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IFR 113
Sweden – Lake Malaren


Kiel Canal lock – Vasteras – (Oxelosund) / both Sweden – Kiel Canal lock or similar
(Ports in brackets are not called at on a regular basis.)


About 7 days round-trip



About the vessel

Bulk/container vessels, built 1994-1995, German shipping company, international ship command, 4,470 tons dead-weight, length 97 m, breadth 16 m, speed 16 kn, container capacity 304 TEU, TV/DVD


1 double cabin, shower/WC, bed 200 x 120 cm (extendible to 140 cm), separate living room with seating area, desk, fridge, TV, open view sideways and to the front (possibly blocked), D-deck

1 double cabin, shower/WC, bed 200 x 120 cm (extendable to 140 cm), seating area, desk, fridge, TV, open view sideways and to the front (possibly blocked), B-deck, not available on all vessels


On this voyage the embarkation and disembarkation takes place either in one of the two locks of the Kiel Canal, Brunsbüttel lock or Kiel-Holtenau lock. Offered is a partial route of the 3-week circulation, the entire round trip of the ships is:
Amsterdam – Kiel Canal – Västeras – Oxelösund – Kiel Canal – Hull – Kiel Canal – Oxelösund – Kiel Canal – Antwerp – Hull – Amsterdam or similar.

An agency will take care of the registration and embarkation of the passengers in the lock.

The trip through the archipelago, the locks that are accurate to the centimeter and the journey of several hours through Lake Mälaren to Västeras are just some of the many highlights of this very popular tour.

Older, but well-maintained ships of a German shipping company, some of which were built in the traditional Hamburg shipyard Sietas.

On board currency €.

The shipping company asks for a Covid self-test at embarkation (under supervision).

Shore leave

Berthing times: Vasteras and Oxelosund about 12-36 hours




Covid-19 (3/3)

Passage prices

€ 679.00 per person in double cabin
€ 735.00 for single use of the double cabin

Embarkation / Disembarkation fees

€ 20.00 per person plus € 85.00 per person for embarkation at Kiel Canal

Deviation insurance

€ 95.00 per person up to 75 years old. € 125.00 from 76 years old, € 150.00 from 80 years old

Travel insurance

Travel health and liability insurance

Medical certificate

Mandatory for passengers over 65 years of age

Travel reports by customers

Baltic Sea

  • Many thanks again for my latest cargo ship experience which was wonderful.
    I enjoyed the trip on the Gerda, with Captain H. who ensured that I had my best experience to date. Also, a mention to the Chef, who made very tasty meals, also to all the crew, I can’t list all their names, unfortunately, however, all staff combined made my experience so enjoyable and I will definitely try to go on that route again to meet them again.
    I highly recommend this trip!
    You are very...
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  • Dear Mrs Pfeiffer and Mrs Weber
    Back from Hamburg, I would like to give you my feedback.
    It was a very interesting week I spent on board; captain Z. and the officers were all very open and friendly, so there really was a good atmosphere. I have always felt welcome to go here and there, to ask questions, and able to spend a lot of time on the bridge. As I told the captain, I felt I was 40 years younger as I spent hours on the bridge, just like when I was an officer on merchant ships...
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  • Thank You Capt. B!
    When I said to Capt. B. ‘thank you for the good atmosphere on board’
    He said to me: Well, I didn’t have any stress because the crew made a good job.
    This was what I felt, a peaceful crew, who did their work every day without complaining.
    I liked to watch the Boson splicing a perfect eye into the moorings.
    Cookie o prepares the best apple-pie.
    G. is a conscientious and reliable 2nd.Engr.
    R. OS the youngest stands...
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