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  • pakarang
    started a topic ::: Lofoten :::

    ::: Lofoten :::

    Based on and a continuation of a thread from our old forum:

    http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=289

  • Ralf__
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    I still hope that the other ships will be delayed...maybe there ist a short period of prolongation. But thank you for sharing this. Especially as these are also the last pre-corona-pictures...

  • Clipper
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    Great photos, thanks. Klemmartind is particularly lovely with its covering of snow.

  • yvneac
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    Nice shots. Thanks for sharing. Lofoten nostalgy.

  • Kim Viktor
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    After I had been on M/S Spitsbergen to Svolvaer, my plan was to take M/S Lofoten back to Tromsö- But due to high winds she had to cancel. Instead we had to go on the excursion bus that came from Stamsund to the next port of call Stokmarknes (a trip for over 2 hours).




    My outside cabin, which was the only cabin left when I booked (a month ahead).


    Ohh I will miss her on the coastal route.




    The cabin corridors are quite hard to navigate now when they have been forced to close some of the watertights door.


    FInnsnes


    No visitors on the ship due to corona.




    The narrow starit at Gibostad.






    On our way into Straumfjorden.


    Klemmertind, 1047 meters over the sea.


    Arriving Tromsö.


    A last look in the bar.


    This may have been my last trip with Lofoten on this run. I will miss her so much and hope she will have a bright and long future.

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  • pakarang
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    The day when these ships no longer sail along the coast, it will be a very sad day for many.

    Especially when Lofoten is no more.

    Anyone heard any rumours as to what she will do after retirement from the coast?

    Soon... we will see them sporting their Christmas decorations as well.

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  • DS Lyngen
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    "Lofoten" northbound this evening from Tromsø.

    Lofoten north Tromsø strait by DS Lyngen, on Flickr

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  • pakarang
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    Wonderful to have her back again - she is the very last of the Hurtigruten vessels I have any special love for (of those still in service at our coast). The new ships no longer fascinate me, and are no longer interesting to me. It was the old generation ships I fell in love with.

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  • Seagull
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    Good news I can take more interest in the engineering problems when I know the Old Lady is back on track!

  • DS Lyngen
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    "Lofoten" arrived in Tromsø this morning after much trial sailing in the Saltfjorden south of Bodø yesterday.
    Then everything is fine with the regulator and she will sail south on route from Tromsø night to sunday.

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  • Seagull
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    Thank you as ever for informing us of things as they happen, and in this case especially it is of course concerning for all us friends of the traditional ships on this forum.

  • DS Lyngen
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    Trouble for "Lofoten"

    Since tuesday, October 01, we have had a problem with the machine, more specifically with a regulator.. This problem has proved a little more difficult to repair than we first thought, and now we have canceled our voyage Bodø-Kirkenes-Bodø, says Captain Eivind Lande onboard "Lofoten"

    We were a little optimistic earlier in the week and thought maybe we would get away on wednesday. Unfortunately it did not go, and now we are instead trying to resume our route southbound from Bodø night to monday, says Captain Eivind Lande.

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  • pakarang
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    Welcome back and happy reading! Glad to see you dropping by our relatively quiet home.

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  • Ralf__
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    Welcome back, Gestumblindi!
    Looking forward for further interesting posts.

  • Gestumblindi
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    Originally posted by pakarang View Post

    It took me a (short) while before I managed to spot the Lofoten, but I found it at last. It's probably a vision + age thing.
    Funnily enough, it was the opposite for me :-) - I immediately spotted the Lofoten in the image, and asked myself "and where is this AIDACara supposed to be?" until I saw her, white in front of snow :-) (and yes, hello everyone - I haven't visited the forum for a while and am now catching up reading what has been posted in the last months...)

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