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    #31
    Hmmm.. let's see. People say I have a good memory, but it seems to fade as I get older and older

    I signed on for my third contract on the Norway on April 15 2001 and we headed straight for Gran Cayman after a sea day. So it must have been Cayman on the 17th and Roatan on the 18th of April 2001. I'll double check with a calendar from that day.

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      #32
      Originally posted by ostafjells View Post
      Hmmm.. let's see. People say I have a good memory, but it seems to fade as I get older and older

      I signed on for my third contract on the Norway on April 15 2001 and we headed straight for Gran Cayman after a sea day. So it must have been Cayman on the 17th and Roatan on the 18th of April 2001. I'll double check with a calendar from that day.
      Thanks for checking up on it: you know me already, I work really hard at making the time line as complete as I possibly can.

      And for the fading memory: you are not alone...
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        #33
        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
        I also had (can't find it anymore) another favourite advertisement which ran in magazines in the 90's. It was a globe covered in a Norwegian flag.... The text read something like 'The world is covered in water, the waters are covered with Norwegians'....

        If I find it again, I'll be sure to post it again.
        With some searching, I found it.. I love this ad!

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          #34
          Strange seeing the former Norwegian Majesty of NCL in different colors in this recent image:

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            #35
            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
            Strange seeing the former Norwegian Majesty of NCL in different colors in this recent image:

            .....
            Do you remember when Norwegian Majesty was lengtened in January 1999?

            I signed off NCL for the very last time after the crossing to the yard, a crossing where we encountered a full storm and had to cancel a stop at Madeira because of the strong winds, and instead continue to Bremerhaven without the much needed fuel we were supposed to receive there. We arrived only with the fumes in the tanks....

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              #36
              New NCL brochure.... (not to confuse the members with the special Norwgian Epic thread)



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                #37
                In case anyone is looking to work for NCL in this EPIC time...:

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                  #38
                  there is a vacanie?? for a navigation officer,as where you on the norway,
                  oh wait you dont like ncl anymore,but who does.
                  best regards Thijs

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by janihudi View Post
                    there is a vacanie?? for a navigation officer,as where you on the norway,

                    oh wait you dont like ncl anymore,but who does.
                    I do indeed like NCL, but I do not like the long periods at sea anymore. Those months at sea, away from friends and family, are not so attractive anymore: especially for the kind of hours and pay cruise lines now offer.
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                      #40
                      I fear that almost all positions aboard a cruise ship now go to who will work for the lowest wages. I think the days of Europeans on the bridge is coming to an end.

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
                        I fear that almost all positions aboard a cruise ship now go to who will work for the lowest wages. I think the days of Europeans on the bridge is coming to an end.
                        The age of the Scandinavian bridge team I think is over, though it is still lucrative for Swedes to join cruise ships (as I understand). Norwegian officers on a cruise ship is a very rare breed, almost at the brink of extinction (with the exception of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines off course).

                        East Europeans and Mediterranean officers are now more common, as they can accept a much lover rate.

                        For me, it is no longer an option for many reasons. The major reason is that I do not want to stay on a ship for 3-5 months in a go, have to pay for personal e-mails, live in a cramped cabin out of a suitcase for week upon week. I do not like spending a long time away from home, and I therefore find the ferry on the Trondheim Fjord to suit be just about perfectly.

                        It would be interesting to hear from other former cruise officers and the reason why THEY decided to not continue in this trade anymore.
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                          #42
                          Norwegian Cruise Line has announced their intention to build two (yes, that is 2) brand new cruise ships from Meyer Werft, two 143.500 GRT ships...

                          Press Release: http://www.ncl.com/nclweb/pressroom/...Code=PR_102510

                          Norwegian To Build Two New Next Generation Freestyle Cruising Ships

                          MEYER WERFT to deliver ships in spring 2013 and 2014

                          Miami - Oct 25, 2010 ---

                          Following the successful launch of Norwegian Epic, the Company's largest and most innovative ship to date, Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it has reached an agreement with MEYER WERFT GMBH of Germany to build two new next generation Freestyle Cruising ships for delivery in spring 2013 and spring 2014, respectively. Each of the 143,500 gross ton vessels, the largest passenger/cruise ships to be built in Germany, will have approximately 4,000 passenger berths and a rich cabin mix. Additional details about each ship's new and exciting features will be released as construction progresses. The contract price for the two vessels is approximately ¬1.2 billion. The Company has committed financing in place from a syndicate of banks for export credit financing in connection with this project.

                          "We have always been focused on a disciplined approach to capacity growth. Our decision to add two new ships reflects the significant progress we have made in improving our operating performance and repositioning the Company over the last several years, as well as the strong market demand we are seeing for Norwegian Epic and our other ships," said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line's chief executive officer. "Building on the incredible success and popularity of Norwegian Epic, we are taking the best of what our newest ship has to offer, as well as drawing on our legacy of innovation in the cruise industry, in creating a new class of Freestyle Cruising vessel that is sure to provide our guests with the unparalleled freedom and flexibility they have come to expect on a Norwegian cruise."

                          "We are excited to be returning to MEYER WERFT and are confident that their rich ship building history and expertise will bring our vision to fruition," added Sheehan. MEYER WERFT, based in Papenburg, Germany, most recently built Norwegian's four Jewel-class ships  Norwegian Gem delivered in 2007, Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Jade delivered in 2006, and Norwegian Jewel delivered in 2005. These new vessels are the eighth and ninth that the Company will build with MEYER WERFT.

                          "Norwegian Cruise Line and MEYER WERFT have a long history of working together. We are thrilled to continue our partnership. Our teams work very well together and we are looking forward to building this new, exciting and innovative class of vessels," said Bernard Meyer, managing partner of MEYER WERFT. "In addition, the 21,000 employees of the yard and its supplier companies* involved in the construction of the ships appreciate the new project from one of our longstanding customers."

                          Norwegian Cruise Line pioneered the concept of Freestyle Cruising and currently offers guests the freedom and flexibility to enjoy their cruise vacation on their own terms, including multiple dining venues, relaxed attire, a variety of accommodations and world-class entertainment. The Company took Freestyle Cruising to the next level with the introduction of Norwegian Epic in June 2010. The 4,100 passenger vessel has been called the "entertainment ship" with a variety of shows and venues that trump land-based resorts like those found in Las Vegas. Headliners include Blue Man Group, Cirque Dreams" & Dinner, Legends in Concert, The Second City® Comedy Troupe, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos and Slam Allen Blues Band. In addition, the ship features Nickelodeon" at Sea as part of its wide-range of family offerings. Further innovations include the largest spa at sea, the first true ice bar at sea and The Studios, which are staterooms designed and priced for solo travelers, along with The Villas, the largest suite complex at sea.

                          "We are bringing this spirit of innovation to these two new build ships, as Norwegian continues to offer our guests new and exciting ways to enjoy their Freestyle Cruising vacation," said Sheehan.
                          *Source: Economic Research Institute of Lower Saxony, Hanover 2010

                          About Norwegian Cruise Line

                          Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 44-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which has revolutionized the industry by allowing guests more freedom and flexibility.

                          Today, Norwegian has 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea.

                          Norwegian's largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, debuting for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert, Second City® Comedy Troupe, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, Gibson Guitar, and Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids. Cirque Dreams & Dinner is also featured on board Norwegian Epic as the first show of its kind at sea under a big top.

                          High resolution, downloadable images are available at www.ncl.com/pressroom. For further information on Norwegian Cruise Line, visit www.ncl.com, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, watch us on YouTube, or contact us in the U.S. and Canada at 888- NCL-CRUISE (625-2784).

                          About MEYER WERFT GmbH Founded in 1795, Papenburg-based MEYER WERFT has been owned by the sixth generation of the Meyer family. This well-established company has approximately 2,500 employees. MEYER WERFT's extensive production program covers a wide range of ship types, from cruise ships, gas tankers, livestock carriers to car and passenger ferries. In order to stay successful in worldwide competition, production technology has been continuously improved and extended. Today, MEYER WERFT has the most modern production premises in the shipbuilding industry. For more information, go to www.meyerwerft.com.
                          Maasmondmaritime Newsletter:

                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                            #43
                            And this is how they'll look like:

                            http://www.vg.no/reise/artikkel.php?artid=10034177

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                              #44
                              from this angle it looks a zillion times better than the epic
                              best regards Thijs

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by ostafjells View Post
                                And this is how they'll look like:

                                http://www.vg.no/reise/artikkel.php?artid=10034177
                                What is the general opinion on this new ship?

                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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