The KINGDOM of SWEDEN – a wonderful country of many, many islands, where they celebrate summer by singing and dancing, flowers and wine, and trips to their summer houses.

The ferry to Sweden from Helsinki is a very obvious ship, and one I used in the novel Cruise Ship Art theft… which involves the theft of art from ships to Russia and the KGB. The festival is also used…. too much. Cruise Ship Art Theft, I have said too much already.

So, it is the place of great TV drama, great music (not just from ABBA) and the less successful VASA.. the ship that sunk.

It has always been inhabited by Germanic people and had close links with Russia. More recently, in 2022, Sweden applied for NATO membership after the outbreak of war in Ukraine. At the NATO Summit in Madrid, it was invited to join. It is in Northern Europe, and has a bridge and tunnel link to Denmark, borders Norway and to the East is Finland.

The currency is the Swedish krona. kr.  It has always voted against the Euro.

BALTIC SEA - Sweden

Gothenburg
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Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden.

Gothenburg, Sweden

Often mentioned and visited in the TV drama The Bridge, Gothenburg, is a major city in Sweden.

Helsingborg
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Port of Helsingborg, Sweden

Helsingborg, Sweden

Helsingborg has a metro and bus system and you will need to buy a YoYo card, like a one day travel card which you can get in many places and central station. Then you can use public transport.

Karlskrona
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Karlskrona ferry terminal.

Luleå
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Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden.

Lysekil
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Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden.

Malmo
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Malmo.

Malmo, Sweden to Copenhagen, Denmark by THE BRIDGE

If you dock in Malmo with the intention of seeing Copenhagen, you can’t walk it but the train from the central station is easy.

Malmö, Sweden – one side of the great TV series THE BRIDGE

Ships Dock Here – Google Map position Malmo is the police force Saga came from in fabulous TV show THE BRIDGE.

Nynäshamn
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Sweden

Stockholm
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Sweden

ABBA VOYAGE + ABBA MUSEUM. The Future of Cruise Ship Entertainment

Abba Voyager sounds like the name of a cruise ship. So, we went to Pudding Mill Lane to investigate.

Vasa Museum, Stockholm – wow, wow and wow again !

Maybe the best thing to do in Stockholm!

Stockholm Old Town

Stockholm is famous for 3 things, Abba, Ikea and Nobel. The Nobel Peace prize is still presented in Stockholm each year,

Stockholm Palace, Changing of the Guard

Though it is said to be famous for 3 things, Abba, Ikea, and Nobel, the Changing of the Guard to the music of a Swedish Armed Forces

Stockholm, Abba Museum / Mamma Mia – here we go again, on a tour

The Abba Museum in Djurgården in the Country that gave us the TV series The Bridge, is mega popular.

Sundsvall
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An industrial town with industries from banking and insurance, to pulp paper and aluminium.

Trelleborg
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Trelleborg is the southernmost town in Sweden. It is 10–15 kilometres west of the southernmost point of Sweden and the Scandinavian peninsula.

FJORDS CRUISE – Tempted? What’s the attraction?

Why cruise the Fjords? We discuss why and offer some tips.

Walking, and Snow Skiing with an Exoskeleton after double knee replacement surgery

Many cruisers work their way to the Fjords and remember when their knees allowed them to ski the White Mountains.

The Good Ship Murder shot in Malta recommissioned for two more series

The Good Ship Murder has been commissioned for series two and three.

Meet Villa Vie Odyssey

Have you seen that the Braemar, previously with Cunard and Fred Olsen, has popped up as a long term cruise ship or home. Meet Villa Vie Odyssey.

Season’s Greetings 2023

A seasonal message from Jean and Stuart. The 2023 year is nearly done, and I look back at the list of things I wanted to do and see it is incomplete yet again, however, when I look at what we did and where we went… what an amazing year. We added quite a few port […]

Carling Black Label – Surfer – one of the most iconic commercials ever

How did I do it?

HRH Queen Elizabeth II much loved ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA

The world mourned the passing of the English monarch Queen Elizabeth II. She was said to have been deeply saddened at the decommissioning of the Royal Yacht.

P&O AZURA ship tour.

The Azura cruise ship is a firm favourite with many cruisers. But in 2023 it was our YouTube Cruise channel number one!

Umeå
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Sweden

FJORDS CRUISE – Tempted? What’s the attraction?

Why cruise the Fjords? We discuss why and offer some tips.

Walking, and Snow Skiing with an Exoskeleton after double knee replacement surgery

Many cruisers work their way to the Fjords and remember when their knees allowed them to ski the White Mountains.

The Good Ship Murder shot in Malta recommissioned for two more series

The Good Ship Murder has been commissioned for series two and three.

Meet Villa Vie Odyssey

Have you seen that the Braemar, previously with Cunard and Fred Olsen, has popped up as a long term cruise ship or home. Meet Villa Vie Odyssey.

Season’s Greetings 2023

A seasonal message from Jean and Stuart. The 2023 year is nearly done, and I look back at the list of things I wanted to do and see it is incomplete yet again, however, when I look at what we did and where we went… what an amazing year. We added quite a few port […]

Carling Black Label – Surfer – one of the most iconic commercials ever

How did I do it?

HRH Queen Elizabeth II much loved ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA

The world mourned the passing of the English monarch Queen Elizabeth II. She was said to have been deeply saddened at the decommissioning of the Royal Yacht.

P&O AZURA ship tour.

The Azura cruise ship is a firm favourite with many cruisers. But in 2023 it was our YouTube Cruise channel number one!

Västervik
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Västervik is one of three coastal towns with notable population size in the province of Småland, on the mainland opposite Visby on the Island of Gotland.

Visby
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Visby is on the Swedish island of Gotland.

Doris Visits BALTIC CRUISE YouTube Channel

Unravel the mystery of the amazing Baltics. 

Visby, Gotland in the Baltic Sea on a Baltic Cruise for Doris Visits

At one time the most important Hanseatic town,

VISBY, the capital of Gotland, the largest Swedish island in the Baltics

Gotland is a relaxing calming island in south East Sweden