A lovely sunny day. Did our 7 laps around the
deck (one mile) and lunch was served from 11AM because of our late arrival
and the trips, which left at 12.30, 1.15 and 1.45. Ours was the Copenhagen
City Tour and Harbour Cruise. We were on the same trip as Marie and
Bill (Jones, our Smith and Jones table companions) and first stop was,
of course, the Little Mermaid.
The Little Mermaid (of course). It took a
long time to get a photo without people about!
Our guide told us that,
because cars are so expensive, there are thousands of bikes. Some people
have two bikes, one they cycle to the station, catch the train to the
station near there place of work and then get on their second bike to
go to work! There is even a system where you can hire a bike (money
in the slot) and leave it at another bike hire area and get your money
back. How cool is that! (Yes, it was cool in 2006. Introduced in
London in 2010). The 50 minute Harbour and Canal cruise was great.
Saw lots of nice house boats, the new Library, the new Opera House as
well as as Palaces and Churches. After the cruise we had a 15-20 minute
stop in the Palace Square.
Back on board with 15 minutes to spare before departure. We arranged
to meet Marie and Bill in Reception at about 7 to show them our cabin
before we went to the View Restaurant (The programme tells us that it
is fully booked for the rest of the cruise). They were impressed with
the cabin (238) which they said was twice the size of theirs (and probably
twice the price!). To the View (which only caters for about 30 diners)
- a dream.