Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Taking a cruise to Stockholm?

Imagine how cool it would be to return home to Stockholm by ship! For once not having to arrive at Arlanda's terminal F, wait forever for your bags, and then fight with the "non-serious" taxidrivers to catch a "real" taxi to downtown Stockholm (since you always have way too many bags to even consider taking the very quick train). Not having to spend 45 minutes (or more depending on traffic) on the highway before arriving downtown, but to actually arrive in the middle of the action!

Almost like a "reverse emigrant" (even though few "emigrant ships" to America left from downtown Stockholm...).

I wonder what kind of cruise ticket you'll get for $4327...

Anyway... according to a Swedish news article today about this summer's "invasion of cruise ships" , the little ship "The Navigator of the Seas" will stop by in Stockholm this summer (as will 259 other cruise ships, bringing an estimated 290 000 passengers).

And I will arrive at Arlanda, terminal F...


(Picture of the Navigator of the Seas from www.voyager-class.com)

8 comments:

miranda said...

We keep saying that we would like to go to England by boat but we would have to get to either Florida or New York first.Plus it takes about a week i think!(From New York anyway!) It's actually the epic way that we've always hoped to be able to go back when the time comes. (We'll see!)
Trouble is, younger daughter doesn't like boats. What a family!!

Annika said...

I would love it! I love boats! To take a cruise to Europe from New York would be a dream come true for me! But no, it will be a crowded stinky SAS plane instead :-) At least it is faster...
And then I just take Viking Line to Finland after 2½ weeks in Sthlm. I can pretend then that I am on a real ocean liner ;-)

JaCal said...

Miranda - you should do that - I bet it would be fantastic (off hurricane season...)! Well, if you flew this March, the daughter can take the boat... equality in families.. ;-)

Annika - yes, wouldn't it! And imagine to do it all the way to Stadsgården!

Fia said...

Åhhhh, vad härligt, en bunt böcker, tidigare promenader på däck (utan mygg, spindlar och sånt) och att inte kunna bli nådd via telefon, mmmmm "drömmer mig bort"

Desiree said...

Jag tar nog flyget iallfall. Har lätt för att bli sjösjuk. Men hade jag inte blivit det hade det nog varit trevlig. Undrar hur lång tid en sådan cruise skulle ta?

TinTin said...

Jag vill också! QEII till NYC... Myyyyys!

JaCal said...

Fia - ja... förstå! Fast... har de internet ombord? ;-)

Desiree - min morfar var sjökapten (och faktiskt min bror också) så jag har knep för sjösjuka! Ja, jag undrar hur lång tid det tar över Atlanten? En vecka?

Tintin - ja, DET vore något...

Fia said...

Är du gaaaaaaaaalen? Det är väl klart att de har Internet ombord! När vi åkte på kryssning för några år sedan skrev våra hundar dagliga e-mails till oss om vad de gjorde hela dagarna. Utan internet finge jag inte min make någonstans...