February 14: NCL have announced that the SS NORWAY, (ex FRANCE) will be sailing for their Orient Lines division. After a "final transatlantic" farewell crossing from Miami and New York to Glasgow, Dublin, Le Havre and Southampton last September, it was announced that the ship would in fact be refitted in Germany and return to Miami to resume her Eastern Caribbean service on December 23, 2001. The beloved liner will depart NCL on her final cruise on December 29, 2002 before moving to Orient Lines.
Orient Lines Deny NORWAY Coming Their Way
February 17: Orient Lines deny that SS NORWAY will be joining their fleet next year despite NCL staff announcing that she will leave NCL for Orient Lines following her last Caribbean cruise starting December 29, 2002.