MS Fram

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram honors the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology and making her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in polar regions.

MS Fram in Antarctica

About the Ship

  • Year built 2007
  • Year of refurbishment 2020
  • Shipyard Fincantieri, Italy
  • Passenger capacity 318 (200 in Antarctica)
  • Beds 276
  • Gross tonnage 11647
  • Length 114 m / 374 ft
  • Beam 20.2 m / 66 ft
  • Speed 13 knots

Fram means ‘forward’ – lifting expectations of the voyage at hand. 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 – a great place to observe marine wildlife.

Built for polar expeditions

The ship is purpose built as an expedition vessel with a higher ice-class, chart drawing tools, ship depth sounding database, extractable forward sounding sonar, iceberg search lights, autonomous tracking system, 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 – something that combines ‘all oceans capabilities’ with safety, flexibility and environmental friendliness. That’s Fram – simply the best expedition ship imaginable.

Photo: Tomas Mauch, Nick Cobbing, Marsel van Oosten, Mads Pihl and Tommy Simonsen

 

Facilities on board

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 is installed for spotting wildlife and details of the ever changing landscape.

In the restaurant on deck 5, you can enjoy the finest cuisine. The floor has different levels, so no matter where your table is placed; there are views to the outdoors. The restaurants are located in the aft of the ship. On deck 7 you will find a well-equipped gym, with its panoramic ocean view there is no better place to exercise. On top of the ship you can get warm and cosy in the sauna or bathe in one of the outdoor hot tubs. Let the warm water surround you while the icebergs float silently past the side of the ship.

Photo: Tobias Fisher and Backpack Foto

 

Cabins and art

With 125 cabins on Fram, you have a choice of comfortable cabins and a number of superior suites to choose from. Our suites are named after Norwegian polar heroes, MS Fram travels in the wake of these great explorers. We are very proud of the art commissioned for MS Fram – local artists from the Arctic have contributed to making her a modern masterpiece. The ‘tender pit’ is where we embark, fully dressed in suitable expedition and excursion gear, on our sturdy Polarcirkel boats to take you safely from ship to shore. The original Fram was a ship for broadening the understanding of the world – let the new MS Fram do the same for you.

Refurbished in 2020

After a decade of exploring some of the most spectacular waters on our planet, Hurtigruten’s MS Fram received a total makeover – and reemerge as a brand-new expedition ship.

MS Fram holds upgraded cabins, suites and public areas with relaxed, comfortable and stylish setting – including new restaurants and Hurtigruten’s signature, Science Center.

Read everything about the MS Fram refurbishment here.

Ship facilites

Expedition Team
Science Centre
Explorer lounge & bar
Wi-Fi
2 restaurants
Shop
Sauna
Hot tubs
Gym
Outdoor gym
Lift

Contact 

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Email: [email protected]

Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

    Our Expeditions Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship. Situated on upper deck, you can enjoy the most comfortable suites on board. Inside you will find seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/wc and most of them have double beds. An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.  Some of the suites do have more facilities than others. 

    • Grand Suite on upper deck

      Enjoy these exclusive suites with one or two rooms, seating area, TV, kettle, tea/coffee, stereo and mini-bar. Some of them also have bathtub. Most of these suites have a private balcony or bay window.

      Cabin grade: MG

      • 260 - 291 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • Mini suite on upper deck

      These elegant suites are situated on the upper decks with one or two rooms, seating area, TV and mini-bar.

      Cabin grade: Q2

      • 161 - 214 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Arctic Superior

    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both upper and middle deck, they all have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee -making facilities. Most of them have separate beds, where one doubles as a sofa, and some have double beds. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      Enjoy these comfortable outside cabins, situated on top/upper decks. These cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa.

      Cabin grade: U2

      • 113 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • 1 bed/1 couch
    • Middle deck for 2 travellers

      Enjoy these comfortable cabins, situated on middle and upper decks, suitable for up to two people. These cabins have double beds, a seating area, TV and private bathroom/shower. Some have limited view.

      Cabin grade: F2

      • 182 - 252 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Middle deck for up to 4 travellers

      Flexible sleeping arrangements, seating area (chairs), TV, kettle, shower/WC.

      Cabin grade: F4

      • 22 m2
      • Window
      • TV
      • Mixed beds
  • Polar Outside

    Our Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on middle or lower deck and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. Some have double beds, others offer separate beds (where one is a sofa bed) or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      Enjoy these standard outside cabins with separate beds found on middle decks. This cabin can fit two people.

      Cabin grade: N2

      • 113 - 140 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • 1 bed/1 couch
    • Middle deck for up to 4 travelers

      Enjoy these standard outside cabins with separate beds found on middle decks, with space for up to four people.

      Cabin grade: N4

      • 7 - 13 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      Enjoy these comfortable cabins with double beds situated on upper decks with limited view.

      Cabin grade: FJ

      • 118 - 224 sq ft
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Polar Inside

    Our cosy Polar Inside cabins can be found on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa, while some are equipped with a double bed or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • 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.

      Cabin grade: I2

      • 19 - 33 sq ft
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • 1 bed/1 couch
    • 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.

      Cabin grade: I4

      • 6 - 10 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • 1 bed/1 couch

Decks

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