MS Richard With

MS Richard With proudly carries 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
  • Beam 19.2 m
  • 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 the ship's panorama lounges and take in the 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 art throughout the ship's interior adds 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 on board

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 sun deck of the ship 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 programme 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 journey.

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 Coastal Experience Teams here.

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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
  • Fitness room and sauna
  • Conference facilities
  • WiFi

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
    Campervans, minivans and trailers cannot be accepted.

Contact

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

Live webcam from MS Richard With

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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. Some suites have more facilities than others.

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

    • Suite on upper deck

      These elegant, refurbished suites situated on the upper deck have double bed, a sofa that converts into a double bed in the sitting area, a chair, Wi-Fi, TV, minibar, hairdryer, bathrobes, blanket, and coffee and tea facilities.

      Cabin code: MG

      • 15 - 20 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Suite on upper deck

      These elegant, refurbished suites are situated on the upper deck with one room and a seating area. The suites have a double bed, and a sofa that converts into a double bed in the sitting area, a chair, Wi-Fi, TV, minibar, hairdryer, bathrobes, blanket, and coffee and tea facilities.

      Cabin code: M

      • 28 - 30 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Mini suite for up to 4 travellers

      These comfortable, refurbished suites for up to four people have double beds. Some have a sofa group, chairs, and minibar. In some suites the sofa converts into a double bed. Suites also include Wi-Fi, TV, hairdryer, bathrobes, blanket, and coffee and tea facilities. Please note that we have one wheelchair accessible cabin within this category, please contact us to book this cabin. Please note that cabins 601, 602, 605 and 606 have two smaller windows.

      Cabin code: Q

      • 15 - 20 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double 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

      These comfortable, refurbished arctic superior cabins for up to two people on the upper decks have a double bed or separate beds, TV, hairdryer. Some have a chair, desk and coffee and tea facilities. Some cabins have limited view.

      Cabin code: P

      • 8 - 13 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Upper deck for 2 travellers

      These comfortable, refurbished arctic superior cabins for up to two people on the upper decks have a double bed, one chair and small desk, TV, hairdryer and coffee and tea facilities. The cabins have limited view.

      Cabin code: U

      • 10 - 11 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Polar Outside

    Our Polar outside cabins are situated on the lower decks with private bathroom facilities. All of the cabins have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, or upper and lower berths.

    • Upper deck for up to 2 travellers

      These comfortable, refurbished outside cabins for up to two people on deck 5 and 6 decks have double or single beds, one of which converts into a sofa, a chair, TV, and a hairdryer. The cabins have limited view.

      Cabin code: J

      • 8 - 11 m2
      • Limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Lower deck for up to 2 or 3 travelers

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

      Cabin code: L

      • 10 - 11 m2
      • Porthole
      • Bathroom
      • TV
    • Middle deck for up to 3 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to three people on the lower and middle deck have a double bed, some with bunk beds or separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, a chair, TV, and a hairdryer. Some cabins have limited view.

      Cabin code: N

      • 7 - 13 m2
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Middle deck for up to 3 travelers

      These comfortable, outside cabins for up to three people on deck 3and 6 have separate or triple beds, one of which converts into a sofa, TV, and a hairdryer. Some cabins have a chair. Some cabins have limited view.

      Cabin code: O

      • 7 - 13 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • 1 twin bed/1 couch
    • Accessible suite on top deck

      Wheelchair accessible room for up to two people. This spacious cabin has a wider door, accessible WC and double bed. These beds are not adapted to the accessible, i.e. they cannot be raised or lowered.

      Cabin code: SD

      • 16 - 17 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Twin bed
  • Polar Inside

    Our cosy 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.

    • Lower deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable, inside cabins for up to two people on deck 3 have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, TV, and a hairdryer.

      Cabin code: I

      • 8 - 9 m2
      • 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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