A unique polar expedition ship, the Fram migrates from pole to pole, cruising around Antarctica from November to February, returning to the Arctic for the northern summer.
The ship, specially designed for polar expeditions, guarantees safety in remote polar waters, and cool Scandinavian décor completes the theme.
The Fram is small for a cruise ship, creating an intimate atmosphere that heightens the feeling of adventure on long expeditions. The ship’s size also allows the stunning scenery to dominate, ensuring the towering icebergs retain their grandeur. The icebergs, whales, penguins and light shows are best seen from the observation lounge, which offers floor-to-ceiling windows, so guests won’t miss out on the natural wonders if it’s too chilly to go out on deck.
Food & Drink
1 restaurant, 1 buffet, 2 bars
2 Jacuzzis, fitness room, sauna
An Inuit word for ‘sea’, Imaq provides typical north European fare, with plenty of smoked fish, cheeses and pickles on offer. A lighter spread is available at lunchtime, with dinner providing the main meal of the day. In keeping with its name, spectacular seascapes are visible from the restaurant.
Open all day, this self-service option offers tea, coffee, cakes and more snacks.
With an emphasis on the experience provided by the itinerary rather than the boat itself, entertainment is an understated feature, with card games and jigsaw puzzles available in the Observation Lounge, which also employs a musician.
There is no spa on board, but in addition to the Jacuzzis, there is a fitness room for guests to keep active while afloat, and a sauna to relax in afterwards.
A wealth of lectures given by crew members from different academic backgrounds, focusing on local history, native cultures, flora, and fauna.
A variety of activities are available at the stop-off destinations – guests are usually allowed to carve their own paths onshore, but guided hikes and expeditions are available, as is free entry to most museums. In Greenland, sea kayaking and an exhilarating helicopter flight over the icebergs is available.