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Cruise port Nynashamn Help Please

We are taking a cruise in May on the Regal Princess and will be docking in Nynashamn for the Stockholm visit. I wonder if there is anyone who has had this experience and can give me any insight. I have read the Rick Steve's Northern European Cruise Ports book and there is no information that I can find on this port. I know we tender in to the dock. We have been to Stockholm before and would like to spend a day on our own rather than a shore excursion. Has anyone ridden the train from Nynashamn to Stockholm before? Any experience with this port and Princess Cruise line? I heard that if you aren't signed up for a cruise line excursion you have to wait to get off the ship. We would like to be off right when we dock to optimize our time in the city. Thank you to anyone with any insight and help! I have been looking all over and don't find other information on this port at all.

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Not been to Nynashamn so my comments are related to the cruise. You might take a look at whatsinport.com to see if Nynashamn is covered. When you are being tendered because of the limited capacity of the tenders, the people with prebooked excursions have a priority for getting off because they are going directly on the excursions. Our experience with three different cruises is that the system in enforced with a color code boarding card. Being docked is different. You just walk off. Also on our cruises when docked some distance from the city center a bus is provide to get you to the city center. Sometimes free or a min cost of $5 to $10. Again, you cruise line should be providing you with this information.

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Unfortunately, you are arriving to a port outside of the city. I hope you have a long day there.

I've traveled from Nynäshamn a couple of times, but it was more than 10 years ago and on ferries rather than a cruise ship.

It is about a 15 minute walk from the port to the train station. The train (pendeltåg) takes about an hour to Stockholm Central. In general, the train runs twice an hour on weekdays and less frequently on weekends. You should buy a 24 hour card which is valid on buses and subway too. You can check the schedule on the SL website
http://sl.se/en/

There is also this website which has info in English. If you are arriving in summer, they list some dates where the train is not running due to track work and there is bus instead.
http://www.visitnynashamn.se/en/home/cruise/faq.4.2447cef013e3c1b82892878.html