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Maritime Historian


Page Three


NCL – Star Cruises


SS Norway - Blue Lady

ex Trans Atlantic Liner, SS France


SS Norway, now named Blue Lady, is seen laid up in January 2006 off Port Klang Malaysia


Unless marked otherwise, photographs on the page are and taken by Raoul Fiebig of Das Ruderhaus


We now commence with a group of interior photographs that give us a glimpse of her beauty!


 Club Internationale


Sports Bar 


Library, Internet and Card Room


 Champs Elysees


 Windward Restaurant


Original mural from ss France in the Windward Restaurant 


Leeward Restaurant 


Saga Theatre


Artworks in a stairwell


 Stairwell mural


Norway departs Bremerhaven for Malaysia on 23 May 2005


Norway departs Bremerhaven for Malaysia. Star Cruises announced she would be used in Asia

Photograph by Raoul Fiebig of Das Ruderhaus


SS Blue Lady


 Now named Blue Lady, she is seen laid-up near Port Klang on April 14, 2006


Blue Lady seen Laid-up in Indian waters 3 June 2006


Much has happened from the moment she arrived in Malaysia both NCL and Star Cruises never had any intention of re-instating her, be it as a cruise ship or as a static casino hotel, as was reported by Star Cruises. They always intended to have her scrapped. By transferring her from Europe to Asia, Greenpeace and 12 other international organisation declared that Star cruises broke maritime law in relation to the asbestos laws, thus these organisation became actively involved, the result being that the Bangladeshi breaker returned the ship to Star, who resold her to Bridgend Sipping/Haryana Steel and Indian breaker. Later she was transferred to Priya Blue breakers yard and partially and illegally beached on August 15, 2006, and now she has been sadly scrapped!



Page One SS France

Page Two SS Norway

Page Three SS Norway – Blue Lady

Page Four Norway Deck Plan

Photo QE2 passes the Norway

Photo Photographer Don Tremain presents his experience and four photographs

Photo Tomas-Rosales shares his photographs of the Norway in Miami

Photo Michael and Lee Ann Pavlick honeymoon cruise in 2002

Photo Norway in BremerhavenPage Two

Photo Norway Departs Bremerhaven 23 May 2005

Photo A series of photographs of SS Blue Lady in Alang

Story Pauli Dangerousli describes his 1997 cruise on the SS Norway

Story “The Ship that Saved my Life” – The Karl Henrik Henriksen Story (2 pages)

Article “Surreal times on the SS France” by Patrick Jackson

Brochure This inaugural SS Norway brochure (1980) was provided by Mr. Michael Bobo


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