For an adventure far beyond an ordinary cruise, join our expedition to verdant jungles, Mayan ruins, perfect beaches and crystal-clear waters. We call on five different countries to discover tropical paradise islands, experience the pulsing energy of Miami and take in the rainforest of Costa Rica.
Active and Relaxing
Explore the Caribbean the “Hurtigruten way”. Discover the beautiful realm of the Mayans by visiting stunning ruins, snorkelling in crystal clear waters, kayaking pristine coastlines, hiking into the jungle and cruising rivers to see amazing wildlife.
From Miami to the islands
Starting with an overnight in the vibrant and energetic city of Miami, we head south to experience the beautiful islands of the Caribbean.
Enjoy some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in the azure seas during your stop in Cozumel or discover more about the fascinating Mayan civilisation.
On Isla de Provedencia, Corn Islands and San Andrés you can snorkel among stunning tropical fish, feast on barbecued lobster on the beach, and experience Creole traditions.
All too soon, we arrive in Puerto Limon in Costa Rica, where this Caribbean expedition ends.
• Explore five different countries in one expedition
• Discover Mayan ruins and learn about their colourful history
• Visit tropical paradise islands and dive or snorkel on pristine coral reefs
• Experience cultures, languages and traditions upheld on small, remote islands
Magical Miami is an intoxicating blend of cultures and influences, reflected everywhere from South Beach to Little Havana. Enjoy an overnight in this vibrant city to sample the atmosphere and great food on offer.
After breakfast we take you on a city tour to visit the most famous sights of this fascinating metropolis. The tour ends at the pier where MS Fram awaits.
The deliciously warm air invites you to stay on deck. Enjoy the sun or scan for wildlife, especially birds. The Expedition team will start a series of introductory lectures about wildlife, biology, life in the ocean and the ecosystems of coral reefs, also known as the rainforests of the sea.
Visit San Miguel de Cozumel, and spend time ashore in this lively island town, enjoying the restaurants, cafes and nearby beaches, such as Palancar or Paradise beach. Or take in the island´s natural beauty, featuring mangrove trees and cenotes, and perhaps swim with stingrays at Stingray beach (the captive rays have barbs removed of course).
Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, housing tens of thousands of marine species. In fact, about one-third of all marine fish species live part of their lives on coral reefs. In addition to their incredible value as wildlife habitats, coral reefs protect coastlines from storms and provide billions of dollars of food and jobs for humans around the world. Hear more about what these delicate ecosystems mean to life in the ocean, and other fascinating subjects from our Expedition team as we continue sailing south.
Providencia is an unspoiled and traditional tropical island. Since it’s almost unreachable for most tourists (no direct connection to the Colombian mainland), it’s traditions and customs remain intact and you will still hear English Creole spoken. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, lovely sand beaches, friendly locals and amazingly clear water that is superb for swimming, snorkelling and diving.
You'll find small cottages, hotels and cabañas strung along the road, and a delightful handful of restaurants. Visit a local school and tour the island, and enjoy the view of the many hidden bays. Bird lovers will have the opportunity to explore inland, hikers can venture to the highest point, kayakers can explore the coastline and divers and snorkelers can enjoy the superb undersea life.
If you are searching for an ideal combination of relaxing on white sand beaches, snorkeling among tropical fish and lovely historic architecture and culture, San Andrés is the perfect destination. This small island, shaped like a sea horse, is located some 500 miles northwest of Colombia. While small in size, it offers tremendous, pristine beauty.
The island is officially part of Colombia, but it has a long connection with England and a multicultural and bilingual culture, with the most common spoken languages being Spanish, English and Creole. Equally diverse is the ecosystem, featuring reefs, geysers, groves, and cays. Needless to say, it’s perfect for diving, snorkeling, and outdoor exploring.
Located off the coast of Nicaragua, these beautiful islands have more in common with most Caribbean islands than mainland Nicaragua. The Creole people on Great Corn Island live in colourful wooden houses, earning most of their income from lobster fishing. You can experience their bounty first hand with a beach barbecue. Little Corn is a tiny island with no cars and a jungle interior to explore on foot. Venture below the water to be rewarded discover a rich world of undersea life.
Puerto Limón in Costa Rica is a compelling destination for adventurous explorers. The city has some fascinating architecture and colourful open-air marketplaces, with the main market in the centre of town the place to go to buy everything from carved wood items to traditional souvenirs.
Cashew nuts are big here, so be sure to try the cashew wine. While the city is rather laid-back during the day, at night Puerto Limon has an active social scene, with a number of bars and restaurants. This is where your expedition comes to an end. Stay on to enjoy Costa Rica or fly home.
This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather and wind conditions may determine our final schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience, and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.
Our Polar Inside cabins are situated on lower deck and offer a cosy atmosphere. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/wc. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.
Our Polar Outside cabins are situated on lower deck and they all have bathrooms with shower/wc. Most of them offer separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.
Our Arctic Superior cabins are comfortable cabins situated on both upper and middle deck, where you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere. All the cabins have bathrooms with shower/wc. You will also find coffee and tea facilities in these cabins. Most of them have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa and some have double beds. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.
Our Expeditions Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship. Situated on upper deck, you can enjoy the most comfortable suites on board. Inside you will find seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/wc and most of them have double beds. All of the suites offer cabin kits, which contains bathrobe, slippers and other beauty articles. Some of the suites do have more facilities than others.
Vessel Type: Expedition
Passenger Capacity: 276
MS Fram is designed for sailing in polar waters, holds the highest safety standards and is the perfect size for optimum nautical manoeuverability and guests' comfort. With space for only 276 guests, you are sure to get to know many of your fellow travellers. You will share stunning sights and memories of a lifetime long after returning home. The Norwegian word Fram means ‘forward’ – lifting expectations of the voyage at hand.
MS Fram was built in 2007 with one mission in mind - to bring her guests closer to nature, wildlife and unforgettable experiences. As well as offering numerous lounges in which to relax, our more active guests can use our well-equipped gym. Meanwhile, on deck, our Jacuzzis guarantee you surreal memories when passing the towering icebergs of Antarctica or Greenland.