The Norway in Bremerhaven

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All photos copyright by Jochen Lippert
While waiting for the "Norway" I'm taking a look at the newest NCL ship, the "Pride of America".
While waiting for the "Norway" I'm taking a look at the newest NCL ship, the "Pride of America".
Here she comes: A first view of the "Norway".
Here she comes: A first view of the "Norway".
This is the big tug that brought her here.
This is the big tug that brought her here.
Now four small tugs start to turn her around.
Now four small tugs start to turn her around.
Good thing that the Weser river seems to be wide enough for this maneuver. :)
Good thing that the Weser river seems to be wide enough for this maneuver. :)
From now on the tugs pull her backwards towards the entrance of the harbour locks.
From now on the tugs pull her backwards towards the entrance of the harbour locks.
Here she is just in front of the entrance of the "Nordschleuse" (north locks).
Here she is just in front of the entrance of the "Nordschleuse" (north locks).
From this point on she is being moved forward again.
From this point on she is being moved forward again.
She looks great from any angle, doesn't she?
She looks great from any angle, doesn't she?
The tugs move the "Norway" towards my position.
The tugs move the "Norway" towards my position.
The closer she comes, the more you get a feeling of how huge she is.
The closer she comes, the more you get a feeling of how huge she is.
On this picture you can see her elegant bow especially well.
On this picture you can see her elegant bow especially well.
The bridge, with the "Little Norway I" in front of it.
The bridge, with the "Little Norway I" in front of it.
Another impressive view of the bow.
Another impressive view of the bow.
She slowly passes by, still moving towards the locks.
She slowly passes by, still moving towards the locks.
View of the mid-section of the ship.
View of the mid-section of the ship.
The big letters on the topmost deck.
The big letters on the topmost deck.
There's not too much space here for a ship this big.
There's not too much space here for a ship this big.
The stern of the "Norway" is elegant, too, even with the enlarged deck added to it.
The stern of the "Norway" is elegant, too, even with the enlarged deck added to it.
Now she almost reached her place in the locks.
Now she almost reached her place in the locks.
The Norway's current home: The old banana pier in Bremerhaven.
The Norway's current home: The old banana pier in Bremerhaven.
View from the "seaside", across the harbour bassin.
View from the "seaside", across the harbour bassin.
View from the "landside".
View from the "landside".
The name at the bow. If you look closely, you can see remains of the her previous name "France" left of the "N".
The name at the bow. If you look closely, you can see remains of the her previous name "France" left of the "N".
A big Norway and a little Norway...
A big Norway and a little Norway...
Norway's hull looks great in the light of the sunset.
Norway's hull looks great in the light of the sunset.
The flag of the Bahamas flies proudly off the stern.
The flag of the Bahamas flies proudly off the stern.
You need many ropes for a ship this big...
You need many ropes for a ship this big...
Aft nameplate lit by sunlight.
Aft nameplate lit by sunlight.
Let's hope there will be reason for this sign again...
Let's hope there will be reason for this sign again...
The big NCL plate on the aft deck add-ons.
The big NCL plate on the aft deck add-ons.
Mid-section of the ship.
Mid-section of the ship.
The big letters in the centre of the ship.
The big letters in the centre of the ship.
The aft funnel with the telegraph antenna.
The aft funnel with the telegraph antenna.
Another view from the front, there are many ropes here, too.
Another view from the front, there are many ropes here, too.
Meanwhile, the "Pride of America" is back in the drydock.
Meanwhile, the "Pride of America" is back in the drydock.
A. k. a. the ship with a gap... :)
A. k. a. the ship with a gap... :)

You can find more pictures of the Norway and other ships in Bremerhaven here.