MS Anna Katharina Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Anna Katharina
|Year built||2019 / Age : 1|
|Builder||Vahali Shipyards Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)|
|Operator||Phoenix Reisen Flusskreuzfahrten|
|Speed||12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph|
|Length (LOA)||135 m / 443 ft|
|Beam (width)||12 m / 39 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||3600 gt|
|Decks with cabins||3|
Review of MS Anna Katharina
MS Anna Katharina cruise ship operates itineraries in Europe, on the rivers Main, Rhine and Moselle (in 2019) and on Danube River (since 2020). Departures are offered from Germany (homeports Cologne, Dusseldorf, Passau). The vessel is owned by the Swiss company Scylla AG (Basel-based) and operated under charter by Phoenix Reisen Flusskreuzfahrten ("river cruises").
The German cruisetour company Phoenix Reisen was established in 1973 and started passenger shipping operations in 1988 with the charter of MV Maxim Gorky (Russian ocean liner built in 1969 / scrappedin 2009). In 1993, Phoenix Travel started to offer river cruises in Europe via the brand "Phoenix Reisen Flusskreuzfahrten".
MS Anna Katharina has a total of 90 cabins for 180 passengers. All staterooms are outside (including 74x French Balcony), tastefully decorated, with modern and comfortable furniture. As standard amenities, all passenger staterooms offer hotel twin beds (convertible to double/Queen-size), wall-mounted reading lamps, LED ceiling lights, en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, single-sink vanity, large backlit LED mirror, towels, bath toiletries), 40-inch HDTV (satellite reception, infotainment system, bow camera real-time views), mini-bar, Nespresso coffee machine, round glass-top table with 2 armchairs, mirrored dressing table (writing desk) with chair, wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), hairdryer, direct-dial phone, radio, individual air-conditioning, evening turndown service.
Cabins on decks Orion and Saturn are with French balconies (sliding floor-ceiling glass doors open to a railing / false balcony). All cabins on Neptun Deck (deck 1) are with two fixed (non-opening) windows located near the ceiling (at water level). Most cabins are with double-occupancy and equally sized (17 m2 / 185 ft2), only the Suites are larger (19 m2 / 200 ft2) and with triple occupancy.
Cabin categories include:
- Twin Outside (category B, Neptune deck, aft)
- Twin Outside (category C, Neptune deck)
- Triple Outside with French Balcony (category A, Saturn Deck)
- Twin Outside with French Balcony (category D, Saturn Deck)
- Twin Outside with French Balcony (category E, Orion Deck)
- Twin Suite with French Balcony (category F, Saturn Deck)
- Twin Suite with French Balcony (category G, Orion Deck)
- Twin Outside for single use (category H, Neptune deck)
- Twin Outside with French Balcony (single-occupancy cabin category I, Saturn Deck)
MS Anna Katharina has 4 passenger decks, Panorama Restaurant "Vier Jahreszeiten" ("Four Seasons" Dining Room), Lido Specialty Restaurant (Orion deck), Barbecue, Panorama Lounge with Bar, Foyer (lobby area with Reception Desk and Tour Desk / Cruise Director's Office), small Boutique Shop, Library, Lift (passenger elevator connecting all cabin decks). In addition, the vessel has a wellness complex with Spa (massage room, indoor whirlpool), Steam Room, Sauna, Gym (with modern fitness equipment), sundeck games area (with shuffleboard and mini-golf putting green). The large sundeck has shaded seating areas (covered by retractable awnings, with deckchairs and tables), sunbathing areas (with loungers and low tables), outdoor swimming pool.
Shipboard entertainment options include playing cards, popular board games, bingo, trivia quizzes, dancing and live music performances (at the Bar Lounge), themed quiz and dance nights, daily lectures with media presentations (itinerary-based), port talks, language lessons, cooking demos. Laundry service is provided at extra charge. Wireless LAN (WLAN) is available but also costs extra. Onboard language is German (some crew also speak English), the ship's currency is EUR. Girocard, VISA and MasterCard are accepted for onboard payments. Smoking is permitted only on the Sun Deck (deck 4) at a designated area.
MS Anna Katharina cruise deals are inclusive of all shipboard meals. Breakfasts are buffet-style, while lunches and dinners are multi-course and waiter-served, featuring traditional European and vegetarian cuisine specialties. Afternoon Tea service, coffee and midnight snacks are provided complimentary. Beers, house wines (by the glass), soft drinks (mineral water, juices, sodas, lemonade), tea and coffee are offered complimentary daily (between 8 am and 12-midnight). The traditional for river cruise ships Captain's Cocktail Reception and Captain's Gala Dinner events are held once per voyage, respectively, in the Bar Lounge and the Dining Room Restaurant. Upon request are complimentary provided vegan and special diet dishes (gluten-free, lactose-free, fat-free, diabetic, etc).
River cruise itineraries
On MS Anna Katharina, Phoenix Reisen offers the following cruisetour itineraries:
- 3-night itinerary (roundtrip from Cologne) visits Amsterdam and Nijmegen
- 4-night itinerary (roundtrip from Cologne) visits Worms, Mannheim, Strasbourg, Mainz, Koblenz.
- 5-night itinerary (roundtrip from Cologne) visits Alken, Trier, Bernkastel-Kues, Cochem, Koblenz, Bonn
- 10-night repositioning itinerary (Cologne to Passau) visits Koblenz, Braubach, Rudesheim, Frankfurt, Miltenberg, Wertheim, Wurzburg, Schweinfurt, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Kelheim, Regensburg, Linz
- 10-night repositioning itinerary (Passau to Cologne) visits Linz, Vilshofen, Regensburg, Kelheim, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Schweinfurt, Wurzburg, Wertheim, Aschaffenburg, Frankfurt, Russelsheim
- 10-night itinerary (roundtrip from Dusseldorf) visits Amsterdam, Hoorn, Rotterdam, Willemstad, Ghent, Antwerp
- 16-night itinerary (roundtrip Passau) visits Vienna, Budapest, Mohacs, Vukovar, Belgrade, Vidin, Giurgiu, Oltenita, Sulina, Tulcea, Giurgiulesti (Moldova), Bulgaria (Tutrakan, Rousse, Nikopol, Orjachovo, Lom), Iron Gate(passage), Donji Milanovac, Novi Sad, Hungary (Mohacs, Kalocsa, Solt), Bratislava, Melk, Wachau Valley.
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Vessel's construction (hull and superstructure, ENI number 07002113) was done at the Vahali Shipyard in Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia). The 1923-founded Dutch shipbuilding company (Scheepswerf En Machinefabriek Vahali BV) owns and operates yards in Serbia (Belgrade, and Zasavica) and in Holland (Gendt). Vahali Shipyard Zasavica was officially opened in 2013. Following the construction in Serbia (2018), the cruise ship was towed to Holland for final outfitting at Da Capo BV Shipyard (in Hardinxveld-Giessendam). The riverboat was officially delivered to Scylla AG in June 2019.
The riverboat is powered by two "Caterpillar" marine diesel engines (model 3508C-DITA, total power output 1590 kW / 2130 HP). The ship's propulsion is based on two controlable pitch propellers and one bow thruster (Veth-Jet) which is an in-hull mounted azimuthing propulsion unit with power otput 400 kW (530 HP).
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MS Anna Katharina Itineraries
The below listed MS Anna Katharina cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Phoenix Reisen fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.
|Date||Cruise Name||Departure Port||Price from|
|2020 May 16||16 days, round-trip Danube with Anna Katharina||Passau||$2757|
|2020 Jun 01||16 days, round-trip Danube with Anna Katharina||Passau||$2757|
|2020 Jun 17||16 days, round-trip Danube with Anna Katharina||Passau||$2757|
|2020 Jul 03||16 days, round-trip Danube with Anna Katharina||Passau||$2757|
|2020 Jul 19||16 days, round-trip Danube with Anna Katharina||Passau||$2757|
|2020 Aug 04||16 days, round-trip Danube with Anna Katharina||Passau||$2757|
|2020 Aug 20||16 days, round-trip Danube with Anna Katharina||Passau||$2757|
|2020 Sep 05||16 days, round-trip Danube with Anna Katharina||Passau||$2757|
|2020 Sep 21||16 days, round-trip Danube with Anna Katharina||Passau||$2536|
|2020 Oct 07||10 days, one-way from Passau to Cologne||Passau||$1764|
|2020 Oct 17||3 days, round-trip Rhine with Anna Katharina||Cologne||$495|
|2020 Oct 20||3 days, round-trip Rhine with Anna Katharina||Cologne||$495|
|2020 Oct 23||3 days, round-trip Rhine with Anna Katharina||Cologne|
|2020 Oct 26||3 days, round-trip Rhine with Anna Katharina||Cologne||$495|
|2020 Oct 29||3 days, round-trip Rhine with Anna Katharina||Cologne|
|2020 Nov 05||1 day, round-trip Rhine with Anna Katharina||Cologne||$164|
|2020 Nov 06||1 day, round-trip Rhine with Anna Katharina||Cologne||$186|
|2020 Nov 07||1 day, round-trip Rhine with Anna Katharina||Cologne||$186|
|2020 Nov 08||1 day, round-trip Rhine with Anna Katharina||Cologne||$109|
|2020 Nov 12||1 day, round-trip Rhine with Anna Katharina||Cologne||$164|
|2020 Nov 13||1 day, round-trip Rhine||Cologne|
|2020 Nov 14||2 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$170|
|2020 Nov 21||5 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$571|
|2020 Nov 26||5 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$628|
|2020 Dec 01||5 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$628|
|2020 Dec 06||5 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$571|
|2020 Dec 11||5 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$571|
|2020 Dec 23||10 days, round-trip Rhine||Dusseldorf||$1602|
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