It was only a short sail to Helsingborg on Wednesday 30th May from Copenhagen
Our cruise on Sapphire Princess would take us to Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and finally to Norway.
Arrival in Helsingborg
Helsingborg was to be our only port of call where we would have to take a tender to get ashore. At 6:45 am we could see security again setting up the noise device below us and we realised that the ship had already anchored.
Overnight our invite for the Princess Cruise Circle event had arrived. This was to be after we had left Oslo that was early in early in the evening at 4:45 pm.
The ship’s tenders were already deployed and announcements were being made for groups to go down to the tender dock. We had no plans ashore and we waited in our cabin and read books for a while before going down to the International Dining Room for breakfast.
The restaurant was empty at 10 am and we had a very restful breakfast. I stuck to the script and had fruit followed by a mushroom omelette with American bacon. After breakfast there were no queues for the tenders and we went straight on the next available one.
Sapphire Princess was anchored close to the marina and we were quickly ashore.
At the top of the ramp we were met by greeters from the local tourist board. They gave us a couple of maps of the city. On the small map there was a recommended walk to take in all the local sites.
We followed the map and turned right and walked alongside the busy street. It was only one way as roadworks had blocked the other side. Near the roadworks we crossed and headed for the pedestrianised streets.
Myles took a time out in a small playground to climb to the top of the wire frame. Here the walking map recommended we turn right along the street and head towards one of the many churches. Kullagatan is the oldest pedestrian street in the Nordic region.
Along the street we passed shops that had yet to open, the Town Hall and the Karnan tower. Passengers were queuing outside several of the larger shops.
There was an interesting cafe with automobile memorabilia everywhere but no obvious loos. Instead we went to the coffee house that was opposite across the street.
This cafe had free Wi-Fi which was a definite bonus. The Wi-Fi was excellent and we decided to stay in there for a while for a rest.
These street-side cabinets were decorated.
At the end of the street we stopped by the fountain opposite the library.