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At a glance

Ship Type nicko Ocean
Language German / English
Capacity 1.000 passengers
Crew size 550
Length 219 m
Breadth 31 m
Draught 7.80 m
Voltage 220 volts
WIFI for a fee

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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.

Cabin information

Your home on the high seas: on board VASCO DA GAMA, you will find exactly the right cabin for your cruise on the oceans. No matter which deck you are on or which category you choose – you will feel completely at home. All our cabins are equipped with a wardrobe, a shower or bath, rest room, individually regulated air conditioning/heating, a safe and satellite TV. The beds can be separated into two singles if desired. Hairdryers are available in all cabins.

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On-board facilities

VASCO DA GAMA has five restaurants, an Alfresco Grill and various bars and lounges. The “Hollywood’s” theatre is there to provide your entertainment. The wellness area with sauna and fitness centre, as well as two pools, provide plenty of space for relaxation or sporting activities. You can also get active on the outside deck, where you will find a jogging track, among other things. In the children’s area there is lots on offer for your little ones. The use of the children´s area is only permitted for children who have been vaccinated against measles. As a verification, kindly present the original vaccination certificate or a copy.

Means of payment

The on-board currency is the Euro. At the end of the cruise, you can pay your bill and any excursions you booked on board in cash or with your credit card (MasterCard, VISA).