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MS Fram

MS Fram

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of her time, and the achievements of her Arctic and Antarctic expeditions are the stuff of legend.In this spirit, the comfortable surroundings and advanced technology on today’s MS Fram – which was fully upgraded in summer 2022 – make her exceptionally well suited for modern expedition cruising.   

MS Fram - Photo: Tomas Mauch


About the ship

Purpose-built as an expedition cruise ship, MS Fram is an exceptional base camp for explorers.On board, comfort is a top priority, so after a day of exploration you can relax in a hot tub ,dine in your choice of two restaurants or at the outdoor BBQ and catch up with your fellow guests with a cocktail in hand as you watch the scenery glide past in the Explorer Lounge & Bar. In the Science Centre, at the heart of the ship, you’ll discover more about the places you sail to and listen to talks by the Expedition Team. 

With key expedition features and technology, MS Fram is primed to bring you on a journey of discovery to our planet’s most alluring and unspoiled regions. 

Ship features

Renovated in 2022, MS Fram now boasts a fresh Nordic look and feel across all seven decks, while exploration and learning remain front and centre to life onboard. In the Science Centre, at the heart of the ship, we have expanded the space and improved the state-of-the-art equipment onboard. Allowing for more interactions with the Science team, helping you discover more about the places you visit whilst with us.

Elsewhere on board, comfort is a top priority, so after a day of exploration you can relax in a hot tub, dine in your choice of two restaurants, or at the outdoor BBQ and catch up with your fellow guests with a cocktail in the Explorer Lounge & Bar as you watch the scenery glide past the windows. Around the ship there are numerous artworks commissioned by local artists based around the Arctic, adding an extra sense of inspiration to your voyage.  

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Your home away from home

Embarking on MS Fram, you’ll quickly feel safe and relaxed. Surrounding you with quality, natural materials and plenty of light and space, your expedition ship is reassuring, comfortable and built for adventure.

Polar Outside (U) cabin onboard MS Fram. Credit: Clara Tuma.

Interior and Cabins

Fully refurbished from bow to stern in 2022, including the 125 cabins and suites, MS Fram’s interiors are bright and airy with a Nordic vibe. 

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Explorer Lounge & Bar

There’s no better place for a hand-crafted cocktail than the forward-facing, fully refurbished Explorer Lounge & Bar. Sit back, chat with your fellow explorers, and take in sweeping panoramic views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.  

The Science Center onboard MS Fram. Credit: Yuri Choufour.

Science Center

The beating heart of your onboard learning experience, the Science Center has been upgraded and expanded. Join lectures, examine specimens through powerful microscopes, and chat with the Expedition Team to deepen your understanding of the areas we explore.

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World-class cuisine

Every day of your expedition cruise, your tastebuds will get the opportunity to explore. In each of our onboard restaurants, our skilled chefs create exciting menus using ingredients from the areas we travel.


Restaurant Lindstrøm

Named after Adolf Lindstrøm, the favourite chef of Norwegian polar heroes, Lindstrøm is our à la carte restaurant forfine dining. The exquisite lunches and dinners served are rooted in Norwegian fare, fused with modern cuisine. 


Restaurant Aune

Social, informal and with an emphasis on the natural, Aune is MS Fram’s main dining area. Breakfast, lunch and dinner choices are influenced by the areas we explore and our own rich heritage, dating back to 1896.

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MS Fram in Magdalen Fjord, Svalbard

Invigorate body and soul

Your ship comes equipped with full suite of facilities to maintain an active lifestyle. From an indoor gym to a wellness center for both body and mind, you’ll find everything you need to feel fully rejuvenated.


Hot Tub

Take in the scenery as you soak in one of the two steaming outdoor hot tubs on Deck 7 .


Fitness Room

Maintain your regular fitness regime (or kickstart a new one) in the well-equipped gym on Deck 7. The panoramic views will help you stay motivated.


Sauna and Relaxation

Get warm and cozy as you watch the world glide by through the windows of sauna on the top deck. 


Expedition Suite

Add some indulgence to your voyage aboard MS Fram and reserve one of our Expedition Suites. Spacious, serviced, and with bed combinations for up to four 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. 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.

MG | Grand Suite with balcony

  • Upper-deck suite

  • Private Balcony

  • Window

  • Seating area

  • Double bed

  • Sofa bed

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request

  • Guests: 2 | Size: 20-27 m2

  • Cabin Code: MG

  • Double bed
  • Private Balcony

Q2 | Mini Suite

  • Upper-deck suite

  • Window

  • Seating area

  • Double bed

  • Bathrobes and slippers are available on request

  • Guests: 2 | Size: 15-20 m2

  • Cabin Code: Q2

  • Double bed
  • Window

Q4 | Mini Suite

  • Upper-deck suite

  • Window

  • Seating area

  • Double bed

  • Sofa bed

  • Bathrobes and slippers are available on request

  • Guests: up to 4 | Size: 15-20 m2

  • Cabin Code: Q4

  • Double bed
  • Window


Explore our decks

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8


MS Fram

  • Year built - 2007
  • Capacity - 250
  • Year of refurbishment - 2022
  • Ship yard - Fincantieri, Italy
  • Gross tonnage - 11 647 T
  • Speed - 13 knots
  • Length - 374 ft
  • Beam - 66.3 ft

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