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Aug 6, 2018 - Winstar Breeze Embarking

We took a taxi to the port where the Windstar Breeze was waiting for us. Our luggage was put into a holding area under a tent as we waited to board at 1PM. The ship is nicely appointed and our suite (all cabins are suites) is spacious. After the mandatory safety drill, we watched the Windstar flags rise to the top of the masts as rousing sail away music filled the air and we headed out the harbor toward Norway. After a welcome aboard drink, we changed from our travel clothes into fresh dinner clothes (however, they are informal on...

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Aug 5, 2018 - National Museum & Canal Boat & Olive Kitchen

Our last day in Copenhagen found us at the National Museum and on a canal boat tour. The museum traced the history of human activity in Scandinavia with bones and artifacts alike. On the upper floors, the development of civilization through the middle ages unfolded. We got tired and skipped later civilization and modern times. Copenhagen is a vast port city and a good way to see this is to take a canal boat - a one hour trip. We ducked under low bridges and out guide told us about the sights and activities among the way. That night we...

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Aug 4, 2018 - Copenhagen Food Tour

Our food tour of Copenhagen was a short walk from the hotel. Maria, our guide and food expert along with ten others, greeted us at the appointed hour of 10:30AM. We were surprised to discover that two other couples in our food group were on the same Windstar Cruise with us! We began in the second hall of a two-building farmers’ market/hand-crafted fresh produce venue. We began with cheese with a tomato jam and a sip of Malus X - an apple wine (Denmark does not produce wine from grapes). Another plate of jams and candy from the small island...

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Aug 3, 2018 - Traveling To Copenhagen Denmark

We had a very reasonable time to leave Rochester for our 2PM flight to Newark, NJ. However, there were thunder storms in Newark and our plane was forced to wait until ground control lifted the ground shutdown. That meant as we waited, our departing flight to Brussels could leave before we arrived in Newark. Fortunately, our flight was not cancelled. We landed in Newark just as our Brussels flight was taking off. We missed our European connection! Flying business class has more perks than just better seats.We passed the long line of...

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Jul 21, 2018 - Copenhagen Flight and Kjellerup

July 21st This morning we had a 7am pick up time to the airport. Sooooo.... last night we set our alarms on our phones. I thought I heard Darlene say 6:45 am and set my phone. I must have been really tired as I was thinking that should give us 3/4 hour before breakfast at 6:30 and then meet the 7am pick up time. Apparently Darlene had said 5:45am. So at 6:20 it finally dawned on me that the time wouldn't work and lept out of bed to wake Darlene up as her 5:45 time did not go off. We found out that her phone was still on Vancouver time. We...

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Iceland and Denmark

Jun 29, 2018 - Day 2 of our whirlwind tour of Copenhagen

After retiring early last night we woke up around 3:45 a.m. And did yesterday's journal. Today we are right on schedule so let's begin. Headed down to breakfast around 6:30 a,m, Really good choices at the buffet-bacon, scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, cereals,Danish, cheeses, cold cuts, fruit, etc,etc.Hopped on the bus at 8:oo a.m. For a fascinating (?) tour of the iconic sights of Copenhagen(tour book speak). We went past the TivoliGardens amusement park which was opened in 1843 by Hans Christian Andersen. The purpose was to make people...

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Scandanavia

Jun 28, 2018 - Arrival

Our arrival in Copenhagen was uneventful after a short flight from Frankfurt Germany. We left Murphy's yesterday at about 9 AM. We picked up Dave and JoEllen and headed to San Jose. We met Marg and Drew at their home for a quick bloody before our ride to the airport. The flight to Frankfurt was on time and uneventful. At our layover in Frankfurt pretzels and sausages were a must. The flight to Copenhagen was barely over an hour. We arrived at 2:45 in the afternoon. We were to meet our tour guide at 3:30 but he was a no-show. We waited...

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Scandanavia

Jun 21, 2018 - Sea day

June 20, Tuesday Our room Stewart has a 2 month old son he has not seen in person.Tomorrow his contract is done and he will fly to Indonesia and hold his son for the first time. His smile was so huge today, it literally was ear to ear. It made us smile every time we saw him. Last night of this cruise, when we returned from the last show, acrobats, the hall was full of suitcases Lots of instructions were left for the back to back cruisers. Sea cards, immigration, lunch, and where not to be during boarding. We need to have laundry done...

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Jun 19, 2018 - Mermaid Madness

June 19, Tuesday Copenhagen is the home of author Hans Cristian Anderson. He wrote many children’s story books and one of them was the Little Mermaid. Her bronze statue was actually the last thing we saw today and it ended with tragedy. Did you know that in the original book she dies? That her statue has been beheaded twice. Her arm removed and stolen but later recovered. I am happy Disney gave her a better life. Today on the inevitable bus tour we had a guide from Peru who married a Dane. Can I count Peru? The backs of several tourist...

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Jun 18, 2018 - Sea day

June 18,Monday We had breakfast with a couple from Israel. Her name was Edna and his Oman. He was an emergency room doctor who recently retired. They were very forth coming with the questions I asked. I now have talked to and sat with people from 25 countries. It’s much like collecting license plates when you travel by car. Someone told me there was a couple from Yemen on the ship but I have not had contact with them. There was a back to back cruise meeting at 10 this morning and they served us mermosas. They answered questions about how...

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Jun 1, 2018 - On land again

Dear all, Well we arrived back in Copenhagen early this morning and got a taxi to our hotel. We dropped off our bags at the hotel then decided to use the hop on hop off busses as our transport around Copenhagen as they go every where we want to go over the next two days before we join our new coach tour. We went to Tivoli Gardens. Weren't sure what to expect but it was an odd place. There were lovely gardens and grassed areas, loads of restaurants, then souvenir/gift shops and ice cream, lollyshops, and fast takeaway food outlets. Right...

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Our Big Trip

May 21, 2018 - On the move

Well here we are, Monday morning. We go to the ship in a short while. We have had a lovely time here traveling around on the Hop on Hop off buses. The weather is still very hot here, about 22C. Very expensive. Have paid up to $ 8.00 for a can of coke cola. Dinner of 2 plates of spaghetti and a drink each cost $76.00. In Denmark krona it is 381 krona. Everyone rides a bike here. Some of them have large boxes built on them either at the front or back and carry anything from people even adults to goods. Even the local plumber arrives on a bike...

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Our Big Trip

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