Cruise Dialysis

Baltic Sea onboard Vasco de Gama departing Kiel, Germany, 1 August 2019, 12 nights

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.

Itinerary

DATE PORT ARRIVALS DEPARTURE
08/01/19 Kiel (Germany) 1900h
08/02/19 Sassnitz (Ruegen) (Germany) 0700h 1700h
08/03/19 Gdańsk (Poland) 0800h 2100h
08/04/19 Klaipeda (Lithuania) 0700h 1500h
08/05/19 Riga (Latvia) 0800h 1700h
08/06/19 Saaremaa (Estonia) 0800h 1600h
07/08/19 Tallinn (Estonia) 0815h 1500h
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, cobble-stoned streets and alleys, surmounted by ramparts and church towers. The intact, original medieval walled city is interspersed with mighty towers with imaginative names, with the castle and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral with its onion domes towering above it. On the town hall square with the pretty merchant houses, the Ratsapotheke 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.
08/08/19 St. Petersburg (Russia) 0700h o / night
Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg in 1703 as “Window to the West”. Inspired by Europe, the Russian Tsar and his followers created an extraordinary city on the banks of the Neva, whose opulent palaces, grand churches and beautiful parks make up a highly elegant architectural ensemble. The grandiose Hermitage with its priceless art treasures, the incomparable splendor of the Catherine Palace in the former Pushkin and the golden fountains in the gardens of Peterhof testify to the elaborate lifestyle of the once ruling Tsars and nobility. St. Petersburg is considered the birthplace of the Russian Ballet, making it the perfect place to enjoy a masterful dance performance in the evening.
09/08/19 St. Petersburg (Russia) o / night 1915h
Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg in 1703 as “Window to the West”. Inspired by Europe, the Russian Tsar and his followers created an extraordinary city on the banks of the Neva, whose opulent palaces, grand churches and beautiful parks make up a highly elegant architectural ensemble. The grandiose Hermitage with its priceless art treasures, the incomparable splendor of the Catherine Palace in the former Pushkin and the golden fountains in the gardens of Peterhof testify to the elaborate lifestyle of the once ruling Tsars and nobility. St. Petersburg is considered the birthplace of the Russian Ballet, making it the perfect place to enjoy a masterful dance performance in the evening.
10/8/19 Helsinki (Finland) 0930h 1430h
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, forms the center of the city. An eye-catching exception to Helsinki’s unified 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,
11/8/19 Stockholm (Sweden) 0750h 1745h
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.
12/8/19 Rest at sea
13/8/19 Kiel (Germany) 0800h

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.

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Testimonials

  • I’d just like to thank you and your professional Dialysis Team for making my first ever cruise experience so wonderful.  Starting from the time of booking, through the worst parts – waiting for the departure date to come around, right through until disembarkation.

    The paperwork, though comprehensive was clear and easy for myself and my home clinic nurses to complete, and your advice on what to pack for the expectations of the cruise liner took that stress away.

    It was good to meet everyone in your team and my compatriots for treatment so soon after embarkation and everything always felt like it was no problem and easily handled.  The dialysis team was totally professional at all times, but that was also complimented by their personalities which meant time on dialysis went quite quickly chatting etc.  The Nephrologist was extremely thorough at all times but was also quite amusing in her own way.  The Charge Nurse was a wealth of experience and definitely the glue bonding the team together and always available for everyone at all times.  The two nurses providing support were effective team players and knew their stuff.

    Being an accompanied cruise meant there was always someone about if you wanted a chat even on the excellent inclusive shore trips.  It was good to see the planning that went in to arranging dialysis sessions around these activities and the team were always looking to be flexible on start stop times.

    I will do this again in the future, need to save up a bit first, but would recommend it to anyone.  Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Mr K Summerhayes
  • I wanted to tell you that it was a wonderful cruise and thank you for all the efforts you have had in respect to the dialyses.  Everything was working at the full satisfaction.

    Mr J Steinmann
  • Just a quick email to thank you very much for all your help with organising our Canary Island Cruise and dialysis on board for my mum.  Everything ran smoothly and the dialysis staff were excellent, friendly, professional and a pleasure to meet.  Hopefully we will be able to travel again using your excellent dialysis at sea service.

    Ms C Sharratt
  • I want to let you know we really enjoyed the holiday, the ship was very good and the dialysis went well.

    Mrs S Platt
  • I just wanted to send you an email and say THANK YOU so much for all your help with organising the cruise for my mum and me!  Anoop had a really good time on the cruise.  It was definitely an experience, we managed to go on the organised day trips and see new places.  Many thanks once again, I really appreciate all the help you gave me.

    Mrs A Chandhock