Canary Islands. Madeira. Morocco.

11 days Gran Canaria-Madeira-Casablanca-Agadir-Lanzarote-Teneriffa-Gran Canaria

Explore the Canary Islands, Madeira and Morocco with extended layovers in the evening too. While other ships set sail again, you can stroll through the quiet, evening streets in Funchal or experience Casablanca at night. There is plenty of time for day trips and own leisure time in the other ports too, for example on the Canary Islands, whose volcanic origins shape the lives of the residents and the vegetation on the islands.

Why this cruise?

  • Perfect time-out from everyday life with guaranteed sunshine
  • Art déco, magnificent palaces and oriental flair in Casablanca
  • In the footsteps of the Berbers in Agadir
  • Discover the highest mountain peak in Spain – the majestic El Teide on Tenerife
  • Enjoy a few extra days of sun with a stay in Las Palmas at the end of your cruise
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The services provided during your trip

  • Cruise in the booked cabin category
  • nicko cruises full board :
    • Generous breakfast with coffee, tea and juices in a variety of restaurants
    • Buffets, show cooking or à la carte menus served at the table, depending on the restaurant
    • Flexible meal times with free choice of seats
    • Coffee and cake depending on the daily programme
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Entertainment programme and lectures on the countries visited on board
  • Childcare and a large children's area extended over two decks with indoor and outdoor areas
  • English-speaking service on board
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system for all excursions
  • Use of the fitness area, swimming pools, outdoor sports areas and wellness area with sauna (massage for a fee)
  • Luggage service between landing stage and cabin on embarking and disembarking
  • All port and passenger fees

Important travel information

Please note that information and excursions will only be provided in German language for individual travellers. Different languages are available on request for groups and charterers. You will not be able to join the cruise without valid identification documents. Minimum number of participants for this trip to be reached up to 30 days before departure: 900 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

Your itinerary

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Las Palmas
Casting off 8:00 pm Embarkation from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Funchal
Mooring 4:30 pm Time for individual exploration.

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Funchal
Casting off 6:00 pm Cable car and wicker sledge ride with wine tasting in Madeira.

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Funchal
Panoramic trip across the Flower Island of Madeira.

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Funchal
A visit to the botanical gardens.

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Funchal
Tukxi journey through Funchal’s hidden lanes und corners.

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Relaxing at sea

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Casablanca
Mooring 7:00 am Day trip to Rabat.

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Casablanca
Guided tour to Marrakesh, the “Pearl of the South”.

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Casablanca
Casting off 12:00 pm Guided tour through the Moroccan metropolis with the impressive Hassan II mosque.

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Casablanca
Morocco up close on a visit to the Dar Al Ala Museum (House of Music) and a stroll through the market.

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Agadir
Mooring 7:00 am Casting off 11:30 pm Day trip to Essaouira with a tour in Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Agadir
Moroccan folklore show and delicacies in the Berber palace.

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Relaxing at sea

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Arrecife
Mooring 7:00 am Casting off 8:00 pm Island tour with a visit to Timanfaya National Park and its impressive volcanic landscape.

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Arrecife
Excursion to the Manrique Cactus Garden and Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 8:00 pm Day trip to the highest mountain in Spain, the El Teide volcano in the Las Cañadas National Park.

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10

Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Guided tour of Laguna with a visit to a local bodega and wine tasting.

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11

Las Palmas
Mooring 8:00 am Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m.

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Your ship on its journey: 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.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko Ocean 1.000 passengers 550 219 m 31 m 7.80 m 220 volts

Explore the world – safely!

For us, the safety of the guests and crew on board our ships always comes first – especially in these current times. In 2020, we proved that our safety and hygiene practices work when we were the first cruise operator worldwide to get our ships going again in June. Our proven measures meet national and international health standards. We have summarised the key facts for you in our 10-point plan.

For our ocean cruises we will introduce the so called 2G regulation, which stands for „Geimpfte and Genesene“ and means vaccinated and recovered persons on October 27, 2021 on VASCO DA GAMA and for WORLD VOYAGER from October 29, 2021. On our river trips, the 2G regulation applies with the start of the winter season from November 29th, 2021.

This means that on our cruises from the dates mentioned, only fully vaccinated or recovered guests travel in accordance with the 2G rule. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the 2G regulation. They must present a negative PCR test, which must not be older than 72 hours at the time of entry.

This year, we are again pursuing our passion to offer you unforgettable holiday experiences, showing you the most beautiful spots on the river and along European coasts. Come on board!

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December 2021

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10.12. - 20.12.2021
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05.01. - 15.01.2022

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