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Suite On Board MS Amakatarina

MS Amakatarina, the offspring of the partnership between AMA Waterways and APT, remains on schedule for its debut in May.  APT released artists’ impressions today which highlight the luxurious suites awaiting its first passengers, one of the benefits of the 14 million dollar reconstruction of the highly anticipated ship.

According to Debra Fox, APT’s General Manager, Marketing, “comfort has been given high priority. River ships of this quality and innovation haven’t been seen before in Russia”.

The ship is designed to carry 212 guests in 106 cabins, 76 with balconies.  An incredible 24,025 square feet has been dedicated to passenger staterooms.  By comparison, other recently renovated ships in Russia, with the same number of staterooms, devote only 16,793 square feet to passenger accommodations.

MS Amakatarina is scheduled to make 14 sailings between Moscow and St. Petersburg in 2011.  Each of the 11 night/12 day cruises will spend several nights in both Moscow and St. Petersburg, using the ship as the guests’ hotel.  Cruise fares begin at $3299 per person, based on double occupancy, and include shore excursions, wine with dinner, and gratuities.

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