Europe 2019 | Cruise

After our brief stint in Copenhagen we took a taxi to the port there to go on our cruise (I know, I know!). Our ship was one of the Princess Line ( I Know, I Know!!) called the Regal Princess, one of their newest and biggest vessels.

This was my first cruise and The Golfer’s second (he was on one in his early 20’s going around the Pacific). We were very impressed with the whole set up; our room was beautiful, the staff were all very friendly and helpful, the nightly entertainment was amazing, food plentiful and delicious, and surroundings sumptuous.

After two days at sea, our first port was Stockholm, Sweden. We boarded a bus which took us to the Vassa Museum to see a resurrected ship that only sailed 1,000m before sinking on its maiden voyage in 1621. The King was most upset! Apparently it was designed/built too top heavy.

Earlier we’d had a quick tour of the “Old Town” and after seeing the ship we were dropped back at the Opera Hours for 3 hours of free time. We firstly went to the Galleria Shopping centre (in the modern town!) for a Swedish panini and, on our guide’s recommendation, a cinnamon bun which was delish!

Back in the Old Town we wandered down narrow streets

incongruously seeing modern wares in old shops

and colourful displays

At one point we stopped at a cafe with a 14th century cellar…..and wifi!! Truly amazing.

From the cobbled, narrow streets we made our way back to our pick up point

admiring statues

architecture

and a bit of both along the way.

Meredithe x

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3 Responses to Europe 2019 | Cruise

  1. I visited the Vasa Museum in 2002 – full of interesting stuff, isn’t it!

  2. Pip says:

    The modern day cruise ships always look top heavy to me, but I am not a naval architect so I would assume they have the safety aspects covered. I love the look of all the narrow streets, they must be so enticing to explore, I wonder how they transport the goods to the shops – handcarts or mopeds with trailers maybe.

  3. frayedattheedge says:

    I can’t believe it’s a year since you were here!! Life is very different now, hopefully it won’t be too long until normality resumes!!

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