Norwegian Fjords onboard Vasco de Gama departing 17 August 2020, 9 nights from £943
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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|The southernmost of the three short arms of the inner Nordfjord ends in Olden. The charming village is located between smart farms on gently rising, fertile slopes, which become steeper and steeper up into dense, overgrown mountain peaks. The beautiful Oldendalen valley runs from the town between towering mountains to the edge of the mighty Jostedalsgletscher. The Briksdal Glacier is one of the most accessible glacier tongues of the Jostedalsbreen. The creeping moving, furrowed arm of ice is visited on the excursions offered from Olden, next to magnificent waterfalls, glacier-fed rivers and beautiful mountain lakes.|
|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, but rather the pleasant feeling of being in a small town. Seven surrounding mountains form a beautiful backdrop and a cable car ride on the city mountain Fløien promises great panoramic views of Bergen and the Norwegian coastline with its many archipelago. The colorful quay promenade of Bryggen Old Town is the face of Bergen. The typical wooden gabled houses were once the home and workplace of the Hanseatic merchants. Today, shops are located here selling handicrafts and traditional souvenirs.|
|Located at the end of a tributary of the beautiful Hardangerfjord, Eidfjord scores points with the impressive mountains rising up to 1,900 meters in the immediate vicinity. The small town is the gateway to Hardangervidda, the largest mountain plateau in Europe and Norway’s largest national park. Just a short walk from the town center you will find tombs from the Iron Age and the Viking era next to the road. The old church in Eidfjord dates back to 1309. Not too far away, the magnificent Vøringfossen waterfall is one of Norway’s most popular natural wonders and is the destination of an optional excursion combined with a visit to the amazing Sysen Dam.|
|Kristiansand is the capital of Sørlandet, a region in southern Norway, and the fifth largest city in the country. Because of the strategically important location on the Skagerrak, the first fortifications were built as early as 1555. The beach promenade in the city center leads along beautiful parks, the city beach and one of the largest fountain complexes in Norway. In the Fiskebrygga district you will find the fish market and the beautiful canal Gravanekanalen with several restaurants. Just a short walk from the city center, Odderøya Island, a popular natural area with idyllic, well-marked hiking trails, can be reached via a bridge. During walks, there are always beautiful views over the fjord, the city, the eastern harbor, the Christiansholm fortress, small beaches and lighthouses.|
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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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