Silversea Luxury Cruises To Vaasa

Vaasa

Set in the Finnish north, on the spectacular World Heritage Site of the Kvarken Archipelago, Vaasa offers the full package of museums, art and scenic beauty. Sweden’s shores lie just 50 nautical miles away, and almost a quarter of the population here speak Swedish as their first language. With three universities in town, and the sweeping Replot Bridge welcoming visitors from many miles around, Vaasa always feels fresh and energetic, as you wander its compact streets. View more

Visit the remains of the Old Town, to see the ruins of the city's earlier incarnation, which was engulfed in flames in 1852, when a sleepy trader accidently dropped his pipe, igniting some hay in the process. The town was largely destroyed, and had to be rebuilt from scratch a short distance away. Take a tour of the Museum of Old Vaasa to learn a little more about the former settlement, and pay the Korsholm Church a visit – which was converted from a court building to replace the town’s burnt out church. The observatory at Meteoria at Söderfjärden, stands in the centre of a gigantic crater, which formed when a colossal meteorite struck the area 520 million years ago. Admire the sheer scale of the incredible impact zone, and observe the diverse birdlife that now occupies the site. Elsewhere, the Ostrobothnian Museum is a great place to place to learn about the region's past, or you can direct your attention forwards, to the innovative Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.