Cruise Dialysis

Baltic onboard Vasco de Gama departing 1 August 2020, 12 nights from £1252

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
08/01/20 Kiel (Germany) 19:00
08/02/20 Mukran (Sassnitz, Ruegen) (Germany) 07:00 17:00
About 100 years ago, the farming village of Crampas and the fishing village Sassnitz joined together and laid the foundation stone for today’s Sassnitz. The only harbor town on the island of Rügen lies in a terraced valley, which was washed out of the limestone cliffs by the small Steinbach stream. A modern bridge connects the charming old quarter with the picturesque fishing port. On Rügen there are many seaside resorts, which are growing in popularity with the Germans, and the wonderful Jasmund National Park with the spectacular chalk cliffs Königsstuhl.
08/03/20 Gdańsk (Poland) 08:00 19:00
During the more than 1,000-year history of the city of Gdansk, a splendid collection of buildings and monuments of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque originated. The best way to explore the old town is on foot, starting near the Golden Gate, which once gave access to the city’s medieval defensive walls. The Frauengasse, the Langgasse, the Lange Markt, the Krantor and the splendid Merchantpalast Artushof from the 15th century and the Neptune’s Fountain are just a few of the landmarks that are reminiscent of the glorious Hanseatic period of Danzig. The mighty, medieval St. Mary’s Church in the center of the old town is the largest brick church in the world, which took 159 years to complete.
The Gothic Marienburg, located near Malbork on the Nogat River, was the residence of the Grand Masters of the Teutonic Order. The massive, stone fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has considerable dimensions as well as a labyrinth of halls, dungeons and wonderful architectural details.
08/04/20 Liepaja (Latvia) 07:30 16:00
08/05/20 Riga (Latvia) 08:00 17:00
Founded in 1201, Latvia’s capital is located on the banks of the Daugava River. The old Hanseatic city is famous for its Art Nouveau buildings, which are mainly concentrated in the Alberta and Elisabeth streets, for their spacious city layout and the well-preserved inner city. The sight of the town hall square in the old town with the impressive house of the blackheads, the numerous medieval churches, the guildhouses and magnificently restored merchant houses make the city sightseeing – best on foot or by bicycle – a pleasure.
08/06/20 Saaremaa (Estonia) 08:00 16:00
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia with almost 2,700 km2. It was after the Second World War until 1991 a restricted area of ​​the Soviet occupation and completely cut off from the outside world. Now again free and independent presents the fourth largest island of the Baltic Sea with untouched nature, idyllic villages, old windmills and interesting cultural monuments in the island’s capital Kuressaare on the south coast. The founding of the city dates back to the construction of the Arensburg by the Teutonic Order in the 13th century. The medieval fortress and episcopal see is still fully preserved and thus represents a peculiarity in the Baltic region dar. The meteorite impact, in which the remarkable craters of Kaali emerged, took place about 3,000 to 4,000 years ago.
08/07/20 Tallinn (Estonia) 08:15 15:00
Estonia’s capital is a fascinating blend of Scandinavian elegance, Soviet era concrete and medieval Hanseatic city. The old town, stretching down from Toompea Hill, is a labyrinth of narrow, cobblestone streets and alleys dominated by ramparts and steeples. The intact, original medieval walled city is interspersed with mighty towers with imaginative names, and above it towers the castle and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral with its onion domes. In the town hall square with the pretty merchant houses, the council pharmacy and the gothic town hall, as well as in the whole old town, not only the buildings but also the atmosphere of the 14th and 15th century survived. Not far from the city, the Rocca al Mare open-air museum shows Estonia’s rural architecture from the 18th to the 20th century.
08/08/20 St. Helier, Jersey (United Kingdom) 07:00
Until the 18th century, St. Helier consisted only of a series of houses, shops, and warehouses that stretched along the coastal dunes on both sides of the local church. Today, St. Helier is an important international financial center and the capital of the largest and southernmost canal island, located in the bay of Mont St. Michel. With the Norman-style farmhouses, the narrow winding country lanes, the small fields and the French street names, the French influence becomes more than once apparent on the enchanting island. The remnants of the fortifications, however, are a reminder of the German occupation during the Second World War.
09/08/20 St. Helier, Jersey (United Kingdom) 19:15
Until the 18th century, St. Helier consisted only of a series of houses, shops, and warehouses that stretched along the coastal dunes on both sides of the local church. Today, St. Helier is an important international financial center and the capital of the largest and southernmost canal island, located in the bay of Mont St. Michel. With the Norman-style farmhouses, the narrow winding country lanes, the small fields and the French street names, the French influence becomes more than once apparent on the enchanting island. The remnants of the fortifications, however, are a reminder of the German occupation during the Second World War.
10/8/20 Helsinki (Finland) 09:30 14:30
Finland’s capital is a modern, vibrant city yet is very much in tune with the surrounding nature. The majestic Senate Square, lined with elegant neoclassical buildings and the imposing Lutheran Cathedral with white Corinthian columns and five green domes, is the center of the city. An eye-catching exception to Helsinki’s consistent architectural style is the Russian Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral with its onion domes. It rises on a hill at the end of the marketplace and dominates the skyline of the city. Built in massive rock, Temppeliaukio, better known as the Felsenkirche, also presents itself as a rather unusual place of worship. There are plenty of museums, some of the most notable being the National Museum of Finland,
11/8/20 Stockholm (Sweden) 09:00 17:15
They approach Sweden’s magnificent, spacious capital through an archipelago of about 24,000 skerries and islets. Stockholm is itself built on 14 islands, which are connected by about 50 bridges. Founded in 1252, Stockholm evolved from Gamla Stan. The charming old town consists of a labyrinth of medieval streets and tiny lanes along 16th-century buildings. At many houses you can still discover the wrought-iron signs of the old artisan guilds. The Royal City Park Djurgården is a beautiful mix of parkland and woodland. The island is home to the magnificent Wasa Museum, which showcases the upscale Swedish warship that sank during its maiden voyage in the 17th century.
12/8/20 Rest at sea
13/8/20 Kiel (Germany) 08:30

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

  • 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
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    Mr R Ward
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    Mr P McGouran
  • “I do wish to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of your dialysis team. You’re doing a great service to those in need of it and who are keen to travel at the same time.  Your variety of ocean and river cruises gives all those who may be interested a wide choice of styles and destinations, while at the same time being able to rely on professional care and service in dialysis needs. Keep up the good work. Thank you once again”

    Mr Dominic Yau