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Named after the famous explorer ship, the MS Fram, meaning ‘forward’, was purpose-built in 2007 as a Polar expedition vessel, with spacious outside decks including access to the very front of the ship, to bring passengers closer to wildlife and the incredible vistas of the Arctic and Antarctic. With its high 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, the MS Fram is ideally suited to cruising the Polar regions. On board facilities include an observation lounge featuring comfortable sitting areas and large panoramic windows, a multi-level restaurant with wildlife-viewing balcony, well-equipped fitness room, sauna and outdoor hot tubs. The ship offers 127 cabins and suites, all with private bathrooms.



Length: 114 m / 374ft

Breadth: 20.2m / 66ft

Draught: 4.6m / 15ft

CRUISE SPEED: 13 knots

Passengers: 318 passengers (maximum) and 136 Crew & Staff

Ice Class: 1B

Bow Thrust: Yes

Ship Region:Antarctica

The vessel has the highest ice-class notation (UL1 equivalent to 1A) and is therefore very suitable to navigate in solid one-year sea ice and loose multi-year pack ice.