MS Maud

MS Maud is designed to take you on a cruise in maximum comfort, equipped for a sustainable and memorable expedition.

MS Maud

About the Ship

  • Year built 2003
  • Year of refurbishment 2021
  • Ship yard Fosen Mek. Verk. (N)
  • Beds 532
  • Gross tonnage 16,140 T
  • Length 135,75 m
  • Beam 21.5 m
  • Speed 15 knots

MS Maud, previously MS Midnatsol, is named after one of the most famous polar vessels of all time, Roald Amundsens “Maud” from 1917. The original “Maud” got her name from the first Queen of modern-day Norway. She also had her namesake in Hurtigruten’s 1925 flagship DS Dronning Maud (“DS Queen Maud”).

Today´s MS Maud is equipped with advanced technology that makes her exceptionally well-suited for expedition cruises in Norway.

Premium comfort, Science Center and gym

The interior of the ship features natural Scandinavian materials like granite, oak, birch and wool, to create a relaxed and stylish atmosphere. On deck 5, you can visit our Science Center, which is packed with state-of-the-art technology and interactive learning tools.

On deck 9, you can enjoy the spectacular views from the outdoor Observation deck, workout in the outdoor gym and soak in one of the hot tubs. And there´s no better way to enjoy the view than with a refreshment in the Explorer lounge & bar.

More sustainable voyages - powered with biofuel

Sustainability is the core of every detail of your Hurtigruten adventure. Hurtigruten is constantly pushing boundaries, and aim to become completely emission free. As the first cruise line in the world, Hurtigruten is permanently introducing biodiesel as fuel on a number of ships – including MS Maud.

Biodiesel reduces (CO2) emissions with up to 80 % (compared to regular marine diesel). Hurtigruten’s environmentally certified biodiesel is produced from waste from industries such as fisheries and agriculture – which means no palm oil is used in the biofuel production and no negative effects on rainforests. Hurtigruten will use biodiesel in combination with other low-emission fuel.

As the rest of the Hurtigruten fleet, single-use plastic is banned on MS Maud. This ship is also equipped for shore power, completely eliminating emissions when docked in ports with shore power facilities.

Facilities on board MS Maud

Cabins and public areas

Norway´s stunning scenery is reflected in the ship´s interior design. Comfortable cabins and suites feature natural Scandinavian materials, such as granite, oak, birch and wool. Our stylish and welcoming public areas create great places to watch the world´s most beautiful coastline pass by.

Photo: Hurtigruten

 

Science Center

The hub of onboard learning is our Science Center, an edutainment venue where guests and crew meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas we explore.

Photo: Hurtigruten

 

Restaurants

Welcome onboard to a culinary journey and our award-winning food sourcing program - Norway's Coastal Kitchen. You will find ingredients from our local suppliers along the coast in all three restaurants. Restaurant Aune - our main dining room; Fredheim - with casual fast food and plant based alternatives; and our fine dining restaurant Lindstrøm, named after Polar Hero and Amundsen Chef Adolf Lindstrøm. Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy.

Photo: Hurtigruten

 

Wellness and Relaxation

After a day of exploring, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the hot tubs, exercise in the gym, take in the scenery in the elegant Explorer Lounge & Bar, or browse in the on-board shop.

Photo: Agurtxane Concellon and Shutterstock / Hurtigruten


Onboard Expedition Team

Each expedition voyage is accompanied by a hand-picked team of specialists and modern-day explorers. Highly experienced, passionate and knowledgeable, the Expedition Team will be your guides on your cruise, instructing you on safety, sustainability and science.

The team will present lectures and lead activities during the cruise to help you learn more about the natural and cultural treasures of Norway. They will also introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of `friluftsliv’ (outdoor life) and encourage you to join in exciting activities during the expedition. We provide all the gear you will need. 

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Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

    Our Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper decks of the ship, the cabins feature seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/WC, and double beds. Some suites have more facilities than others.  

    • Owners Suite

      Two-room suite on deck 8 that sleeps up to two people, with a TV, seating area, dining table, coffee making facilities, minibar and private balcony.

      Cabin grade: MX

      • 43 - 45 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • Grand suite

      One or two-room suites on decks 7 and 8 that sleeps up to two people with a TV, seating area, dining table, coffee making facilities, minibar and some with bathtub. Some also come with scenic bay window or a private balcony.

      Cabin grade: MG

      • 32 - 37 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Suite

      One or two room suites on deck 7 that sleeps up to two people, with a TV, coffee making facilities, minibar and private balcony.

      Cabin grade: M2

      • 20 - 23 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Mini suite

      One-room suite on deck 6 and 7 that sleeps up to two people, with TV, seating area, coffee making facilities and minibar.

      Cabin grade: Q2

      • 21 - 25 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Arctic Superior

    Relaxation and comfort are hallmarks of the Arctic superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, the cabins all have bathrooms with shower and WC. Most have double beds, and some have separate beds. All the cabins have individual specifications.  

    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on decks 6 and 7 that sleeps up to two people, with limited/no view, separate beds, seating area, kettle and TV.

      Cabin grade: QJ

      • 16 - 17 m2
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Twin bed
    • Outside cabin (Accessible)

      Cabins on decks 6 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or a flexible sleeping arrangement, kettle and TV. These cabins are adapted for guests with disabilities.

      Cabin grade: YA

      • 16 - 17 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Varied bed types
    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on deck 6 that sleeps up to two people, with double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements, kettle and TV.

      Cabin grade: P2

      • 10 - 11 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on decks 7 and 8 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements, kettle and TV.

      Cabin grade: U2

      • 10 - 14 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Polar Outside

    Our Polar outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. The cabins also have double or separate beds and individual specifications.  

    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on decks 4 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements, kettle and TV.

      Cabin grade: O2

      • 10 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on deck 4 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements, kettle and TV.

      Cabin grade: N2

      • 11 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on decks 6 and 7 that sleeps up to two people, with limited/no view, and double bed or flexible sleeping, kettle and TV.

      Cabin grade: J2

      • 11 - 12 m2
      • Window - limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Outside Cabin

      Cabins on deck 4 that sleeps up to two people, with limited or no view. Flexible sleeping arrangements, kettle and TV.

      Cabin grade: L2

      • 9 - 15 m2
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Polar Inside

    Our Polar inside cabins are on decks 4, 6, and 7 include bathrooms with shower/WC. The cabins have double or separate beds and TV. All the cabins have individual specifications. 

    • Inside cabin

      Cabins on decks 4, 6, and 7 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements, kettle and TV. 

      Cabin grade: I2

      • 9 - 15 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed

Decks

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
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