MV Fram antarctica and arctic expedition vessel

Fram

  • Vessel details

    LUXURY EXPEDITION VESSEL: FRAM
    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.

    The observation lounge, 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 restaurant is located in the aft of the ship, on your way there you walk through an exhibition of original artefacts from the historic expeditions of Amundsen and Nansen. At the far end of the restaurant there is a balcony for taking pictures when wildlife show up during a meal. On deck 7 you will find a well-equipped fitness room, 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 Jacuzzis. Let the warm water surround you while the icebergs float silently past the side of the ship.

    With 127 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.

    Features & Facilities
    • Enhanced expedition vessel
    • Superior accommodation
    • Observation lounge with panoramic windows
    • Restaraunt
    • Gym with panoramic windows
    • Sauna
    • Outdoor Jacuzzies
    • Internet/Wifi
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 4
    Guests #: 318
    Crew #: 75
    Ice Class: 1B
    Speed: 16
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 113m
    Width: 20
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 11647
    Registry: Norway
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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  • Cabin options

    Premier Cabins

    Polar Inside Middle Deck - Quad

    10m2 / 107ft2

    Our cosy Polar Inside cabins can be found on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC.

    Description

    Our cosy Polar Inside cabins can be found on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa, while some are equipped with a double bed or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    Cabin Features

    • - Same sex cabin

    Polar Inside Middle Deck - Quad

    10m2 / 107ft2
    Same sex cabin
    Our cosy Polar Inside cabins can be found on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC.
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    Premier Cabins

    Polar Inside Middle Deck - Twin

    10m2 / 107ft2

    Our cosy Polar Inside cabins can be found on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC.

    Description

    Our cosy Polar Inside cabins can be found on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa, while some are equipped with a double bed or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications. Relax in these comfortable, standard inside cabins on middle or upper deck with separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa.

    Cabin Features

    Polar Inside Middle Deck - Twin

    10m2 / 107ft2
    Many facilities
    Our cosy Polar Inside cabins can be found on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC.
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    Premier Cabins

    Polar Outside Middle Deck - Quad

    10m2 / 107ft2

    Our Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on middle or lower deck and all have bathrooms with shower/WC.

    Description

    Our Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on middle or lower deck and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. Some have double beds, others offer separate beds (where one is a sofa bed) or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    Cabin Features

    • - Same sex cabin

    Polar Outside Middle Deck - Quad

    10m2 / 107ft2
    Same sex cabin
    Our Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on middle or lower deck and all have bathrooms with shower/WC.
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    Premier Cabins

    Polar Outside Middle Deck - Twin

    10m2 / 107ft2

    Our Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on middle or lower deck and all have bathrooms with shower/WC.

    Description

    Our Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on middle or lower deck and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. Some have double beds, others offer separate beds (where one is a sofa bed) or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications. Enjoy these standard outside cabins with separate beds found on middle decks.

    Cabin Features

    • - Same sex cabin

    Polar Outside Middle Deck - Twin

    10m2 / 107ft2
    Same sex cabin
    Our Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on middle or lower deck and all have bathrooms with shower/WC.
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    Premier Cabins

    Polar Outside Upper Deck

    16m2 / 172ft2

    Our Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on middle or lower deck and all have bathrooms with shower/WC.

    Description

    Our Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on middle or lower deck and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. Some have double beds, others offer separate beds (where one is a sofa bed) or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications. Enjoy these comfortable cabins situated on upper decks with limited view.

    Cabin Features

    Polar Outside Upper Deck

    16m2 / 172ft2
    Many facilities
    Our Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on middle or lower deck and all have bathrooms with shower/WC.
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    Premier Cabins

    Arctic Superior - Middle Deck Twin

    16m2 / 172ft2

    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic Superior cabins.

    Description

    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both upper and middle deck, they all have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee -making facilities. Most of them have separate beds, where one doubles as a sofa, and some have double beds. All the cabins have individual specifications. Enjoy these comfortable cabins, situated on middle and upper decks. These cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa.

    Cabin Features

    Arctic Superior - Middle Deck Twin

    16m2 / 172ft2
    Many facilities
    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic Superior cabins.
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    Premier Cabins

    Arctic Superior - Upper Deck Twin

    10m2 / 107ft2

    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic Superior cabins.

    Description

    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both upper and middle deck, they all have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee -making facilities. Most of them have separate beds, where one doubles as a sofa, and some have double beds. All the cabins have individual specifications. Enjoy these comfortable outside cabins, situated on top/upper decks. These cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa.

    Cabin Features

    Arctic Superior - Upper Deck Twin

    10m2 / 107ft2
    Many facilities
    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic Superior cabins.
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    Premier Cabins

    Expedition Suite

    25m2 / 269ft2

    Our Expeditions Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship.

    Description

    Our Expeditions Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship. Situated on upper deck, you can enjoy the most comfortable suites on board. Inside you will find seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/wc and most of them have double beds. All of the suites offer cabin kits, which contains bathrobe, slippers and other beauty articles. Some of the suites do have more facilities than others. These elegant suites are situated on upper deck with one or two rooms, seating area, TV and mini-bar.

    Cabin Features

    Expedition Suite

    25m2 / 269ft2
    Many facilities
    Our Expeditions Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship.
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    Premier Cabins

    Expedition Grand Suite

    15m2 / 161ft2

    Our Expeditions Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship.

    Description

    Our Expeditions Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship. Situated on upper deck, you can enjoy the most comfortable suites on board. Inside you will find seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/wc and most of them have double beds. All of the suites offer cabin kits, which contains bathrobe, slippers and other beauty articles. Some of the suites do have more facilities than others. Enjoy these exclusive suites with one or two rooms, 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 Features

    • - Same sex cabin

    Expedition Grand Suite

    15m2 / 161ft2
    Same sex cabin
    Our Expeditions Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship.
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This Ship's voyages

Available for booking

fram northwest passage cruise

The Northwest Passage - In the Wake of Great Explorers - Westbound

Fram
318
13 days

Sail in the wake of the early explorers from Kangerlussuaq in Greenland to Cambridge Bay in Canada. Experience the raw and daunting beauty of the terrain that some of history’s greatest explorers had to overcome.

Available

Available for booking

fram cruise to iceland and greenland

From Mythical Iceland to Untouched Greenland

Fram
318
16 days

The spectacular scenery, fantastic fjords and the Midnight Sun provide a stunning backdrop to this expedition.

Available

Available for booking

fram greenland cruise to Thule

Midnight Sun Exploration to Thule

Fram
318
16 days

Feel the power of nature in the Arctic. See the Greenland Ice Sheet, which stretches 1,500 miles north, covering up to 80% of Greenland.

Available