MS General Lavrinenkov

MS General Lavrinenkov Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS General Lavrinenkov

Year built 1990  /  Age : 27
Flag state Ukraine
Builder Elbewerft Boizenburg GmbH (Boizenburg, Germany)
Class Russian river cruise ship (Project 302)
Owner Imperial River Cruises
Speed 14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA) 129 m / 423 ft
Beam (width) 16 m / 52 ft
Passengers 91 - 182
Decks 5
Cabins 91
Decks with cabins 3
Last Refurbishment 2016
Former names MS Excellence Katharina

Review of MS General Lavrinenkov

MS General Lavrinenkov is a Russian cruise ship owned by the Imperial River Cruises company. The ship is exclusivelly chartered (under the name "MS Excellence Katharina") by the German river travel company Reiseburo Mittelthurgau. It offers cruises along Volga River, leaving from Moscow and Rostov-on-Don.MS General Lavrinenkov cruise ship (MS Excellence Katharina)

Good old General Lavrinenkov was built in Germany and reborn as “MS Excellence Katharina” via complete renovation. It is named after General Vladimir Lavrinenkov (1919-1988), an Air Force hero of WW2. After its refurbishment, the ship acquired usable and pleasant interior design in warm colors, as well as much more convenience. Now most cabins have balconies, and one passenger elevator serves all decks. Cruise programs onboard include games, parties, dancing evenings and live music concerts. From the sweeping sundecks to the spacious lounges, this floating hotel provides unique journeys on the Russian waterways.

There are several different categories of staterooms aboard Excellence Katharina, including Standard Single, Standard Twin, Deluxe and Suites. All staterooms are air-conditioned and heated. Amenities include wardrobes, en-suite bathrooms, outside picture windows. Traditionally for this type of Russian passenger ships, MS Lavrinenkov has two bars, two comfortable dining rooms, a conference hall, reading room, beauty salon, laundry facility, a souvenir shop. Part of the crew are Russian government-licensed tour guides who ensure the intellectual component of the cruise vacation. Throughout the voyage, these professional guides give lectures themed on the country's culture, art and history, as well as information about all visited ports of call along the itinerary.