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MS Maud

MS Maud

A name and ship steeped in history, heritage, and charm. MS Maud is named after one of the most famous polar vessels of all time, Roald Amundsen's 'Maud' from 1917. Today's MS Maud is equipped with advanced technology making her well-suited for polar expeditions.

MS Maud Ship walkthrough


About the ship

A Small Ship, Big Adventure! From the moment you step onboard MS Maud, we want you to relax, discover new places, and learn fascinating facts. Whether you're ready to say hello to your inner scientist in our advanced Science Center or indulge your inner foodie in one of three restaurants onboard. This floating basecamp will be your home away from home as you explore the world around you.

Ship features

This floating basecamp will be your home away from home as you explore the world around you. MS Maud has everything you need, ensuring you are ready to discover a world away from ordinary. It's the perfect size ship: big enough for a range of onboard facilities but small enough to sail close to the coast for breathtaking views and to access areas larger ships can't reach.

Welcome aboard

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Your floating base camp

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

Her bright interiors are appointed in a classic Art Deco style. Like all Hurtigruten Expeditions ships, MS Maud is an environmentally progressive vessel, with further plans to continue making improvements in an effort to reduce emissions and fuel consumption.

Enjoying a drink in the Explorer Bar onboard MS Maud. Photo: Tom Woodstock/Ultrasharp

Explorer lounge & bar

Situated at the front of the ship, the explorer bar and lounge provides a relaxing environment to unwind at the end of an adventurous day. With its floor-to-ceiling windows providing panoramic views of the breathtaking landscapes, this is the ideal spot to enjoy a drink prepared by our highly skilled and friendly bartenders.

Guests in the science center onboard MS Maud. Photo: Tom Woodstock / Ultrasharp

The Science Center

Unlock your inner scientist! Found on deck 5, the Science Center is a hive of active research, analysis, and learning. Throughout your voyage, there will be multiple opportunities to get involved with Citizen Science projects and build a better understanding of the destinations we explore.

Explore the Science & Education program

MS Maud in Lofoten, Norway.

A Culinary Expedition

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.

Dining in Lindstrøm onboard MS Maud. Photo: Tom Woodstock / Ultrasharp


Adolf Lindstrøm was the chef on Otto Sverdrup and Roald Amundsen's legendary Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. Named in his honour, Lindstrøm is our gourmet speciality restaurant onboard. Bringing a contemporary twist to fine dining, the restaurant serves exquisite meals prepared by our skilled chefs.

Enjoying a Milkshake in Fredheim onboard MS Roald Amundsen - Photo Credit: Agurtxane Concellon


Bringing a relaxing atmosphere in which to recharge between excursions or at the end of the day, Fredheim is a great meeting place onboard. Named after the 1900s hunting station on Svalbard, Fredheim offers an informal dining experience - including the legendary milkshakes!

Dining in Aune onboard MS Maud. Photo: Tom Woodstock/Ultrasharp


Named after the Norwegian ship dealer and polar expedition supplier Tinus Aune, this is our main dining room onboard MS Maud. Offering a buffet breakfast through to a set menu at dinner, Aune serves fresh produce reflecting the destinations we visit and our Norwegian heritage.

Taweaway Food Onboard-OS


We offer a variety of meals for takeaway. Come and collect after placing an order from your room.

Premium Beverage Package Onboard

Premium Beverage Package

The premium package lets you choose from our extensive selection of wine, beers, cocktails, spirits and mixers or from our Explorer Bar menu, only with a few exceptions.

Dining in Lindstrøm onboard MS Maud. Photo: Tom Woodstock / Ultrasharp


Following a day of exciting exploration and adventure, we have many ways to unwind. Relax under the stars in one of our two hot tubs, or take in the scenery from within our sauna, offering a unique opportunity to recharge. Whilst for those who like to keep in shape for upcoming adventures, you are invited to take full advantage of our onboard gym.

The Gym on board MS Maud. Photo: Oscar Farrera

Fitness Room

For those who like to keep in shape for upcoming adventures, you are invited to take full advantage of our onboard gym.

Sauna, MS Maud

Sauna and Relaxation

Relax your body and mind, in the Sauna and gaze out of the floor-to-ceiling windows and the breathtaking landscapes passing by.

The jacuzzi on board MS Maud. Photo: Espen Mills

Soak in the views

If you want to enjoy the fresh sea air and rugged landscapes in a unique setting, relax in the hot tub on the outdoor deck for a truly Nordic experience.


Expedition Suite

Add some indulgence to your voyage aboard MS Maud and reserve one of our Expedition Suites. Spacious, serviced, and with bed combinations for up to three people, these well- appointed apartments offer special features such as private balconies, expansive windows, and minibars (charges apply). Suites feature double beds and a seating area, some with a sofa bed and bathtub. All have private bathrooms with a shower and toiletries, a TV, a safe, European two-pin plug sockets, tea-making facilities, and a single-serve coffee machine. Naturally, the accommodation includes a full range of premium facilities including daily turn-down service and laundry. Complimentary fine dining in our Lindstrøm restaurant is part of the experience, and a takeaway service means you can enjoy dinner exclusively. Champagne on ice and a platter of delicacies are provided for your enjoyment as you set sail.

MX | Owner's suite with balcony

  • Upper-deck two-room corner suite

  • Private balcony

  • Seating area

  • Dining table

  • Double bed

  • Bathtub

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request

  • Guests: 2 | Size: 44 m2

  • Cabin Code: MX

  • Double bed
  • Private Balcony

MG | Grand suite

  • Upper-deck one or two-room suite 

  • Bay window or private balcony 

  • Seating area 

  • Double bed 

  • Sofa bed 

  • Some with bathtub 

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request 

  • Guests: up to 3 | Size: 26-35 m2 

  • Cabin Code: MG

  • Double bed
  • Bay window or private balcony 

M2 | Suite with balcony

  • Upper-deck suite

  • Private balcony

  • Seating area

  • Double bed

  • Guests: 2 | Size: 23 m2

  • Cabin Code: M2

  • Double bed
  • Private Balcony

Q2 | Mini Suite

  • Upper-deck suite

  • Window

  • Seating area

  • Double bed

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request

  • Guests: 2 | Size: 14-16 m2

  • Cabin Code: Q2

  • Double bed
  • Window


Explore our decks

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


MS Maud

  • Year built - 2003
  • Capacity - 570
  • 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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