MS Richard With

MS Richard With current position

MS Richard With current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 66.86888 N / 13.70218 E) cruising en route to Kirkenes. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Richard With

MS Richard With current cruise is 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route. The itinerary starts on 29 Nov, 2021 and ends on 10 Dec, 2021.

Date / TimePort
29 Nov 21:30    Departing from Bergen, Norway hotels
30 Nov    Hjorundfjord, Norway, Urke-Saebo
30 Nov    Geiranger, Norway
30 Nov 03:30 - 03:40    Floro, Norway
30 Nov 05:40 - 05:50    Maloy, Vagsoy Island, Norway
30 Nov 08:30 - 08:40    Torvik, Leinoya Island, Norway
30 Nov 09:45 - 13:30    Alesund, Norway
30 Nov 16:15 - 19:00    Molde, Norway
30 Nov 22:30 - 01 Dec 01:30    Kristiansund, Norway
01 Dec 10:00 - 13:15    Trondheim, Norway
01 Dec 22:15 - 22:30    Rorvik, Norway
02 Dec 01:45 - 01:55    Bronnoysund, Norway
02 Dec 04:35 - 04:45    Sandnessjoen, Norway
02 Dec 05:55 - 06:05    Nesna, Norway
02 Dec 09:45 - 09:55    Ornes, Norway
02 Dec 12:40 - 15:00    Bodo, Norway
02 Dec 19:00 - 19:30    Stamsund, Vestvagoy Island, Lofoten Norway
02 Dec 21:00 - 22:00    Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Lofoten Norway
03 Dec 01:00 - 01:15    Stokmarknes, Hadseloya Island, Norway
03 Dec 02:45 - 03:00    Sortland, Langoya Island, Norway
03 Dec 04:15 - 04:30    Risoyhamn, Andoya Island, Norway
03 Dec 06:45 - 07:45    Harstad, Hinnoya Island, Lofoten Norway
03 Dec 11:00 - 11:30    Finnsnes, Norway
03 Dec 14:15 - 18:30    Tromso, Norway
03 Dec 22:30 - 22:45    Skjervoy, Norway
04 Dec 02:00 - 02:15    Oksfjord, Norway
04 Dec 05:15 - 06:00    Hammerfest, Norway
04 Dec 08:45 - 09:15    Havoysund, Havoya Island, Norway
04 Dec 11:15 - 14:45    Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway
04 Dec 17:00 - 17:15    Kjollefjord, Norway
04 Dec 19:15 - 19:30    Mehamn, Norway
04 Dec 22:00 - 22:15    Berlevag, Norway
05 Dec 00:01 - 00:15    Batsfjord, Norway
05 Dec 03:15 - 03:30    Vardo, Vardoya Island, Norway
05 Dec 06:45 - 07:15    Vadso, Norway
05 Dec 09:00 - 12:30    Kirkenes, Norway
05 Dec 21:45 - 22:00    Berlevag, Norway
06 Dec 00:45 - 01:00    Mehamn, Norway
06 Dec 02:45 - 03:00    Kjollefjord, Norway
06 Dec 05:30 - 05:45    Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway
06 Dec 07:45 - 08:00    Havoysund, Havoya Island, Norway
06 Dec 10:45 - 12:45    Hammerfest, Norway
06 Dec 15:30 - 15:45    Oksfjord, Norway
06 Dec 19:15 - 19:45    Skjervoy, Norway
06 Dec 23:45 - 07 Dec 01:30    Tromso, Norway
07 Dec 04:15 - 04:45    Finnsnes, Norway
07 Dec 07:50 - 08:30    Harstad, Hinnoya Island, Lofoten Norway
07 Dec 10:45 - 11:00    Risoyhamn, Andoya Island, Norway
07 Dec 12:30 - 13:00    Sortland, Langoya Island, Norway
07 Dec 14:15 - 15:15    Stokmarknes, Hadseloya Island, Norway
07 Dec 18:30 - 20:30    Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Lofoten Norway
07 Dec 22:00 - 22:30    Stamsund, Vestvagoy Island, Lofoten Norway
08 Dec 02:30 - 03:45    Bodo, Norway
08 Dec 06:40 - 06:50    Ornes, Norway
08 Dec 10:25 - 10:35    Nesna, Norway
08 Dec 11:45 - 12:15    Sandnessjoen, Norway
08 Dec 15:00 - 17:30    Bronnoysund, Norway
08 Dec 21:00 - 21:30    Rorvik, Norway
09 Dec 06:30 - 09:45    Trondheim, Norway
09 Dec 16:30 - 17:00    Kristiansund, Norway
09 Dec 21:00 - 21:30    Molde, Norway
10 Dec 00:30 - 01:00    Alesund, Norway
10 Dec 02:15 - 02:30    Torvik, Leinoya Island, Norway
10 Dec 05:15 - 05:35    Maloy, Vagsoy Island, Norway
10 Dec 07:45 - 08:15    Floro, Norway
10 Dec 14:30    Arriving in Bergen, Norway hotels

Specifications of MS Richard With

Year built1993  /  Age: 28
Flag state Norway
BuilderVolkswerft Stralsund GmbH (Stralsund, Germany)
Classcruiseferry (Ro-Pax ship)
Ferry route / homeportsBergen-Kirkenes
OwnerHurtigruten AS
OperatorHurtigruten Cruises
Speed15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph
Length (LOA)122 m / 400 ft
Beam (width)19 m / 62 ft
Gross Tonnage11205 gt
Passengers-to-space ratio23
Decks with cabins4
Last Refurbishment2018
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MS Richard With Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Nov 29 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route Bergen
2021 Dec 10 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route Bergen
2021 Dec 21 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route Bergen
2021 Dec 21 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route Bergen
2022 Jan 01 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route Bergen
2022 Jan 12 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route Bergen
2022 Jan 23 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route Bergen
2022 Feb 03 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route Bergen
2022 Feb 14 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route Bergen
2022 Feb 25 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route Bergen
2022 Mar 08 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route Bergen
2022 Mar 19 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route Bergen
2022 Mar 30 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route Bergen

MS Richard With Review

Review of MS Richard With

The 1993-built MS Richard With cruise ship is one of the six “contemporary” Hurtigruten ships, together with Kong Harald, Nordlys, Nordkapp, Nordnorge, Polarlys. Together with her fleet mates, Richard With serves Hurtigruten’s Norwegian Coastal Voyages (NCV) program for cruiseferry travel by cargo-passenger ships.

The vessel (IMO number 9040429) is currently Norway-flagged (MMSI 258500000) and registered in Tromso.

History - construction and ownership

The shipowner Hurtigruten is a Norwegian passenger shipping company specializing in cruise and ferry services. The "Norwegian Coastal Express Route" (Bergen-Kirkenes) is a cargo-passenger ferry service along Norway's western and northern coast. Hurtigruten's cruise ferries sail nearly the entire length of Norway and complete this roundtrip itinerary in 11 days. The route also includes Lofoten Islands and Vesteralen Islands.

MS Richard With cruise ship

The 700-passenger ship Richard With was named after Captain Richard With, the founder of Hurtigruten. In the distant 1893, he established the "Norwegian Coastal Express" company, which services quickly changed forever the life of Norwegians. Richard With cruise ship was created 100 years after the Captain's first Hurtigruten voyage. The ship was delivered in 1993, a century after Hurtigruten’s founder finished his first voyage.

Decks and Cabins

MS Richard With staterooms (219 total, in 8 grades) include 20x Suites, 178x Outside, 21x Inside. Cabin sizes vary from 55 to 325 ft2 (5-30 m2). Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 3. Most staterooms are outside and sized 85-140-ft2 (8-14 m2). There are no balcony cabins.

Standard cabin amenities include lower and upper bunk beds, bedside reading lamps, foldable table with chair, LCDTV, radio, phone, mini-fridge, electronic safe box, wardrobe with dressers and cabinets, en-suite bathroom (WC-shower, bath products, hairdryer), individual air-conditioning, blankets (for sitting outside).

During drydock refurbishment 2018, all staterooms were fully updated and some Deck 7 cabins were merged into 14x bigger-sized Suites (some of which are with large Bay Windows).

The boat has 7 decks, of which 6 are passenger-accessible and 4 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The main restaurant offers a relaxed informal atmosphere in the evenings, and all menus use local fresh ingredients. Ship's aft-facing Torget Restaurant was renovated during drydock refurbishment 2018 and now boasts huge floor-ceiling windows. 

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  • Torget Restaurant (Deck 4) is the Richard With ship’s 240-seat Dining Room with floor-ceiling windows and a large buffet station in the middle. Here are offered buffet-style Breakfast (7-10 am) and Lunch (11:30 am - 2:30 pm). Dinner is waiter-served, with 4 seatings, a 3-course menu (plus a la carte menu with light snacks). In the Torget Restaurant are also sold Hurtigruten wine packages.
  • Multe Bakery (Deck 7 midship) is a patisserie/ice cream bar with a knitting corner and jigsaw puzzles. It offers freshly baked cakes and pastries along with a range of local ice creams. Guests can try the stockfish, brown cheese, and cloudberry ice cream.
  • Brygga Bistro (Deck 4) offers cafe-style food and is perfect for a light lunch. It serves beverages, sandwiches, and burgers throughout the day.
  • Kysten Arctic Fine Dining (Deck 4) offers a more private, intimate setting. This exquisite restaurant serves some of the world's best seafood, exotic meat and other produce directly sourced from the Arctic.

Unlike most Hurtigruten ships, Richard With has no 24-hour open Cafe Restaurant (Cafeteria with a la carte menu for hot/cold meals, snacks, beverages). The only 24-hours open venue is the Reception, offering guest assistance and information, along with a reduced variety of beverages, packed snacks, and sandwiches.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The onboard entertainment is low-key as most of the time is spent in discussions with fellow passengers. Occasionally, there may be live music performances in the evenings at the Bar Lounge. The ship has a small Fitness (gym room), two spa pools (outdoor jacuzzies), Infirmary. However, the small hospital is not served by a resident doctor/nurse. In cases of emergencies, the crew asks passengers if there is medical personnel, and the ferry is always navigating close to land to deliver sick passengers to a hospital if needed.

During drydock refurbishment 2018, Hurtigruten enlarged the gym, added 2 aft-facing outdoor whirlpools, upgraded the Sauna Room and built 2 new lecture halls next to the Kompass (lobby shopping) area.

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Follows the complete list of ms Richard With lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • The Car Deck (capacity of 45 cars)
  • Two Lecture Halls / Conference Rooms (Deck 4) host multimedia presentations, lectures by scientists/wildlife experts, Norway-themed films. A show program is not offered.
  • Explorer Lounge and Bar (Deck 7 forward) is a Panorama Lounge (with scenic bow views from floor-ceiling windows) that also serves as Library (shelved books, board games and cards playing).
  • The Shop (sells Norwegian souvenirs, Hurtigruten logo merchandise, jewelry, toiletries, clothing)
  • Promenade Deck (full-circle open-air deck space)
  • Observation Lounge and Bar
  • TRIM Fitness (equipped with exercise bikes, treadmills, free weights); 2 Saunas (separate for men/women)

The Sun Deck is the place for Hurtigruten’s special ceremony “Arctic Circle baptism”, including a Neptune-costumed crewmember, icy seawater, and a shot for warming up.

The cruise ship doesn't have Kids Playroom (indoor playground), Nursery (babysitting facility), Video Games Arcade, Internet Cafe.


MS Richard With itinerary program is based on Norwegian Coastal Voyages. Ship's routes include the beautiful Norwegian's fjords.

Havila-Hurtigruten ferry route (Norwegian Coastal Express cruise ship itinerary map)

Richard With is mostly used as a ferry for both passengers and cars. However, some guests stay on board for roundtrip 12-day itineraries out of Bergen and Kirkenes.

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The ship is named after Captain Richard Bernhard With (1846-1930), Hurtigruten company's founder, who in 1893 established the "Norwegian Coastal Express" ferry service along Norway's coast. The vessel was delivered in 1993 - exactly a hundred years after Captain Richard With completed his first Hurtigruten voyage. The liner has a huge onboard art collection by Norwegian authors (Harr family).

Richard With cruises along Norway's coast. Most guests use the vessel as a ferry (transportation of cars and passengers). Departing from homeport Bergen, the ship cruises roundtrip to homeport Kirkenes (Arctic outpost near the Russia-Norway border). Norwegian cruise ferry passengers can opt for 5-11 nights stays, with the full 12-day crossing from Bergen to Kirkenes, then going back southbound. In most ports of call are offered Hurtigruten-sponsored excursions and tours. The traditional onboard (top-deck) ceremony "Crossing the Arctic Circle" welcomes newcomers. On Hurtigruten Norwegian coastal voyages, the company offers fly-cruise package deals. Bookings are protected with ATOL Certificate. ATOL stands for "Air Travel Organisers' Licensing" (Civil Aviation Authority, UK).

Drydock refurbishments review

By 2023, 3x "Norwegian Coastal Express" ferryboats (Kong Harald, Nordlys, Richard With) are scheduled to complete drydocks for powerplant conversions (from diesel-only to diesel-electric / battery-hybrid), during which new low-emission diesel engines and large battery packs will be installed.

  • For this project, on May 11, 2021, Hurtigruten signed a contract with Kongsberg Maritime to deliver the hybrid equipment packages.
  • Each ship will be fitted with 2x SAVe Energy storage systems (1,120kWh lithium-ion batteries) controlled via SAVe CUBE (drive switchboards that control the thrusters) and 2x Bergen B33:45V diesel engines (diesel generator sets with SCR-Selective Catalytic Reduction to optimize CO emissions control). The Kongsberg's equipment also includes re-blading of the propellers, installing new thruster motors, AC (current switches), new safety and communication systems.
  • The drydocks will be conducted by Myklebust Verft AS (shipyard in Gursken, Norway).

All Hurtigruten ships now have shoreside-power capabilities (plugs for electricity supply at port berths).

During drydock 2018 refurbishment, the vessel also underwent major technical improvements, including new central air-conditioning system and shore power capabilities. The ship was retrofitted with big-capacity batteries and new LNG engines, replacing the old marine diesel powerplant.

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