Hi Kuki......We sailed on The Norway in 1998. We heard a rumor that she may be pulled from service on Dec. 21......actually changing from 7 day cruises to 5/2day.
When we heard the rumor we ran right out & booked a farewell cruise for Dec. 9-16.
The Norway is one of the best ships to enjoy if you want to truly have a "titanic" type experience. (And I don't mean a sinking experience!) She is so elegant & grand. Strolling down the promenade at night, close your eyes for a second--when you open them you can imagine what it feels like to walk down 5th avenue or take an evening stroll in Paris.
The service was impeccable, the staff friendly & knowledgable. There is plenty of places to go and enjoy a good cigar or pipe.
As far as the "free style" cruising goes.....I will wait to give an opinion until I have tried it out.
Beth & John (sailed The Triumph with you)