Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, not Disney’s

First published in 1837 the fairy tale has been adapted by many including Disney, but it was written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. He is discussed on our tour of Copenhagen showing the theatre and store where he worked. In his tale The Little Mermaid is willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul. He statue is not easy to find unless being taken there as it is a little way out of town. We take you there because when arriving in Copenhagen many people hear about or want to see the Little Mermaid statue. As it’s not near the old town and a bit of a trot from your cruise ship, many tours don’t even include it, and many guides will tell you not to bother, but will point you in the right direction. My guess is you will want to see it. If so, take a look at our walk down from the cruise ship, to the statue, by the canals and into town and judge for yourself whether it is worth the walk.CLICK HERE for our new BALTIC CRUISE destinations menu – All parts and tours together, then a choice of every Baltic port in its own menu. CLICK HERE

The Old Town has a number of free walks, you just tip the guide. Worth taking a look at before you go.


Choose from these many tours in Copenhagen and book direct CLICK HERE There is a hop on hop off bus and boat here, and this link is currently seeing the advance deal is £30, bus only is £21 and there are Segway, pub crawls, master photography tours, bike tours and learn to fish. This lists over 50 tours ! Or see the list on your ship.


Like most of the Baltics, Denmark is a collection of Islands, and the cruise away from the port is fantastic on deck either peacefully by yourself or joining the traditional sail away party. After dinner, there is one more impressive thing to see on the way in or out, and that is the huge Great Belt Bridge. See our blog on cruising under it in the midnight sun.

If you are thinking of a Baltic Cruise here (click) is a quick overview of a number of ports and cities. If you are worried how to choose which cruise, which ship and where to go, take a look at our how to choose a cruise blog. Why not have a look at the LATE DEALS over a coffee. Doris Visits allows you to SEE THE CRUISE BEFORE YOU CRUISE THE SEA. We have videos of many of the cruise stops you might make from St Lucia to Barcelona, from Tallinn to St Maarten. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and share. Most cruise operators will offer the Baltic as a cruise.

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