509 Stockholm Cruise Reviews

We anchored 1 hour away from the city. NCL transfer was $59 and the only option available other than an infrequent train service. The local Hop-On Hop-Off tour company was on site when we arrived but our research prior to sailing indicated ... Read More
We anchored 1 hour away from the city. NCL transfer was $59 and the only option available other than an infrequent train service. The local Hop-On Hop-Off tour company was on site when we arrived but our research prior to sailing indicated that they did not pick up at our terminal. Check it out! Stockholm is in the running for our all time "Most Beautiful City" award. It is truly outstanding! We took the local 1 hour Hop-On Hop-Off boat tour of the city and we thought it gave us a good overview of the city - $12. There are also other longer boat tours available. Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
We anchored off Nyneshaum and the crew lowered all the large lifeboats ro tender us in. We opted for a bus tour of the small port city rather than spend the time and considerable bucks for a quick look at Stockholm. The bus driver was a ... Read More
We anchored off Nyneshaum and the crew lowered all the large lifeboats ro tender us in. We opted for a bus tour of the small port city rather than spend the time and considerable bucks for a quick look at Stockholm. The bus driver was a woman of middle years in traditional costume; Emma, the guide, was a thoroughly charming 20-year-old recently returned from a year in Australia. She was wearing a traditional crown of fresh flowers celebrating the summer solstice and heavily promoting the afternoon activities at the town park. Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
This is a very nice and beautiful city. Took shuttle to the city center. Enjoyed the city by boat. We had a sunny warm day here. Everything is close and in walking distance. In the old city, we had coffee and cake at a little cafe. We had ... Read More
This is a very nice and beautiful city. Took shuttle to the city center. Enjoyed the city by boat. We had a sunny warm day here. Everything is close and in walking distance. In the old city, we had coffee and cake at a little cafe. We had Leganberry pie and coffee...YUM!!!! Read Less
Sail Date May 2010
We were prepared for Stockholm. I had read and reread Rick Steves a dozen times. I had purchased Stockholm cards(I highly recommend these for the independent traveler and you can order them online). We were prepared for rainy weather; it ... Read More
We were prepared for Stockholm. I had read and reread Rick Steves a dozen times. I had purchased Stockholm cards(I highly recommend these for the independent traveler and you can order them online). We were prepared for rainy weather; it turned out sunny and warm!. I had warned everyone to be up at 5AM to view the archipelago as we entered Stockholm. Thanks to John Lawrence's port talk, we decided we would watch the archipelago as we sailed OUT at 5PM. Then came the news that we couldn't enter Stockholm. John Lawrence gave another talk with details of how to get from Nynashamn to Stockholm which is about 1 hour by train. The bonus was that our Stockholm cards would get us on the train so we didn't have to wait to buy tickets! Off we went and the train was wonderful-a clean, quiet, comfortable, modern commuter train which deposited us in downtown Stockholm. We caught the bus(Stockholm card) to the Vasa Museum (Stockholm card). You cannot miss this amazing ship! When you walk in, the Museum is darkened but as your eyes adjust you are floored by the sight of this immense 17th century warship. Because we had an hour journey back to the ship and I tend to read everything, we agreed that we would allocate an hour. We caught the convenient hop on/hop off harbor taxi (Stockholm card again)and explored the old town, Gamla Stan. It's a beautiful and fascinating city. After lunch, we toured the palace apartments and then the treasury to see the crown jewels. We just scratched the surface and reluctantly returned to the ship but stopped to visit Nynashamn which is small but pretty and worth a brief stroll. Read Less
Sail Date May 2010
Absolutely marvellous port. HOPA boat/bus from dock to VASA museum. Then HOPA on to the Royal Palace for the changing of the guard. Noon weekdays. 1:15 on weekends. Then walk back to the boat along the sea front. A must return and do it ... Read More
Absolutely marvellous port. HOPA boat/bus from dock to VASA museum. Then HOPA on to the Royal Palace for the changing of the guard. Noon weekdays. 1:15 on weekends. Then walk back to the boat along the sea front. A must return and do it properly place. Read Less
Sail Date May 2010
Stockholm was my favorite port. There is a Hop On Hop Off boat right outside the Jewel. Although we didn't know what we were doing, we took the first boat straight to the Vasa Museum, which worked out great, We were among the first ... Read More
Stockholm was my favorite port. There is a Hop On Hop Off boat right outside the Jewel. Although we didn't know what we were doing, we took the first boat straight to the Vasa Museum, which worked out great, We were among the first ten into the museum. Then we continued buzzing around Stockholm Harbar on the board. Old Town is fabulous. It was fabulous even though it was raining. We had lunch in port, did some shopping, and visited the Palace and an imposing cathedral. Read Less
Sail Date May 2010
Actually, it was Helsingborg, but there are no allownaces for this port on this form - which isn't ideal! We went aboard by tender and all went OK, although on the return we were packed in like sardines. However, the Swedish people ... Read More
Actually, it was Helsingborg, but there are no allownaces for this port on this form - which isn't ideal! We went aboard by tender and all went OK, although on the return we were packed in like sardines. However, the Swedish people made us so welcome. Read Less
Sail Date May 2010
Dave told us that the sail into Stockholm was spectacular although very early in the morning. We were up around 4-30 and it was truly magical. Calm seas, small islands and cottages, wonderful light in the dawn, and birdwatchers were ... Read More
Dave told us that the sail into Stockholm was spectacular although very early in the morning. We were up around 4-30 and it was truly magical. Calm seas, small islands and cottages, wonderful light in the dawn, and birdwatchers were delighted. Stockholm was an easy place to tour. We used the hop-on hop-off boat which took us to the places we wanted to go. The weather was really good too. The VASA museum was top of my list -- a huge ship which sank on its maiden sailing which has been recovered and restored. We witnessed the changing of the guard at the royal palace too. The city is a really easy place to stroll around and has a great vibe. Our next stop was Helsinki. We were fog-bound till around 2pm. Our port time was extended, however we were ready for a break and with St Petersburg coming up we decided to stay in the Persian Garden and pamper ourselves! Read Less
Sail Date May 2010
Let's start with a massive disappointment. We were tendered ashore at Nynasham, about 50 minutes coach journey from Stockholm. HAL provided a free transfer and our driver was amusing and knowledgeable but this means around 2 hours ... Read More
Let's start with a massive disappointment. We were tendered ashore at Nynasham, about 50 minutes coach journey from Stockholm. HAL provided a free transfer and our driver was amusing and knowledgeable but this means around 2 hours less in Stockholm and even worse you don't arrive vai the Archipelago, which is promoted as a must-see sight in their day-before leaflet ! But once there Stockholm is stunning. On the way to the Vasa museum we walked down the side of the Grand Hotel to Strandvagen, one of Stockholm's most exclusive boulevards. Over the bridge at Djurgarden we find the Vasa Museum. We spent 2 hours there. Utterly remarkable and memorable, this is well worthy of the accolade of Stockholm's No 1 attraction. From there we took a boat to the old town Gamla Stan, which was gorgeous and quaint, then saw the Royal palace, the Swedish Parliament buildings, the City hall and the Opera House, all set in a sparkling-blue harbour. A fantastic city that could easily sustain a 7 day holiday. Read Less
Sail Date May 2010
Another very good port, however there was a difficulty in that we did not dock in Stockholm, where the ships are more or less right in the middle of town, but docked in Nynasham, which is an hour away, and a tender port, however HAL did ... Read More
Another very good port, however there was a difficulty in that we did not dock in Stockholm, where the ships are more or less right in the middle of town, but docked in Nynasham, which is an hour away, and a tender port, however HAL did provide free shuttle service into Stockholm. We did a hop on hop off boat tour, which was an excellent way to see the sights. The WASA museum is a must-see. Very interesting and beautifully maintained and presented, the WASA was a 16th century ship which was to be the jewel in the fleet of the Swedish Navy, however sunk in Stockholm Harbour on its maiden voyage. It remained buried in the mud at the bottom of the harbour till it was salvaged in the 1960's and restoration began. Now it is housed in a specially-constructed museum and the exhibits involved are also quite special. Read Less
Sail Date May 2010
We opted for the In the Footsteps of Vikings tour and it was the best tour that we took. The guide dressed like a Viking and told stories and history of the Vikings making it all come alive for everyone. The stops were interesting and ... Read More
We opted for the In the Footsteps of Vikings tour and it was the best tour that we took. The guide dressed like a Viking and told stories and history of the Vikings making it all come alive for everyone. The stops were interesting and appropriate for everyone to learn the history behind these people. Read Less
Sail Date May 2010
Picturesque, friendly, historical, convenient for touring, Stockholm is a magnificent port where one could spend days exploring. Don't miss the changing of the guard at the palace. Make sure you have a Swedish luncheon in the old town ... Read More
Picturesque, friendly, historical, convenient for touring, Stockholm is a magnificent port where one could spend days exploring. Don't miss the changing of the guard at the palace. Make sure you have a Swedish luncheon in the old town near the Palace. The hop-on-hop-off boats make exploring easy and inexpensive. Stockholm and Oslo were my two favorite ports on this 14-night Baltic cruise. Read Less
Sail Date August 2009
Our cruise ended here, and we were sad to say farewell to our beloved trivia contest leader, Ray Solaire, who was also the ship's all-around ambassador, announcer, and puppeteer. We transferred to the Hotel Rival after ... Read More
Our cruise ended here, and we were sad to say farewell to our beloved trivia contest leader, Ray Solaire, who was also the ship's all-around ambassador, announcer, and puppeteer. We transferred to the Hotel Rival after disembarking. Hotel Rival is the hotel owned by Benny Andersson, one of the members of Abba, so we thought it would be kind of a hoot. Well, it's actually a very well run hotelsupermod, sleek rooms, with a big stack of Abba CDs just in case you left yours at home. Our breakfast the next morning was epic and delicious; it was included in our room price. The neighborhood outside the hotel, Sodermalm, is in a great locationGamla Stan, the medieval part of townis an easy walk, and there are tons of restaurants and shops around. Read Less
Sail Date August 2009
Holland America provided a shuttle bus into Stockholm (roundtrip $14) to the Opera House, which is just across a bridge from Gamla Stan (Old Town). We followed the Rick Steves walking tour of Gamla Stan and spent an enjoyable few hours ... Read More
Holland America provided a shuttle bus into Stockholm (roundtrip $14) to the Opera House, which is just across a bridge from Gamla Stan (Old Town). We followed the Rick Steves walking tour of Gamla Stan and spent an enjoyable few hours exploring. Here US dollars are not always accepted, but euros are. Everything is very expensive (lunch $20-$30). Try to catch the Changing of the Guard at the Palace; the band plays and it's an interesting ceremony. To avoid high prices, we returned to the ship for a late lunch. Read Less
Sail Date August 2009
Fifth day on the run off the ship, so perhaps a port too far with nowhere near enough time to spend here ( especially as there was a triathlon in the city causing traffic chaos). Enjoyed what little time we had and this stop wins the ... Read More
Fifth day on the run off the ship, so perhaps a port too far with nowhere near enough time to spend here ( especially as there was a triathlon in the city causing traffic chaos). Enjoyed what little time we had and this stop wins the award for showing the most potential for a revisit. I am sure we will fly back for a 3-4 day visit to do Stockholm justice in the near future. " We will be back" Read Less
Sail Date August 2009
We did Old Stockholm (Gamla Stan) on our own. The ship has a shuttle (nice buses) running back and fourth every 15 minutes or so and they are very reasonably priced. You buy the tickets when you get on and can pay in US dollars. It's ... Read More
We did Old Stockholm (Gamla Stan) on our own. The ship has a shuttle (nice buses) running back and fourth every 15 minutes or so and they are very reasonably priced. You buy the tickets when you get on and can pay in US dollars. It's only a short ride away and once in Old Town it's very easy to walk around. We went to the Palace and saw The Changing Of The Guard at 12:15, and then walked the cobblestone streets visiting churches and shops. We had lunch outside, authenic swedish meatballs, at a small cafe The Gasgrand 4 (also the address). The food is excellent and the cafe privides a wonderful Swedish dining experience. Read Less
Sail Date July 2009
Organized a private tour in Stockholm through Steintours. Steinthor can be reached at steinthor@stockholmexcursions.se Our taxi was waiting for us a short walk from the ship. Our guide was Benny and he did a good job. We visited ... Read More
Organized a private tour in Stockholm through Steintours. Steinthor can be reached at steinthor@stockholmexcursions.se Our taxi was waiting for us a short walk from the ship. Our guide was Benny and he did a good job. We visited Fjallgatan (beautiful view over Stockholm). Also had a photo stop outside of City Hall (did not go in). The crowns at the top are each the size of a VW Beetle. That was amazing - they sure didn't look that big... From there we went to the Vasa Museum. This is very neat and should be a must on your itinerary. Rather than going to Drottingham Palace, we asked Benny to drop us off in Gamla Stan (Old Town), so we could explore on our own. We then made our way back to the ship. It was a bit chilly today and it poured rain on our way back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date July 2009
We visited Stockholm before and after the cruise. Loved Gamla Stan, the old town. Can be seen in a morning before embarkation. One our full day 2nd visit, we enjoyed a wander round the town proper, went to Skansan the open air museum and ... Read More
We visited Stockholm before and after the cruise. Loved Gamla Stan, the old town. Can be seen in a morning before embarkation. One our full day 2nd visit, we enjoyed a wander round the town proper, went to Skansan the open air museum and saw the Vasa (a must see), the 17th century warship. The purpose built museum there is exceptional. Took a short river sightsee cruise and ended up at the Ice Bar. Taxi cost approx £8 from the port to the coach station Read Less
Sail Date July 2009
We caught the HOHO boat, 2 of which stop right behind the ship. It took a while to sail to the Vasa, but it was scenic! The old town is very nice, and even Brits can get tax free shopping at the ship's recommended crystal shop.
We caught the HOHO boat, 2 of which stop right behind the ship. It took a while to sail to the Vasa, but it was scenic! The old town is very nice, and even Brits can get tax free shopping at the ship's recommended crystal shop. Read Less
Sail Date July 2009
Stockholm was my favorite city on the cruise. Another very civilized city. English is widely spoken. The city is beautiful with lots of art museums to visit.
Stockholm was my favorite city on the cruise. Another very civilized city. English is widely spoken. The city is beautiful with lots of art museums to visit. Read Less
Sail Date July 2009
A great city to see from a harbour/city cruise. Was quite expensive to make you own way around
A great city to see from a harbour/city cruise. Was quite expensive to make you own way around Read Less
Sail Date July 2009
Too much to see and not enough time to see it. Get off the ship and turn left to the end - 2 companies run hop on/off boats at 10 euro an adult. You can use it all day jumping on and off and it's all you need Do the Vasa ... Read More
Too much to see and not enough time to see it. Get off the ship and turn left to the end - 2 companies run hop on/off boats at 10 euro an adult. You can use it all day jumping on and off and it's all you need Do the Vasa Museum first and you wil get in before the coach tours - it is amazing 7 floors of a 1620 ship that sank on the maiden voyage - free 25 min tour around the museum and a 25 min film too included. Children free under 18 and students half price. Adults 10 euro. The old town is delightful, lots of shops, great sandwiches and ice cream. Will definitely be going back for a weekend. Read Less
Sail Date July 2009
Beautiful city - quite a surprise. Took a tour including a cruise and walking tour. Loved it!
Beautiful city - quite a surprise. Took a tour including a cruise and walking tour. Loved it! Read Less
Sail Date July 2009
The Vasa Museum was one of the highlights of the entire trip for me. WE had fun at the Ice Bar but it was overpriced.
The Vasa Museum was one of the highlights of the entire trip for me. WE had fun at the Ice Bar but it was overpriced. Read Less
Sail Date June 2009

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