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MS Fram

MS Fram is a purpose-built higher-ice class expedition ship offering the latest technologies and facilities. Experience comfort and delicious cuisine while enjoying an unforgettable cruise experience.

About MS Fram

From witnessing the stunning beauty of the northern lights to visiting the polar bears, let MS Fram take you on a wonderful adventure through Antarctica, Hurtigruten style.

With just 127 cabins, MS Fram offers her guests an intimate cruise experience designed to bring you closer to the incredible wilderness, landscapes and wildlife. You’ll be provided with the most advanced technology and facilities to ensure your expedition holiday is nothing short of spectacular.

Due to her immense size, MS Fram triumphs over any other expedition ship – surpassing her sister Hurtigruten cruise ships and offering more facilities and comfort than the average vessel. Complete with an ocean view, the cabins are cosy and comfortable. Some of the superior cabins also include a balcony, so you can marvel at the spectacular views of the Arctic landscape in privacy and comfort.

The spacious outside decks allow passengers to witness the enchanting beauty of the Polar Regions. An ideal place to observe the magnificent landscapes and the wildlife of the Arctic, the Observation Lounge’s epic panoramic windows allows for fantastic sight-seeing. Use the binoculars provided in the Observation Lounge to spot the rare and beautiful wildlife of the Arctic world.

With magnificent views and maximum comfort, the bar located in the observation lounge is a fantastic place to sip on an ice cold beer or indulge in a luxurious cocktail. Relax, rejuvenate, and warm up from the refreshing, cold Arctic air by dipping in to one of the two on deck hot tubs.

Embark on your Arctic adventure onboard MS Fram and observe some of the world’s most beautiful sights. From humpback wales, to sea eagles, to polar bears, discover the Arctic’s magnificent wildlife and explore the regions glorious landscapes. Connect with nature and witness the majestic beauty of the Arctic world.

See What's Inside

There is a wide range of comfortable cabins onboard, all with private bathrooms. You will be informed at check in when your cabin is ready for you. Please note that cabins on deck 5 with passenger access to outside areas may sometimes have an obstructed view due to other passengers walking past. Please ask the reservation team for advice on the best cabin location for you.


One room, sitting area, TV, minibar, double bed, shower/wc

  • Suite: 375 - 400 square feet (including balcony)
  • Sleeps: 2

Outside Cabin

One bed, one sofa bed, table, refrigerator, TV, shower/ wc.

  • Cabin: 85 - 140 square feet
  • Sleeps: 2

Inside Cabin

One bed, one sofa bed, refrigerator, TV, shower/ wc.

  • Cabin: 65 - 108 square
  • Sleeps: 4

Deck 8

  • Observation Deck
  • Sauna
  • Locker Rooms
  • Shower

Deck 7

  • Sundeck
  • Jacuzzis
  • Shower
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar
  • Passenger Bridge
  • Qlak Observation Lounge

Deck 6

  • Outside Cabins
  • Suites
  • Inside Cabins

Deck 5

  • Promenade Deck
  • Observation Terraces
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

Deck 4

  • Balcony
  • Arcade
  • Imaq Restaurant
  • Nunami Lobby
  • Internet Room
  • Conference Room Colin Archer
  • Polhogda Lecture Hall
  • Framheim Lecture Hall
  • Bistro
  • Buffet
  • Shop

Deck 3

  • Entranced Hall
  • Gangway
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

Deck 2

  • Car Deck
  • Ward
  • Tender Lobby

Visiting 34 ports, Hurtigruten have an exceptional opportunity to get fresh produce from local suppliers everyday. This means delicious new and fresh ingredients, both from coastal and inland areas.

Based on the season's best ingredients, the chefs create either three-course dinners or lavish buffets. Being a coastal voyage, seafood dominates the menu, accompanied with fresh vegetables and delicately flavoured sauces. Each dinner ends with traditional desserts, like home-made cakes, puddings, berries or sorbet. Breakfast and lunch is served buffet style, while dinner is a set dinner.


Your voyage includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is called Imaq- the Greenlandic word for 'ocean', offering scenic views from every table. The open seating for the breakfast and lunch buffet creates a relaxed atmosphere. Dinner varies between buffets, set meals and barbecues. The type of dinner is announced in the daily programme. The Head Waiter will assign tables prior to arrival. Information about table numbers and meal times will be provided in your cabin upon arrival.

Where possible menus are planned around seasonal ingredients, taking advantage of local produce to satisfy healthy appetites stimulated by the fresh sea air. Regular coffee/tea is complimentary throughout the whole voyage. Other beverages and refreshments during the day are not included but can be purchased onboard in the restaurant, cafeteria and bar.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Varies

À La Carte

The à la carte menu is a dining experience out of the ordinary - a dinner made from ultra-premium produce from our local suppliers. For those who are taking a classic voyage, full board is included in the price, and you can upgrade to the à la carte option for a small fee.

Even if you don’t have full board, you are still welcome to order tge à la carte menu. On most of Hurtigruten ships, the à la carte menu will be served in separate areas of the restaurants. Enjoy two-, three, four- or five-course dinners, and choose from four different starters, five main courses, four desserts and our famous cheese. Additional wine and drinks packages are also available. You can only book the à la carte menu when you are on board.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Varies

The emphasis onboard is on relaxation and discovery, and not the commercial entertainment that is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hertigruten’s aim is to get you closer to unique environments and to allow you to share the experience with your fellow travellers. Occasionally there may be some musical entertainment onboard in the evenings.

Observation Lounge

Qilak means 'sky' in Greenlandic, and the name of the lounge sets the standard. Here you find large panoramic windows, ample comfortable seats and even a pair of binoculars so you can view the wildlife and details of the ever changing landscape.


In the onboard shop you can buy modern clothes suitable for Explorer voyages. The Expedition Team will be happy to give you advice on how to dress properly in the polar areas. A wide range of both warm and practical clothing is on offer. There is also souvenirs, handicrafts, and postcards. In addition, a small selection of soap,toothpaste and other personal effects are available.

Internet Café

Passwords can be purchased from reception, costs are currently 40NOK for 30 mins, 60NOK for 1 hour and 200NOK for 6 hours (subject to change).


The books are in a variety of languages including Norwegian, German and English, also there are game tables available to play cards and chess.

On deck 7 you can find the modern fitness room and comfortable sauna with a fantastic view of the landscape passing by. Two outdoor Jacuzzis invite you for a warm bath.


Head to the sauna and relax in luxury.


Relax in the jacuzzis whilst floating past the scenery.

Fitness Room

A basic fitness centre for passengers to enjoy.

Huritgruten enrichment activities aimed to compliment your trip. With resident photographers and experienced lecturers on hand to help you make the most of the destinations you visit.


The ship's experienced lecturers' command an in-depth knowledge of the areas in which Ms Fram sails. they will conduct, on a regular basis, lectures on topics such as biology, history and geology throughout the course of the trip. The lecturing schedule will be announced everyday in the on board daily program.

Resident Photographer

Hurtigruten's resident photographer will invite you to photography workshops and practical sessions out on deck to enable you to take the best possible pictures from your voyage.

Ship Specifications

114m (374ft)
20m (66ft)
13 knots
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