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  • pakarang
    started a topic ::: Lofoten :::

    ::: Lofoten :::

    Based on and a continuation of a thread from our old forum:

    http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=289

  • pakarang
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    Absolutely wonderful image - so classy and timeless. Absolutely perfectly captured and processed.

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  • yvneac
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    Well, it seems that each country has its own way to discuss....In France we go on strike!!!!!

  • Ralf__
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    Please allow me here to state my impression of Norwegian mentality (maybe i am totally wrong):
    I noticed that it is common to draw very soon a worst case scenario in a discussion, so that the others are shocked in a way of "no, we wont let it to come that far" to find then a compromise. In Germany we are more polite and anticipate possible compromises in the beginning of a discussion in order to not offend the other party.
    So my expectation is that there will be a reasonable solution soon. We say: nothing is eaten as hot as it is cooked

  • PoloUK
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    Classic Azimut photography - brilliant.

    Re the earlier comments - and just in the interest of balance - yes, it will be terribly sad if the Gamle Dame has to retire, she's beautiful and very special - but my family, English and Norwegian sides, will both continue to hugely enjoy seeing, visiting, travelling on the Hurtigruter of all generations. We do each have our favourite ship for different reasons, but what's special for many of us is the Norwegian coast and the people in every port between Bergen and Kirkenes, not to mention the huge variety of people that travel on the ships. It would also be a shame to lose sight of the fact that for many of us the ships are a lifeline to the north, saving thousands of miles of road travel and keeping our families within reach.

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  • nari
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    I agree with the sentiments expressed above although for me her disappearance will mean no more coastal voyages (too many passengers) for me. If she is removed, maybe she could have another life somewhere but my concern is that she will lie in an Asian bay slowly rusting....but that may be too pessimistic. If she can go the way Harald Jarl did - good.

  • Azimut
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    Thank you for your comment,Tommi

  • Tommi
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    Perfect!

  • Azimut
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    "Lofoten" north Tromsø strait tonight with christmas lights on.








    Last edited by Azimut; December 6th, 2017, 19:20.

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  • nari
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    Thank you, Azimut for your good wishes for my 6th Lofoten trip. I will be avoiding LHR and flying to Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam and then across the pond to Bergen. with KLM operated by Etihad, it could be interesting, I hope.

  • pakarang
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    Saw that "news" as well.... and thought, waow, that is sad news to hear.

    And, Ralf says it so extremely well - she will be the end of all that was good about Hurtigruten.

    Actually, Ralf is putting all my thoughts into that perfect reply!

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  • Ralf__
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    Veery difficult speculations. If we all are honest, it today is an anachronism to see her on the regular route. With less passenger capacity, no today's style cargo competence, no entrance for fork lifters or cars. Just kept in life by the loving nostalgic people like us, and the specialities of a state contract and somehow protected by the national heritage authorities. So. Her end in regular service will come. That is for sure. But the time frame? Money will tell. If who ever will state a date, she will be fully booked until then. And maybe sail a couple of months more, as long as she will be booked. And i am convinced, she will survive in a Harald Jarl/Serenissma style. But it will mark the end of the most characterful and defining period of Hurtigruten, This period formed the name and the brand. She will be always the last part of the heart and soul of that what we know as Hurtigruten. And she will be followed up by something new and different. And we will decide, if we like it or not.

  • Azimut
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    This may mean the end of "Lofoten" as a hurtigrute from 2020...
    New requirements for universal design may cause the oldest hurtigrute ship "Lofoten" to be retired when the new tender period comes into force from 2020.
    Read this in an article in local newspaper iTromsø this afternoon.

    http://www.itromso.no/ntb/iriks/2017...s-15563216.ece
    Its only in Norwegian,but is easy to translate.




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  • Azimut
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    Thank you for the comment,nari
    Hope you get a wonderful travel with your favorite ship in january.

  • nari
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    Again, a wonderful night -time and almost surreal photo of my favourite ship. I will be on her for some Norway winter sailing from 23rd January. Still a long way off!!
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