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MS Maud has a strong environmental profile and modern design. The interior’s bright, colorful décor is inspired by Norway´s sunny warm days of summer, a motif reflected in many of the pieces of Norwegian modern art on board. The ship is also a TV star, having been featured in the award-winning Norwegian television documentary, “Hurtigruten 365.” The vessel´s sun deck and hot tub are on deck 9. Key features on MS Maud include the large, two-story panorama lounge over the bow, with wall-to-wall windows that bathe the room in natural light and provide extraordinary views.

MS Maud is an ice class 1X ship, equipped with advanced technology that makes her exceptionally well suited for expedition cruises in Antarctica. The ship started taking explorers on adventures to Patagonia and Antarctica in 2016.

Interesting lectures, presentations and activities inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and waters we sail in. The Expedition Team hosts a lecture and presentations program and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you may participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of “friluftsliv,” and encourages you take part in various “friluftsliv” hikes and activities during the cruise.

The dedicated Expedition Team has one mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage.


  • Passengers: 528 (500 for Antarctica)

  • Staff & crew: 75

  • Length: 135.75 meters

  • Breadth: 21.5 meters

  • Ice class: 1X

  • Tonnage: 16,151 GT

  • Speed: 18 knots

Accomodation Details

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. All of the suites provide complimentary cabin kits, with bathrobe, slippers and more. Some suites have more facilities than others. Located on deck 6, 7 and 8.

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.

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.

Polar Inside

  • Our cozy 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.

Deck Plan

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