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Vasco da Gama Cruises

Well-known and much-loved on the international cruise scene, 55,877-tonne Vasco da Gama, offers premium cruise experiences to discerning travellers. Refurbished in 2015, she offers comfort and contemporary style to around 1200 passengers over 10 passenger decks.

Five lounge bars, a pool bar and four distinct entertainment venues - as well as a library, card room, a three-deck atrium shopping gallery, two swimming, sports courts, a well-equipped gym and the Jade Spa - mean there are plenty of options to keep you occupied on board. Come mealtimes, Vasco da Gama's three restaurants, Club Bistro and two special-occasion dining rooms (which are available to book for a supplement) offer everything from formal dinners to flexible, relaxed buffets.

Out on deck, Vasco da Gama’s extensive open spaces, pools and promenades come into their own. Whether you’re relaxing on a lounger or taking in the distant views or watching for wildlife, you'll find it's the ideal place to spend long, lazy passages at sea, recreating the bygone days when the "slow boat" was the epitome of relaxed luxury.

Ship Facilities

  • Restaurants x6
  • Bars x4
  • Wellness Centre, Gym and Spa
  • Hollywood's show lounge
  • Dome Bar
  • Coffee shop and ice-cream bar
  • Casino and Card Room
  • Craft Studio
  • Internet Centre
  • Library
  • 24-hour Reception
  • Medical Centre

VASCO DA GAMA BY DAY

With the emphasis firmly on rest and relaxation, the programme of ship-board experiences is unsurprisingly laid-back, with the Cruise Director and their team aiming to arrange just the right balance of organised activities to punctuate the days at sea. Try your hand at tennis or even basketball on the sports courts, join an exercise class, listen to an informative talk from a guest speaker, join in a hand or two of cards or spend time in the gym or well-equipped spa (which includes a sauna, massage, heated pool, hairdresser and beauty salon). And, of course, Vasco da Gama’s comfortable lounges, well-appointed cabins and outdoors areas are perfect for simply curling up with a good book

VASCO DA GAMA BY NIGHT

Dining aboard Vasco da Gama promises to be a real highlight of your wonderful days onboard. Three restaurants - the Waterfront, Waterfront Mediterranean and Waterfront Eurasia - offer flexible dining rather than fixed sittings, and the ship’s chefs will prepare delicious meals that combine the traditional cruise menus mixing international dishes and a selection of local flavours. More informal meals can be taken in the Club Bistro, which is located close to the pool on Lido Deck, and two smaller, more intimate dining rooms - The Grill and the Chef’s Table - are available to book (for a small additional charge). Pre-dinner drinks can be taken in a choice of stylish cocktail bars - a nightcap in the top deck Dome Bar, under the stars, is always a particular pleasure.

Each night, the main theatre-style Hollywood’s show lounge plays host to a cabaret showcasing the talented performers on board, ranging from renditions from West End or Broadway musicals, selections from the classic songbook, comedy or magic, while in the elegant Blue Room the pianist entertains. On each voyage, there are a variety of themed evenings to enjoy, many linked to your destination that day, which you can enjoy before ending your evening with a final turn on the deck, beneath the stars.

Southbound Voyage to Sydney
Cruise across the Atlantic and south to the sun - Pass through the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean - The paradise islands of Nuku Hiva, Tahiti, Bora Bora and Raratonga
  • 54 days from: £5279pp
  • Was: £8789pp
  • Tilbury
  • 09 October 2019
  • Vasco da Gama
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Southbound Voyage via Panama Canal Cruise
Call at 14 wonderful ports - Sail through the Panama Canal into the Pacific - Colombia’s stunning, fortified Cartagena
  • 53 days from: £3889pp
  • Tilbury
  • 09 October 2020
  • Vasco da Gama
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Northbound Voyage via Suez Canal Cruise
Call at 20 extraordinary places - The island paradise of Phuket - Elegant, grandiose Mumbai – one of the world’s great cities
  • 46 days from: £3499pp
  • Singapore
  • 02 March 2021
  • Vasco da Gama
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