Prior to being “stretched” Nordic Prince was: 18,416 tons. 550 feet long. 80 feet wide with a 22 foot draft. AFTER the “stretch, in 1980, she was: 23,200 tons and 637 feet long. She is diesel powered, and registered in Norway with Norwegian Officers and an International Crew.
In 1995, Nordic Prince was sold to Airtours Sun Cruises. Prior to being turned over, the renowned “Viking Crown Lounge” was removed and stored for some yet to be determined use. She now sails as The MS Carousel, and, with her newly altered profile, still visits her old stomping grounds in the Caribbean during the winter months.
Nordic Prince has 2 virtually identical sister ships: The Song of Norway, currently sailing as The Sundream for Airtours; and the Sun Viking, now the SuperStar Sagittarius, for Star Cruises in Asia.
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