Just after midnight I watched as Explorer passed under the Great Belt Bridge on her way to Skagen.
In Skagen we took the tourist bus to visit Grenen to see the two seas meet and then to visit the sunken church.
From RCI Port Information:
Estimated clearance time: 9:30 am. All Onboard: 4:30 pm.
Port Information: Explorer of the Seas is docked at Pier 10. The city center is within walking distance from the ship’s dock, approximately 15-20 minutes walk. Taxis are available. Shuttle service is provided by the Port. Tickets can be purchased from the shuttle ticket booth on the pier and also from the shuttle coordinators at the drop off/pick up point in the city.
Shuttle Price: $ 8 USD /€ 7 Euro per person- Return
Duration: Approx. 5 minute drive (Shuttle runs upon ship’s arrival until 4:00 pm)
Drop Off: Auktionsvej – in the town centre (No accessible vehicles are available)
Our first cruise on Royal Caribbean took us to Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Stockholm, Skagen, Stavanger and back to Southampton.
Day 12 Thursday 4th July: The Great Belt Bridge
We had left the silent disco just before midnight and I had been back to the cabin to pick up my camera and to add some layers of clothes. Up on the top decks we were surprised to find the doors were all cordoned off and locked. Back down on the Promenade Deck all the automatic doors were also locked closed so again we were unable to get outside.
Luckily we had allowed a lot of time before Explorer was scheduled to reach the bridge. We had time to head back to our balcony to get outside. Our cabin was on the starboard side so our view of the bridge was going to be limited.
Explorer slowed as she reached the bridge. Over us we could see cars and trucks passing over the bridge.
After passing under the bridge I went back to Izzys, past the security team on the door and was surprised to hear that the disco was no longer silent.
Definitely time for bed.