Understanding our oceans  

Sailing from Boston to Colón, you’ll deepen your understanding of our oceans with lectures and workshops on marine biology, conservation and astronomy. Learn from your Expedition Team, observe wildlife out on deck, explore hidden ecosystems in the Science Center, and contribute to Citizen Science projects.  

Rest and relaxation 

Take time to unwind, observe the calming effects of the ocean, and enjoy your ship’s facilities. Relax in the hot tub, infinity pool or sauna. Indulge in an optional spa treatment or work out in the gym. And you can channel your inner artist in workshops, or capture your picturesque surroundings with the help of our onboard photographer.


• Sail from Boston to Colón, learning about marine biology and conservation, while enjoying relaxation in the ship's facilities, from hot tubs to art workshops

 Where old and new worlds meet 

Begin your adventure in the historic city of Boston. Here, you can visit the site of the famous Tea Party and walk the Freedom Trail to discover the city's revolutionary role in shaping modern-day America.  

Don’t miss out on the city’s culinary classics – try steaming bowls of seafood chowder and fried clams. And if you're looking for a friendly bar, then you'll want to head to Cheers, the bar that inspired the eponymous TV show.  

Discover colonial-era and revolutionary history in abundance or visit some of the world’s most respected and influential universities, before enjoying an overnight in a centrally located hotel.

Your science and relaxation cruise begins  

After breakfast, we’ll take you on a scenic tour of the city. Boston’s rich history is infused into its many districts, with grand colonial-era buildings intermixing with a thoroughly modern city centre. 

Your expedition ship MS Fram will be waiting for you at the harbour after your tour.  Before we embark, take time to settle into your cabin and meet your Expedition Team. Over the coming days, you’ll be completely immersed in the sights, sounds and science of the sea.

Unwind and open your mind to the wonders of the sea 

Over the next few days, you’ll spend your time appreciating and learning about the wonders of the sea. It’s time to relax and unwind on your oceanic retreat.  

Oceanography and science at sea  

As we head across the ocean, you’ll study the changes in the sea and the effect of ocean currents, like the Gulf Stream, in lectures and workshops. Learn about the differences between marine life along the continental shelf and the deep ocean with the Expedition Team. This might involve observing seabirds or analysing water samples in the Science Center.   

Navigation old and new  

You’ll explore celestial navigation, astronomy, and how this compares with modern-day electronic instruments. Discover how explorers of old navigated the seas using tools like a sextant, and how the Vikings used optical calcite and the stars.  

Conservation and Citizen Science  

You’ll look at issues blighting our oceans like plastic pollution, and what we can do to reduce this. We’ll explain our commitment to the environment and the steps we’re taking towards becoming a leader in sustainable travel.  You can join Citizen Science projects that may include: whale spotting for Happywhale, a global tracker; noting cloud and sky conditions for the GLOBE observer in conjunction with NASA; or taking seabird counts.   

Connecting with nature 

Take some time to observe and appreciate the wonders of the nature around you. Silently contemplate the majesty of the sea or the shifting of the clouds above. Scan for wildlife out on deck and observe the harmony of their movements and notice the calming effect this has. You can also attend bird and sea life observations out on deck with our onboard naturalists. Studies show that regularly interacting with nature makes us healthier and happier. Research also shows that people who feel connected to nature are more likely to behave in ways which promote environmental health and conservation. Explore what actions you can take to maintain this virtuous circle.  

Oceanic arts and crafts 

Disconnect from the stress of modern life and reconnect with yourself through our arts and crafts workshops. Craft-based activities have been proven to promote relaxation, reduce anxiety, improve cognitive abilities, as well as enhance overall happiness. You can put that to the test for yourself during your cruise with us. You can also combine science and art by joining a unique workshop where you can inspect samples under a microscope and then paint them, just like scientists did before the invention of micro-photography. 

Rest and relaxation 

Enjoy the facilities onboard your comfortable expedition ship. Indulge in an optional spa treatment, relax in the hot tub, infinity pool and sauna, or work out in the gym. Put your feet up in the lounge with a book and get to know your fellow guests. In the evenings, you can look forward to some fun activities as the Expedition Team host quiz nights, Q&A sessions, put on movie nights, and hold impromptu talks about the area you’re sailing in.

Bright city lights amid a lush rainforest landscape    

You’ll end your science and relaxation cruise in the bustling port town of Colón with an enriched mind and plenty to reflect on.  

Colón is a bustling cosmopolitan centre with hot springs, a thriving handicraft scene and wonderful local restaurants. Situated at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal, it’s also a good jumping off point to further explore Panama, the Caribbean or South America.

If you want to discover more of the city, why not join one of our optional Post-Programmes.

Itineraries are subject to change. 

Polar Inside. From

$3,085 AUD 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

$3,532 AUD 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

$3,687 AUD 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

$4,491 AUD 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.

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

Optional tours and excursions available. Please contact us for more details.


HX Expedition voyages include
• Voyage on board in selected cabin category
• On board lectures
• Daily expeditions and activities such as hikes, community visits, talks and more
• Full board dining, including breakfast, lunch and dinner with house wine and beer
• Wine, beer, spirits and cocktails available across the day and evening
• All-day coffee, tea & soft drinks
• Free Wi-Fi
• Gratuities
• Our interactive science programme, Science Centre and activities both on and off the ships
• Access to sauna, hot tubs, fitness room and more
• Professional photos from the onboard photographer
• Opportunities to engage with and support local communities and environmental initiatives through Hurtigruten
• Take home expedition jacket and reusable water bottle
• Expedition photographers on hand to assist you

Coastal Voyages include
• Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) from Norway's Coastal Kitchen
• Norwegian- and English-speaking Coastal Experience Team on board
• Engaging onboard activities and lectures:
• Onboard lectures and presentations on Norway’s history, biology, geography, geology, and culture
• Introductory photo presentation, camera adjustment and tips and tricks, photo and film footage from the voyage
• A welcome event, and daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
• Presentations about the ports we visit
• Presentation of excursion programmes
• Point of interest presentations out on deck
• Captain’s dinner and a farewell event
• Overnight in Boston before the expedition cruise, including breakfast
• Transfer from the hotel to the ship in Boston before the expedition cruise


• International and domestic flights unless otherwise stated
• Passport and visa costs where applicable
• Travel insurance
• Transfers unless otherwise stated
• Optional Excursions
• Pre and Post voyage accommodation
• Beverages on board unless otherwise stated (Premium drinks (top shelf spirits, vintage wines, champagne, etc.)​
• Meals while ashore
• Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area
• Some specialist excursions and experiences with limited capacity​
• Fine dining in our Lindstrøm restaurant​
• For those who want to set sail in style for a little bit extra, our Expedition Suites offer a complimentary bottle of champagne, unlimited access to our Lindstrøm fine dining restaurant, laundry and turn-down service and more.

• All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
• Excursions and activities are subject to change
• Please make sure you meet your entry and boarding requirements
Atlantic Ocean ExpeditionExpedition
10 Days from
$3,085 AUD pp

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