Britain & Brittany onboard Vasco da Gama departing Bremerhaven, Germany, 6 June 2021, 8 nights from £889
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.
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|08/06/21||Falmouth (Great Britain)||0700||1800|
|Falmouth has the third largest natural harbor in the world and is guarded by the imposing Pendennis and St. Mawes fortresses. The town center can be reached on a short walk from the pier past the marina and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. The place has great charm and interesting shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants and promises an entertaining stay. But the area also attracts exploration. When Cornwall is mentioned, the beautiful landscape scenes from the Rosamunde Pilcher films immediately come to mind. But the area also served numerous other films with its spectacular cliffs, the picturesque bays, the romantic small towns, the blooming gardens, in which one often sees palm trees, and the stately country houses as a backdrop.
The excursions on offer take you to the country’s westernmost point, Land’s End, the famous Cornish Gardens and the impressive island mountain St. Michael’s Mount.
|09/06/21||Cobh (Cork) (Ireland)||0930||1700|
|Located at the mouth of the River Lee, Cobh is proud to have one of the best natural harbors in the world. Until 1922 the place was known as Queenstown and was the port of departure for thousands of Irish emigrants on their way to America. It was also the last port in which the Titanic docked before its sinking. “Queenstown Story” is a wonderful exhibition that tells of the city’s impressive maritime past. From Cobh’s waterfront, the streets lined with brightly colored houses climb the slopes of a hill crowned by the impressive St. Coleman’s Cathedral. From the charming small town of Cobh, you can explore the city of Cork and take a trip to Ireland’s legendary Blarney Castle.|
|10/06/21||St. Peter Port, Guernsey (England)||1230||2000|
|Cornet Castle has been guarding St. Peter Port for more than 800 years. The attractive town enchants with its cobblestone streets, the steep flights of stairs and winding alleys that meander between the houses down to the picturesque shore, which is lined with gray and white stone houses.
Geographically, Guernsey is closer to France than England, but is nevertheless loyal to the British crown. This fact is reflected in the charming Anglo-French atmosphere of the city. The second largest canal island has a wonderful coastline with beautiful bays, and in the midst of the idyllic pastures you can always see the pretty, award-winning Guernsey dairy cows. The duty-free port zone is ideal for shopping.
|11/06/21||St. Malo (France)||0630||1800|
|The Breton city at the mouth of the River Rance was once home to brave explorers like Jacques Cartier and exceptional writers, including Chateaubriand. St. Malo is easy to discover on foot. Explore its imposing defensive walls that surround the city and the typical granite-stone houses with high roofs and enormous chimneys. Varied excursions introduce you to the nature and landscape of Brittany, both inland and along the breathtaking coast, and lead to one of the most visited UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France – the medieval abbey of Mont St. Michel on the top of a rocky island in the Atlantic. This area is known for its oyster farming.|
|Over the years, numerous well-known painters and writers were drawn to the beautiful town of Honfleur. The narrow half-timbered houses, the cobblestone streets and the charming old harbor in the sheltered bay, which remains untouched by the tides of the mouth of the Seine, are simply enchanting. In contrast to many of its Norman neighbouring communities, Honfleur was spared the bombs of World War II, so that historic buildings crowded the picturesque, tidy streets, which house art galleries, artist studios, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops.|
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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.
Ship is at anchor, ashore by tender boat.
* Technical stop, guests can not go ashore
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