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.

MS Fram in Greenland

About the Ship

  • Year built 2007
  • Year of refurbishment 2020
  • Shipyard Fincantieri, Italy
  • Passenger capacity 250 (200 in Antarctica)
  • Beds 276
  • Car capacity 0
  • Gross tonnage 11,647 T
  • Length 374 ft
  • Beam 66.3 ft
  • Speed 13 knots

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 was refurbished in 2020 and now features refurbished cabins, suites, and public areas. Its setting is relaxed, comfortable, and stylish and includes new restaurants—and of course includes Hurtigruten’s signature Science Center.

Built for polar expeditions

The ship was purpose-built as an expedition vessel with a higher 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.

Onboard facilities

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.

Enjoy the finest cuisine in the restaurant on deck 5. The restaurant has different levels, so no matter where your table is placed, you’ll have views of the outdoors. The restaurants are located in the aft of the ship. On deck 7, you’ll find a well-equipped gym with its floor-to-ceiling ocean view, there’s no better place to exercise. On top of the ship, get warm and cozy in the sauna or sink into one of the outdoor hot tubs. Observe icebergs floating silently past the ship as you soak.

Cabins and art

With 125 cabins on MS Fram, you’ll 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 contributed to making her a modern masterpiece. The ‘tender pit’ is where we embark on our sturdy small boats (RIBs) to take you safely from ship to shore—fully dressed in suitable expedition and excursion gear, of course. The original Fram broadened our understanding of the world. Let the new MS Fram do the same for you.

Ship facilities

  • Expedition Team
  • Science Center
  • Explorer Lounge & Bar
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Shop
  • Sauna
  • Hot tubs
  • Gym
  • Outdoor gym
  • Elevator

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 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.

    • Grand Suite on upper deck

      Enjoy these exclusive suites with one room, 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 code: 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 seating area, TV and mini-bar.

      Cabin code: 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 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.

    • 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 code: 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 code: F2

      • 182 - 252 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Polar Outside

    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.

    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

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

      Cabin code: 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 code: 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 code: FJ

      • 118 - 224 sq ft
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Accessible outside cabin

      Enjoy these standard outside cabins with separate beds found on middle decks, adapted for guests with disabilities. This cabin can fit two people.

      Cabin code: SD

      • Window
      • Bathroom
  • 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.

    • 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 code: 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 code: I4

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

Decks

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