AmaWaterways has announced that it will launch two new ships this year. The first of the ships, ms AmaKatarina, will be inaugurated on 10 May on the Volga-Baltic waterway. Its maiden voyage will travel from St Petersburg to Moscow following a rebuild. Later in the year, ms AmaLotus will debut on 5 September on the Mekong. It will be decorated in a colonial style and 90 percent of staterooms will have a private outside balcony.