A luxuary passenger liner built in 1961 by
Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire, as the France for the
Her dimensions are 290,03x33,71x24,59 m and tonnage 66.348 GRT,
36.063 NRT, and 13.960 DWT.
Equipped with 16 steam turbines of togther 199.360 kW working on four shafts.
- Launched at the shipyard of Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St
Nazaire, for Compagnie Generale Maritime, Le Havre, for their trans-Atlantic
- 1974 October 8
- Laid up at Le Havre.
- 1977 October
- Sold to Saudi-Arabian interest to be used as a
floating hotel and restaurant off Jedda, but the plans were never
- Bought by the Norwegian Caribean Lines (Klosters Rederi
A/S) for a reported USD 18 millionand renamed Norway.
- Re-built as a cruise ship at Bremerhaven. New tonnage
70202 GRT and 38573 NRT.
- Sails for the Norwegian Cruise Line.
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