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April 26, 2019 Serenade TA - Is it LIVE, or is it Memorex🤔

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And the last shots of Tivoli

 

These were fun because Pat had just returned from 4 years in Japan

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I'm sure we'll be back some day

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Great pics John. Hope you are getting settled in and liking the new house. hard to believe this review is coming to an end. I will forward to when you do cruise again and review. Unfortunately my planned review will have to wait till November 21' unless we squeeze something in before. Cheers and thanks for some great pics of a great trip.

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16 minutes ago, Sea Dog said:

Great pics John. Hope you are getting settled in and liking the new house. hard to believe this review is coming to an end. I will forward to when you do cruise again and review. Unfortunately my planned review will have to wait till November 21' unless we squeeze something in before. Cheers and thanks for some great pics of a great trip.

 

I'll try and finish tomorrow. 

 

Still have the canal trip, and then the flight home on Lufthansa

 

Here are a couple of pics I missed earlier

They were in a different folder

 

At the beginning of the day

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Just before Tivoli

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After Tivoli headed to Nyhaven

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Great photos of Copenhagen , we first went in May  2007 on Navigator from Southampton, lovely itinerary including Amsterdam. Since then we have cruised into and out of there, very easy to use the train to and from the airport. 
There is an ‘ alternative ‘ little mermaid nearer to the port , or at least there was . Not quite as pretty but still worth a photo .

It is actually called the Genetically modified Little Mermaid , 😆 

Pics from 2007.

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Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos of Copenhagen.   I was supposed to be there this summer.   We had reservations for a couple of days at Scandic Palace in city centre then do a b2b for Baltic/Norway on Jewel.    Best wishes with your new home!

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Canal Touring

 

Copenhagen has to be seen via boat.

You can choose between non stops and HOHO versions

We did the non stop and boarded in Nyhaven

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hard to find a prettier street scene

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Some of the boats have roofs

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We chose open top

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Open top is definitely the way to go

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I think the white house in the middle is where HCA lived when writing his stories

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This is the hotel we stayed at last year

The Bethel, book it if you can

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This is a restaurant we ate at last year

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Obligatory panoramic shot

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Posted (edited)

Another movie

This one is going under a bridge leaving Nyhaven

Please keep your hands in the boat😉

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Canal Tour continued

 

Little Mermaid from the water side

Come on, give a girl a little privacy

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Opera House

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Red Bull uses the roof for a diving competition

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Kayaking club

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The locals rent the GoBoats for day trips

Beer is often involved

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Tugboat turned into houseboat

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This is the waiting area for the royal family

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Serenade again

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Canal Cruise post 3

 

There are other statues on the waterfront as well

 

David

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A slightly more modern yacht than the Royal Yacht

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No narrator during this part of the trip, local complain of the noise

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Not the most famous tree in 😉

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See the branches on the right

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This is the most famous tree in Copenhagen

This is because people trying to take the picture of the tower above, miss, and get this instead

It even has it's own FB page

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Canal Cruise part 4

 

I think the boats were designed for the bridges

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And back at the dock

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After this Pat and I wandered around Nyhaven, then caught a taxi back to the hotel

Met Laura for dinner, explored the airport so we knew where to go in the morning and then called it a night.

 

It was a fun day

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We did the same boat trip.

😂. I had to check my photos. My camera was a point and shoot Pentax so not as good as your photo but I got it !! 

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1 hour ago, heatherb1958 said:

We did the same boat trip.

😂. I had to check my photos. My camera was a point and shoot Pentax so not as good as your photo but I got it !! 

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Perfect, you got part of the tree. I forgot to share the shot is taken after exiring the bridge. That creates the limited opportunity 

 

My camera was my cell phone. I had better lighting

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I stayed on Nyhavn in the Hotel Bethel. Short walk from the train station and a great view from hotel

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12 hours ago, bigeck said:

I stayed on Nyhavn in the Hotel Bethel. Short walk from the train station and a great view from hotel

 

August 2017

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Let's go home, Day 18 - Lufthansa

 

Well, after two plus weeks abroad, it's time to head back to sunny Florida

 

It was a simple walk across a tunnel to get to the Copenhagen Airport

Since we explored yesterday, I even knew where to go. 

 

Since Laura and I had Business Class seats going home, we opted to visit the SAS Lounge.

It cost $30 to have Pat accompany us.

I had a liquid breakfast🍺

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We were probably on an A320 for leg 1 to Frankfurt

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They served 2nd Breakfast

Yummy🤣

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And look, more beer

Gotta love Business Class

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Frankfurt

We were supposed to move her in 1996 with Laura's job, but they closed the Europe office as part of a 25% budge cut

So we got to go to Huntsville, Alabama instead. 😉

Anyone recall the German connection there.🤔

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The Queen of the Sky 👸✈️

I think we are above the f in Lufthansa

First time in a 747, so why not go for the upper deck.😁

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This is our ride home. 👍

 

But first, let's find the lounge, they should have beer

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Snacks were disappointing, but the pretzel was good

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Here is our lunch offering on the plane

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It was decent

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Look, more beer

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Posted (edited)

Boarding

 

Now I think I mentioned earlier that I could not get Pat a seat with us, so I purchased Premium Economy

Free liquor, more legroom

 

We got paged prior to boarding to come to the check in desk.

Apparently they wanted Pat's seat for a family

 

And they would give him 400 Euro and place him in an exit row on the aisle

He currently had a middle seat so it seemed fair, seemed is the key word

 

He ended up on the aisle, but not in an exit row. 

When he mentioned the story in the terminal, he was told they tell you whatever they want to get you to agree to the change and they were sorry, but this is his seat. I didn't find out till we landed, called Lufthansa and got nothing but an apology. I'll avoid Lufthansa in the future.

 

We, on the other hand, had a lovely flight for the most part.

My only letdowns were my TV remote would not work, so it was a pain to make adjustments when leaned back

And the stairs at the end of the flight were a challenge going down

But I'm glad I flew up there, it was very cozy and quiet

Kind of like being on a private jet

 

Happy couple

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View forward

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Aft

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Pre flight drinks with no one walking past you

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And this is what happens when I ask for a smile

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Look, beer

The almonds were good

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Seat controls

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Sleeping Beauty

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The stairs to hell

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Posted (edited)

Orlando

 

I think there was weather issues in Florida prior to arrival

 

Lots of cancelled flights caused a run on the rental cars, and they had no employees helping

Waited over 90 minutes to get our car

Should have booked a car service

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I had booked a Jaguar SUV, and all they had was a Caravan, at that point I was beyond willing to ***** about it.

Once we got the car, it was an easy drive home, and that ends our tale

 

Thanks for tagging along, if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

 

If cruising doesn't start prior to Aug 26, we can do a two year anniversary review of the Serenade Baltics from 2018😉

 

That was a fun trip with lots of port pictures (Stockholm, Talin, St Petersburg, Helsinki, and lots of Copenhagen)

 

Goodnight from Bell, she finally got groomed today.

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Probably had the same room. We had a thunder & lightening storm. It was good watching all the restaurants panic and how quick they emptied 

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9 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

And they would give him 400 Euro

Was that ever used?

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21 minutes ago, Biker19 said:

Was that ever used?

 

It showed up on my credit card

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2 hours ago, bigeck said:

Probably had the same room. We had a thunder & lightening storm. It was good watching all the restaurants panic and how quick they emptied 

 

I get to see that on the beach when a storm rolls in😉

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10 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

If cruising doesn't start prior to Aug 26, we can do a two year anniversary review of the Serenade Baltics from 2018

 

If it comes to it, this would be great.  Really enjoyed this this thread.  Thanks for doing it.  Copenhagen is now on our list.

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