Day 1: Leaving Copenhagen aboard MSC Orchestra Our last morning in Copenhagen was spent touring Rosenberg Palace, the favorite home and place of death for King Christian IV. It is an intimate castle with every room used and designed for comfort. It seems King Christian was a bit of a jokester–he had a chair built that made fart noises and wet the person’s pants when they sat down and he had a room completely covered in mirrors (including the floor) in order to see up women’s skirts. I was most impressed by the King’s throne which was made out of narwhal tusks (first thought to be unicorn horns)…it absolutely glimmers in the light. The Palace is also home to the royal treasury so the kids enjoyed getting an up close view of tiaras, crowns and massive pearl and diamond necklaces.
Following the Palace tour we drove over to visit the Little Mermaid. Lindsey conveniently cued up the Disney song on her laptop as we drove by. The kids and I hopped out to get up close and true to Lauren’s nature, she fell in the water to be super close with her kindred spirit. Surprise to us…the Little Mermaid is actually quite little.
Our cruise ship was docked fairly close to the Mermaid so Tim dropped us off with our luggage and went to find the parking garage for the cruise terminal. This turned out to be about a mile away; sounds close when you’re driving there but then you have to walk that same distance back to the ship. Tim made it in record time and we proceeded to check in to our cabins, find the rest of our party and hit the buffet.