Passenger Ships of Norway: SS France, SS Dronning Maud, SS Irma, SS Bar Y, SS Sanct Svithun, MS Louis Majesty, MS Bahamas Celebration, Balmoral Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781156561331

Published: August 15th 2011

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Passenger Ships of Norway: SS France, SS Dronning Maud, SS Irma, SS Bar Y, SS Sanct Svithun, MS Louis Majesty, MS Bahamas Celebration, Balmoral  by  Source Wikipedia

Passenger Ships of Norway: SS France, SS Dronning Maud, SS Irma, SS Bar Y, SS Sanct Svithun, MS Louis Majesty, MS Bahamas Celebration, Balmoral by Source Wikipedia
August 15th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 32 pages | ISBN: 9781156561331 | 8.35 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: SS France, SS Dronning Maud, SS Irma, SS Bar y, SS Sanct Svithun, MS Louis Majesty, MS BahamasMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 30. Chapters: SS France, SS Dronning Maud, SS Irma, SS Bar y, SS Sanct Svithun, MS Louis Majesty, MS Bahamas Celebration, Balmoral, SS Bergensfjord, MS Color Viking, MS Princess Seaways, Norwegian Dawn, MS Braemar, Norwegian Jewel, Restauration, Norwegian Star, MS Nordnorge, Norwegian Gem, SS Kristianiafjord, Norwegian Spirit, MS Nordlys, MS Nordkapp, MS Lofoten, MS Nordstjernen, SS Orkla, Skibladner, SS Trondhjemsfjord, MS Oslofjord, SS Stord I, SS Oster, SS Oslofjord.

Excerpt: SS France was a Compagnie G n rale Transatlantique (CGT, or French Line) ocean liner, constructed by the Chantiers de lAtlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, and put into service in February 1962. At the time of her construction in 1960 she was the longest passenger ship ever built, a record that remained unchallenged until the construction of the 345 meter RMS Queen Mary 2 in 2004. France was later purchased by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) in 1979, renamed SS Norway and underwent significant modifications that better suited her for cruising duties.

She was sold to be scrapped in 2006, and scrapping was completed in late 2008. SS France was the French Line flagship from 1961 to 1974, combining regular transatlantic crossings - six days and nights - with occasional winter cruises, as well as two world circumnavigations. As the SS Norway she was the flagship of the Norwegian Cruise Line from 1980 to approximately 2001.

Some, like ship historian John Maxtone-Graham, believe that France was purpose built to serve as both a liner and a cruise ship, stating: Once again, the company had cruise conversion in mind... for cruises, all baffle doors segregating staircases from taboo decks were opened to permit free circulation throughout the vessel.

However, others, such as ship historian William Miller, have asserted that France was the last purposely desi...



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