MS Maud

Being upgraded in 2021 and equipped with shore power connections, MS Maud is well-suited for expedition cruising.

MS Maud

About the Ship

  • Year built 2003
  • Year of refurbishment 2021
  • Shipyard Fosen Mek. Verk. (N)
  • Beds 532
  • Gross tonnage 16,151 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 and the British Isles.

Premium comfort, Science Center and gym

Her bright interiors are appointed in a classic Art Deco style. Colours are inspired by the Midnight Sun, allowing you to relax in warm vibes every day of the year. Channel your inner scientist in the advanced Science Center and enjoy daily lectures in the lecture hall or in the comfort of your cabin with our new streaming service, sample delicious Dishes from local suppliers in the restaurants and enjoy beverages in the Explorer lounge & bar. On deck 9, you can enjoy the spectacular views from the outdoor Observation deck, and soak in one of the hot tubs. And there´s no better way to enjoy the view than with a drink in the Explorer lounge & bar.

There’s also a gym and a sauna with beautiful views.

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.

The ship will be powered with Biofuel, mixed in with Marine gasoil, to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides. Furthermore, the Biofuel used will be environmentally certified and made from waste produce from other industries such as fishing, meaning no palm oil used in its production and no negative effects on rainforests. 

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

MS Maud is well-suited for expedition cruising, with a décor inspired by Norway’s stunning nature, reflected in many of the pieces of Norwegian modern art on board. Our suites and cabins are fitted out with comfortable and modern furniture.

 

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. We stream for your comfort our lectures to cabins.

 

Restaurants

Welcome onboard to a culinary journey and our award-winning food sourcing program. On board you find 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.

 

Wellness and Relaxation

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


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 and British Isles. 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 board. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the suites feature seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/WC, and most with double beds. Some suites have more facilities than others. Located on deck 6, 7 and 8.

    An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

    • Owners suite on upper deck

      These exclusive suites are situated on the upper decks. The suites have two rooms, a seating area and dining table, TV, kettle, tea/coffee, stereo, internet access, bathroom, minibar and private balcony. Travel the best way possible!

      Cabin grade: MX

      • 44 - 45 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • Grand suite on upper deck

      These exclusive suites have a seating area, TV, kettle, tea/coffee, stereo, internet access, bathroom and minibar. Some of the suites also have bathtubs, and a private balcony or bay window.

      Cabin grade: MG

      • 25 - 36 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Suite on upper deck

      These elegant suites are on the upper deck with a seating area, bathroom, TV and minibar. Some have a private balcony.

      Cabin grade: M2

      • 23 - 24 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Mini Suite on middle deck

      These comfortable suites on the middle or upper decks have double beds and most have sofa groups as well. The suites also have a TV, internet access, a bathroom, minibar, and a great view.

      Cabin grade: Q2

      • 15 - 24 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Arctic Superior

    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, the cabins have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities. Most have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa, and some have double beds. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Large cabin on middle deck

      Most of these large, comfortable cabins with single beds on the middle or upper decks have sofa groups. They all have a private bathroom, TV and minibar. The cabins have limited or no view.

      Cabin grade: QJ

      • 16 - 17 m2
      • Limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
    • Upper deck for 2 travellers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the top/upper decks have a private bathroom and double or separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

      Cabin grade: U2

      • 10 - 14 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Middle deck for 2 travellers

      These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have a private bathroom and separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

      Cabin grade: P2

      • 10 - 11 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
  • Polar Outside

    Our Polar outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. They have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Middle deck for 2 travellers

      These standard outside cabins for two people on the middle decks have separate beds and private bathrooms.

      Cabin grade: N2

      • 11 - 13 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Lower or middle deck for 2 travellers

      These standard outside cabins on the lower or middle decks have separate beds and private bathrooms.

      Cabin grade: O2

      • 10 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Lower deck for 2 travellers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have private bathrooms and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have portholes, some with limited or no view.

      Cabin grade: L2

      • 10 - 13 m2
      • Porthole
      • Bathroom
    • Upper deck for 2 travellers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have private bathrooms and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have limited or no view.

      Cabin grade: J2

      • 11 - 12 m2
      • Limited view
      • Bathroom
  • Polar Inside

    Our cosy Polar inside cabins are on all decks. All the cabins have bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins have separate beds, with one doubling as a sofa. Others are equipped with upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Middle deck for 2 travellers

      These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on the middle or upper decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. All cabins have private bathrooms.

      Cabin grade: I2

      • 9 - 14 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom

Decks

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