Subscribe Now! Cruise Diva's FREE Newsletter

Make the most of your cruise vacation with 
information from

Discover the world of cruising

Get ready to cruise with Cruise Wear, Accessories, Luggage & More from
The Cruise Shop

 Cruising by the Book ~ Top Picks in 
Cruise Guidebooks

The favorite of serious cruise travelers:
Cruise Travel Magazine
Cruise Travel

Have a question or a review to submit?

Copyright © 1995-2001 
Linda Coffman


SS Norway
Norwegian Cruise Line

Built in 1962 -- 76,049 tons -- 2,026 passengers (double capacity)


Formerly the SS France, the SS Norway was purchased by NCL in 1980 and converted for Caribbean cruising in just under a year and at a cost of $150 million. 

SS Norway contains many original art deco touches from her days as a classic ocean liner, including the paneling and murals in the Windward Dining Room. 

“Dazzles,” SS Norway’s disco, was originally a semi-enclosed area with a swimming pool.  After removal of the pool, the space was filled with lights and transformed into a dance floor. 

The area SS Norway’s Sun Deck swimming pool now occupies was a protected courtyard (Patio Provençal) on the SS France.  On Fjord deck (opposite cabin F010) there is a passageway with portholes for underwater viewing. 

The “SS” in SS Norway stands for Steam Ship; her boilers heat water to steam and the steam turns the turbines, which turn the reduction gear, which turns the propellers. 

The SS Norway has four anchors—three forward and one aft.

The horizon can be seen approximately fifteen miles away from the bridge of SS Norway. 

The Sports Illustrated Café on board the SS Norway is a sports fans’ haven of memorabilia, as well as large screen televisions for watching live sports events. 

The SS Norway features a 6,000 square foot Roman Spa, which includes 16 treatment rooms, a sauna, aquacise pool, and Jacuzzi. 

The SS Norway has a 360-degree outdoor promenade for jogging or walking and full court basketball, volleyball, a golf driving net, and a 4,000 square foot Fitness Center with organized exercise classes. 

Le Bistro is SS Norway’s restaurant for elegant alternative dining. 

For chocolate lovers, the SS Norway serves Norwegian Cruise Lines’ signature “Chocoholic Buffet.” 

The SS Norway presents scaled-down versions of award-winning Broadway musicals in the Saga Theater, a real proscenium theater at sea.

Back to Norwegian Cruise Line

More Cruise Line Profiles

Norwegian Cruise Line Reviews