Baltic Cruise - Day 1, Copenhagen

Long Boat replica
After an 8 hour flight to Copenhagen from Washington, D.C., we headed to the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark. Inside there are 5 ships they found in the bottom of the fjord, and they have reconstructed them using the same techniques as the vikings. They have sails as well as oars, and they take them out on the water. Discerning History did not pay for a boat ride, but we got a glimpse of one on the water.
Viking ship relica sailing
Stephen climbing off long boat replica
Most of the museums we visited had models with lots of detail and give you a feel for what things looked like, without the modern additions. They also had some films with English subtitles, or audio in English with headphones.
Viking ship model
Viking ship model with shields during attack
Viking ship after salvage
Replicas of small Viking ships
I am glad we visited the museum, but fatigue and hunger made us look forward to boarding our cruise ship. They had snacks and beverages waiting for us at the dock and in our room, but we went to the buffet with Grandma & Grandpa (Dan's parents) for lunch. I was delighted to find that the master bathroom in our suite was almost as large as a standard cabin, with a window in the shower, a window over the tub, and double sinks. The children had their own bathroom and bedroom, and we have a few photos of our living/dining room (stay tuned for later posts.)
A Fort sailing out of Copenhagen


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