Stockholm Cruises

Gamla Stan: the Old Town 
Kungliga Slottet: the Swedish Royal Palace 
The Vasa: an Extraordinary 17th-Century Warship

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The capital city of Stockholm, located on Sweden’s scenic east coast, is an MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination. Explore this vibrant cosmopolitan city across fourteen charming islands and see the glorious Gamla Stan, the Old Town centre.

 
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including: 
 
• Gamla Stan: the Old Town 
• Kungliga Slottet: the Swedish Royal Palace 
• The Vasa: an Extraordinary 17th-Century Warship
 
Take an MSC Cruises excursion to Stockholm’s Gamla Stan, the old quarter known for its colourful historical buildings and narrow cobbled streets. Here, you’ll explore three scenic islands — the Riddarholmen, the Staden, and the Helgeandsholmen. Visit notable monuments including the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace, the Riksdagshuset Parliament building, and the Storkyrkan Cathedral. Discover merchant houses, picturesque squares, and a range of shops, cafes and restaurants.
 
The Royal Palace of Stockholm is His Majesty the King’s official residence. On an MSC Cruises excursion you’ll visit this magnificent Baroque building, designed by the renowned architect Tessin. Explore a vast expanse of more than 600 rooms across eleven impressive floors. Afterwards, glimpse the magnificently decorated Royal Apartments with their exquisite furniture and exclusive artworks. 
 
Take an MSC Cruises excursion to the maritime Vasa Museum to see the world’s best-preserved Swedish warship. During a fascinating 1-hour tour, you’ll learn how the 17th-century vessel was discovered in 1956, after lying on Stockholm’s sea floor for centuries! View over 98% of the original structure, plus hundreds of restored wooden sculptures. Finish the day with a meal or a drink in the museum’s vibrant restaurant. 

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    Sweden

    Luxuriant woods and boundless spaces
    Luxuriant woods and boundless spaces

    A holiday to Sweden will show you principally a land of forests and lakes. Its towns and cities are small by European standards and are mostly located in the southern third of the country, where the majority of Swedes live.

    Of its cities, serenely beautiful Stockholm is supreme. Sitting elegantly on fourteen different islands, where the waters of Lake Mälaren meet the Baltic Sea, the city boasts some fantastic architecture, fine museums and by far the best culture and nightlife in the country.

    The 24,000 islands which comprise the Stockholm archipelago are a perfect antidote to the urban bustle, offering endless opportunities to explore unspoilt island villages and to go swimming.
    On the west coast, Gothenburg, the country’s second city, is another of Sweden’s most appealing destinations. Gothenburgers have a reputation for being among the friendliest people in Sweden, and the city’s network of canals and spacious avenues is reminiscent of Amsterdam, whose architects designed it.

    During an MSC Northern Europe cruise to Sweden you will discover that the south is the most cosmopolitan part of the country, owing to the proximity of Denmark and the rest of the European continent, and home to the glorious ancient university seat of Lund, while nearby Malmö, Sweden’s third city, heaves with youthful nightlife around its medieval core.