MS Maud

MS Maud is well-suited for expedition cruising, as it was upgraded in 2021 and is equipped with shore power connections.

MS Maud

About the Ship

  • Year built 2003
  • Shipyard Fosen Mek. Verk. (N)
  • Passenger capacity 528 (500 in Antarctica)
  • Beds 532
  • Gross tonnage 16,151
  • Length 135.75 m
  • Beam 21.5 m
  • Speed 15 knots

MS Maud, the current MS Midnatsol, is named after one of the most famous polar vessels of all time, Roald Amundsens “Maud” from 1917. The original “Maud” got her name from the first Queen of modern-day Norway. She also had her namesake in Hurtigruten’s 1925 flagship DS Dronning Maud (“DS Queen Maud”).

Premium comfort, Science Center and gym

Her bright interiors are decorated in classic art deco style. The colors are inspired by the midnight sun, allowing you to relax in warm vibes every day of the year. Channel your inner scientist in the advanced Science Center and enjoy daily lectures in the lecture hall—or listen from the comfort of your cabin with our new streaming service. Sample delicious dishes from local suppliers in the restaurants and enjoy beverages in the Explorer Lounge & Bar. On deck 9, enjoy spectacular views from the outdoor observation deck or soak in one of the hot tubs. There’s no better way to enjoy the view than with a drink from the Explorer lounge & bar.

More sustainable voyages - powered with biofuel

Sustainability is the core of every detail of your Hurtigruten adventure. Hurtigruten is constantly pushing boundaries, and aim to become completely emission free. 

The ship is powered with biofuel, mixed with marine gasoil, to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur oxides. That biofuel is environmentally certified and made from waste produced from other industries, such as fishing. This means no palm oil is used in its production and there is no negative effect on rainforests. 

As the rest of the Hurtigruten fleet, single-use plastic is banned on MS Maud. This ship is also equipped for shore power, completely eliminating emissions when docked in ports with shore power facilities.

Facilities on board MS Maud

Cabins and public areas

MS Maud is well-suited for expedition cruising, with a décor inspired by Norway’s stunning nature, as reflected in the many pieces of Norwegian modern art on board. Our suites and cabins are fitted with comfortable and modern furniture.

 

Science Center

The hub of onboard learning is our Science Center, an edutainment venue where guests and crew meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas we explore. We stream our lectures to cabins for your comfort.

 

Restaurants

Welcome onboard to a culinary journey and our award-winning food sourcing program. On board you find Restaurant Aune - our main dining room; Fredheim - with casual fast food and plant based alternatives; and our fine dining restaurant Lindstrøm, named after Polar Hero and Amundsen Chef Adolf Lindstrøm. Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy.

 

Wellness and Relaxation

After a day of exploring, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the hot tubs or in the sauna, exercise in the gym, take in the scenery in the elegant Explorer Lounge & Bar, surf the wi-fi network, or browse in the on-board shop.

 

Onboard Expedition Team

Each expedition voyage is accompanied by a hand-picked team of specialists and modern-day explorers. Highly experienced, passionate and knowledgeable, the Expedition Team will be your guides on your cruise, instructing you on safety, sustainability and science.

The team will present lectures and lead activities during the cruise to help you learn more about the natural and cultural treasures of Norway. They will also introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of `friluftsliv’ (outdoor life) and encourage you to join in exciting activities during the expedition. We provide all the gear you will need. 

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Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

    Our Expedition Suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper decks of the ship, these cabins feature seating areas with a TV, a bathroom with a shower, and a queen bed. Each Expedition Suite has its own unique specifications.

    • Owners suite on upper deck

      These exclusive suites are situated on the upper decks. The suites have two rooms, a seating area and dining table, TV, kettle, tea/coffee, stereo, internet access, bathroom, minibar and private balcony. Travel the best way possible!

      Cabin code: MX

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • Grand suite on upper deck

      These exclusive suites have a seating area, TV, kettle, tea/coffee, stereo, internet access, bathroom and minibar. Some of the suites also have bathtubs, and a private balcony or bay window.

      Cabin code: MG

      • 276 - 381 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Suite on upper deck

      These elegant suites are on the upper deck with a seating area, bathroom, TV and minibar. Some have a private balcony.

      Cabin code: M2

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Arctic Superior

    Relaxation and comfort are hallmarks of the Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, the cabins all have a bathroom with a shower. Most have a queen bed, while some have separate beds. Each Arctic Superior cabin has its own unique specifications.

    • Large cabin on middle deck

      Most of these large, comfortable cabins with single beds on the middle or upper decks have sofa groups. They all have a private bathroom and TV. The cabins have limited or no view.

      Cabin code: QJ

      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the top/upper decks have a private bathroom and double or separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

      Cabin code: U2

      • 112 - 149 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have a private bathroom and separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

      Cabin code: P2

      • 111 - 118 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
  • Polar Outside

    Our Polar Outside cabins are mostly situated on the middle or lower decks and have a bathroom with a shower. These cabins also have a queen bed or separate beds. Each Polar Outside cabin has its own unique specifications.

    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      These standard outside cabins for two people on the middle decks have separate beds and private bathrooms.

      Cabin code: N2

      • 118 - 136 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • O2 – Middle and upper decks for two people

      These standard outside cabins on the middle and upper decks have separate beds and private bathrooms.

      Cabin code: O2

      • 109 - 124 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Lower deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have private bathrooms and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have portholes, some with limited or no view.

      Cabin code: L2

      • 108 - 132 sq ft
      • Porthole
      • Bathroom
    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have private bathrooms and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have limited or no view.

      Cabin code: J2

      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
  • Polar Inside

    Our Polar Inside cabins are on decks 4, 6, 7 and 8 and include a bathroom with a shower. These cabins have a queen bed or separate beds and a TV. Each Polar Inside cabin has its own unique specifications. 

    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on the middle or upper decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. All cabins have private bathrooms.

      Cabin code: I2

      • 98 - 153 sq ft
      • No window
      • Bathroom

Decks

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