Cruise Dialysis

Ireland onboard Vasco de Gama departing 5 June 2020, 12 nights from £1252

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
06/05/20 Bremerhaven (Germany) 16:00
06/06/20 Rest at sea
07/06/20 Country by launch or tenderPlymouth (United Kingdom) 08:00 14:00
08/06/20 Country by launch or tenderBantry (Ireland) 09:30 20:00
The rural town of Bantry is beautifully situated below sheltering hills at the front of the famous Bantry Bay, one of the most beautiful bays on the Irish coast. The ornate Bantry House estate and gardens are one of the main attractions in southwest Ireland. The foundation stone for today’s gardens was laid in the 19th century. The famous “Hundred Steps” lead up to the terraces by the middle of azaleas and rhododendrons. The scenic Ring of Beara is known for its wild beauty and is considered the most spectacular of the peninsulas in southwest Ireland with the majestic Caha Mountains. Learn about the fascinating marine history of one of the world’s best deep-sea harbors when visiting Widdy Island, which is also an oasis for those seeking peace and birdwatchers.
09/06/20 Country by launch or tenderGalway (Ireland) 08:00 18:00
Galway is located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Connacht and extends on both sides of the river Corrib. In the 13th and 14th centuries, the once quiet fishing village was transformed by the arrival of Norman and Welsh travelers into a major European trading post with a bustling seaport. The strangers made Galway an independent city state.
Galway radiates the typical Irish charm and is a fascinating labyrinth of winding lanes. The friendly locals and a varied selection of lively restaurants and pubs make the city visit a pleasure. Visit the Franciscan Monastery and the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, both more than 700 years old, or discover the rolling countryside of Connemara and get a sense of the quiet beauty of the area.
10/6/20 Killybegs (Ireland) 08:00 18:00
Killybegs is located in County Donegal, the northernmost county in the Republic of Ireland, which covers most of the northwest coast. This area is famous for its rugged, untamed landscape, with its beautiful, rugged coastline, great mountainous regions, deep valleys and many lakes. The internationally celebrated singer Enya comes from the area.
You can explore Killybegs bustling fishing port with its approximately 1,200 inhabitants on the Heritage Trail, which leads to the most interesting and historically important places. The site was once home to a carpet factory that has operated the largest loom in the world and whose carpets still adorn the White House, the Vatican and Buckingham Palace.
11/6/20 Country by launch or tenderLarne (Belfast) (United Kingdom) 08:00 18:00
The port city of Larne in the County of Antrim is located 35 km north of the Northern Irish capital Belfast, in the ultra-modern building complex “Titanic Belfast” the golden era of the city and the legendary history of the disastrous luxury liner, which was built in the Belfast shipyard Harland & Wolff To be awakened to life. Wonderful scenery and nature impressions can be experienced at the impressive Giant’s Causeway. The UNESCO World Heritage Site on the rugged Antrim Coast is made up of unique basalt formations and is one of Northern Ireland’s biggest visitor magnets.
12/6/20 Liverpool (England) 07:00 18:00
Over the Liverpooler harbor in the 19th century 40 per cent of the world trade was settled. Due to devastation in the Second World War and the bad economic situation, however, the city and especially its port district declined increasingly. Extensive reconstruction in the 1980s turned it into an attractive area with bars, restaurants and museums, including the renowned Tate Liverpool. Today, Liverpool’s dry spell is barely visible, and the city is modern and visitor-friendly.
Known primarily for its two famous football clubs, its music scene and the birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool can look back on an 800 year old maritime history, which can be wonderfully explored in the Maritime Museum in the Albert Docks, like six other municipal museums no admission required. The Beatles and their pop music, which has marked an era, is dedicated to the neighboring museum The Beatles Story.
13/6/20 Country by launch or tenderDun Laoghaire (Dublin) (Ireland) 07:00 18:00
14/6/20 Ringaskiddy (Cork) (Ireland) 07:00 12:00
The harbor Ringaskiddy is located in the south of Ireland in County Cork and is the gateway to Cork, which is about 16 kilometers away, the second largest city in the republic. The historic city of Cork is currently reputed to quickly become one of Europe’s most fashionable cities. She is already the capital of shopping, business and culture in the south of Ireland with her unique character and pleasant continental flair. Despite the fact that Cork offers all the comforts of a big city, it still has the pleasant charm and friendliness of a rural town.
15/6/20 Southampton (United Kingdom) 13:00 23:59
16/6/20 Rest at sea
17/6/20 Bremerhaven (Germany) 08:00

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