After another quiet night we sailed towards Copenhagen.
Our Baltic cruise on P&O Aurora would take us to Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Germany, Denmark and Norway.
Thursday the 25th May was the thirteenth day of our Baltic cruise and we were in Copenhagen, Denmark
On our way into Copenhagen
I was awake early and at 7 am I watched as we sailed past a busy ferry port, I have no idea which one though! The map on the TV was not particularly helpful to place where the ship was.
Breakfast was in the Medina Restaurant. We sat and chatted on the table about experiences in St Petersburg. It was fascinating to hear about a fellow passenger’s experiences as an air traffic controller in India after the Second World War.
Aurora was docked at one of the new cruise ship terminals. This meant that it was not as easy to walk to the Little Mermaid statue as it would have been at the old terminal.
So we caught the courtesy coach into the centre of Copenhagen. This was a very smart double decker coach. But the air suspension was so soft that we had more pitching up and down than anytime so far on the ship!
The coach dropped us somewhere in the city. In front of us there were building works with high barriers and stacked portable offices. We had no idea where we were as there were no street names on the imposing buildings that surrounded us. We were pointed to follow fellow passengers around the buildings at the side of the roadworks.
We recognised Nyvahn which runs either side of a canal. This was already very busy with people strolling in the sunshine or sitting outside the many cafes.
To the Little Mermaid
Our first tourist stop was to be the statue of the Little Mermaid. Walking along Bredgate we passed the Marble Church and the Alexander Nevskij Church.
After walking past a park we came to the Saint Alban Church.
At the side of the church we passed a large fountain (the Gefion fountain). This was mobbed with tourists and the roads were full of their coaches.
Through the park we could see a memorial and as we walked back towards the sea we passed a quayside cafe that was again packed with everyone enjoying the sunshine. This statue stood by the quayside and in the car park I couldn’t resist taking pictures of this car.
Ahead of us we could see even more parked coaches and crowds of people. This had to be at the Little Mermaid.