MS Maud

Formerly the MS Midnatsol, the MS Maud is well-suited for expedition cruising.

MS Maud

About the Ship

  • Year built 2003
  • Shipyard Fosen Mek. Verk. (N)
  • Passenger capacity 528 (500 in Antarctica)
  • Beds 500
  • Gross tonnage 16,151 T
  • Length 445 ft
  • Beam 70.5 ft
  • Speed 15 knots

MS Maud, previously MS Midnatsol, is named after one of the most famous polar vessels of all time, Roald Amundsen’s ‘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’).

MS Maud is certified with SafeGuard

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.

Today´s MS Maud is equipped with advanced technology that makes her exceptionally well-suited for expedition cruises in Norway and the British Isles.

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.

There’s also a gym and a sauna with beautiful views.

More sustainable cruises

Sustainability is at the core of every Hurtigruten adventure. Hurtigruten constantly pushes boundaries and aims to become completely emissions-free.

As the rest of the Hurtigruten fleet, single-use plastic is banned on MS Maud.

Facilities aboard 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.

Science Center

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

Restaurants

Welcome aboard a culinary journey through our award-winning food-sourcing program. On board, you will find the Aune restaurant, 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 the sauna, exercise in the gym, take in the scenery from the elegant Explorer Lounge & Bar, or browse the onboard shop.

Expedition Team

A hand-picked team of specialists and modern-day explorers accompanies each expedition cruise. The highly experienced, passionate, and knowledgeable Expedition Team will guide you on your cruise and instruct you on safety, sustainability, and science.

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

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Contact

Tel: +47 99 48 72 77
Email: [email protected]

Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

    Our Expeditions Suites are the most luxurious cabins. Situated on the ship’s upper deck, the suites feature seating areas with TV and bathrooms with shower/toilet, all with double beds. Some suites have more amenities than others. Located on decks 6, 7, and 8.

    An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

    • 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
      • Queen 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
      • Queen 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
      • Queen bed
    • Mini Suite on middle or upper deck

      These comfortable suites on the middle or upper decks have double beds and most have sofa groups as well. The suites also have a TV, internet access, a bathroom and minibar. Some cabins have portholes and limited view, while the cabins on deck 7 have a full view.

      Cabin code: Q2

      • 172 - 258 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
  • Arctic Superior

    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, one of which doubles as a sofa, and some have double beds.All cabins have individual 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 all have bathrooms with a shower/toilet. They have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All cabins have individual 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 cozy Polar Inside cabins are located on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with a shower/toilet. Most cabins have separate beds, with one doubling as a sofa. Others are equipped with upper and lower berths. All cabins have individual 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 Deck 3
  • 4 Deck 4
  • 5 Deck 5
  • 6 Deck 6
  • 7 Deck 7
  • 8 Deck 8
  • 9 Deck 9
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