M/S Brahe cruises under Finnish flag and has Finnish staff. The ship can take appr. 200 passengers and has 45 cabins and five cabin classes on four decks.
The ship was originally built in 1943 in Chicago, USA. At the moment m/s Brahe cruises on route Helsinki-Hamina-Lappeenranta-Puumala-Savonlinna in the Gulf of Finland, the Saimaa Canal and Lake Saimaa area. Althoug the ship has been modernized many times during the years, it has kept the style and charm of a genuine old time cruiser.
M/S Brahe has four decks and a fully licensed meal and dance restaurant and a sun deck. The latest modernizion of the cabins was make during the spring 2011. Although the cabins are relatively small, almost all have own toilets and showers. Only cabin class Norppa (economy class) has shared toilets and showers.
Cabins with window, double or single bed, toilet and shower. Cabins on deck 4.
2-4 beds, round window, toilet and shower. Cabins on deck 2,3 and 4.
2-3 beds, round window, toilet and shower. Cabins on deck 2.
1-2 beds, round window, toilet and shower. Cabins on deck 1.
Small inner or outer cabin (economy class), 2 beds, sink. Cabins on deck 1.
m/s Brahe sails from May until September under the Finnish flag and has a Finnish staff. Our regular route cruises run from June until August. These cruises take you from Helsinki and Hamina via the Saimaa Canal to Lake Saimaa, at Lake Saimaa you can choose different types of cruises between Lappeenranta and Savonlinna. From Lappeenranta you can also cruise back to Helsinki and Hamina. On board you can step in Helsinki, Hamina, Lappeenranta, Puumala or Savonlinna.
Our route cruises are completed by interesting theme cruises such as Birdwatching Cruises to the Gulf of Finland and Archipelago in May and War History Cruise to the Gulf of Finland and the Saimaa Canal also in May.
Originally the ship was built in USA during the World War II to be an escort vessel. She is known to have crossed the Atlantic Ocean under the flag of USA during the war. In her main operation are on the western coast of Africa and the Gibraltar area, she served as an anti-submarine corvette. Under the Union Jack the ship was called HMS Kilchernan.
After this the ship was sold to Finland and was named m/s Kristina Brahe after Ristiina, her home port at the time. The ship was renovated and turned to a cruising vessel. As m/s Kristina Brahe the ship cruised at Lake Saimaa, via the Saimaa Canal to Vyborg, to Tallinn and to the former Leningrad.
Built in Chicago 1943
Length 56 m
Beam 10 m
Draught 3,3 m
Passenger capacity 200
Cabin capacity - for 110 passengers
Owner Saimaan Matkaverkko Oy
Designed and produced by Mainostoimisto Mediakolmio