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    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Hurtigruten
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    Caribbean, Asia and Norwegian Fjords
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  1. Thank you for the update. There is a Press release in Norwegian language.
  2. My midnight sun MS Lofoten voyage in June this year was cancelled - hope I’ll be able to say farewell during 2021.
  3. After nearly six decades servicing the Norwegian coast, MS Lofoten is slated to leave the Hurtigruten fleet January 2021. More about the story.
  4. Midnatsol has a total capacity of 970 passengers when samling at the Norwegian Coastal route - but only 632 beds/bunks - less total number of cabins at Maud, hence less beds. Actually the specifications for Maud is saying 532 beds.
  5. I did include the link to MS Maud info in my post above - link to info. Promenade deck is till deck 6. First scheduled cruise is March 16 from Dover.
  6. MS Maud, previously MS Midnatsol is not yet launched. Renovation of MS Midnatsol is planende for beginning of next year - she will be equipped with battery packs and other green technology before being renamed MS Maud. MS Maud will be an expedition ship and not part of the Bergen to Kirkenes Coastel Voyage. Following the renovations she will have a capacity of 530 guests, as well as a number of new amenities and onboard venues. All public areas will be redesigned in a relaxed Scandinavian style. All cabins and suites will be completely refurbished, and new suites will be added
  7. Yes, the head office is in Tromsø. Just my limited understanding of English language. You can also try this e-mail: port2port@hurtigruten.com (same people answering) might be used less.
  8. I’m normally getting a response within two to three days when emailing booking@hurtigruten.com. Might take a bit longer due to COVID and the nature of your questions. Do not fully understand your question - please clarify.
  9. End May and beginning of June is my preferred time for the Norwegian fjords. Still snow in the mountains and lots of water in the rivers. The weather can be quite nice (unfortunately the opposite can also be the case). The days are also long which is necessary to enjoy the scenic sailings into the deep fjords that start early in the morning and end late in the evening. In June, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a mild 15°C (59°F) in May, to a comfortable 18 to 21°C (65 to 70°F). The average low-temperature is 10°C (50°F). A video from the first we
  10. For Bergen April is a chilly month. The average maximum temperature lies around 9°C (48°F) and the average minimum temperature in Bergen in April is 3°C (37.°F). Average hours of sun in April is it has 142 hours. In April an average of 114mm (4.5in) rain. (13 days). The maximum temperature in Flåm is a bit higher (12°C (54°F) - if you take the train into the mountains in Flåm you should expect snow and temperature at -2°C (28°F) - only 6 days with rain in Flåm. Weather in Oslo is similar to Flåm.
  11. Message to Oslo Stock Exchange (full release) As part of a structured reorganisation plan, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (“Norwegian” or the “Company”) has decided to initiate an examinership process in Ireland relating to its subsidiary Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI), its wholly-owned asset company Arctic Aviation Assets DAC (AAA) and some of AAA’s subsidiaries; NAS will also enter in and get protection of the Irish Examinership process as a related party. Norwegian has chosen an Irish process since its aircraft assets are held in Ireland. Norwegian has taken this decision in the
  12. That was in the early ‘90s. I flew a lot and had trouble using my air miles. I got a great cruise offer for air miles from my airline - 8 days Caribbean cruise with the world's largest cruise ship - Sovereign of the Seas from Miami. At that time, it was absolutely not common in Denmark to go on a cruise - it normally also involved a long flight those days. Since then, I have been on at least one annual cruise. Now also possible with cruises from Copenhagen.
  13. Where I have often experienced a change in itinerary, it has not yet happened to me in the Caribbean - but it can of course happen - you can experience changes in sailing schedule well before the cruise, but also while you are on a cruise due to weather or technical reasons. If you ask because you want to arrange private tours, make sure arrangements can be changed or cancelled - in general, tour organizers are used to handle changes.
  14. Tromsø and in particular Bergen are nice cities where you easily can see the city by food. Olden has the Briksdal glacier and Loen Skylifr viewpoint - shuttle busses should be available. Also a beautiful scenic sailing into Olden - you need to be up early in the morning. You need to find excursions for Lofoten and Honningsvåg - either ship or local tour provider. Rental car might also be an option but just be aware that no excursions or tours available at the pier at arrival. Lofoten Islands are very beautiful nature and Honningsvåg is North Cape. Lofoten is inside the
  15. Which cruise? Tromsk does not exist - do you mean Tromsø? Nordfjord is a district - most likely port is Olden. Also do you know which port at the islands of Lofoten? - please also time of year and how much time in port. Might be good with more details in order to provide recommendations.
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