After our day at sea we were in Copenhagen for the day on Tuesday 29th May.
Our cruise on Sapphire Princess would take us to Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and finally to Norway.
Arriving in Copenhagen
I was awake at around 7 am and looked out to see ships and ferries passing by as we sailed towards Copenhagen. I pulled on some jeans and a jumper and headed down to the Promenade Deck to have a closer look. These were the ferries going between Helsingor in Denmark and Helsingborg in Sweden.
The shipping lanes continued to be busy as we neared Copenhagen.
Sapphire Princess was scheduled to be in Copenhagen at 10 am but while we were having breakfast in the International dining room we noticed that we were passing the Celebrity Silhouette. She was already docked at the old cruise ship dock. Then Sapphire Princess was spinning to go back to one of the new cruise ship terminals. For breakfast, I enjoyed a mushroom omelette and with really crispy American style bacon along with another small bowl of orange segments.
Back in our cabin we could see the sound generator already set up on the deck below us.
We went up to the Promenade Deck and watched the ropes being pulled by the workers on the quayside to tie the ship up. I had avoided the railings marked with varnish but where I lent they were not that dry either!
We packed up for the day ashore and as we hadn’t heard any announcements we went down to the Atrium. This was buzzing with passengers eating and drinking from the International Cafe. As there were still no announcements, we wandered to the stairs and there was a crowd of passengers heading off the ship, so we joined at the end of the queue. We were directed around the new terminal and into the adjacent car park. This is where we boarded a double deck shuttle bus. We didn’t go into the terminal at all.
The road from the terminals joined roads from other parts of the port and soon we were sitting in a nose to tail traffic jam. They were arctics pulling containers on trailers, trucks loaded with building materials as well as lots of other buses and cars. At each set of traffic lights our bus had to turn with only a handful of vehicles getting through each time.
I could see street art on buildings away from the road as we passed.
There were some interesting posters alongside the paths.
After 30 minutes or so we finally made it out of the roads around the port and turned left towards the city centre.