This welcoming destination has lots to offer and can be discovered in just a few hours – although your client may well want to stay longer.

Its residents are said to be amongst the happiest in the world, while hygge is a fundamental part of the culture – there are few places in Northern Europe as laid-back and effortlessly stylish as Copenhagen.

A popular stop-off for many cruise lines, the cosmopolitan capital of Denmark and home of Hans Christian Anderson features historical architecture and verdant parks

as well as gardens, canals and winding pedestrian streets, all complemented by a mix of old and new – sprinkled with that unmistakeable Scandinavian style.

Port view

The Port of Copenhagen is the largest Danish seaport and one of the largest in the Baltic Sea. There are three cruise terminals. Langelinie Pier is sometimes referred to as the ‘Copenhagen Cruise Terminal’. It’s also a convenient place to dock for the main tourist sites: Toldbod, and the main terminal, Ocean Quay (Oceankaj).

Who sails in

P&O’s 16-night Scandinavia and Russia itinerary calls at Copenhagen, along with eight other ports. Prices from £1,999pp, based on a 19 May 2018 departure.


Little Mermaid - Copenhagen
The iconic Little Mermaid

Royal Caribbean’s 16-night South Florida to Copenhagen itinerary disembarks in the city. Prices from £1,029pp, based on a 20 April 2018 departure.


Cunard’s 14-night Baltic Highlights on Queen Elizabeth is ex-UK, so ideal for clients that don’t wish to fly, and stops off at Copenhagen, along with seven other ports. Prices from £1,549pp, based on a 10 August 2018 departure.

Silversea’s 7-day Copenhagen to Stockholm cruise on Silver Spirit gives clients time to explore the city before they embark. Prices from £3,690pp, based on a 30 June 2018 departure.

Destination highlights

Little Mermaid: One of the city’s most photographed females, the Little Mermaid can be found at Langelinie Pier, where many cruise ships dock. Unveiled in 1913 and inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s romantic tale, she was a gift from the Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen.

Tivoli Gardens: Tivoli Gardens amusement park has something for all ages and is a must-visit. This national treasure features daredevil rides, exotic architecture and historic buildings plus a selection of restaurants.

Amalienborg Palace: Copenhagen is home to the world’s oldest monarchy and Denmark’s royal family currently resides here. The changing of the guard takes place daily at 12 noon, while Amalienborg Museum features an exhibit on the monarchy and its many traditions.

The Royal Library Garden: A hidden gem found in Christiansborg Palace, this tranquil green oasis is also the home of the Danish Parliament.

Need to know

Lively, picturesque Nyhavn

The city is easy to navigate and public transport is efficient and reliable. Clients can travel by bus (routes 25 and 27 serve the Oceankaj terminal), the commuter rail link or the metro, which is currently being expanded. Taxis are also available; fares from Oceankaj to the city are approximately 275 DKK. The Copenhagen Card includes entry to tourist attractions and a travel pass; clients can buy online before they sail. The best shopping areas are Stroget and Kongens Nytorv, while the famous Nyhavn, which is situated on the waterfront, is the place to go for eating, drinking and people watching.


Copenhagen is home to 16 Michelin-starred restaurants, including Noma, which is regarded as one of the best in the world.


Foodies will be interested to know that Denmark is famous for its seasonal produce and imaginative, ‘New Nordic’ cuisine. For those into fashion and interiors, emphasise the many design museums, architectural highlights and stylish shops.