Stockholm Vasa Museum Excursion Reviews

Located on the island of Djurgarden, the museum displays the only intact 17th century ship in the world, the 69 meter (226 feet) long warship Vasa that sank in 1628 on her maiden voyage in Stockholm.
Another beautiful city.
Another beautiful city. We did an NCL tour that took us to the Vasa museum and the old town area. Our tour guide was charming and very knowledgeable, but spent way too much time in the museum talking about every single detail of the ship ... Read More
Another beautiful city. We did an NCL tour that took us to the Vasa museum and the old town area. Our tour guide was charming and very knowledgeable, but spent way too much time in the museum talking about every single detail of the ship when we just wanted to walk around, so we did sneak off on our own. He did give us a decent amount of time to wander around the old town. Areas like that are what I love so much about Europe. I just wish we had time to visit the ABBA museum. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a land and sea tour and it was way more hands on with stops to see things.
This was a land and sea tour and it was way more hands on with stops to see things. One of the biggies was the Vasa museum. This place is fascinating. Really felt connected to the local history. Our tour guide was great
This was a land and sea tour and it was way more hands on with stops to see things. One of the biggies was the Vasa museum. This place is fascinating. Really felt connected to the local history. Our tour guide was great Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Learned about life during the time of the building of the Vasa and had a traditional Swedish lunch ...
Learned about life during the time of the building of the Vasa and had a traditional Swedish lunch at a lovely restaurant.
Learned about life during the time of the building of the Vasa and had a traditional Swedish lunch at a lovely restaurant. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
A fascinating look at the 17th century ship that was salvaged.
A fascinating look at the 17th century ship that was salvaged. Well worth the excursion.
A fascinating look at the 17th century ship that was salvaged. Well worth the excursion. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This excursion is 3.5 hours (Costa reference 2501 and €70pp) but is rushed.
This excursion is 3.5 hours (Costa reference 2501 and €70pp) but is rushed. We only had 40 minutes in the Vasa museum which is a joke. Ive been given more time in a souvenir shop. This is not enough for such a masterpiece as the Vsa ... Read More
This excursion is 3.5 hours (Costa reference 2501 and €70pp) but is rushed. We only had 40 minutes in the Vasa museum which is a joke. Ive been given more time in a souvenir shop. This is not enough for such a masterpiece as the Vsa Museum. This is rated as one of the Worlds top ten museums and to get 40 minutes is ridiculous. I would not recommend this your and suggest that you take other measures to visit this museum and take your time. I would recommend at least 1.5 hours. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
A tour is only as good as your guide.
A tour is only as good as your guide. The museum was interesting. The guide was a walking encyclopedia but did not relate well to guests.
A tour is only as good as your guide. The museum was interesting. The guide was a walking encyclopedia but did not relate well to guests. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very interesting.
Very interesting. Waited a bit to get in but once in museum, it is not overcrowded!
Very interesting. Waited a bit to get in but once in museum, it is not overcrowded! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The guide was beyond knowledgeable and the vasa museum was mind blowing and the city tour was fab - ...
The guide was beyond knowledgeable and the vasa museum was mind blowing and the city tour was fab - fell in love with stockholm
The guide was beyond knowledgeable and the vasa museum was mind blowing and the city tour was fab - fell in love with stockholm Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Great tour.
Great tour. Very interesting though very crowded.
Great tour. Very interesting though very crowded. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
excellent could have stayed longer, we had the most amazing enthuisatic guide she was wonderful the ...
excellent could have stayed longer, we had the most amazing enthuisatic guide she was wonderful the museum is wonderful worth seeing
excellent could have stayed longer, we had the most amazing enthuisatic guide she was wonderful the museum is wonderful worth seeing Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We visited the Vasa Museum on our own, arriving shortly after it opened but in time to catch the ...
We visited the Vasa Museum on our own, arriving shortly after it opened but in time to catch the first English tour of the day. By the time we left, it was extremely crowded with group tours, etc. This is a fascinating story from the ... Read More
We visited the Vasa Museum on our own, arriving shortly after it opened but in time to catch the first English tour of the day. By the time we left, it was extremely crowded with group tours, etc. This is a fascinating story from the building of the Vasa to its sinking to its resurrection and restoration. We spent 3 full days in Stockholm, if you can only do one thing in Stockholm, this would be it! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
It's a remarkable and can't miss visit with (somewhat) hilarious history to boot.
It's a remarkable and can't miss visit with (somewhat) hilarious history to boot.
It's a remarkable and can't miss visit with (somewhat) hilarious history to boot. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Stockholm is an archipeligo of 14 islands all conected via bridges and tunnels.
Stockholm is an archipeligo of 14 islands all conected via bridges and tunnels. We opted for the Vassa museum tour but did see some of the city transferring from the ship to museum. Vassa museum was superb and the Vassa ship is in ... Read More
Stockholm is an archipeligo of 14 islands all conected via bridges and tunnels. We opted for the Vassa museum tour but did see some of the city transferring from the ship to museum. Vassa museum was superb and the Vassa ship is in remarkable condition for being on the sea floor in Stockhom harbour for hundreds of years. Well worth seeing but Stockholm needs days not a few hours to really see. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Loved this museum.
Loved this museum. The story of this ship and what efforts have been made to preserve it are so interesting. It's a must-see in Stockholm.
Loved this museum. The story of this ship and what efforts have been made to preserve it are so interesting. It's a must-see in Stockholm. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This was another highlight of the cruise seeing the old ship that sunk in the 1600s on its maiden ...
This was another highlight of the cruise seeing the old ship that sunk in the 1600s on its maiden voyage. Also lunch was very enjoyable which included Swedish meatballs.
This was another highlight of the cruise seeing the old ship that sunk in the 1600s on its maiden voyage. Also lunch was very enjoyable which included Swedish meatballs. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Interesting to see the large Vasa ship and hear about it's history
Interesting to see the large Vasa ship and hear about it's history
Interesting to see the large Vasa ship and hear about it's history Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The Vasa Museum was the best part of this excursion.
The Vasa Museum was the best part of this excursion. We looked around independently. The tour guide was nice and helpful but she had a monotone voice that was like fingers on a chalkboard. Also, 3 hours of free time? 3 hours for a guided ... Read More
The Vasa Museum was the best part of this excursion. We looked around independently. The tour guide was nice and helpful but she had a monotone voice that was like fingers on a chalkboard. Also, 3 hours of free time? 3 hours for a guided tour. We didn't care because we do fine on our own but many people were disappointed/unhappy/mad. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Vasa is a don’t miss museum.
Vasa is a don’t miss museum. An incredible restoration with great explanations and visuals.
Vasa is a don’t miss museum. An incredible restoration with great explanations and visuals. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Not enough time at Vasa Museum.
Not enough time at Vasa Museum. Did enjoy countryside at Signa. Again had 40 people - no audio devices.But guide repeated what she said in the bus so all could hear.
Not enough time at Vasa Museum. Did enjoy countryside at Signa. Again had 40 people - no audio devices.But guide repeated what she said in the bus so all could hear. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We walked up to buy tickets and joined one of the tour guides.
We walked up to buy tickets and joined one of the tour guides. A "must see" when in Stockholm.
We walked up to buy tickets and joined one of the tour guides. A "must see" when in Stockholm. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
The Vasa Museum was wonderful our HAL tour guide was not so good.
The Vasa Museum was wonderful our HAL tour guide was not so good. He was constantly walking off leaving large contingents of the group behind. This caused anxiety in the crowded Vasa Museum. The guide did have a microphone attached to his ... Read More
The Vasa Museum was wonderful our HAL tour guide was not so good. He was constantly walking off leaving large contingents of the group behind. This caused anxiety in the crowded Vasa Museum. The guide did have a microphone attached to his collar, so he could easily have said, "we are now going up to the next level," etc. Despite being asked to keep folks updated with his location he continued to walk at his own pace and disregard his group. It was a frustrating tour, because we were reliant on our guide to catch the right bus, (there were dozens), back to the ship. This tour could definitely been organised much better, including dropping folks off a other tourist points. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We visited the museum of the Swedish warship 'Vasa', once considered one of the world's largest and ...
We visited the museum of the Swedish warship 'Vasa', once considered one of the world's largest and the pride of Sweden's mighty navy. The present museum is built around the 17th century warship which sank in ... Read More
We visited the museum of the Swedish warship 'Vasa', once considered one of the world's largest and the pride of Sweden's mighty navy. The present museum is built around the 17th century warship which sank in Stockholm's inner harbor on her maiden voyage in 1628. Next we visited Stockholm's oldest and coziest quarter, the old town of Gamla Stan. We viewed the exterior of the Royal Palace and walked through the narrow, twisting alleys and cobblestone streets. No opportunity was provided to enter any of the buildings. Our tour guide was somewhat inflexible and allowed no one to divert from his schedule or direction. Several of the tour participants asked to use a restroom but he continued to talk about glacial retreat while we suffered. We finally bolted from the group and went around asking for directions to facilities. We regret having taken this tour under these circumstances. Otherwise – Stockholm is a very beautiful city with much to see. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was interesting to see the ship on the Museum and learn about it.
It was interesting to see the ship on the Museum and learn about it.
It was interesting to see the ship on the Museum and learn about it. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Head phones did not work, as we could not hear the guide, tried to see VASA on own, but, did not ...
Head phones did not work, as we could not hear the guide, tried to see VASA on own, but, did not see it all had to be back on bus, Old Town, again no time, given 1 hour to find a BR, eat, and soveigner shop. Back to ship a.s.a.p. Didn’t ... Read More
Head phones did not work, as we could not hear the guide, tried to see VASA on own, but, did not see it all had to be back on bus, Old Town, again no time, given 1 hour to find a BR, eat, and soveigner shop. Back to ship a.s.a.p. Didn’t sail till 7:00p.m. So they need to rethink the length of time for their tours. Book independently! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line