As though the ship itself is not enough, here are other interesting details about the Vasa. Above is a genealogy of the male line of descent (ah-hum-read supposed male line of descent) of Gustavus Adolphus Augustus. This whole Vasa thing was about his huberis regarding world dominion.
I find these amazing. They are facial reproductions based upon skeletal remains found in and around the Vasa. Really brings it to life.
She would have looked something like this (minus color) for the short time that she sailed. Once the cannnos were fired she listed and began to take on water and sank in 15 minutes.
http://www.vasamuseet.se/en/ Read all about it and see beter photos than mine.