The Iris

some history

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Cozy 2-person cabins with sink:

Our cabins are havens of coziness. Relax in our lovingly designed cabins, which are equipped with 2 comfortable single beds and a private sink. Here you will find peace and comfort for a restful night at sea.

Comfortable showers and toilets:

Our ship has a total of two modern showers and two separate toilets. In addition, it is possible to use the sanitary facilities in each port for a small fee.


The open kitchen in the salon offers ideal conditions for cooking together. Preparing meals together on board creates a homely atmosphere and allows you to exchange ideas with the other passengers, get to know each other better and experience life together on board a traditional ship.


The ship’s salon is the central common area where most of the ship’s life takes place. In the open kitchen, meals can be prepared together in a relaxed atmosphere. There is plenty of room to actively participate and help prepare the meals. Meals are also served in the salon or on deck.
In addition to pleasant evenings, the spacious salon also offers space for communal games and evening entertainment on board.


On the Iris, the spacious deck invites you to enjoy the sea air, relax or simply enjoy the view.

A little history

Period 1916-1974

The IRIS was launched in 1916 as Pallas and was built for Rederij Nereus.

As a herring lugger, she made five sailing trips that year to the North, the area around the Shetland Islands, to market no less than 1683 laces of herring. As Pallas she remained in the herring trade for ten years. Pallas is a lucky ship, unscathed during the war and afterwards.

When sailing fishing for herring was no longer profitable in 1920, the Pallas was sold to Sweden. There she is converted into a freighter and renamed Age.
Tallship Iris as Aage Copenhagen 1939

She has been sailing from Svendborg for more than 40 years in the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia.

Period 1974 – 2001

The IRIS was launched in 1916 as Pallas and was built for Rederij Nereus.

Period 2001 – present

In 2001 Ben takes over the ship and changes her name to IRIS.

IRIS is the Goddess of Goodness and is sent out by Supreme God Zeus to bring good tidings to the people. Decked out with a torch, torch and beautiful wings and carried by the rainbow she is faster than the wind.

The IRIS also wants to bring good and is a fast ship in its kind.

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