Hi, we are arriving at Arlanda Airport on August 23th and will be staying over for the night before making our way to the Varta Hamnen Pier #523 in order to board the Oceania Marina Cruise Ship. The cruise line is offering a night at the Scandic Park for $598 (approx. 3900SEK) or a night at the Sheraton Stockholm for $698 (approx. 4500SEK). That's for two people and I believe includes transportation to the ship next day. That sounds extremely expensive to me! Any recommendations on a clean, decent, hotel within reasonable taxi distance to the port?
Also we will take a tour the next day (the ship spends the first night in Stockholm) covering some major tourist sites. But we will have plenty of time before boarding the ship to wander around on our own. Any suggestions for something more fun and more relaxed than the "grand tour?" Something a little off the beaten-tourist-track?
Appreciate all your help!