm (according to NRK minutt for minutt). That makes a total distance of unbelievable 134.000 kilometres! For 2015 only. And Lofoten entered her service in 1964. Start calculating!!

                  (The same sailing distance applies to all her younger sisters in the fleet as well).
                  Regards; Sigve.
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                  IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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                  • nari
                    nari commented
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                    Thanks, guys. I went to the Hurtigruten site and a few levels down I found that there were no "cruises" booked until Dec 2016.
                    Someone must have hit the bottle when that was entered........

                  • ombugge
                    ombugge commented
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                    The circumference of the earth at Equator is 21,600 n.miles.
                    2,268 x 32 = 72,576 n.miles./21,600 n.m. = 3.36 circumnavigations at Equator per year.
                    3.36 x 50 = 168 circumnavigations since new, or 3,628,800 n.miles sailed, so far.

                    Another curiosity is the number of port calls:
                    34 ports x 2 = 68 port calls per round trip x 32 round trips = 2,176 port calls/year x 50 = 108,800 port calls since new.
                    No wonder she has a few buckles here and there.

                    More statistics:
                    68 port call per round trip / 11 days = 6.18181818 port calls/day on average.

                    PS> Based on the assumption that she has operated 352 days/year for all the 50 years in service.

                  Quote: No wonder she has a few buckles here and there.
                  True, ombugge. She is quite entitled to have a whinge here and there about her mechanics - and facing Atlantic hurricanes.
                  If only we lasted as well....

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                    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                    I don't remember why all the flags were up but maybe someone else remembers... the date seems to be April 4th 2014...
                    We sailed with flags, because it was the 50th anniversary-cruise of MS Lofoten. So the pictures must have been taken on March 4th, 2014. It was a very sunny sailing through Trondheimsfjord, I can see myself on the Pictures ;-) Thank you for these memories!

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                      OK - that explains a lot! I must have numbered the shots incorrectly, and not noticed the error.

                      It was indeed a wonderful, sunny day - perfect for celebrating 50 incredible years in service, and still looking great!
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        M/S Lofoten becomes M/S Lofoten again, interesting:
                        http://www.nrk.no/mr/ms-lofoten-far-...964-1.12205683

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                        • nari
                          nari commented
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                          Any chance of a summary translation to English? Can't miss an article on the old lady.....thanks in advance.

                        A quick google translation shows that this is indeed something for you Nari. If you plan a Lofoten tour later this year, we will wave to you as you go north!
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                        MS Lofoten is going retro

                        The restored MS Lofoten is now ready for her first trip from Bergen on 19 February.

                        Hurtigruten ship MS Lofoten now gets back to the classic interiors from 1964 when the ship was new.

                        - As a rule, the guests we get aboard are enthusiasts who would like to travel with an old boat, says sailor Charles Vian.


                        Hurtigrutens old pride MS Lofoten is now at Fiskerstrand Yards in Sula. Here they do the job for tourists who want back the old girl, rather than travel with the new ships.

                        - There should be a nostalgic trip. We do not, like all the others, have a jacuzzi and pool. We are like the steamer was when she started, says Tor Erling Gärtner, hotel manager in Hurtigruten ASA.


                        First trip from Bergen

                        Hurtigrutens passengers are offered an exclusive journey.

                        - The crew will have an old style uniform. We have porcelain from the time, white dolls and white napkins. Coffee and tea weill be served, says Gärtner.

                        Still much remains before the work is completed. The newly restored MS Lofoten is ready for its first trip from Bergen on 19 February.

                        400 passengers have to fight about 150 beds and 87 cabins.

                        - We have mostly full occupancy throughout the year and it's pretty impressive. People will travel with us because this is the boat of all boats, says Gärtner.
                        Regards; Sigve.
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                        IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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                        • nari
                          nari commented
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                          Thanks a lot, Sigve! I was wondering why she was in hiding. So she is still doing the round voyage? Or cruising around remote spots for fishing?
                          That is important to me as I do plan to do another voyage, perhaps back to back - but the silver service idea was very offputting, as is the roaming about.
                          But I will see how I feel about it.
                          I am at present writing a long story with Lofoten as one of the primary "characters" in it. (I am always writing something with the idea of semi-fiction....

                        • Sigve
                          Sigve commented
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                          Why not a Svalbard cruise with Nordstjernen? She is older than Lofoten and more retro.

                          http://www.hurtigruten.com/uk/explor...--polar-bears/

                        Hmmm -one needs to get to Longyearben first and for only 6 days - not sure at all. But thank you for the suggestions, Sigve. Much to contemplate....

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                        Thank you so much, Sigve. Indeed a rather remarkable experience, and I will ponder seriously.

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