Cruise Dialysis

South England & Ireland onboard Vasco de Gama departing 1 September 2019, 11 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
09/01/19 Bremerhaven (Germany) 1600h
09/02/19 Rest at sea
09/03/19 Plymouth (United Kingdom) 0800h 1400h
09/04/19 Bantry (Ireland) 0930h 2000h
09/05/19 Galway (Ireland) 0800h 1800h
09/06/19 Killybegs (Ireland) 0800h 1800h
09/07/19 Belfast (Northern Ireland) 0800h 1900h
Samson and Goliath are a popular landmark that rises above Belfast’s skyline. The two large, yellow overhead cranes are reminiscent of the shipbuilding industry, which secured Northern Ireland’s capital a permanent place on the map. In a state-of-the-art and iconic complex of buildings, Titanic Belfast will resurrect the golden age of the city on 6 floors, highlighting the legendary story of the sinister luxury liner built here at Harland & Wolff. Belfast’s elegant City Hall stands proud on Donegal Square in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of today, with its all-time Irish charm. The exceptionally impressive Giant’s Causeway on the rough Antrimküste can be explored on a trip.
09/08/19 Dublin (Ireland) 0700h 1800h
The capital of the Green Island is of an unforgettable character with its friendly inhabitants, its fascinating history, its legendary literary tradition and the charming mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture. Dublin lies on the east coast of Ireland and stretches along the River Liffey. Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College and the beautiful St. Stephen’s Green are located south of the river, while the magnificent Customs House, the majestic Four Courts and the famous main post office decorate Dublin’s northern part. Ha’penny Bridge, with its high arches, runs from one side of the river to the other, and is considered one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks.
09/09/19 Cobh (Ireland) 0700h 1200h
Located at the mouth of the River Lee, Cobh pride shows itself to be one of the best natural harbors in the world. Until 1922, the place was known as Queenstown and home port for thousands of Irish emigrants on their way to America. It was also the last port where the Titanic docked before sinking. “Queenstown Story” is a wonderful exhibition that tells of the city’s handsome maritime past. From Cobh’s waterfront promenade, the streets lined with brightly colored houses climb the slopes of a hill crowned by the impressive St. Coleman’s Cathedral. From the charming little town of Cobh, you can explore the city of Cork and start a trip to Ireland’s legendary Blarney Castle.
10/9/19 Southampton (United Kingdom) 1230H 2400h
11/9/19 Rest at sea
12/9/19 Bremerhaven (Germany) 0800h

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

  • 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
  • I just wanted to send you an email and say THANK YOU so much for all your help with organising the cruise for my mum and me!  Anoop had a really good time on the cruise.  It was definitely an experience, we managed to go on the organised day trips and see new places.  Many thanks once again, I really appreciate all the help you gave me.

    Mrs A Chandhock