I was totally shocked to read that, too. I was under the impression that the asbestos was a major, major issue with the ability of someone to rebuild the ship.
It just surprises me because of the ups and downs NCL has had as a corporation. They were so high up there in the early 80s, then they sunk alot of money in a project that went nowhere, remember the "Phoenix" deal? While RCI, Carnival and Princess were being realistic they wasted alot of time and money on something that never materialized.
I wish them well but I'm just very amazed. NCL used to be my favorite cruise line, I absolutely loved the Norway.