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17th August, 2015

After a quiet transit from Fredericia we arrived alongside at 8 o’clock this morning. With it only being a short distance to our next port I have decided to stay alongside for the night and to leave tomorrow morning, so our guests can also enjoy some of the night life of this vibrant city.

As we entered the harbour we were greeted by a familiar sight of the already docked M/V Berlin, which some of you should remember as the one and only Spirit of Adventure. It was a heart-warming feeling to me as well, as she was my first command and I have lots of fond memories of taking her into exotic places a few years ago. She looked much smaller that I remembered, though.

Our first guests gathered in the Britannia Lounge before setting off on their excursions. The first group left for a walking tour, ideal for this city as many of the sights of Copenhagen are located within a short distance of each other. On this tour guests were able to see the famous statue of the Little Mermaid, to take photos of the Gefion Fountain, or to visit the fairy tale castle of Rosenborg. The 2 other morning groups set out on a ‘City Tour’, on which both groups were able to discover the City centre of Copenhagen, and for the first group this tour entailed not only a tour of the city but also a canal boat cruise along the city’s waterways and through the harbour. The second group went on a city tour viewing the main sights of the city including the seat of the Government Christiansborg Palace and the Danish royal residence in Amalienborg Palace square, followed by a trip to Frederiksberg, and the Carlsberg Brewery, which dates back to 1847, with a tour of the production facilities and a chance to sample some of Carlsberg’s many different brands in the microbrewery & Bar Jacobsen.

This evening our Assistant Cruise Director Kayleigh Lucas hosted Team Trivia in the Drawing Room. Then, in the Britannia Lounge, our Explosive Singers and Dancers took to the stage with ‘Hollywood Nights, a show featuring songs from many of the all-time Hollywood favourites.

Captain Krzysztof Majdzinski

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