Leading up the 2020 season, Hurtigruten’s MS Fram will be completely upgraded with new suites, new cabins, more environmentally friendly engines and a total makeover of all public areas, including new restaurants and Hurtigruten’s signature, high-tech Science Center.

The keel-to-mast upgrade will bring several new features to the ship. Some of the highlights include:

  • All cabins and suites will be fully refurbished with natural Scandinavian materials such as granite, oak, birch and wool, creating a relaxed and stylish look and feel.
  • The main restaurant will be transformed to Restaurant Aune, Hurtigruten’s new expedition cruise main restaurant concept. The restaurant is social and informal, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Lindstrom, a specialty restaurantnamed after the favorite chef of the Norwegian polar heroes, will be added. It will be an upper premium fine dining restaurant with strong roots in traditional Norwegian cooking that are contrasted with modern cuisine, accompanied with a lounge for a glass of champagne and classic cocktails.
  • A brand-new Hurtigruten signature—the Science Center—will be added, packed with state-of-the-art technology and high-tech gadgets such as touch screens, science equipment and other interactive features. The edutainment area will work as a hub where guests and staff can meet, mingle and create a deeper understanding for the areas MS Fram explores.
  • The forward-facing Qilak Observation Lounge will be completely refurbished and reemerge as Explorer Lounge & Bar, serving handcrafted cocktails and unbeatable views.

“We take our guests where other ships can’t, closer to nature with the special Hurtigruten edge. I spend most of my free time exploring and know the value of an expedition base that is safe, flexible and still offers premium comfort and experience to explorers,” points out Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam.

For more information, visit hurtigruten.com.