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  1. 6 hours ago, Packman1000 said:

    So if I understand correctly, there is a boat or ferry to Nyhavn?  I would think that would be much more cost efficient and easier than a taxi (at 300 DKK).  Am I missing something?

    The Harbor bus (Ferry) is from Orientkaj - you must take bus 25 or 164 (or walk 2 miles) from Oceankaj to Orientkaj (assuming your ship will dock at Oceankaj).

    If you purchase a two zone ticket for the bus the same ticket is valid for the ferry - public transportation. Alternative to ferry from Orientkaj is metro M4 to Kgs. Nytorv (Nyhavn) - also same ticket - cost for two zones is DKK 24 ( cash or DOT App).

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  2. 2 hours ago, Soupercb12 said:

    We will be in Copehagen in May.  Would love some DIY suggestions.  Thanks!!

    Here some DIY options:
    Copenhagen is very walkable - the center is compact and it is safe to walk around.Good sights are Rosenborg Castle, the Royal Castle Amalienborg - guard change at noon and museums. Christiansborg Castle (The Parliament). Nyhavn and canal tour. Tivoli Gardens. Also HoHO bus. A good museum is Glyptoteket.

    Also good shopping options - Illum, Illums Bolighus, Royal Copenhagen Store and George Jensen - all located at Amagertorv (pedestrian street - Strøget).

     

    And some more inspiration in this topic:

     

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  3. 2 hours ago, inspired2cruise said:

    We are looking to see the northern lights and would enjoy a cruise paired with a ground adventure to the Tromso Ice Domes Hotel.  Any recommendations on the best cruise itinerary for this?

    I think you are asking your question in the wrong Forum - Hurtigruten and Havila sail with a fixed schedule along the Norwegian coast with relatively short stops - the stop in Tromsø is too short for a visit to the Tromso Ice Domes Hotel.
    Maybe the Hurtigruten Nordkap Expressen with MS Trollfjord has a longer stay in Tromsø, but I'm not sure.

    I think you should look for one of the 'ordinary' cruise lines - perhaps Viking Ocean, Fred Olsen, Cunard, or P&O

  4. Welcome to Cruise Critic.

    That's a good question and it would be a great service if the cruise lines could provide this service.

    Unfortunately, this is not a realistic expectation. There are many different countries and nationalities and requirements for visas can be different from country to country and requirements are often changed. The cruise lines will not have the resources to continuously keep up to date with the many frequently changing requirements.

    You can try asking here in Cruise Critic, but you cannot expect to get a definitive answer - you must do your own research and you will get the best answer from the consulates and embassies of the individual visiting countries. If they say you need a visa, that is correct.

    You just have to be aware of multiple entry visas if you travel back and forth between countries.

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  5. 1 hour ago, Funsun60 said:

    So sorry to hear about the fire at the Borsen. We had hoped to see this historic structure and the spire on our visit to Copenhagen next month.  I hope the damage is not so extensive that restoration can take place. I wonder if the spire can be reconstructed or if this is a loss to the country. 

    Yes, it's a big loss for Copenhagen and Denmark  - the building turns 400 years old here in 2024.
    Right now the mood is for a rebuild including the dragon spire, but it's too early to say if that will happen.

  6. 38 minutes ago, StefReid said:

    please can you let me know what happened in your case

    Since OP is from Cyprus your situation might be different from his.
    You’ll not need a Turkey visa but I strongly believe you’ll need a multiple entry visa for Schengen. 
    If you do not have the correct visa the risk is that you must disembark in the last Schengen port before Turkey end then travel to the Schengen port after the port in Turkey - might be expensive. 
    You need to check with the authorities issuing your visa.

  7. Cruising offers a blend of convenience, variety, and luxury. You unpack once and wake up in a new destination each day. There's also a wide range of activities onboard to suit everyone's interests, from entertainment and dining to relaxation. Plus, it allows you to visit multiple destinations without the hassle of coordinating travel between them.

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  8. 9 hours ago, PATRLR said:

    Now, I'm not sure what we'll do in Stavanger.

    My plan for Stavanger is to walk around the old town with the beautiful houses and narrow streets. Old Stavanger (‘Øvre Strandgate’).
    ‘Nedre Strandgate’ 17 and 19 houses the Stavanger Maritime museum. The Norwegian Canning Museum is also located in the area

    From there to Bryggen and ‘Skagenkaj’ and ‘Øvre Holmegate’ (Fargegaten) and Valberget viewpoint.
    The Norwegian Petroleum Museum is also located in the area
    Visit Stavanger Town Center, The Cathedral, City Park and Breiavatnet.

     

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  9. It is too cold to sit on the balcony in the evening. If the itineary includes the deep fjords, my recommendation is to enjoy the view from the upper decks, as the view from a balcony is limited to one side. For that matter, I always have a balcony cabin - also on Norway's fjord cruise.

  10. 1 hour ago, ruralmomof2 said:

    Is Sardnes a good port?   How far is the trip to Stavenger?

    Assuming you mean Sandnes and Stavanger! It is 15 km from the pier in Sandnes to Stavanger.

     
    For HAL there is one deep fjord into Olden that is a fine port of call.
    Flåm and Geiranger are two of the most iconic deep fjords - in fact cruises will be severely limited to those two destinations from 2026 - Bergen is also a very nice city - Celebrity is clearly better thepan HAL.

  11. For those of you who are considering booking flights that include SAS.
    Until now, SAS has been a member of Star Alliance, but from 1 September 2024, SAS will switch to SkyTeam.

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  12. sorry to be a bit critical - but correct spelling will help with better guidance.

    Kristiansund - or Kristiansand? Stabanger - might be Stavanger? And is Beiranger Geiranger? Is Geiranger twice in the Celebrity itinerary?
    I know that some Norwegian ports has a ‘strange spelling’!
     

    anyway Celebrity is in my view the best option, however August is a bit late for an Arctic Circle cruise where you’ll have Midnight Sun I June/July.

    The cruise does include three deep fjords to Olden, Flåm and Geiranger 

     

    the HAL has several very small ports like Eidfjord, Nordfjordeid, Jondal, Kristiansund (Sand?) and Skjolden. Also two 7 days Cruise with some sea days.

     

     

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