Cruise Dialysis

Western Europe, Canaries & Morocco onboard Astor sailing from Bremerhaven, Germany, 10 September 2019, 18 nights

Carrying only 600 passengers, the Astor provides guests with an intimate environment ideal for relaxation.

Carrying only 600 passengers, the Astor provides guests with an intimate environment ideal for relaxation. With fine cuisine, high class entertainment, comfortable lounges and accommodation, the philosophy of the crew onboard is simply to ensure your voyage is an outstanding and memorable experience.


10/9/19 Bremerhaven (Germany) 17:00
11/9/19 Rest at sea
12/9/19 Rest at sea
13/9/19 La Coruna (Spain) 10:00 18:00
14/9/19 Leixões (Porto) (Portugal) 30.6 14:00
Just north of the Douro estuary is Leixões, one of Portugal’s main seaports and gate to Porto. The excursions offered represent the second largest city in the country, known throughout the world as the producer of tasty port wine. A ride on the Douro allows a different perspective on the city, whose dark buildings appear nested along the narrow lanes of the street. In Porto’s São Bento station, the traditional tiles tell the story of Portugal. The tram museum provides interesting insights into the world of this classic and often preferred means of transport.
15/9/19 Rest at sea
16/9/19 Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) 10:00 18:00
Located in a magnificent natural amphitheater and overlooking the wide bay, Funchal is the sympathetic capital of the beautiful and dramatic island of Madeira. The port is very central, and at the entrance, the flowery white houses with the red-tiled roofs, which descend on the green mountain slopes, provide an unforgettable sight. A modern cable car hovers over the bustling city up to Monte, the starting point of Madeira’s famous wicker sleigh rides. Wicker baskets, embroidery and the tasty Madeiran wine are popular souvenirs from the impressive island – “the floating garden in the Atlantic”.
17/9/19 Santa Cruz de La Palma (Spain) 14:00 23:59
18/9/19 San Sebastián de La Gomera (Spain) 7:00 8:00 pm
19/9/19 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife (Spain) 7:00 17:00
The largest island of the Canaries is dominated by the snow-capped Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, rising from the central mountain range of Tenerife. Some impressive valleys with green landscape, banana plantations and pine forests run through the island. The capital of the island, Santa Cruz, has an impressive number of museums and churches to be discovered, and offers tempting shops and restaurants. The exotic gardens of the Garcia Sanabria Park are worth a visit as well as the loropark in Puerto de la Cruz with its tropical flora, many different species of parrots and aquariums for sharks, sea lions and penguins.
20/9/19 Rest at sea
21/9/19 Casablanca (Morocco) 6:00 am 8:00 pm
The cosmopolitan city of Casablanca is located on the west coast of Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest metropolis in Morocco and has an emerging tourism industry. Modernity mixes with the traditional. Casablanca can undoubtedly be called a cultural melting pot with distinct African, Arab and European influences. The many parks, fountains and remarkable Art Deco architecture all go back to the time of the French protectorate, which made the city its administrative center in the early 20th century. Highlights of the city include the imposing Hassan II Mosque, whose minaret is the tallest building in the country, Moorish architecture, and gleaming white 1930s buildings.
22/9/19 Portimao (Portugal) 12:00 18:00
23/9/19 Viewing OnlyPassage Tejo (Portugal)
23/9/19 Lisbon (Portugal) 07:00 17:00
In Lisbon, the beautiful capital of Portugal, are the magnificent Jerónimos Monastery, the ornate Torre de Belém, the Tejo bridge Ponte de 25 Abril and the imposing explorer monument home. Stroll through the labyrinth of narrow streets in the charming old town of Alfama and discover the city on one of the famous old trams.
24/9/19 Rest at sea
25/9/19 Brest (France) 15:00 21:00
26/9/19 Cherbourg (France) 12:30 22:30
27/9/19 Rest at sea
28/9/19 Bremerhaven (Germany) 8.30

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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* Technical stop, guests can not go ashore

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  • 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