MS Excellence Katharina (184 passengers) is the new era of our fleet. Come aboard and see what our European designers and construction team have done to transform the former MS General Lavrinenkov into a truly luxurious and upscale cruise experience. The ship was originally named after the Air Force hero of WWII, General Vladimir Lavrinenkov, and was charming and smartly designed befitting a hero of his stature. The new designers reconfigured the interior space to create much more usable space, worked in soft, pleasant colors and made the ship more convenient for the customer. Most cabins now have private balconies. International cuisine and Russian dishes are served. Crew: 98.

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Deck Plan

Excellence Katharina Deck Plan

Technical description

  • Length423.8 ft / 129.2 m
  • Breadth54.8 ft / 16.7 m
  • Draught9.5 ft / 2.9 m
  • Passengers184
  • Crew98
  • Main engines3*736 kW
  • Speed13.8 kts / 25.5 km/h
  • Type (Project)302
  • Built1990, Germany
  • Renovation2016
  • RefurbishmentAnnually, after each season

Staterooms & Suites

Balcony Suite

Room Size: 495.1 ft2 / 46.0 m2
Suites are incredibly spacious, well designed and elegantly decorated. All 9 Suites on the MS Excellence Katarina are located on the Boat Deck and all have large private balconies with sun loungers, arm-chairs and a table. Each one of these single-room staterooms has an anteroom and a dressing room - therefore there is always a plenty of storage space. Furnishings of a cabin include: a dressing table with a large mirror and a padded stool; a spacious sitting area with a sofa and a coffee table. A Queen Size bed is in all cabins; only in some cabins the bed is convertible in two single beds on request. Telephone, coffee-machine, safe, flat-screen TV, hairdryer is also in cabin. Each stateroom has private facilities: a modern functionally designed bathroom with a shower cubicle, a sink and a toilet. Electricity is of 220V, European plug (two round pins). All cabins have an individually controlled air-conditioning & heating system installed.

Balcony Panorama Suite

Room Size: 442.4 ft2 / 41.1 m2
The 2 Panorama Suites are the second largest cabins on the ship. They are located on the Upper Deck of the MS Excellence Katharina. Each one of the Panorama Suites has six panoramic windows and a glass door to a large private balcony terrace with sun loungers, arm-chairs and a table. Cabins are luxuriously furnished. Each one of these single-room staterooms has an anteroom and a dressing room - therefore there is always a plenty of storage space. Furnishings of a cabin include: a dressing table with a large mirror and a chair; a spacious sitting area with a sofa and a coffee table; a Queen Size bed - double only. Telephone, coffee-machine, safe, flat-screen TV, hairdryer is also in cabin. Each stateroom has private facilities: a modern functionally designed and luxuriously decorated bathroom with a shower cubicle, a sink and a toilet. Electricity is of 220V, European plug (two round pins). All cabins have an individually controlled air-conditioning & heating system installed.

Balcony Mini Suite

Room Size: 345.0 ft2 / 32.0 m2
The only Mini Suite is on the ship’s Boat Deck. Just as all higher cabin categories of the MS Excellence Katharina the Mini Suite has a private balcony with sun loungers, arm-chairs and a coffee table. The access to the balcony is via the sliding glass door; there also are two panoramic windows in the Mini Suite. This single-room stateroom has a spacious sitting area that is furnished with a dressing table with a mirror, two armchairs and a coffee table. A Queen Size bed in the Mini Suite is a double one. Each stateroom has private facilities: a modern functionally designed bathroom with a shower cubicle, a sink and a toilet. Telephone, coffee-machine, safe, flat-screen TV, hairdryer is also in cabin. Electricity is of 220V, European plug (two round pins). Each stateroom has an ample storage space. All cabins have an individually controlled air-conditioning & heating system installed.

Balcony Junior Suite

Room Size: 236.8 ft2 / 22.0 m2
Junior Suites are the most common staterooms on the ship; there are 51 of them in total: 19 cabins are located on the Boat Deck, and 32 more are on the Upper Deck of the MS Excellence Katharina. Private balconies that are accessed via the sliding glass door, have a coffee table and two arm-chairs. This single-room stateroom has a sitting area that is furnished with a dressing table with a mirror and a padded stool. A Queen Size bed in some of the Junior Suites can be converted into two single beds on request. Each stateroom has private facilities: a modern functionally designed bathroom with a shower cubicle, a sink and a toilet. Telephone, safe, flat-screen TV, hairdryer is also in cabin. Electricity is of 220V, European plug (two round pins). Each stateroom has an ample storage space. All cabins have an individually controlled air-conditioning & heating system installed.

Deluxe Stateroom

Room Size: 150.7 ft2 / 14.0 m2
The total of these cabins is 28: just 4 of the Deluxe Staterooms are on the Upper Deck while the Main Deck of the MS Excellence Katharina hosts 24 such staterooms. Each one of them has a panoramic window that can be opened. This single-room stateroom has a sitting area that is furnished with a dressing table with a mirror and a padded stool. A Queen Size bed in some of the Junior Suites can be converted into two single beds on request. Each stateroom has private facilities: a modern functionally designed bathroom with a shower cubicle, a sink and a toilet. Telephone, safe, flat-screen TV, hairdryer is also in cabin. Electricity is of 220V, European plug (two round pins). Each stateroom has an ample storage space. All cabins have an individually controlled air-conditioning & heating system installed.

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