Fred's Logbook


Date / Time: 2011-09-20 10:40:31Voyage from: to ETA:
Fred's foster-parent:
Name:MS National Geographic Explorer Crew

Fred's vessel:
Vesselname:MS National Geographic Explorer
Flag: Bahamas
IMO No.:8019356
Vesseltype:Expedition Passenger Ship
Length:112 m
Beam:16,5 m

Pretty early this morning we came alongside in Copenhagen. The city is mainly located on the islands of Zealand and Amager. In the beginning of the 15th century Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark. I heard that Copenhagen is supposed to be the 10th most expensive city in the world!
The city centre is closed to traffic today, because Copenhagen is hosting the UCI Road World Championships.

The bicycle races take place during four days – and today is one of the four days.
Not only did our second and last Baltic cruise come to an end today; quite a big crew change also took place. One of our joining crew was Sandra – this made Esther very happy. Sandra had arrived all the way from Guayaquil in Ecuador. She will be taking over as Chief Purser, while Esther is going on vacation.

Captain Oliver Krüß, Hotel Manager Patrik and Sandra and Esther took me out for a pretty fancy lunch today. We went to a restaurant called Sankt Annæ. Here they serve traditional style Danish sandwiches ( I believe they call them Smørrebrød) – veeeery tasty!

Our walk to the restaurant took us past Amalienburg castle.

On our way back to the ship we walked along the waterfront, from where we got a pretty good look at the royal yacht Dannebrog, which was docked on the other side of the canal.

We also made a “photo stop” at the Little Mermaid, before returning to the ship.