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    OK - that explains a lot! I must have numbered the shots incorrectly, and not noticed the error.

    It was indeed a wonderful, sunny day - perfect for celebrating 50 incredible years in service, and still looking great!
    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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      M/S Lofoten becomes M/S Lofoten again, interesting:
      http://www.nrk.no/mr/ms-lofoten-far-...964-1.12205683

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      • nari
        nari commented
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        Any chance of a summary translation to English? Can't miss an article on the old lady.....thanks in advance.

      A quick google translation shows that this is indeed something for you Nari. If you plan a Lofoten tour later this year, we will wave to you as you go north!
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      MS Lofoten is going retro

      The restored MS Lofoten is now ready for her first trip from Bergen on 19 February.

      Hurtigruten ship MS Lofoten now gets back to the classic interiors from 1964 when the ship was new.

      - As a rule, the guests we get aboard are enthusiasts who would like to travel with an old boat, says sailor Charles Vian.


      Hurtigrutens old pride MS Lofoten is now at Fiskerstrand Yards in Sula. Here they do the job for tourists who want back the old girl, rather than travel with the new ships.

      - There should be a nostalgic trip. We do not, like all the others, have a jacuzzi and pool. We are like the steamer was when she started, says Tor Erling Gärtner, hotel manager in Hurtigruten ASA.


      First trip from Bergen

      Hurtigrutens passengers are offered an exclusive journey.

      - The crew will have an old style uniform. We have porcelain from the time, white dolls and white napkins. Coffee and tea weill be served, says Gärtner.

      Still much remains before the work is completed. The newly restored MS Lofoten is ready for its first trip from Bergen on 19 February.

      400 passengers have to fight about 150 beds and 87 cabins.

      - We have mostly full occupancy throughout the year and it's pretty impressive. People will travel with us because this is the boat of all boats, says Gärtner.
      Regards; Sigve.
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      IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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      • nari
        nari commented
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        Thanks a lot, Sigve! I was wondering why she was in hiding. So she is still doing the round voyage? Or cruising around remote spots for fishing?
        That is important to me as I do plan to do another voyage, perhaps back to back - but the silver service idea was very offputting, as is the roaming about.
        But I will see how I feel about it.
        I am at present writing a long story with Lofoten as one of the primary "characters" in it. (I am always writing something with the idea of semi-fiction....

      • Sigve
        Sigve commented
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        Why not a Svalbard cruise with Nordstjernen? She is older than Lofoten and more retro.

        http://www.hurtigruten.com/uk/explor...--polar-bears/

      Hmmm -one needs to get to Longyearben first and for only 6 days - not sure at all. But thank you for the suggestions, Sigve. Much to contemplate....

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      Thank you so much, Sigve. Indeed a rather remarkable experience, and I will ponder seriously.

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        This was a very pleasant surprise: the restoration of Lofoten back to her "original" decor and look.... and they are doing it all the way, by reintroducing the style of uniforms they had back then!

        If you go all the way, you will get a completely sell-able and very unique experience. I bet the ship will be full on many of it's annual sailings!
        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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          Look forward to seeing her when southbound 1. March in Kristiansund (if I have time).
          I mean, where else can we see a original boat from 1964 with all it's original (new made) interior, uniforms from the time periode and also china, table cloths, serving from that periode and more.
          Everything would've been perfect, hadn't it been for the funnel painting and logo ;-)

          http://www.nrk.no/mr/ms-lofoten-far-...964-1.12205683
          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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            Just confirming what we already know: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article10670506.ece

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              I will be testing out the "new" Lofoten in October with a back to back round voyage. I chose October for a number of reasons - cheaper than earlier, reasonably cold, (that is important) and enough daylight to see things for a longer time of day. As my delightful Swedish travel agent said with feeling: "26 days!! I am SO envious!) She had previously gone sailing in a yacht with her parents somewhere south of Kristiansund and loved every minute,

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              • Ralf__
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                That sounds great. I hope to give you some May/June pictures as teaser before.

              • Sigve
                Sigve commented
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                We will vawe to you as you sail by. And there will be horn music in every port....

              • nari
                nari commented
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                Horn music?
                You mean the unmistakable roar of Lofoten compared with the brassy squawks of the other ships?
                She really shows 'em who's the veteran boss.
                But aren't you a wee bit far away at Al?

                Ralf - I'd like a few teasers, despite the fact it is summer (I love Norway's cold, snow and ice) Sorry I did not comment before, I missed it.

              This will make it my 4th and 5th trip on Lofoten. Somebody said that is obsessive; maybe, but who's to judge?
              Ralf, any photos would be appreciated. When I get back I will try (the word is try) to upload from Flickr or similar.....
              if I lived in England, only 2 hours away, I'd go more often!

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                Looking on Trondheim webcam this morning and Lofoten has lost the ugly H and is back to being a ‘blå skip’ with VDS blue band.
                When she returned to route after refit she still had the Hurtigrute logo.
                Any chance of you photographers out there getting a picture?

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                • nari
                  nari commented
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                  Ah, I agree with the blue band being back. The 'H' was just too much. She looks more elegant now.

                I read the review of the Lofoten in the April Ships monthly (had to order it in, it does not exist in Canberra) and found it quite well written.
                Especially the bit at the end where her passengers checked out the other Hurtigruten ship in port and come back not wanting to go near the big ships. I found this on my three voyages as well - there is a great sense of personal preference amongst most of the pax on Lofoten.
                I am just hoping they have not ruined many of her attractive features (such as the wood panelling in various areas).

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                  Hi folks, a long time since i posted any pictures here, but this sunday 5. marts i was onboard Lofoten.
                  The day before they had just departed from Bergen with their new concept Classic Ship, and i was exited to see the modifications they had made to her.
                  First the funnel.

                  Looks great doesnt it?
                  Tomorrow i will display som more if the forum works that is.
                  Last edited by HurtigruteHelge; April 8th, 2015, 20:50.

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                  • nari
                    nari commented
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                    Hi HH,

                    Glad to read that you found Lofoten's facelift works well. Unfortunately the attachments did not open, (for me, anyway)
                    Am looking forward to the October double voyage but still a long time to wait.....

                  • ombugge
                    ombugge commented
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                    Welcome back Helge. Looks like you have been away too long and forgotten that attachments directly from your computer doesn't work here on CVF.
                    You have to go via an external storage source, such as Photobucket, Flicker etc. Looking forward to see Lofoten in her new "old" makeover.

                  Thinking of it I haven`t posted pictures since the new forum was launched, so i am a bit rusty. Shame on me for that.. A lot of new ways of doing things. As before i upload my Pictures from my photobucket account, but i have struggled a lot With copying the URL adress.. Now i was finally able to get the Pictures uploaded but why are they so small?? When i try to copy IMG i have the Message that the file is too big,so i copy IMG thumb.


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                  • ombugge
                    ombugge commented
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                    If you have the latest version of Photobucket all you have to do is clicking on the box after IMG below the thumbnail. That will highlight the URL Then you right click and copy. Now go to CVF and past the URL into the place you want the picture to appear.
                    Alternatively; click on the thumbnail picture and you get a larger version. On the right you'll get an IMG box. Just click on that and it automatically copy.

                    It doesn't matter if your picture is high definition, it will automatically be downsized to what the forum can take.

                  • nari
                    nari commented
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                    Thanks for the tips, ombugge. I might try and upload a few, needed some hints on how to do it. I am not technically savvy on anything very new with regard to computers.





                  I tried to downsize the pics to get them thru but i had to downsize to 400 to make them pass. Why? I thought 1024 was the limit?

                  Anyways , The cups and plates in the cafeteria was now with VDS-logo and a new menu and wine chart had been made.
                  The benches was brand new with leather.







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                  • nari
                    nari commented
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                    Hope it can be resolved, Helge. I'd like to see a preview of the changes.

                  • yvneac
                    yvneac commented
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                    Me too.Hope she kept her original spirit.
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