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Russian Waterways River Cruise, September 2014

Review for AmaKatarina to Europe - River Cruise

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djmcruise

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 Waterways Cruise. We understood that there had been quite a few cancellations on this particular cruise as people were concerned about the political situation ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


Fabulous experience!

Review for AmaKatarina to Baltic Sea

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meddykay

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 - most knowledgeable and ready to answer questions as well as being masters at keeping up with tourists who tend to wander from the group. We were herded through ...
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Sail Date: June 2014

Cabin Type: Deluxe with Balcony


AMAKaterina, St.Petersburg to Moscow, July/August 2013

Review for AmaKatarina to Europe - River Cruise

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head4heights

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 be true, but it would explain why AMA have leased and refurbished a vessel from a big Russian cruise company that was very much in evidence on the water on the ...
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Sail Date: July 2013


First time for everything

Review for AmaKatarina to Baltic Sea

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blethers

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 guess at. And I was right. The Amakatarina is a Russian river boat (MV Mstislav Rostropovich) built (I think) in the 1980s and completely refurbished last ...
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Sail Date: October 2012

Cabin Type: Deluxe with Balcony


Definitely Not Luxury!

Review for AmaKatarina to Europe - River Cruise

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Jcar55

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 I'd hate to see the worst! Even though its had a $11 million makeover it was a 3 star boat at best. Very small rooms with teeny tiny bathrooms. Pink thin wall ...
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Sail Date: September 2012


AMA KATARINA MOSCOW TO ST. PETERSBURG

Review for AmaKatarina to Europe - River Cruise

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Lake Nick

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 comfy bed. Bathroom adequate and similar in size to other cruise lines. Room had one operable window so we were able to get fresh air. Overall the boat was ...
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Sail Date: July 2012

Cabin Type: Superior with Two Windows


AMA KATARINA ST PETERSBURG & MOSCOW SEPT 8 2011

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MizzDEE MD

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 inexpensive and fantastic! Staff speaks English, free WIFI, great breakfast and quiet location. Anna at the desk is wonderful.AMA KATARINA :Generally enjoyable. ...
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Sail Date: September 2011


Interesting itinerary but not a luxury experience

Review for AmaKatarina to Europe - River Cruise

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lkbside

10+ Cruises

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 Volga-Baltic Waterways. The 212-passenger ship boasts 24,025 square feet of space dedicated to 106 cabins. Seventy-six of those cabins feature balconies. ...
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Sail Date: August 2011

Cabin Type: Marinsky Suite


Russia beautiful and fascinating, AMAKatarina almost there

Review for AmaKatarina to Europe - River Cruise

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Relaxationspecialist

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 cruise. Cabin very comfortable; beds good, balcony spacious, nice flat-screen TV, turn-down service till last couple of days (not sure why it stopped). We loved ...
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Sail Date: July 2011

Cabin Type: Deluxe with Balcony


Be sure to visit Moscow and St. Petersburg on your own

Review for AmaKatarina to Europe - River Cruise

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187harland

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 of a better term, as their previous river cruise experiences in Europe. But the same people agreed with me that in Russia AmaWaterways' AmaKatarina offered the ...
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Sail Date: July 2011

Cabin Type: Superior with Two Windows


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