Norway has been sold

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#1
Westchester, NY
420 Posts
Joined May 2004
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
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#2
Strollin' down the avenue that's known as A1A, FL
11,632 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
So if they are credible, why not name the source?



Eleven cruises so far. Up next:
Carnival Valor 10/30/05 CC Group

Perhaps something else as well. Watch this space.

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#3
Westchester, NY
420 Posts
Joined May 2004
>>So if they are credible, why not name the source?<<

Nothing to hide, read and weep:

http://cruise-forums.com/forums/read...&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
#4
Westchester, NY
420 Posts
Joined May 2004
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
#5
New York, NY
21,021 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
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.
#6
Washington State
2,066 Posts
Joined Jul 2002
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.
#7
Manchester, VT
473 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
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.

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