Victoria Katarina set a new standard in cruise ship design for Yangtze River cruising when it was inaugurated in 2004.

The premier ship is constructed with Victoria Cruises personal touches blending both modern and elegant architechture. The Victoria Katarina takes luxury cruising on the Yangtze to a whole new level with its generous cabin space, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies opening up to breathtaking views.

The Katarina is equipped with the latest technologies, including internet access, fax machines, and international phone systems, enabling you to contact family and friends during your Yangtze journey.

In addition to the finest hardware and shipboard technologies, the Victoria Katarina boasts the same outstanding service offered on all Victoria ships–the best on the Yangtze.

What is the passenger capacity?

248

How many cabins are there?

124

Where does the Katarina visit?

China: Chongqing to Yichang and Vice Versa

What are fellow passengers like?

CruiseCritic.co.uk says: Well-traveled, 50+, with about 60 percent Americans, 35 percent from Europe, Australia and Taiwan, 5 percent from Mainland China

What’s new for 2011 – 2012?

Renovated 2010

Life on Board

What type of meals are served on board the Victoria Katarina?

Chinese meals made with highest quality fresh ingredients some Western fusion; award-winning dining

Meals are served in a single-seating Dynasty Dining Room. Sumptuous western   and Chinese buffets are offered at breakfast and lunch. Elegant dinners are served family-style.”

Do you cater to vegetarians and special diets?

Notify staff ahead of time;  a few vegetarian options on each menu

Drinking age onboard is 18

What are the dress codes on board the Katarina?

Casual attire is recommended on board and ashore. For the captain’s cocktail party and farewell banquet, we suggest a jacket and tie for gentlemen, and dress or dress pants for ladies. Bring a sunhat and comfortable walking shoes. During the summer, sunscreen is recommended.

How should I tip on board staff?

We would suggest tips of $5 to $7 per person/per day.  The ship like to put this into an envelope and placed in a tip box in the reception area at the end of the cruise.

What entertainment is on board the ship?

Tai Chi Chuan, Lectures, Fashion & Cabaret Shows, Tea Time & Happy Hour

2 Restaurants, 2 Bars, Beauty Salon, Fitness Center , Boutique

What is inclusive of the price of booking, and what do I need to pay extra for?

Meals on board are included, shore excursions are not

Does not include your air transportation and airport taxes, shore excursions, or any designated overnight hotel stay prior to boarding the ship.

In addition, any gratuities, bar purchases, items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone and facsimiles, medical services, spa and beauty services are not included.

Season Superior Cabin Executive Suite Deluxe Suite Shangri-La Suite
On Season $980.00 $1,590.00 $2,080.00 $2,560.00
Shoulder Season $920.00 $1,460.00 $1,935.00 $2,300.00
Shore Excursions $90.00 $90.00 $90.00 $90.00

How can I stay in touch with friends and family?

Internet access, fax machines, and international phone systems,

Is Internet access available?

Yes, internet access, fax machines, and international phone systems,

Hair-dryers?

Hair-dryers available upon request; customers asked not to use personal      electronics/appliances in rooms

What electrical voltage is offered onboard?

220 volts

What is your smoking policy?

Non-smoking except for outdoor decks, main lobby and designated area in Yangtze Club

Do your cabins have soap, shampoo, and conditioner?

Yes

Room service?

No

Families

Do you allow children and young families?

Yes, Children under 12 staying in the parents’ cabin are charged 67% of the full     cruise fare.*
Children under 2 are charged 10% of the full cruise fare

Can babies cots and cribs be provided in my cabin?

*Parents with children 2 and over, and adults sharing a triple may find that a standard cabin is not roomy enough when a third bed or cot is placed in it. For such bookings, it is suggested that either a suite be reserved, or the third passenger reserve as a single or share basis in a separate cabin.

**in a standard cabin, infants under 2 must stay in a bed with a parent.

What facilities are available for entertainment of young children?

This cruise does not cater specifically to children

Which port does the ship leave from?

Either Chongqing or Yichang

Medical Care

What if I get sick on board?

Doctor and health clinic onboard

Is there licensed medical staff onboard?

Yes

Is the water on ship safe to drink?

Yes

What facilities are available for disabled and handicapped passengers?

No handicapped rooms or elevators

Problems

Can I change my cabin?

Cancelations:

— Confirmation to 30 working days before departure: USD100 per person
— 30-16 working days before departure: 30% of cruise price
— 15-7 working days before departure: 50% of cruise price
— 7 working days or less before departure: 100% of cruise

Can my itinerary change? If so, what happens?

On rare occasions, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances require a change in itinerary. In these situations, the cruise line staff will do everything in their power.

What if my flight is delayed?

We recommend that you purchase the travel insurance offered by your travel agent, tour operator, or insurance company.
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