Go­ing Fram old to new

Cruise Weekly - - News -

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.

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