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: July 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
We were able to see some of Stockholm when we flew in the day before the cruise. We stayed at the Nordic Sea Hotel which was excellent. We walked from there to Old Town and spent the day among the shops and stopped at a restaurant to eat. ... Read More
We were able to see some of Stockholm when we flew in the day before the cruise. We stayed at the Nordic Sea Hotel which was excellent. We walked from there to Old Town and spent the day among the shops and stopped at a restaurant to eat. Servers here were not very friendly in this part of town. Make sure you get a recommendation of a place to eat, but stay out of Old Town to eat unless it's ice cream. Went to the Absolute Ice Bar that evening and it was a lot of fun. 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
The highlight of this port is the 4 hour sailing in the archipelago, be sure to see it at least for a couple of hours. We took the 76 city bus to the center of town, just remember to buy tickets before boarding at any little store or info ... Read More
The highlight of this port is the 4 hour sailing in the archipelago, be sure to see it at least for a couple of hours. We took the 76 city bus to the center of town, just remember to buy tickets before boarding at any little store or info center. Then follow the blue painted line to get out of the port to the bus stop. We went to the Vasa museum, which should not be missed, the movie is interesting, it takes 1 or 2 hours to visit. Then we went to the Royal Palace and it took us the rest of our available time, not to be missed. There is also a nice cultural museum next to the Vasa which some in our group chose to visit and they enjoyed it. 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
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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
this was the tender port of Nynashamn 1 hour outside stockholm We took our first ship excursion for the convenience factor but the herding aspect and poor timekeeping by fellow passengers reminded us why we prefer to make our own ... Read More
this was the tender port of Nynashamn 1 hour outside stockholm We took our first ship excursion for the convenience factor but the herding aspect and poor timekeeping by fellow passengers reminded us why we prefer to make our own arrangements We did the Stockholm Sampler tour which included the Vasa museum then 3 hours free time before catching the bus back to the port Read Less
Sail Date: July 2010
We took a bus and boat tour in Stockholm, and were content with it. We went exploring through Stockholm ourselves, and had a wonderful time. The buses from the boat drop you off right downtown and it is up to you to explore on your own. It ... Read More
We took a bus and boat tour in Stockholm, and were content with it. We went exploring through Stockholm ourselves, and had a wonderful time. The buses from the boat drop you off right downtown and it is up to you to explore on your own. It is a very nice and clean city, and I would recommend exploring it, as you will likely enjoy it. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2010
We booked the 4 Star Scandic Anglais Hotel thought the cruise line at very good rate. The hotel was lovely (in the Scandinavian minimalist way)and was in an excellent location (Humlegarden) within walking distance of the main attractions ... Read More
We booked the 4 Star Scandic Anglais Hotel thought the cruise line at very good rate. The hotel was lovely (in the Scandinavian minimalist way)and was in an excellent location (Humlegarden) within walking distance of the main attractions & 2 Tube stops from Gamla Stan. We had dinner in the restaurant which was nice Sek800 for mains course for 3, 1 dessert & drinks. It was Mid Summer festival for the 3 days we stayed in Stockholm which gave a lovely atmosphere. All tourist attractions were open but the department stores/ shops were closed. As the weather was beautiful, we were able to walk to most attractions. We saw the Vasa Museum which was impressive. We took the movie first (25mins) followed by the guided tour. Both very informative as well as entertaining. It cost Sek110 per adult (child free). Across the road is Skansen open air museum, another must see, but it looked so packed we decided to leave it for another day. 5 mins further along, Grona Lund amusement park kept us thrilled (and frightened) for a few (expensive) hours. The old town (Gamla Stan) is lovely and you would could spend the day here. The best thing we did was pre book a walking tour by Gallivant Productions. Sweden from Ice Age to Ikea. The best value 2 hours we had in Stockholm (Sek135 adult/90 child). Cant recommend this highly enough. We had lunch in the Italian restaurant Michelangelo. Sek 700 for 3 mains, 1 dessert & drinks. We also ate in Berns Restaurant which we found very overpriced for "Singapore Street food" although served in very opulent surroundings. We also took an evening cruise as far as Vaxholm on SS Stockholm which we booked at the pier. The scenery is beautiful and was very relaxing 3 hours. We bought drinks & desserts on board which -like everywhere in Stockholm-was very expensive Sek110 for a dessert, 800 for a drink. The cruise cost was reasonable at Sek 400 for 2 adults & 1 child. Overall, Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities we have been in. We would go back in a flash except that it is so expensive for eating & drinking there.   Read Less
Sail Date: June 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

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