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.
M/S Brahe sails under the Finnish flag and has a Finnish staff. Our regular route cruises run from June to August. These cruises take you from Hamina via the Saimaa Canal to Lake Saimaa. At Lake Saimaa you can choose different types of cruises between Lappeenranta and Savonlinna.
M/S Brahe takes you also visa-free from Hamina to Vyborg, Russia. Read more information here.
M/S Brahe has four decks, a fully licensed meal and dance restaurant and a sun deck. The latest modernizion of the cabins was make during the spring 2011. Despite the modernizations, the ship has kept the style and charm of a genuine old time cruiser. 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.
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