The S/S Norway is the grande dame of the high seas. She was born into the grand era of ocean liners as the S/S France, one of the most beautiful and graceful vessels ever built and the last of the grand French cruise liners. Now, rechristened the S/S Norway and refurbished to her original splendor, she offers a cruise experience that can take you back to the golden era of grand passenger liners, a time when passengers expected, as a matter of course, impeccable service, meticulous attention to detail, and cuisine served with the flourish and grace of the finest restaurants in Europe.
Cross the threshold and you’ll discover the gracious ambiance of la belle epoque. Her ballrooms, public rooms and restaurants glow with lustrous woods, hand-laid mosaics, glittering brass and rich Art Deco murals.
But the S/S Norway also features everything in the way of contemporary luxury and comfort. There are fresh flowers everywhere. A chocolate on your pillow every night. Perfectly turned sheets. Here, your every wish is granted by a highly trained international crew and by Norwegian officers, famed not only for their seamanship, but for their intense dedication to excellence.
Her sports facilities are, perhaps, the most elaborate of any ship at sea, from a full-sized basketball court to a health club, two pools and two hot tubs. Her Roman Spa is a 6,000 square foot homage to health, fitness and physical indulgence. And the S/S Norway’s entertainment is as legendary as the ship, with a continual parade of singers, comedians and dancers, and even the full-scale Broadway production of Crazy For You.
For those who prefer dice to dance, her casino was christened The Monte Carlo with good reason. Stained glass, tuxedoed croupiers and classical architecture accents create a dazzling ambiance of European sophistication. And there’s quite a sophisticated array of gaming opportunities, too, including Caribbean Stud Poker, craps, roulette, 7 blackjack tables and 200 slot machines.
Come discover everything cruising was meant to be aboard this legendary vessel. What was once the cultural showpiece of a nation is now the flagship of the NCL fleet. The glory days of cruising are back.