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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

  • 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!!

  • Azimut
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    Thank you very much for the comment,Seagull

  • Seagull
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    I ♥ this a LOT. The blue mast so sharp and perfectly positioned despite the ship moving so fast. You are simply a genius

  • Azimut
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    "Lofoten" southbound tonight in to Tromsø.

    Last edited by Azimut; November 6th, 2017, 20:49.

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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by Azimut View Post
    "Lofoten" southbound to Tromsø last night.

    This is just ----- well, perfect is a word that seems to weak to describe the beauty of the image!

    I need you to give me a photo-course some day!

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  • Azimut
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    "Lofoten" southbound to Tromsø last night.

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  • Azimut
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    Thank you pakarang and Sterkoder
    Very grateful for the comments from you both.

  • Sterkoder
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    I make Oistein and Pakarangs words mine, no doubt. I'm very impressed. The nice thing is that we move into the dark season, and so can go out and practise..., to get up to your level.

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  • pakarang
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    I agree! You are the master of panning-photography! You nail it again and again!

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