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H420

Northern Europe And Scandinavia, 10 Nights

  • 18 Aug 2024 - 28 Aug 2024
  • Southampton
  • Southampton
  • Cunard
  • Queen Anne

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H517

Norwegian Fjords, 7 Nights

  • 04 Jul 2025 - 11 Jul 2025
  • Southampton
  • Southampton
  • Cunard
  • Queen Anne

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STAR12SOUNWHKWLHAUBGOAESLERTHODJUAKUISAREY

Northern Europe: Iceland, Norway & Scotland

  • 17 May 2025 - 29 May 2025
  • Southampton
  • Reykjavik
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Norwegian Star

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STAR14OSLKRSSVGBGOAESREYISAAKUDJUTHOLERNWHSOU

Northern Europe: Iceland & Norway

  • 15 Sep 2024 - 29 Sep 2024
  • Oslo
  • Southampton
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Norwegian Star

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STAR14REYQAQNANISAAKUDJUTHOLERAESBGOKRSOSL

Northern Europe: Norway, Scotland & Iceland

  • 31 Aug 2025 - 14 Sep 2025
  • Reykjavik
  • Oslo
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Norwegian Star

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STAR14REYQAQNANISAAKUDJUTHOOLDBGOUVKKRSOSL

Iceland & Greenland

  • 01 Sep 2024 - 15 Sep 2024
  • Reykjavik
  • Oslo
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Norwegian Star

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STAR15OSLKRSSVGBGOKRDAESREYISAAKUDJUTHOLERNWHSOU

Europe: Norway, Scotland & Iceland

  • 14 Sep 2025 - 29 Sep 2025
  • Oslo
  • Southampton
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Norwegian Star

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t2518

Exploring Rugged & Remote Greenland & Iceland

  • 07 Aug 2025 - 22 Aug 2025
  • Liverpool
  • Liverpool
  • Fred Olsen
  • Bolette

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Introduction to Denmark

Intimately nestled between the North and the Baltic Sea, Denmark, the Southernmost Nordic country, offers an enchanting blend of historic significance and avant-garde design. With a population of approximately 5.8 million and size spanning 42,931 square kilometers, this small picturesque country brims with timeless appeal and marine beauty, making it a distinguished landmark in every cruiser's itinerary.

The charm of Danish ports, the vibrancy of its cities, and the richness of the local culture, from the charming old town of Helsingør to the captivating canals of Copenhagen, all serve to make Denmark a spectacular cruising destination. As your ship pulls into the harbor, you'll be greeted with the sight of colorful old-world buildings, denoting a city that welcomes modernity while cherishing its heritage.

In terms of cruising experiences, top cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, MSC cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line offer a variety of unique offerings and facilities specifically designed for Danish routes. These range from entertainment suited for families, Nordic inspired spa treatments to scenic routes revealing Denmark's breathtaking landscape and architectural wonders.

On average, a week-long cruise to Denmark costs £500-£800 ($700-$1100) per person. The best cruising seasons are late spring to early autumn, with May to August offering the most splendid weather. Denmark has a maritime temperate climate, so you can anticipate cool summers and mild winters.

Cruise Prune's Pick: For the best cruising experience, plan your visit during Denmark’s long summer days to enjoy more daylight.

Key Destinations & Tourist Spots in Denmark

Discover the enchanting beauty of Denmark, where modern life blends seamlessly with centuries-old traditions, making it a favorite destination for cruise holidaymakers.

Charming and invigorating, Denmark is overflowing with majestic palaces, cutting-edge design, vibrant neighborhoods, and quaint towns teeming with history. With both cosmopolitan cities and picturesque countryside landscapes, every corner of Denmark unveils a new discovery for the adventure-seeking cruiser.

▪️ Tivoli Gardens

Situated in the heart of Copenhagen is the historic Tivoli Gardens, an amusement park beloved by locals and tourists alike. Open till late, it's a short walk from the cruise port. Remember to explore its beautiful gardens, plethora of restaurants, and classic rides after sundown, when thousands of colored lights create a fairy-tale atmosphere.

▪️ Nyhavn

Famed for its vibrant-colored townhouses and historic sailing boats, Nyhavn or 'New Harbor' should be in your itinerary. Best time to visit is during the late afternoon when the setting sun casts a soft glow on the harbor. It's a perfect spot for photo ops and is within walking distance from the cruise port.

▪️ The Little Mermaid

An iconic symbol of Denmark, the Little Mermaid statue, situated near the cruise harbor, captivates visitors with its simplicity and elegance. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, it's easily accessible but can get crowded, so plan an early morning visit for a serene experience.

▪️ Ribe

Denmark's oldest town, Ribe, entices visitors with its cobbled streets, half-timbered houses, and the majestic Ribe Cathedral. While it's a bit further afield, the scenic journey and its charm make it worth the visit. The town's Viking history and exquisite craftsmanship are an unbeatable attraction for history buffs.

Cruise Prune's Pick: Don't miss Ribe's nightly watchman tour, a fascinating journey that takes you back in time as you meander through historic buildings under the starlit sky. The tranquil, old-world charm of Ribe creates a magical experience that is unparalleled.

Denmark in a Day: Curated Cruise Itineraries

Sailing into the serene heart of Scandinavia, a day in Denmark offers a delightful glimpse into its vibrant culture, heritage, and lifestyle. Cruise Prune's meticulously designed daily itineraries mean you can savor Denmark's charm effortlessly. Whether exploring the intriguing history, dining on delightful Danish cuisine, or experiencing the family-fun activities, our cruise offers you a slice of this Scandinavian gem.

Family 🧡

Begin your day at the kid-friendly, intriguing Experimentarium, a world-class science centre. Enjoy lunch at Hard Rock Café with its vast, children-pleasing menu. Spend the afternoon exploring the magical Tivoli Gardens, offering thrilling rides, beautiful gardens, and lively performances, before dining at one of their family-friendly eateries.

Active 🎒

Embark on a cycling tour in the morning and marvel at Copenhagen's iconic sights. For lunch, fuel up at Torvehallerne, a food and produce market boasting of incredible healthy options. Enjoy an afternoon of watersports at Amager Strandpark, and finish the day with a delectably fresh seafood dinner at Kødbyens Fiskebar.

History 🏦

Start at the majestic Christiansborg Palace, housed with priceless historical exhibits. Lunch at Café Danner that once was an old stable. Your afternoon is reserved for the National Museum of Denmark, an entrancing journey through Danish history. Dine at Puk, a rustic restaurant offering traditional Danish dishes amidst antique décor.

⭐Cruise Prune's Pick: Unquestionably, the family-centred itinerary. Denmark is often voted as the happiest country in the world, and it shows in their child-friendly attractions and family-friendly dining options.

The Treasures of Denmark

The splendor of Denmark is not limited to its beautiful landscapes and deeply-rooted history, but it also extends to the plate. Every dish served in Denmark tells a delightful tale of its rich culture and tradition. As a cruise holiday maker, every bite you take from its local cuisine is an intimate encounter with the Danish identity.

One of the Denmark's star culinary offerings, Smørrebrød, an open faced sandwich, perfectly illustrates the nation's flair in effortlessly combining simple ingredients to create a hearty dish. Each sandwich is thoughtfully constructed with a base of rye bread topped off with various delights such as pickled herring, remoulade, and dill. Denmark's warm sausages served with bread is another must-try delicacy. It's common to see gregarious crowd around Pølsevogne (sausage wagons) enjoying a jolly food experience.

🥑Cruise Prune's Food Pick:

  • Smørrebrød: This classic Danish treat consists of buttered rye bread topped with cold cuts, pieces of meat or fish, cheese or spreads with garnished remoulade.
  • Pølse: Commonly enjoyed around Denmark's sausage wagons, this hearty sausage served with bread accompanied by familiar condiments like mustard, ketchup, and onions is a must-try culinary gem.

But let's not forget about the beverages that Denmark takes pride in. Celebrated for their craft beers, Denmark boasts a beer culture that is diverse and ever-expanding. Seriously, how can one talk about Danish culture without a nod to Carlsberg and Tuborg? However, if you're looking for something a bit harder, you might want to experience Snaps, a potent Danish spirit generally consumed during festive gatherings.

Cruise Prune's Pick: Smørrebrød gets our seal of approval due to its versatility and authenticity. It truly captures the essence of Denmark's local food scene. From its rye bread foundation to its dazzling array of toppings, every element of this tasty treat is a testament to Danish simplicity and innovation. It's more than just a sandwich – it's a Danish tradition that has managed to evolve while respecting its origins.

Immerse in Danish Culture During your Cruise

Sail to Denmark and earn the chance to immerse yourself in a culture as fascinating as it is diverse. The populace breathes life into centuries-old traditions, weaving rich tapestries of historical evolution. As cruise visitors, you'll delight in discovering the indomitable Viking spirit, still echoed in their warm hospitality and iconic architectural masterpieces.

Appreciate Denmark's culture unraveling its three stand-out elements: the historic 'Roskilde Festival', mesmerizing 'Danish Design', and soulful 'Danish Folk Music'.

🎉 Roskilde Festival

Envisage a congregation of global citizens unifying under the banner of music, art, and solidarity. Born in 1971, the Roskilde Festival is considered one of the largest European music festivals, its progressive ethos and vibrant performances magnetizing both locals and visitors.

🎨 Danish Design

Danish design broadly captures the nation's ethos: functional, yet aesthetically pleasing. Whether it's furniture, toys or architecture, the usage of clean lines, organic shapes, and natural materials creates harmony between form and functionality, leaving a lasting impression on all who experience it.

🎼 Danish Folk Music

Soak in the soulful strains of Danish traditional music. Historically used to narrate stories of love, war, and folklore, the indigenous music retains its relevance, witnessing a revival among the modern generation. A truly unique cultural element that adds a touch of authenticity to your cruise vacation.

This cultural cruise to Denmark wouldn't be complete without a participatory experience. Revel in a traditional Midsummer's Eve celebration, 'Sankt Hans Aften'. Watch as the Danes gather around roaring bonfires on beaches, singing the traditional Midsummer hymn while an effigy of a witch crackles in the fire, symbolically sent to Block Mountain to strengthen the country against harm.

Cruise Prune's Culture Highlight: Our personal favourite cultural gem is Denmark's famous ‘Hygge’. This concept of cosy contentment will warmly envelope you in Danish homes, cafes, and streets. Emphasizing relaxation, indulgence, and gratitude, Hygge can't be translated; it must be experienced - an experience made all the more enriching aboard your cruise journey.

Savvy Cruiser Tips for Denmark

There's an indisputable allure that draws cruisers to Denmark. From storybook castles to modern Scandinavian designs, this intriguing backdrop offers a seamless blend of old and new. But to truly appreciate all that Denmark offers, it pays to have some insider knowledge up your sleeve. We at Cruise Prune believe in equipping our fellow cruisers with practical tips to make your journey smooth and hassle-free.

Here, we present to you the 'Cruisers' Survival Kit' - a compass furnished with indispensable insights from local currency details to Denmark's social customs. Let's ensure a seamless, vibrant, and comforting cruise experience in the heart of Scandinavia together!

💡 Tip 1: Currency Know-how

Although Denmark is part of the EU, it uses its own currency, the Danish Krone (DKK). Rather than juggling cash, opt for card payments. Denmark is one of the most cashless countries worldwide, so cards are widely accepted, even for small purchases. Keep minimal cash, mainly for older establishments that don't accept cards.

💡 Tip 2: Safety First

Denmark boasts a high safety standard. However, as with any other tourist spot worldwide, it's sensible to stay aware and take basic precautions. Stick to well-lit areas at night and stay alert for any suspicious activity. If lost, approach local authorities or contact your cruise representative.

💡 Tip 3: Transport Wisdom

Denmark, known for its bike-friendly roads, is a delight for cyclists. If cycling is not your cup of tea, rest assured, the public transport is reliable and extensive, with buses, trains, and metro services. For exploring off-beaten paths, consider renting a car; the road infrastructure is excellent.

💡 Tip 4: Social Decorum

Danes value politeness and punctuality. Remember to say 'Tak' (Thank you) often. If invited to a home, it's customary to bring a small gift. Also, tipping isn't obligatory but is appreciated for exceptional service. Enjoy their hygge lifestyle but maintain decorum to respect local culture.

Each of the above tips holds its own merit, but there's one piece of advice Cruise Prune staunchly advocates for any cruise-goer visiting Denmark:

Cruise Prune's Essential Tip: Embrace Danish 'Hygge.' This term, pronounced 'hoo-guh,' symbolizes comfort, belonging, and coziness. It's an integral part of Danish culture which, if adopted, can transform your cruising experience into a truly Danish escapade.

Experiencing Denmark Responsibly with Cruise Prune

At Cruise Prune, we passionately celebrate the power of travel—to inspire, educate and transform. However, in our fervour, we never forget that our footprints shape the world, especially the stunning destinations like Denmark that we're privileged to experience. As cruisers, your journey does more than just provide you with unforgettable moments—it can also infuse positivity into the locales you explore.

Indeed, each cruiser becomes an ambassador for responsible travel. So much so, that your interactions with the stunning Danish fjords, quaint countryside and charming cities go on to shape Denmark's legacy while enriching your cruising experience multi-fold.

While discovering Denmark, simple eco-friendly initiatives can make an enormous difference. Consider minimizing plastic use—a simple act, but it protects the spectacular Danish oceans and marine life. When in nature parks around Jutland, be mindful of Denmark’s wildlife—do not disturb and keep a respectful distance. Conserving water at your cruise ship is a thoughtful nod towards Denmark's own strong focus on sustainable living. Lastly, offsetting your travel emissions can be a sincere gesture towards preserving Denmark's pristine air quality and helping battle global climate change.

Backing local businesses is another significant dimension of responsible travel. Imagine indulging in traditional Smørrebrød at a local food stall or picking up handcrafted souvenirs from Copenhagen's charming shops. By doing so, you’re directly boosting the local economy. Not only that, engaging with the local populace immerses you into the heart of Denmark's culture—ensuring an authentic, enriched cruising experience.

Now, let's pivot to 'Responsible Travel in Denmark' with three insightful and safety-related tips. Bear in mind, these nuggets are shaped with a typical cruiser's perspective and safety in the world of cruising.

✅ Navigating Copenhagen's Cyclist-Friendly Routes Responsibly

Known for its love of bicycles, Copenhagen is a cyclist's paradise. When exploring, remember to abide by local traffic rules—a small, yet a significant step in fostering safety and respect for Denmark's unique cyclist culture.

✅ Embracing Denmark's 'Hygge' Culture Respectfully

Hygge represents the Danish way of slow, cosy living. While creating your own 'Hygge' moments, do this in a way that aligns with the local customs and etiquette. This not only promotes a sense of belonging but also deeply enriches your Danish cruising journey.

✅ Exploring Denmark's Medieval Castles and Monuments Conscientiously

Denmark boasts of some of Europe's enchanting castles and places of historical interest. While taking delight in these marvels, let's make sure to follow the visitor rules in place to preserve these treasure troves for future generations of cruisers.

Concluding, each cruising journey you embark on, every sight you capture, every local culture you seep into—can fortify the values of responsible travel. Remember, conscious travel choices and responsible behaviour not only enrich your experience but also helps etch a positive, lasting impact on Denmark.

Cruise Prune's Must-Know Tip: Embrace the Danish principle of 'Leave no Trace.' This mentality reminds us of our responsibility to keep Denmark's breathtaking landscapes pristine for generations to come.

Welcome to the Harbor Heart of Denmark

As the portal to Denmark's irresistible charm, our port is more than just a docking station - it is your first taste of the Scandinavian serenity that awaits. From the minute your cruise ship graces the sparkling waters of Denmark, the port becomes the preface to your enchanting stay in this historic kingdom.

Awaiting you upon arrival is a port flourishing with amenities that are as welcoming as they are modern. Navigating the docking procedure is a breeze, all thanks to our meticulously organized services. Once docked, embrace the convenience of shopping outlets, enticing dining options, and yes, free Wi-Fi. The spacious, architecturally appealing terminal truly breathes the innovative spirit of Denmark.

Gearing up for an exploration from the port? You're in luck! The local tours are infallibly interesting, feeding your curiosity with a unique blend of history and local folklore. For thrill-seekers, water sports are aplenty, while cultural enthusiasts can dive into local craft workshops and markets offering a symphony of color and flavor.

If self-paced discovery is more your style, venture around the thriving public spaces bordering the port. Coastal walkways, markets echoing with local dialects, picturesque parks, sandy beaches – all beckon you to delve into Denmark’s native charm.

As for 'Port Hotspots', don't miss out on the emblematic Little Mermaid statue just a short distance from the port. A stroll through the historic Nyhavn district, with its vibrant, heritage houses, is a must. With highly efficient public transport, each iconic attraction contributes to a spectacular portrait of Denmark.

The allure of Denmark is often aptly summarized by the amenities offered at our nearest port. Immersed in the spirit of efficiency and abundant charm, our terminal facilities, services, and docking procedures truly embody the essence of the Danish experience.

In conclusion, Denmark's port is not just a mere stopover. It's a gateway that encapsulates the thrill of exploration and the promise of fond memories, long before you venture deeper into the Danish heartland.

Cruise Prune's Must-Know Tip: In Denmark, a bicycle isn't just a mode of transport - it's a way of life. Consider renting a bike to explore the local area responsibly whilst soaking up the leisurely pace of Danish life.

Frequently Asked Cruise Queries about Denmark

With its breathtaking shorelines, vibrant culture, and rich history, Denmark offers unmissable experiences for cruise vacationers. We understand that you may have various questions about your upcoming cruise adventure to this Nordic paradise. So, here we've addressed some of the common concerns about sailing to and experiencing Denmark.

The ideal time for a cruise to Denmark would largely depend on your interests. If long days, mild temperatures and time outdoors are your priorities, consider the summer months (June to August). However, if you'd like to experience the Danish 'hygge' at its finest, the cosy embrace of autumn or winter seasons (September to February) can offer delightful moments, even though the weather can be quite chilly. Ensure to pack appropriately for the weather of your selected travel period.

Denmark is replete with attractions that cater to divers tastes - be it history, architecture, nature or culture. Copenhagen, the Danish capital, is home to historical sites such as the royal palaces of Amalienborg and Christiansborg, and the remarkable Gefion Fountain. Don't miss the iconic Little Mermaid statue. For those interested in Danish heritage, a visit to National Museum of Denmark and Roskilde, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is recommended. Aarhus offers a delightful mix of modern and traditional realms, with beautiful beaches, fascinating art galleries, and the Old Town Museum. For nature enthusiasts, Skagen and the National Park Thy provide stunning landscapes.

Cruise vacations are among the most hassle-free when it comes to travel preparations. However, do ensure your passport and visas are in order. Check the currency (Denmark uses Danish Krone), and it might be useful to have some local currency for small expenses although credit cards are widely accepted. Learning a few basic phrases in Danish can add to your experience although, as in many European countries, English is widely spoken too. If you have special dietary requirements, not to worry as Danish cuisine offers ample choices, and cruise lines typically cater to most needs.

Denmark doesn't have stringent customs or unusual traditions, but it's always helpful to respect the local culture. Danes value punctuality, so try to be on time for any arranged tours or events. The Danish are also known for their relaxed lifestyle, so don't be surprised to see bikes more than cars. Try to 'do as the locals do', indulge in the biking culture if you can. The term 'Hygge', referring to warm, cosy and happy moments, represents a big part of Danish life. Consider this as an invitation to slow down, enjoy your surroundings, and indulge in simple pleasures.

Embarking on a Danish Adventure - Conclusion

As we draw our cruising narrative to a close, it is only fitting to revisit the compelling allure of Denmark that enchants each seafaring journey. The magic of this Scandinavian delight is carved not only by its dynamic landscapes, but also by its intriguing blend of old and new cultures, all of which can be savoured from the unique vantage of our cruise ship.

Hovering in the heart of Scandinavia, Denmark beckons with its harmonious coexistence of historic richness and modern vitality. Majestic castles and modern architectural wonders, shrouded in myths and legends, paint vibrant hues across Denmark's canvas. Its amenities elicit unrivalled comfort, from multiplexes and shopping arcades to cozy traditional eateries, all ensuring diverse experiences and unswerving visitor-friendly hospitality.

Yet, the true charm of Denmark lies in the subtleties of its cultural heritage, its fascinating folklores, and a palpable warmth that exudes from every Dane. Perhaps it's not surprising that Denmark is often crowned as one of the happiest places on Earth. Its spontaneous festivals, thriving art scene, and an idyllic lifestyle extend an unparalleled symphony of joy, further fuelling Denmark's global appeal.

Now that you are familiar with the enchanting tales of Denmark, we cordially invite you to write your own. Nothing beats the experience of exploring this Scandinavian jewel first-hand. Embrace the prospect of an unforgettable Denmark cruise adventure, where you would create not just memories, but stories worth recounting for a lifetime.

🌟Cruise Prune's Danish Delight: Denmark's diversity extends to its climate as well. Despite being situated in the north, Denmark offers relatively milder weather facilitated by the warm Gulf Stream, making it a pleasant destination to cruise year-round. And the cherry on top? The possibility of catching a rare glimpse of the scintillating Northern Lights during winters, right from the deck of your cruise ship!