Copenhagen Hotels: Radisson SAS Royal

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Editor’s Choice: Copenhagen’s Best ‘Design’ Hotel Facts: One of three Radisson SAS hotels in Copenhagen, the five-star Radisson SAS Royal is a registered historic building for the work of renowned Danish designer Arne Jacobsen, who designed not only the building — Copenhagen’s first skyscraper at 20 stories — but also most of the furnishings within… [Read More]

Copenhagen Hotels: Imperial Hotel

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Editor’s Choice: Copenhagen’s Coziest Hotel Facts: The modern and elegant four-star Imperial Hotel has been completely renovated recently, with the striking lobby and the restaurant enjoying attractive facelifts. A whole floor of rooms are dedicated to the classical furniture and timeless design of the Danish designer icon Børge Mogensen.

River Dance: Cruising The Blue Danube

The most popular region for river cruising in Continental Europe — and a good choice for first-time river cruisers — is the Danube. Immortalized in Strauss’s Blue Danube Waltz, the Danube winds from Germany’s Black Forest through Austria into the Balkans before dumping into the Black Sea.

Most Danube river cruises span seven to 10 nights [...]

One Perfect Day In Port: Stockholm

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Time, unfortunately, is not standing still as it is on the clock above in Gamla Stan, so get ready for a full day of touring at a respectable pace. You’ll see a lot, but you’ll only skim Stockholm’s surface if you’re visiting for the day on a cruise that calls on the Swedish capital. You’ll… [Read More]

Ship Inspection: Wind Surf

Marigot, Saint Marten, 6 a.m. — The engines are quietly rumbling as Wind Surf makes her way into the snug harbor on the French side of St. Martin. Rising from my bed, I pull back the curtains to peer out of the portholes, only a few feet above the waterline. Across the rippling water are… [Read More]