509 Stockholm Cruise Reviews

The change of the schedule allowed us to have an unexpected overnight stay in the Swedish capital. Princess managed it to arrange shuttle buses and even evening tours. We took the shuttle bus and used the time to explore the beautiful city ... Read More
The change of the schedule allowed us to have an unexpected overnight stay in the Swedish capital. Princess managed it to arrange shuttle buses and even evening tours. We took the shuttle bus and used the time to explore the beautiful city centre and the lovely old town (Gamla Stan) by night. On the next morning we went on a Princess tour (3 hrs, city drive and Vasa Museum), which was very interesting especially for the Vasa Museum. We just would have wanted to have more time at this interesting museum. Read Less
Sail Date August 2011
Did the Skyview tour. Loved it. The view from the top was amazing - and although the sun wasn't shining, there were enough breaks in the cloud to do the city justice. Did a coach trip around too. Very pleasant city. Want to go back.
Did the Skyview tour. Loved it. The view from the top was amazing - and although the sun wasn't shining, there were enough breaks in the cloud to do the city justice. Did a coach trip around too. Very pleasant city. Want to go back. Read Less
Sail Date August 2011
Here, we took a shuttle into town, and then got tickets for the Hop on Hop Off boats. We made our way over to Skansen, which is the outdoor folklife museum. It is a collection of various houses and buildings from around Sweden from the ... Read More
Here, we took a shuttle into town, and then got tickets for the Hop on Hop Off boats. We made our way over to Skansen, which is the outdoor folklife museum. It is a collection of various houses and buildings from around Sweden from the last few centuries. We really had a great time here. It was nice to be outside and a good way to learn about how the people lived. Note that prior to going to Skansen, we stopped at the nearby Vasa museum, which is a big attraction. We were daunted by the enormous queue to enter, and decided not to bother. Later, other people on the cruise told us the line had moved quickly. I did not mind missing the museum, but if you are interested in it I guess you should not let the long line deter you. Read Less
Sail Date August 2011
Gorgeous city! We spent more time in the Vasa museum than we had anticipated, visited the Royal Palace (Royal armory and treasury were fantastic) and spent the remainder of our time wandering around Gamla Stan.
Gorgeous city! We spent more time in the Vasa museum than we had anticipated, visited the Royal Palace (Royal armory and treasury were fantastic) and spent the remainder of our time wandering around Gamla Stan. Read Less
Sail Date August 2011
GReat port of call. We rented bicycles and rode through town with the canals and well build bike paths, took a ferry from the old town (where we did self guided walking tour - from NY Times travel section) to the Vasa Museet (a must). This ... Read More
GReat port of call. We rented bicycles and rode through town with the canals and well build bike paths, took a ferry from the old town (where we did self guided walking tour - from NY Times travel section) to the Vasa Museet (a must). This is a pretty city, clean friendly and with great architecture. We will come back here again to further explore the Swedish history and culture Read Less
Sail Date August 2011
Slight drizzle on arrival but that didn't stop us from paying for yet another shuttle into town - 10mins. Passing so close to the many tiny island that make up this part of the world was amazing. You could almost reach out and touch ... Read More
Slight drizzle on arrival but that didn't stop us from paying for yet another shuttle into town - 10mins. Passing so close to the many tiny island that make up this part of the world was amazing. You could almost reach out and touch the trees as we passed. Narrow cobblestone streets with lots of restaurants and shops. We didn't take a tour and just did our 'own thing' again and were completely happy with what we saw. Read Less
Sail Date August 2011
This was our port of embarkation. I loved just about everything about Stockholm, except for the prices...:) We stayed at the Stockholm Sheraton, a very nice and well-located hotel, for 3 days prior to the cruise. There were so many ... Read More
This was our port of embarkation. I loved just about everything about Stockholm, except for the prices...:) We stayed at the Stockholm Sheraton, a very nice and well-located hotel, for 3 days prior to the cruise. There were so many great things to see in Stockholm, including medieval churches, Djurgarden, the Vasa Museum, Skeppsholmen, the Engelbrecht Church and the Drottningholm Palace. A really great stop. Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
We arrived two days before the cruise on our own and stayed at the Hilton Slussen. Walked around Old Town and took a taxi to other areas nearby. The places we visited had fresh seafood, high standards in Stockholm and pricey. The US dollar ... Read More
We arrived two days before the cruise on our own and stayed at the Hilton Slussen. Walked around Old Town and took a taxi to other areas nearby. The places we visited had fresh seafood, high standards in Stockholm and pricey. The US dollar doesn't go too far there so be prepared but a good experience to see how other countries live. Don't forget to get the VAT forms when making purchases because you can't get the VAT refund at the airport without that form from the purchase. Ahh, $50 to learn my lesson about VAT! Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
Again a Hop on Hop off bus was used here no need for shuttle as the bus was waiting once you got off the ship. We did the all lines route and visited the Vasa Museum something definitely well worth seeing.
Again a Hop on Hop off bus was used here no need for shuttle as the bus was waiting once you got off the ship. We did the all lines route and visited the Vasa Museum something definitely well worth seeing. Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
Took a 6 hour tour that was excellent. The guide was knowledgeable and personable. We got to see many of the cities highlights and had a little time to walk around. A beautiful city and cruising into and out of the port is worth watching ... Read More
Took a 6 hour tour that was excellent. The guide was knowledgeable and personable. We got to see many of the cities highlights and had a little time to walk around. A beautiful city and cruising into and out of the port is worth watching from the upper decks. Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
We'd both been to Stockholm before on business so concentrated on an early trip to the Vasa Museum which opened at 8.30am - and were very glad we'd gone early when we saw the horrendous queue that had built up by 11.00am when we ... Read More
We'd both been to Stockholm before on business so concentrated on an early trip to the Vasa Museum which opened at 8.30am - and were very glad we'd gone early when we saw the horrendous queue that had built up by 11.00am when we left. We got around Stockholm entirely by the Hop on Hop off water taxis that stopped at the dock where the ship was, as well as hopping between everywhere else we wanted to go. We spent the rest of the time idly wandering around the Gamla Stan (Old Town), which I had visited from work, and saw Changing of the Guard and the usual sights. Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
an easy walk to the ferry boat and we weer in the Vassa by 9.30 before all the tours arrived, heaven. The ferries are very efficient and cheap and you soon can work out where to get off but the Vassa is the best to start with, a superb ... Read More
an easy walk to the ferry boat and we weer in the Vassa by 9.30 before all the tours arrived, heaven. The ferries are very efficient and cheap and you soon can work out where to get off but the Vassa is the best to start with, a superb attraction and with a great coffee shop too. Gamla Sam old town was lovely to walk around and we watched the changing of the guard as well and really just soaked up the atmosphere in lovely Stockholm. Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
Loved it! Clean, spotless, friendly, expensive! 2 cappucchinos and a tea £17! Easy access taxis, bus tours and boat tours. Just a lovely place to visit, great architecture, people, etc
Loved it! Clean, spotless, friendly, expensive! 2 cappucchinos and a tea £17! Easy access taxis, bus tours and boat tours. Just a lovely place to visit, great architecture, people, etc Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
Of all the cities on this cruise, I liked Stockholm the best. This was where our cruise ended and I was glad we had a day and a half to spend here. Day 1 - We walked the main tourist areas starting near the water by the Royal Palace. We ... Read More
Of all the cities on this cruise, I liked Stockholm the best. This was where our cruise ended and I was glad we had a day and a half to spend here. Day 1 - We walked the main tourist areas starting near the water by the Royal Palace. We went into the Palace and bought the admission to all four museums (buying only one makes no sense since they price the package of all 4 for less than 2). The best of the 4 museums is the Royal Apartments --- which is basically a tour of the Palace. There is also The Treasury, The Tre Kroner Museum and the Gustav III Museum. I have listed them in the order of interest. After leaving the Palace, we walked by the obelisk and then wandered down the shopping streets of the Gamla Stan. Other sites included "Iron Boy Statue", the "Cathedral" and the "Changing of the Guard" at the Palace. In the afternoon, we left Gamla Stan and walked directly thru the Parliament archway into the main city area. There is a lot of shopping as you head towards Sergels Torg. Once you hit the Tram (trolley) tracks take a right for more shopping/strolling as you head towards Nybroplan where many of the ferries and sightseeing boats are located. Day 2 --- and if we had only one day, this may be Day 1 ---- we went to the Djurgarden area. We started at the Vasa Museum. The museum centers around a 17th century ship that sank in the harbor on its initial voyage. The ship has been dredged from the sea floor and restored. Very interesting. Then, we went to Skansen. Skansen is in a park-like setting with old homes, churches, shops and many kinds of animals. I suggest going to Vasa in the morning before about a 100 tour buses invade and then spend the afternoon at Skansen. The fastest way to get to Djurgarden is to take the Tram from Sergels Torg or anywhere along its route. The tram has its own traffic lane right down the middle of the street. Buy tickets at any 7-11. If going to the airport in Stockholm, take the Arlanda Express from the train station. Direct, fast and leaves every 15 minutes. Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
Due to the ship docking 60K south of Stockholm we booked a ship tour called city highlights leisure time. Talk about herding cattle! We took the bus ride into Stockholm where we stopped at one spot to take pictures. We then went to the ... Read More
Due to the ship docking 60K south of Stockholm we booked a ship tour called city highlights leisure time. Talk about herding cattle! We took the bus ride into Stockholm where we stopped at one spot to take pictures. We then went to the Vasa museum, where we only had an hour. 20 min of that was waiting for people in the bathroom, 20 min for our guide to talk and 20 min for us to wander by ourselves. If you really want to see this museum, do it by yourself so you can spend as much time as you want. We then waited another 20 min on the bus for a stragler that doesn't know how to read a watch. We then made one more stop at a waterfront picture spot. We were let off at the Opera house and had up to 4 hours of free time. Busses left anytime between 2:30 and 3:30 so you could just show up and take any bus back due to the large number of people on this tour. We walked in the old city island down the main shopping street. We went to the Noble Museum (my mom and I being science geeks, it was wonderful! my husband not being a science geek was less amused). We then stopped for lunch at a nice resturaunt, the best meal by far! My husband had reindeer and I had sweedish venison meatballs. It cost us about $97 US dollars but was well worth it! Very quality food, and very good cuts of meat. Highly Recommended! Too bad I forgot the name :( We didn't have too much time for anything else. I found a wifi hot spot to check my e-mail from my phone and we took the bus ride back. I would love to go back and spend more time in this city. Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
Loved Stockholm . Docked at Nynashamn and tendered to bus-given priority as had NCL tour. I enjoyed the tender service but it would be great if the ship berthed in Stockholm and avoided the one hour bus journey. We did the NCL Old town ... Read More
Loved Stockholm . Docked at Nynashamn and tendered to bus-given priority as had NCL tour. I enjoyed the tender service but it would be great if the ship berthed in Stockholm and avoided the one hour bus journey. We did the NCL Old town Ice bar and Vasa tour which all four of us enjoyed. Stockholm is beautiful and the old town is very compact .We had lunch there-£70 OUCH !for 4 toasted sandwiches and drinks albeit huge portions and excellent quality. watched the palace Guards change at Noon then off to the ICE bar for some flavoured vodka cocktails in an Ice glass.The kids had soft drinks- I think and the novelty was worth it. Then onto the Vasa - original 17th Century ship that sank on its maiden voyage and was salvaged intact. Museum is very interesting and as the ship resembles the Pirates of the Caribbean's " Black Pearl" my 13 year old was impressed. I would recommend this tour for a family with teens Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
Coming into Stockholm on a cruise is a sight in itself as you travel through an area with tens of thousands of islands. Many are quite small with a single cottage. It's worth getting up a bit early to experience. Stockholm is a very ... Read More
Coming into Stockholm on a cruise is a sight in itself as you travel through an area with tens of thousands of islands. Many are quite small with a single cottage. It's worth getting up a bit early to experience. Stockholm is a very attractive city and many old buildings and winding roads and canals with parked house boats. The city has beautiful large treed parks. The city hall which hosts the Nobel Prize dinner is quite beautiful with a large 'gold' room with walls decorated with glass and gold leaf mosaics. Gardens with statues grace the outside. The Vasa Museum should not be missed. The feeling inside is like a trip back in time. The ship is large and beautifully preserved. Throughout the museum you get a picture of life at the time the ship was launched as well as the efforts made to recover the ship. The forensic reconstructions of the crew are eerily lifelike. St. Nicolas Church with the huge statue of St. George slaying the dragon and the silver walled altar is worth visiting. Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
We spent an extra day in Stockholm so we could see the Vasa Museum- amazing! We enjoyed Old Town, also. The great thing about this being the last port is that we took the airport tour so got to see the city, and then were dropped off at ... Read More
We spent an extra day in Stockholm so we could see the Vasa Museum- amazing! We enjoyed Old Town, also. The great thing about this being the last port is that we took the airport tour so got to see the city, and then were dropped off at the airport. Our hotel (Radisson Blu) was located in the airport and was even in the terminal we flew out of the next morning! Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
What a cool city! I would love to live there someday and will definitely go back if I can. It is on a series of islands, however the ship docks in Nyshahamn which is about an hour away. We took an NCL excursion here, and we're glad we ... Read More
What a cool city! I would love to live there someday and will definitely go back if I can. It is on a series of islands, however the ship docks in Nyshahamn which is about an hour away. We took an NCL excursion here, and we're glad we did, since we got priority in taking a lifeboat tender off the ship and got right onto our bus with our guide which brought us to Stockholm straightaway. We visited the incredible Vasa museum, got out to get great pictures over the water of the city scape, and saw the city hall where Nobel prizes are given. We drove around Gamla Stan (old town) and past the open air market. It was pretty good for the experience, and we also made it back that day for a late lunch and some relaxing, which was very welcome after the hectic days that came before! Some people who did not go into Stockholm also enjoyed walking into Nynashamn, which they said was a nice experience as well. Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
Despite Stockholm being an expensive city it is stylish, friendly and efficient. I can even rave about the Arlanda Express which takes you from Central Stockholm to the airport in 20 minutes. Old Town, Vasa Museum, Skyview, Skansa, ... Read More
Despite Stockholm being an expensive city it is stylish, friendly and efficient. I can even rave about the Arlanda Express which takes you from Central Stockholm to the airport in 20 minutes. Old Town, Vasa Museum, Skyview, Skansa, National museum, archipeligo tour and many more besides are well worth visiting. The Ice Bar in the Nordic Sea Hotel is worth a vist and a stay at the hotel definitely good value and right next door to the Arlanda Express terminus. Lunches in Stockholm are cheap - 3 courses for around €10. Stockholm definitely is a 5* city and probably one of the most beautiful ones especially entering the harbour through the archipeligo. Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
We walked from the ship into Gamla Stan (the Old City). If you plan to do this, be sure to find out exactly where your ship will dock, because there are several different places which can add quite a bit of distance. I can't remember ... Read More
We walked from the ship into Gamla Stan (the Old City). If you plan to do this, be sure to find out exactly where your ship will dock, because there are several different places which can add quite a bit of distance. I can't remember the exact name of where we came in, but there is Stockholm thread on CruiseCritic which provides quite a bit of detail. Gamla Stan was quite enchanting; small enough to be walkable at a pleasant pace, be able to see things, and not be rushing through. We took Rick Steves' Scandinavia book, and followed his self-guided tour, which worked out great. We had a pleasant lunch at a cafe in a square. The downside was that it was raining and a little chilly, but the rain was on and off, so we made the best of it. Since I am a "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" fan, I also researched various points of interest from the book, and managed to visit 5 of them before returning to the ship in time for the ship's Canal Tour. Unfortunately it was quite cold and rainy by the time we did the Tour, which lessened the enjoyment, although the tourguide was quite good, and I think it would have been a great excursion on a nicer day. The sail through the archipelago was one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen. Read Less
Sail Date June 2011

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