Crystal Serenity North Cape Cruise Review Day 2
Day 2. Copenhagen
So today the ship was still docked in Copenhagen, and again the weather was stunning. After a very good breakfast in the main dining room of Eggs Benedict, we headed out to explore. Having been here before, we had pretty much done most of the city, so this time headed over to the Kastelett area of Copenhagen, which was very near the ship.
The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen
But first, no visit to Hans Christian Andersen’s birthplace would be complete without seeing The Little Mermaid statue. Last time we were here she was in China, so it was good to see she was back from her holiday and looking good! There were about 5 other cruise ships in, and it seemed that every bus tour was visiting the statue at the same time! Still we managed to get a few good photos of her, and then headed away from the crowds.
Kastellet - Copenhagen
The Kastellet or Citadel area is very close to the cruise ship terminals and just a few minutes’ walk and is one of the best preserved star fortresses in Northern Europe. A number of buildings are located in the grounds, including a church as well as a windmill, and other military buildings. Nowadays it serves as a park and historic site. The ship provides a town map with features pointed out as well as a shuttle bus into the town centre.
Nyhavn area in Copenhagen
After wandering down to the Nyhavn district, we headed back to Crystal Serenity for a bite to eat and then spent the rest of the day relaxing by the pool, using the on deck Jacuzzis and sun bathing as it was still a scorcher of a day. The charming deck stewards kept us topped up with champagne and it was a perfect Crystal Cruises day!
The lovely spacious pool deck on Crystal Serenity
Life Boat Drill was at 5.30pm, and you had to wear your life jackets to your muster station where you were ticked off a list followed by the usual safety briefing.
The ship was due to leave at 6pm, and it seemed that every other ship had the same idea! So we had to wait for Adonia, Silver Cloud, Emerald Princess and a Birka ship to all leave before us! There was no sail away deck party as first sitting dinner had started; however there were a lot of people up on deck enjoying the summer sunshine and updates from the captain.
That evening we dined in Silk Road, the Nobu Matsuhisa restaurant on board and enjoyed sushi, sashimi, and the delicious wagyu beef rib eye steak, simply amazing!
Delicious beef at Silk Road on board Crystal Serenity
Nobu opened his first restaurant, Matsuhisa, in 1987 in Los Angeles and uses only the finest ingredients from all over the world. With a foundation of traditional Japanese cuisine, he blends international influences into his dishes. These innovative flavours were first developed out of necessity as Nobu worked in Peru without the supply of his usual Japanese ingredients. Using local spices from wherever he travels, Nobu creates truly unique and delicious tastes.
After dinner it was back to Pulse nightclub for dancing and a few of Paulo’s cocktails! Today’s drink special was an Americano - Campari, sweet vermouth and soda water.