Q: What are the ships like?
A: All ships are motor ships made of wood or steel. Ships are different sizes and shapes, and categories. Some of the ships in the fleet are more than hundred years old, but have been reconstructed on numerous occasions and tailored for tourism as in the past some have been used to carry freight. Most of the steel /iron ships are brand new and built very recently.
All ships are members of Croatian Ship registry and are subject to its rules, inspection and certification.
Q: Who owns the ships?
A: Ship owners are mostly captains to whom this job is a part of their family tradition, so it is not a rarity that the crew members are part of one family or one family is owner of few ships.
Q: How many crew members work on ship?
A: Depending on its size, ship have about five crew members, and it is usually captain, chef, waiter and 2 sailors. The larger ships have 6 or 7 crew members (2 waiters, chamber maid).
Q: How do we communicate with crew?
A: At least one crew member is able to communicate in English. You will be introduced to all of your crew members when you arrive on ship at your welcome speech given by Katarina line representatives. In some cases there is also a Katarina Line tour manager on board.
Q: How often ships use their sails?
A: Although we call them sailing ships, ships usually sail on motor drive in a way to carry out given route and sails pull up depending on weather conditions at least once a week. Please note that some of our newer steel ships do not even have masts and sails.
Q: What is the difference between Deluxe, A+ and A category ships?
- DELUXE - A week long cruising tour with an English speaking tour manager and included transfers and excursions on Luxury mini cruisers. Featuring spacious, lavishly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins (with double or twin beds, safety deposit box, bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet). Please see the detailed program for all included services.
- A+ CATEGORY - Newly built steel hull ships with air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins (with double or twin beds, hair dryer, safety deposit box).
- A CATEGORY - Traditional wooden ships, cabins with private shower/toilet (3rd bed possible on request), mostly bunk beds, air-conditioned salon.
Q: How many people are there per ship?
A: The number of persons on ship varies from 20 to 40, depending on a size of the ship.
Q: What kind of fellow passengers should I expect on ship?
A: Our passengers are different age and nationality, although guests of English speaking area predominate. We have mix of different age groups, couples and groups of friends. If you want to be accommodated on ships with predominating age or nationality, we kindly ask you to note that to us while making a reservation. We try to group passengers on ships according to specific demography but that is not always possible.
Q: What is average age of passengers on Katarina Line cruises?
A: On all Katarina Line cruises, there is a mix of ages and nationalities, except on Young & Fun cruise, where age limit is 18 - 35 years old.
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