Tattoos. Murder. Secrets. And Stockholm. Only one of these things is normally associated with a luxury cruise line, but with Crystal Cruises’ new Crystal Adventure, “Stieg Larsson’s Stockholm,” guests can discover a little Scandinavian intrigue first-hand in 2011.
With more than 46 million books sold worldwide, deceased Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium book series has made him the biggest novelist to come out of Europe since J.K. Rowling.
The first of his trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, has already been turned into a critically acclaimed film that is now getting a big-budget Hollywood remake by renowned director David Fincher, and starring Daniel Craig and Robin Wright.
Crystal’s Larsson-focused shore excursion will take guests to the Stockholm island of Södermalm for a walking tour centered around his novels’ content. Much like the successful real-life Da Vinci Code tours that dot Europe, the tour will be spiced with factual information and intriguing stories that tie the real Stockholm to Larsson’s works of fiction.
This unique city view will be offered on three summer Baltic voyages on Crystal Serenity: May 22-June 2’s “Baltic Explorer”; June 2-13’s “Regal Treasures”; and June 27-July 8’s “Jewels of the Baltic.” All three itineraries include overnights in Stockholm, as well as visits to Estonia, St. Petersburg, Finland, Germany and Copenhagen.
“Stockholm and Sweden play such a starring role in the novels, we thought this tour was not only a great, new way to showcase the area for Larsson fans, but also something different for those who’ve visited the city before,” says Crystal’s Vice President Land and Port Operations, John Stoll. “This excursion puts you in the plots, and really brings the Millennium stories to life.”