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.

In today's cruise ship market, our ship is regarded as small due to the fact that we have limited passenger capacity. The beautiful teak-wood decks exude classic charm, working in perfect harmony with the ship’s elegant and modern appearance. At 219 metres long and with a volume of 55,820 GRT, the ship provides its guests with all the space they need to thrive, spread across nine passenger decks. On board, you'll feel this spaciousness, for example, in the cabins and suites (16 to 102 sqm in size), five bars and lounges in different designs, five restaurants, an elegant spa area with sauna and steam bath, a large fitness centre, sports areas on the outside decks as well as two pools, one of which has a sliding glass roof. And in our “Hollywood's” show theatre over two decks, our on-board theatre company provides you with top-class evening entertainment. Bom espetáculo!

Our total of 550 crew members have just one goal: to make you feel comfortable! On top of the generous room-to-passenger ratio and our range of on-board facilities, the ample crew-to-guest ratio means you can find your own personal way to relax on board the ship. Whether you prefer to read a good book with a cool drink under the glass dome in our viewing lounge, the “Dome”, or would like to expend some of your energy in the outdoor sports areas, VASCO DA GAMA has the full range of options to choose from. For families, our children's area over two decks and our special family cabins provide the ideal basis for an enjoyable holiday together – on family-friendly terms. We also have an attractive programme for singles: we have a cabin allocation for all dates with a single supplement of just 15%. Our chefs are, of course, able to meet all common dietary requirements. The ship also has some cabins for disabled guests and has a dialysis unit.

Ship Data

Rating
Not Rated
Cruise Line
Nicko Cruises
 
Preferred

Ship Profile & Stats

Length
219 m
Tonnage
55,820
Maiden Voyage
1993
Refurbished
2021
Pass. Cap. (dbl)
1000

Ship Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Individual Climate Control
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV

Ship Facilities

  • Al Fresco Grill
  • Blue Room
  • Bondi Conference Room
  • Cappuccino's
  • Captain's Club
  • Casino Lounge
  • Chef's Table
  • Children's Area
  • Club Bistro
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hollywood's
  • Jogging Track
  • Lido Bar
  • Nightclub
  • Noosa Conference Room
  • Ocean Bar
  • Photo Gallery
  • Pool
  • Reading Room
  • Shopping Galleria
  • Spa
  • Sports Area
  • The Grill
  • Waterfront Eurasia
  • Waterfront Mediterranean
  • Waterfront Restaurant
  • Wine Bar

Pool

Kids Area

Hollywoods

Ocean Bar

16 - Penthouse Suite with Balcony

101.7 sqm, maximum occupancy: 4 persons•Large balcony with seating•King-size double bed•Seating area including sofa/bed, can be set up as a double bed•Bathroom with shower or bath/whirlpool and hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, DVD player, phone, safe•Individually adjustable air conditioning •Extras for penthouse suite guests:- Welcome fruit bowl, one bottle of wine & water- Laundry & ironing service- Preferred check-in & check-out (wherever possible)- Atlas, binoculars, umbrella & bathrobe for the duration of the cruise as well as towelling slippers

15 - Suite with Balcony

•34.7 sqm, maximum occupancy: 4 persons•Balcony with seating•King size double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired)•Seating area including sofa/bed, can be set up as a double bed•Bathroom with shower or bath tub/whirlpool and hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, DVD player, phone, safe•Options for preparing coffee/tea•Individually adjustable air conditioning•Extras for suite guests (category 15):- Welcome fruit bowl, one bottle of wine & water- Laundry service- Preferred check-in & check-out (wherever possible)- Atlas, binoculars, umbrella & bathrobe for the duration of thecruise as well as towelling slippers

14 - Outside Cabin with Balcony

20.9 sqm, maximum occupancy: 3 persons•Balcony with seating•Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired)•Bathroom with shower or bath tub/whirlpool and hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, phone, safe•Options for preparing coffee/tea•Individually adjustable air conditioning•Extras for all balcony cabin guests – categories 13 & 14:- Welcome fruit bowl, one bottle of wine & water- Preferred check-in & check-out (wherever possible)- Atlas, binoculars, umbrella & bathrobe for the duration of thecruise as well as towelling slippers

13 - Outside Cabin with Balcony Front/Aft

•20.9 sqm, maximum occupancy: 3 persons•Balcony with seating•Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired)•Sofa, can sometimes be set up as a bed•Bathroom with shower or bath tub/whirlpool and hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, phone, safe•Options for preparing coffee/tea•Individually adjustable air conditioning•Extras for all balcony cabin guests – categories 13 & 14:- Welcome fruit bowl, one bottle of wine & water- Preferred check-in & check-out (wherever possible)- Atlas, binoculars, umbrella & bathrobe for the duration of thecruise as well as towelling slippers

12 - Outside Cabin with Window

•17.5 sqm with window, maximum occupancy: 4 persons•Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired)•Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed•Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

11 - Outside Cabin with Window

•17.7 sqm with window, maximum occupancy: 2 persons•Double bed (beds can be separated into two singles if desired) and seating area•Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

10 - Outside Cabin with Window (Family)

•17.6 sqm with window, max. occupancy of two connecting cabins:7 persons •Family cabins with connecting door: When booking cabin numbers 4066, 4067, 4074, 4075, 4078, 4079, 4090, 4091, 4154, 4155, 4162, 4163, 4170, 4171, 4178, 4179, 4186 or 4187 with at least three people (at least two of whom are paying full price) you get the connecting cabin free for children under 16 years of age.•Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired)•Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed•Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

09 - Outside Cabin with Window

•16.8 sqm with window, maximum occupancy: 2 persons•Double bed (beds can be separated into two singles if desired) and seating area•Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

08 - Outside Cabin with Window Front/Aft

•17.1 - 17.7 sqm with window (cab. 5250, 5251, 5254 and 5255: 16.4 sqm), maximum occupancy: 4 persons•Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired)•Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed•Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

07 - Outside Cabin with Window Front/Aft

•17.3 - 17.9 sqm with window, maximum occupancy: 4 persons•Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired)•Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed•Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

06 - Outside Cabin with Window Front/Aft

•16.8 - 18.3 sqm with window (cab. 6182 and 6183: 22 sqm),maximum occupancy: 2 persons•Double bed (beds can be separated into two singles if desired) and seating area•Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

05 - Outside Cabin with Window (partially restricted view)

•16.8 sqm with window (partially restricted view),maximum occupancy: 2 persons•Double bed (beds can be separated into two singles if desired) and seating area•Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

04 - Outside Cabin with Porthole

•16.0 - 18.5 sqm with porthole (cab. 4010 and 4011: 23.7 sqm; cab. 5010and 5011: 15.3 sqm), maximum occupancy: 4 persons•Double bed (beds can be separated into two singles if desired) and seating area•Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed•Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

03 - Inside Cabin

•16.4 - 17.0 sqm (cab. 5081 and 5085: 20.2 sqm), maximum occupancy:4 persons•Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired)•Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed•Bathroom with shower & hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

02 - Inside Cabin Front/Aft

•16.4 - 17.1 sqm (cab. 5002: 21 sqm; cab. 5053 and 5056: 20.2 sqm;cab. 9020 and 9024: 13.1 sqm), maximum occupancy: 4 persons•Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired)•Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed•Bathroom with shower & hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

01 - Inside Cabin

•16.4 - 16.9 sqm, maximum occupancy: 4 persons•Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired)•Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed•Bathroom with shower & hairdryer•Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Individual Climate Control
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Al Fresco Grill
  • Blue Room
  • Bondi Conference Room
  • Cappuccino's
  • Captain's Club
  • Casino Lounge
  • Chef's Table
  • Children's Area
  • Club Bistro
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hollywood's
  • Jogging Track
  • Lido Bar
  • Nightclub
  • Noosa Conference Room
  • Ocean Bar
  • Photo Gallery
  • Pool
  • Reading Room
  • Shopping Galleria
  • Spa
  • Sports Area
  • The Grill
  • Waterfront Eurasia
  • Waterfront Mediterranean
  • Waterfront Restaurant
  • Wine Bar