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    Re: ::: Lofoten :::

    I like this picture, especially the light on Lofoten's silhouette!
    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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      I have booked to travel on MS Lofoten in February 2014, now as MS Nordstjernen is gone :-(. Does anyone have an update on the wifi provision? Thanks, Graeme

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        Originally posted by GraemeD View Post
        I have booked to travel on MS Lofoten in February 2014, now as MS Nordstjernen is gone :-(. Does anyone have an update on the wifi provision? Thanks, Graeme
        Don't know about the wifi (I think there was none when I last travelled on Lofoten in February 2011, but you're travelling three years later...); anyway I think that Hurtigruten in February can be very fascinating! Are you travelling the whole route Bergen-Kirkenes (or even Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen)? In 2011, I was very lucky... clear, cold, calm weather for the whole trip, and there is nothing more beautiful than snowy Raftsundet on a clear winter night under moon, stars, and northern light In 2006, the weather wasn't that good but a bit of rocking on the good old ship can also be fun

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          Originally posted by Gestumblindi View Post

          Don't know about the wifi (I think there was none when I last travelled on Lofoten in February 2011, but you're travelling three years later...); anyway I think that Hurtigruten in February can be very fascinating! Are you travelling the whole route Bergen-Kirkenes (or even Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen)? In 2011, I was very lucky... clear, cold, calm weather for the whole trip, and there is nothing more beautiful than snowy Raftsundet on a clear winter night under moon, stars, and northern light In 2006, the weather wasn't that good but a bit of rocking on the good old ship can also be fun
          Have you seen this older thread about Internet and phone connection. You might find it useful.

          http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...ection-onboard
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          • GraemeD
            GraemeD commented
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            I did see that - but I wanted to know if anyone had an update. I travelled on Nordstjernen in February 2012 and it was excellent so I am hoping for the same experience on Lofoten. I am doing Bergen-Kirkenes-Trondheim and then having a night in my favourite Norwegian city.

          • Seagull
            Seagull commented
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            Although I travelled Trondheim - Tromsø in June aboard Lofoten, I was ashore in these places for longer periods and so had a Norwegian sim card for my iPad. I just didn't think to check out what the wifi situation would have been on the ship otherwise. I really should have checked that out - sorry.

          • Ralf__
            Ralf__ commented
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            According to the German "Hurtigforum" Lofoten has no WiFi yet.

          Have they done something to the old lady?

          She looks so beautiful in that dusk feeling image- a really great shot me thinks.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            Greetings All.

            First post for ages - I haven't disappeared!

            Unusual Lofoten story here: http://www.newsinenglish.no/2013/10/...d-hurtigruten/

            I'm also interested in whether the "blue mast" in a permanent feature. If so certainly wont help with Nordlys photography next March
            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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            • Tommi
              Tommi commented
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              5 or 6 cabins have to be rebuilt due to that they are permanently destroyed by the fishy water.
              http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article8469055.ece
              I wonder if not "my" cabin 102 will be one of those?!? In that case: what a pity, it was a really cozy cabin.

            Originally posted by GraemeD View Post
            I have booked to travel on MS Lofoten in February 2014, now as MS Nordstjernen is gone :-(. Does anyone have an update on the wifi provision? Thanks, Graeme
            I traveled with MS Lofoten this past February, and there was still no wifi available to passengers. I asked the tour guide about it and he told me that it was in the planning but probably not in the near future. I wouldn't count on it for next February (but maybe you'll get lucky!).
            MS Lofoten April 2006, March 2012, Feb 2013. MS Polarlys Dec 2010. MS Fram Feb 2009, Sep 2011.
            Upcoming : MS Fram Dec 2013, MS Lofoten Sep 2014
            My travelblog : http://voyageterremer.blogspot.com. Hurtigruten, Antarctica, Svalbard, Norway (and other places...).

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              Thanks Sarnia :-), I don't mind either way...just good to know so as I can plan.

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                Dear all,
                it's now time for an exclusive world premier for my small movie about the pleasure of traveling with M/S Lofoten.
                Please enjoy the nice feeling of the sea wind in your face while standing on the outer decks as well as the warm cozy feeling of the interior. Please also ignore the fact that the movie doesn't have any kind of script at all, but I'm convinced that you will find it enjoyable anyway!


                Please view in HD and fullscreen, it's really worth it.

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                • Sigve
                  Sigve commented
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                  Very good Tommi! This is far better than the reality series they feed us on NRK!! This is reality!

                Seems I was the first to view your video - don't have an account at Youtube, so just commenting here
                As one familiar with travelling with MS Lofoten, I think you captured the mood very well, also I think some close-ups are really nice. What I miss a bit is just that we never see the ship as a whole in this video... so, if one who is not familiar with Lofoten is viewing the video, he might wonder "what's the overall external appearance of this ship, after all?" But the video has indeed a nice "travel feeling" and forward motion.

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                  YES I found that SO enjoyable Tommi!
                  Loved all the time you lingered around 'my' Deck A!, reflections in windows connecting inside and outside, blue hour and cosyness, the sense of the old days in the clever retreat from colour sweeping from lounge to stair and back. Oh and the music choice and the porthole to end with.

                  I understand Gestumblindi's point about "non-hurtigruters" missing a whole ship view though. On various recent trips such as the Fram cruise last May I'm gradually posting at the moment, I had consciously tried to take photos of the ship at every port of call. But even that is not the same as having some sea in between. I was thinking exactly these sort of thoughts just recently in connection with Serenissima. I am so glad now that I wasn't able to go on her first return to Norway, because I would have missed being in Trondheim and watching the tiny speck in the distance of the fjord getting closer and closer. (Can really appreciate that now I've a future cruise booked on her! )

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                    I really liked that video Tommi. Hurtigruten should use it in their marketing !

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                      Great as usual Tommi.
                      And what nice memories it reminds me!

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                        Thank you all for your comments - they are very appreciated after many hours of editing.
                        I completely agree that there should be some outside footage too, but that really should be captured from another ship, land or a helicopter. Naturally I kind of don't have that kind footage available for the moment. Instead I did put the focus on emphasizing the feeling about being on board.
                        I actually have some more footage available, but that didn't kind of fit into this little film, maybe I make something else of that later.

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                        • Sigve
                          Sigve commented
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                          Next time!

                        What a great video Tommi!!!!! You're a master! Better advert for LOFOTEN couldn't be found, could it? Thanks for these few minutes away from a stressful life my friend! :-)
                        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                        • Tommi
                          Tommi commented
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                          Thank you very much Svein. It's hard to be stressed on board Lofoten!
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