With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian


SS Norway

ex SS France – currently named Blue Lady


SS Norway seen at anchor

(Author’s collection)

On December 8, 2002, Michael and Lee Ann Pavlick departed Miami on the Norway for their Honeymoon and they were not only in love with each other but soon came to love the ship as she was obviously a great liner of yesteryear!

They occupied a Mini Suite located up on Fjord Deck portside. Upon boarding they were surprised that the room was so spacious and this page has some excellent shots of room F048. Then there is the photograph of a beautiful young bride, Lee Ann, who just who happened to be sailing on a delightfully old girl, the Norway. Michael and Lee Ann loved their accommodation as it had a separate bedroom, a cosy lounge with a L shaped four seater sofa, two comfy lounge chairs and a low coffee table. Although their view was restricted as their Mini Suite was located behind the aft lifeboat, they enjoyed the privacy of their spacious balcony being the perfect place for relaxation and a coffee.

Photographs on this page were taken (unless stated otherwise) by Michael and Lee Ann Pavlick


 The flag is still flying as we head out to sea


 The lounge was quite spacious and comfortable – looking port to aft


 The bedroom was nicely separated from the lounge – looking aft to starboard


 A fine old French Line poster decorated the wall, and yes that is Lee Ann’s teddy – looking aft


The room had more space than we could use – looking port to forward 


 The bedroom and a glimpse of the bathroom


 That’s Michael’s greatest love, Lee Ann looking happy indeed!


 The Lido is covered with those who love the sun on a perfect day!


Above Fjord deck (or Bridge deck) are the new decks that were added during Norway’s reconstruction. As these decks were taken well aft, they were able to add another sixteen rooms directly below, 14 with a balcony and 2 with a window. Michael and Lee Ann has the one far forward of this group on the portside, thus the view being obscured by the bow of lifeboat #21.

Photographs on this page were taken (unless stated otherwise) by Michael and Lee Ann Pavlick




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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