CRUISE DESTINATION, EUROPE
PORT OF CALL SPOTLIGHT: COPENHAGEN
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
With ancient castles, an eclectic history that incorporates Vikings and fairy tales, and a booming restaurant and beer scene, Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the premier destinations to visit along the Baltic Sea. During a northern Europe cruise that stops in Denmark, you can experience the history and grandeur of this beautiful port city.
Top Thing to Do in Copenhagen
To visit Rome, your ship will actually pull into port in the city of Civitavecchia on the western coast of Italy. It is located about 50 miles northwest from Rome. To get to Rome from Civitavecchia, you can take a bus, train, or car rental. Depending on where your ship docks, it can be a bit of a trek just to leave the port area to get to your transportation. A shore excursion that includes just transportation to and from Rome, or transportation plus a tour in the city is an easy and hassle-free way to get into Rome from your cruise ship.
Things to Do in Rome
The Little Mermaid Statue – this famous statue overlooking the sea is inspired by the story The Little Mermaid written by Hans Christian Andersen, who lived in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Nyhavn – Hans Christian Andersen fans will also enjoy visiting the quaint seaside neighborhood of Nyhavn, where you can see the building Hans Christian Andersen once lived in during which he wrote some of his beloved fairy tales.
Kronberg Castle and Fredensborg Palace (You can see both of these on the Celebrity Cruises Castles of North Zealand shore excursion.)
Tivoli Gardens – Wander through gorgeous gardens plus have fun on rides – including a 100 year old roller coaster – and enjoy live music during your time at Tivoli Gardens.
Frederikssund Viking Village – Learn about the Vikings reign in Copenhagen at this unique attraction, which has been built to reflect a true Viking village that you can walk through and learn via hands-on activities. Frederikssund Viking Village is a hit with both kids and adults.
National Museum – Art and history lovers will enjoy spending time in Denmark’s National Museum, located in a former palace and which features artifacts and artwork from the Stone Ages through to modern times.
To find a cruise to Copenhagen, Denmark that works with your schedule, call us at 1-800-647-2251 or visit our Copenhagen cruise itineraries.