Cruise Dialysis

England, Belgium & France onboard Vasco de Gama departing 23 July 2020, 9 nights from £943

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
23/7/20 Bremerhaven (Germany) 18:00
24/7/20 Rest at sea
25/7/20 Southampton (United Kingdom) 06:00 22:00
26/7/20 Country by launch or tenderSt. Helier, Jersey (United Kingdom) 08:30 22:00
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.
27/7/20 Country by launch or tenderSt. Peter Port, Guernsey (England) 07:00 19:00
For more than 800 years the castle Cornet watches over St. Peter Port. This attractive little town has cobblestone streets, steep flights of stairs and winding lanes winding between the houses down to the picturesque shores bordered by gray and white stone houses.
Geographically, Guernsey is closer to France than England, but nonetheless remains 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 pastureland you can see the pretty, often award-winning Guernsey dairy cows. The duty-free harbor area is ideal for shopping.
28/7/20 Le Havre (France) 06:00 15:00
Le Havre is one of France’s major seaports and is located at the mouth of the Seine on the English Channel about 240 kilometers northwest of Paris.
The city was founded around the year 1500. Today, Le Havre is one of the greenest cities in France. During World War II, the city was heavily bombed and was almost completely destroyed towards the end of the war. It was rebuilt between 1945 and 1954 to plans by the architect Auguste Perret. The city center with its colored concrete architecture was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage in 2005 as a city ensemble.
Numerous impressive museums and galleries make Le Havre an ideal base from which to explore more Normandy and visit the nearby Allied landing beaches in World War II.
29/7/20 Zeebrugge (Belgium) 09:30 17:00
30/7/20 IJmuijden (Amsterdam) (Netherlands) 08:00 16:30
The Dutch town of IJmuiden is located about 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 district of Velsen has been inhabited since Roman times, and so the bustling port city looks back on a rich history. Generously rebuilt after World War II, Ijmuiden offers a wide range of activities and attractions: canal locks, sandy beaches, hidden bunkers, a national park, 17th century mansions and a large number of museums – all within easy reach of the city. In addition, of course, the visit to nearby Amsterdam, either in the context of an organized trip or individually by public transport.
31/7/20 Rest at sea
08/01/20 Kiel (Germany) 12:00

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 a note to say how enjoyable the Rhine cruise was. The dialysis was both caring and sociable.

    Mr R Ward
  • Just wanted to say many thanks for the Cruise. We had a fantastic time.

    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
  • Cruise was wonderful. We loved the Europa2  and Dr. Westerman was a delight to have do our dialysis sessions.

    Mrs S Pearl
  • We had a lovely holiday and have lots of pictures to remind us of where we went – they are on my screensaver already and are a very enjoyable reminder.  As you know I love these holidays. I am really grateful that I could have a holiday while on dialysis – it is so lovely to get away from home for more than a night!

    Mrs L Osborn