Channel Islands & Rotterdam onboard Vasco de Gama departing Bremerhaven, Germany 22 August 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.
|23/08/21||Relaxation at sea||–||–|
|24/08/21||Portsmouth (Great Britain)||0600||2000|
|The dynamic and lively coastal town of Portsmouth offers an irresistible mix of history and heritage. The city is home to one of Britain’s most important naval bases, and the Historic Dockyard reveals 800 years of naval history. The Mary Rose Museum and the famous warships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior also testify to Portmouth’s important maritime past. On June 6, 1944, a massive military force launched from England towards the Normandy coast. Learn about the invasion that marked the beginning of the end of World War II at the great D-Day Museum.|
|25/08/21||St. Helier, Jersey (Great Britain)||0700||2200|
|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 channel island, which is located in the bay of Mont St. Michel. With the farmhouses built in Norman style, the narrow winding country lanes, the small fields and the French street names, the French influence is more than once evident on the enchanting island. However, the remains of the fortifications are a reminder of the German occupation during the Second World War.|
|26/08/21||St. Peter Port, Guernsey (England)||0600||1900|
|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.
|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 neighboring 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.|
|29/08/21||IJmuijden (Amsterdam) (Netherlands)||0600||1500|
|The Dutch city of IJmuiden is a good 30 kilometers west of Amsterdam at the entrance to the Noordzeekanaal, which connects the North Sea with the IJsselmeer. The most important city in the Velsen district has been populated since Roman times, and so the busy port city looks back on a rich history. Generously rebuilt after the Second World War, Ijmuiden offers a wide range of activities and sights: canal locks, sandy beaches, hidden bunkers, a national park, 17th century mansions and a large number of museums – all within easy reach in or around the city. You can also visit nearby Amsterdam, either as part of an organized excursion or individually using public transport.|
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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