509 Stockholm Cruise Reviews

Stockholm - another NCL minus. Ship anchored at Hynashamn. Independents could only collect tender tickets from 7.45 even though ship's tenders were out in the water before 7.30. We were on first tender and on shore and on our way to ... Read More
Stockholm - another NCL minus. Ship anchored at Hynashamn. Independents could only collect tender tickets from 7.45 even though ship's tenders were out in the water before 7.30. We were on first tender and on shore and on our way to the station by 8.30. We found out later that when the train was pulling away from the station at 9.05, friends on the first NCL on Your Own bus were wlaking in the Vasa. Three tender platforms - why not one for independents? No matter we loved Stockholm even with the hour plus less than we had to explore. In hindsight we would have taken the NCL drop off for USD59 each instead of the train. The one advantage we did have was two Aussie expats, friends of fellow cruisers, who showed us around the city. Visited Vasa - AMAZING. Walked through Gamla Stan. Went up to the elevator tower from where you got a great panoramic view of the city. Wandered up into Nynashamn after getting off the train. Nice town but very quiet. Weather again was terrific - shorts and short sleave shirts. Used Swedish currency (that we'd bought in the terminal in Dover) and credit card (with chip). Loved Stockholm. Read Less
Sail Date August 2010
Nynaeshamn, Sweden: Here because of the tight time frame (you only have 9-10 hours on shore and with time travel and pressure to get back to the ship on time we just took the ship excursion with a guided tour. We spoke to some of the ... Read More
Nynaeshamn, Sweden: Here because of the tight time frame (you only have 9-10 hours on shore and with time travel and pressure to get back to the ship on time we just took the ship excursion with a guided tour. We spoke to some of the others and could have saved a packet by taking the bus and train. Again tour guides, maps and info together with the Sightseeing hop on hop off buses are all there outside the ship so don't worry. You can so it on your own. Read Less
Sail Date August 2010
In Stockholm, we had a wonderful guide and learned so much about Sweden's history, present government and way of life in general. We took the Princess "Vasa/Sigtuna" shore excursion. We enjoyed touring St Marys church and ... Read More
In Stockholm, we had a wonderful guide and learned so much about Sweden's history, present government and way of life in general. We took the Princess "Vasa/Sigtuna" shore excursion. We enjoyed touring St Marys church and then had a short time in Sigtuna which is basically about a lengthy-block long. We then went to the Vasa Museum. Learning the history of the Vasa and seeing the ship was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. Read Less
Sail Date July 2010
Before arriving in Stockholm we were informed that we'd only have about 6 hours in port. My husband and I outlined the most important things we should see during this short time and started out on our tour. We went directly to the ... Read More
Before arriving in Stockholm we were informed that we'd only have about 6 hours in port. My husband and I outlined the most important things we should see during this short time and started out on our tour. We went directly to the Royal Palace where we bought tickets to view the Royal Apartments. Since we didn't have much time we couldn't see the whole palace but we had to buy tickets for the whole palace. We more or less raced through the apartments and official visiting areas so we could see the changing of the guard. It was well worth it since it was so impressive. The actual changing of the guard was accompanied by a full band which marched into the quadrangle next to the palace ahead of the guards. This whole spectacle turned out to be a real show and there were crowds of people to attest to that. After that we ran to see the Vasa Ship Museum where we caught a tour which explained the history of the shipwreck. One of the most memorable things, in our opinion, of this museum was the display of skeletons which were found on board the ship. This gave the museum a more personal feel to it. From there we ran back to the Old Town to try and find the Nobel Prize Museum but no one seemed to know where it was. Since time was getting short and we had to get back to the ship we had to skip it. We wished we had had more time in Stockholm to just see the basic places. The prices in Stockholm were very expensive so we didn't buy anything there. Read Less
Sail Date July 2010
Stockholm is a beautiful city - its architecture, location, history, culture... We spent time there on our own before and after the cruise.
Stockholm is a beautiful city - its architecture, location, history, culture... We spent time there on our own before and after the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date July 2010
Worth getting up early to see all the beautiful islands on the way in. If you want to see the Vasa Museum (you must!) and generally walk around the old town, on the quayside where the boat docks there is a small shack where they sell a ... Read More
Worth getting up early to see all the beautiful islands on the way in. If you want to see the Vasa Museum (you must!) and generally walk around the old town, on the quayside where the boat docks there is a small shack where they sell a ticket for the small boats which go round the harbour, one of which includes entrance to the Vasa at a discounted price. The extra advantage of this is that, having bought your Vasa ticket, you don't have to join the long queues at the museum and can simple walk in via the 'groups' entrance. Read Less
Sail Date July 2010
We arrived in Stockholm. 2 nights before the cruise. Stayed at the Marriott Courtyard. It was a nice, modern hotel with a good restaurant for breakfast and dinner. 5 minute walk to the subway and just 3 stops from T Centrallen. Ate at ... Read More
We arrived in Stockholm. 2 nights before the cruise. Stayed at the Marriott Courtyard. It was a nice, modern hotel with a good restaurant for breakfast and dinner. 5 minute walk to the subway and just 3 stops from T Centrallen. Ate at M/S Gerdes, a lovely restaurant on a boat. I recommend getting the Stockholm card. We used it to get into attractions and transportation. We took the "Under the Bridges" boat tour. It was ok, but in the future I would have stuck with one of the boat tours covered on the Stockholm card. We went to the Palace, to Gamla Stan (old city) Skansen and the Vasa museum (don't miss this!) Stockholm is magical! We shared a cab to the pier with a couple staying in the same hotel. Embarkation at 2 pm was easy. We were in our cabin by 2:30. Read Less
Sail Date July 2010
The sail into Stockholm is spectacular, Through a mass if islands and very picturesque. We were tendered into Stockholm but this was no trouble at all. No queueing for tenders either on or off.
The sail into Stockholm is spectacular, Through a mass if islands and very picturesque. We were tendered into Stockholm but this was no trouble at all. No queueing for tenders either on or off. Read Less
Sail Date July 2010
Shuttle from pier to Royal Palace and Old Town $12 return. Very accessible, quaint cobbles street. Lots of restaurants with local fair at reasonable prices.
Shuttle from pier to Royal Palace and Old Town $12 return. Very accessible, quaint cobbles street. Lots of restaurants with local fair at reasonable prices. Read Less
Sail Date July 2010
Just beautiful. The Star did not dock as close to town as the Century. Shuttle buses on both lines. We opted for the ship's tour of the Vasa ship (above average), the Royal Armoury (would like to spend a day in the palace) and the ... Read More
Just beautiful. The Star did not dock as close to town as the Century. Shuttle buses on both lines. We opted for the ship's tour of the Vasa ship (above average), the Royal Armoury (would like to spend a day in the palace) and the walking tour of the Old Town (crowded). Stockholm is a beautiful city, clean and manicured. Passengers who did not take the ship's tour were complaining about the lines at the Vasa and also on the canal boats. Read Less
Sail Date July 2010
Celebrity Tour - Stockholm and Vasa Museum. Would have liked a bit more time at the Museum. Drive by of main sights. Had I been more able, this was another city that was relatively easy to navigate. Traffic was heavy as we were there on ... Read More
Celebrity Tour - Stockholm and Vasa Museum. Would have liked a bit more time at the Museum. Drive by of main sights. Had I been more able, this was another city that was relatively easy to navigate. Traffic was heavy as we were there on the day of the Pride Parade. We went on the morning tour so traffic was not an issue for us. Read Less
Sail Date July 2010
Another favourite of ours - clean, friendly and with lots to see. Highly recommended would be a visit to the Palace and the salvaged sailing ship. Hop on Hop off tour bus is a must and will drop you off near to the ship.
Another favourite of ours - clean, friendly and with lots to see. Highly recommended would be a visit to the Palace and the salvaged sailing ship. Hop on Hop off tour bus is a must and will drop you off near to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date July 2010
Stockholm clearly planned their cruise terminal well for tourists. Not only is there a boat hop on/hop off stop a few minutes stroll from where we berthed but there are signs directing you to the centre as well as a line painted on the ... Read More
Stockholm clearly planned their cruise terminal well for tourists. Not only is there a boat hop on/hop off stop a few minutes stroll from where we berthed but there are signs directing you to the centre as well as a line painted on the floor to follow - you really can't go wrong! There were also some tourist information attendants waiting our arrival. Stockholm is gorgeous and very easy to explore. I would recommend the hop on/hop off boat as it allows you to see the city from the water and is an easy and quick way to see as much as possible. Read Less
Sail Date July 2010
Fantastic, we took the complimentary shuttle bus to the centre and boarded the hop on hop off sightseeing boat that tours the islands of the city.
Fantastic, we took the complimentary shuttle bus to the centre and boarded the hop on hop off sightseeing boat that tours the islands of the city. Read Less
Sail Date July 2010
For some reason (ignorance?), I had low expectations of Stockholm. What a pleasant surprise. Azamara provided a complimentary shuttle from the dock to the center (walkable, but rather long and parts unpleasant). On day 1 we were let off by ... Read More
For some reason (ignorance?), I had low expectations of Stockholm. What a pleasant surprise. Azamara provided a complimentary shuttle from the dock to the center (walkable, but rather long and parts unpleasant). On day 1 we were let off by the Opera House and walked to the Vasa Museum. Quite impressive---not to be missed. One of the best museum presentations I've seen. The old city is a nice place to stroll around, soak up the medieval atmosphere and have a bite to eat (my crazy husband had reindeer for lunch). The palace area is impressive and the cathedral quite beautiful. Day 2 we took in the art museum, went on a canal boat tour (advertised as historical though darned little history was involved unless you count Abba and Bjorn Borg as historical), saw City Hall, and went to the church where a number of Swedish kings are entombed. As we arrived there a concert was underway and the regular admission fee allowed us to enjoy some music as well as gawk at the medieval tombs. We had a wonderful 2 days in Stockholm. Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
Because the ship only docks for 7 hours or so, we were severely limited in time. We took a taxi to the VASA museum. It was about as cost effective for four people per taxi as local public transportation. If in Stockholm, I cannot imagine ... Read More
Because the ship only docks for 7 hours or so, we were severely limited in time. We took a taxi to the VASA museum. It was about as cost effective for four people per taxi as local public transportation. If in Stockholm, I cannot imagine not going to this museum. We then took a taxi back to the Old Town. What a delightful city. It is beautiful. We would have liked to spend more time but we enjoyed our visit. It was about 25 minutes walk back to the ship from the Old Town. Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
A lovely city with plenty to see. Easy to explore on your own. A visit to the 'Vasa Museum' is a must as it is quite amazing!
A lovely city with plenty to see. Easy to explore on your own. A visit to the 'Vasa Museum' is a must as it is quite amazing! Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
Don't miss getting up early for the cruise into Stockholm - very beautiful countryside and rural homes along the river. Vasa Museum was so interesting and the 17th century ship that sunk and was brought up from the harbor is amazing ... Read More
Don't miss getting up early for the cruise into Stockholm - very beautiful countryside and rural homes along the river. Vasa Museum was so interesting and the 17th century ship that sunk and was brought up from the harbor is amazing to see. We visited a church where the Crown Princess was getting married that Saturday, and the whole town was preparing for the big celebration. Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
Stockholm Wow. We’ve never seen Sweden, and it is impressive. The early morning sail-in to Stockholm was one of the visual highlights of the trip. The sail-in requires several hours, as the ship follows a narrow channel through an ... Read More
Stockholm Wow. We’ve never seen Sweden, and it is impressive. The early morning sail-in to Stockholm was one of the visual highlights of the trip. The sail-in requires several hours, as the ship follows a narrow channel through an archipelago of small islands, each one more quaint than the next. The locals will wave to you from their picture-perfect cottages. So be sure to get up early to have breakfast on your balcony as you float by Sweden. It’s a must-do. Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
Our last port (Frihamnen), and again a picture-perfect day. Stockholm has always been one of our favorite cities...and it did not disappoint. Again, Disney had a free shuttle, to the middle of town on Gamla Stan, next to the King's ... Read More
Our last port (Frihamnen), and again a picture-perfect day. Stockholm has always been one of our favorite cities...and it did not disappoint. Again, Disney had a free shuttle, to the middle of town on Gamla Stan, next to the King's Palace, perfect location. We promptly went to the Hop-on/off Ferries and bought a all day ticket with admission to the Vasa included. Unfortunately, we waited, and waited for a boat. When one came, it was 'taken out of service' and sat there, so 2 of 3 boats were out of service...because we found out nearly 45 minutes later...Disney had chartered them for several of their excursions. We asked and did get our money back...and walked 100 feet to the other company, and quickly boarded a boat to take us across the bay to the Vasa Museum. Although 2 of us have 'done' the Vasa before, our newbies needed to see this, and it was very pleasant to see it again. (The sad story of a ship sinking on it's maiden voyage, just yards from the shore, and stay at the bottom of the bay for over 300 years until brought up in the 1960's.) Had lunch at the Vasa cafeteria (perfect Swedish Meatballs), and spend the afternoon strolling the Gamla Stan, for last minutes gifts. The bus situation back to the ship was chaotic, with a large line of people swelling, and buses not on schedule. We were glad we didn't wait till the 'last' bus time...and got to the ship without mishap. Again a Wonderful port, and two Sea Days to look forward to, before Dover. Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
We were docked in Nynashamn and not in the centre of Stockholm. We had to catch a tender boat to the Nynashamn. On arrival we caught a bus that took us to the train station (4 euros) and then caught the train to central Stockholm (100 K ... Read More
We were docked in Nynashamn and not in the centre of Stockholm. We had to catch a tender boat to the Nynashamn. On arrival we caught a bus that took us to the train station (4 euros) and then caught the train to central Stockholm (100 K for a day ticket) We docked in Nynashamn at 7 however the first tender boat was at 8.15 and we were on it and the first train to Stockholm was at 9. We arrived in Stockholm via Vasterhinge were we changed trains at about 10.15. We caught a bus to the Vasa Museum and we visited the museum and then we caught the bus back to the central station and caught a tram to Gamla Stan. We walked around and saw a few churches in the area and then saw the changing of the guard. We then visited the palace and walked around Gamla Stan. At around 1.30 we started our journey back to Nynashamn. We left Stockholm at 1.49 and on arrival to vasterhinge the next train to nynashamn was in 40 Min's time so we had to wait. We then caught the train and arrived in nynashamn at 3.15-3.30. We walked it to the boat as the shuttle bus should have arrived at 4 and we didn't feel like waiting. It was a 10 min walk. We arrived at the port and caught the tender boat at around 4. The last tender boat was at 5. I must admit was spent most of the day travelling to and fro nynashamn and that was disappointing as we were unable to fully appreciate the beauty of the city. The Norwegian Gem offered a shuttle to Stockholm via bus for 50 dollars per person. I don't know whether that would have been a better option. On the day we were very lucky because it was a beautiful sunny summer day! Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
Had to use the shuttles to go from ship to dock, but no problem. Weather was great! Bus ride to Stockholm was nice. Boat ride around all the islands that make up Stockholm was fun and entertaining. Our tour guide was great and did some ... Read More
Had to use the shuttles to go from ship to dock, but no problem. Weather was great! Bus ride to Stockholm was nice. Boat ride around all the islands that make up Stockholm was fun and entertaining. Our tour guide was great and did some singing for us. Love the Vassa museum also. What a job of restoring a ship sunk so many years ago. Our most enjoyable excursion. Saw part of a guard change and listened to the military band play. Read Less
Sail Date June 2010

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