Friday, July 20, 2007

Greenland: Aboard the Fram

The Fram is a new ship, purpose-built for expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic. We've found it comfortable and modern but lulling, with lots of big windows for watching the world go by beneath the glow of the Midnight Sun.

A few facts:

- Launched in 2007
- Named for the Fram, a Danish exploration ship that sailed these waters in 1898
- Berths: 318
- Passengers on this sailing: 261
- Crew on this sailing: 77
- Length: 114 meters (about 372 feet)
- Beam: 20.2 meters (about 65 feet)
- 12,700 tons
- 8 decks
- One main dining room, plus a bistro with 24-hour coffee and cakes (included)
- Panoramic bar
- Least expensive inside cabin: $3,673, including air from Baltimore

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