yes, it's a shame that the "Norway" is not going to return to the U.S. market. Having sailed on her both in the Caribbean and in Europe, I truly feel privileged to have experienced the very last true ocean liner. Neither "QE2" nor "QM2" can match the "France" as an ocean liner, and as the very frist "cruise super liner", the "Norway" was the prototype for today's huge cruise ships.
I understand that in her current condition she not not even be used as a hotel ship. She has an asbestos problem as the result of last May's deadly boiler explosion. This will have to be fixed before she can be used for anything.
There is still a slim chance she might resume cruise duties either in Asia or with a European cruise company, but these are very
slim, indeed. There have also been rumors that as a floating hotel she might end up in either Amsterdam or Singapore.
We will have to wait and see, I'm afraid.