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The SS Norway was registered in Oslo, given the call sign LITA (literally meaning "small"), and was re-christened on 14 April 1980. She was the first (and only) purpose-built transatlantic ocean liner that was remodeled to be employed exclusively in luxury cruise service. Her hull form, bow design, and accommodation layout had been designed specifically for the rigors of crossing the North Atlantic, year-round. In her remodeling for cruise service, she was given a more generous accommodation, as well as larger and more numerous public spaces for the cruise-type recreations. Mechanically, the four screw propulsion plant was reduced to two screws. And in a bid for economy, she was given a complete set of bow/stern thrusters to give her the flexibility she needed to bring her into harbor; and, to dock, without resort to the expensive pilot and tug (boat) operations that were standard procedure in the heyday of the trans-Atlantic express liners. When her re-fit was completed; and on her maiden call to Oslo, Senior Steward Wesley Samuels of Jamaica, in the presence of King Olav V, hoisted the United Nations flag as a sign of the ship's international crew.

She began her maiden voyage to Miami that same year, amidst speculation about her future in the cruise industry. The France had been built as an ocean liner: for speed; long, narrow, with a deep draft, as well as an array of cabin shapes and sizes designed in a compact manner more for purpose travel than languid cruising. But the Norway proved popular, and made the notion of the ship being a destination in itself credible. Her size, passenger capacity, and amenities revolutionized the cruise industry and started a building frenzy as competitors began to order larger ships.


This is the early version of the S.S. Norway without the extra two decks added to her sun deck and the extended lido deck
towards her stern.

Daylight Shipyards and I built both the S.S. France and the S.S. Norway. The S.S. France will be available to download from his account while the S.S. Norway will be available here. Enjoy.


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CreditDaylight ShipYard
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Chrisi_2006
06/11/2019 12:42 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster uwu
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I like the colours of the SS France more, but this ship looks great too.
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Titanic101
12/02/2016 10:46 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Engineer
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Maybe I will do this ship... If I get access to the plans.
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epicduck535
11/25/2016 2:30 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Soldier
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it looks great
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Wooouh
11/24/2016 10:03 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Lad
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Why don't you add the two top decks which were added during refit?
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Pan-Am Shipyard
11/24/2016 11:06 am
Level 39 : Artisan Architect
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In my opinion, they were a horrible addition to her. I understand that they needed more room to compete with the larger cruise liners of the time, but it really took away her lines and the look of a ocean liner like the S.S. France before her.
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Wooouh
11/24/2016 11:07 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Lad
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Well I actually like these they make it more modern.
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Pan-Am Shipyard
11/24/2016 1:21 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Architect
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I"ll see if I can make the refit version of the Norway in the near future.
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