Exploring Djurgården

On November 30, 2011, in Activities, Attractions, Djurgarden, Just For Fun, Skansen, Vasa Museum, by Aaron Saunders

One of the most fascinating aspects of Stockholm lies in just how many distinct districts the city is made up from. But perhaps none is more diverse – and rewarding – than the island of Djurgården. Loosely translated as “The Game Park,” Djurgården is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and native Stockholmers’ […]

Step Back in Time: The Vasa Museum With A New Exhibition

On October 26, 2011, in Activities, Attractions, Basics, Family, Just For Fun, Special Events, Vasa Museum, by Aaron Saunders

One of the most impressive attractions Stockholm has to offer is arguably the Vasa Museum, or Vasamuseet.  Opened in 1990, the Vasa Museum is one of the most visited in all of Scandinavia, owing largely to its preservation of the only 17th-century ship to be salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa. Like the more famous RMS […]

In Pictures: My Summer Cruise from Stockholm

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a photograph of Stockholm has to be worth twice as many. The irresistible allure of the Swedish capital is difficult to adequately describe in words, but pictures can speak volumes. After all, how do you describe to someone what it’s like to stand on the quayside […]

Five Great Stockholm-bound Books and Movies

On September 9, 2011, in Basics, Just For Fun, Video, by Aaron Saunders

It’s finally done: You’re headed to Stockholm. The plane tickets are booked, the hotel is reserved, and your cruise ship is due to depart. Now, it’s just a matter of waiting for that long-awaited day to roll around on the calendar before you begin your own adventure in Sweden’s capital city. But there’s a fun […]

As fall approaches, crayfish is on the table

On August 17, 2011, in Just For Fun, Live From Stockholm, Studenten, by alundgren

While colorful crayfish parties are associated with the end of the Swedish summer, there are several other holidays in a year that occasional visitors might find interesting. Darkness falls over Sweden. The last remnants of summer can still be experienced, but the waking hours are fewer than they were only a couple of weeks ago. […]

Wishing You Happy Holidays! See You Next Year!

On December 19, 2010, in Just For Fun, by Ralph Grizzle

The Stockholm Cruise Blog will be taking a break during the holidays. We’ll resume activity on the web site the first week of January. Wishing you the happiest of holidays and a happy and cruise-intense 2011!