MS Prinzessin Katharina Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Prinzessin Katharina
|Year built||1990 / Age : 28|
|Builder||Ruscador Shipyard Ltd (Hull, England)|
|Operator||Phoenix Reisen Flusskreuzfahrten|
|Speed||12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph|
|Length (LOA)||110 m / 361 ft|
|Beam (width)||11 m / 36 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||1000 gt|
|Decks with cabins||2|
|Former names||Princess of Prussia|
Review of MS Prinzessin Katharina
MS Prinzessin Katharina is a large riverboat sailing on Danube River cruise itineraries with departures from Passau (Germany), Budapest (Hungary) and Vienna (Austria). Earlier, the ship was operated under the name "Princess of Prussia" by the now defunct company Peter Deilmann Cruises. The vessel's owner is Riseday Holding - Malta-based independent cruise shipping company, that also owns the ships Prinzessin Isabella and Prinzessin Sisi. Currently, these three luxury riverboats are chartered by Phoenix Reisen - Germany (Bonn)-based cruise travel agency.
Due to the ship's older design (launched in 1990), Prinzessin Katharina has no step-out balcony cabins. Still, upper deck staterooms are all equipped with French balconies. The decor of all accommodations is comfortable and very stylish.
The ship offers all-inclusive meals. In the morning there is a rich breakfast buffet. Several menus are available for lunch and dinner. Attention is paid to traditional European cuisine specialties. In the afternoon, passengers can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and in the late evening to benefit from a midnight snack. All guests are served in the Panorama Restaurant. There are also two bars available onboard, with cruise fare included drinks - beer, soft drinks, house wine, as well as tea, coffee and juices - all free of charge.
On the ship, guests are entertained by live music and dance (including local folklore) performances. Various board and card games are also available. During the day, passengers can spend their time wandering around, or visiting the boutique and the barber shop (friseur). A good idea is to take a book and enjoy the travel holiday on the outdoor Sun Deck lined with plenty of comfortable loungers. The ship also offers an Internet Cafe and shipwide Wi-Fi coverage. On individual tours, passengers can rent a bicycle onboard.
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