Walking 700 yards from motorcoach to park; uneven, cobblestone surfaces. In the castle, several steep, spiral stairs to ascend/descend; no elevators.The time available in each port is set by the cruise line. Whenever possible, the Road Scholar daily schedule indicates port arrival and departure times (subject to change by the cruise line). Road Scholar delivers a robust educational program in each port, and this may mean that free time in port is limited.
At the hotel.
After checking out of the hotel, we’ll travel with our local expert to Helsingør (Elsinore) for a view of the exterior of Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the setting for Shakespeare's “Hamlet.” The UNESCO inscription states, “Located on a strategically important site commanding the Sund, the stretch of water between Denmark and Sweden, the Royal castle of Kronborg at Helsingør (Elsinore) is of immense symbolic value to the Danish people and played a key role in the history of northern Europe in the 16th-18th centuries.”
At a local restaurant.
After lunch we’ll ride to Humlebaek and explore the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art with an expert. The building was constructed as a nobleman’s house in 1855 and opened as a museum in 1958. The collection of more than 3,500 works covers the period from 1945 to the present with an emphasis on painting and sculpture as well as architecture, design, photography, and film, as well as cultural and ethnographic exhibitions. Why is it called Louisiana? The aristocratic builder was married three times, to women all named Louise. We’ll then transfer to the port in Copenhagen and embark on the ms Zuiderdam. Upon completion of check-in, you will receive a ship identification card. It will serve as your identification for security procedures when embarking and disembarking the ship, and for making purchases on board. It is also your access card to your cabin. Take some time to freshen up and relax. Then, along with everyone else on board, we will participate in the mandatory ship’s safety drill when announced.
Each evening aboard ship, Road Scholar participants are invited to have dinner together with the Study Leader at the early seating in the main dining room, where we will have reserved tables. There are tasty choices for each of the five (5) a la carte courses to order from the menu. Included beverages are coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase. For other meals, you can choose the Lido Restaurant or one of the several specialty restaurants. The specialty restaurants include an upscale option at extra cost. Free round-the-clock room service is also available. There are bars in several different locations.
At leisure. Each evening you will be free to enjoy what you like onboard. A copy of the next day’s shipboard schedule — listing activities and events outside the Road Scholar program — will be placed in cabins each evening of the voyage.