Steamship S/S Savonlinna
Reserve the s/s Savonlinna for your very own nostalgic cruise. The ship is available by reservation only.
The s/s Savonlinna, a museum ship owned by the city of Savonlinna, has joined the Vip Cruises fleet. When not in service, it can be admired at the Savonlinna Provincial Museum. The s/s Savonlinna, a genuine 100-year-old steamship fuelled by 1-metre birch logs, boasts fully licensed restaurant services, a fully equipped conference space, and twelve two-person cabins. The exterior has been restored to its 1927 glory.
The S/S Savonlinna was built for Saimaa Steamship Ltd. at the Varkaus shipyard of Paul Wahl & Co. in 1904. The company’s original intention was to maintain daily marine traffic between Savonlinna and Lappeenranta. Traffic on this route thrived in 1905-1916 thanks to the abundance of spa visitors.
The ship originally had one and a half decks. Particular attention was paid to the interior, as the ship was used to transport wealthy spa visitors.
With its log storage, steam engine and firebox, the engine room attracts the attention of many people on the cruise. On the s/s Savonlinna, one can still experience the atmosphere of a traditional steamer – from the engine room to the dining salon and on to the captain’s bridge. The s/s Savonlinna is also the representative ship of the city of Savonlinna and has catered for numerous heads of state and business leaders.
The s/s Savonlinna has a registered capacity of 99 passengers. The ship can cater for 32 seated diners or 50 buffet diners.
The main deck consists of a kitchen, a dining salon and a women’s salon, and a lavatory. The upper deck is made up of twelve two-person cabins, a smoking salon, the captain’s cabin, the steering cabin, two lavatories and a shower cabin. The lower deck contains a conference, training and exhibition room.