Aspects of the British Isles Cruise - nicko cruises

EU British Isles

Inclusions

Cruise starts: 9 August 2022 - from Bremerhaven
Cruise ends: 23 August 2022 - to Bremerhaven
Duration: 14 nights

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Edinburgh welcomes you with the famous Royal Mile and the 800-year-old Edinburgh Castle, where the Royal Edinburgh Military
Tattoo takes place. Go on a day trip to Loch Ness and experience the raw, but wonderful Scottish countryside. Of course, before
you leave Scotland for its Irish neighbours, you must taste some whisky. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Giant`s Causeway,
stretches out in quite spectacular fashion across the Atlantic coast. In Dublin, a relaxed and cosy atmosphere prevails. The cruise
culminates in modern London or historical Canterbury with its famous cathedral.

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Cruise-Only prices include:
• 14 night cruise aboard Vasco da Gama round trip from Bremerhaven
• All shipboard main meals
• The services of a nicko cruise director and local tour guide
• English-speaking service on board
• Comfortable whisper audio system is used on all excursions
• Use of the fitness area, the swimming pool and spa with sauna (spa services additional)
• Entertainment programme and lectures
• All port and government charges
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DISCOUNTS:
A range of earlybird and combination discounts may be available on this cruise. Please contact us for your current best offer and availability. All rates shown are in Euros per person twin share based on full brochure fare. Single supplements apply.

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BEVERAGE PACKAGES*:
For an additional cost you may include a beverage package in your cruise. Choose from...

Classic Beverage Package: priced from EUR 406 per person
Includes:
• House wine by the glass (white, rose and red)
• Sparkling house wine by the glass
• Port, Madeira and sherry
• Draft and bottled beers, non-alcoholic beer (excluding Guinness and Somersby Cider)
• All non-alcoholic cocktails
• Aperitifs (Aperol spritz/orange, Campari soda/orange)
• All non-alcoholic house beverages (juices and soft drinks)
• Mineral water and still water
• All coffee specialties (alcohol-free)
• Hot chocolate and tea

Premium Beverage Package: priced from EUR 686 per person
Includes:
• All classic package beverages shown above, as well as the following:
• Crémant by the glass
• Guinness (bottle) and Somersby Cider (bottle)
• All cocktails (alcoholic)
• San Pellegrino mineral water
• Premium mixers (e.g. Elderflower Fever Tree tonic water and Tonic 1724)
• Various scotches and whiskies (e.g. Chivas Regal 12 years, Jack Daniel`s Old No. 7)
• Various gins (e.g. Bombay Star, Tanqueray 10 and Hendrick`s)
• Various vodkas (e.g. Stolichnaya, Absolut Citron, Belvedere, Ketel One and Grey Goose)
• Various rums (e.g. Havana Club Anejo, Mount Gay, Pyrat XO Reserve and Sagatiba Pura Cachaca)
• Various tequilas (e.g. Jose Cuervo Silver and Gold, Patron Silver and Anejo and Don Julio Anejo)
• Various brandies and cognacs (e.g. Armagnac Cles des Ducs, Calvados, Grappa Alexander Cru and Hennessy VSOP)
• Various fruit brandies (raspberry, kirsch, mirabelle, fruit and Williams pear)
• Various liqueurs (e.g. Amaretto, Bailey’s, Frangelico, Galliano, Kahlua and Limoncello)
• Various bitters (Fernet Branca, Jagermeister)
• Various vermouths (e.g. Dubonnet Aperitif and Martini Bianco/Rosso)
• Aquavit (Bommerlunder and Loiten`s Linie)

Details

Cruise 14 nights round trip from Bremerhaven to the beauty of Scotland, Ireland & England with Vasco da Gama.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Bremerhaven roundtrip aboard Vasco Da Gama.

In its own unique way, VASCO DA GAMA combines the Portuguese explorer tradition with the demands of today’s cruise guests: a wide range of different bars and restaurants in an exclusive setting, lots of public space with a modern interior and tasteful design elements. On board, you'll find a full range of equipment for spa, fitness and your personal leisure activities. You won’t find any other comparable cruise ship of this size on the market offering such good value for money. The personal atmosphere on board due to the manageable number of guests is key to the sense of well-being. In the very spirit of Portuguese hospitality, our friendly crew remains committed to your welfare.

Cruise Overview:

Edinburgh welcomes you with the famous Royal Mile and the 800-year-old Edinburgh Castle, where the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place. Go on a day trip to Loch Ness and experience the raw, but wonderful Scottish countryside. Of course, before you leave Scotland for its Irish neighbours, you must taste some whisky. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway, stretches out in quite spectacular fashion across the Atlantic coast. In Dublin, a relaxed and cosy atmosphere prevails. The cruise culminates in modern London or historical Canterbury with its famous cathedral.

Highlights of this cruise:

Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven is the seaport of the free city and federal state of Bremen, Germany. It is located at the mouth of the River Weser on its eastern bank, opposite the town of Nordenham.

Bremerhaven has only a few historical buildings, and the high street and city centre are almost exclusively post-war. The main attractions for tourists are the German Emigration Center and the German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum) on the historical harbour with many museum ships.

The Lloyd-Werft shipyard is renowned for building and renovating large cruise liners, for example the Norway. The fishing port also houses an aquarium (the Atlanticum). The zoo reopened on 27 March 2004, after a lengthy renovation. It features Arctic wildlife, both terrestrial and marine. Attractions include the Klimahaus, simulating travel adventure along the 8th line of longitude.

Every five years Sail Bremerhaven is held, a large sailing convention that attracts tall ships from all over the world. The last time it was held was in 2005, coinciding with Sail Amsterdam.

Invergordon
Invergordon is a small port town in the northeast highlands of Scotland, situated on the shores of the Cromarty Firth, approximately 70 km’s north of Inverness. The town itself has developed into a major port of call for cruise liners, thanks to its sheltered deep water and excellent on shore facilities. It serves as a central point for visitors who go on to visit places to the north and south.

Invergordon is a modern well laid out town, with a double width high street and has many shops, places to visit and things to do. There is an art centre, leisure centre, go-karting, and golf. You can also visit the naval museum and the heritage centre. Popular shore excursions include visits to Loch Ness, nearby castles and distilleries.

Belfast
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom and the second largest city in the island of Ireland after Dublin, the capital of Éire (Republic Of Ireland). Situated at the mouth of the River Lagan on Belfast Lough, Belfast is surrounded by low hills.

After years of violence and political unrest ,in recent years the center has been polished up, and it is a pleasure to wander its pedestrianized lanes, to shop in its upscale arcades, to linger in its historic pubs and to dine in its excellent restaurants.

The city is easily divided into walkable quarters: the City Center spreads out from around the impressive, domed City Hall building and bustling Donegall Square. This is the best place for shopping, particularly along Donegall Place, which extends north from the square, onto Royal Avenue. Bedford Street, which travels south from the Donegall Square, becomes Dublin Road, which, in turn, leads south to the University Quarter, the leafy area around Queen's University. This is where you'll find the Botanic Gardens, art galleries and museums, as well as a buzzing nightlife scene. Heading north from Donegall Place, it's a short distance to the Cathedral Quarter, which surrounds Donegall Street, and holds, as the name implies, the city's most important cathedrals, as well as many vast Victorian warehouses. Finally there's the Golden Mile -- the area around Great Victoria Street beyond Bradbury Place. It's considered the city's best address for restaurants and pubs.

The sectarian areas, with the famous I.R.A. and Protestant murals, are just to the west of the city center. The most famous of these are on the Shankill and Falls roads. It's perfectly safe to drive the roads and take photos yourself, or you could take one of the Black Cab tours if you want a guide to explain what it all means.

Please select your cabin type to enquire

Pricing (per person)

  • All (16)
Twin

01 - Inside Cabin

EUR2,499

02 - Inside Cabin Front/Aft

EUR2,699

03 - Inside Cabin

EUR2,889

04 - Outside Cabin With Porthole

EUR3,249

05 - Outside Cabin With Window (partially Restricted View)

EUR3,319

06 - Outside Cabin With Window Front/Aft

EUR3,469

07 - Outside Cabin With Window Front/Aft

EUR3,599

08 - Outside Cabin With Window Front/Aft

EUR3,779

09 - Outside Cabin With Window

EUR4,059

10 - Outside Cabin With Window (Family)

EUR4,249

11 - Outside Cabin With Window

EUR4,249

12 - Outside Cabin With Window

EUR4,439

13 - Outside Cabin With Balcony Front/Aft

EUR4,949

14 - Outside Cabin With Balcony

EUR5,199

15 - Suite With Balcony

EUR7,399

16 - Penthouse Suite With Balcony

EUR11,599

Terms & Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin in EURO, based on full brochure cruise fare. Some cabins may have obstructed views. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of inquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Not included: International or domestic airfares, hotel accommodation or transfers, shore excursions and onboard purchases, visas, vaccinations or medical visits. Discount offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn without prior notice. Beverage package terms and conditions: Beverage packages can only be booked for the entire duration of the cruise and for all persons sharing the cabin. They are not transferrable to other people. Nicko beverage packages are valid only during the cruise and they are non-refundable. Beverage packages may not be booked for persons under 18 years of age.