Cruise Dialysis

Iceland & Spitsbergen onboard Vasco de Gama departing 5 July 2020, 18 nights from £1879

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
07/05/20 Bremerhaven (Germany) 16:00
07/06/20 Rest at sea
07/07/20 Alesund (Norway) 08:00 14:00
In 1904, a catastrophic conflagration raged in Ålesund and left nothing but ashes. Then the city was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style, incidentally with support from Germany, the then current architecture direction. Buildings with oriels and turrets and facades with romantic, medieval ornaments give Ålesund its very own ancient charm. It is not without reason that it is regarded as the prettiest city in Norway and extends on a series of islands stretching out into the open sea. 418 steps lead from the city park to the top of Askla Mountain, which offers magnificent views of Ålesund. In the lavishly designed building of the former Schwanenapotheke, the Art Nouveau Center delights with insights into the unique architectural heritage of the city.
08/07/20 Rest at sea
09/07/20 Leknes, Lofoten (Norway) 06:00 13:30
Geographically, Leknes is right in the middle of the Lofoten Archipelago on Vestvågøy Island, one of the seven main islands. Although Leknes may not be the most attractive city, it is considered the gateway to one of Norway’s most awesome and grandiose landscapes. The excursions on offer explore the land of jagged mountain peaks, sheltered coves and dramatic shores scattered with quaint fishing villages. The archipelago is home to large bird populations and looks back on a rich and fascinating heritage of the Vikings.
10/7/20 Honningsvåg, North Cape (Norway) 22:00
Despite the fact that the Norwegian law states that a city must have 5,000 inhabitants to call itself a city, the small municipality Honningsvåg with its 2,500 souls was granted city rights in 1996. Thus, Honningsvåg rose to one of the smallest cities in the country. It is located on the southeast side of the island Magerøya in the Barents Sea. The city is known as a starting point for excursions to the dramatic North Cape, where the monumental 307 meter high cliff plunges vertically from a rocky plateau into the Atlantic Ocean. It is here at the northernmost point of Europe, and between the North Cape and the North Pole is only the endless Arctic sea.
11/7/20 Honningsvåg, North Cape (Norway) 03:00
Despite the fact that the Norwegian law states that a city must have 5,000 inhabitants to call itself a city, the small municipality Honningsvåg with its 2,500 souls was granted city rights in 1996. Thus, Honningsvåg rose to one of the smallest cities in the country. It is located on the southeast side of the island Magerøya in the Barents Sea. The city is known as a starting point for excursions to the dramatic North Cape, where the monumental 307 meter high cliff plunges vertically from a rocky plateau into the Atlantic Ocean. It is here at the northernmost point of Europe, and between the North Cape and the North Pole is only the endless Arctic sea.
12/7/20 Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen (Norway) 13:00 22:00
13/7/20 Selection of the following passages depending on the weather and ice conditions: Billefjord, Pyramiden, Adolfbukta, Nordenskjold Glacier, Sassenfjord, Tempelfjord, Gronfjord
14/7/20 Rest at sea
15/7/20 Passage Jan Mayen
16/7/20 Country by launch or tenderHusavik (Norway) 06:00 18:00
17/7/20 Country by launch or tenderGrundafjordur (Iceland) 14:00 20:00
Grundarfjörður is located on the north coast of the mystical peninsula Snæfellsness in western Iceland. A breathtakingly beautiful bay framed the fishing village over which the Kirkjufjell mountain lives. At the western end of Snæfellsnes, rises the 1,446m snow-covered stratovolcano Snæfellsjökull, which can even be seen from Reykjavik. He plays a major role in the Icelandic saga and myth world, and Jules Verne was inspired by him for his book “The Journey to the Center of the Earth”.
18/7/20 Reykjavík (Iceland) 07:00 18:00
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, one encounters mosaics, murals and sculptures, and brightly colored houses with tin roofs are guarded by the towering Hallgrímskirche. The popular classic among the optional, varied and exciting excursions offers vast lava fields, a dramatic, historic gorge, bubbling mud springs, thunderous waterfalls and water-spouting geysers in one. Another, very nice trip, allows a relaxing dip in the geothermal waters of the famous Blue Lagoon.
19/7/20 Country by launch or tenderHeimaey, Western Maenner Islands (Iceland) 06:00 16:00
Heimaey not only the largest among the 15 islands of the Westman archipelago off the south coast of Iceland, but also the only inhabited one. On January 23, without warning, a volcano erupted on the city boundary next to Mount Helgafell, forcing its residents to leave their homes and escape to the mainland. Fortunately, the entire fishing fleet was in the harbor to evacuate the islanders and, surprisingly, not a single death was to be lamented. Six months later, when the volcano was extinguished, most of the residents returned and started rebuilding their homes on an island that has gained one fifth of its original size from the lava flows.
20/7/20 Rest at sea
21/7/20 Country by launch or tenderKirkwall, Orkney Islands (Scotland) 07:00 19:00
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 east and west halves. 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 lining the narrow stone-paved streets. The guided tours will take you to the beautiful island with its almost 6,000 years of history visiting a Neolithic stone circle and the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae. Today’s Orkneys are a magnet for creatively active people, and the craft shops are sure to find a special souvenir.
22/7/20 Rest at sea
23/7/20 Bremerhaven (Germany) 09:30

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 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
  • 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