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  1. Be aware that PSD2 (the second Payment Services Directive) becomes effective today EU-wide + Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein. It means it will be harder/not possible to pay with swipe+sign and chip+sign. since the banks no longer are allowed to payments where the consumer approves the purchase by writing his/hers signature. Purchases with swipe (magnetic stripe) might be voided by the bank since this method is considered unsafe. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_19_5555 " PSD2 introduces strict security requirements for the initiation and processing of electronic payments. PSD2 obliges payment service providers to apply so-called “strong customer authentication” (SCA) when a payer initiates an electronic payment transaction. Payment service providers include banks and other payment service providers. " In terms of how it works in practice, customers will receive advice from their banks or payment providers. They will have to provide two or more of the following elements when making payments, which can be categorised as: Knowledge: something only the user knows, e.g. a password or a PIN code Possession: something only the user possesses, e.g. a mobile phone, and Inherence: something the user is, e.g. the use of a fingerprint or voice recognition. Se link above for more information.
  2. If one decides to go on a cruise to Scandinavia one have to expect that the weather can be a bit of a lottery. If you want sun then go cruise the Mediterranean.
  3. That is false and incorrect information spread by the cruise lines to scare people into using the more expensive ship tours. Private organized tours does not require a visa.
  4. Global Express and Danske Bank. https://www.cph.dk/en/shopping-dining/shops/danske-bank https://www.cph.dk/en/shopping-dining/shops/global-exchange https://cph-prod-cdn.azureedge.net/49a1be/globalassets/3.-praktisk/1.-hero/cph_kort2019_for-security.pdf
  5. What did you do/see the previous time you were in Stockholm? The options around Nynäshamn are pretty limited and even if you have been to Stockholm it has lots to offer. There is Landsort but transportations are limited and if you want to visit the former coastal artillery you need to book in advance. Bus from Nynäshamns station leaves 09.19 and arrives at 09.56. The boat to Landsort then departs at 10.00 so there is a very small window and no room for delays. http://www.visitnynashamn.se/en/home/todo/excursions/islands/landsort.4.421534701375ce1f7f680006978.html http://www.visitnynashamn.se/en/home/todo/aktorer/batterylandsort.5.1c7e861513bbc93e94710dd.html Other things you could do in Stockholm area is to visit Sigtuna or Waxholm.
  6. I think that is the new EU-wide regulations. https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/eu-wide-rules-drones-published https://www.easa.europa.eu/easa-and-you/civil-drones-rpas https://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air/news/2019-05-24-rules-operating-drones_en
  7. Drone free zones Stockholm. https://daim.lfv.se/echarts/dronechart/
  8. About "hoho buses" " he shuttle buses stop in central Gothenburg at the Grand Theatre or at Gustav Adolf’s square. " " Arendal Cruise Terminal From Arendal it takes around 20 minutes to central Gothenburg by shuttle bus or taxi. " I think that from Skandiahamnen and Arendal shuttle bus or taxi might be the only options to get downtown. From Amerikaskjulet you can walk up to Stigbergstorget stop and travel with tram 9 towards Angered centrum from there. Gustav Adolf’s square stop is called Brunnsparken.
  9. Depends on which ship you are on and where the hoho buses departs from. If the hoho doesn't come to the port then there are huttle buses into town. Ship list, https://www.goteborgshamn.se/turism-och-besok/vara-kryssningsanlop/ https://www.portofgothenburg.com/cruise-and-visits/cruise/cruise-terminals/
  10. Stockholm is doable as do it yourself, atleast if your ships berths (for a full day) in Stockholm proper. There is an extensive and frequent public transport network in Stockholm.
  11. HoHo buses there are. Things to do (depending on weather) Boat trip to Älvsborgs fästning (if good weather). *edit closed for the season it seems. Paddan boat tours (if good weather) Maritiman Haga (if good weather) Liseberg (if good weather) Universeum Masthuggskyrkan There is also a Volvo car museum http://www.volvomuseum.se/en/#howtogethere
  12. Depends on where your ship berth.
  13. Most cruise ships that has Stockholm proper as standard port of berth usually stays until 4 pm (some ships overnight and some ships start/ends the cruise there).
  14. Nynäshamn judging by the description. The bus journey will take 45-60 minutes depending on traffic and etc. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Nynäshamn/59.3295024,18.0690704/@59.1195922,17.7794351,10.5z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x465f587fa432eff5:0x400fef341e48d00!2m2!1d17.9465288!2d58.902926!1m0!3e0
  15. Avoid NCL and Princess since they usually (with some exceptions) berths in Nynäshamn which is a one hour journey south of Stockholm. It is means lots of extra planning + travelling but also the 4--6 hour journey through the archipelago.
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