Katharina Cruise Ship, Indonesia


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

MS Katharina Indonesia is 40m in length and provides luxurious accommodations for up to 14 guests. Each of the 6 cabins onboard are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, private bathroom, plenty of space and 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 TV, DVD and music centre. A selection of wines, beer and spirits are also available for sale.

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 being pampered by the attentive crew will make a Katharina Indonesia liveaboard holiday the ultimate adventure.

Contact our reservations team to book your next Indonesian adventure today.

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We want you to be able to book your dream liveaboard trip with confidence during these unprecedented times. We're working together with some liveaboard operators to offer you complete reassurance, so you can start planning your next vacation and have an amazing trip to look forward to in the future.

Our 'Flexible Booking Conditions' mean that if travel restrictions are implemented by your local government or the government of the country you are travelling to due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) so you are unable to travel, then by booking this liveaboard you will have the option of:

- A full refund with no cancellation penalties up to 30 days before departure


- The opportunity to move your booking to another date for the same liveaboard up to 24 months from the original departure date with no rebooking fees

Applies to all new bookings placed from 1 June to 31 July 2020 for travel between 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2021.

*The above policies are subject to change without further notice. Rebooking is subject to availability and may be subject to price changes. Applicable to new bookings only. Offer is not retroactive and does not apply to previous bookings which are being rescheduled.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Fuel Surcharge, 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: Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, 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.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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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 and Indonesian.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Katharina Liveaboard Deck Plan 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

  • 9.0 Superb
  • 2 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 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
Origin: US