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Editors' Note: AmaKatarina has not been in service since 2014. AmaWaterways' 212-passenger AmaKatarina plies Russia's Volga-Baltic Waterway from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Here's what you can expect to ...
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djmcruise
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise and we chose AMAWATERWAYS AmaKatarina after discussions with our travel agent. We were very pleased with our holiday and would certainly travel with AMA again and we would absolutely recommend their Russian ... Read more
meddykay
Member Since 2011
1 review
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
Having read the reviews, I went with low expectations for the ship. I was pleasantly surprised in many ways. First, the staff onboard were friendly and anxious to please and be helpful. The AMA guides were very, very good at their jobs - ... Read more
head4heights
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Despite not having my expectations over high about this venture, I was very pleasantly surprised. Ill try and break down the areas for review: The ship. I gather that only Russian owned ships are allowed on the water. This may or may not ... Read more
blethers
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2012
A week ago I returned from my first ever cruise, my first ever time in Russia. I felt that river cruising seemed like a safe bet from both the cruise point of view (no waves!) and the foreign-ness of a land whose language I couldn't even ... Read more
Jcar55
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2012
Did a 12 day cruise on this boat from St. Petersburg to Moscow and was not impressed with anything about this cruise(except for the sights of St. Petersburg and especially Moscow). If this is the finest river ship(as advertised) in Russia ... Read more
Lake Nick
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Rooms: Adequate for two people. Did not upgrade to a room with a balcony, but found that it was not needed. Rooms were immaculate and well kept and supplied. Towels, pillows and toilet tissues were always full. Very nice bedding and ... Read more
MizzDEE MD
Member Since 2009
1 review
75 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Arrived one day early in SPB. Stayed at Alexander House, which I highly recommend. Amusing atmosphere, very nicely serviced, small restaurant with good food at a reasonable price. They also sent a car to get us at the airport which was ... Read more
lkbside
Member Since 2000
1 review
80 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I will start with a few snippets from the March 2010 AMA press release: "March 25, AMAWATERWAYS TO INTRODUCE MS AMAKATARINA IN RUSSIA The completely renovated ship will be the largest and most luxurious vessel sailing the ... Read more
187harland
Member Since 2009
1 review
149 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was our first river cruise (following 7 "ocean" cruises) and we enjoyed it. Yes to the question will you go on another river cruise. We were told many times by fellow passengers that this cruise was not as luxurious, for lack ... Read more
ramsey1949
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The embarkation was smooth, and the baggage was delivered promptly. The cabins, however, were not ready. The AC was not working, the toilet would not flush properly, they forgot to put in the refrigerator, and there was no life jacket. ... Read more
Relaxationspecialist
Member Since 2008
1 review
38 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a lovely time and would happily sail with AMAWaterways again, but in this review I am going to be very specific re pros and cons. Route was great but we would have liked 1 more day in Moscow, which Viking does offer on its similar ... Read more
sailj133
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our two main issues with this trip are that it was advertised as a luxury cruise ("luxurious", "fine dining", "cuisine") and at $24,000 for the four of us it was certainly our expectation. The other issue was that the boat and crew were ... Read more
Sobe02
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2011
Having enjoyed the AMA tulip time cruise, we booked the AMA Russian Waterways cruise. A mistake! AMA advertises "their" luxury re-built ship as the "most comfortable elegant vessel completely renovated and reconstructed from bare steel". ... Read more
Eileen F
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were dissatisfied with the transfer procedure from Domodedoro Airport. On arrival we identified ourselves to the AMA representative and were directed to an area where we were asked to wait for further arrivals. There were few seats ... Read more
Kellie Poodle
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
5,300 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The first thing one must know about river travel in Russia is that the company you have booked with does not own the ship. All ships are owned by Russian companies. They are staffed by those companies with the exception of one or possibly ... Read more
mzungu369
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were on the inaugural cruise of the Amakatarina (actually it's officially the Mickael Rostropovich - the Russian authorities have refused to register the boat as Amakatarina). The cruise had a number of significant problems which ... Read more

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