∞ LOFOTEN ∞
Registered Owner: Hurtigruten Group ASA - Norway - Operator: Hurtigruten
|Hurtigruten or Bergen Line or Norwegian Coastal Line. Well-known names for the combination of OVDS (Ofotens Dampskibsselskab and Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab) and TFDS ( Troms Fylkes Dampskibsselskab) Both companies merged in 2006. New company name Hurtigruten Group ASA|
|Is in operation on
the Coastal Voyage during the winter months and voyages around the
Svalbard Archipelago throughout the summer
The line is also introducing its new
Vintage Era Voyages in 2016, which takes place aboard the MS
Lofoten, the oldest ship in Hurtigruten’s fleet. Guests
will be taken “back in time”, as the vessel has been fully restored to
its 1960s vintage décor, offering several lounges, a separate panorama
deck, and “old style” dining menu served from silver platters. Guests
can join activities and excursions not available on regular coastal
sailings including fishing from the deck, trivia, auctions and a special
ice swimming excursion. Also, because the MS Lofoten is smaller
than other Hurtigruten ships, the vessel will visit all 34 ports on the
Classic Coastal Voyages route, as well as several other
ports. A lot of round trip
passengers have been sailing with her for decades. Her original main
engine is still in operation probably the longest running diesel
engine on a vessel in the world. Latest reports (2016) says the engine
has been running more than 300 000 hrs!
A lot of round trip passengers have been sailing with her for decades. Her original main engine is still in operation probably the longest running diesel engine on a vessel in the world. Latest reports (2016) says the engine has been running more than 300 000 hrs!
Entered service: 1964 - Refits: 1980/1985/2004 - Gross tonnage: 2.621 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 155 - All berths: 223 - Passenger decks: 4 - Length: 87,41 m. - Beam: 13,28 m. - Main propulsion : 1 diesel engine make B&W Type 7-cylinder 742 DM VT 2BF-90 built under license by Akers - total output 2.480 kW. - 1 Fixed pitch propeller - Service speed: 13 knots - Max. speed: 15 knots - Built: Aker Verft - Norway - Yard no. 547 - Classification: DNV/GL- Flag: Norway.
old color scheme.
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