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.

Premium comfort, Science Center and gym:
The interior of the ship features natural Scandinavian materials like granite, oak, birch and wool, to create a relaxed and stylish atmosphere. On deck 5, you can visit our Science Center, which is packed with state-of-the-art technology and interactive learning tools.

On deck 9, you can enjoy the spectacular views from the outdoor Observation deck, workout in the outdoor gym and soak in one of the hot tubs. And there´s no better way to enjoy the view than with a refreshment in the Explorer lounge & bar.

Cabins and public areas:
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. Our stylish and welcoming public areas create great places to watch the world´s most beautiful coastline pass by.

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.

Restaurants:
Welcome onboard to a culinary journey and our award-winning food sourcing program - Norway's 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.

Wellness and Relaxation:
After a day of exploring, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the hot tubs, excercise in the gym, take in the scenery in the elegant Explorer Lounge, surf on the wifi network, or browse the onboard 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. 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.

Ship Data

Rating
Specialty
Cruise Line
Hurtigruten
 
Preferred

Ship Profile & Stats

Length
135 m
Tonnage
16,151
Maiden Voyage
2003
Refurbished
2021

Ship Amenities

  • Television

Ship Facilities

  • Aune Main Dining Room
  • Bar
  • Explorer Lounge & Bar
  • Fredheim Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Hot Tubs
  • Lindstrom Restaurant
  • Observation Deck
  • Outdoor BBQ
  • Outdoor Walking Deck
  • Science Centre
  • Shop
  • Wellness/Sauna

Science Centre

Aune Restaurant

Lindstrom Fine Dining

Fredheim Restaurant

Explorer Bar

Level Name
03 Deck 3
04 Deck 4
05 Deck 5
06 Deck 6
07 Deck 7
08 Deck 8
09 Deck 9

MX - Owners Suite Upper Deck

Our Expedition Suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper decks of the ship, these cabins feature a seating area with a TV, a bathroom with a shower, and a queen bed. Each Expedition Suite has its own unique specifications. MX Owners Suite: Two-room suites on deck 8 that sleep up to two people, with a TV, Internet access, and a private balcony.

MG - Grand Suite Upper Decks

Our Expedition Suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper decks of the ship, these cabins feature a seating area with a TV, a bathroom with a shower, and a queen bed. Each Expedition Suite has its own unique specifications. MG Grand Suite: One or two-room suites on decks 7 and 8 that sleeps up to two people with a TV, seating area, dining table, coffee making facilities, minibar and some with bathtub. Some also come with scenic bay window or a private balcony.

M2 - Suite Upper Decks

Our Expedition Suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper decks of the ship, these cabins feature a seating area with a TV, a bathroom with a shower, and a queen bed. Each Expedition Suite has its own unique specifications. M2 Suite: One or two room suites on deck 7 that sleeps up to two people, with a TV, coffee making facilities, minibar and private balcony.

Q2 - Mini Suite

Our Expedition Suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper decks of the ship, these cabins feature a seating area with a TV, a bathroom with a shower, and a queen bed. Each Expedition Suite has its own unique specifications. Q2 Mini Suite: One-room suite on deck 6 and 7 that sleeps up to two people, with TV, seating area, coffee making facilities and minibar.

U2 - Arctic Superior Outside Cabin

Relaxation and comfort are hallmarks of the Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, these cabins all have a bathroom with a shower. Most have a queen bed, while some have separate beds. Each Arctic Superior cabin has its own unique specifications. U2 Outside Cabin:Cabins on decks 7 and 8 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements, kettle and TV.

P2 - Arctic Superior Outside Cabin

Relaxation and comfort are hallmarks of the Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, these cabins all have a bathroom with a shower. Most have a queen bed, while some have separate beds. Each Arctic Superior cabin has its own unique specifications. P2 Outside Cabin: Cabins on deck 6 that sleeps up to two people, with double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements, kettle and TV.

YA - Arctic Superior Outside Cabin

Relaxation and comfort are hallmarks of the Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, these cabins all have a bathroom with a shower. Most have a queen bed, while some have separate beds. Each Arctic Superior cabin has its own unique specifications. YA Outside Cabin: Cabins on decks 6 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or a flexible sleeping arrangement, kettle and TV. These cabins are adapted for guests with disabilities.

QJ - Arctic Superior Outside Cabin

Relaxation and comfort are hallmarks of the Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, these cabins all have a bathroom with a shower. Most have a queen bed, while some have separate beds. Each Arctic Superior cabin has its own unique specifications. QJ Outside Cabin: Cabins on decks 6 and 7 that sleeps up to two people, with limited/no view, separate beds, seating area, kettle and TV.

J2 - Polar Outside Cabin

Our Polar Outside cabins are mostly situated on the middle or lower decks and have a bathroom with a shower. These cabins have a queen bed or separate beds. Each Polar Outside cabin has its own unique specifications. J2 Outside Cabin: Cabins on decks 6 and 7 that sleeps up to two people, with limited/no view, and double bed or flexible sleeping, kettle and TV.

N2 - Polar Outside Cabin

Our Polar Outside cabins are mostly situated on the middle or lower decks and have a bathroom with a shower. These cabins have a queen bed or separate beds. Each Polar Outside cabin has its own unique specifications. N2 Outside Cabin: Cabins on deck 4 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements, kettle and TV.

O2 - Polar Outside Cabin

Our Polar Outside cabins are mostly situated on the middle or lower decks and have a bathroom with a shower. These cabins have a queen bed or separate beds. Each Polar Outside cabin has its own unique specifications. O2 Outside Cabin: Cabins on decks 4 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements, kettle and TV.

L2 - Polar Outside Cabin

Our Polar outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. The cabins also have double or separate beds and individual specifications. L2 Outside Cabin: Cabins on deck 4 that sleeps up to two people, with limited or no view. Flexible sleeping arrangements, kettle and TV.

I2 - Polar Inside Cabin

Our Polar inside cabins are on decks 4, 6, and 7 include bathrooms with shower/WC. The cabins have double or separate beds and TV. All the cabins have individual specifications. I2 Inside Cabin: Cabins on decks 4, 6, and 7 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements, kettle and TV.
  • Television
  • Aune Main Dining Room
  • Bar
  • Explorer Lounge & Bar
  • Fredheim Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Hot Tubs
  • Lindstrom Restaurant
  • Observation Deck
  • Outdoor BBQ
  • Outdoor Walking Deck
  • Science Centre
  • Shop
  • Wellness/Sauna