Framed Cabin Notices – History of SS France / Norway
Recapturing a More Elegant Era of Travel … The story of how SS France became SS Norway.
Original 1979/80 ships notices in original frames, salvaged from the cabins of SS Norway when she was taken out of service.
18.25in 46.5cm height
12.25in 31cm width
Extract from the History of SS Norway cabin notices :
For nearly twenty years, everyday travellers mingled with the rich and famous and powerful who graced the staterooms and salons of what was arguably the worlds most beloved ship. However, due to a growing preference for transatlantic travel by air, the SS France was laid up in Le Havre Harbour. There, she came to the attention of the Kloster family of Norway, Founders of the Norwegian Cruise Line who saw great potential in her. On a sunny day in 1980, exactly two decades after first being christened , She was relaunched as the worlds largest cruise ship, the SS Norway.
In celebration of her return to the seas and in honour of her unique heritage , the Secretary General of the United Nations allowed her to fly the United Nations Flag,( which she did to the end of her working days), the only cruise liner in the world ever to receive such an honour.