I apologize if this has been posted before (did a search all over Google but some posts were from 8 years ago and wanted to hear from folks who have done this more recently). This is my first cruise ever and I've been reading tons of blogs and forums, and watching countless hours of YouTube tips for first-time cruisers, etc. But I have a specific question that I'd like to get your advice on.
I am arriving at Copenhagen Airport at around 10:00 AM, on the day the NCL Escape ship departs (5:00 PM / 17:00) for the 9-night Baltic Sea cruise. I plan to only pack carry-on only. My original plan was to get on a train to Osterport Station and from there, transfer to a 26/27 bus to Oceankaj. My questions:
1) Busses can only hold so many people (and their luggage) and I've seen that it only comes every 20-30 minutes! Has there been occasions when there are tons of people queuing for the bus and what's the longest you've waited at that transfer point because of volume of passengers?
2) When the bus drops cruisers off at the Oceankaj terminal, how long do I need to walk to check-in / embark?
3) If I opt for taking a taxi, what is the exact point / address I should be giving to my driver to drop me off and minimize walking? (I would do this if my flight is delayed and I need to get to the cruise port as soon as possible!) I imagine there are tons of other cruise ships at the port, and I'd like to be closest to the one I have to board.
Thank you so much everyone for your advice and looking forward to my first cruise!!