Southern Scandinavia onboard Vasco de Gama departing Kiel, Germany, 22 May 2021, 7 nights from £789
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.
|The largest city in Scandinavia has been the capital of Denmark and the residence of the oldest monarchy in the world for over 600 years. It can be described as the most charming metropolis among the Baltic cities. Beautiful parks and gardens, attractive buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries, magnificent palaces and the elegant Amalienborg Palace, home of the reigning King Margarethe II, adorn the city, which is criss-crossed by a network of winding canals. The many cafes and restaurants in the brightly colored townhouses spread down to the cobblestone promenade on historic Nyhavn. The atmospheric riverside area is a popular meeting place, as is the oldest amusement park in the world – Tivoli.|
|Malmö in the tranquil, southern Swedish town of Skåne is connected to the Danish capital Copenhagen by the gigantic, almost 8 km long Öresund Bridge, the world’s longest, two-story cable-stayed bridge. The country’s third largest city has immense economic importance for Sweden. Westhafen (Västra Hamnen), a former industrial area, is a completely newly built district based on sustainability criteria. In August 2005 the Turning Torso, a new landmark of the emerging city, was inaugurated. The peculiarity of the tallest building in Northern Europe is the structure twisted like a corkscrew. Malmo is also known as the city of parks and has a fantastic range of shops. In the half-timbered houses of the cozy, cobbled market square Lilla Torg from the 16th|
|The lively university town is located on the west coast of Sweden and enjoys a lively cultural scene, elegant shopping streets and a growing reputation as a culinary “hot spot”. Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden but still manageable. Its beauty is particularly evident in the quaint canals, the cobbled streets of historic Haga and the countless green spaces – including Sweden’s largest botanical garden with over 16,000 species. Immerse yourself in the Swedish lifestyle and discover the “Fika” café culture. In front of the city extends in the Kattegat the fantastic Gothenburg archipelago (Skärgård), an archipelago with small and smallest rocky islets, some of which are inhabited.|
|The southern Norwegian city of Fredrikstad is located almost 100 kilometers south of the capital Oslo and only about 15 kilometers from the border with neighboring Sweden.
Fredrikstad was built by decree of King Frederick II of Denmark at the confluence of the two rivers Glomma and Skagerrak to replace the city of Sarpsborg, which was 15 kilometers to the north and had been destroyed by the Swedes in the Northern Seven Years War in 1567.
The old town has one of the best examples of a fortified city. The well-preserved fort is part of this fortification and lies on the east bank of the Glomma, while the modern city center extends on the west bank.
|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 in 1555. The beach promenade in the city center leads along beautiful parks, the city beach and one of the largest fountains in Norway. In the Fiskebrygga district you will find the fish market and the beautiful Gravanekanalen canal with several restaurants. Only a short walk from the city center you can reach the island of Odderøya, a popular nature area with idyllic, well-marked hiking trails. During walks, there are always beautiful views over the fjord, the city, the eastern harbor, the Christiansholm Fortress, small beaches and lighthouses.|
|Esbjerg is located in southwest Jutland in the middle of the Wadden Sea National Park. On mudflat walks or seal and oyster safaris you can study the marine fauna and experience the rhythm of the tides. Esbjerg is the name of Denmark’s energy metropolis and scores with exciting museums and art as well as lively city life with many shops, cultural events and festivals. On Sædding Beach, Esbjerg’s most famous landmark, the impressive monumental sculpture “Man by the Sea”, is visible from afar.
Medieval Ribe, Denmark’s oldest city, exudes a unique atmosphere and is not far away. The local Viking Museum tells entertaining stories about the era of the legendary Northmen.
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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