The Fram: Ship Details and Overview


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Built in Germany in 2007, the Fram is a purpose built luxury expedition vessel with a focus on elegance. 

Fully stabilized with an ice-strengthened hull and state of the art navigation system, the Fram is more than capable of dealing with the world’s toughest oceans.

The Fram is named after the original Fram which was used by the famous Norwegian adventurer Fridtjof Nansen. The vessel can carry just over 250 passengers and the ship is decked out with stunning modern artworks and items from the original Fram ship. 

The fusion between old and new gives the spacious ship an excellent feel to it and the modern interior is inspired by the Greenland and Arctic regions.

Major facilities aboard the MS Fram include bistro and restaurant, panoramic lounge, several Jacuzzi’s, gym, a lecture theater and excellent deck space. The Fram is lovely Antarctica ship that combines modern furnishings and state of the art equipment.

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The Fram Ship Overview

Specifications

Ship Type: Luxury Expedition

Crew : 89

Passengers: 254

Cabins : 127

Speed : 13

Length : 374

Beam : 66

Voltage :220V/50hz; Suites have 110V

Route Map of the The Fram

Facilities

Dining Room, Elevator, Observation Lounge, Bar, Sun Deck, Two Jacuzzis, Sauna, Gym, Gift Shop, Bistro, Two Lecture Halls, Library, Laundry Service, Onboard Doctor

Equipment

Polarcirkel Boats for landings, Stabilizers

Cabin Options

​Inside - I
Decks 3, 5 and 6 – Cabin comes with 1 bed, 1 sofa bed, refrigerator, TV, private en suite bathroom with shower.
​Inside Superior – FJ
Deck 5 – Cabin comes with double bed, sitting area, refrigerator, TV, private en suite bathroom with shower. Cabins have limited views.
Outside – N
Deck 3 – Cabin comes with 1 bed, 1 sofa bed, table, TV, refrigerator, private en suite bathroom with shower.
Outside – U
Deck 3 – Two lower berths. Cabin comes with sofa, writing desk, chair, excellent storage, in-room clock/radio with iPod connector, private en suite and a window.
​Outside Superior – F
Decks 5 and 6 – Cabin comes with 1 bed, 1 sofa bed, table, kettle with coffee/tea, TV, refrigerator, private en suite bathroom with shower.
​Suite – M
Decks 5 and 6 – Cabin comes with double bed, 1 room with sitting area, kettle with coffee/tea, mini-bar, TV, private en suite bathroom with shower. Some suites have a private balcony.
Grand Suite – MG
Decks 5 and 6 – Suite comes with double bed, sitting area, kettle with coffee/tea, mini-bar, TV, private en suite bathroom with shower. Some suites have a private balcony.

On-Board Facilities

Public Area Facilities

The Fram is a luxury cruise ship designed to give people an Antarctic experience they’ll never forget within 5 star comfort.

Although one of the larger ships in Antarctic waters, the captain will still try to make daily shore landings. With a number of zodiacs on board, passengers will never miss a single photoopportunity or wildlife viewing.

With luxury in mind, the facilities on board the Fram are excellent and only the finest fittings and furnishings have been used. Facilities include a large Dining Room, Elevator, Bar, Sun Deck, several Lecture Halls, Library, Panoramic Observation Lounge, Sauna, Gym, several Jacuzzi, Gift Shop, Bistro, Laundry Service and Onboard Doctor.

Cabin Facilities

Like the public areas, the cabins aboard the Fram are luxurious and well appointed.

Each cabin aboard the Fram comes with comfortable beds, flatscreen TV, refrigerator and private en suite bathroom with shower. The lovely suites aboard the Fram include sitting areas and mini bar. 

For the grand suites you can expect a private balcony and complimentary beverages.

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Activities Offered

Activity Details Offered?
Camping

$200 per person on average – camping info

Kayaking

$700 per person on average

Skiing

Adventure itineraries only

Photography Workshop

Selected itineraries only

Shore-based walking

Included in price

​Snowshoeing

Included in price

​Zodiac Trip

Included in price

Helicopter Ride

Price varies

Scuba-diving

Price varies

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