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Fram means ‘forward’ – lifting expectations of the voyage at hand. MS Fram was refurbished in 2020 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. 

The ship is purpose built as an expedition vessel with a higher ice-class, chart drawing tools, ship depth sounding database, retractable forward sounding sonar, iceberg search lights, autonomous tracking system, oversized oil retention system for self-sufficiency, and a full ‘expedition tools-deck’ . We believe that as an explorer you need the MS Fram, as an ‘expedition base-camp’ that is comfortable – something that combines ‘all oceans capabilities’ with safety, flexibility and environmental friendliness.

Public facilities include the Explorer Lounge & Bar, at the top of the ship with large panoramic windows offering incredible views of the surrounding nature. 

In the restaurant 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. There is a a well-equipped gym, sauna and outdoor hot tubs. Let the warm water surround you while the icebergs float silently past the side of the ship.

With 125 cabins, 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.  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 and back.




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  • MS Fram Experience
  • Boat Specification
Polar outside cabin

Polar Outside

Spacious and well-appointed outside cabins with picture window

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An arctic superior outside cabin

Arctic Superior

Higher deck cabins, most with a private balcony and including kettle, tea and coffee making facilities

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A typical suite

Expedition suites

Large well-appointed cabins on the highest decks with private balcony and many extras including a la carte dining

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Your cosy polar inside double cabin

Polar Inside

Cosy and well appointed inside cabins on all decks.

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Whale watching is one of the wonders of your Antarctica adventure

Antarctica, Patagonia and the Chilean Fjords

Explore Chile's wild coastline and Torres del Paine National Park and head south past Cape Horn for an adventure in Antarctica.

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A female penguin feeds her young

In depth Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia Expedition

A longer more in depth exploration of Antarctica, with more time ashore in the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.

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MS Fram Experience

Why choose a Hurtigruten Antarctica Cruise:

  • Fully refurbished in 2020, an established and proven expedition ship carrying up to 276 passengers
  • New Science Centre, an edutainment venue to guests and crew meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas we explore
  • Expert lectures on topics such as biology, history and geology throughout the voyage
  • Three restaurants with a variety of dining options, with menus drawn from our rich Norwegian and Nordic tradition, as well as international cuisine and local inspiration
  • Elegant Explorer lounge, gym and wellness centre. Outdoor decks with infinity pool and hot tubs
  • Spacious outside cabins (20 square metres) with flexible sleeping arrangements for 2 to 4 people
  • Arctic superior cabins on the higher decks have an outside balcony 
  • Stunning suites (min 30 square metres) with balcony, hot tub, free laundry and included a la carte dining
  • Included shore excursions and boat landings, plus hiking, small boat cruising, kayaking and snowshoeing
  • Choice of itineraries combining Antarctica with Patagonia, the Chilean Fjords, Cape Horn and the Falkland Islands 

Boat Specification

  • Year built 2007
  • Year of refurbishment 2020
  • Ship yard Fincantieri, Italy
  • Passenger capacity 318 (200 in Antarctica)
  • Beds 276
  • Car capacity 0
  • Gross tonnage 11 647 T
  • Length 114 m
  • Beam 20.2 m
  • Speed 13 knots

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