ms Vasco de Gama

ms Vasco de Gama cruise ship
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CroisiEurope

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ms Vasco de Gama Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Vasco de Gama

Year built2002  /  Age : 16
Flag state France
BuilderMeuse & Sambre Shipyard (Beez-Namur, Belgium)
ClassDouro river cruiser
OwnerCroisiEurope
OperatorCroisiEurope Portugal
Speed9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA)75 m / 246 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage1200 gt
Passengers71 - 142
Crew20
Decks4
Cabins71
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2009

Review of ms Vasco de Gama

MS Vasco de Gama ship cruises on Douro River in Portugal (wine region). Itineraries are round-trips leaving from Oporto Portugal. This riverboat cruises in Portugal together with the CroisiEurope ships Fernao De MagalhaesGil EanesInfante Don HenriqueMiguel Torga, Amalia Rodrigues.

The riverboat has 71 passenger cabins (equally sized at 129 ft2 / 12 m2), including 5 cabins with 2 single beds. Main Deck staterooms are with riverview windows (non-opening). Middle Deck and Upper Deck cabins are with French balconies (slide-opening windows). Upper Deck additionally has 2 Suite accommodations with private verandas (terraces). As amenities, each stateroom has private bathroom (WC, sink, shower cabin), wardrobe/closet, satellite TV, radio, phone (only for internal calls), hairdryer, personal safe, individual air-conditioning.

ms Vasco de Gama cruise ship, Douro River, Portugal

The ship's amenities and facilities include a lounge (with a dance floor and its own bar), a dining room (Vasco de Gama restaurant), upper deck lounge with a terrace, sundeck relaxation area (with shaded seating, loungers and deckchairs), gift shop, library, elevator, also complimentary Wi-Fi Internet usage. The Vasco de Gama ship’s Douro river cruise itinerary is in Portugal, with optional tours to Spain. The ship is leaving from Porto on roundtrip itineraries. The provided by CroisiEurope gourmet dining options on the ship, along with the organized tours with themed food and wine tasting events allow the Vasco de Gama's guests to enjoy the local Portuguese cuisine and wines along the cruise itinerary routes.

CroisiEurope Douro River cruise itineraries

The Vasco de Gama ship’s Douro river cruise itineraries from Porto are themed:

  • (code PPH_PP) "Porto, Douro Valley and Salamanca" (Portugal and Spain) - 8 days with two overnights in Porto (after embarkation and before disembarkation).
  • (code POB) "Pleasant Portugal" - 6 days Douro Valley cruise (two overnights in Porto).
  • (code POC_PP) "The Douro River" (cruise-only deals, flights/transfers are not Included) - 8 days with an overnight in Porto before disembarkation.
  • (code POC) "The River Douro" (deals inclusive of flights and transfers) - 8 days with two overnights in Porto (after embarkation and before disembarkation), airport transfers (to/from the boat) and two Porto Portugal flights (from/to France).

Among the tours and excursions along the Vasco de Gama ship’s Porto cruise itineraries are:

  • (day 1) Porto - embarkation (welcome aboard cocktail), guided tour (optional, with wine tasting)
  • (day 2) Regua (afternoon arrival, overnight stay) - Lamego (guided excursion)
  • (day 3) Vila Real (bus excursion, Casa de Mateus), boarding in Pinhao, evening arrival in Barca d'Alva (overnight stay, Flamenco show on board)
  • (day 4) arrival in Vega de Teron (Spain, disembarkation) - Salamanca (UNESCO site / guided excursion to Spain), re-boarding in Vega de Teron, evening arrival in Senhora de Ribeira (overnight stay, themed entertainment)
  • (day 5) arrival in Ferradosa - "Wines of Porto" (vineyards route /wine tasting tour), afternoon Douro Valley cruising to Entre Os Rios (overnight stay, Gala Dinner event)
  • (day 6) Douro Valley cruise to Porto (afternoon arrival, overnight stay) - guided tour (optional), Fado music entertainment on the ship
  • (day 7) Porto (free time) - Aveiro (afternoon bus excursion), overnight stay, themed folklore entertainment on the ship.
  • The 6-day "Pleasant Portugal" cruise itinerary visits Porto Antigo (afternoon arrival on day 3, overnight stay)- Solar de Mateus (house & gardens / optional excursion).

MS Vasco de Gama cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative CroisiEurope Portugal cruise rates. They might be different when you book your CroisiEurope Douro river cruise deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. Know, that CroisiEurope cruises in Portugal are price-inclusive of all beverages (coffee, tea, juices, soda drinks, also wine and beer at lunches and dinners), but tours and excursions ashore are optional and cost extra. Until we list here all 2016 dates, see in the following table a list of exemplary itineraries with prices per person.

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  • Cabin grades number: 2
  • Total number of cabins: 71 (all of which riverview, no suites, none for disabled)
  • Cabins - Main Deck (15 double), Middle Deck (18 double), Upper Deck (38 double)
  • Restaurants: restaurant
  • Lounges & Bars: lounge with bar (dance floor), bar, sun deck (deck chairs), gift shop, elevator, wi-fi (payable on board).
  • The CroisiEurope cruise company is family owned and based in Strasbourg, France. Established in 1976, this premium line operates all aspects of its cruises: from the vessel building (design and construction) to cuisine and hotel services. CroisiEurope is among Europe's largest cruise line companies.
  • CroisiEurope river cruise deals are inclusive of soft drinks and alcohol (wine and beer with lunch and dinner (year-round). The line offers deals inclusive of unlimited drinks during the Europe's high season (April through October) each year. However, unlike most river cruise lines, CroisiEurope charges its guests additionally for shore excursions.
  • The Vasco de Gama ship cruises on Douro river in Portugal and Spain (with round-trip itinerary from Porto, Portugal). From the same class are the CroisiEurope ships Cyrano de BergeracGerard SchmitterL’EuropeVivaldi. The CroisiEurope line also owns the Douro riverboats Gil EanesInfante Don Henrique and Fernao de Magalhaes.
  • Other major European river cruise lines' ships in Portugal are the AmaWaterways' AmaVida, the Viking Cruises longships HemmingTorgilOsfrid, also Scenic Azure and the Uniworld's Queen Isabel.
  • Fun fact is, that this river cruise ship has a way larger namesake - the CMA CGM container ship Vasco De Gama. The cargo vessel is 175,000 GT tons, can carry up to 18,000 containers and was launched / inaugurated in 2015.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

ms Vasco de Gama Itineraries 2018

The below listed ms Vasco de Gama cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest CroisiEurope fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Porto cruise port

05 November 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip The River Douro
Prices starting
from $1749
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05 Nov      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
07 Nov     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
07 Nov - 08 Nov     Regua, Portugal(Overnight)   
08 Nov     Regua, Portugal   
08 Nov     Pinhao, Portugal   
08 Nov - 09 Nov     Vega de Terron, Spain(Overnight)   
09 Nov     Vega de Terron, Spain(Salamanca)   
09 Nov     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
10 Nov     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
10 Nov     Ferradosa, Portugal   
10 Nov     Pinhao, Portugal   
11 Nov     Pinhao, Portugal   
11 Nov - 12 Nov     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
12 Nov     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
13 Nov      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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ms Vasco de Gama Itineraries 2019

The below listed ms Vasco de Gama cruise prices on 2019 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest CroisiEurope fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Singapore cruise port

22 April 201944 nights / 45 days, one-way from Singapore to London Tilbury
Prices starting
from $5534
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22 Apr      Departing from Singapore   
24 Apr     Singapore   
25 Apr     At Sea   
26 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
27 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
28 Apr - 30 Apr     At Sea   
01 May 08:00 - 23:00     Colombo, Sri Lanka   
02 May     At Sea   
03 May 06:00 - 23:00     Cochin, India   
04 May     At Sea   
05 May 07:00 - 15:00     Mormugao, Goa, India   
06 May 08:00 - 20:00     Mumbai, Bombay, India   
07 May - 09 May     At Sea   
10 May 08:00 - 17:00     Salalah, Oman   
11 May - 14 May     At Sea   
15 May 04:00 - 20:00     Safaga, Egypt   
16 May 09:00 - 21:00     Aqaba, Jordan   
17 May     At Sea   
18 May     Suez Canal(Transit)   
19 May 05:00 - 20:00     Ashdod, Jerusalem, Israel   
20 May     At Sea   
21 May     Santorini Island, Greece   
21 May     Mykonos Island, Greece   
22 May 08:00 - 22:00     Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
23 May     At Sea   
24 May 08:00 - 18:00     Valletta, Malta   
25 May 08:00 - 18:00     Messina, Sicily, Italy   
26 May 08:00 - 19:00     Naples, Italy   
27 May 07:00 - 22:00     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
28 May     At Sea   
29 May 08:00 - 23:00     Barcelona, Spain   
30 May     At Sea   
31 May 09:00 - 18:00     Gibraltar, UK   
01 Jun 07:00 - 01 Jun     Casablanca, Morocco   
02 Jun     At Sea   
03 Jun 08:00 - 14:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
04 Jun - 05 Jun     At Sea   
06 Jun      Arriving in London Tilbury, England   

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London Tilbury cruise port

09 October 201953 nights / 54 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Sydney
Prices starting
from $4365
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09 Oct      Departing from London Tilbury, England   
11 Oct - 13 Oct     At Sea   
14 Oct 08:00 - 14 Oct     Lisbon, Portugal   
15 Oct     At Sea   
16 Oct 07:00 - 21:00     Casablanca, Morocco   
17 Oct     At Sea   
18 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
19 Oct - 20 Oct     At Sea   
21 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde   
22 Oct - 25 Oct     At Sea   
26 Oct 20:00 - 26 Oct     Bridgetown, Barbados(Overnight)   
27 Oct - 17:00     Bridgetown, Barbados   
28 Oct     At Sea   
29 Oct 09:00 - 16:00     Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles   
30 Oct     At Sea   
31 Oct     Panama Canal(Transit)   
01 Nov - 02 Nov     At Sea   
03 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua   
04 Nov - 05 Nov     At Sea   
06 Nov 08:00 - 22:00     Acapulco, Mexico Riviera   
07 Nov - 10 Nov     At Sea   
11 Nov     Equator crossing   
12 Nov - 13 Nov     At Sea   
14 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Nuku Hiva Island, Marquesas, French Polynesia   
15 Nov - 16 Nov     At Sea   
17 Nov 08:00 - 19:00     Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   
18 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
19 Nov     At Sea   
20 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands   
21 Nov - 22 Nov     At Sea   
23 Nov      International Date Line crossing   
24 Nov 08:00 - 23:00     Nukualofa, Tongatapu, Tonga   
25 Nov - 27 Nov     At Sea   
28 Nov 07:00 - 22:00     Auckland, New Zealand   
29 Nov - 01 Dec     At Sea   
02 Dec      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

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London Tilbury cruise port

09 October 201949 nights / 50 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Auckland
Prices starting
from $4035
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09 Oct      Departing from London Tilbury, England   
11 Oct - 13 Oct     At Sea   
14 Oct 08:00 - 14 Oct     Lisbon, Portugal   
15 Oct     At Sea   
16 Oct 07:00 - 21:00     Casablanca, Morocco   
17 Oct     At Sea   
18 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
19 Oct - 20 Oct     At Sea   
21 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde   
22 Oct - 25 Oct     At Sea   
26 Oct 20:00 - 26 Oct     Bridgetown, Barbados(Overnight)   
27 Oct - 17:00     Bridgetown, Barbados   
28 Oct     At Sea   
29 Oct 09:00 - 16:00     Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles   
30 Oct     At Sea   
31 Oct     Panama Canal(Transit)   
01 Nov - 02 Nov     At Sea   
03 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua   
04 Nov - 05 Nov     At Sea   
06 Nov 08:00 - 22:00     Acapulco, Mexico Riviera   
07 Nov - 10 Nov     At Sea   
11 Nov     Equator crossing   
12 Nov - 13 Nov     At Sea   
14 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Nuku Hiva Island, Marquesas, French Polynesia   
15 Nov - 16 Nov     At Sea   
17 Nov 08:00 - 19:00     Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   
18 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
19 Nov     At Sea   
20 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands   
21 Nov - 22 Nov     At Sea   
23 Nov      International Date Line crossing   
24 Nov 08:00 - 23:00     Nukualofa, Tongatapu, Tonga   
25 Nov - 27 Nov     At Sea   
28 Nov      Arriving in Auckland, New Zealand   

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