6-night Classic Northbound Voyage
Ship NameMS Richard With
MS Richard With is named after the founderof Hurtigruten, Captain Richard With. Hisestablishment of the Norwegian CoastalExpress back in 1893 had an enormous impacton life along the Norwegian coast. This shipwas delivered to Hurtigruten in 1993, 100 years afterthe founder completed his first everHurtigruten voyage. On board there is beautifulart by the famous Harr family. The panoramalounges, Horisont and Syvstjernen,treat you to unforgettable views of the surroundingscenery. There are also Jacuzzis andeight junior suites on board.
- Voyage in cabin category of your choice on a full board basis
- English speaking Expedition Leader on board
Hurtigruten operates a fleet of custom-built, hybrid vessels combining the attributes of a small cruise ship with the daily duties of transportation for locals and freight. This combination creates a unique blend of travel experiences woven into the rhythms of daily Norwegian coastal life. All ships depart from Bergen, in the South, on a daily schedule and make the full roundtrip up to Kirkenes, in the North, and back again in 11-nights/12-days. Guests can book The Voyage North for 6-nights/7-days, The Voyage South for 5-nights/6-days, The Norwegian Discovery for 10-nights/11-days or The Roundtrip Voyage for 11-nights/12-days. While some stops to the 34 ports are short for loading and unloading vehicles, freight and locals, other visits allow for unique seasonal shore excursions and sightseeing for travelers. Norwegian chefs use locally-sourced and seasonal meats, fish, cheeses and produce supplied along the route. Guests may book accommodations ranging from Inside to Suite category cabins.
Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.
Ports of Call
MS Richard With
Norwegian currency is used on board. Most major currencies may be exchanged. Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Diners Card are all accepted. A cruise card can be obtained and used for payment for extras and settled at the end of your voyage. This may be subject to change.
Electrical outlets on the vessel are 220v AC.
There is an internet caf
Norwegian and English are the official onboard languages. The personnel at the reception and some of the service crew may also speak German. Tour Leaders speak Norwegian, English, and German.
There is no doctor or pharmacy on board. However, officers are trained in first aid and can provide emergency medical assistance. The ships are also close to land.
Hurtigruten ships are working vessels operating a regular service to a set timetable. The ships carry goods, vehicles, and passengers between ports, by night and day, as an integral part of Norwegian daily life. Hurtigruten ships are calling at ports around the clock.
It is a safety requirement that all Hurtigruten passengers attend a compulsory safety briefing in Bergen before the ship leaves port. After check-in, and prior to embarkation, please go to the first floor of the terminal building where the safety briefing will be given at regular intervals by Hurtigruten staff. This briefing will last between 10
Smoking is only permitted in designated areas on the outside decks. It is not permitted when the ships are in port and fueling. The staff will advise when it is not allowed to smoke outside. Smoking in the cabins is prohibited and subject to a fine.
Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
If you have special dietary requests, please inform Hurtigruten at the time of booking. They will do their best to meet such requests but cannot guarantee they will be able to do so. Special requests will not be accepted by Hurtigruten as part of the contractual agreement. Passengers on strict diets, such as vegan/vegetarian, may find that there is a limited choice.
Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
Hurtigruten is happy to welcome guests who are not fully mobile. All ships (except MS Lofoten) have at least one cabin equipped for travelers using a wheelchair. Guests who use a wheelchair must bring their own, standard sized, foldable chair. Guests who need assistance in order to get around may need to travel with a companion. Those who are able to navigate around the ship unaided in a wheelchair need not have a travel companion. Please discuss this matter with your booking agent.
In mainland Norwegian ports there is a ramp for embarkation/disembarkation.
Excursions have not been adapted specifically for passengers with walking difficulties. Please contact Hurtigruten, or the Tour Leader once onboard, for additional information regarding suitable excursions . It is important that you notify Hurtigruten of special requirements at the time of booking so they may be able to make the necessary arrangements for you.
Conference Room/Conference Center
There is an internet caf
As a part of Hurtigruten
The emphasis on board is on relaxation and getting away from the commercial entertainment which is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hurtigruten's aim is to get closer to unique environments and share the experience with fellow passengers.
Hot and cold drinks and snacks may be purchased in the cafeteria, usually open 24 hours a day. During the winter, times are advised on board.
All onboard meals are comprised of Norwegian cuisine. The usual meals and seating times are as follows:
- Breakfast - Open seating from 7:30am to 10am
- Buffet style with a selection of cold meats, cheese, eggs, cereals and fruit.
- Lunch - Open seating from Noon/1pm
- Lunch is the famous cold table with a choice of fish dishes, cold meats, salads, a selection of hot dishes, desserts and fruit. Occasionally a cold table may be served.
- Dinner - Assigned seating from 6:30pm/7pm
- Dinner is a three-course set meal, please note there is not usually a choice of menu. Occasionally a cold table may be served.
On the evening of departure day from Bergen a buffet dinner with open seating is served. Table assignment information for the remainder of the voyage can be found in the information envelope provided at check-in. During busy periods, there may be two seatings, and times 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.
All vessels are fully licensed and prices on board are the same as in mainland Norway.
Please note that tap water is not available in the restaurant, although still and sparkling mineral water - as well as soft drinks, wine and coffee/tea - is available for purchase. Tap water is available in the caf
There is an onboard shop selling souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps, and a limited supply of toiletries.
Private mobile telephones may be used on board although reception may vary. Check with your provider for costs when using your phone abroad.
Laundry rooms with washing machines, dryers, and irons are available onboard. Tokens can be purchased at reception.
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