The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. The advanced technology on the MS Fram, in the spirit of the famous original, makes her exceptionally well suited for expedition cruises in polar regions.
About the ship
MS Fram was purpose-built as an expedition vessel with a superior ice class, chart drawing tools, a ship depth-sounding database, extractable forward sounding sonar, iceberg search lights, an autonomous tracking system, an oversized oil retention system for self-sufficiency, and a full ‘expedition tools deck’ equivalent to a car-deck that holds 25 vehicles. We believe that as an explorer, you need an ‘expedition base camp’ that is comfortable. It should combine ‘all oceans capabilities’ with safety, flexibility, and environmental friendliness. That’s MS Fram. She’s simply the best expedition ship imaginable.
This ship has passed stringent tests and is accredited by Bureau Veritas (BV), the leading independent certification body. BV’s strict and thorough safety audit ensures that every ship complies with industry and international best practices in health, safety and hygiene. Feel confident when you see the SafeGuard label, as this means your vessel met the highest standards to achieve certification. SafeGuard also entails following best practice guidelines with regard to hygiene, sanitation and limiting the spread of infectious diseases on board.
Premium expedition comfort
Fram means ‘forward’ — lifting our expectations of the cruise ahead. MS Fram was built in 2007 with one mission in mind: to bring her guests closer to nature, wildlife, and unforgettable experiences. The spacious outside decks include access to the very front of the ship, which is perfect for observing marine wildlife.
MS Fram has been completely refurbished in 2022.
Interior and Cabins
With 125 cabins on Fram, you have a choice of comfortable cabins and a number of superior suites to choose from. We are very proud of the art commissioned for MS Fram – local artists from the Arctic have contributed to making her a modern masterpiece.
Aune is the main dining area on board. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served here and is included in your cruise. The set dinners vary with a choice of meat, fish, or plant-based dishes.
Explorer Lounge & Bar
The Explorer Lounge & Bar, with comfortable sitting areas at the top of the ship and large panoramic windows, gives you incredible views of nature. A pair of binoculars are incorporated for spotting wildlife and details of the ever-changing landscape.
The core of the onboard experience is the Science Center, an edutainment venue to guests and crew meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas we explore.
The reception is the place where you will find the central bulletin board with daily program and other valuable information on the expedition experience.
The steaming hot tubs on Deck 7 of MS Fram are particularly inviting during voyages.
Our cozy Polar Inside cabins are located on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with a shower/toilet. Most of the cabins have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa, while others are equipped with a queen bed or upper and lower berths. All cabins have individual specifications.
Our Polar Outside cabins are mostly situated on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with a shower/toilet. Some have queen beds, while others offer separate beds (where one of which is a sofa bed) or upper and lower berths. All cabins have individual specifications.
Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, they all have bathrooms with shower/toilet. They are also equipped with tea- and coffee-making facilities. Most of them have separate beds, where one of which doubles as a sofa, and some have queen. All cabins have individual specifications.
Our Expeditions Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship. Situated on upper decks, these are the most comfortable suites on board. Inside, you’ll find seating areas with a TV, bathrooms with a shower/toilet, most with queen beds. Some suites have more amenities than others. An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.
Explore our decks
- Year of refurbishment - 2022
- Ship yard - Fincantieri, Italy
- Year built - 2007
- Gross tonnage - 11 647 T
- Beam - 20,2 m
- Passenger capacity - 250
- Length - 114 m
- Speed - 13 knots
Upcoming Cruises with MS Fram
Circumnavigating Svalbard—The Ultimate Expedition
8 departures between Sep 2022 and Sep 2023 - 12 days
MS Fram +1
Circumnavigating Spitsbergen - In the Realm of the Polar Bear
10 departures between Sep 2022 and Sep 2023 - 10 days
MS Spitsbergen +1