Cruise Dialysis

Baltic Spring Serenade onboard Vasco de Gama departing Kiel, Germany, 11 May 2021, 11 nights from £1234

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
11/05/21 Kiel (Germany) 2000
12/05/21 Relaxation at sea
13/05/21 Gdynia (Gdansk) (Poland) 0700 1800
During the more than 1,000-year history of the city of Gdansk, a great collection of buildings and monuments from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods has emerged. The best way to explore the old town is on foot and start near the Golden Gate, which once gave access through the city’s medieval defensive walls. The Frauengasse, the Langgasse, the Lange Markt, the crane gate and the splendid 15th century merchant palace Artushof and the Neptunsbrunnen are just a few of the landmarks that are reminiscent of the glorious Hanseatic period in Gdansk. The mighty, medieval Marienkirche in the center of the old town is the largest brick church in the world, the completion of which took 159 years.
The Gothic Marienburg, 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.
14/05/21 Klaipeda (Lithuania) 0600 1330
The charming former Memel is the third largest city in Lithuania and has the only Baltic Sea port in the country. From 1525 Lithuania flourished as part of the Duchy of Prussia, and Memel became Germany’s northernmost city after the establishment of the German Empire in 1871. In the old town of Klaipeda you can follow in the footsteps of King Frederick III. and Richard Wagner’s walk. The half-timbered buildings in the old town still clearly bear the German manuscript, and the German military cemetery tells of sad fates during the two world wars. The National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Curonian Spit separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea and extends to Russia. The beautiful peninsula enchants with its strictly protected, picturesque dune landscape, the remarkable flora and fauna and the former artist colony Nidden, where Thomas Mann already loved to spend his summer vacation. The elegant seaside resort of Palanga with its wide, gold-colored beaches is home to the famous Amber Museum, where you can learn everything about the Baltic Gold.
15/05/21 Riga (Latvia) 0700 1400
The capital of Latvia, founded in 1201, 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 Alberta and Elisabeth Strasse, for its spacious city center and for the well-preserved city center. The sight of the town hall square in the old town with the impressive House of the Blackheads, the numerous medieval churches, the guild houses and the splendidly restored merchant houses make the sightseeing tour – ideally on foot or by bike – a pleasure.
16/05/21 Tallinn (Estonia) 0930 1530
Estonia’s capital is a fascinating mixture of Scandinavian elegance, Soviet-era concrete and a medieval Hanseatic city. The old town runs down from Toompea hill and forms a labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets and alleys, towered over by defensive and church towers. The intact original city wall from the Middle Ages is interspersed with mighty towers with imaginative names, and the castle and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral with their onion towers are enthroned above them. Not only the buildings, but also the atmosphere of the 14th and 15th centuries survived on the town hall square with the pretty merchant houses, the council pharmacy and the Gothic town hall, as in the entire old town. Not far from the city, the Rocca al Mare open-air museum shows Estonia’s rural architecture from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
17/05/21 St. Petersburg (Russia) 0700
Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg in 1703 as the “Window to the West”. The Russian Tsar and his successors, inspired by Europe, created an extraordinary city on the banks of the Neva, whose opulent palaces, magnificent churches and beautiful parks form 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 lavish lifestyle of the once ruling tsars and nobility. St. Peterburg is considered the birthplace of the Russian ballet and is therefore the perfect place to enjoy a masterful dance performance in the evening.
18/05/21 St. Petersburg (Russia) 1900
Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg in 1703 as the “Window to the West”. The Russian Tsar and his successors, inspired by Europe, created an extraordinary city on the banks of the Neva, whose opulent palaces, magnificent churches and beautiful parks form 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 lavish lifestyle of the once ruling tsars and nobility. St. Peterburg is considered the birthplace of the Russian ballet and is therefore the perfect place to enjoy a masterful dance performance in the evening.
19/05/21 Relaxation at sea
20/05/21 Stockholm (Sweden) 0830 1800
You approach Sweden’s magnificent, spacious capital through an archipelago of around 24,000 skerries and islets. Stockholm itself is built on 14 islands that are connected by about 50 bridges. Founded in 1252, Stockholm developed from Gamla Stan. The charming old town consists of a labyrinth of medieval streets and tiny alleys along the 16th century buildings. At many houses you can still discover the wrought-iron signs of the old crafts guilds. The royal city park Djurgården is a nice mix of park and forest land. The island is home to the great Wasa Museum, which showcases the upscale Swedish warship that sank during its maiden voyage in the 17th century.
21/05/21 Relaxation at sea
22/05/21 Kiel (Germany) 0900

Note: In bad weather or sea conditions that prevent the ship from reaching a planned port, alternative measures are taken as far as possible.

Anchor iconShip is at anchor, ashore by tender boat
* Technical stop, guests cannot 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