Stockholm is a major port city, as well as the capital and largest city of Sweden. Many travelers visit Stockholm for the opportunity to explore its Old Town and lively waterfront. There are also a bunch of intriguing landmarks and attractions to check out. Stockholm features many interesting museums, majestic palaces, and parks. Whether you’re looking to broaden your perspective on arts and culture, looking to step back in time with its fascinating history, or if you’re just looking for an exciting new place to explore, Stockholm is an excellent starting point for any cruise!
There are a number of cruise line that currently feature cruises from Stockholm, and many cruise lines that include Stockholm as a port of call in the middle of their cruise itinerary. Since there is so much to do and see, if you are taking a cruise that starts in Stockholm, you may want to consider staying a few extra days before or after your cruise, to ensure that you can have the best possible experience in town, as there is a lot to do.
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On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.
All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.
Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.
A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.
Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.
The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Stockholm, along with a brief description:
♦ Gamla Stan
One of the most popular highlights of Stockholm is Gamla Stan, otherwise known as the medieval Old Town. Instantly transform yourself into a local by wandering its picturesque streets, surrounded by colorful buildings, churches, museums, palaces, government buildings, city squares (including Stotorget), cafes, shops, restaurants, and more. Since many of Stockholm’s major attractions are located within Gamla Stan, it is a perfect starting point for exploring the city. If you’re visiting in the summer, one highlight that you don’t want to miss is the changing of the guards, which takes place outside of the Royal Palace each day, complete with a military band and horse parade. It’s quite the experience!
Speaking of palaces, Stockholm is filled with them! The Royal Palace (mentioned above) is the most well-known and popular palace. It is home to the King of Sweden and contains over 600 rooms! Tours of the Royal Palace are available to the public, offering insights to beautiful Baroque architecture, the Queen’s throne, the Armory, and several museums. Drottningholm Palace is another noteworthy residence (as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site), where you can tour many of the rooms and also explore its beautiful park grounds.
With so many fascinating museums in Stockholm, you might not know where to begin! The good news is that many of the city’s museums are located in Gamla Stan, meaning that you can make the most out of your time in the Old Town. Among the most popular museums located within Gamla Stan include The Nobel Prize Museum, Post Museum, Royal Coin Cabinet, and National Museums of Economy (as well as the museums in the Royal Palace). Other museums in Stockholm include ABBA The Museum (an interactive exhibit about the popular 70s band, ABBA), Skansen (an open-air museum and zoo), the Vasa Museum (featuring a salvaged 17th century ship), and the Swedish History Museum (featuring exhibits on archaeology and history). These are just a few of the fabulous museums in Stockholm…the possibilities are almost endless!
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