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MS Maud

MS Maud

Formerly the MS Midnatsol, the MS Maud is well-suited for expedition cruising.

MS Maud Ship walkthrough


About the ship

MS Maud, previously MS Midnatsol, is named after one of the most famous polar vessels of all time, Roald Amundsen's 'Maud' from 1917. The original 'Maud' got her name from the first Queen of modern-day Norway. She also had her namesake in Hurtigruten Expedition’s 1925 flagship, DS Dronning Maud ('DS Queen Maud').

Today, MS Maud is equipped with advanced technology that makes her exceptionally well-suited for expedition cruises in Norway and the British Isles.

Ship features

As your floating basecamp - MS Maud has everything you need, ensuring you are ready to discover a world away from ordinary. It's the perfect size ship: big enough for a range of onboard facilities but small enough to sail close to the coast for breathtaking views and to access areas larger ships can't reach.

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Your ocean oasis

A place of tranquillity and comfort to return to, MS Maud has the perfect blend of Scandinavian style and homely comforts to refresh you anew each time you return from your explorations.

Suite with balcony (M2) onboard MS Maud. Credit: HX Hurtigurten Expeditions.

Interior and Cabins

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. 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.

Enjoying a drink in the Explorer Bar onboard MS Maud. Photo: Tom Woodstock/Ultrasharp

Explorer lounge & bar

Situated at the front of the ship, the explorer bar and lounge provides a relaxing environment to unwind at the end of an adventurous day. With its floor-to-ceiling windows providing panoramic views of the breathtaking landscapes, this is the ideal spot to enjoy a drink prepared by our highly skilled and friendly bartenders.

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The Science Center

Unlock your inner scientist! Found on deck 5, the Science Center is a hive of active research, analysis, and learning. Throughout your voyage, there will be multiple opportunities to get involved with Citizen Science projects and build a better understanding of the destinations we explore.

Explore the Science & Education program

MS Maud in Lofoten, Norway.

Deeply delicious dining

Wonderful meals await you aboard your expedition ship. Highly skilled chefs in our three onboard restaurants take pride in offering menus that draw inspiration from our destinations, while offering you a rich variety to choose from. *Dining included for Suite Guests

Dining in Aune onboard MS Maud. Photo: Tom Woodstock/Ultrasharp

Restaurant Aune

Welcome onboard to a culinary journey and our award-winning food sourcing program. On board you find restaurant Aune - our main dining room; Named after the Norwegian ship chandler and polar expedition supplier Tinus Aune.

Enjoying a Milkshake in Fredheim onboard MS Roald Amundsen - Photo Credit: Agurtxane Concellon

Restaurant Fredheim

The ships’ informal and social meeting place – named after a 1900s hunting station on Svalbard. Fredheim - with casual fast food and plant based alternatives.

Dining in Lindstrøm onboard MS Maud. Photo: Tom Woodstock / Ultrasharp

Restaurant Lindstrøm

A speciality restaurant named after Adolf Lindstrøm, the favourite chef of the Norwegian polar heroes. Fine dining in Restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests. Non-suite guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in Lindstrøm for an additional cost.

Dining in Lindstrøm onboard MS Maud. Photo: Tom Woodstock / Ultrasharp

Exercise and enjoy

You can stay active with modern exercise facilities to get your pulse up and your muscles working. Then relax your body and mind as you gaze out from the panoramic sauna or a hot tub on deck.

The Gym on board MS Maud. Photo: Oscar Farrera

Fitness Room

For those who like to keep in shape for upcoming adventures, you are invited to take full advantage of our onboard gym.

Sauna, MS Maud

Sauna 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.

The jacuzzi on board MS Maud. Photo: Espen Mills

Hot Tub

If you want to enjoy the fresh sea air and rugged landscapes in a unique setting, relax in the hot tub on the outdoor deck for a truly Nordic experience.

Cabins and Suites

Expedition Suite

Add some indulgence to your voyage aboard MS Maud and reserve one of our Expedition Suites. Spacious, serviced, and with bed combinations for up to three people, these well- appointed apartments offer special features such as private balconies, expansive windows, and minibars (charges apply). Suites feature double beds and a seating area, some with a sofa bed and bathtub. All have private bathrooms with a shower and toiletries, a TV, a safe, European two-pin plug sockets, tea-making facilities, and a single-serve coffee machine. Naturally, the accommodation includes a full range of premium facilities including daily turn-down service and laundry. Complimentary fine dining in our Lindstrøm restaurant is part of the experience, and a takeaway service means you can enjoy dinner exclusively. Champagne on ice and a platter of delicacies are provided for your enjoyment as you set sail.

MX | Owner's suite with balcony

  • Upper-deck two-room corner suite

  • Private balcony

  • Seating area

  • Dining table

  • Double bed

  • Bathtub

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request

  • Guests: 2 | Size: 44 m2

  • Cabin Code: MX

  • Double bed
  • Private Balcony

MG | Grand suite

  • Upper-deck one or two-room suite 

  • Bay window or private balcony 

  • Seating area 

  • Double bed 

  • Sofa bed 

  • Some with bathtub 

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request 

  • Guests: up to 3 | Size: 26-35 m2 

  • Cabin Code: MG

  • Double bed
  • Bay window or private balcony 

M2 | Suite with balcony

  • Upper-deck suite

  • Private balcony

  • Seating area

  • Double bed

  • Guests: 2 | Size: 23 m2

  • Cabin Code: M2

  • Double bed
  • Private Balcony

Q2 | Mini Suite

  • Upper-deck suite

  • Window

  • Seating area

  • Double bed

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request

  • Guests: 2 | Size: 14-16 m2

  • Cabin Code: Q2

  • Double bed
  • Window


Explore our decks

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


MS Maud

  • Year built - 2003
  • Capacity - 570
  • Ship yard - Fosen Mek. Verk., Norway
  • Gross tonnage - 16 151 T
  • Speed - 15 knots
  • Length - 445.4 ft
  • Beam - 70.5 ft

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Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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