Mediterranean culture & history

11 days Marseille-Nizza-Florenz-Rom-Neapel-Sizilien-Valletta

There are numerous World Heritage Sites to explore on this cruise. After a detour to fashionable Monaco, this cruise will take you on to see the Italian highlights. In Pisa and Florence, you will feel as though you have been transported back to renaissance times. Experience world history up close in Rome amongst the Colosseum and the Vatican City. Make sure you try an original Neapolitan pizza before enjoying an incredible view of Capri and Stromboli Volcano on board VASCO DA GAMA. On Sicily und Malta, archaeological sites testify to a culture that is thousands of years old.

Why this cruise?

  • Travel down the entire “boot”: from Tuscany to Sicily
  • Extra-long layover times for in-depth experiences
  • Cruise along the coast of Sorrento with breathtaking views of Capri and Ischia
  • Passage through the Strait of Messina passing the active Stromboli Volcano
  • Immerse yourself in the past on a visit to Pompeii
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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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Marseille
Casting off 11:00 pm Embarkation from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Nizza
Mooring 11:00 am Casting off 10:00 pm

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Livorno
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 8:00 pm Excursion to Pisa with the famous Leaning Tower.

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Livorno
Day trip to the magnificent city of Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, with a visit to the Accademia and the famous statue of David.

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Civitavecchia
Mooring 7:00 am Casting off 11:30 pm Day trip to the fascinating Italian metropolis of Rome with a visit to the Colosseum.

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Civitavecchia
Day trip to the famous Vatican City.

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Neapel
Mooring 12:30 pm Excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii.

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Neapel
Casting off 4:00 pm City tour/walk with a tasting session of the famous Neapolitan “Pizza a portafoglio”.

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Neapel
Excursion to the picturesque little coastal town of Sorrento.

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Neapel
On leaving Naples, enjoy the scenery of the island of Capri and the Sorrento coast from on board the ship.

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Relaxing at sea
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Stromboli Volcano and the passage through the Strait of Messina from aboard.

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Catania
Mooring 7:00 am Casting off 10:00 pm Excursion to Mount Etna.

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Catania
Guided tour around Taormina with wine tasting.

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9

Syrakus
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 11:30 pm Visit to the impressive Neapolis archaeological site and tour of the historic city centre of Ortygia.

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9

Syrakus
Excursion to Val di Noto, the baroque jewel of Sicily.

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9

Syrakus
Visit to the historic centre of Ragusa.

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Valletta
Mooring 8:00 am “Megalithic culture of Malta” excursion.

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Valletta
Guided tour of Valletta including a visit to the city palace Casa Rocca Piccola.

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Valletta
Mini concert in the Tal Harba chapel.

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Valletta
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!

27.10. - 06.11.2021

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