MS Fram

MS Fram current position

MS Fram current location is at South America East Coast (coordinates -52.21979 S / -52.12828 W) cruising at speed of 12.9 kn (24 km/h | 15 mph) en route to GS CAPE ROSA. The AIS position was reported 12 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Fram

MS Fram current cruise is 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour. Prices start from USD 24986 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Feb, 2024 and ends on 08 Mar, 2024.

Date / TimePort
16 Feb    Departing from Valparaiso-Santiago, Chile hotels
16 Feb    flight
16 Feb    Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
17 Feb    Strait of Magellan, Chile
18 Feb - 20 Feb    Falkland Islands, Islas Malvinas
23 Feb - 26 Feb    South Georgia Island, Grytviken, South Sandwich Islands UK
29 Feb - 04 Mar    Antarctic Peninsula
08 Mar    Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
08 Mar    flight
08 Mar    Arriving in Valparaiso-Santiago, Chile hotels

Specifications of MS Fram

Year of build2007  /  Age: 17
Flag state Norway
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Classice-strengthened expedition ship
Speed13 kn / 24 km/h / 15 mph
Length (LOA)114 m / 374 ft
Beam (width)20 m / 66 ft
Gross Tonnage11647 gt
Passengers200 - 318
Crew75
Passengers-to-space ratio44
Beds276
Decks8
Cabins137
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2020
Christened byHRH Mette-Marit (Crown Princess of Norway)
OwnerHurtigruten AS
OperatorHurtigruten Cruises

MS Fram Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jan 26 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago
2024 Jan 26 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $21647
2024 Jan 26 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $18734
2024 Feb 16 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $24986
2024 Mar 08 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Northbound Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago
2024 Mar 08 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $14617
2024 May 09 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Circumnavigating Iceland Cruise Reykjavik $5303
2024 May 19 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Circumnavigating Iceland Cruise Reykjavik $5613
2024 May 29 9 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Oslo Reykjavik $5017
2024 Jun 06 9 days, round-trip 9 Night Circumnavigating Spitsbergen - In the Realm of the Polar Bear from Oslo Oslo
2024 Jun 06 9 days, round-trip 9 Night Circumnavigating Spitsbergen from Oslo Oslo $9865
2024 Jun 14 9 days, round-trip 9 Night Circumnavigating Spitsbergen - In the Realm of the Polar Bear from Oslo Oslo
2024 Jun 14 9 days, round-trip 9 Night Circumnavigating Spitsbergen from Oslo Oslo $8490
2024 Jun 22 9 days, round-trip 9 Night Circumnavigating Spitsbergen - In the Realm of the Polar Bear from Oslo Oslo
2024 Jun 22 9 days, round-trip 9 Night Circumnavigating Spitsbergen from Oslo Oslo $8490
2024 Jun 30 9 days, round-trip 9 Night Circumnavigating Spitsbergen - In the Realm of the Polar Bear from Oslo Oslo
2024 Jun 30 9 days, round-trip 9 Night Circumnavigating Spitsbergen from Oslo Oslo $9661
2024 Jul 08 11 days, round-trip 11 Night Circumnavigating Svalbard from Oslo Oslo $12052
2024 Jul 18 14 days, one-way from Oslo to Reykjavik Oslo $12565
2024 Aug 01 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Circumnavigating Iceland Cruise Reykjavik $6555
2024 Aug 11 12 days, round-trip 12 Night Greenland Cruise Reykjavik $9568
2024 Aug 23 17 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Montreal Reykjavik $17190
2024 Aug 23 17 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Montreal Reykjavik $14741
2024 Sep 09 19 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal
2024 Sep 09 19 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $14576
2024 Sep 09 19 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $12989
2024 Sep 28 8 days, one-way from Boston to Colon Boston
2024 Oct 06 12 days, one-way from Colon to Callao-Lima Colon $7127
2024 Oct 06 14 days, one-way from Colon to Valparaiso-Santiago Colon $4580
2024 Oct 09 11 days, one-way from Callao-Lima to Valparaiso-Santiago Callao-Lima $6716
2024 Oct 20 21 days, round-trip 21 Night In Depth Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruise Valparaiso-Santiago $12440
2024 Nov 10 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $17485
2024 Dec 01 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $17485
2024 Dec 22 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $20168
2025 Jan 12 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $22463
2025 Feb 02 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $21698
2025 Feb 23 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $18827
2025 Mar 16 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $13145
2025 Jun 07 8 days, one-way from Oslo to Longyearbyen Oslo $8691
2025 Jun 15 8 days, one-way from Oslo to Longyearbyen Oslo $8691
2025 Jun 23 8 days, one-way from Oslo to Longyearbyen Oslo $8691
2025 Oct 24 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso-Santiago Buenos Aires $13871
2025 Nov 15 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $16050
2025 Dec 06 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $16608
2025 Dec 27 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $18284
2026 Jan 17 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $18284
2026 Feb 07 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $17949
2026 Feb 28 21 days, round-trip 22 Night In Depth Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Valparaiso-Santiago $17167
2026 Mar 21 22 days, one-way from Valparaiso-Santiago to Buenos Aires Valparaiso-Santiago $14900

MS Fram Review

Review of MS Fram

The 2007-built MS Fram cruise ship is a specially designed Antarctica expedition vessel in the Hurtigruten's fleet (1B ice-class double hull). The ship's name means "forward" in Norwegian. The ship was named after its wooden namesake used between 1893-1912 by Norwegian North Pole explorers Roald Amundsen, Fridtjof Nansen, Oscar Wisting and Otto Sverdrup. The original expedition ship is preserved at the Fram Museum in Oslo Norway.

In 2021, Hurtigruten added 4 old ships to the company's expedition fleet - Spitsbergen, Midnatsol (Eirik Raude), Trollfjord (Maud) and Finnmarken (Otto Sverdrup). This fleet also includes Fram (2007) and the 3 newbuilds - Roald Amundsen (2019), Fridtjof Nansen (2020) and TBN (2022).

The vessel (IMO number 9370018) is currently Norway-flagged (MMSI 258932000) and registered in Tromso.

History - construction and ownership

The shipowner Hurtigruten is a Norwegian passenger shipping company specializing in cruise and ferry services. The "Norwegian Coastal Express Route" (Bergen-Kirkenes) is a cargo-passenger ferry service along Norway's western and northern coast. Hurtigruten's cruise ferries sail nearly the entire length of Norway and complete this roundtrip itinerary in 11 days. The route also includes Lofoten Islands and Vesteralen Islands.

MS Fram cruise ship

The 320-passenger ship Fram serves Hurtigruten's Antarctica expedition program. With this addition to its fleet, the cruise line presented an option for both relaxation and discovery. Specially designed for cruising in polar waters, Fram holds the highest safety standards. She is the perfect size for guests’ comfort and optimum nautical maneuverability. Boarding ms Fram will take passengers closer to nature and wildlife.

December 2007, ms Fram lost power and hit a glacier in Antarctica. The vessel was damaged to her starboard side but despite the accident was able to continue the voyage.

Decks and Cabins

MS Fram staterooms (137 total, in 8 grades) include 38x Suites, 88x Outside, 9x Inside, 2x for disabled. Most ms Fram staterooms are 85-140-sq. foot Oceanview rooms. The largest aboard ms Fram is the Grand Suite (400 ft2). These are with one or two rooms and have private balconies, separate sitting area, queen beds and Internet access.

The boat has 8 decks, of which 7 are passenger-accessible and 3 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

All meals take place in Fram's Aune restaurant on Deck 4. Picture windows line on three sides of the 2-level room, offering sweeping ocean views. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style and open-seating. The serving area is situated in the center of the restaurant in a square formation. It's seldom crowded as meals are spread out over a couple of hours. Some dinners are open-seating self-service buffets, while others are plated meals served in four seatings, depending on how full the cruise ship is.

Follows the complete list of ms Fram restaurants and food bars.

  • Aune Restaurant (Aune Main Dining) is the ship's complimentary Dining Room (capacity 234 seats) with floor-ceiling windows, buffet station in the middle, self-service beverage station (for coffee-tea-juices), an outdoor seating area (alfresco terrace). The Galley / Kitchen is adjacent to the Restaurant. Aune Restaurant serves complimentary Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Breakfast is buffet-style (bacon, eggs, sausages, cold meats, cheeses, seafood, bread selection, cereals, fruits, porridge). Lunch is also buffet-style (salads, soups, hot/cold meats, seafood, vegetables, desserts). Dinner is 4-seating and waiter-served (3-course menu, including traditional Scandinavian dishes). Wine by the bottle is offered at extra cost. Hurtigruten has a wine package available for purchase at the Restaurant.
  • Lindstrom Specialty Restaurant is located aft-portside on Deck 4. Suite-category passengers dine complimentary at Lindstrom daily (all-inclusive breakfast and dinner). Other cabin grade passengers can also dine at Lindstrom (breakfast and/or dinner) but at extra charge (a la carte priced menu, premium wine list).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

From the moment passengers step on board the compact Fram ship, they feel as though they’ve arrived in the polar region. Fram’s artwork reflects both the Antarctic and the Arctic with photos of the early expeditions, snow-capped peaks paintings, and pictures of penguins. Highlights are the Fram artifacts exhibit and the model of Fram sailing ship.

Fram ship's onboard experience is marked by an interior design rich in oak wood, leather, and wool. The observation lounge offers panoramic 270-degree sea views. On its Sun deck 7, located by the gym room are 2 outdoor whirlpools enclosed by glass windows. They are the Hurtigruten's exclusive option to enjoy the panoramic spa experience at sea - no matter the weather.

MS Fram cruise ship

Follows the complete list of ms Fram lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Ward (wardroom, ship officers’ dining room and relaxation lounge)
  • Tender Lobby (embarkation/disembarkation area for easy loading/unloading of passengers going on land expeditions; ship-to-shore tendering is serviced by 6 inflatable boats, used mostly for wildlife watching in Antarctica)
  • Lobby (with floor-ceiling windows, reception, expeditions booking, and information)
  • Shop (selling hand-made souvenirs, special occasion gifs, Hurtigruten logo merchandise)
  • Observation terraces and Promenade Deck (open-air deck spaces)
  • Explorer Lounge hosts daily media presentations and lectures by wildlife experts and expert scientists. It is served by its own bar and has an outdoor terrace (Passenger Bridge).
  • Fitness Room (with treadmills, exercise bikes, rowing machine, ping pong table, free weights); two whirlpools with shower section; two separate Saunas (unisex)
  • The Sun Deck is the place for Hurtigruten’s special ceremony “Arctic Circle baptism”, including a Neptune-costumed crewmember, icy seawater, and a shot for warming up.

Fram Science Centre (deck 4 forward, on the below photo) is a large "scientific lounge" (research lab) packed with high-tech gadgets (including microscopes and touch screens) and latest digital technology equipment. The venue consists of Library, Lecture Halls, Photo Center (photo- and video-processing studio), Conference Room, Expedition Team Room, dedicated areas for themed educational activities (workshops in biology, marine life, geography, photography, etc). Hurtigruten's Expedition Team provides here passengers with scientific information and technology assistance.

Hurtigruten new ships (Science Centre Lounge)

Itineraries

MS Fram itinerary program is based on Greenland and Arctic cruises (during summer in the northern hemisphere, including Canada). During winter months, the ship cruises to Antarctica leaving from Argentina (roundtrip Buenos Aires).

Hurtigruten offers flight-cruise package deals with bookings protected with ATOL Certificate. ATOL stands for "Air Travel Organisers' Licensing" (Civil Aviation Authority, UK).

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The Fincantieri Monfalcone-built Fram cruise ship is an expedition vessel designed for operations in the regions of Arctic (Europe) and Antarctica (South America). The ship is named after the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen's "Fram" ship. The original Fram was a wooden expedition ship (rigged as a 3-masted schooner), which design's most unique feature was that the hull (bow, stern, keel) was rounded off and smoothed, to avoid ice packing around it.

By nationality, the ship's officers are all Norwegian, while the hotel staff and crew are Filipino.

MS Fram refurbishment 2020 review

Before the Arctic season 2020, the cruise ship is scheduled to enter drydock for an extensive refurbishment. Following the refit, the boat has large windows in most venues, new open spaces, new restaurants, completely overhauled staterooms and public areas, new Science Center, new dual-fuel engines.

The dining room was redesigned and renamed "Restaurant Aune". A new specialty restaurant (Lindstrom) was added. The fine-dining venue offers traditional Norwegian specialties and has a separate bar lounge.

The new Science Center is an "edutainment area" where passengers meet and mingle with the ship's staff and crew. The fore-located Qilak Observation Lounge was redesigned and renamed "Explorer Lounge and Bar".

Pole-to-Pole Expedition Cruises 2022

In early-June 2021 Hurtigruten Expeditions announced two (company's first) "pole to pole cruises" scheduled to combine into a single itinerary the regions Alaska (Aleutian Islands, St Matthew Island), Northwest Passage (Arctic Canada's Atlantic-Pacific sea route, Baffin Island), Greenland, Caribbean (Belize, Nicaragua), Panama Canal (full transit), South America (also Chilean Fjords), Antarctica.

  • The 93-day itinerary (Vancouver BC Canada to Buenos Aires Argentina) was planned for MS Roald Amundsen, departing on August 8, 2022, and visiting 11 countries. Prices started from USD 64580 (EUR 53045) per person with double occupancy.
  • The 66-day itinerary (Edmonton, Alberta Canada, to Valparaiso-Santiago Chile) was planned for MS Fram, departing on September 22, 2022, and visiting 7 countries. Prices started from USD 50140 (EUR 41175) per person with double occupancy.

Hurtigruten's 93-day "Arctic to Antarctica" cruise itinerary schedule included the following segments:

  • DAYS 2-17 (Vancouver to Nome AK) - Misty Fjords, Wrangell AK, Sitka AK, Icy Bay (glaciers Guyot, Yahtse, Tyndall, Guyot), Kodiak AK, Katmai National Park, Chignik AK, Unga Village, Dutch Harbor, St Paul and St. Matthew Islands, Nome AK
  • DAYS 18-21 (at sea) Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea
  • DAYS 22-32 (Canada and Greenland) Amundsen Gulf, Cape Bathurst, Ulukhaktok, Cambridge Bay (Victoria Island), Gjoa Haven, Somerset Island (Fort Ross on Hudson's Bay), Beechey Island, Devon Island, Baffin Island (Mittimatalik)
  • DAYS 33-40 (Greenland and Atlantic Canada) Baffin Bay, Davis Strait, Ilulissat, Sisimiut, Red Bay (Belle Isle Strait), Corner Brook
  • DAYS 41-48 (Halifax NS to Boston MA) Halifax, Sable Island, Lunenburg NS, Eastport ME, Bar Harbor ME, Provincetown MA, Boston
  • DAYS 49-52 (at sea)
  • DAYS 53-62 (Miami FL to Colon Panama) Miami, Belize City, Lighthouse Reef Belize, Isla de Providencia Colombia, Corn Islands Nicaragua, Bocas del Toro Panama, Colon
  • DAYS 63-76 (Panama Canal to Valparaiso-Santiago Chile) Manta Ecuador, Machala-Puerto Bolivar Ecuador, Salaverry Peru, Lima Peru, Paracas Peru, Arica Chile, Iquique Chile, La Serena Chile, Valparaiso
  • DAYS 77-86 (Chilean Patagonia) Castro, Puerto Eden, Puerto Natales, Chilean fjords, Magellan Strait, Cape Horn, Drake Passage
  • DAYS 87-90 (Antarctica) Antarctic Peninsula (~20 landing sites), South Shetland Islands
  • DAYS 91-93 (Ushuaia/debarkation) flight to Buenos Aires