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.
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.
* Year built: 2007
* Shipyard: Fincantieri, Italy
* Passenger capacity: 318
* Gross tonnage: 11647
* Length: 114
* Beam: 20.2
* Speed: 13 Knot
* Observation Deck area offers the best vantage points on the ship for guests to enjoy the scenery along ms Fram itinerary routes in the Arctic, Greenland or the polar regions.
* There are 2 separate Saunas (for men/women) each with a locker room and showers.
* Qilak Observation Lounge has slanted panoramic windows for 270° ocean views. The lounge is served by its own full bar. The Qilak Lounge’s outdoor area is called “”Passenger Bridge”.
* The relatively small Fitness Room is a modern gym, equipped with 3 treadmills, 3 exercise bikes, 1 rowing machine, 1 ping pong table, free weights. Its back door is leading out onto an open-air decked area (sides are enclosed by glass), which has 2 whirlpools with shower section.
* The Sun Deck area has plenty of tables and chairs , plus 2 outdoor BBQs.
* Observation terraces (bow location) and Promenade Deck are an open-air deck spaces. The Fram’s Promenade does not encircle the entire ship.
* Service boats used for Arctic/Antarctic expeditions and landings are newly designed “Polar Circle” type (not traditional zodiac boats).
* The ship’s two lecture halls – Framheim (portside) and Polhogda (starboard), have total capacity of 250 seats. They offer multimedia presentations and expert lectures by renown scientists and wildlife experts.
* The “Colin Archer” room serves onboard conferences and group meetings.
* The Nunami Lobby has floor-ceiling windows, a front desk (reception, Hurtigruten expeditions/tours booking and information), with a seating area.
* Internet corner / Internet Cafe has 4 Internet computers combined with a small library.
* The Bistro sells light snacks and drinks (at extra cost). There is a separate buffet dining area (complimentary).
* On Deck 4 are located also the small Shop (selling Hutigruten logo merchandise, hand-made souvenirs, some special occasion gifs) and a Video Games Arcade.
* Imag Restaurant is the ship’s dining room (nonsmoking) with large floor-ceiling panoramic windows, a large buffet station in the middle and an outdoor seating area/terrace. The Imag dining room offers buffet-style Breakfast and Lunch, and 2-seating Dinner (served, with a 3-course menu).
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.
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.
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.
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.