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    Graham – I agree with Sigve – doesn’t seem to be a cabin 252.
    I haven't actually much experience of cabins on Lofoten, but lots of the longer days port-to-port on that ship over the years. Just checked, and I've stayed for a couple of nights only in cabins 122 and a night in nearby inside cabin 101 (I don't favour inside cabins, but it was only one night).

    I think Sigve your association of me and the propeller comes from Nordsternen 279. Again inside, but I have no problem with noise disturbance so not the best person to ask if that is an issue!

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      I agree. Look at the decksplan:



      Consequently it would have to be the cabin left of 250 on B-deck. I don't think, it is open for passengers now. I guess it is more used as storage room for laundry, cleaning things or similar.
      I liked to use the restroom at the opposite side at the laundry, because it was a "forgotten place" on a fully booked ship and alway top clean (as i would have been the only visitor). But man, what a noise there! I guess the cabins around there are not much better. For a good sleep in a D-category cabin, i recommend C-deck.
      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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      • Tommi
        Tommi commented
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        I had 102 once, and that was just terrific.

      Excuse the typo, I meant 251. So it will be noisy?

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      • Sigve
        Sigve commented
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        If the sound of an engine is like music to your ears, the aft cabins on Deck B is a good place to stay. And give the best regards to Nari from everybody on this friendly forum!

      • HARALD JARL
        HARALD JARL commented
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        Sigve - have you actually tried these cabins? LO doesn't have cabins as far aft and low down as NX. I've walked around the aft area to find the spot with the most engine sound (no real prop-sound), and it turned out to be around cabin 234. Alas, no real "propeller-suites" on LO it seems, but after departure I shall walk around the D-area before accepting a cabin. Heheh.

      • Sigve
        Sigve commented
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        Slept there? Heaven forbid! When staying on Lofoten overnight, I have slept in quite other parts of the ship. The most silent place I ever slept was Cabin 302. But I have toured the ship, listening, and I can say that 234 would be good for you, since it's close to the engine room casing. And yes, the D-area as well.

      Same as Vesteralen. there is only one place to watch the night: Bridge deck! No disturbing lights there. Oh, how do i love this ship!
      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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        Seen from the bus while waiting on the ferry at Kyrkjebø



        Arriving Honningsvåg



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          Well, the Voyage has ended for me - I'm back in Oz following a back to back voyage of two round trips. Nobody on Lofoten had ever heard of such an audacious thing so I became a kind of trendsetting person by instigating such a thing. Every trip is so different - here the weather was fairly unkind with wind and rain but the ship was the same. What I noticed this time was less open friendliness amongst the passengers and more Americans than ever before who openly enjoyed everything that they came across.

          Evelyn, if you are reading this, thanks again for livening up the ship for a short while! I can easily recall your dreamy face as Lofoten methodically rolled on her way.

          Sterkoeder, while in Kristiansund, I gave you a wave in the direction of where Evelyn said your building was. I thought Kristiansund was a very pleasant town indeed.

          Haven't unpacked the camera yet so will do so. Sometime....

          Oh yes, an anecdotal comment from a German Team leader from the Finnmarken who visited Lofoten while the two ships were together. When he came aboard Lofoten he declared in a loud voice: Ahhh! This is a ship - I am on a BUS!!

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          • yvneac
            yvneac commented
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            Didn't read that before.
            It must have been a great experience

          • HARALD JARL
            HARALD JARL commented
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            Dear Nari, thanks to you I had a wonderful trip!!! It was soOO nice to meet you.
            Still recuperating after spending more energy than available (had to engage turbocharger).
            Rolling across Vestfjorden with swells from port was a dream come true. Will try to describe later.
            Next day sitting in the cafeteria and listen to stories from your childhood in the South Seas - wow.

          Oh, and while I think of it, another first for me: sleeping rough in a coffee place at LHR. I missed the flight home because of two existing boarding passes, one with Singapore clearly marked as a stopover and the other didn't. So somehow, the dates were different and neither BA nor I noted this.
          Anyway I walked the length of LHR (it took 20 minutes, in an underground tunnel, totally alone, yet felt quite safe). I saw a coffee house with two men already sleeping there on the curved couches. Used back pack as pillow - no problems. Excuse the non nautical rant but it felt a real achievement!!!

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          • HARALD JARL
            HARALD JARL commented
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            LHR is normally a bl**y pain, but what you had to go through is closer to a nightmare. Impressed by the way you handled it.
            BTW it reminded me of spending a night on a plastic bench in Nairobi airport in my younger days...

          • nari
            nari commented
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            When I noticed a comment from Harald Jarl I had no idea who was behind the name of a famous Hurtigruten vessel and then I twigged. I enjoyed meeting your friends, (especially the extremely handsome UBoat captain) and making the most of your short bivouac on Lofoten. Lucky we had a beam sea for you to enjoy!

          • HARALD JARL
            HARALD JARL commented
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            Actually I often go through these forums, reading old posts over and over again, especially those on the oldships that I grew up with.
            Today I finally summoned enough energy to open the camera and look at the pics from our trip. Awww, what a wonderful day that was!
            (Yes - the Uboat captain is such a nice guy, my niece sure got good taste in men.) Aha, so it's called BEAM SEA, thanks for inside-info...

          Wonderful image as always, but I have to admit I'm not completely sold on the blue-illuminated main mast yet.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            I completely agree with Tommi: these kinds of images are perfect and a feast for the eyes!

            Another "purr-fect" image from Tromsø!
            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 what I saw from Fjellstua yesterday:


              A closer look is warranted:








              The school of hard knocks has set it's marks:


              Cargo is carried, cum X-mas or not:

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                The decks were not exactly crowded in the freezing temperature of the day:






                Nor was there much activity here:





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                  Time to get inside:


                  The polar bear skin has been left alone:


                  As has this box:


                  Familiar places to many here on CVF:




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                    Thank you for these pictures Ombugge.A nice Xmas gift.

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                      Wonderful photos, ombugge. I even recognised Aalesund...I think? I must know just about every inch of this ship above the plimsoll...

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                        That latest shot of the LOFOTEN reminds me of the view I had during my childhood: this is what HURTIGRUTEN really is. This image is the essence of the Hurtigruten I used to love.
                        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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