My husband and I decided to return from our two week independent travel in Germany via a transatlantic cruise rather than a grueling transatlantic flight. It was a good decision. We flew into Copenhagen the day before our cruise and after a $50 taxi ride checked into the Clarion Collection Hotel Neptune. The location was terrific (one block from Nyhaven), our room was clean and comfortable, and both dinner and breakfast were included with our room. We thought it was a good value, and our taxi to the pier was less expensive at about $35.
We arrived at the pier just after 11:00 and found the check-in process to be well-organized. We were onboard within about 45 minutes, were able to drop our carry-on luggage in our stateroom, and were sitting in the Versailles Dining Room by 12:30 to enjoy a civilized lunch.
Our stateroom, a mini-suite, was aft on Deck 11. It was spacious, bright, and clean. Our balcony was inviting and got lots of use over the course of the cruise. We found the bed to be very comfortable, but the sofa in the sitting area was hard as a rock. We appreciated the heavy curtain which could be pulled closed to separate the bed area from the sitting area. There was plenty of storage; however, the shelving in the closet was poorly designed. To access the shelves, one had to reach in to the side of the hanging clothing. It was awkward. Our bathroom was large (for a cruise ship), and we liked the sliding door to close off the toilet area. We were never disturbed by noise from our neighbors. Occasionally I could hear a cart rumble through above the bathroom, but it was never a bother.
Our cabin was spacious and bright. We didn't hear noise from our neighbors, but occasionally heard a cart rumble overhead above the bathroom. It never bothered me, and certainly we had no noise that interrupted our sleep. The bed was quite comfortable, but the sitting room sofa was rock hard. We had plenty of storage.