The Fram: Ship Details and Overview


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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​Fram Ship Overview


  • Ship Type: Luxury Expedition
  • Crew : 89
  • Passengers: 254
  • Cabins : 127
  • Speed : 13
  • Length : 374
  • Beam : 66
  • Voltage : 220V/50hz; Suites have 110V

Cabin Options

Inside - I

​Inside Superior – FJ

​Outside – N

​Outside – U

​Outside Superior – F

​Suite – M

​Grand Suite – MG

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 photo opportunity 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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Ship Photos

Activities Offered





$200 per person on average – camping info


$700 per person on average


Adventure itineraries only

Photography Workshop

Selected itineraries only

Shore-based walking

Included in price


Included in price

​Zodiac Trip

Included in price

Helicopter Ride

Price varies


Price varies

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