Proudly bearing the name of the founder of Hurtigruten.

MS Richard With is named after the founder of Hurtigruten, Captain Richard With. His establishment of the Norwegian Coastal Express back in 1893 had an enormous impact in life along the Norwegian coast. This ship was delivered to us in 1993, 100 years after our founder completed his first ever Hurtigruten voyage. On board there is beautiful art by the famous Harr family. The panorama lounges, Horisont and Syvstjernen, treat you to unforgettable views of the surrounding scenery. There are also Jacuzzis and eight junior suites on board.

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.

Ship Description

Year of construction 1993
Year of refurbishment 2018
Ship yard Volkswerft (D)
Passenger capacity 590
Beds 458
Car capacity 12
Gross tonnage 11,205
Length 121.8
Beam 19.2
Speed 18 knots

Refurbishment in November 2018

The single largest upgrade project in Hurtigruten’s history will see MS Richard With emerge as a brand-new ship when she returns to sail the Norwegian Coast on December 6, 2018.

The major upgrade of MS Richard With—which will operate Hurtigruten’s legendary Bergen to Kirkenes voyage—will see a number of new features added to the ship:

  • All staterooms and suites will be fully upgraded to match Hurtigruten’s new standards. On Deck 6, several cabins will be turned into 14 larger suites, some with bay windows and all with spectacular views.
  • In addition to a full makeover, Torget main restaurant will be fitted with large deck-to-ceiling windows.
  • The Brygga Bistro will be replaced by a brand-new Activity Center, which will serve as the onboard headquarters for our expedition team members.
  • Kysten—our fine dining restaurant which serves innovative dishes based on high quality local produce, such as ultra-fresh seafood—is getting redesigned and will be open for á la carte lunch and dinner.
  • The gym will be expanded, the sauna upgraded, and two outdoor hot tubs will be added.
  • Two new lecture halls will be added on Deck 4, in conjunction with the open Kompass Reception area, where guests can enjoy exclusive offers on outdoor clothing and other items.
  • On Deck 7, the informal Multe Bakery—serving freshly baked cakes and pastries, smoothies, premium coffee, and more will be added.
  • The Explorer Lounge and Panorama Bar will offer 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.

Expedition Team

MS Richard With has its own Expedition 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 Expedition 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 Expedition 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 Expedition Team has one mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage.

Special Features:

  • Expedition Team
  • Sun deck
  • 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: 240 cm/ 7.9 ft
  • Max Weight: 5000 kg/ 11,023 lbs


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.


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.

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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.


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.


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