Mystical Britain onboard Vasco da Gama departing Bremerhaven, Germany, 1 August 2021, 13 nights from £1427
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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|03/08/21||Falmouth (Great Britain)||0830||1730|
|Falmouth has the third largest natural harbor in the world and is guarded by the imposing Pendennis and St. Mawes fortresses. The town center can be reached on a short walk from the pier past the marina and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. The place has great charm and interesting shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants and promises an entertaining stay. But the area also attracts exploration. When Cornwall is mentioned, the beautiful landscape scenes from the Rosamunde Pilcher films immediately come to mind. But the area also served numerous other films with its spectacular cliffs, the picturesque bays, the romantic small towns, the blooming gardens, in which one often sees palm trees, and the stately country houses as a backdrop.
The excursions on offer take you to the country’s westernmost point, Land’s End, the famous Cornish Gardens and the impressive island mountain St. Michael’s Mount.
|05/08/21||Cobh (Cork) (Ireland)||1000||1800|
|Located at the mouth of the River Lee, Cobh is proud to have one of the best natural harbors in the world. Until 1922 the place was known as Queenstown and was the port of departure for thousands of Irish emigrants on their way to America. It was also the last port in which the Titanic docked before its sinking. “Queenstown Story” is a wonderful exhibition that tells of the city’s impressive maritime past. From Cobh’s waterfront, the streets lined with brightly colored houses climb the slopes of a hill crowned by the impressive St. Coleman’s Cathedral. From the charming small town of Cobh, you can explore the city of Cork and take a trip to Ireland’s legendary Blarney Castle.|
|06/08/21||Dún Laoghaire (Dublin) (Ireland)||0800||1900|
|In the 19th century, 40 percent of world trade was handled via the port of Liverpool. However, the city and especially its port district increasingly deteriorated due to the destruction in World War II and the poor economic situation. Extensive reconstruction work in the 1980s transformed it into an attractive area with bars, restaurants and museums, including the renowned Tate Liverpool. There is hardly anything left of Liverpool’s losing streak today, 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 also looks back on 800 years of maritime history, which can be wonderfully discovered in the Maritime Museum in the Albert Docks, which, like six other city museums no entry required. The Beatles Story museum is dedicated to the Beatles and their pop music that shaped an era.
|08/08/21||Belfast (Northern Ireland)||0600||1530|
|Samson and Goliath are popular landmarks that rise above Belfast’s skyline. The two large, yellow bridge cranes are reminiscent of the shipbuilding industry, which secured the capital of Northern Ireland a permanent place on the map. In a highly modern and emblematic building complex, “Titanic Belfast” resurrects the golden era of the city on 6 floors and illuminates the legendary history of the ominous luxury liner, which was built here at the Harland & Wolff shipyard. Belfast’s elegant City Hall proudly stands on Donegal Square in the heart of today’s cosmopolitan city with its all-round Irish charm. The exceptionally impressive Giant’s Causeway on the rough Antrim coast can be easily explored on a trip.|
|09/08/21||Portree, Isle of Skye (Great Britain)||0900||1700|
|The charming Portree, capital of the beautiful Isle of Skye, is grouped around the picturesque natural harbor and is surrounded by hills and cliffs. The effect of the magnificent Skye landscape is spectacular: the towering peaks of the Cuilins, the undulating moorland, small lochs (lakes) and gently rippling streams create a wonderful backdrop for the excursions offered in rural villages and to stately castles with their both colorful as well as moving story. The Skye Heritage Center and Aros Experience, located just outside the center of Portree, brings the history of the islands to life and gives an exciting insight into the former living conditions of the local Highland communities.|
|Located on the banks of the deep Cromarty Firth and blessed with an excellent natural harbor, Invergordon played a key role in his significant naval past spanning the two world wars. The small but modern coastal town is the charming gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands and the incredible landscape that creates a great setting for the romantic castles and historic battlefields you can explore on the excursions on offer. Other popular trips lead to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, to the Glenmorangie whiskey distillery and to the mysterious Loch Ness with its legendary sea monster.|
|12/08/21||Newcastle (Great Britain)||0700||2000|
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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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