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MS Maud

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MS Maud

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.

  • Size medium
  • Style Expedition
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 2002
  • Year of last refit 2021
  • Gross tonnage 16140t
  • Length 135.75m
  • Width 21.5m
  • Speed 15kts
  • Decks 7
  • Language Norwegian & English
  • Currency Norwegian Krone (kr)
  • No. of passengers 822
  • No. of crew 69
  • No. of cabins 301
Unique Features

MS Maud is a more sustainable expedition ship. She is equipped with a battery pack that will support the ship’s engines, and drastically cut emissions. The ship sources power from land when docked, and this eliminates shoreside emissions.

In addition, the vessel´s engines have been upgraded into low-emission engines, complying with all current and projected regulations.

Photo credit: Trym Ivar Bergsmo

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It is not common practice to tip on Hurtigruten ships on the coastal voyage, but if you feel that crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service, tip boxes are placed in the restaurant together with envelopes.
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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.
Welcome onboard to a culinary journey and our award-winning food sourcing program - Norways 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.

An explorer voyage with Hurtigruten is rigged towards maximizing your experiences of the places we are going to. On days when we are not landing we encourage you to spend as much time as possible out on deck. Join our educational talks and lectures at different locations on board.

A travel experience is often much richer if you have knowledge and understanding about the nature, wildlife, culture and history of your destination.

Our Expedition team will make sure you are well prepared for the experiences ahead of you. They will also re-capitulate and answer questions in hindsight. You will not find bingo, arcade games and entertainment theatres often found on conventional cruise ships.

Our aim is to get you closer to unique environments and to allow you to share the experience with your fellow travellers. Occasionally there may be some light entertainment on board in the evenings.

Health and fitness
Gym, sauna and outdoor hot tubs will be available for all guests. The Wellness Center the guests may purchase treatments as body massage, face-, hand- and foot treatments. All opening hours will be announced on board.
Enjoy a lecture on the ship's deck or in one of the conference rooms and learn something new.
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