Join us for an extraordinary adventure 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 the vibrant cities of New York and Miami and take in the rainforests of Costa Rica.

Ancient Beauty
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.

Big City Launch
Starting in the non-stop energy of New York City, we head to vibrant and magical Miami before embarking on a voyage south to experience some of the remote islands of the Caribbean.

Snorkelling and ruins
Enjoy some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in the world 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.

Costa Rican colour
Our expedition ends in colourful Puerto Limon in Costa Rica. Take some time to enjoy this port town before you head home.

Please note: 2019 departure is 12 days long.

Highlights


• 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

The Big Apple Embarkation Our expedition cruise starts in energetic, one-of-a-kind New York City in beautiful autumn colours. Spend some time enjoying all that Manhattan has to offer before embarking on MS Fram. Join us on deck as we sail out of Manhattan and past the Statue of Liberty.
Lectures and Legends Days at sea are yours to enjoy. The Expedition Team will start a series of introductory lectures about history, biology and life in the ocean. Enjoy the onboard facilities and come outside on deck to spot for marine wildlife and sea birds guiding our vessel.
Historic Treasure Full day Charleston is considered one of Americas greatest historic treasures. With cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and an elegant French Quarter, the city is ideal to explore on foot. Stroll the magnificent Battery promenade and Waterfront Park. Explore the city and its historic sites at your leisure or join one of our optional excursions.
Learning and Relaxing Spend time on deck as we head south to feel the air getting warmer and warmer. Enjoy the serenity of sea days. Listen in as our experienced lecturers share their extensive knowledge and meet our Expedition Team outside on deck to spot marine wildlife and sea birds.
Hemmingway and Caribbean Villas Half day The southernmost island in the Florida Keys and only 140 kilometres from Cuba, laid-back Key West is perfect for a day of exploration. Stroll amidst the 19th century architecture in Old Town and visit the Ernest Hemmingway House Museum or just cool off with a drink at the famous Sloppy Joe’s Bar.
Serenity at Sea Our Expedition Team continues its lecture programme, sharing their extensive knowledge and experience and letting you know about plans for the exciting days ahead.
Ruins, Beaches and Turquoise Seas Full day Visit San Miguel de Cozumel and spend the day ashore in this lively island town, enjoying the restaurants, cafes and nearby beaches. Discover the island at your leisure or join one of the excursion options of the day.
Reefs, Research and Reptiles Half day Known for its coral reefs and dive sites, Útila is the smallest of the Honduras Bay Islands. We will come ashore in Utila town, the island´s only settlement. Relax in town, visit the Iguana Research & Breeding Station to see local species or enjoy some of the nearby beaches.
Learning and Relaxing Enjoy a pleasant day at sea as we make our way further south. The Expedition Team will recap the voyage so far and prepare you for the next days which will be full of tropical island experiences. Spend time on deck and look for birds or other wildlife following us on our travels.
Remote Tropical Paradise Full day Providencia is an unspoiled tropical island with traditions that remain intact. You will still hear English Creole spoken here. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, lovely sand beaches, friendly locals, and a lovely sunset as we set sail late in the evening.
Days of Adventure Full day Another day in paradise awaits. Explore some of San Andres Island’s natural attractions at your leisure or join one of the optional activities of the day.
Lobster and Jungle Full day The Creole inhabitants of Great Corn Island live in colourful wooden houses and earn most of their income from lobster fishing. With white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, you can enjoy snorkeling here, or take a hike up Mount Pleasant Hill for a view of the entire island.
Island Style Full day We round up our extensive journey with by calling on Bocas del Toro, an archipelago of cays and thousands of islets. Bocas is brimming with sandy beaches and is called the `Galápagos of the Caribbean´ because it is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth.
Architecture and Marketplaces Disembarkation & overnight stay Puerto Limón boasts fascinating architecture and vibrant open-air marketplaces. The central market is the place to go to buy everything from carved wood items to traditional souvenirs. After disembarkation, we transfer you to San José for your overnight stay. On the way, enjoy a fascinating excursion to the Tortuguero Canal.
End of the Expedition Today your expedition cruise comes to an end. If you would like to extend your stay in Costa Rica, we recommend booking our Post-programme for a visit to beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park.
End of the Expedition Today your expedition cruise comes to an end. If you would like to extend your stay in Costa Rica, we recommend booking our Post-programme for a visit to beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park.

Polar Inside. From

£ 2576 GBP pp
Polar Inside. From
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.

Polar Outside. From

£ 2963 GBP pp
Polar Outside. From
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.

Arctic Superior. From

£ 3427 GBP pp
Arctic Superior. From
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.

Expedition Suite. From

£ 4303 GBP pp
Expedition Suite. From
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.

Polar Inside. From

$ 5685 USD pp
Polar Inside. From
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.

Polar Outside. From

$ 6579 USD pp
Polar Outside. From
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.

Arctic Superior. From

$ 7473 USD pp
Arctic Superior. From
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.

Expedition Suite. From

$ 9367 USD pp
Expedition Suite. From
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.

Fram

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 114m

Passenger Capacity: 276

Built: 2007

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.

Cabin layout for Fram
Fram
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