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 Norway

Norway has been retired and is no longer in service

Originally built in 1962 as the S/S France, this ship was the pride of the Grande Nation until it was laid up in 1974. Purchased by Norwegian Cruise Line in 1979, the grand liner was turned into cruising's very first superliner by Germany's Lloyd Werft shipyard. The same shipyard further enlarged the ship in 1990 and last refurbished her in late 2001. In a horrible boiler explosion in 2003, the Norway is currently laid up awaiting repair. It is uncertain if she will again enter service or be scraped. Time will tell.

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 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Sandra McCormick 31 to 40 2nd Eastern Caribbean

    This was a spur of the moment booking.   I received a brochure in my mailbox at work from our travel agent listing 2 for 1 on NCL cruises.   My husband and I had been the Sunward...read more

  • Kristen P. 21 -35 First Cruise St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. John, NCL's private island

    Kristen P. We were a group of 7 high school and middle school teachers badly in a need for a break.   We were all virgin cruisers and looking forward to the...read more

  • Greg Hartman 44 5 Eastern Caribbean

    Cruise Line: NCL Sailing Date: February  2nd , 2003 I had read some reviews where people were very disappointed about their trip on the Norway. I must say that I didn't have...read more

  • Sandra Stickney 55 5 Eastern Caribbean

    Cruise Line: Norwegian Sailing Date: January 19th , 2003 We sailed on the SS Norway Jan. 19-26, 2003. We are in our mid 50's, college educated, blue collar. This was our fifth...read more

  • Marsha R. Young 54 6 Eastern Caribbean

    Cruise Line: Norwegian Sailing Date: November 17th , 2002 Overall, I would recommend this ship to most people. It was a good value "for the money". If you want to wallow in...read more

  • Carol Keller 53 yrs old 5 Eastern Caribbean

    Cruise Line: Norwegian Sailing Date: August 30th , 2002 In 2001 my husband and I were thinking of booking on the Norway, but decided to go elsewhere. I was so happy when...read more

  • Harry Johnston 46 to 55 6 to 10 Eastern Caribbean

    These words, spoken by the Norway’s long-time master in one of his sessions with passengers, could apply to any large cruise ship. But they are uniquely applicable to this ship, and...read more

  • Gregg & Marcia Over 50 5 Eastern Caribbean

    OUR CABIN We were eagerly looking forward to our cruise aboard the Norway. When we called our agent, he said the only way he would book us on the Norway was if we booked a suite. He told us...read more

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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Capacity (double occupancy):2032
  • Builder:Chantiers de l'Atlantique
  • Full Capacity:2370
  • Inaugurated:1962
  • Space Ratio:37.4 / 32.1
  • Gross Tonnage:76,049gt
  • Crew:920
  • Length:1,036 ft. / 316 m