Hurtigruten’s Richard With vessel is at Fosen shipyard undergoing a large refurbishment that spans both the interiors and technical side
Hurtigruten’s Richard With vessel is at Fosen shipyard undergoing a large refurbishment that spans both the interiors and technical side.
The polar cruise vessel will be at the Norwegian shipyard for a month and will have shore power facilities and a new air conditioning system installed. It will also update the accommodation, with several staterooms merged to create larger suites and some given bay windows. The main restaurant Torget will be renovated and fitted with deck-to-ceiling windows, the gym will be enlarged and sauna updated.
Hurtigruten chief executive Daniel Skjeldam said “We are thrilled to give the ship named after our founder a standard that Richard With himself would be proud of. What we are doing will add a new dimension to the expression ‘total makeover’.”
Richard With is one of six Hurtigruten ships being refitted with a hybrid battery and LNG system, and to this end it will be retrofitted with battery packs and LNG engines over the next two years.
“Hurtigruten is strongly committed to being the frontrunner in green change,” said Mr Skjeldam. “As we introduce the ships on the Norwegian coast, they set new standards for the industry to follow.”