Katharina Cruise Ship, Indonesia

Excellent diving and guidance

“There were so many highlights! For us seeing the birds of paradise and whale sharks up close were standouts, but the whole experi…”

Christopher T, United States United States
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  • Traditional Phinisi liveaboard in Eastern Indonesia
  • Exciting cultural immersion trips in Indonesia

The M/S Katharina is a traditional Indonesian “Phinisi” liveaboard that is a classic, elegant yacht scheduling exciting cultural immersion trips through the eastern Indonesian archipelago year-round. The 12-member crew onboard Katharina is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the area and will ensure an authentic adventure for every guest.

MS Katharina Indonesia is 40 meters/131 feet long and provides luxurious accommodations for up to 14 guests. Each of the 6 cabins onboard is equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, a private bathroom, plenty of space, and a towel refresh service. Excellent food and snacks (vegetarian upon request), tea, coffee, and mineral water are served on board. Guests may relax on the sundeck or in the spacious lounge and bar equipped with a TV, DVD, and music center. A selection of wines, beer, and spirits are also available.

Katharina Indonesia offers tour itineraries to the spectacular sites throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Snorkeling clear turquoise waters, hiking volcanoes, visiting villages, and relaxing beachside while pampered by the attentive crew will make a Katharina Indonesia liveaboard holiday the ultimate adventure.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Fishing, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Laundry / Pressing Services.

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge (400 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (25-50 USD per day), Hotel Transfer (15 USD), Alcoholic Beverages.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Beach BBQ
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English, Dutch, French, and Indonesian.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1995
  • Year renovated 2014
  • Length 40 meters
  • Beam 8.6 meters
  • Cruising speed 7-9 knots
  • Engines 6 Cyl. Mitsubischi s6B 280HP
  • Max guests 14
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 6
  • Tenders Yes
  • Water capacity 4'000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 9'000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 2'000 liters per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones

Katharina Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Christopher T
  • United States United States
Our experience cruising on the Katharina: Birds of Paradise, Whale Sharks and so much more!

There were so many highlights! For us seeing the birds of paradise and whale sharks up close were standouts, but the whole experience of learning about the history, biology and culture of that part of Indonesia will remain with us for the rest of our lives. In particular, learning more about Alfred Wallace (who co-authored the Theory of Evolution with Charles Darwin) and the Wallace Line while visiting the same areas that he did a century and half earlier was amazing.

Recommended for
The friendliness of the guide and crew. Snorkeling in healthy coral reef ecosystems while surrounded by amazing island scenery. The cultural experiences in the villages.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Robert P
  • United States United States
This was a fantastic cruise- can’t say enough good things about it.

Whale sharks!, birds of paradise, incredible vistas, snorkeling, food, attention of the crew

Recommended for
The guide and crew, the itinerary, the Katharina
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Donald M
  • Australia Australia
Great snorkelling adventure trip.

Sailing experience; range of coral and fish: and camaraderie on the boat, including the crew.

Recommended for
Snorkelling sites, crew friendliness and far from the maddening crowds.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Johannes F
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Amazing and a must do....

Cruising with Katharina and the smaller boats, snorkeling esp. with the whalesharks, bird watching (bird of paradise), just three guests - plenty of space and private tours, crew with a wonderful Chef in the kitchen and Ari as a great tour guide with lots on useful contacts in and knowledge of the region and the culture, Katharina itself - what a beautiful ship, BBQ at the beach...and much more

Recommended for
Activities (hikes, birds, underwater, excursions...), Crew and Ship, Ari our tour guide
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Aldobrando D
  • Italy Italy
Crociera bella e varia

Visita del parco dei famosi varani, bagno nel lago vulcanico e con gli squali balena

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