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Copenhagen

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Overview

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark. A historic and beautiful city, Copenhagen is partially located on two islands within Demark (Zealand and Amager).

The cruising season in Copenhagen is typically from May through September. Any times before or after that are usually deemed by the cruise lines as being too cold for mainstream cruise travel.

When taking a cruise departing from Copenhagen many travelers opt to do at least a 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay. This is quite advisable, as it gives cruisers an opportunity to see a spectacular city and also ensures they'll make the cruise on time (in the case of a travel delay of some sort).



Destinations
The following destinations can be visited on a cruise leaving from Copenhagen, Denmark:
Eastern Europe
Northern Europe
Transatlantic Cruises
Western Europe



Cruise Lines Departing Here

Azamara Cruises
Costa Cruises
Crystal Cruises
Holland America Line
MSC Cruises
Princess Cruises
Pullmantur
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Seabourn Cruise Line
Silversea Cruises



Currency
The official currency is the Danish Kroner, DKK. However, most major tourist attractions will accept the US dollar as well. ATM machines are available, but make sure you use one that works with the card you're using. ATM machines will usually give you a better exchange rate than a bank or hotel. Using a credit card is a great way to avoid having to exchange currency.


Language
The official language is Danish. However, since Copenhagen is a very international city most of the locals do speak English, while roughly half speak German.


Tourist Attractions
Indre By is the name of Copenhagen's downtown (city center) area. There are many attractions in this area, including Amalienborg Palace, the winter home of the royal Danish family. Frederik's Church (also known as The Marble Church) is located close to the palace.

Strøget is Europe's longest pedestrian street, and is also the location of Copenhagen's main shopping area. It's actually a collection of streets, and happens to be a car-free zone. Many of Copenhagen's most expensive stores are located in this area, including Illums Bolighus, Magasin du Nord, and the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory. There are also many fast food venues and souvenir shops in this area. Also within this area you may see various street performers, including musicians, jugglers and magicians. The Royal Danish Theatre is located at the end of Strøget (in a square known as Kongens Nytorv), and has been in Copenhagen since 1748.

Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park and garden in Copenhagen. The park, like much else in Copenhagen, is quite historic (as it first opened in 1843). Within this area you can find one of the world's oldest wooden roller coasters (named Rutsjebanen or Bjerg Banen, built in 1914), other more modern roller coasters, live music (in the summer), and the world's tallest carousel (named Himmelskibet, standing 80 meters high).

Copenhangen offers a wide range of fine dining options. In fact, there are a whopping ten Michelin star restaurants in Copenhagen. There is also a large number of casual dining venues in Copenhagen, including popular fast foods like kebabs and falafel.

Nyhavn is a popular area among tourists and locals. This area is lined with small bars and restaurants, facing out to a beautiful harbor. There is even street entertainment that randomly takes place. Many canal tours start in this area, and this is actually the oldest part of the Copenhagen harbor.



Port Location
Copenhagen Airport, also known as Kastrup, (CPH) is located about 25 minutes (9 miles) from the Port of Copenhagen. All driving times are estimates, subject to road and traffic conditions.

Address:
Port of Copenhagen
Containervej 9,
DK-2100 Copenhagen
Denmark

There are two piers used by the major cruise lines in Copenhagen, Langelinie Pier and Freeport Terminal. Langelinie pier is about 1 1/2 miles (about a 30 minute walk) from the city center, while Freeport Terminal is about 2 miles (about a 60 minute walk) from the city center.

Taxis are available at the airport (at taxi stands) to take you to the cruise terminal. A taxi will usually cost around $35 to $40 for a one way trip from the airport to Langelinie, and about $45 from the airport to Freeport. Another option is to purchase ground transfers through the cruise line.
 
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