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On board Stockholm's floating hostel

(CNN)The Swedish capital of Stockholm spans seventeen islands on the edge of the Baltic Sea. A watery haven, there's a boat at every turn: from the local ferries that chauffeur commuters and the cruise ships crossing Scandinavia, to fishing dinghies that neighbor grand yachts.The city is also renowned for the impressive Vasa Museum: the world's only preserved 17th-century ship, which sunk off the coast of Stockholm on her maiden voyage in 1628. But one vessel in particular catches the tourist's eye.Docked on the banks of the grassy Skeppsholmen Island, opposite the city's medieval old town, is a gleaming white, full-rigged steel ship dating from the 1800s: the af Chapman. Cutting a majestic figure on the Stockholm city skyline, the af Chap ...