Cruise Dialysis

South England, France & Netherlands onboard Vasco de Gama departing Bremerhaven, Germany, 25 August 2019, 7 nights

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.

Itinerary

DATE PORT ARRIVALS DEPARTURE
25/8/19 Bremerhaven (Germany) 1800h
26/8/19 Rest at sea
27/8/19 Southampton (United Kingdom) 0600h 2200h
28/8/19 St. Helier, Jersey (United Kingdom) 0800h 2200h
Until the 18th century, St. Helier consisted only of a series of houses, shops and warehouses that stretched along the coastal dunes on both sides of the local church. Today, St. Helier is an important international financial center and the capital of the largest and southernmost canal island, located in the bay of Mont St. Michel. With the Norman-style farmhouses, the narrow winding country lanes, the small fields and the French street names, the French influence is more than once apparent on the enchanting island. The remnants of the fortifications, however, are a reminder of the German occupation during World War II.
29/8/19 St. Peter Port, Guernsey (England) 0700h 1700h
For more than 800 years, Cornet Castle has watched over St. Peter Port. The attractive town charms with its cobblestone streets, steep flights of stairs and winding lanes winding between the houses down to the picturesque shores bordered by gray and white stone houses.
Geographically, Guernsey is closer to France than England, but nonetheless remains loyal to the British crown. This fact is reflected in the charming Anglo-French atmosphere of the city. The second largest canal island has a wonderful coastline with beautiful bays, and in the midst of the idyllic pastures one sees again and again the beautiful, often award-winning Guernsey dairy cows. The duty-free harbor area is ideal for shopping.
30/8/19 Le Havre (France) 0600h 1200h
Le Havre is one of France’s major seaports and lies at the mouth of the Seine on the English Channel about 240 kilometers northwest of Paris.
The city was founded around the year 1500. Today, Le Havre is one of the greenest cities in France, and despite being heavily bombed during World War II, a substantial portion of Gothic architecture has been preserved in the city center. It was awarded in 2005 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Numerous impressive museums and galleries make Le Havre an ideal base from which to explore more Normandy and visit the nearby Allied landing beaches during World War II.
31/8/19 Amsterdam, Netherlands) 0930h 1530h
09/01/19 Bremerhaven (Germany) 1000h

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.

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Testimonials

  • 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
  • I’d just like to thank you and your professional Dialysis Team for making my first ever cruise experience so wonderful.  Starting from the time of booking, through the worst parts – waiting for the departure date to come around, right through until disembarkation.

    The paperwork, though comprehensive was clear and easy for myself and my home clinic nurses to complete, and your advice on what to pack for the expectations of the cruise liner took that stress away.

    It was good to meet everyone in your team and my compatriots for treatment so soon after embarkation and everything always felt like it was no problem and easily handled.  The dialysis team was totally professional at all times, but that was also complimented by their personalities which meant time on dialysis went quite quickly chatting etc.  The Nephrologist was extremely thorough at all times but was also quite amusing in her own way.  The Charge Nurse was a wealth of experience and definitely the glue bonding the team together and always available for everyone at all times.  The two nurses providing support were effective team players and knew their stuff.

    Being an accompanied cruise meant there was always someone about if you wanted a chat even on the excellent inclusive shore trips.  It was good to see the planning that went in to arranging dialysis sessions around these activities and the team were always looking to be flexible on start stop times.

    I will do this again in the future, need to save up a bit first, but would recommend it to anyone.  Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Mr K Summerhayes
  • I wanted to tell you that it was a wonderful cruise and thank you for all the efforts you have had in respect to the dialyses.  Everything was working at the full satisfaction.

    Mr J Steinmann
  • Just a quick email to thank you very much for all your help with organising our Canary Island Cruise and dialysis on board for my mum.  Everything ran smoothly and the dialysis staff were excellent, friendly, professional and a pleasure to meet.  Hopefully we will be able to travel again using your excellent dialysis at sea service.

    Ms C Sharratt
  • I want to let you know we really enjoyed the holiday, the ship was very good and the dialysis went well.

    Mrs S Platt