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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
  • Jim Whitlow 35 1 Eastern Caribbean

    The cruise was terrific. I was disappointed to have to pay extra for lobster, however. The Entertainment was a big plus for me. I was especially impressed by comic magician, Greg more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Janet Flores 49 2 Eastern Caribbean

    I was recently on the Norway which had the explosion on 5/25. I want to say that the cruise was wonderful until this unfortunate accident. But you should know that the cruise more

  • Jack Hayes 51 0 Eastern Caribbean

    My brother asked my wife and I and our family to join them on this cruise, so I guess we didn’t have a choice of cruise ships or locations. My brother took our mother. My sister age more

  • Brent Jones 50 5 Eastern Caribbean

    My partner and I arrived in Miami on Saturday afternoon after a pleasant American flight from Houston. Took a 30-minute cab to Beachcomber hotel in South Beach ($18 + tip). Hotel more

  • Shelley Holtmann 16 5 Eastern Caribbean

    Most people see an older ship advertised for a cruise vacation and are completely turned off because it does not have a classy nine-deck atrium or a sparkling white exterior. I had more

  • Marsha Kennedy 51 1 Eastern Caribbean

    My daughter and I were somewhat apprehensive about cruising on the Norway because of some of the negative reviews we read. However, we just decided that this was our first cruise, more

  • Helene Sell 31 1 Eastern Caribbean

    Well I have to say that this was the best vacation I have ever been on. I have to admit that I was a little concerned about the ship being so old, but she was beautiful. We did not want more

  • Larry Angell 41 1 Eastern Carribean

    I have finally returned home from one of the most disappointing vacation experiences in my life. I feel very, very strongly that you have a right to know how very sad, and more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Robert Long 46 5 Eastern Caribbean

    When I wrote this, I should have been on NCL’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay. Thanks to their ineptitude, I was not. For a brief history of this total fiasco, I had booked on more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Brian Lashchuk 23 17 Eastern Caribbean

    This was my 17th cruise and first on the Norway. When I went on this ship I knew it was old and I was not expecting much, but more

    1 users found this review helpful.
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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