Eric of Pomerania is one of the most famous historic figures born in Darłowo. The prince was born in the 14th century and as a few-year-old boy he was crowned the king of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Eric was an impetuous and rowdy king and for these reasons he was dethroned by his subjects and took up piracy. He later returned to Pomerania and settled down. One of the tourist ships moored in Darłowo has been named after the Pomeranian prince – it offers 40-minute cruises on the Baltic Sea.