Hurtigruten ships don’t provide extensive dining options, but they do provide delicious food—beautifully cooked, well-presented, and guaranteed to whet the appetite. The emphasis is on simple, well-cooked food that uses the freshest possible ingredients, and since the MS Richard With stops daily at several coastal towns and cities, the menu also includes plenty of local produce and fresh seafood.
Morning and midday meals are casual, and are provided buffet style at set times of the day, with lots of options. Both meals include cold and hot dishes, with fruit, cereals, cheeses, and egg dishes all breakfast mainstays, and salads, cold meat, and hot dishes, along with fruit and desserts, at lunch. The evening meal is a slightly more formal affair, with assigned seating, and a set three-course menu that varies with the seasons. Fresh fish is frequently on the menu, along with hearty soups, light salads, and fresh vegetables, often prepared in the style of traditional Norwegian cuisine.