Stockholm is one of the most desirable cruise destinations on Baltic and Northern European itineraries for good reason. Most cruise ships dock right in the city center, but you won't fall into a tourist trap. Indeed, this city is anything but touristy, although it is an ideal and welcoming place to be one.
After a wait of several minutes, the doors of a no-frills construction elevator open precisely at noon. We enter the metal-framed box that scales the outside rear of the Royal Opera House (Kungliga Operan) of Stockholm, transporting us from the street to our rooftop destination, The Electrolux Cube.