Named after Hurtigruten’s founder, this ship comes with a few extra luxuries to set it apart from the others in its fleet. Boasting a fitness room, sauna and hot tubs as well as innovatively designed cabins, MS Richard With is a Hurtigruten ship that is certainly keen to please.
Outside of the main dining room, seek out refreshment in the form of cocktails at the Troll bar or fine cuisine at the upscale Raftsundet restaurant. There’s a café at the heart of the ship serving up coffee and snacks and two panorama lounges where you can enjoy these whilst witnessing incredible views outside. If looking through the glass isn’t enough, step out onto the explorer deck and take in the scenery with a bit of additional fresh air.
With a playroom to keep the kids entertained and an arcade to get competitive in, you won’t be bored between stops. But it’s the destinations that really make a cruise onboard Hurtigruten’s MS Richard With amazing. From UNESCO heritage sites in Bryggen and uniquely varied shopping opportunities in Tromso, to fjords, mountains and waterfalls, the routes that MS Richard With takes won’t fail to amaze.
After all that exploring, retire to comfortable cabins and suites. Make use of the internet room on deck four where you can get online and tell everyone all about your journey. The ship’s interiorpara also features a host of artwork by the Harr family, all adding charm and atmosphere to your time onboard.
The facilities in Huritgruten cabins vary between ships and the various cabin grades. Towels and shower gel/liquid soap are provided in all cabins, in addition to this all cabins (except for MS Lofoten and some cabins on board MS Vesteralen) also have a hair dryer. Tea/Coffee making facilities are available in suites only.
These elegant suites are situated on upper deck with one or two rooms, seating area, TV and mini-bar. Some of them have private balcony. These suites are marked “M” on the deck plan.
Relax in these comfortable suites on upper deck. They have double beds and sofa groups. In these suites you will also find TV and mini-bar, and you can enjoy a nice view. These suites are marked ”Q” on the deck plan.
The Polar Outside cabins are situated on lower deck and they all have bathrooms with shower/wc. Most of them offer separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.
The Polar Inside cabins are situated on lower deck and offer a cosy atmosphere. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/wc. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.
Visiting 34 ports, Hurtigruten have an exceptional opportunity to get fresh produce from local suppliers everyday. This means delicious new and fresh ingredients, both from coastal and inland areas.
Based on the season's best ingredients, the chefs create either three-course dinners or lavish buffets. Being a coastal voyage, seafood dominates the menu, accompanied with fresh vegetables and delicately flavoured sauces. Each dinner ends with traditional desserts, like home-made cakes, puddings, berries or sorbet. Breakfast and lunch is served buffet style, while dinner is a set dinner.
Passengers are requested to go to the restaurant on embarkation to make their table reservation. The usual meal times are: breakfast from 08.00 to 10.00 hours (open sitting); lunch from 13.00 hours (open sitting); dinner from 18.00 hours (set seating). During high season, there may be several sittings, the times of which will be shown on board. Full board begins with a buffet dinner on departure from Bergen and ends with brunch on the arrival day back in Bergen. The food is Norwegian and breakfast is buffet style with a selection of cold meats, cheese, eggs, cereals and fruit. Lunch is the famous Cold Table with a choice of fish dishes, cold meats, salads, a selection of hot dishes, desserts and fruit. Dinner is a three-course set meal; there is not usually a choice of menu. Occasionally the Cold Table may be served in the evening and the set meal at lunch time. All vessels are fully licensed.
The à la carte menu is a dining experience out of the ordinary - a dinner made from ultra-premium produce from our local suppliers. For those who are taking a classic voyage, full board is included in the price, and you can upgrade to the à la carte option for a small fee.
Even if you don’t have full board, you are still welcome to order tge à la carte menu. On most of Hurtigruten ships, the à la carte menu will be served in separate areas of the restaurants. Enjoy two-, three, four- or five-course dinners, and choose from four different starters, five main courses, four desserts and our famous cheese. Additional wine and drinks packages are also available. You can only book the à la carte menu when you are on board.
The emphasis onboard is on relaxation and discovery, and not the commercial entertainment that is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hertigruten’s aim is to get you closer to unique environments and to allow you to share the experience with your fellow travellers. Occasionally there may be some musical entertainment onboard in the evenings.
Selling souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps and a limited supply of toiletries.
Passwords can be purchased from reception, costs are currently 40NOK for 30 mins, 60NOK for 1 hour and 200NOK for 6 hours (subject to change).
The books are in a variety of languages including Norwegian, German and English, also there are game tables available to play cards and chess.
Keep yourself feeling fresh and active in the Fitness Room or sweating away the day in the sauna.
A basic fitness centre for passengers to enjoy.
Head to the sauna and relax in luxury.
Enjoy a lecture on the ship's deck or in one of the conference rooms and learn something new.
There are often lectures and presentations held on deck out in the fresh air. These lectures and presentations are related to marine and coastal life. For example, there is a performance of "Arctic Circle Ceremony" or "Leaving the Arctic" rituals when crossing the Arctic Circle, cod tongue-cutting demonstrations and training on how to fillet a fish, all of which are led by local fishermen. There are other activities on board, such as hunting for the Northern Lights in winter or sleeping on deck under the midnight sun.
Of course, all of these activities and lectures are voluntary. If you wish to simply relax and enjoy the view of the ever-changing scenery, you are more than welcome to do so.
Also enjoy a lecture in one of the conference rooms.
There is a playroom available for children.
Let your children enjoy their stay in the playroom with activities available to them.