MS Fram
9 days

East Coast US and Atlantic Canada – From Big-City Bustle to Small-Town Charm (Northbound)

Price from
$ 3285
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Fram
9 days

East Coast US and Atlantic Canada – From Big-City Bustle to Small-Town Charm (Northbound)

Price from
$ 3285
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
East Coast US and Atlantic Canada – From Big-City Bustle to Small-Town Charm (Northbound)
Departure
1 May 2021
  • See North America’s eastern coastline from Miami all the way up to Canada
  • Experience small town life in Nova Scotia, and explore cities like Charleston and New York
  • Many highlights, including sailing into New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty
  • Experience the East Coast in full bloom during spring
Visit the charming streets of Charleston.

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Itinerary

Get ready for this voyage along North America’s Eastern seaboard, offering a striking contrast between vibrant coastal cities and laid-back small towns, from Miami in the south all the way up to Canada. We visit charming Charleston, pass the Statue of Liberty as we sail in to explore The Big Apple, then through Nantucket Sound, up to Yarmouth, and finally Halifax.
Day 1
Miami, USA
Latin Beats, Art-Deco Atmosphere
Enjoy the glamour of Miami Beach.
Enjoy the glamour of Miami Beach.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Our voyage starts in Miami, a cocktail of cultures from South Beach to Little Havana. The architecture here is also part of the greatest collection of art deco buildings in the world. Before embarking on MS Fram, enjoy an overnight in this vibrant city to sample the tropical gardens, lively arts scene and exceptional cuisine.

Enjoy the glamour of Miami Beach.
Enjoy the glamour of Miami Beach.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Art Deco elegance in South Beach.
Art Deco elegance in South Beach.
Photo: Shutterstock
Learn in the fresh air on deck.
Learn in the fresh air on deck.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Enjoy lectures and talks in the Science Center.
Enjoy lectures and talks in the Science Center.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Day 2
At Sea
Lectures, Photo Courses, and Relaxing
Learn in the fresh air on deck.
Learn in the fresh air on deck.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

The Expedition Team will deliver their lecture programme, covering a range of topics related to the areas we sail to. The onboard photographer will also run small workshops teaching you the basics of expedition photography. Or, you can use the time just to relax and chat with your fellow explorers.

Visit the historic waterfront at Battery Park.
Day 3
Charleston, North Carolina
The Romantic South
Day 3
Charleston, North Carolina
The Romantic South
Visit the historic waterfront at Battery Park.
Visit the historic waterfront at Battery Park.
Photo: shutterstock

Charleston is considered one of America’s greatest historic treasures. With cobblestone streets, an elegant French Quarter, the magnificent Battery promenade, and Waterfront Park, the city is ideal to stroll around on foot or even by horse-drawn carriage. Explore the city’s historic sites at your leisure or join one of our optional excursions.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Charleston - Beach Cleanup
    Join the effort to rid the oceans of plastic on our beach clean-ups.
  • Boone Plantation & Historic Charleston
    Journey to historic Boone Hall Plantation, used in the filming of the television miniseries, "North And South" and "Queen" and for background filming in "Gone With the Wind".
  • Charleston - Delightful Upper King Street Culinary Tour
    This excursion provides insight into Charleston's historic Upper King Street neighbourhood, recently named one of the top 10 food neighbourhoods in America.
  • Charleston - Fossil Hunting
    Look for and find fossils while exploring Morris Island in search of the prehistoric past.
  • Charleston - Historic Walking Tour
    Experience the history of Charleston during this two-hour walking tour that takes you deep into the heart of Charleston.
Take a horse and carriage ride to tour the city.
Take a horse and carriage ride to tour the city.
Photo: shutterstock
Wander the colourful streets of Charleston.
Wander the colourful streets of Charleston.
Photo: shutterstock
Take in life at sea from our observation deck.
Take in life at sea from our observation deck.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Stretch out in the fresh air.
Stretch out in the fresh air.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Day 4
At Sea
Unwind with a View
Take in life at sea from our observation deck.
Take in life at sea from our observation deck.
Photo: Camille Seaman

A day at sea means you can join the lectures presented by the Expedition Team or spend time on deck or in the panorama lounge with fellow travelers. Enjoy a refreshing workout in our well-equipped fitness room with a panoramic ocean view or let your muscles relax in one of the outdoor whirlpools.

Stroll in verdant Central Park.
Day 5-6
New York City
The Big Apple
Day 5-6
New York City
The Big Apple
Stroll in verdant Central Park.
Stroll in verdant Central Park.
Photo: Shutterstock

We sail into Manhattan, passing by the stunning Statue of Liberty. MS Fram will dock in New York overnight while you take a bite out of the Big Apple. Marvel at the skyline of this iconic metropolis, stroll through beautifully lush Central Park in full spring bloom, see one of the many Broadway shows, gaze at the city lights from atop the Empire State Building, or visit the famed Times Square. New York has so much to offer it’s impossible to fit everything in in just two days, but it’s certainly great fun to try. Explore the city on your own or on one of our optional excursions.

Optional excursions
  • Evening Sights of NY
    Enjoy breathtaking views of the Manhattan Skyline at night and fascinating insight into the history of the most famous suspension bridge in the world during this guided walking adventure.
  • Included
    New York - Manhattan Shuttle
    This transfer will run continuously back and forth from the ship to Times Square.
  • Live like a New Yorker
    Your Tour Guide will meet you at the Pier and escort you on foot to the closest Subway station in Midtown Manhattan. While using the NY subway may seem confusing to first-timers, it's actually quite simple once you get the hang of it.
  • New York - Icons of the Big Apple
    Visit and see New York's top attractions in this full day excursion.
  • Amazing Heli Experience over NY
    The most exciting way to see New York from above! Join us for this 16 minute flight, we can guarantee that the memories will last a lifetime!
One of the world´s great symbols – Lady Liberty.
One of the world´s great symbols – Lady Liberty.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Take in Manhattan from the Empire State building.
Take in Manhattan from the Empire State building.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Humpback whales in Nantucket Sound.
Humpback whales in Nantucket Sound.
Photo: shutterstock
Brant Point lighthouse in Nantucket.
Brant Point lighthouse in Nantucket.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 7
Provincetown, Massachusetts
On the Peninsula of Cape Cod
Humpback whales in Nantucket Sound.
Humpback whales in Nantucket Sound.
Photo: shutterstock

Visitors are drawn to this colorful town for the beautiful beaches, restaurants, and charming shops. Artists began frequenting Provincetown a century ago and it is one of the oldest continuous art colonies in the country. Nearby Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary attracts 17 species of whale, including humpbacks and rare North Atlantic right whales.

Day 8
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
French, Fishing, and Forchu
Cape Forchu Lighthouse is a delightful destination.
Cape Forchu Lighthouse is a delightful destination.
Photo: shutterstock

Welcome to this historic town at the intersection of traditional Anglo-Scottish and Acadian French cultures. Situated in the world's largest lobster fishing grounds, Yarmouth boasts the largest fishing fleet in Atlantic Canada. View the grand sea captain homes built in 1850 or enjoy the picturesque views and hiking trails at Cape Forchu Lightstation.

Cape Forchu Lighthouse is a delightful destination.
Cape Forchu Lighthouse is a delightful destination.
Photo: shutterstock
Yarmouth´s Victorian era elegance.
Yarmouth´s Victorian era elegance.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Stroll the charming lanes of old Halifax.
Stroll the charming lanes of old Halifax.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
History is very much alive at Citadel Hill.
History is very much alive at Citadel Hill.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Day 9
Halifax, Canada
Vibrant Capital of Nova Scotia
Stroll the charming lanes of old Halifax.
Stroll the charming lanes of old Halifax.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Your journey ends in Halifax. There are red-brick heritage buildings, parks, the landmark Citadel Hill National Historic Site, top-quality museums, Alexander Keith’s original 1820 brewery, and a 4km seafront boardwalk. We definitely recommend spending an extra day or two here on a Post-Programme before you head back home.

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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What's included

Included in your voyage

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, indoor gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected
MS Fram in Antarctica
Photo: Sandra Walser
Icebergs – one of many favorite photo motives when on an expedition with MS Fram
Photo: Tomas Mauch

Your ship

MS Fram

Year built 2007
Year of refurbishment 2020
Shipyard Fincantieri, Italy
Passenger capacity 318 (200 in Antarctica)
Beds 276
Car capacity 0
Gross tonnage 11 647 T
Length 114 m
Beam 20.2 m
Speed 13 knots
MS Fram in Antarctica
Photo: Sandra Walser

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram brings on the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology to make her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in Polar Regions.

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Optional excursions

Some expedition cruises include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.

Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.

Included
A hand holding a rope A hand holding a rope

Charleston - Beach Cleanup

North America

Duration

1 - 3 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-CHD1

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A residential street in front of a house A residential street in front of a house

Charleston - Boone Plantation & Historic Charleston

North America

Duration

4hrs

Price per person

From $ 187

Booking code

A-CHD3

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Charleston – Delightful Upper King Street Culinary Tour

North America

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 243

Booking code

A-CHD5

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Charleston – Fossil Hunting

North America

Duration

5 hours

Price per person

From $ 356

Booking code

A-CHD6

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Charleston – Historic Walking Tour

North America

Duration

3h30

Price per person

From $ 140

Booking code

A-CHD4

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Times Square pulses with life. Times Square pulses with life.

New York - Evening Sights of NY

North America

Duration

5h

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-NYC8

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Included
Take in Manhattan´s dramatic skyline. Take in Manhattan´s dramatic skyline.

New York - Manhattan Shuttle

North America

Duration

15 min each way

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-NYC1

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Inside Grand Central Station, New York. Inside Grand Central Station, New York.

New York - Live like a New Yorker

North America

Duration

4h30

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-NYC6

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Stroll in verdant Central Park. Stroll in verdant Central Park.

New York - Icons of the Big Apple

North America

Duration

7h

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-NYC7

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Helicopter over New York. Helicopter over New York.

New York - Amazing Heli Experience over NY

North America

Duration

3h30

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-NYC9

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Extend your cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-programme before or after your expedition cruise.

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Halifax: Post-programme (20/21 and 21/22)

North America

Duration

2 Days

From

$ 525

Booking code

YHZPOST

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Safari Landscape Safari Landscape

Miami: Pre-Programme (21/22)

Duration

2 Days

From

$ 523

Booking code

MIAPRE

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