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Mini Canal Cruise from Motala to Söderköping (or reverse) on Wilhelm Tham
Gota Kanal Highlights from Mariestad to Norsholm (or reverse) on Wilhelm Tham
The Classic Canal Cruise - Gothenburg to Stockholm (or reverse) on MS Juno
Grand Sweden Cruise - Gothenburg to Stockholm (or reverse) on MS Diana
Four or six-day cruises
The traditional route from Gothenburg to Stockholm or in reverse has been maintained since the shipping company was
founded in 1869. Today we offer two different cruises on this route.
The difference is that in the four-day cruise, the ship only docks one
night at a quay, while in the six-day journey we stop each night. This
means that we have time to stop more often along the canal – exactly
which stops can vary somewhat depending on your direction.
This is a cruise through the lovely Östgöta section of the Göta Canal, journeying from Motala on the shore of the Lake Vänern to the idyllic town of Söderköping or in reverse. This is the right alternative cruise for anyone wishing to try
a canal cruise in a somewhat smaller format. Yet in spite of the fact
that you only spend one night on the ship, there is time for many
experiences. Among these are the imposing lock stairs at Berg and an
exclusive visit to the Runstorp manor house. The return trip to your
starting point by bus is included in the basic cost for the cruise.
Life aboard a Gota Canal Cruise Ship
60 passenger steam ships offer an historic ride from coast to coast in
an intimate setting. Read the details below: All cabins are small, have a
washbasin with hot and cold water and are without private facilities.
Showers are on Main and Bridge Decks and toilets are on all Decks. On
Shelter Deck there is a Dining Room and a Lounge with a small library.
cabins are charming, but small! With the exception of the cabins on the
main deck (cat. C) on M/S Diana (and some special cabins on the other
two ships – see below), they are fitted with bunk beds and are about
the size of a sleeping compartment on a train.
All cabins are fitted with a washbasin with hot and cold water. None of
the cabins have private facilities. However, showers are provided on
all decks (except shelter deck on the M/S Diana), as well as toilets.
The ships use 220 V electricity and there are outlets in all cabins.
These cabins are located on bridge deck (= the upper deck). All the
cabins have bunk beds. There is a small window by the side of the door.
The door opens onto deck instead of inside corridor, which means that
you have to go outside in order to go to the toilet and shower. The
stairs to the bridge deck are quite steep. “Extras” for category A
include sparkling wine, fruit and a bathrobe in the cabin.
These cabins are located on shelter deck (= the middle deck). On this
deck you will also find the dining room and a small lounge. All the
cabins have bunk beds. There is a small window by the side of the door
or in the cabin door itself. The door opens onto deck instead of inside
These cabins are located on main deck (= the lower deck) with centre
aisle and inside passage to the toilets and showers. Most of the cabins
have bunk beds (except double cabins on the M/S Diana and some special
cabins on the other two ships – see below). The cabins have a porthole.
M/S Juno and M/S Wilhelm Tham all double cabins have bunk beds (one upper + one lower bed) except the “Honeymoon cabins”.
On M/S Diana the double cabins in cat. C (main deck) have two lower beds, while there are bunk beds in cat. B and cat. A.
3-bed cabins: 3-bed cabins are only available in category C (main deck).
- On M/S Juno the two 3-bed cabins are situated in the aft of the ship, near the
propeller. Please note that these cabins can only
accommodate two adults and one child (up to the age of 10-12).
- M/S Diana has three 3-bed cabins (cat. C, double cabins with an extra upper bed).
These 3-bed cabins on the M/S Diana can be booked by three adults, though space is a bit tight then.
- M/S Wilhelm Tham has a 4-bed cabin (see below) and this cabin can be booked as 3-bed cabin as well.
M/S Wilhelm Tham has one 4-bed cabin (with two bunk beds) in cat. C
(main deck). The 4-bed cabin can also be booked as a 3-bed cabin. If a
4-bed cabin is booked for double occupancy (= two persons only), the
charge will be the same as for a double cabin in cat. B.
Queen size bed:
In Cat. C cabins (main deck), the M/S Juno and the M/S Wilhelm Tham have one
double cabin with a “Queen size” bed (120 centimetres wide), which can
be booked for double or single occupancy. This is the so called
“Honeymoon cabin”! Please note that the cost for this cabin is the same
as for cat. B, even though it is located on main deck.
takes place at the earliest one hour and no later than 15 minutes before departure.
breakfast buffet is served every day (except on the departure day of
the cruise). The menu at lunch and dinner is fixed. Lunch consists of
two courses and in the early evening we serve a three-course dinner.
Dietary and special food
special requirements concerning food (e.g. vegetarian meals, diabetic,
any kind of food allergies, etc.) must be stated in advance.
safety reasons, and for the comfort of other guests, smoking is only
permitted outdoors at the places so marked. Smoking is prohibited in
the cabins, dining room and lounge.
tour guide holds daily information meetings in three languages
(Swedish, English and German) to let the passengers know what is going
to happen during the day, tell them the history of the canal and the
local sites, as well as provide practical information. The tour guide
will be available throughout the cruise and even lead some of the shore
the excursions are included in our prices. Most of the guided
excursions are on foot and require that you can manage a normal walking
travelling with us must be at least seven year old and sleep in a
separate bed. There are no child discounts available.
ships are charming, but old, which means that thresholds are high and
stairways steep. In addition, most shore excursions are on foot. For
this reason, if you have clients who are physically disadvantaged, you
should indicate this when making the reservation.
Arrival at the end of the cruise
Arrival times are approximate, as weather and traffic conditions can
cause some delays. For that reason you should arrange for your clients
to have a good time margin for continued travel on the day of arrival.
The shipping company cannot be held responsible for any additional
costs in conjunction with delays that are beyond the company’s control.
Please make sure that you book your clients’ flights, train trips or
ferry connections with a good time margin!!
reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise line and the
Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the
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