Cruise Dialysis

Arctic Summer & Midnight Sun in Iceland, Spitsbergen & Norway onboard Vasco de Gama departing Bremerhaven, Germany 2 July 2021, 18 nights from £2059

With only 1220 passengers, the Vasco da Gama combines beautiful, contemporary décor with a more traditional cruise style.  There are 120 spacious superior and premium balcony cabins and 29 de-luxe balcony suites including an impressive Royal Penthouse Suite. A majority of twin bedded cabins convert to double bed cabins and a limited number also have inter-connecting doors, ideal for family groups.

The facilities on board Vasco da Gama are impressive with a choice of six restaurants, five lounge bars, a pool bar and four entertainment venues each with its own individual style. She offers a casino, library, card room and shopping galleria plus extensive deck areas, two swimming pools (one of which has a retractable roof), sports courts, spa amenities and a gym.

The Vasco da Gama has great entertainment on board, from show teams to pianists to disco. Why not start your evening with a pre-dinner drink and enjoy some of your favourite melodies? The resident musicians invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy conversation with new friends about another wonderful day ashore.

Please note that the Vasco da Gama cruises are sold primarily to the German market and therefore the majority of passengers onboard will be German.  The crew onboard the Vasco da Gama speak German and English and you will be provided with English menus and a printed daily programme in English informing you of the days events onboard the ship and port information.

Itinerary

DATE PORT ARRIVALS DEPARTURE
02/07/21 Bremerhaven (Germany) 1700
03/07/21 Relaxation at sea
04/07/21 Land by launch or tenderKirkwall, Orkney Islands (Scotland) 0600 1300
The capital of the Scottish Orkney Archipelago, Royal Burgh of Kirkwall (free, royal city), is located almost exactly in the center of Mainland and divides the island into the east and west. The magnificent St. Magnus Cathedral is the legacy of the long Viking history and dominates Kirkwall’s skyline. In its shadow lies the city with its granite houses lined up along the narrow stone-paved streets. The guided excursions open up the beautiful island with its almost 6,000 years of history when you visit a Neolithic stone circle and the great archaeological site of Skara Brae. Today’s Orkneys are a magnet for creatively active people, and the craft shops are guaranteed to have a special souvenir.
05/07/21 Relaxation at sea
06/07/21 Eskifjoerður (Iceland) 0800 2200
Eskifjördur is a charming but quite isolated coastal town in the middle of Iceland’s east fjords, a fascinating landscape that was modeled by the glaciers of the ice age. Not surprisingly, the sea has had a major impact on village culture and the local economy. The fishery museum gives an insight into this branch of industry, which is vital for the community, into the natural area of ​​the sea and into the self-sufficient way of life of the people in the past centuries. On the coast east of Eskifjörður lies the well-known Helgustaðanáma calcite mine, in which some of the largest calcite crystals in Iceland were found from the 17th century. The Silfurberg, as the crystal is called in Icelandic, was exported to Europe as a raw material and was used primarily for microscopes. The mine visit is part of the optional excursions,
07/07/21 Seyðisfjoerður (Iceland) 0600 1700
Due to its protected location at the innermost point of the long, winding fjord of the same name, Seyðisfjörður has one of the best natural harbors in Iceland. The city is framed by high mountains and is crossed by the Fjardara River, which forms numerous beautiful waterfalls further upstream. Seyðisfjörður reached municipal status in 1895, and the typical old wooden houses tell the story of the city, which includes both fish processing, hydropower and herring fishing in the late 20th century. The place is easy to explore on a walk. The avalanche monument is worth a detour, as is the small art center and the shop with local handicrafts and souvenirs. The beautiful old wooden church of Seyðisfjörður, also called the Blue Church, is closely linked to the legend of the elf stone not far away. The belief in mythical creatures and monsters is widespread among the Icelanders and probably due to the remoteness and superiority of nature. A sea monster is also said to live in Lake Lagarfljót near Eglistadir.
08/07/21 Akureyri (Iceland) 0900 1900
Akureyri lies at the end of the 60 km long Eyjafjörður, the longest fjord in Iceland. The capital of the north was founded as a trading post and today presents itself as an attractive city with colorful houses and well-kept gardens. Here you will find both the world’s northernmost botanical garden and the world’s northernmost golf course. The focus of the excursions offered is on the exceptional nature and landscape of Iceland, such as the pseudo craters of Skutastadir, the surreal lava formations near Dimmuborgir, the bird paradise Mývatn and the imposing crescent-shaped waterfall Goðafoss. Visiting the Laufas Open Air Museum or the Mývatn Nature Baths, Iceland’s newest thermal bath, are relaxing alternatives.
09/07/21 Passage Jan Mayen
10/07/21 Relaxation at sea
11/07/21 Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Norway) 1100 2000
12/07/21 Cross Different Svalbard Passages
13/07/21 Honningsvåg, North Cape (Norway) 1600
Despite the fact that Norwegian law states that a city must have 5,000 inhabitants to be able to call itself a city, the small municipality of Honningsvåg with its 2,500 souls was granted city rights in 1996. This made Honningsvåg one of the smallest cities in the country. It is located on the southeast side of the island of Magerøya in the Barents Sea. The city is known as the starting point for trips to the dramatic North Cape, where the monumental 307 meter high cliff plunges vertically into the Atlantic from a rocky high plateau. You are here at the northernmost point of Europe, and between the North Cape and the North Pole there is only the endless Arctic Sea.
14/07/21 Honningsvåg, North Cape (Norway) 0300
Despite the fact that Norwegian law states that a city must have 5,000 inhabitants to be able to call itself a city, the small municipality of Honningsvåg with its 2,500 souls was granted city rights in 1996. This made Honningsvåg one of the smallest cities in the country. It is located on the southeast side of the island of Magerøya in the Barents Sea. The city is known as the starting point for trips to the dramatic North Cape, where the monumental 307 meter high cliff plunges vertically into the Atlantic from a rocky high plateau. You are here at the northernmost point of Europe, and between the North Cape and the North Pole there is only the endless Arctic Sea.
15/07/21 Land by launch or tenderSvolvaer, Lofoten (Norway) 0930 2000
The largest city in Lofoten, Svolvær with its 4,000 inhabitants, is located in the south-east of Austvågøy on the Vestfjord. The city has a lively art scene with many studios and galleries, as well as the art center and the Kunstnerhuset, where artists from all over the world can live and work. The landmark of Svolvær is the striking Svolværgeita rock on Mount Fløya, which is reminiscent of a goat’s horns.
Lofoten is one of the most awesome and magnificent landscapes in Norway. Explore the land of jagged mountain peaks, sheltered bays and dramatic coastlines, scattered with picturesque fishing villages with traditional Rorbuer huts. The archipelago is home to large bird populations and has a rich and fascinating Viking heritage.
16/07/21 Relaxation at sea
17/07/21 Land by launch or tenderGeiranger (Norway) 0700 1700
Around 1800, the small farming village of Geiranger was relatively isolated from the outside world, but has now become one of Norway’s most popular vacation spots. Behind the place at the end of the fascinating Geirangerfjord there is a magnificent and impressive mountain scenery. Steep mountain roads wind up to dizzying heights and reveal panoramic views that are literally breathtaking. Snow-capped mountain peaks, wildly falling waterfalls, lush green valleys and dramatic gorges stretch as far as the eye can see and are reflected in the smooth, calm surface of the incredible Geirangerfjord deep down in the valley.
18/07/21 Rosendal (Norway) 1200 2000
19/07/21 Relaxation at sea
20/07/21 Bremerhaven (Germany) 0900

Note: In case of bad weather or sea conditions that prevent the ship from reaching a planned port, alternative arrangements will be made as far as possible.

Anchor iconShip is at anchor, ashore by tender boat.
* Technical stop, guests can not go ashore

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Testimonials

  • Thank you and your team for everything on our cruise. We enjoyed it and the dialysis was first class. And the social side with you all was a pleasure.

    Mr J Evans
  • I would just like to place on record my appreciation for the wonderful service and attention I received on my dialysis cruise round the Greek Islands.  I hope to book with you soon for another trip soon.

    Mr J Redfern
  • Just a quick note to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of the team, including the Doctor, for the wonderful cruise we just enjoyed. As usual everything went well and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

    Mr K Best
  • Just wanted to say thank you, the ladies really enjoyed their holiday in fact one was crying and did not want to come home. They had a great time. Thank you for your help and patience .

    Ms J Mitchell
  • Thank you for planning an excellent holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed – wish it was for another 3 days. The dialysis worked very well as we were a bit apprehensive for the first time Celebrity was great, our first time.

    Mrs N Rahim