mv Katharina was built in 2000. Carrying only 79 passengers in 41 cabins, she is very deluxe, yet intimate. Her size allows her to traverse the small locks just outside of Prague and Berlin. She is distinguished by staterooms on her upper deck which have full length French doors which open (Cabins on the lower deck have large windows). Original works of art can be found throughout.
All double cabins are identical in size (there are three singles) and are beautifully appointed and features built in closets, desk, shower and toilet, television, telephone and 4-channel radio. Hairdryer and terry robes are available upon request. Bedding is European style duvets with feather pillows and eider downs (synthetic materials available upon request).
The vessel features six meals daily (Breakfast, Morning Bouillon, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Midnight Snack). All meals are single seating with evening meals up to nine courses on selected nights. Additionally, there is a bar, Panorama Restaurant, lounge, as well as an infirmary with a qualified doctor on board. The Sun deck has plenty of deck chairs and blankets, if needed.
Captain's Welcome and Captain's Farewell Receptions are provided as well as nightly entertainment and dancing. There is one crew member for every 2.5 passengers providing about the best crew to passenger ratio of any river vessel. This allows for a high level of service as well as sumptuous food, served course by course for the evening meal. English language announcements, menus and daily programs are provided.
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