SS Norway Documentary Trailer

(More info at www.ssnorwayoceanliner.com/doc ) This is a trailer of the documentary I am making about the last of the great 1000 foot ocean liners, The S/S Norway / S/S France. This ship has a story unlike any other. Built as a transatlantic liner and later beeing converted into a cruiseship the S/S Norway now rests on the beach in Alang, India. Here it is waiting to be dismanteled. This unique footage from onboard the ship in Alang will only be shown in this documentary. The documentary will be finished in 2008/2009. For more information about the documentary and if you are interested in getting you copy please visit www.ssnorwaypceanliner.com/doc

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Автор Wanda Fields ( назад)
We have life boat number nine, which has been turned into a houseboat.

Автор Sarah D. ( назад)
I wonder what they ended up doing with the furniture and decorations? I did
see someone was selling one of the SS Norway dining room chairs on eBay for
over $4,000 a piece.

Автор John Bator ( назад)
My first cruise was a Caribbean cruise on the Norway in 1982 when I was 12
years old. It was with my family, over Christmas and New Years. We were
supposed to go the year before, but when we got to Miami we found out the
cruise was canceled because of an engine room fire that cause some buckling
to one of the decks. I was devastated. We had been planning that cruise for
a year. When you're 11 years old, that is an eternity. But we went the next
year and had a great cruise. The ship was beautiful, and I've been
fascinated by cruise ships ever since. But the new behemoth floating hotels
aren't the same as those gorgeous old ocean liners, with their elegant
lines and stacks. So sad to see this beautiful old ship go to the scrap

Автор Inpri ( назад)
Ever since NCL uncrememouniously "dumped" the France'Norway, it has been
under a curse. All of its ships are ugly. Its service had been

Автор Claudine Lowry ( назад)
I was on the SS France on her last trip from le Havre to New York

Автор Bruce Robertson ( назад)
Ironic how all these beautiful majestic liners so adored for many years
meet such sordid tawdry ends in scrapyards becoming razor blades. Wonder
what the Quantum of the Seas fate will be in 2040

Автор oceanliners andshipsonline ( назад)
can I have one for free?

Автор david chitwood (1781 год назад)
the Norway. one of the grandest ladies of the sea. we miss you.

Автор Bruce Hamrick ( назад)
My first cruise was on the SS NORWAY 1 year after NFL had her in service. I
always fantasized being on a transatlantic cruise. I was on a 7 day eastern
itin. I actually saw under the upper deck pool. it was prefab and dropped
into a courtyard. the 1st class dining room was where we had our midnight
buffet which was every day. the grand staircase was amazing to make and
entrance. One day at sea we saw a stage presentation of My Fair Lady. Vic
Damone was our name entertainer. we had a real bathtub in our bathroom. I
took a bath one day just to feel the rocking. The meals were great. Our
dinner companions were an older actor from NewYork. His Mother was along
from Austria and was a defendant from royalty. We dressed nicely for dinner
every day. So many memories.

Автор DrumStick405 ( назад)
I was onboard when the boiler room exploded. I was young, but I remember it
was early in the morning when my family awoke to huge bang followed by the
captain saying "get to the upper decks, this is not a drill" or something
along the lines of that. It was really dark and we finally made it up to
where our group is supposed to meet in the event of an emergency. It was so
hot though and I was really thirsty and all I could have was this gross
carbonated water. I don't remember much after that, I don't think anything
significant happened after that... it was scary though that's fore sure.

Автор David Womacks ( назад)
I wish Norway has sunk on the way to the breakers. I can't believe NCL
scrapped this beauty and replaces it with the Epic

Автор CalFoxol moved to CalNightWing ( назад)
By the way this is ncl's flat they didn't pay for the damage now I hate ncl

Автор CalFoxol moved to CalNightWing ( назад)
When this ship was at the yard they saw ghost inside those were some ghost
from ss France from a storm and from boiler exploson now they have no home

Автор CalFoxol moved to CalNightWing (1784 года назад)
Jos and moy I think the upper decks are fine but the funnel completely blue
don't like it I like the funnels look when norway was first came out if the
upper decks weren't there she would be scraped sooner

Автор Parker Rabe ( назад)
They tows that ship from Miami to Germany , then to India, took 3 months

Автор Parker Rabe ( назад)
So sad, I'll never forget the family vacation we took on the Norway in 1980

Автор nintendoneil ( назад)
my wife and i spent a week on this beautiful ship 12 years ago...it was
wonderful....like being on an actual ship rather than a floating hotel like
you see now.

Автор TWTR4EVER ( назад)

We create such magnificent things, accomplishments that we use and discard
as symbols of profit and greed, never truly valuing its historical legacy
for generations to come, never placing them in their proper historical
chronological order of our evolution!
With that said, from day one, the "SS France" had big shoes to follow,
considering her predecessor the "SS Normandy", also not only a
technological wonder of its day but "floating Art Deco Palace" lost to the
ravishes of WW2, many speculate as Nazi sabotage in NYC Harbor!
I had the privilege of sailing the SS France as a child in a crossing from
Le Havre to NYC in the 1960's, and as an adult, in the SS Norway in a
cruise out of Miami in the 1990's. By then she was no longer a
"Transatlantic" but a Norwegian Cruise Line Fun Ship, two very different
stages of her service never losing her glamour, a legend in her own right!

Автор James Crawford ( назад)
Better to give the old girl a dignified end a the scrappers then to suffer
a horrible fate like the S.S. United States .... just left to rust away for
the past 45 years.

Автор Alexander Stensvold ( назад)
The last song i named? :)

Автор Kathy Williams ( назад)
I had the experience of voyaging on her in 1987 from Florida to St Martin,
St Lucia and back. Loved loved Loved it!

Автор g1a1r1y3 ( назад)
Aside from the irreverent tone, I am with you on the last sentence. Saving
liners, affordable housing, etc- it is like the economics never matter
until the advocates of such things have to be the one to foot the bill. At
least her demolition provided jobs and her pieces are now being recycled to
continued uses. I did get to see Norway leave port when I was a kid. I will
never forget that experience. Man she was a beauty!

Автор Олег Галкин ( назад)
печальное зрелище

Автор CaraBrimleyRules ( назад)
@edcokmful It was broken up in 2008 because it was a rusty old heap of
scrap with a blown engine & too expensive to refit to the new standards.
Besides, people expect a different package with cruises nowadays. Outside
balconies for example. Basically ships are designed to last 20-30 years and
this one was nearly 50 years old... built for crossing the Atlantic in a
different era. It's all very well people saying it could be saved but would
they pay for it and guarantee the passengers to fill it?

Автор Ashwin Raphael ( назад)
can anyone tell me why the fuck are they demoliting it?

Автор yooperlooper ( назад)
I sailed on her 4 times in the 1990's - stopped cruising all together after
the explosionbecause I never wanted to go on another ship. Now seeing this
is so sad. I could just picture us on her cruises having fun in all these
(now) lonely places. Kindof creepy. I'd sure like to get that documentary -
and wish I had more souvenirs

Автор transat24 (451 год назад)
I have looking the video and I like so much this ship , on the video I like
the song , it's spanish or italian, it's possible for to know the title of
song please? 

Автор werksdesign ( назад)
@mechwarrior58 ... you are so on target about the corporate greed killing
this majestic lady.

Автор eivber15 ( назад)
where is the boat now 

Автор Abricialio ( назад)
Ahw man, she was too beautiful too scrap!!

Автор grantgalea ( назад)
The most beautiful liner ever !

Автор brotmann86 ( назад)
i hoped shed become a hotel or something could believe they scraped her

Автор 5trucker ( назад)
what happened to her for them to scrap her cause it looks like shes in
realy good shape 

Автор itisian ( назад)
i can't beleive how it was just LEFT like.. basically just parked there and
just gone. furniture, drapes, everything! still there. like.. why? how? and
how can they just waist that. such a beautiful ship gone to waist.

Автор lucius1976 ( назад)
@haywoodbadman10 Gold. All the other will be worthless crap sooner rather
then later

Автор Zara Schumacher ( назад)
@Sooksawaspakdee961 hahahahaha, why would anyone waste money on music /
vids / games or anything else .... This is why the internet exists ...

Автор thehoff1982 ( назад)
we must save the ss united states!!!

Автор Hermenejildo Z ( назад)
She was one of a kind and she'll be sorely missed. So many good memories
onboard. She singlehandedly changed the cruise industry and made Norwegian
Cruise Lines into a success. Then they were bought out by the Genting
casino group and instead of preserving her like QE2, they neglected
maintenance until she LITERALLY blew up. For the 7 dead crew, and for what
they did to this ship, without which the company wouldn't even be viable, I
will NEVER sail with NCL again as long as I live.

Автор mmmbad (518 лет назад)
She was a beautiful, classy lady who gave me many happy memories. I went on
a jazz cruise with my parents in 1985 and saw Mel Torme, Dizzy Gillespie
and Cab Calloway perform. It was awesome! I wish I could do it all over

Автор cwanxton ( назад)
Anyway, our "pot luck" roommate was a guy named Eugen Hepper. Tom and I
walked in to the room the afternoon of Day 2, and Eugen had already met
this hot chick and was banging away on the top bunk. We never saw him again
after that, so I think Eugen had a good cruise. For talent night, I put on
a bunch of pancake and did Michael Jackson, complete with a butane hose to
my wig, rigged for flaming, a la the recent Pepsi commercial. I think I won
the talent show and got a bottle of champagne.

Автор cwanxton ( назад)
First and last time was around 1985 for 7 days. Captain was a guy named
Haugen. Our waiter was Trevor Pink from Jamaica. Entertainment headliner
was Vic Damone. The water was too choppy to tender to the goofy private
island (Coco Cay?), but we did make it off in St. Thomas and maybe one
other port. My buddy and I from college took a "pot luck" room on the
Dolphin Deck to save money.

Автор Ken Nix ( назад)
sad, just a sad sight .

Автор Joy van den Berg ( назад)
yeah, those added decks really ruined her profile...but still she remained
beautiful compared to all those modern ships. But it's a shame they added
those, she looked so much better without

Автор Gandalf4568 ( назад)
Thank you very, very much !!! I'm not stupid, I did know that the second
song was live from the ship...

Автор apejens44 ( назад)
Humans have a way of killing all beauty, whether it is a ship, a place, or
indeed, other humans. God, I hate the Star Cruises fuckers who killed this
classic. Fucking Malaysian cunts.

Автор kalle kula ( назад)
I worked as a welder on that ship, just a pice of crap,truly! the outside
was very nice but the inside was a joke.

Автор Melody Laughlin (Desire Night) ( назад)
My husband and I were on this ship in 2001 for our first cruise. We both
fell in love with the ship, and were saddened when it was decommissioned
after the engine explosion. Watching this video first gave me the shivers
hearing Hot Hot Hot for it played as we pulled out of Miami, and then to
tears seeing the ship that was such a beauty now in shambles.

Автор mechwarrior58 ( назад)
Oceanos by Josh Groban

Автор greenseaships ( назад)
@ Gandalf- The first song is by a band called Windham Hill. Don't know the
song title. That's all I know.

Автор Gandalf4568 ( назад)
What is the first song and last song ?

Автор mechwarrior58 ( назад)
Whats the title of the first song in the video?

Автор Kalminar ( назад)
i remember i was on it in 1998... eight years old.. was great!. sa what it
has become

Автор Hans-Martin Erlandsen ( назад)
What is the first song?

Автор tomterahedrob ( назад)
100s even thousnds of years from now future humans will wonder how we
humans were so stupid and lacking in imagination to scrap such grand
ships,pieces of great art and engineering.

Автор agrundstromer ( назад)
what happened to this ship?

Автор agrundstromer ( назад)
what happed to this ship?

Автор PackardGuy ( назад)
Back in 1989 and 1990 I spent two weeks as an entertainer on the Norway.
Absolutely the most beautiful ship in the world. The theater, while
originally designed for movies, was a great live performing venue.
Wonderful audiences and a memorable experience I'll always carry with me.
So sad it's now gone. Au Revoir!

Автор Joy van den Berg ( назад)
true. She's an important piece of maritime history. Just look at what
happened to the SS Rotterdam. The same could have happened to the beautiful
Norway. She should have been saved. This is just a terrible end for such a
great liner.

Автор Joy van den Berg ( назад)
I don't. They have blood on their hands. A lot of workers will die from the
asbestos that was inside the Norway. And NCL knew about that. They are
responsible for the workers deaths and also for the deaths of some of the
crew, who died because of the explosion, which was the result of bad
maintenance. And they've destroyed a beautiful historic liner. So much art
is being destroyed now, it's just so sad

Автор haywoodbadman10 ( назад)
The Norways life is now nearly over there is just an empty hull at alang
now utterly gobsmacking this beuty is gone......

Автор Joy van den Berg ( назад)
I just hope the SSUS won't follow her. It's tragic enough we've lost the
Norway in such a disgraceful way. Norway could have ended up like the SS

Автор Joy van den Berg ( назад)
new liners? what new liners? There are no new liners anymore, except for
the Queen Mary 2. And she doesn't even come close to the France/Norway when
it comes to exterior. The rest of the new passenger ships are just ugly
floating resorts. How can you say new liners are just as good as the
beautiful, classic liners. Those were real ships, the new ones look like
floating appartment blocks.

Автор T0mazs ( назад)
Very touching trailer, I'm really looking forward to the entire
documentary. Well done, and keep it up! From Holland.

Автор haywoodbadman10 ( назад)
hi jus wonderd how much will this doc will be and whether you will be
seling it in english pounds or will it be dollars?

Автор haywoodbadman10 ( назад)
must av been a tremendous experiance to go and see her in her final few
months while she was still intact now she is doomed nothing can save her

Автор Jean-Pierre Dherbey ( назад)
I sailed on the SS france from NYC to le havre in 1966 as a 6 year old with
my parents and then when we returned in 1968 as a 8 year old...and the
memories of wonderment of a child and how well we were treated and the
ambience of the ship is something I will always remember. this beautiful
lady was never the norway...they ruined her look..she will always be the

Автор Juan Rosales ( назад)
je l'ai juste aimé

Автор mechwarrior58 ( назад)
I agree. it is a horrible crime , yet we must look to the future. We have
one liner that is in need of saving and it's the SS united states docked in
philly. She has to be saved. I hope in the future one or even I will build
new and classic liners like her. Only time will tell.

Автор mechwarrior58 ( назад)
What a horrible crime to see such a beautiful ship in good condition be
destroyed like that. She could have been saved it was corporate greed and
negligence that killed her. Shame on the owners. I would have spared no
expense in saving her. I hope in the future they build a new liner just
like her.

Автор Altimeter75 ( назад)
josh groban - Oceano

Автор antias123 ( назад)
Great Video.

Автор CaraBrimleyRules ( назад)
Yeah ships are just metal. I love to see ships being scrapped. It's great
to see all the weird shapes when they cut half of it down. I've got a great
collection of ship scrapping videos and pictures. It's better than porn!

Автор WarBird015 ( назад)
Soooo a beautyful ship... :´( I'm so sad...

Автор janida93 ( назад)
oohhh i liked SS NORWAY and this is very good document about it:-)

Автор Robin Henningsen ( назад)
Uh, we don't have ocean liners anymore; we have cruise ships. Ocean liners
had a distint and different body shape. Their hulls were often deep and
they weren't flat and heavy topped. It would be like comparing a new GTO to
a 68 GTO. No real comparission.

Автор meringandan ( назад)
Stop getting all sentimental ships only have a lifespan of around 35 years
before all the metal begins to decay badly nothing lasts forever. The new
liners are just as good.

Автор itisian ( назад)
This luxury liner had anything and everything you would ever need on an
ocean-going voyage!

Автор snekkevik ( назад)
titta titta på mine brøst!

Автор JEROME021000 ( назад)
tristesse a l' heure quil est il doi etre totalement detruit je pense

Автор Martin Nivet8 ( назад)
Je sais,ce n'est qu'un paquebot...mais c'était sans aucun doute le plus
beau qu'on ait jamais construit! c'est une bien triste fin pour le
France!!! :-(

Автор vargas37 ( назад)
there's something growing there

Автор Igor Stratos ( назад)
She was the largest and longest cruiseship in the world for many years..

Автор Igor Stratos ( назад)
Yes, and she became SS Norway in 1979, bought by Knut Kloster. My cousin
was cheaf of the allmost 90 peoples in the machine. I miss her.. It is the
only ship in the world who has had a taxi (Mercedes) onboard!!

Автор Igor Stratos ( назад)
Yes, and she became SS Norway in 1979, bought by Knut Kloster. My cousin
was cheaf of the allmost 90 peoples in the machine. I miss her.. It is the
only ship in the world who has had a taxi (Mercedes) onboard!!

Автор Steven Gornitzky ( назад)
It's a disgrace that they let that beautiful ship go far into disrepair.
I'm very disappointed in NCL that they let a piece of history rust away in
the indian ocean.

Автор alexxxxxx23 ( назад)
People, be real! SS Norway was not such a big legend and not so ld or
beautiful like QM which is floating hotel in Longbeach now...

Автор alexxxxxx23 ( назад)
l think that renovation of SS Norway could be more expensive, than build
the new liner, thats why NCL sold it for scraping. lt is only busines. RMS
Olympic, RMS Mauretania and RMS Aquitania was also scraped.....

Автор maxtache ( назад)
I worked on the SS Norway as one of the casino managers in the 90's. Had
some of the best times with some of the finest people. Very sad to see her

Автор homeric9 (1137 лет назад)
No it could not have been done economically and you know it. As I found out
NCL insurers would not pay for it, her run down condition that has been
documented under BOTH her owners. Very common for people like you to need
someone to blame, ssmaritime feeds that need well. A website with well
documented instances of playing fast and loose with the facts to achieve
the goal of its creator. It usually appeals to those who can't distinguish
fact from fiction..or those like you who don't want to.

Автор alexxxxxx23 ( назад)
Why do you think it was illegally? hip anyway was old from 1960-ties, and
there was explosionon board also, so l think it cant be repaired anyway....

Автор alexxxxxx23 ( назад)
l just dont understand why all the interior stuf was left inside the hip
when she went to shipbreakers?? Why all this stuf wasnt sold in some

Автор alexxxxxx23 ( назад)
Anyway, old people died, old ships get scraped, that is life...

Автор ReiAyanami4ever ( назад)
In the process i am afraid ............

Автор alexxxxxx23 ( назад)
What hapened to SS Norway? Was she scraped?

Автор arbitar222 ( назад)
dan she was such a nice ship to be on but i must admit she was illegaly
sold R.I.P

Автор greenseaships ( назад)
The ENTIRE soundtrack should have been Windham Hill!

Автор homeric9 ( назад)
Where else exactly have I been posting these "anti rueben comments"?
Besides this forum there is one other I am aware of I have posted on the
Norway. Hardly qualifies as "all over". Could it be your attempt at yet
more drama? More than likely...how's the cruise going? Note he'll never
answer, he'll change the subject like he always does.

Автор homeric9 ( назад)
Wow you are one paranoid guy! Nope, sorry to disappoint you and your
fantasies. But you have again proven my point for the fourth time I can
see. You would rather tow the line on this point than actually research
this with other interested maritime enthuasists. I'm suspecting you're from
the office of ssmaritime. Would stand to reason but then again you could be
a blind faith follower of ssmaritime. I mean Jim Jones had his followers
too. But come on, get serious! You sound like a child.

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