ALMACO's Accommodation Systems division will refurbish all 195 passenger cabins and the corresponding bathrooms. The scope of work also includes the refurb of cabin corridors and passenger staircases, the renovation of the Conference room and Children's play area as well as modernization and modifications done in the Buffet and a la carte restaurants.
Kristina Katarina, will start sailing under the Finnish flag in August 2010. She was built in Poland in 1982 and operated in the 1990's as Konstantin Simonov between Helsinki and St. Petersburg. For the last nine years she has been operated as Iris under the Maltese flag mostly cruising in the Eastern Mediterranean. The ship's ice class enables her to cruise in Arctic waters.