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Island hopping and dream coastline

Between Europe and Africa

13 days Gran Canaria-Teneriffa-La Gomera-Lanzarote-Casablanca-Cádiz-Lissabon

The Teide, Spain’s highest mountain and a landmark in Tenerife, can be seen from miles around. On La Gomera, a forest walk leads you to the magical Garajonay National Park. Try out the local delicacies of the Canary Islands on the many excursions! In Morocco, don’t miss the World Heritage City of Essaouira and the souk in the state capital Rabat. From Cádiz, the cruise continues on to Seville, the birthplace of flamenco. The little Portuguese fishing town of Portimão and a tour along the Algarve complete the cruise.

Why this cruise?

  • From the Canary Islands along the sunny coast of North Africa and southern Europe
  • One full day each on five Canary Islands in the mild spring
  • Lively markets, historical cities and magical desert in Agadir and Casablanca
  • Succumb to the special charm of Andalusia
  • Experience the highlights of the Algarve in Portugal
  • Spectacular entrance into Lisbon’s port, by crossing the Tejo and through the Vasco da Gama bridge
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The first impressions of your trip.

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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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Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Mooring 7:00 am Casting off 9:00 pm Day trip to the highest mountain in Spain, the El Teide volcano in the Las Cañadas National Park.

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

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Santa Cruz de Palma
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 11:00 pm Guided tour of Santa Cruz, including the La Cumbrecita viewpoint.

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Santa Cruz de Palma
Excursion to the Caldera volcano national park with wine tasting.

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Santa Cruz de Palma
Day trip to the Roque del Los Muchachos and El Time with a visit to the La Zarza cultural park.

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Vueltas
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 6:00 pm Panoramic trip in Northern La Gomera.

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Vueltas
Forest hike in the Garajonay National Park.

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Puerto del Rosaria
Mooring 9:00 am Casting off 9:00 pm Island tour of Fuerteventura, with a visit to an Aloe Vera plantation and a goat farm including a tasting session.

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Puerto del Rosaria
Explore the north in an off-road vehicle, including a stop-off at the El Caldera volcano and Playa Aguila.

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Arrecife
Mooring 7:00 am Casting off 5:00 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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Agadir
Mooring 9:00 am Casting off 10:00 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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Casablanca
Mooring 6:00 pm Time for individual explorations.

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Casablanca
Casting off 8:00 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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Casablanca
Day trip to Rabat.

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Cádiz
Mooring 12:00 pm Casting off 10:00 pm Excursion to Jerez de la Frontera with sherry tasting and tapas.

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Cádiz
Guided tour through Cádiz, the oldest city in Western Europe.

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Portimão
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 6:00 pm Excursion to the coastal towns of Lagos and Sagres on the Algarve.

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Portimão
Jeep tour through the mountains and villages of the Algarve.

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Relaxing at sea

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Lissabon
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!

02.03. - 14.03.2022

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