Copenhagen we actually toured the day before the ship arrived and that worked well for us. There is a lot to see in the city and we took advantage of the full day. We toured the downtown area on foot and topped it off with a canal cruise which we highly recommend. We would have been hard pressed to take it all in if we only had the limited port time. We saved the little Mermaid for the short walk after we boarded. We really enjoyed the sand castle display that was in the city until mid august. They were remarkable. I like to take sunset picture as well as sunrise. The problem with this cruise is that sunset and sunrise are too close together. Sunset 11:30 sunrise 3:00.