MS Richard With has its own Expedition Team, and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures 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 Hurtigruten sail in. The Expedition Team hosts both a lecture 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 you’ll 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 journey. Like many ships in the Hurtigruten fleet, MS Richard With is a working ship, carrying cruisers, cargo, mail, cars, day-trippers and local passengers who might only be on board for a couple of days, or even hours, as they travel between ports along Norway's coast. For this reason, she offers a unique cruising experience – and an authentic means of seeing Norway’s beautiful coastline, ports and towns.
The ship is proudly named after the line’s founder, Captain Richard With, who established the Norwegian Coastal Express back in 1893. Connecting villages, towns and cities, his line had an incredible impact on life along the Norwegian coast. Adorned with beautiful art by the famous Harr family, guests can expect a relaxed and informal atmosphere on board MS Richard With, and the promise of stunning scenery, and frequent wildlife and seabird sightings.
Guests can choose from three cabin categories: Inside, Polar Outside and Arctic Superior; and two suite categories: Expedition Mini Suites and Expedition Suites. 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.
Experience authentic Norwegian cuisine and eat like a true local with Hurtigruten’s unique dining concept, Norway's Coastal Kitchen. Guaranteeing seasonal, fresh food from the local area, the talented chefs proudly tell the story of the local coastline through their delicious dishes.
Hurtigruten proudly emphasise the spectacular beauty of the natural environment and the relaxing ambience on board their ships. As such, the Panorama Lounge is a favourite day time venue. One of the delights of cruising aboard the MS Richard With is that you are rarely out of sight of land and there are many opportunities to stop and explore along the way.