Congratulations! I am sure you will really enjoy ship life and will probably stay on ships for many years.
Are there many Swedish people on ships? I have worked with and met many Norwegians, but not many Swedes.
No offense, but I know there is some competitive spirit between the two nations, and so it was a little unusual for them to hire Swedes.
Obviously, many cruise lines have Norwegian lineage - and yes, there is a difference! NCL, Royal Caribbean, Royal Viking, etc...