FUN-travel: Copenhagen, Denmark – Day 9 – Princess Baltic Cruise

July 31, 2014 by  

Day 28 – Monday, July 28 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Princess Cruise – Day 9 – morning haze gives way to full sun – high 70’s – sunrise 5:07 – sunset 9:23

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Amalienborg Palace

What I LIKE

  • 7:45 – hot cappuccino wake up
  • 9:45 – walk out to find City Tour bus waiting
  • – brochure states “cruise ship shuttle included”
  • 10:30 – drops us @ stop 13 – change buses & city tour begins
  • 10:45 – stop #1 Gammel Strand – government buildings – tower of Borsen
  • – world’s oldest active stock exchange
  • 11:15 – stop #3 Nyhavn – 350 yr old harbor – restaurants line canal on narrow streets
  • 11:45 – stop # 4 Amalienborg Palace
  • – official royal residence
  • – changing of the guard @ 12 (don’t need to stand in a crowd to see it)
  • 12:15 – stop #5 Gefion fountain – Toldboden Restaurant @ stop #5 has toilet – no charge
  • – nice seating on waterfront for dining or drinks
  • 1:15 – stop #6 Little Mermaid – Hans Christian Anderson
  • – opt to get off bus instead of going full circle – would take another 1.5 hr
  • 1:50 – call for taxi – share w/shipmates from Australia
  • – costs $21 – Princess shuttle to town $8 pp one way
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Nyhavn

  • 2:00 – back to ship
  • 2:30 – nice cold beer w/shipmates from Australia
  • 4:00 – snack on 16
  • 7:30 – dinner w/ w/shipmates from Australia – bleu cheese & mushroom burger – grilled salmon – Silverado Sangiovese $6 extra – all VG

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Little Mermaid

What I DON’T LIKE

  • Charged us $25 Euro ea for 48 hr rate not 24 hr
  • – never asked & knew full well ship was in port 1 day
  • – then claimed we got discount because no shuttle back to ship
  • – have to get taxi back
  • Seeing all the baggage in hallway & wishing I could get off too!
  • Fitful sleep night

FUN-fact – Copenhagen was founded in the 11th century and is called “the city of spires” because the skyline is speared with church bells and centuries-old castle towers.
More FF – The tower of Borsen features three green dragons with their tails twisted to create a thin, graceful spire.

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Gammel Strand

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