According to a recent report on world happiness, the Danes are the happiest people in the world. Whether it's high wages and low unemployment or something magical in Copenhagen's sea air, a cruise visitor will feel the positive atmosphere - and no doubt bring a little more "happiness" to the ship.
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and for 600 years the largest city in Scandinavia, with a population of 1.9 million people. It is home to the oldest monarchy in the world and its current queen, Margrethe II, currently lives at the Amalienborg Palace.
A country rich in Viking history, large castles and verdant countryside, Copenhagen is a fascinating city of 17th and 18th century buildings, beautiful parks and gardens, beautiful canal walks and ancient winding roads for walking and mountain biking. During the longest days and the hottest climate in summer, outdoor cafes and trips to the magical gardens of Tivoli are the most interesting places to visit.