I indicated in my first trip report titled, "Twenty thousand or more steps a day (6/11/2017 Northern Europe Cruise), that my DW and I decided to repeat the cruise in 2018. We booked the Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda 6066, while still on the Magic last June. At the time of course we couldn't have anticipated the unprecedented heat Northern Europe would be suffering this summer. And having been across the pond several times we both forgot August is when much of Western Europe takes their "Holiday" (vacation). Overall, this cruise was once again wonderful but, now that DCL has it scheduled in August instead of June, be prepared to deal with hordes of other tourists in the ports. If we come back to Northern Europe we would probably spend some time in Copenhagen again. We've now been to the vibrant and safe city three times but still haven't seen all there is to see there. Then ever since we went on the 2016 DCL Norway Fjords Cruise we've thought about flying from CPH over to Oslo, Norway to spend some time there. We also would like to take the famous train ride from Oslo to Flam, Norway and back. Then we would like to fly from Oslo to Tallinn, Estonia to spend a few days there. Like Geomom stated in her recent trip report titled, "August 9-16, 2018: The Northern European Cruise is Magic!" -- visiting Tallinn's "Old Town" is really like living in a Fairy Tale. Sunday & Monday (August 5 & 6, 2018) -- Our Flight From ORD to CPH. This year our DD and DS-in-law picked us up early on Sunday morning, August 5th. The weather forecast for the day called for a high of 98 degrees, and it was already quite warm when they dropped us off at the Dutch Mill "Park and Ride" in Madison, WI at 8:30 AM. My DW and I were happy to see our Van Glader bus arriving ten minutes later. But the bus driver was in a foul mood and discourteous -- especially to a young woman, who was by herself and holding a small baby. Besides the baby she had eight large bags, a car seat and a stroller with her. The bus driver yelled at her, "You know your going to have to pay for these bags at the airport don't you?" She had told my DW, while we were waiting for the bus together, that she was going to Singapore for four months. Then as we left for Chicago's ORD airport the driver only had outside air flowing through the bus ventilation system. And when we arrived at the next stop (the Janesville, WI bus terminal), he parked the bus and turned it off before leaving to load the luggage of the people waiting there. The heat immediately began to build inside the bus. When the driver returned to collect money for tickets or check passes that the people there had purchased on-line, a gentleman politely asked him to start the bus and turn on the AC. The driver snapped back at him, "I'm required to turn the bus off when it's parked!" Nobody wanted to argue the point we all just wanted to be comfortable. When he started up the bus again we heard him say to himself, "I guess it is really hot in here." He then turned on the AC. What a relief! DW and I reminded ourselves to comment on the on-line survey Van Glader would send to us via email. After two more stops -- one at Beloit, WI and one at Rockford, Illinois -- we arrived at the ORD International Terminal 5 at 11:30. Upon leaving the bus the driver opened up the baggage bins and then stood aside to let us get our own bags out. I helped the young woman with the baby wrestle her bags out of the bus. Needless to say I didn't see anybody tip the driver. Inside the terminal DW and I were able to walk right up to the Swiss Air counter and check our two medium-sized suitcases. Then eventually we made it through the (horrendous as usual) TSA lines. We were surprised that they now require you to remove any food snacks from your carry-on luggage. Fortunately, we still had time to have a somewhat relaxing lunch before having to find our departure gate. I had scored our Swiss Airline tickets late last August from Vayama.com for a total of $1463. But, the tickets weren't for a direct flight to the CPH airport. The first leg of the flight was to leave for the ZRH airport at 2:45 and, par for ORD, it left 45 minutes late. Our pilot did his best to make up the lost time, and we arrived at ZRH on Monday morning, August 6, only 10 minutes late. That left us with 40 minutes to get to our departure gate for the next leg of our flight from ZRH to the CPH. But then the pilot had to wait on the tarmac another 20 minutes before being given permission to pull up to his assigned arrival gate. Fortunately ZRH is a small airport, and we had seats near the front of the economy seat section. We were relieved when we reached our departure gate for the short flight to CPH with 10 minutes to spare. This was the first time we've flown with Swiss Air. Both my DW and I were impressed. Their planes are new, the entertainment system in the back of the seats are great, the amount and quality of the food served is very good, and our flight attendants frequently offered us something to drink (including free beer). And lastly, near the end of each flight leg, they handed out little Swiss chocolates. We arrived at Terminal 5 at CPH on Monday, August 6, at 9:10 AM. DW was very worried that one or both of our checked bags might not have arrived, because we didn't have a direct flight. I kept trying to tell her to not worry about something like that until it happens. Well, both of them came shortly after we reached the proper baggage claim carousal. I collected them and then we quickly walked to the transportation kiosks located near where you can board either the Metro or go down one-story in the terminal and catch a train to our hotel and the Central Train Station, located in the center of the city. I purchased two 72-hour, city passes (400 DKK or approx. $62), which allow you to use all public transport within the City's pass area (Zones 1-4). From there we decided to walk to where the hotel shuttle bus pickup is located. It's a fair distance from where we exited the terminal and we were thankful that it wasn't raining. The last two years when we were in Copenhagen in June the temperatures were generally in the mid-high 60s, and it never reached beyond the very low 70s. It was already 78 degrees when we arrived at CPH and quite humid out. The shuttle to the Crowne Plaza Towers arrived and now costs 4 DKK/person. The driver gives you a voucher card to give to the hotel desk staff. We arrived at the hotel about 10:30 AM. Normal check-in time is 2 PM, and the hotel was very busy. We couldn't wait to be able to change into shorts and a T-shirt, but of course we had to check our bags. Crowne Plaza Towers in Copenhagen There was three staff manning the check-in/check-out desk - two women and a man. While one of the women staffing the desk attached numbered, identification labels to our bags, I asked her, "How are you dealing with the heat that your country is experiencing this summer?" It had been in the 80s for a couple of weeks and, since Denmark is a peninsula with a Maritime Climate, it wasn't cooling off much at night. She replied, "My house is like an oven and I can't wait to come to work." She then wiped her brow and said, "I've never seen brown grass before in my entire lifetime until now." It normally showers quite often in Denmark in the afternoons or evenings especially in the spring and summer. After leaving our bags we caught a train at the Orestad stop, just across and below the street from the hotel, to the Central Train Station. Orestad is the first stop for trains coming into the city from the airport and our train was packed. We hadn't experienced such crowding last year or the year before. The cars had standing room only in their doorway areas. Thankfully it's only a short distance from Orestad with no other stops to the Central Station. Still it was an uncomfortable and hot ride standing shoulder to shoulder in the narrow doorway area with people who also had their luggage with them. At the Central Station I changed $250 at the Forex Bank for Danish Kroners and received 1505 DKK (6.022 DKK/dollar). The credit card rate was better (6.422 DKK/Dollar) when we used one for most large purchases. But both of the cards we had with us (Disney's' Visa and another Visa card as a backup) charge a transaction fee to convert foreign currency charges to dollars. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Not sure how you add your info. on the past trips we've taken to WDW and the other five cruises we've taken here. Can someone clue me in? Thanks in advance!