Friday 24 May 2013 – Day 3 – Copenhagen, Denmark

Friday, 24 May 2013 – 3rd Day

Up and into breakfast in the Lido Buffet and then had a quick game of bingo before going into another craft session with Rita. This time we bought a watch and then was shown how to make the complicated band. When it was finished, looked quite nice.

568 Then it was time for lunch and go ashore as we have now docked in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

 

I chose to go on Excursion 401A1 – City and Cruise 31/2 hours.

Copenhagen - Denmark

Copenhagen – Denmark

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We boarded our coach and our first stop was at the famous statue of the “Little Mermaid”, the fairytale creation of Hans Christian Andersen. She is only little and nearly 100 years old. A lot of damage has been done to her over the years, but is now fully restored.

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Drove through the city passing places of interest such as Frederiksstaden, the Gefion Fountain and the Church of St. Alban. A short stop near the Amalienborg Palace – the residence of the Royal Family. Continued on past King’s Squrare, Nyhavn, Rosenborg Castle, Christiansborg Castle and Tivoli Gardens.  Hard to take some photos because of trees, etc.

Copenhagen is surrounded by water and a network of bridges that connect the two main islands of Sjaelland and Amager, on which the city is built. At Gammel Strand, formerly the Old Fish Market we changed from our coach to a boat for a 50 minute leisurely cruise through the canals of Christianshavn a charming area with houseboats and low bridges. There are picturesque old buildings and soaring between them is the landmark Our Saviour’s Church with its distinctive green and gold steeple.

After the leisurely cruise along the canal, we were met by the coach and taken back to our ship.  Went into dinner in the Lido Buffet and then did my usual – into the Discovery Lounge to hear Excelsior, chat and cocktails and then off to bed. Another enjoyable day.