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mikeymars
June 1st, 2004, 10:24 AM
On another cruise board (trust me, a credible one), I read that the Norway was put up for sale by NCL in April, and was purchased (by an unidentified party) in late May, for something in the range of $25 million.

Rumors have it that the buyer was either a French group that wants to permanently dock the ship somewhere in France (as a floating museum/hotel, ergo, another Queen Mary setup) or an "Asian" firm that wants to use it somewhere in the Far East for "gambling cruises."

French Line, S.S. France, Trans-Atlantic crossing, (NY to LeHarve, France) 7/65; the first voyage on a ship ever for a very excited 7 year old
Italian Line, S.S. Michelangelo, Trans-Atlantic crossing (Genoa, Italy to NY) 8/66
HAL, S.S. Rotterdam (V), Eastern Caribbean 8/77
Celebrity, Zenith, Bermuda, 7/97
Carnival, Inspiration, Southern Caribbean, New Years Millenium cruise, 12/99-0/00
Disney, Magic, Eastern Caribbean, 3/02

tef43
June 1st, 2004, 10:24 AM
So if they are credible, why not name the source?

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Eleven cruises so far. Up next:
Carnival Valor 10/30/05 CC Group
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Perhaps something else as well. Watch this space.

Dance like it hurts, love like you need money, and work when somebody's watching.

mikeymars
June 1st, 2004, 10:30 AM
>>So if they are credible, why not name the source?<<

Nothing to hide, read and weep:

http://cruise-forums.com/forums/read.php?f=16&i=9698&t=9698

French Line, S.S. France, Trans-Atlantic crossing, (NY to LeHarve, France) 7/65; the first voyage on a ship ever for a very excited 7 year old
Italian Line, S.S. Michelangelo, Trans-Atlantic crossing (Genoa, Italy to NY) 8/66
HAL, S.S. Rotterdam (V), Eastern Caribbean 8/77
Celebrity, Zenith, Bermuda, 7/97
Carnival, Inspiration, Southern Caribbean, New Years Millenium cruise, 12/99-0/00
Disney, Magic, Eastern Caribbean, 3/02

mikeymars
June 1st, 2004, 10:33 AM
More corroboration:

http://www.tug-barge.com/p508.htm

My cruise history:

French Line, S.S. France, Trans-Atlantic crossing, (NY to LeHarve, France) 7/65; the first voyage on a ship ever for a very excited 7 year old
Italian Line, S.S. Michelangelo, Trans-Atlantic crossing (Genoa, Italy to NY) 8/66
HAL, S.S. Rotterdam (V), Eastern Caribbean 8/77
Celebrity, Zenith, Bermuda, 7/97
Carnival, Inspiration, Southern Caribbean, New Years Millenium cruise, 12/99-0/00
Disney, Magic, Eastern Caribbean, 3/02

smeyer418
June 1st, 2004, 11:12 AM
I don't think anyone should weep. The chances of it coming back were very small anyway. It just couldn't meet the new solas requirements. t is amazing that it will be useable as a hotel somehere. At least she will be used as something somewhere. It could be moved around as a hotel where needed but steam engines are a dying breed for good reason-they are very dangerous.

zimmerjulie
June 1st, 2004, 11:24 AM
Yes, we had seen the ad posted here earlier, but I hadn't heard that there was a buyer. Good news!

The speculation about possibilities for her future life had included the "floating hotel" and "casino ship" scenarios, from shortly after the accident. Still the most likely, it looks like. I guess we will have to wait and see what comes of it.

Thanks for the update.

NJSKIandCRUISEGUY
June 2nd, 2004, 01:05 PM
It will be hard for me to forget her at least until April, 2006, since my NCL Mastercard has a pic of the Norway on it.

NCL Dawn 6/20/04
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NCL Dawn 10/04
RCI Voyager of the Seas 7/04
NCL Dawn 6/04
RCI Serenade of the Seas 9/03
Celebrity Galaxy 8/03
Celebrity Horizon 8/02
NCL Sea 7/02
DCL Magic 11/01
NCL Sea 6/01
DCL Magic 11/00
NCL Sky 11/99
NCL Dream 11/94
Home Lines Atlantic 8/88
Chandris Victoria 9/86 Home Lines Oceanic 6/83

When will they put a ski trail on a cruise ship?