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  1. I can only second what trosebery says about cruises that berths in Nynäshamn and not in Stockholm. First of all you will miss the sail in and sail out through the archipelago and secondly you are "locked in to" either use the commuter train or use a ship organized transport. When you berth in central Stockholm you will have a much bigger freedom to do what you want and choose what transport to use. If you berth at Stadsgården you can even walk back to the ship via a very scenic route via Katarinavägen/Fjällgatan.
  2. As dogs says, best method of transport depends on where your ship will berth. Hoho-boats might work if you are at Stadsgården but otherwise not and they are doing their routes clockwise so from Vasa to Gamla Stan walking to Allmänna Gränd and use Djurgårdsfärjan from there might be just as quick or quicker then waiting for a HoHo boat at Vasa.
  3. See this post: I've stayed at Elite Hotels Stockholm Plaza and at Kung Carl. Both are very nice hotels. When stayed at Kung Carl there was a big celebrity party going on so it wasn't that calm and it's also close to the party area Stureplan. Sheraton is indeed part of the Marriot chain but is still called Sheraton Hotel Stockholm.
  4. Here is one with Royal Carribean, starts in Copenhagen and ends in Stockholm. https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruises/itinerary/10-night-ultimate-scandinavia-russia-from-stockholm-on-adventure/AD10CPH-2909958156?sail-date=2021-06-17&currency=USD&country=USA
  5. Aida does. https://aida.de/finden/VI10210705/PREMIUM
  6. Today is 13th May and about 100 km west of Stockholm we had very intense snowing while last week was warm enough for me to sit outside in a t-shirt and eat my lunch
  7. Yeah I definitely agree with that one.
  8. Not quite. While technically not a full lockdown there are lots of restrictions even if people are allowed to be outside and go to/from work. Gatherings larger then 50 people have been banned, sports event has been banned/cancelled, public events has been cancelled (like 1 May demonstrations). Museums are closed, people are being told to stay at home if possible, told not to travel anywhere (except for absolutely necessary trips). Restaurants are open but are legally required to separate guests/tables with several meters (if they don't comply authorities will close them down). Lots of offices/factories and other non essential are either closed completely or have staff work from home. Tourism is closed down, borders are closed and etc. So there is a lockdown, it's just not as strict as in other countries and I don't the other countries can keep the lockdown ongoing for much longer. Besides sitting at home doing nothing and not going outdoors at all can be very dangerous too in the long run. Personally I don't see cruising or international travel being allowed to resume in Sweden this year/summer. Possible intra EU travel later in the autumn but not trans global with cruises and such.
  9. Yes, The Royal Palace in Stockholm is open for visits (or parts of it). https://www.royalpalaces.se/english.html https://www.royalpalaces.se/english/royal-palaces-and-sites/the-royal-palace.html
  10. I think it's too optimistic, possibly travel within Scandinavia or European Union will be allowed but full international travel might be a little too optimistic.
  11. Swedish armed forces' birthday greeting to his majesty the king.Normally the king and general public would attend too but due he Corona situation the king has temporarily moved to a smaller palace in the country side in the Södermanland province. The honorary guard are provide by Livbataljonen from the Livgardet regiment (Royal Life Guards). Music is provided by the Swedish Army Band.
  12. It varies from year to year. It could be warm, sunny and summer-ish but it could just as well be cold and rainy and autum-ish or somewhere in the between. Some years the temperatures have cooled down considerably but other years the summer will extend far into September.
  13. Vasa ship onboard/inside video . Use your mouse or the arrows in the upper left corner to pan around.
  14. The Swedish maritime museums are closed until further notice due to the Covid 19 outbreak. This includes The Vasamuseum.
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