MS Fram

MS Fram

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.

Ship features

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.

MS Fram during sun set passing Denmark Strait.

Ship Facilities

Interior and Cabins

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.


Polar Inside

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.

Inside cabin - Middle deck for 2 travelers

Relax in these comfortable, standard inside cabins on middle or upper deck with separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa.

  • One bed - one couch
  • No window

Inside cabin - Middle deck for up to 4 travelers

Relax in these comfortable, standard inside cabins with separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa. This cabin can fit up to four people.

  • One bed - one couch
  • No window


Explore our decks

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MS Fram

  • Year built - 2007
  • Capacity - 250
  • Year of refurbishment - 2022
  • Ship yard - Fincantieri, Italy
  • Gross tonnage - 11 647 T
  • Speed - 13 knots
  • Length - 114 m
  • Beam - 20,2 m

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