509 Stockholm Cruise Reviews

Excursion done with Alla Tours - excellent. Rained all day but still enjoyable. Could probably be done quite well using Hop on Hop off bus but it is nice having someone escort you around.
Excursion done with Alla Tours - excellent. Rained all day but still enjoyable. Could probably be done quite well using Hop on Hop off bus but it is nice having someone escort you around. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
We got up 5:30 not to miss the Archipelago in case it rains when we depart. It is very beautiful and interesting, definitely one of the hi-lights. We enjoyed it again leaving Stockholm and the scenery was there for 3,5 hours, thanks to ... Read More
We got up 5:30 not to miss the Archipelago in case it rains when we depart. It is very beautiful and interesting, definitely one of the hi-lights. We enjoyed it again leaving Stockholm and the scenery was there for 3,5 hours, thanks to white nights.The city is walkable from the ship, it said 2.6 km to the city centre on the board. Sounds far, but it is a beautiful walk along the harbor to the Old Town. The marching and changing of the Royal Palace Guards together with the Swedish Naval Band is something not to miss. We were there on a Monday although it says the marching is only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.The Old Town was also something special. It was raining in Stockholm on and off and we would have liked to spend more time there, because it is beautiful. Due to the rain we left sooner for the ship. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
Best of all the ports. Got hop on bus at the port which took us round all the sites. Beautiful city so we went round twice. Must visit.
Best of all the ports. Got hop on bus at the port which took us round all the sites. Beautiful city so we went round twice. Must visit. Read Less
Sail Date May 2013
In stark contrast to Helsinki, Stockholm has charm and is a visually interesting city. The fact that we only had about 6-7 hours to visit was a huge disappointment, but we made the best of it.
In stark contrast to Helsinki, Stockholm has charm and is a visually interesting city. The fact that we only had about 6-7 hours to visit was a huge disappointment, but we made the best of it. Read Less
Sail Date May 2013
It takes 4 hours for the ship to make the trip up river to Stockholm. It is like the Alaska Inward Passage, only ten times better. If you get a good viewing seat, you can watch an unbelievable variety of cabins and weekend retreats of ... Read More
It takes 4 hours for the ship to make the trip up river to Stockholm. It is like the Alaska Inward Passage, only ten times better. If you get a good viewing seat, you can watch an unbelievable variety of cabins and weekend retreats of many styles, sizes, and shapes. Clean, orderly, and unique. We sat and watched the entire transit, mesmerized by the civilized beauty of the archipelago. When we walked around Stockholm, we were amazed to see people in waders and standing on the river bank fishing for salmon. The noon time changing of the palace guard is not to be missed. The palace is surrounded by shops and cafes, ideal for a self-guided exploration. The shuttle was an inexpensive way to get to downtown Stockholm. Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Gamla Stan(old town), and the Vasa Museum are not to be missed. City is flat, safe and easy to navigate. Everything is expensive as in other major Scandinavian cities. People are friendly and speak excellent English.
Gamla Stan(old town), and the Vasa Museum are not to be missed. City is flat, safe and easy to navigate. Everything is expensive as in other major Scandinavian cities. People are friendly and speak excellent English. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Stockholmn is a beautiful city built on several islands. We visited Millesgarden, a world class sculpture garden. We saw the Nobel Museum. The English tour was excellent. We toured the Royal Apartments and watched the changing of the ... Read More
Stockholmn is a beautiful city built on several islands. We visited Millesgarden, a world class sculpture garden. We saw the Nobel Museum. The English tour was excellent. We toured the Royal Apartments and watched the changing of the guards. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
The most lovely and elegant of cities. Sitting on the waterfront watching the gorgeous Swedes pass by - what can beat it. The city is full of wonderful museums, country walks (yes in the city) and great shops. But expensive !
The most lovely and elegant of cities. Sitting on the waterfront watching the gorgeous Swedes pass by - what can beat it. The city is full of wonderful museums, country walks (yes in the city) and great shops. But expensive ! Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
This tour was a good overview: we saw the City Hall (site of the Nobel Prize ceremony and dinner), the Vasa Museum (17th cen. warship) and Gamla Stan (the Old Town). Our tour guide was excellent and we had some shopping time at the end of ... Read More
This tour was a good overview: we saw the City Hall (site of the Nobel Prize ceremony and dinner), the Vasa Museum (17th cen. warship) and Gamla Stan (the Old Town). Our tour guide was excellent and we had some shopping time at the end of the tour, so I was happy. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Lots to see , tip take the hop on hop off bus from the dock or the hop on hop off boat which also leaves close to the ship . Took a trip up country very nice.
Lots to see , tip take the hop on hop off bus from the dock or the hop on hop off boat which also leaves close to the ship . Took a trip up country very nice. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Took the Hop on Hop off boat that is right at the dock as soon as we could, and first stop was Vasa Museum-get there early! Que was huge when we left after an hour. Took the boat over to Old town, found the HRC, bought a pin, ate and used ... Read More
Took the Hop on Hop off boat that is right at the dock as soon as we could, and first stop was Vasa Museum-get there early! Que was huge when we left after an hour. Took the boat over to Old town, found the HRC, bought a pin, ate and used the free Internet there. Caught the boat at the Royal sightseeing station and back to ship. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
I had not been here for 25 years and my memory played no tricks - Stockholm remains one of the most spectacular cities in Northern Europe. The enjoyment starts three hours before docking as you cruise through the Stockholm Skrgrde ... Read More
I had not been here for 25 years and my memory played no tricks - Stockholm remains one of the most spectacular cities in Northern Europe. The enjoyment starts three hours before docking as you cruise through the Stockholm Skrgrde (Archipelago). There are three main docks where cruise ships tie up. The Oriana berthed at Fryhamnshaven, about a 15 minutes free shuttle ride to the city centre. There were no quayside taxis offering sightseeing trips. Sister ship Aurora was berthed at the much more walkable and picturesque Stadsg?rdskajen - probably luck of the draw. There is far too much to see than can be achieved in a day. For a brief overview you have the option of a ship's excursion, a hop-on-hop-off bus available in the city centre, or a hop-on-hop-off ferry (several similar operators), which will take you around the central harbour areas. We took this as it was the cheapest option and offered lovely views of most of the downtown cityscape. Price 220SKr pp (c. £10.00 / US$15.00) from the Gamla Stan (Old Town) waterfront, beneath the Royal Palace. One of the stopping points is the 'must visit' Vasa Museum, where a huge salvaged and restored 16th C. sailing ship is on display - absolutely remarkable and the 200SKr entrance fee (C. £9.00 / US$14.00) is well worth it, whether you stay for an hour, or all day (which you could easily do). A walk around the Old Town is a 'must do' and the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace is the best I have seen anywhere. It happens daily at Noon and I recommend getting into the square in front of the Palace at least 45 minutes before hand in order to have a clear view. Clean, safe and as many people speak English - easy to be understood. Lots of tourists, especially in Summer. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Stockholm was also a beautiful city -- my only complaint is that we did not have enough time!! Especially since I spent a good bit of our time shopping at the H&M Flagship store!!! But really, such a stunning city on the water. This ... Read More
Stockholm was also a beautiful city -- my only complaint is that we did not have enough time!! Especially since I spent a good bit of our time shopping at the H&M Flagship store!!! But really, such a stunning city on the water. This is one place we DEFINITELY plan to return. If I have one point of advice -- DO NOT MISS THE SAIL OUT OF THE STOCKHOLM ARCHIPELAGO! It was stunning, even in the gray and mist, and one of the highlights for us. We had a drink and watched as we sailed through from the Observation Lounge on the 12th floor, forward. Great views. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
We took the least walking tour. The bus ride took us to all the important places and it is a beautiful city.
We took the least walking tour. The bus ride took us to all the important places and it is a beautiful city. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
We loved this city and did a hop on hop off canal boat ride-we were disappointed that we were only in this port from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. you really could spend more time just roaming around the city and there are many places to go and see and ... Read More
We loved this city and did a hop on hop off canal boat ride-we were disappointed that we were only in this port from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. you really could spend more time just roaming around the city and there are many places to go and see and not enough time. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Stockholm is a wonderful city and we spent 2 nights pre cruise in the Elite Marina Hotel.It is on the water and you can get a boat into town or over to beside the Vasa Museum and Grona Lund.We bought Stockholm Cards for 2days which ... Read More
Stockholm is a wonderful city and we spent 2 nights pre cruise in the Elite Marina Hotel.It is on the water and you can get a boat into town or over to beside the Vasa Museum and Grona Lund.We bought Stockholm Cards for 2days which included public transport and museum and attraction entry.For us it was great value as we dipped into a lot of places that otherwise we would not have. Junibacken is a great place for anyone with small children particularly if they are familiar with Astrid Lindgrens books.My daughter at 9years was just about young enough for it and we went at about 4 o'clock on our first day and by the time we were leaving we had the place to ourselves and she was able to play on all the equipmnent and had a great time.We also enjoyed the Vasa and ate swedish meatballs here which were delicious in the restaurant with a water view.We also went to a small aquarium and then onto Grona Lund amusement park. The next day we visited a couple of churchs ,saw City Hall,watched the changing of the Guards at the Royal Palce,visited the Palace ,saw the crown jewels,Visited the Nobel Museum and then took a vintage tram to Skansen.What a great place for a family day out.Open air folkpark combined with a zoo and a small aquarium. Stockholm has an excellent public transport system and all the Swedes we encountered speak fluent English. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Nice port...although further away from city-center than I had anticipated. It looks as if different ships are at different places along the water--depending on where they place you. Plan on staying in Stockholm at least 2 days....wow, ... Read More
Nice port...although further away from city-center than I had anticipated. It looks as if different ships are at different places along the water--depending on where they place you. Plan on staying in Stockholm at least 2 days....wow, what a beautiful city! Make sure and get your currency exchanged before you get here as the taxi fare is a bit hefty to city center. I believe it runs around $65-$85 USD--depending on time of day and about 30 minutes to 45 minutes or more (again depending on time of day). Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Of the ports we visited, Stockholm and the cruise through the Archipelago was the highlight. We used a hop on hop off ferry ticket for about 10 euro and it was great - much better than the hop on hop off buses
Of the ports we visited, Stockholm and the cruise through the Archipelago was the highlight. We used a hop on hop off ferry ticket for about 10 euro and it was great - much better than the hop on hop off buses Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Loved Stockholm - found the 'Old Town' which is just a great little part of town to shop, eat and wander. Easy walk from the shuttle drop off.
Loved Stockholm - found the 'Old Town' which is just a great little part of town to shop, eat and wander. Easy walk from the shuttle drop off. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
We loved Stockholm. We took the shuttle because we'd been told there was no HoHo bus but there were some at the dock and next time, we would use one of these. We tried to go to the National Museum but it didn't open until 11 am ... Read More
We loved Stockholm. We took the shuttle because we'd been told there was no HoHo bus but there were some at the dock and next time, we would use one of these. We tried to go to the National Museum but it didn't open until 11 am so we went to Gamla Stan and had a very expensive round of soft drinks in the main square (the cafe at the Nobel Science museum would have been cheaper). We then went to the Ice Bar, which was quite a long walk but we didn't fancy dealing with the metro system. It was an interesting experience and worth doing once but probably not repeating. I had a Wolf's Paw which is vodka and loganberry and is a local drink, but it had a bitter taste. We ate at McDonalds because it was close by and reasonably priced - not much more than the UK. We then went back to Gamla Stan and visited the Nobel Science museum - SKr80 each. We were there about an hour - it was interesting and the info was in English as well as Swedish. Last time we were there, we went to the Varsa museum which is well worth a visit and again, information is in English. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
really enjoyed this port of call, really easy to do on your own, a visit to Vasa a must see experience.
really enjoyed this port of call, really easy to do on your own, a visit to Vasa a must see experience. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012

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