MS Maud

MS Maud

Formerly the MS Midnatsol, the MS Maud is well-suited for expedition cruising.

MS Maud Ship walkthrough

Highlights

About the ship

MS Maud, previously MS Midnatsol, is named after one of the most famous polar vessels of all time, Roald Amundsen's 'Maud' from 1917. The original 'Maud' got her name from the first Queen of modern-day Norway. She also had her namesake in Hurtigruten Expedition’s 1925 flagship, DS Dronning Maud ('DS Queen Maud').

Ship features

This ship has passed stringent tests and has been accredited by the leading independent certification body Bureau Veritas (BV). The strict and thorough safety audit required by BV ensures every ship is in compliance with industry and international health, safety and hygiene best practices. When you see the SafeGuard label, you can feel confident the vessel you’re sailing in meets the highest standards to achieve certification. SafeGuard furthermore ensures that best practice guidelines are being followed with regard to hygiene, sanitation and limiting the spread of infectious diseases on board.

Today, MS Maud is equipped with advanced technology that makes her exceptionally well-suited for expedition cruises in Norway and the British Isles.

Premium expedition comfort

Her bright interiors are appointed in a classic Art Deco style. Colours are inspired by the Midnight Sun, allowing you to relax in warm vibes every day of the year. Channel your inner scientist in the advanced Science Center and enjoy daily lectures in the lecture hall or in the comfort of your cabin with our new streaming service. Sample delicious dishes from local suppliers in the restaurants and enjoy beverages and the spectacular views in the Explorer Lounge & Bar. On deck 9, you can enjoy the spectacular views from the outdoor Observation deck. There’s also a gym and a sauna with stunning views.

Deeply delicious dining

Wonderful meals await you aboard your expedition ship. Highly skilled chefs in our three onboard restaurants take pride in offering menus that draw inspiration from our destinations, while offering you a rich variety to choose from.

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Restaurant Lindstrøm

And our fine dining restaurant Lindstrøm, named after Polar Hero and Amundsen Chef Adolf Lindstrøm. Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy.

Fredheim Restaurant, MS Roald Amundsen & MS Fridtjof Nansen

Restaurant Fredheim

The ships’ informal and social meeting place – named after a 1900s hunting station on Svalbard. Fredheim - with casual fast food and plant based alternatives.

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Restaurant Aune

Welcome onboard to a culinary journey and our award-winning food sourcing program. On board you find restaurant Aune - our main dining room; Named after the Norwegian ship chandler and polar expedition supplier Tinus Aune.

Lofoten, Norway. Photo: Espen Mills

Your ocean oasis

A place of tranquillity and comfort to return to, MS Maud has the perfect blend of Scandinavian style and homely comforts to refresh you anew each time you return from your explorations.

MS Maud, Bar. Photo: Oscar Farrera

Interior and Cabins

MS Maud is well-suited for expedition cruising, with a décor inspired by Norway’s stunning nature, reflected in many of the pieces of Norwegian modern art on board. Her bright interiors are appointed in a classic Art Deco style. Colours are inspired by the Midnight Sun, allowing you to relax in warm vibes every day of the year.

Explorer Lounge Bar, MS Maud

Explorer lounge & bar

Enjoy the view with a drink in the Explorer lounge & bar.

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Exercise and enjoy

You can stay active with modern exercise facilities to get your pulse up and your muscles working. Then relax your body and mind as you gaze out from the panoramic sauna or a hot tub on deck.

Fitness & Gym, MS Maud

Fitness Room

The MS Maud offers a complete gym.

Sauna, MS Maud

Sauna and Relaxation

After a day of exploring, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the hot tubs or the sauna, exercise in the gym, take in the scenery in the elegant Explorer Lounge & Bar, or browse in the on-board shop.

Cabins

Polar Inside

Our cozy Polar Inside cabins are located on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with a shower/toilet. Most cabins have separate beds, with one doubling as a sofa. Others are equipped with upper and lower berths. All cabins have individual specifications.

Inside cabin - Lower deck for up to 4 travellers

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to four people on the lower deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. All cabins have private bathrooms.

  • Beds
  • No window

Inside cabin - Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on the middle or upper decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. All cabins have private bathrooms.

  • Beds
  • No window

Decks

Explore our decks

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

Specifications

MS Maud

  • Year built - 2003
  • Capacity - 528
  • Ship yard - Fosen Mek. Verk., Norway
  • Gross tonnage - 16 151 T
  • Speed - 15 knots
  • Length - 135,75 m
  • Beam - 21,5 m

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