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    Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

    NX and her precious cargo in a sunny Honningsvåg.

    Thanks as ever to www.nordkapp.tv from Radio Nordkapp.

    Last edited by PoloUK; August 25th, 2012, 11:15.
    Cheers,

    Mark.

    www.pologlover.co.uk

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      Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

      There has been som speculation about wether Nordstjernen would be seen on Svalbard next year also. At the presentation of the third quarter figures CEO Olav Fjell said that next year there will only be Fram at Svalbard. This due to the uncertain economic climate in Europe.

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        Sunday oktober 14, at 20:05, the documentary from Nordstjernens last trip aires on NRK1. It will be a 50 minute program.

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          Nordstjernen appearing in various media these days:

          http://www.fosna-folket.no/baater/article3270087.ece
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            Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
            Nordstjernen appearing in various media these days:

            http://www.fosna-folket.no/baater/article3270087.ece
            She does indeed, not all for the "right" reasons: http://www.bt.no/nyheter/lokalt/Kvin...tml?xtor=RSS-2

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              Here appears to be confirmation on her next assignment, hotel ship at CCB, Aagotnes:
              MS Nordstjernen kom til Bergen lørdag formiddag etter en cruisesesong på Svalbard. Kommunikasjonsdirektør i Hurtigruten, Ragnar Norum, sier til VG Nett at det kun skal ha vært ansatte om bord på skipet.
              - Båten skulle ha noen liggedøgn i Bergen, før den skal ut på et nytt charteroppdrag på Ågotnes som hotellskip, sier han.

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                Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                Skal tro om dette er en langvarig kontrakt?

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                  Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                  Originally posted by Skipskatta View Post
                  Skal tro om dette er en langvarig kontrakt?
                  45 days with a possibility for more.

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                    Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                    Originally posted by Polar View Post
                    45 days with a possibility for more.
                    Probably a rig in for some major overhaul at the service base at CCB. Anybody know???

                    PS> I see that Songa Trym is at Aagotnes at the moment: http://www.offshore.no/sak/34292_sik...ste_riggjobber
                    Last edited by ombugge; September 4th, 2012, 02:34. Reason: Add PS

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                      Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                      As I’ve explained in the thread Seagull away a while, I’m going to post an outline of Nordstjernen’s Svalbard to Bergen voyage here with photos of the ship along the route.

                      The great thing is we also have Linray’s photos of the voyage to look forward too. So to speed things up here while it is all still topical, I’m going to save the majority of my photos of the scenery and actual places visited to post in appropriate “places” threads later on.

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                        The voyage begins! – in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, 21st August 2012

                        There is something special about taking a long journey and having a dear familiar Hurtigruten ship waiting for you at the end of it.

                        Such first glimpses of Nordnorge and of Fram in Ushuaia still overwhelm my emotions in recollection. Less chaotically complicated than reaching Argentina, the journey from Scotland to Svalbard had still spread over two days and four flights! There would have been other ways to do it, but overnighting in London and having Hurtigruten do the rest had its advantages. After a Hurtigruten arranged night at the Spitsbergen Hotel and free time in Longyearbyen the following morning, a bus excursion would end right at the pier. Thus it was that my first sight of Nordstjernen was to be from an excursion vantage point, exactly how it had been on the Antarctica voyages.



                        A photo stop, up by the remains of the cable ways from the mining days.

                        As I step forward to take a view across the fjord I suddenly see her there below me. I had last set eyes on her in Bergen at the end of her final southbound voyage in the regular service. I’d cried leaving her then, and now the chill arctic wind was wiping the tears from my cheeks…. emotions at the same time both sad and happy.

                        I find myself saying to myself how beautiful she looks, how fresh the paint (that had been much needed back in March) still seemed after her Svalbard Summer. “How bright she looks, how bright she looks…” over and over again, while the rest of my feelings don’t quite manage to make it into words.
                        Last edited by Seagull; September 8th, 2012, 14:28.

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                          The tour continued to the other end of Longyearbyen, and the famous polar bear road sign –I manage to avoid giving anyone the almost obligatory photo-opportunity! Then back across town at the lower level this time, and we arrive at the pier.

                          There are crew to lift our luggage aboard, while we go up a deck to collect cards, cardkeys and documentation from a table in the hall rather than at the “normal” reception office.


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                            When I reached the top rung of the gangway, I turned to take this.

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                              Tasks!…taking luggage to the cabin, converting cards into cruise cards for spending on board, searching for ones allocated table reservation, and of course the safety drill. But let me concentrate on the cabin.

                              It’s Number 321, an A grade (= outside cabin with upper and lower bunks, and own shower, washbasin and toilet) on Deck B, port side forward.




                              Even before going to get the luggage, I insist on taking photos…after all it is never going to look neat like this again! My cabin-mate is my supposedly-separated-from husband D, which is saving me a fortune in single occupancy, but he has only been on Trollfjord and Fram, and I have had to put some effort into “training” him for the different experience of a traditional ship!

                              Needless to say I have the upper bunk, which remained in the “down” position subsequently I don’t seem to have a photo of it like that with the ladder in position. My regular readers will doubtless miss photos taken on nocturnal wanderings, as descending and dressing without disturbance was not an option, and D’s early nights somewhat reduced my socialising – we normally retired soon after dinner – but at least the couple of periods of rough seas occurred at night and thus didn’t trouble my cabin mate as feared!




                              I have to have D’s wide angle lens to show the view from the chair in the previous photo, looking the other way. The door on the right is to the toilet facilities.

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                                Here is my more familiar cabin-mate, patiently waiting for his Hurtigruten uniform to be unpacked!




                                He soon gets moved to make way for various equipment, GPS etc…



                                …and this is what the cabin looked like for the rest of the trip. OK, this is at its rest-of-trip tidiest actually.

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