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    I have read somewhere that the impressive polar bear skin which is decorating Lofotens reception area, has been stolen two or three times. This has happened in connection with yard stays through the years. I asked one of the mates about it when I visited the old lady in Molde last month. She confirmed it, but knew no details. Some souvenir!

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

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    • Sigve
      Sigve commented
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      Lucky You!

    • nari
      nari commented
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      I think so... this time I want to climb to the top of Mt Aksla at Aalesund - but my age might be a preventative....

    • Sigve
      Sigve commented
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      How can that be?

    Missed one!! Sort of sums up our visit to Lofoten this year.

    Cheers,

    Mark.

    www.pologlover.co.uk

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      Lofoten has the oldest diesel engine in continuous use on a passenger ship: http://www.maritime.no/nyheter/den-l...oren-i-verden/

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      • nari
        nari commented
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        When I visited the engine room on my last trip, I was impressed with the shiny "new" appearance of this engine.
        The engineers are very impressed with the life span of this Oslo- built beast - 51 years old! They appeared quite attached to the welfare of their engine.

      I have just received my documents for the October trip on Lofoten. I find that the cabin I had booked back in February is unavailable (A400) which I had last year, and I am now down in 200.
      This seems odd, that A400 was booked for me and then cancelled. The travel agent was rather nonplussed about it, but passed it off as an oh well...Does anyone know why this would be so? It sounds, on the surface, that my booked cabin was later given to someone Important? Or is that my cynicism rising?

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        Sounds strange when the booking had been already made... did you get any confirmation on the booking?

        My immediate thought is some kind of computer-related item.... booking sites not perfectly talking to eachother.

        But, I have no idea.
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        • nari
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          Thanks, pakarang. There was what I thought was confirmation in the initial itinerary; but in the final document, a change of cabin AND no going to Hjorundfjord which was in the first itinerary. I will ask my very obliging travel agent if she can find out from Hurtigruten tomorrow. More to inform me whether any booking can be taken for granted anymore.

        Hi Nari, Agree - this doesn't sound good at all. Which Oct voyage are you booked on? I'm on 31/10 dep and A400 is showing as available on Hurti UK website now - may be a suitable alternative if dates allow (though appreciate flights may be issue)
        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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        • nari
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          Thanks, richws. I am booked on Lofoten from 8/10/15 to 31/10/15. I am seeing my agent again and will ask her if A400 is actually available anymore, but don't like my chances. Changing flights I would not consider as they are always heavily booked. My initial reaction was probably over the top, but I have come to the conclusion that in the end, it doesn't matter too much - it is the ship and the country that counts. If I was 'pushed' out to allow someone else in - then that is definitely wrong, However - for now I will be philosophical about it.....hopefully.

        OK, so the cabins in A400-04 were fully booked since before January - so there must have been a misunderstanding somewhere between the previous agent, the current one and me. It appears that if you want one of the four in any season except the depths of winter - they have to be booked 12-18 months ahead.
        A bit awkward for planning a trip. Anyway, it all looks OK and I have settled down and accepted it.

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          MS Lofoten at 29.05.2015 in Kristiansund:











          Read the whole thread:
          http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...eferie-i-norge
          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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            Lofoten with new interior 31.05.2015 Trondheim-Rorvik.









            Read the whole thread:
            http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...eferie-i-norge
            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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              Does anyone have a picture or an opinion of Cabin 252 on MS Lofoten? Thanks

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              • Sigve
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                I can't find any cabin 252 on hurtigrutens Lofoten GA-plan. It's just not there. But in that part of the ship, ask Seagull, she is the one to have experience from cabins near the propeller shaft.

              Graham – I agree with Sigve – doesn’t seem to be a cabin 252.
              I haven't actually much experience of cabins on Lofoten, but lots of the longer days port-to-port on that ship over the years. Just checked, and I've stayed for a couple of nights only in cabins 122 and a night in nearby inside cabin 101 (I don't favour inside cabins, but it was only one night).

              I think Sigve your association of me and the propeller comes from Nordsternen 279. Again inside, but I have no problem with noise disturbance so not the best person to ask if that is an issue!

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                I agree. Look at the decksplan:



                Consequently it would have to be the cabin left of 250 on B-deck. I don't think, it is open for passengers now. I guess it is more used as storage room for laundry, cleaning things or similar.
                I liked to use the restroom at the opposite side at the laundry, because it was a "forgotten place" on a fully booked ship and alway top clean (as i would have been the only visitor). But man, what a noise there! I guess the cabins around there are not much better. For a good sleep in a D-category cabin, i recommend C-deck.
                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                • Tommi
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                  I had 102 once, and that was just terrific.

                Excuse the typo, I meant 251. So it will be noisy?

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                • Sigve
                  Sigve commented
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                  If the sound of an engine is like music to your ears, the aft cabins on Deck B is a good place to stay. And give the best regards to Nari from everybody on this friendly forum!

                • HARALD JARL
                  HARALD JARL commented
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                  Sigve - have you actually tried these cabins? LO doesn't have cabins as far aft and low down as NX. I've walked around the aft area to find the spot with the most engine sound (no real prop-sound), and it turned out to be around cabin 234. Alas, no real "propeller-suites" on LO it seems, but after departure I shall walk around the D-area before accepting a cabin. Heheh.

                • Sigve
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                  Slept there? Heaven forbid! When staying on Lofoten overnight, I have slept in quite other parts of the ship. The most silent place I ever slept was Cabin 302. But I have toured the ship, listening, and I can say that 234 would be good for you, since it's close to the engine room casing. And yes, the D-area as well.

                "Lofoten" south Tromsø strait last month.

                Best wishes from
                Bengt Domben

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                  "Lofoten" heading north from Tromsø.

                  Best wishes from
                  Bengt Domben

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                  • ombugge
                    ombugge commented
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                    Nice to see Bengt back on this forum. May it last, at least until the winter drive him south to warmer climes.

                  • Azimut
                    Azimut commented
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                    Thank's ombugge

                  • Ralf__
                    Ralf__ commented
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                    Similar to Vesteralen, there is only one place outside to watch the night: Bridge deck! Oh how do i love this sip!
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