MS Richard With

MS Richard With proudly bears the name of Hurtigruten's founder.

About the Ship

  • Year built 1993
  • Year of refurbishment 2018
  • Shipyard Volkswerft (D)
  • Passenger capacity 590
  • Beds 458
  • Gross tonnage 11,205
  • Length 121.8 m/ 400 ft
  • Beam 19.2 m/ 63 ft
  • Speed 18 knots

When Captain Richard With established the Norwegian Coastal Express in 1893, he made an enormous impact on life along the Norwegian coastline. The MS Richard With lives up to that legacy.

In 2022, MS Richard With was upgraded to a green hybrid ship. Emissions are cut by large battery packs combined with the ships brand new low emission engines, reducing fuel consumption and CO2-emissions by approximately 25 percent. The ship is also updated with state of the art navigation and control equipment, new waste water treatment equipment, and SRC technology that reduce NOx emissions by at least 80 percent.

Relax in one of the ship's panorama lounges and take in unforgettable views of remarkable coastal scenery, much of it the same as when the first Hurtigruten boats sailed by more than a century ago. Beautiful artworks displayed throughout the ship's interior add contemporary elegance to the vessel's maritime ambience.

 

Refurbishment in 2018

More comfort, new technology and better views of the spectacular Norwegian coast. MS Richard With emerged as a brand new ship in December 2018 during the largest upgrade project in Hurtigruten's history.

The upgrade saw a number of new features being added to the ship:

  • All staterooms and suites are fully upgraded to match Hurtigruten’s new standards. On deck 6, a number of cabins were merged into 14 larger suites, some with large bay windows and spectacular views.
  • In addition to a full makeover, the aft-facing Torget main restaurant has large deck-to-ceiling windows.
  • The brand-new Activity Center will act as the on-board headquarter for Hurtigruten’s Expedition Team.
  • Kysten Fine Dining - serving innovative dishes based on high quality, local produce such as ultra-fresh seafood - is slightly different from other Hurtigruten ships, and also be open for a la carte lunch.
  • The gym on deck 7 is bigger, the sauna upgraded and two aft-facing outdoor hot tubs are added.
  • Two new lecture halls have been added on deck 4, together with the open Kompass information and shopping area, where guests can enjoy exclusive offers on outdoor clothing and other items.
  • On deck 7, the informal and hugely popular Hurtigruten venue Multe Bakery is now open- serving freshly baked cakes and pastries, smørbrød (open sandwiches with generous amounts of topping), smoothies, a large assortment of local ice cream with homemade toppings, premium coffee, organic herbal tea, and premium juice.

The forward-facing Explorer Lounge and Panorama Bar offers a unique atmosphere and the best views on the ship – with front-row seats for enjoying the Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, wildlife and nature as it passes by.

 

Coastal Experience Team

MS Richard With has its own Coastal Experience Team, and serves as a university-at-sea. Interesting lectures, presentations, and activities inside—as well as out on the ship's sun deck—make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in. The Coastal Experience Team hosts both a lecture and presentation 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 Coastal Experience Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of “friluftsliv,” and encourage you take part in “friluftsliv” hikes and activities during the cruise.

 

The dedicated Coastal Experience Team has one mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage. Read more about our ECoastal Experience Teams here.

Special Features: 

  • Coastal Experience Team
  • Sun deck
  • Hot tubs 
  • Large panorama and observation lounges with great views
  • Restaurant
  • Separate à la carte restaurant
  • Café
  • Bar
  • Shop
  • Library
  • Fitness room and sauna
  • Conference facilities

Parking Spaces On Board

Please note the following dimensions for vehicles:

  • Max Length: 640 cm/ 21 ft
  • Max Width: 240 cm/ 7.9 ft
  • Max Height: 220 cm/ 7.2 ft
  • Max Weight: 5000 kg/ 11,023 lbs

Contact

Tel: +47 97 57 10 00
Email: [email protected]
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Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

    Our Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the cabins feature double beds, seating areas with TV, and bathrooms with shower/WC. 

    An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

    • Suite on upper deck for up to 4 travelers

      Refurbished Expedition Suite for up to four people with bay windows on upper deck. The suites have double beds and extra sofa beds, TV and minibar.

      Cabin code: MG

      • 161 - 215 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
    • Suite for up to 4 travelers

      Refurbished Expedition Suite for up to four people on the upper decks. These cabins have a double bed (and sofa beds), with extra chair, TV, minibar, and full view.

      Cabin code: M

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
    • Suite for up to 4 travelers

      Mini Suite on upper deck for up to four people. The suite comes with a double bed and sofa bed, full view, minibar and TV.

      Cabin code: Q

      • 183 - 248 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
  • Arctic Superior

    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, they all have bathrooms with shower and WC. They also come equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities. All cabins have double beds.

    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      Refurbished arctic superior cabin for two people on upper decks. The cabin comes with a double bed, full view, chair, desk and TV.

      Cabin code: P

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      Refurbished arctic superior cabin for two people. These cabins have double beds, a chair, desk, TV, and window with limited view.

      Cabin code: U

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
  • Polar Outside

    Our Polar outside cabins are situated on the lower decks and include bathrooms with shower/WC. All of the cabins have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, or upper and lower berths.

    • Upper deck for two travelers

      Refurbished outside cabin on the upper decks for two people, with a double bed, extra chair and TV. These cabins have limited views.

      Cabin code: J

      • 93 - 117 sq ft
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
    • L3 - Lower deck for three travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to three people on the lower deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have a TV, chair, and portholes, some with limited or no view.

      Cabin code: L

      • 93 - 117 sq ft
      • Porthole
      • Bathroom
      • TV
    • Middle deck for two travelers

      These standard outside cabins for up to two people on the middle decks have a TV, extra chair and a double bed. All cabins have windows with full view.

      Cabin code: N

      • 93 - 117 sq ft
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
    • Middle deck for up to three travelers

      Outside cabin for up to three people, with a single bed/sofa and pullman beds. The cabin comes with a TV and window with a full view.

      Cabin code: O

      • 93 - 117 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • 1 twin bed/1 couch
    • Wheelchair accessible cabin for two travelers

      Wheelchair accessible rooms for up to two people with wider door, accessible WC and adjusted bed. The cabins are situated on lower decks and have separate beds with one sofa. All have TV, extra chair, and window with full view.

      Cabin code: SD

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Twin bed
  • Polar Inside

    Our cozy Polar inside cabins are found on all decks. The cabins all include bathrooms with shower/WC. They also have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa. Others are equipped with a double bed or upper and lower berths. None of the cabins have windows.

    • Upper/Lower deck for 2 travelers

      These standard inside cabins for up to two people on the upper and lower decks have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa, and a TV. Others are equipped with a double bed or upper and lower berths. None of the cabins have windows.

      Cabin code: I

      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • 1 twin bed/1 couch
    • Upper deck for up to 2 travelers

      These comfortable inside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have separate single beds, one of which converts into a sofa, TV, and a hairdryer.

      Cabin code: K

      • 8 - 9 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • 1 twin bed/1 couch

Decks

  • 2 Deck 2
  • 3 Deck 3
  • 4 Deck 4
  • 5 Deck 5
  • 6 Deck 6
  • 7 Deck 7
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