What Happened to the Song of Norway Cruise Ship?

By Alice Nichols

The Song of Norway cruise ship was a luxurious vessel that sailed the seas from 1966 to 1991. During its 25 year career, it was a popular choice for vacationers looking for an exotic experience.

The ship featured two decks of cabins, two large dining rooms and a nightclub. It was known for its exceptional service, lavish amenities and elegant atmosphere.

The Song of Norway was built in 1966 by the Norwegian-American Cruise Line. It had a total of 582 cabins, each one with air conditioning and private bathrooms.

It also had six restaurants, two bars and a casino. The ship had an outdoor pool with a Jacuzzi and sun deck for passengers to enjoy.

The Song of Norway made many trips to the Caribbean and Europe during its time in service. It was especially popular with cruisers looking for luxury at an affordable price. In the early 90s, however, the cruise ship industry began to decline as customers shifted their focus to land-based vacation packages.

The Norwegian-American Cruise Line eventually went bankrupt in 1991 due to financial difficulties related to the decline in cruise customers. As a result, the Song of Norway was sold off to be scrapped in 1992. All that remains today is the memory of its luxurious interiors and elegant atmosphere.


The Song of Norway cruise ship offered luxurious experiences on the high seas from 1966 to 1991 before it was sold off due to financial difficulties related to declining customer interest in cruises. Today, all that remains is fond memories from those who experienced it first-hand.