The Victoria Katarina has four levels of cabins and suites (119 standard rooms, six junior suites, six deluxe suites and two Shangri-la suites) for a passenger capacity of 266. A standard cabin has over 190 square feet. Junior suites are similar in design to standard cabins but more spacious. Deluxe accommodations feature private living areas; and the luxurious Shangri-la suites boast a dining area and an even larger private balcony.
The launch of the Victoria Katarina marks another milestone it is the first ship that Victoria Cruises had built, and it features a slightly different design than the other vessels in the fleet. The fourth floor of the ship, where most of the public facilities are located, is larger and more spacious. The change in layout is a result of customer input that Victoria Cruises has gathered over the past 10 years.
The Victoria Katarina is part of Victorias new generation of ships, which feature:
Private balconies in ALL cabins providing guests with ample opportunities for viewing the magnificent Yangtze River scenery (except the Victoria Rose)
Satellite television in ALL cabins with HBO and BBC broadcasts
Full bathtubs and showers in all cabins
More spacious public areas including the fitness room and mini-spa
Conference facilities on all ships
Internet access, instant fax services and cell phones for international phone calls
International English-speaking cruise directors
Excellent Chinese cuisine with western selections
The Victoria Katarina is air conditioned, including all cabins. The ship is smoke free, except for a small, designated smoking area in the Yangtze Club, as well as on the outside decks and main lobby.
On-board services on the Victoria Katarina include a beauty salon (for hairstyling, massages, facials, or acupuncture), fitness room, mini-spa, library with Internet access, gift shop, and doctor's office. When not exploring ashore, passengers on the Victoria Katarina can take Mandarin lessons, or learn calligraphy or kite-making.
Four- to nine-day intineraries journey downstream or upstream between Chongqing and Shanghai or Chongqing and Yichang. A new eight-day itinerary sails round-trip from Chongqing to Yichang and back, with different shore excursions in each direction.
Check www.victoriacruises.com for exact sailing dates and cruise-only pricing.
Let's take a look at the new Victoria Katarina Yangtze River cruise ship. Pictures are courtesy of Victoria Cruises.
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