About Phoenix Reisen
The German tour operator Phoenix Reisen was founded in 1973. In 1988 they started cruising the oceans with the charter of the ship Maxim Gorkiy. Starting as a pure ocean shipping company, Phoenix Reisen expanded its range in 1993 to include the popular river cruises. The four well-known ocean liners are now joined by more than 30 river ships as well as a few smaller ships for exceptional destinations. The shipping company is still in family hands and attaches great importance to a friendly and pleasant atmosphere aboard their ships. Language on board of all ships is German.
Aboard the M/S Princess Katharina, the elegance of a classic river cruise awaits you, with friendly service, good food and tasteful decor. With a length of 110 meters and 3 passenger decks, the ship can accommodate up to 144 passengers. The cozy lounge with two classic-styled bars invite you to enjoy comfortable hours on board. In the book corner of the ship, you can immerse yourself in a good book or enjoy the spacious sundeck and the impressive river landscape.
Life on Board
As on all Phoenix ships, the atmosphere on board the M/S Princess Katharina is cozy and informal with a classic touch. The dress code on board is casual. At the traditional captain's dinner a more elegant wardrobe is expected, but evening wear is not needed here either. Regional events, live music and light entertainment make your trip an all-round successful river experience. Board language is German, currency is Euro. Girocard as well as VISA and MasterCard are also accepted.
The comfortable and tastefully furnished outdoor cabins aboard the M/S Princess Katharina are approx. 11 m² in size. On the upper deck, large panoramic windows that can be opened to a French balcony open up a wonderful view of the passing river landscape. These cabins are eqipped with a pullmann and a sofa bed. Cabins on the lower deck are equipped with large windows that can not be opened and two sofa beds.
Food and Beverages
On board the M/S Princess Katharina you can enjoy a rich breakfast buffet, multi-course lunches and dinners, afternoon coffees and midnight snacks. Fine European cuisine is served on board. Included house wines, draft beer, soft drinks such as coke, lemonade, mineral water, juices and coffee/tea are available daily from 08: 00-24: 00. The traditional captain's reception offered on many trips as well as the captain's dinner with festive menu complete the culinary offer
Through a variety of shore excursions, you have the opportunity to get to know the country and it’s people along the route. The excursion program is adapted to the length of stay of the ship and is accompanied by qualified tour guides. The excursions are usually in German language. The shore excursions can be booked directly on board or partly in advance online at the shipping company. Payment is on board. At some cruises a variety of shore excursions is already included.
If you want to travel the Danube in a classic atmosphere, but value comfort and fine cuisine, you are exactly right on board the M/S Princess Katharina.