Going Fram old to new
HURTIGRUTEN has announced that its 400-passenger MS Fram will be receiving upgrades to its suites, cabins, and public areas.
The custom-built polar exploration ship will also undergo major technical upgrades during a drydock in 2020, including having her engines brought up to a higher environmental standard.
“The original Fram was the most famous ship of its time and kept pushing the frontiers in the golden age of polar expeditions,” said Hurtigruten Chief Executive Officer Daniel Skjeldam.
“With the upgrade she will keep setting the standard for expedition cruises, and deliver unparalleled, premium expedition experiences,” he added.
Culinary enhancements on the ship will include the main restaurant being transformed into the Restaurant Aune - serving up food based on the Scandinavian palate, while a premium fine dining eatery called Lindstrom will also be installed.
All cabins and suites will be refreshed using natural Scandinavian materials such as granite, oak, birch and wool.
MS Fram ( pictured top) will reemerge from the drydock in the lead-up to her 2020 season.
Inset: A rendering of the updated Activity Centre on board.