Saimaa Travel

M/S Carelia ship info

M/S Carelia sails under the Finnish flag, has Finnish staff and can take approximately 200 passengers. Cruising season for visa-free cruises to Russia is normally from May to September. In 2021 it is not possible to sail to Russia and M/S Carelia sails on Lake Saimaa. The season is 29.6.-21.8.2021 and we have reduced the capacity of passengers we take onboard to 130 passengers.

The ship has two inner decks and a sun deck. Our cruise hostess on board serves you in all questions and tells you about the history of the Saimaa Canal with announcements during cruise. In addition, you can enjoy music, lottery and other activities.

On board there are two cosy restaurants: buffet restaurant Monrepos and music restaurant Knut Posse.

When it is possible to cruise to Russia (2022) there is also a tax-free shop where you can buy sweets, cigarettes and alcoholic beverages at a reasonable price. The tax-free shop has a small collection of parfumes, cosmetics and souvenirs and it serves as a currency exchange office.

Technical information:

Built in 1969, Husum Germany (former M/S Ostsee)
Home port since 1986 - Lappeenranta
Main engines 2 x 375kW
Speed 14 kn
393 BT
Draught 2,30 m
Length 41 m
Beam 8,5 m
Owner: Lappeenrannan Laivat Oy

Latest news

Our summer office is open!

Our summer office in the check-in terminal in Lappeenranta passenger harbour is open Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00.

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Visa-free cruises 2021 are cancelled

We hope to get to Russia again in summer 2022!

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