FUN-travel: Aarhus, Denmark – Day 11 – Princess Baltic Cruise

August 3, 2014 by  

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Day 30 – Wednesday, July 30 – Aarhus, Denmark – Princess Cruise – Day 11 – thick clouds w/patches of sun – high 70’s – sunrise 4:13 – sunset 9:56

What I LIKE

  • 7:30 – typical wakeup
  • 9:00 – Allan making good cappuccino
  • 11:00 – fresh fruit Deck 16
  • 11:30 – need Mexican food fix – make taco bar nachos
  • Free shuttle off pier – no walking allowed
  • 12:00 – wait to go down to get of
  • – let the masses off 1st
  • 12:30 – sit down @ bar & do email to let the line pass
  • 12:50 – get in line for shuttle ticket
  • 1:05 – bus takes off (not full)
  • 1:20 – walk to city center 15 mins
  • Restaurants line canal up to main shopping street & square
  • 2:00 – arrive Den Gamel By – world’s 1st open air museum
  • – old Viking city being renovated
  • – created by moving 75 original structures
  • – Chris has no intention of paying & walks in to take picture
  • – lady taking tickets distracted
  • – buy one for me – there is no turnstile
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  • 2:30 – it’s cute but not worth the price
  • 3:15 – beer break on canal – Café Romer
  • – 2 Carlsbergs 120 K = $20 US
  • Book hotel Bremen, Germany – our next stop

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  • 4:15 – back to shuttle bus
  • 4:45 – ready to pack & go
  • 6:30 – sail away
  • 9:00 – Alfredo’s for dinner – usual pizza & calzone w/Ancient Peaks Merlot

What I DON’T LIKE

  • 11:00 – when you wait this late for breakfast half of buffet is closed to set up for lunch
  • – throngs of passengers jockeying for food
  • Have to have a ticket to get on shuttle
  • 12:30 – line to get shuttle tickets snakes thru entire atrium area
  • 12:55 – given bus ticket # & moved into lounge area
  • turns out now we have to sit & wait until our # is called
  • 0nly 3 buses running for all these people
  • 2:00 – costs 135 K = $27 US per person
  • 3:15 – computer can’t connect to wifi
  • 5:30 – now my email doesn’t work!
  • – Chris uses up last 30 min ship wifi credit trying to fix
  • 8:45 – reception to deal w/bill discrepancies (why we like all inclusive)
  • 10:00 – too full for gelato
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FUN-fact – Aarhus is the oldest Scandinavian city founded in 770 A.D. and the cathedral is the longest and tallest church in Denmark.

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