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This spacious mid-range ship was built in Wismar in 1961 and named MS Popov. In the course of time, the ship has been continuously adapted to the increasing demands of technology and guest needs. In 2018/19 the ship was completely rebuilt and added to the fleet under the new name MS Thurgau Karelia. It features 2 restaurants offering Russian cuisine, a spacious lounge with bar on the panorama deck, captain’s corner on the upper deck and a fitness room. 

Ship Information

  • Ship’s Registry Russia
  • Passenger capacity 142
  • Crew members 43
  • Gross tonnage Not known
  • Length 96m
  • Beam/Breadth 14.3m
  • Maximum speed 12 knots
  • Decks 4

Stateroom Amenities

  • TV
  • Shower/WC
  • Hairdryer 
  • Bathrobe, Slippers
  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Air conditioning
  • Depending on cabin type booked you will have a Porthole (cannot be opened), or a Window (can be opened) or a Private Balcony




Main Deck Standard Twin Cabin

Cabin size: approx. 10m²

Portholes (cannot be opened)

Middle Deck Standard Plus Twin Cabin

Cabin size: approx. 13m²

2 Bed Upper Deck Superior Plus with Private Balcony

Cabin size: approx. 16m²