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      Looks like Things are beginning to work for me here now.
      If you can see the pics now please let me know.











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      • Linray
        Linray commented
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        Great photos!!

      • Tommi
        Tommi commented
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        Very nice! Even if I have seen other pictures on the net from the "oldernized" Lofoten, this forum kind of brings an extra touch to it.

      • Seagull
        Seagull commented
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        Looks good Helge! So delighted you sorted out how to post the photos. Yours are the first ones of the new-old Lofoten that I have had time to really look at.

      Thanks Linray and Tommi, i finally managed to get the pics uploaded. I pasted the IMG-code the wrong place.
      Ombugge: Thanks for helping me out! I now realised that i should paste the copied IMG-adress from Photobucket the same place that I write.


      New deck-boards have been laid on the bridge wings both sides, and it looked like exellent work.



      A pity that they cover it with ugly rubber mats, but i guess that security is more important.



      Fishing lines( in Norwegian: Juksa) that are going to be used by the passengers, another activity new within the Classic ship concept.



      New Exhaust pipes inside the funnel.









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        Looks like I have done a good thing here. Now we are waiting for Nari and her first post with a picture.

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        • nari
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          Wonderful photos, Helge. I like the funnel colours and posh menu but I do not like the bench seats in the cafe. Means one cannot get out without disturbing the other - if there is another, which is frequent. May have to find another place to write.

          Ombugge, I have a lot of opposition from my better half about playing around in the cloud. so don't hold your breath!!

        Lofoten enjoying a Finnmarken summer, 25th June this year. Cloud down to deck, about 6C. Wonderful!!



        Plenty of 'table reservation' going on in the saloon - not very welcoming looks from some of the clientelle for the 'coffee club' coming on board to enjoy lunch. The crew were wonderful and very welcoming though.



        Plenty of wonderful reminders of the past.



        Interesting flag lurking down there ...



        Good use of a deckchair whilst angle-grinding rust off something - not many takers for the chairs in this weather!



        Some considerable mountaineering was necessary to join and leave the ship - not much tide here, think the rain had filled the fjord up a bit!

        Cheers,

        Mark.

        www.pologlover.co.uk

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        • nari
          nari commented
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          Mark,
          Give me 6-8 degrees C any day any time,over 35C. Is Europe generally having a hot summer?

        • PoloUK
          PoloUK commented
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          Tommi: Too late, I'm showing a range of interesting cracks already!
          Nari: Not a generally hot summer, mostly quite cool, but much of northern Europe had a bit of a heat wave at the end of last week.

        • yvneac
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          Yes.And you know what? Too much is too much!

        I have read somewhere that the impressive polar bear skin which is decorating Lofotens reception area, has been stolen two or three times. This has happened in connection with yard stays through the years. I asked one of the mates about it when I visited the old lady in Molde last month. She confirmed it, but knew no details. Some souvenir!

        Regards; Sigve.
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        IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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        • Sigve
          Sigve commented
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          Lucky You!

        • nari
          nari commented
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          I think so... this time I want to climb to the top of Mt Aksla at Aalesund - but my age might be a preventative....

        • Sigve
          Sigve commented
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          How can that be?

        Missed one!! Sort of sums up our visit to Lofoten this year.

        Cheers,

        Mark.

        www.pologlover.co.uk

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          Lofoten has the oldest diesel engine in continuous use on a passenger ship: http://www.maritime.no/nyheter/den-l...oren-i-verden/

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          • nari
            nari commented
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            When I visited the engine room on my last trip, I was impressed with the shiny "new" appearance of this engine.
            The engineers are very impressed with the life span of this Oslo- built beast - 51 years old! They appeared quite attached to the welfare of their engine.

          I have just received my documents for the October trip on Lofoten. I find that the cabin I had booked back in February is unavailable (A400) which I had last year, and I am now down in 200.
          This seems odd, that A400 was booked for me and then cancelled. The travel agent was rather nonplussed about it, but passed it off as an oh well...Does anyone know why this would be so? It sounds, on the surface, that my booked cabin was later given to someone Important? Or is that my cynicism rising?

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            Sounds strange when the booking had been already made... did you get any confirmation on the booking?

            My immediate thought is some kind of computer-related item.... booking sites not perfectly talking to eachother.

            But, I have no idea.
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            • nari
              nari commented
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              Thanks, pakarang. There was what I thought was confirmation in the initial itinerary; but in the final document, a change of cabin AND no going to Hjorundfjord which was in the first itinerary. I will ask my very obliging travel agent if she can find out from Hurtigruten tomorrow. More to inform me whether any booking can be taken for granted anymore.

            Hi Nari, Agree - this doesn't sound good at all. Which Oct voyage are you booked on? I'm on 31/10 dep and A400 is showing as available on Hurti UK website now - may be a suitable alternative if dates allow (though appreciate flights may be issue)
            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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            • nari
              nari commented
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              Thanks, richws. I am booked on Lofoten from 8/10/15 to 31/10/15. I am seeing my agent again and will ask her if A400 is actually available anymore, but don't like my chances. Changing flights I would not consider as they are always heavily booked. My initial reaction was probably over the top, but I have come to the conclusion that in the end, it doesn't matter too much - it is the ship and the country that counts. If I was 'pushed' out to allow someone else in - then that is definitely wrong, However - for now I will be philosophical about it.....hopefully.

            OK, so the cabins in A400-04 were fully booked since before January - so there must have been a misunderstanding somewhere between the previous agent, the current one and me. It appears that if you want one of the four in any season except the depths of winter - they have to be booked 12-18 months ahead.
            A bit awkward for planning a trip. Anyway, it all looks OK and I have settled down and accepted it.

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              MS Lofoten at 29.05.2015 in Kristiansund:











              Read the whole thread:
              http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...eferie-i-norge
              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                Lofoten with new interior 31.05.2015 Trondheim-Rorvik.









                Read the whole thread:
                http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...eferie-i-norge
                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                  Does anyone have a picture or an opinion of Cabin 252 on MS Lofoten? Thanks

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                  • Sigve
                    Sigve commented
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                    I can't find any cabin 252 on hurtigrutens Lofoten GA-plan. It's just not there. But in that part of the ship, ask Seagull, she is the one to have experience from cabins near the propeller shaft.
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