England, France, Netherlands onboard Vasco de Gama departing 29 September 2020, 8 nights from £841
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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|10/1/20||Portsmouth (United Kingdom)||06:00||22:00|
|The vibrant and vibrant coastal town of Portsmouth offers an irresistible mix of history and heritage. The city is home to one of Britain’s premier marine 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 significant maritime past. On June 6, 1944, a massive military force launched from England towards the Normandy coast. Learn more about the invasion that marked the beginning of the end of World War II in the magnificent D-Day Museum.|
|10/2/20||St. Helier, Jersey (United Kingdom)||08:00||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.|
|10/3/20||St. Peter Port, Guernsey (England)||07:00||17:00|
|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.
|10/4/20||Le Havre (France)||06:00||14:30|
|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.
|Antwerp not only owns one of the largest ports in Europe, but is also known throughout the world as the center of the diamond trade. The charming medieval streets and the remarkable Renaissance buildings make a visit to Belgium’s second largest city a pleasure. Historic Guildhalls and the imposing Town Hall with its array of colorful European flags surround the Grote Markt, the cobblestone main square in the Old Town. When looking at the skyline of Antwerp, the towering tower of the Cathedral of Our Lady is particularly striking.|
|10/6/20||IJmuijden (Amsterdam) (Netherlands)||08:00||15:30|
|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.|
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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