Welcome Aboard the MS Fram
OverviewMS Fram is designed for sailing in polar waters, with the highest safety standards, and is the perfect size for optimum nautical manoeuvrability and guests’ comfort. With space for 256 guests, prepare to share stunning sights and memories of a lifetime long after returning home. The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram brings on the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology to make her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in Polar Regions.
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.
- Guests: 256
- Crew: 50
- Length: 374 feet
- Breadth: 67 feet
- Gross tons: 12,700
- Ice Class: 1B
- Cruising Speed: 13 knots
- Shipyard: Fincantieri, Italy
- Registered: Tromso, Norway
Cabins & Amenities
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.
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 reemerged 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.
Explorer lounge & bar
Each cabin category has multiple configurations as subcategories. Let us know which cabin category you are interested in and we can check specific availability. See details below:
- Cruise Price does not include international airfare. Port charges are included. Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
- Adventure Options: Some activities can be purchased before voyage. Options such as camping, kayaking & speical zodiac cruises can be purchased onboard. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience. All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.