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Old 11-20-2006, 07:22 AM
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Mette-Marit christening Fram

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Her Royal Highness Crown princess Mette-Marit will be the godmother of Hurtigrutens new explorer ship, MS Fram.
(Trieste 18.11.06) The pride of the Hurtigruten Group, MS Fram, was launched today in Trieste, Italy. Specially built for cruising in the Arctic and Antarctic by Fincantieri, the world’s largest supplier of cruise ships, MS Fram marks an important new path for the Hurtigruten Group.

Hurtigruten are proud and feel honoured that Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette Marit, has agreed to be the godmother of our new explorer ship, MS Fram. We look forward to the naming ceremony, which will take place in Oslo, 19 May 2007, says President and CEO, Henrik Andenaes.

In the summer of 2007 the Group will welcome aboard its first passengers on an explorer cruise to experience close up the wonders of Greenland. In due course this will be followed by Antartica.

MS Fram is named after Fridtjof Nansen’s polar ship, Fram, which can still claim to be the only ship that has sailed to the world’s northern-most and southern-most points. The choice of name highlights and strengthens the Hurtigruten Group’s position as one of the world’s leading providers of explorer cruises in Polar waters.

“Norway has a unique history of Polar exploration and the Hurtigruten itself, Norway’s coastal express, has a unique position as a tourist product both nationally and internationally. MS Fram follows in the wake of the great heroes of Polar exploration and enables us to offer a totally new experience to the expanding cruise market. The launch is an important milestone marking the way to MS Fram’s maiden explorer cruise in the summer of 2007,” says Henrik Andenæs, President and CEO of the Hurtigruten Group ASA. “We have already had a big rush of passengers who wish to sail with MS Fram on the first Greenland cruise leaving Reykjavik in Iceland on 27 May, 2007.”

114 metres long and 20 metres wide, MS Fram will have eight decks. There are 136 cabins furnished to a high standard, providing 318 beds. The ship also has good conference and meeting facilities. A specially equipped tender lobby makes expeditions to shore in Polar Circle boats both safe and comfortable. MS Fram also has a restaurant, bar, sauna, gym, Jacuzzi, passenger bridge and viewing lounge.

“We see strong growth in the explorer tourism market. Customers are often older, frequent travellers, financially secure and looking for genuine, back-to-nature experiences but without sacrificing comfort. So we are confident that many people will want to experience Greenland and the Antarctic on MS Fram,” maintains Andenæs proudly.

The Hurtigruten, Norway’s coastal express, has sailed the coast of Norway 365 days a year for the last 113 years carrying post, freight and passengers. It is this experience that makes the Hurtigruten Group an attractive provider of explorer cruises. The Group also offers cruises to Svalbard, the Antarctic and from Spring 2007, also to Greenland. It is just 1,362 kilometres from Siorapaluk in Greenland to the North Pole.

“It is difficult to get any closer to the North Pole, so we hope that this will be alluring for those looking for a somewhat different experience when they travel,” adds Andenæs.

Photo and article from launch will be available at www.hurtigruten.com - Monday 08:00am.
http://www.hurtigruten.com/en/defaul...1919&side_id=3


Today Haakon and Mette-Marit host a dinner for athletes (I suppose at Skaugum)

On wednesday Mette-Marit goes to Stavanger for a mental health conference on Schizofrenia http://www.schizofrenidagene.no/aktu...7&hmo=2&aid=14 (english)

Press release on her attendance in norwegian
http://www.schizofrenidagene.no/aktualitet.php?aid=15

local paper www.aftenbladet.no
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Old 01-07-2007, 02:46 PM
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I noticed that looking at those pictures from Rex that we were given a link for, MM's son from her previous relationship was named "Prince Marius....". Was that a faux-pas on their part or did I miss something?
You didn't miss anything.
Though Marius is treated as a member of the Royal Family, he is not officially member of the Norwegian Royal Family and does not have any title.
It was just a mistake.


Norway's Crown Princess Named Godmother of Norwegian Coastal Voyage's New Expedition Ship, MS Fram

NCV has announced that Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway has agreed to be godmother of the Norwegian Coastal Voyage (NCV) expedition ships.
Norwegian Coastal Voyage is proud and honored that Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway has agreed to be godmother of the line’s newest deluxe expedition ship, MS Fram.
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On Saturday Mette-Marit will be Godmother of Hurtigrutens new explorership Fram (which is also what King Haralds sailboats are called) Hurtigruten is very famous in NOrway and arranges beautiful cruises along the coast from Bergen and to the North. This new ship will also go to Greenland and is specialising on Polar cruises. Hurtigruten is arranging a huge event with some of Norways most famous artists at the Akershus dock to mark the christening May 19 13.00

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Mette-Marit christened the ship MS Fram today - in a lot of wind (picture in article): Mette Marit døpte skip i kraftig vind
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More from the christening, ANB via SIste
Døpte nye "Fram" - siste.no

the hair is a mess
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Døpte nye "Fram" - siste.no

the hair is a mess
It looked like it was very windy, so that answers the question to the hair though once in the boat it looked good, dont you think?I liked her coat, very well tailored, its a recycled. A hat or hair piece wouldve looked great but the wind isnt too friendly
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Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit Saturday baptized a ship in Oslo. The ship was baptized "Fram" and it will cruise in the Polar region. Shown around the ship, model of polar researcher Roald Amundsens "Fram II". Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / SCANPIX NORWAY(ANP)

Shown around the ship, model of polar researcher Roald Amundsens "Fram II".
Mette Marit
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Mette Marit & the captian
close up of Mette Marit/side view
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More from the christening, ANB via SIste
Døpte nye "Fram" - siste.no

the hair is a mess



What is she supposed to do when it's that windy? Any hat she would have worn would have blown off her head and her hair would have looked like that anyway. You can't control the weather.
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What is she supposed to do when it's that windy? Any hat she would have worn would have blown off her head and her hair would have looked like that anyway. You can't control the weather.
she could have done what she did back in 2004 when visitng another windy spot
http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/9127/sp5a9359yx3.jpg
Overall a little more effort on the presentation would not be to bad, Sonja always looks well groomed on every engagement, so should she.

Afterall, alot of people came to the christening, this was no low profile conference
http://img171.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_355lo.jpg
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And how do we know the wind wouldn't have destroyed her hairstyle, had she chosen to wear it up? Was it more or less windy that day than during that event in 2004? No one knows. She's human, the wind mussed her hair. I'm sure no one there cared that Mette-Marit's hair got whipped around because I'm willing to bet they were dealing with the same issues if they were standing there watching her.
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she could have done what she did back in 2004 when visitng another windy spot
http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/9127/sp5a9359yx3.jpg
Overall a little more effort on the presentation would not be to bad, Sonja always looks well groomed on every engagement, so should she.

Afterall, alot of people came to the christening, this was no low profile conference
http://img171.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_355lo.jpg
Actually I think it looked funny. I don't think the audience complained!
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I don't think you can actually say something about her hair. Yes it was a windy day, and yes she could've had her hair in a ponytail or something, but MM is just a regular person like all of us. She's not perfect and she's not supposed to be either. Anyway I think she looks great.
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