Cruise Dialysis

Iceland & Spitsbergen onboard Vasco da Gama departing Bremerhavem, Germany 14 June 2021, 18 nights from £2007

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
14/06/21 Bremerhaven (Germany) 1700
15/06/21 Relaxation at sea
16/06/21 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands (Scotland) 0600 1300
The capital of the Scottish Orkney Archipelago, Royal Burgh of Kirkwall (free, royal city), is located almost exactly in the center of Mainland and divides the island into the east and west. The magnificent St. Magnus Cathedral is the legacy of the long Viking history and dominates Kirkwall’s skyline. In its shadow lies the city with its granite houses lined up along the narrow stone-paved streets. The guided excursions open up the beautiful island with its almost 6,000 years of history when you visit a Neolithic stone circle and the great archaeological site of Skara Brae. Today’s Orkneys are a magnet for creatively active people, and the craft shops are guaranteed to have a special souvenir.
17/06/21 Relaxation at sea
18/06/21 Reykjavík (Iceland) 1130 2200
The Icelandic capital has a very idiosyncratic character, partly old Norse, partly very modern. Despite the fact that half of all Icelanders live in Reykjavík, it is one of the smallest capitals in the world. In the oldest part of the city you will find mosaics, murals and sculptures, and brightly colored houses with tin roofs are guarded by the towering Hallgrím Church. The popular classic among the optional, varied and exciting excursions offers vast lava fields, a dramatic, historic gorge, bubbling mud springs, thundering waterfalls and water-spewing geysers in one. Another very nice excursion enables a relaxing bath in the geothermal water of the famous Blue Lagoon.
19/06/21 Isafjoerður (Iceland) 1200 1800
Located just a little below the Arctic Circle, Ísafjörður is the largest city in the Icelandic region of Westfjords. It lies on a gravel headland that runs into the Skutulsfjörður fjord and is surrounded on three sides by mountains. Only three streets lead out of the city and all three run through tunnels. The Maritime Museum traces the life and history of the settlement back to its beginnings. Fishing was and is the main source of income for the region. The Westfjords are a paradise for nature lovers, and a popular excursion leads to the magical island of Vigur, where a large colony of eider ducks lives, along with a huge population of other birds.
20/06/21 Akureyri (Iceland) 0900 1900
Akureyri lies at the end of the 60 km long Eyjafjörður, the longest fjord in Iceland. The capital of the north was founded as a trading post and today presents itself as an attractive city with colorful houses and well-kept gardens. Here you will find both the world’s northernmost botanical garden and the world’s northernmost golf course. The focus of the excursions offered is on the exceptional nature and landscape of Iceland, such as the pseudo craters of Skutastadir, the surreal lava formations near Dimmuborgir, the bird paradise Mývatn and the imposing crescent-shaped waterfall Goðafoss. Visiting the Laufas Open Air Museum or the Mývatn Nature Baths, Iceland’s newest thermal bath, are relaxing alternatives.
21/06/21 Passage Jan Mayen
22/06/21 Relaxation at sea
23/06/21 Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Norway) 1100 2000
24/06/21 Cross Different Svalbard Passages
25/06/21 Honningsvåg, North Cape (Norway) 1600
Despite the fact that Norwegian law states that a city must have 5,000 inhabitants to be able to call itself a city, the small municipality of Honningsvåg with its 2,500 souls was granted city rights in 1996. This made Honningsvåg one of the smallest cities in the country. It is located on the southeast side of the island of Magerøya in the Barents Sea. The city is known as the starting point for trips to the dramatic North Cape, where the monumental 307 meter high cliff plunges vertically into the Atlantic from a rocky high plateau. You are here at the northernmost point of Europe, and between the North Cape and the North Pole there is only the endless Arctic Sea.
26/06/21 Honningsvåg, North Cape (Norway) 0300
Despite the fact that Norwegian law states that a city must have 5,000 inhabitants to be able to call itself a city, the small municipality of Honningsvåg with its 2,500 souls was granted city rights in 1996. This made Honningsvåg one of the smallest cities in the country. It is located on the southeast side of the island of Magerøya in the Barents Sea. The city is known as the starting point for trips to the dramatic North Cape, where the monumental 307 meter high cliff plunges vertically into the Atlantic from a rocky high plateau. You are here at the northernmost point of Europe, and between the North Cape and the North Pole there is only the endless Arctic Sea.
27/06/21 Land by launch or tenderLeknes, Lofoten (Norway) 0930 2000
Leknes is geographically located in the middle of the Lofoten archipelago on Vestvågøy, one of the seven main islands. While Leknes may not be the most attractive city, it is considered the gateway to one of Norway’s most awesome and magnificent landscapes. The excursions on offer explore the country’s jagged mountain peaks, protected bays and dramatic coastlines, scattered with picturesque fishing villages. The archipelago is home to large bird populations and has a rich and fascinating legacy of the Vikings.
28/06/21 Relaxation at sea
29/06/21 Hellesylt (Norway) 1000 1600
The roots of the tiny village of Hellesylt, which lies at the head of the Sunnylvsfjord, go back to the Vikings. Its living history is closely linked to tourism. Since the first hotel was built here in 1875, Hellesylt welcomed members of the royal family as well as celebrated personalities from culture and the arts, including Henrik Ibsen, who drew inspiration for his drama brand from the spectacular landscape around Hellesylt. The town center is divided into two parts by a river with a rushing waterfall. The village is the starting point to experience the extraordinarily beautiful landscape sceneries of the Geirangerfjord. The excursions offered lead to some of the greatest mountain and fjord regions Norway has to offer.
30/06/21 Bergen (Norway) 1100 2000
Norway’s second largest city is also known as the gateway to the fjords. With a population of less than a quarter of a million people, however, the pleasant feeling of being in a small town arises. Seven surrounding mountains form a beautiful backdrop and a cable car ride to the city mountain Fløien promises great panoramic views of mountains and the Norwegian coastline with its many skerries. The colorful quay promenade in Old Town Bryggen is the face of mountains. The typical gabled houses made of wood were once the home and workplace of the Hanseatic merchants. Today there are shops selling handicrafts and traditional souvenirs.
01/07/21 Relaxation at sea
02/07/21 Bremerhaven (Germany) 0900

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

  • 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