CMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko

Former names: Vasco da Gama (CMV), Pacific Eden (P&O), MS Statendam

CMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko current position

CMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 63.10860 N / 7.73221 E) cruising en route to Geiranger. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of CMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko

CMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko current cruise is 14 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords. Prices start from USD 2377 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 04 Jul, 2024 and ends on 18 Jul, 2024.

Date / TimePort
04 Jul 18:00    Departing from Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany hotels
06 Jul 07:00 - 18:00    Bergen, Norway
07 Jul 11:00 - 19:00    Alesund, Norway
08 Jul 12:00 - 22:00    Trondheim, Norway
09 Jul    coastal cruising
10 Jul 12:00 - 22:00    Tromso, Norway
11 Jul 12:00 - 22:00    Honningsvag, Mageroya Island Norway
13 Jul 07:00 - 15:00    Leknes-Gravdal, Vestvagoy Island Lofoten Norway
14 Jul 14:00 - 21:00    Kristiansund, Norway
15 Jul 08:00 - 17:00    Geiranger, Norway
16 Jul 14:00 - 22:00    Stavanger, Norway
18 Jul 08:00    Arriving in Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany hotels

Specifications of CMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko

Year of build1993  /  Age: 31
Flag state Madeira
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassStatendam
Building costUSD 220 million
Engines (power)Wartsila-Sulzer (34.56 MW / 46346 hp)
Speed21 kn / 39 km/h / 24 mph
Length (LOA)219 m / 719 ft
Beam (width)31 m / 102 ft
Gross Tonnage55877 gt
Passengers1260 - 1512
Crew588
Passengers-to-space ratio37
Decks13
Cabins630
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2024
Sister-shipsMS Maasdam (CFC Renaissance), MS Veendam (Aegean Majesty), MS Ryndam (Celestyal Journey)
Former namesVasco da Gama (CMV), Pacific Eden (P&O), MS Statendam
Christened byKate Ritchie (for P&O Australia)
OwnerMystic Invest Holding (Portugal)
OperatorSchiffsreisen GmbH (Nicko Cruises Germany)

CMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 10 24 days, one-way from Valletta to Bremerhaven Valletta
2024 Jun 19 15 days, one-way from Lisbon to Bremerhaven Lisbon $2507
2024 Jul 04 14 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Bremerhaven $2377
2024 Jul 18 14 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Bremerhaven $3026
2024 Aug 01 3 days, round-trip Western Europe Bremerhaven $734
2024 Aug 04 16 days, round-trip British Isles Bremerhaven $3610
2024 Aug 20 14 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Bremerhaven $7567
2024 Sep 03 15 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Lisbon Bremerhaven $2464
2024 Sep 03 22 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Palma de Mallorca Bremerhaven
2024 Sep 18 7 days, one-way from Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca Lisbon $2258
2024 Sep 25 7 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Valletta Palma de Mallorca
2024 Oct 02 7 days, one-way from Valletta to Piraeus-Athens Valletta $907
2024 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip Eastern Mediterranean Heraklion $744
2024 Oct 23 18 days, one-way from Heraklion to Dubai Heraklion $1728
2024 Oct 23 38 days, one-way from Heraklion to Singapore Heraklion $4658
2024 Oct 23 56 days, one-way from Heraklion to Cairns Heraklion
2024 Oct 23 146 days, one-way from Heraklion to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Heraklion $25572
2024 Nov 10 20 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore Dubai $2053
2024 Nov 10 38 days, one-way from Dubai to Cairns Dubai $4983
2024 Nov 10 55 days, one-way from Dubai to Papeete Dubai $10270
2024 Nov 30 18 days, one-way from Singapore to Cairns Singapore $2615
2024 Nov 30 35 days, one-way from Singapore to Papeete Singapore $6161
2024 Nov 30 52 days, one-way from Singapore to Valparaiso-Santiago Singapore $8389
2024 Nov 30 108 days, one-way from Singapore to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Singapore $21505
2024 Dec 18 17 days, one-way from Cairns to Papeete Cairns $3242
2024 Dec 18 34 days, one-way from Cairns to Valparaiso-Santiago Cairns $6496
2024 Dec 18 56 days, one-way from Cairns to Montevideo Cairns $11740
2025 Jan 04 17 days, one-way from Papeete to Valparaiso-Santiago Papeete $2831
2025 Jan 04 39 days, one-way from Papeete to Montevideo Papeete $7578
2025 Jan 04 53 days, one-way from Papeete to Rio de Janeiro Papeete $9816
2025 Jan 21 22 days, one-way from Valparaiso-Santiago to Montevideo Valparaiso-Santiago $3956
2025 Jan 21 36 days, one-way from Valparaiso-Santiago to Rio de Janeiro Valparaiso-Santiago $6323
2025 Jan 21 56 days, one-way from Valparaiso-Santiago to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Valparaiso-Santiago $8616
2025 Feb 12 14 days, one-way from Montevideo to Rio de Janeiro Montevideo $2507
2025 Feb 12 34 days, one-way from Montevideo to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Montevideo $5102
2025 Feb 26 20 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Rio de Janeiro $2691
2025 Mar 18 10 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Lisbon Santa Cruz de Tenerife $1285
2025 Mar 28 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Valletta Lisbon $1782
2025 Apr 07 7 days, one-way from Valletta to Heraklion Valletta $1361
2025 Apr 14 7 days, one-way from Heraklion to Piraeus-Athens Heraklion
2025 Apr 21 11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $2150
2025 May 02 11 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens Istanbul $2150
2025 May 13 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik Piraeus-Athens $993
2025 May 27 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Marseille Civitavecchia-Rome $982
2025 Jun 03 8 days, one-way from Marseille to Barcelona Marseille $1134
2025 Jun 11 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Kiel Barcelona $2879
2025 Jun 26 15 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Kiel $2957
2025 Jul 11 15 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Kiel $2957
2025 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Kiel $1302
2025 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Kiel $1302
2025 Aug 09 12 days, round-trip British Isles Kiel $2363
2025 Aug 21 15 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Kiel $2957

CMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko Review

Review of CMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko

The 1993-built Vasco da Gama cruise ship was launched as "MS Statendam" (for Holland America Line) and before CMV UK (Cruise and Maritime Voyages) was operated (as "Pacific Eden") by P&O Australia in the period 2015-2019. The sisterships are MS Ryndam (now Celestyal Journey) and Pacific Explorer (ex Dawn Princess).

For CMV, the vessel (IMO 8919245) was Bahamas-flagged (MMSI number 234890000) and registered in Nassau. For Nicko Cruises (fleet), Vasco da Gama was reflagged to Portugal/Madeira (MMSI 255806445) and registered in Funchal Madeira.

Currently, the ship is owned by Mystic Invest (via the subsidiary Mystic Cruises) and operated by Nicko Cruises (fleet) via Schiffsreisen GmbH.

History - construction and ownership

On March 7, 2018, the UK-based CMV announced the purchase of MS Pacific Eden from P&O Australia. The ship (renamed "Vasco da Gama") was operated by CMV via the subsidiary Transocean Tours (maiden voyage on April 23, 2019). The official christening ceremony was held in Port Bremerhaven Germany.

The vessel was CMV's largest. The name "MS Vasco da Gama" was announced on March 21, 2018. Among the proposed ship names were Amerigo Vespucci, Vasco da Gama, Pytheas, Henry Hudson. The short drydock refurbishment in Singapore (April 2019) included mainly livery change and rebranding. Then the boat was repositioned through Suez Canal for an Inaugural season in Northern Europe (May-October).

With its newest ship CMV targeted mainly the German and Australasian markets. During summer 2019 (May through October), the boat was operated by "TransOcean Kreuzfahrten" (CMV's German brand) and homeported in Bremerhaven and Kiel. During winter 2020 (December through March) the boat was operated by CMV and deployed in Australia (homeported in Fremantle-Perth and Adelaide).

CMV Vasco da Gama ship (Nicko Cruises)

On July 20, 2020, the CMV's parent company SQTL (South Quay Travel & Leisure Ltd) was placed into administration / filed for bankruptcy. The UK-based company traded as "Cruise and Maritime Voyages" (trademarked brand). In June, SQTL-CMV entered into emergency talks with potential investors and lenders. Unfortunately, the company's efforts to secure funding and stay afloat during the Coronavirus crisis failed.

All CMV ships were placed on the secondhand market and open for sale. In October was planned the vessels to be auctioned via the London UK-based company CW Kellock & Co Ltd (Ship Auctioneers, Brokers and Valuers). Biddings (deadline in brackets) opened for Vasco Da Gama (Oct 8), Columbus (Oct 12), Astor (Oct 15), Magellan (Oct 19) and Marco Polo (Oct 22).

  • (October 8) The 27-year-old CMV Vasco Da Gama was sold to Mystic Invest Holding (Portugal) for USD 10,187 million.
  • (October 12) The 31-year-old CMV Columbus was sold to Seajets Ferries Greece for USD 5,321 million.
  • (October 15) The 33-year-old CMV Astor was sold to an undisclosed buyer (sales price USD 1,71 million) who intends to resell it for scrap metal.
  • (October 19) The 35-year-old CMV Magellan was sold to Seajets Ferries Greece for USD 3,431 million.
  • (October 22) The 55-year-old CMV Marco Polo was sold to an undisclosed buyer/private investors (sales price USD 2,77 million) who first offered the vessel for charter (cruiser or hotel ship) but in December sold it for scrap metal to Alang Shipbreaking India.

On November 21, 2020, CMV Vasco da Gama left London-Tilbury en route to Lisbon Portugal, where arrived and docked on November 25. In December-January, the ship remained docked at Port Setubal (Trem Naval docks).

In mid-January 2021, Vasco da Gama's new shipowner announced that the vessel will remain operational (used for passenger shipping under Mystic's brand "Nicko Cruises") to serve predominantly the British and German source markets.

Nicko's Vasco da Gama cruises were open for booking in January 2021.

Decks and Cabins

Vasco da Gama staterooms (a total of 630) are well-appointed, spacious and in 21 cabin categories - graded according to deck position and size. Cabin sizes range from 175 ft2 (16 m2) for a Standard Inside up to 1095 ft2 (102 m2) for a Royal Penthouse Suite. Staterooms' average size is 200 ft2 (19 m2).

The cruise ship has 120x Balcony Cabins (categories Superior and Premium) as well as 29x Deluxe Balcony Suites (including 1x Royal Penthouse). The majority of twin-bedded staterooms convert to double-bed cabins. A limited number of cabins (category 10) are with interconnecting doors and are suitable for families and groups, providing sleeping capacity for up to 7 people.

All passenger staterooms are air-conditioned and equipped with smart HDTV, radio, direct-dial phone, electronic safe box (in the closet), en-suite bathrooms.

The boat has 13 decks, of which 11 are passenger-accessible and 5 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Vasco da Gama has three MDRs/Main Dining Rooms - Waterfront Fusion/Eurasia, Waterfront Mediterranean, and Waterfront Restaurant. Onboard dining is flexible (without fixed sittings) allowing passengers to dine where and when they want. All meals are included in the cruise fare - breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course dinner, even late-night snacks.

The ship also has two specialty restaurants (at a fee per person) - Chef's Table, and The Grill. Another option is the casual Club Bistro (complimentary Lido Buffet restaurant).

Main courses range from seafood, rack of lamb, escalope of veal, beef medallions, chicken chasseur, Asian stir-fries, Italian pasta, traditional roasts - all available for guests to savor. Vegetarian meals are available to tantalize taste buds, featured on every menu together with health-conscious dishes. Light salads to refresh are offered before you finish meals - fresh fruits, international cheese platter, delicious desserts. Red and white wines are served with the meals at extra cost. In all bars is offered draught beer.

The Wine Bar (Cellar Door) is a boutique winery with a large selection of wines. Cellar Door offers daily wine tastings and classes, and premium wines available for purchasing and pre-ordering for dinner.

Nicko Cruises Vasco da Gama ship (P&O Pacific Eden)

Follows the complete list of Vasco da Gama restaurants and food bars.

  • MDRs (Waterfront Eurasia, Waterfront Mediterranean, and Waterfront Restaurant). The Waterfront Restaurant is the main dining room which operates with open-seating and a la carte menus (Your Choice Dining) for breakfast and lunch and offers a 4-course dinner menu. Part of the Waterfront Restaurant is the Wine Room. It serves the CMV's "Chef's Table" dinner package.
  • The Grill
  • Club Bistro (buffet).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The 3-deck Atrium is the ship's focal point houseing the Reception Desk, Shore Excursions Office, Cruise management Office, Shopping Galleria (duty-free shops and boutiques), Photo Gallery. Elsewhere onboard, guests will find a Casino/Sports Lounge, Auditorium/Cinema, Card Room, two Conference Rooms, Library, Neptune's Lounge (former Life Photo Studio), Gelato's (ice cream bar), Cappuccino's (specialty coffee shop).

At Hollywood's (2-tiered show lounge) guests may enjoy "big show" entertainment from the resident singers and dancers or one of the special guest acts.

The Dome, with its panoramic seascapes, is a relaxing venue to watch the sea or chat with fellow passengers. In the evenings, The Dome turns into a disco nightclub.

The Blue Room is the perfect venue to enjoy live musical entertainment.

In December 2022, Nicko Cruises officially inaugurated Neptune’s Lounge (deck 10 midship) replacing the old Life Photo Studio. The bar lounge is an indoor venue (positioned in the area between the Balcony Suites) and is exclusive, allowing access to Suite passengers only. The new venue has a large TV and offers a wide range of complimentary beverages (soft drinks, fresh juices, wine by the glass, brand teas and coffees), light snacks and gourmet delicacies (all at no cost for the Suite occupants) like fresh-baked croissants, sandwiches, desserts, fruits. Newspapers and magazines are also provided.

Vasco da Gama features extensive sundeck areas along with starboard and portside Promenades (wraparound). There are two swimming pools (Oasis Pool for adults/Deck 10, and Main Pool/Deck 11), with the Main Pool covered by a retractable glass roof. The spacious sundeck on Deck 11 features a large swimming pool, 1 Jacuzzi/whirlpool, 2 hot tubs, Giant Chessboard, tennis tables, sunbathing areas fitted with padded chaise lounges, deckchairs, daybeds. This is also the place for the open-air deck parties held in the evenings.

Two sports courts (Tennis and Basketball) are also available. The well-appointed Wellness Center includes modern Gym and Spa facilities, Barger Shop, Hair and Beauty Salon, Aerobics Studio (for classes), Day Spa (massage rooms), Thermal Suites (saunas, aromatic steam rooms, Jacuzzi, heated benches, changing rooms, warm air room, monsoon rain showers).

Onboard entertainment program is based on live shows (at the Theater), guest speakers and entertainers (magicians, stand-up comedians, musicians), arts-craft specialists, trivia games. A photographic expert assists passengers in improving their photo-video skills. Evening entertainment consists of stylish grand-scale productions, cabarets, classical concerts, guest acts. During sea days, the ship's entertainment team arranges activities like morning quizzes or afternoon dance classes.

 

Children under 16 years old travel for free when are accommodated in additional beds (upper bunk/Pullman bed of sofabed) and accompanied by two full-paying adults. A 50% discount is offered for children (under 16) traveling with one full-paying adult.

Single supplement (for a two-bed cabin booked with single occupancy/categories 15 and 16) is 15%.

Nicko Itineraries

For Mystic Invest, the 2020-acquired cruise ship is operated by the Holding's German subsidiary and travel brand Nicko Cruises.

Nicko's Vasco Da Gama inaugural cruise season 2021-2022 (September 2021 through October 2022) included a total of 32 departure dates and 17 different itineraries. Signature destinations included Northern Europe/Baltic, Mediterranean, Western Europe/Atlantic Coast, Canary Islands (Spain), Madeira and Azores Islands (Portugal), North Africa (Morocco), Cape Verde Islands.

Vasco da Gama's first Around the World Voyage for Nicko was a roundtrip from Lisbon. The 181-day global itinerary (October 10, 2023, through April 8, 2024) visited destinations in Africa (Morocco, Cape Verde, St Helena UK, Namibia, South Africa), the Indian Ocean (Madagascar, Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, India, Sri Lanka), East Asia (Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Philippines), the South Pacific Ocean (Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Cook Islands NZ, French Polynesia), as well as ports in Central America/Caribbean. You can see the itinerary in the ship's Wiki section.

CMV Itineraries

CMV Vasco da Gama cruise itinerary program started with the "inaugural cruise" from Singapore to Amsterdam Holland (April 23, 2019). The 46-day repositioning (via Suez Canal) visited ports in Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Oman, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Italy, Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco, Portugal. The repositioning cruise was also offered as a 45-day itinerary to Tilbury-London UK.

From Amsterdam and London, the new CMV ship offered a World Cruise (through Panama Canal) to ports in the Caribbean, Mexico, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, New Zealand, and Australia. On October 9, 2019, from London-Tilbury started the 53-day southbound repositioning cruise to Sydney NSW (arriving December 1). In Australia, the liner was homeported in Adelaide, Fremantle, Sydney, and also in Auckland NZ. From Singapore was offered the 14-day "Treasures of Southeast Asia" itinerary (to Borneo, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam) that was combinable into B2B (26-day "Tropical Escape" itinerary) out of Fremantle.

The 71-day World Cruise from Fremantle to London-Tilbury departed on February 12, 2020. In Europe, CMV Vasco da Gama was operated by shipowner's German brand "Transocean Kreuzfahrten" and homeported in Kiel and Bremerhaven.

Note: For more inaugural cruise itinerary details and the canceled 2020-2021 CMV Vasco da Gama program see at the ship's Wiki section.

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The vessel (Fincantieri Monfalcone yard/hull number 5881) has volume 55877 GT-tons, DWT-deadweight tonnage 7637 tons, max draught 7,7 m. The powerplant is based on Wartsila-Sulzer marine diesel engines (models 12ZAV40S, ZA40S) with combined output 34,56 MW (46345 hp). The registered shipowner is MYSTIC OCEAN SA, while the registered manager is V SHIPS LEISURE SAM.

The Fincantieri Monfalcone-built cruise ship started its carrier under the name "MS Statendam". It was operated by Holland America Line (1993 to 2015), when was drydock refurbished and transferred to P&O Australia's fleet as "Pacific Eden" (homeported in Sydney NSW). Another newcomer for P&O was Pacific Explorer (former Dawn Princess) - joined the fleet in early 2017. By design, the vessel is identical with MS Ryndam (Celestyal Journey) and also to the Holland America Line ships Veendam (Aegean Majesty) and Maasdam (CFC Renaissance).

Fun fact is, that this vessel has two namesakes - the CroisiEurope-owned riverboat ms Vasco de Gama and the CMA-CGM-owned boxship Vasco De Gama. The 2015-launched container vessel is 175,000 GT tons and can carry up to 18,000 TEUs (containers).

Pacific Eden's last cruise for P&O Australia was the 18-day repositioning itinerary from Adelaide to Singapore

Date / TimePort
16 Mar 16:00Departing from Adelaide, South Australia
19 Mar 07:00 - 15:00Albany, Western Australia
20 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Margaret River, Western Australia
21 Mar 06:00 - 16:00Fremantle-Perth, Western Australia
25 Mar 12:00 - 26 Mar 12:00 (overnight)Benoa, Bali Indonesia
29 Mar 11:00 - 20:00Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
30 Mar 09:00 - 19:00Pulau Penang Island, Malaysia
31 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Pulau Langkawi Island, Malaysia
01 Apr 09:00 - 20:00Phuket, Thailand
03 Apr 08:00Arriving in Singapore

Nicko Vasco da Gama refurbishment 2024 review

Vasco da Gama's last drydock refurbishment was in 2024 (April-May) conducted by Lisanve Shipyards SA in Setubal (Portugal).

The project included regular maintenance works and classification/safety inspections, various upgrades (new windows, carpets, outdoor decks' wood floor varnishing, repairs of furniture), hull cleaning/repainting, machinery overhaul (drive shafts, HVAC system), steel works.

In addition, all outside staterooms on Deck 4 and all Suites were enhanced with new bathrooms and balcony doors. Pool Deck (deck 11) was completely renovated.

Nicko World Cruise 2025-2026

Nicko Cruises World Cruise 2025-2026 on Vasco da Gama was announced on June 25th and opened for booking on June 30th, 2024.

The 175-day itinerary is roundtrip from Hamburg leaving on November 7, 2025. The voyage groups 91 destinations (in 42 different countries) and features a Transatlantic crossing, a Panama Canal transit and a Suez Canal transit (on the way back to Germany). The visited regions include the Caribbean and Central America, the South Pacific (Australia and New Zealand) and Asia.

The voyage can be booked in five smaller segments and with pre- and post-cruise (hotel stays and tour) packages

Nicko World Cruise 2024-2025

Nicko's Grand World Cruise 2024-2025 is a 146-night/147-day itinerary (October 23-March 18) also available for booking as a shorter 108-night/109-day "Compact World Cruise" (Singapore to Santa Cruz de Tenerife).

Grand Voyage 2024-2025 visits 73 destinations (in 31 different countries) including 16 overnight ports.

Date / TimePort
23 Oct 21:00Departing from Heraklion, Crete Greece
25 Oct 08:00 - 23:30Limassol, Cyprus
27 Oct 03:00 - 14:00Suez Canal transit
28 Oct 08:00 - 22:00Hurghada, Egypt
29 Oct 07:00 - 22:00Safaga-Luxor, Egypt
31 Oct 07:00 - 17:00Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
04 Nov 09:30 - 17:00Salalah, Oman
06 Nov 11:00 - 22:00Muscat, Oman
07 Nov 10:00 - 20:00Fujairah, UAE
08 Nov 09:00 - 21:00Ras Al Khaimah-RAK City, UAE
09 Nov 09:00 - 22:00Abu Dhabi, UAE
10 Nov 08:00 - 22:00Dubai, UAE
11 Nov 06:00 - 12:00Khasab-Musandam, Oman
14 Nov 11:00 - 15 Nov 18:00 (overnight)Mumbai, India
16 Nov 11:30 - 23:30Panjim (Goa)
18 Nov 07:00 - 23:30Cochin, India
20 Nov 07:00 - 21 Nov 18:00 (overnight)Colombo, Sri Lanka
22 Nov 11:00 - 21:00Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
27 Nov 08:00 - 20:00Langkawi Island, Malaysia Kedah
28 Nov 06:00 - 16:00Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia Penang
29 Nov 07:00 - 17:00Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Selangor
30 Nov 08:00 - 01 Dec 12:00 (overnight)Singapore
03 Dec 08:00 - 20:00Semarang, Java Indonesia
06 Dec 12:00 - 22:00Bandar Seri Begawan-Muara, Brunei
07 Dec 07:00 - 17:00Kota Kinabalu, Borneo Malaysia Sabah
08 Dec 10:00 - 19:00Sandakan, Borneo Malaysia Sabah
10 Dec 12:00 - 22:00Ternate Island Indonesia, Maluku
12 Dec 07:00 - 16:00Banda Islands Indonesia
15 Dec 16:00 - 16 Dec 20:00 (overnight)Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
18 Dec 08:00 - 22:00Cairns, Queensland Australia
22 Dec 12:00 - 21:00Noumea, Grande Terre Island New Caledonia
23 Dec 07:00 - 17:00Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
24 Dec 07:30 - 14:00Mystery Island, Vanuatu
26 Dec 12:00 - 20:00Suva, Viti Levu Island Fiji
27 Dec 07:00 - 17:00Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island Fiji
29 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Apia, Upolu Island Samoa
29 Dec 10:00 - 30 Dec 13:00 (overnight)Pago Pago, Tutuila Island American Samoa
01 Jan 11:00 - 19:00Aitutaki Island, Cook Islands NZ
03 Jan 07:00 - 20:00Vaitape, Bora Bora Island, Society Islands French Polynesia
04 Jan 08:00 - 05 Jan 04:00 (overnight)Papeete, Tahiti Island French Polynesia
05 Jan 07:00 - 20:00Moorea Island, Society Islands French Polynesia
08 Jan 09:00 - 16:30Rikitea-Mangareva, Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
09 Jan 13:30 - 17:30Adamstown, Pitcairn Island UK
10 Jan 13:30 - 19:00Ducie Island, Pitcairn UK
13 Jan 07:00 - 14 Jan 18:00 (overnight)Hanga Roa, Easter Island Chile
19 Jan 07:00 - 18:00Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile
21 Jan 08:00 - 22 Jan 13:00 (overnight)Valparaiso-Santiago, Chile
24 Jan 08:00 - 20:00Puerto Montt, Chile
25 Jan 08:00 - 20:00Castro, Chiloe Island Chile
26 Jan - 28 JanChilean Fjords/Patagonia
29 Jan 14:00 - 22:00Puerto Natales, Chile
30 JanChilean Fjords, Patagonia
31 Jan 08:00 - 20:00Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
02 Feb 15:00 - 03 Feb 13:00 (overnight)Ushuaia, Argentina Antarctica
05 Feb 07:00 - 18:00George Island Falklands UK
06 Feb 07:00 - 18:00Port Stanley, East Falkland Island UK
08 Feb 12:00 - 22:00Puerto Madryn, Argentina
10 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Mar del Plata, Argentina
11 Feb 10:00 - 13 Feb 18:00 (overnight)Montevideo, Uruguay
14 Feb 07:00 - 14:00Punta del Este, Uruguay
15 Feb 08:00 - 20:00Porto Alegre-Rio Grande, Brazil
17 Feb 07:00 - 22:00Itajai, Brazil
18 Feb 08:00 - 19 Feb 18:00 (overnight)Paranagua, Brazil
20 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Santos-Sao Paulo, Brazil
21 Feb 08:00 - 22 Feb 20:00 (overnight)Ilha Grande, Brazil
23 Feb 08:00 - 24 Feb 20:00 (overnight)Paraty, Brazil
25 Feb 08:00 - 27 Feb 02:00 (overnight)Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
27 Feb 12:00 - 19:00Buzios, Brazil
28 Feb 09:00 - 20:00Vitoria, Brazil
02 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Ilheus, Brazil
03 Mar 08:00 - 04 Mar 18:00 (overnight)Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
05 Mar 15:00 - 21:00Recife, Brazil
06 Mar 07:00 - 17:00Natal, Brazil
07 Mar 12:00 - 20:00Fortaleza, Brazil
07-12 MarTransatlantic crossing
12 Mar 10:00 - 20:00Praia, Santiago Island Cape Verde
13 Mar 10:00 - 14 Mar 22:00 (overnight)Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island Cape Verde
18 Mar 08:00Arriving in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

The voyage can be booked in several shorter segments, including 20-nights (Dubai to Singapore, and Rio de Janeiro to Tenerife), 38-nights (Dubai to Cairns), 55-nights (Dubai to Papeete), 18-nights (Heraklion to Dubai, and Singapore to Cairns), 35-nights (Singapore to Papeete), 52-nights (Singapore to Valparaiso-Santiago), 56-nights (Cairns to Montevideo), 34-nights (Cairns to Valparaiso-Santiago, and Montevideo to Tenerife), 17-nights (Cairns to Papeete, and Papeete to Valparaiso-Santiago), 39-nights (Papeete to Montevideo), 53-nights (Papeete to Rio de Janeiro), 36-nights (Valparaiso to Rio de Janeiro), 14-nights (Montevideo to Rio de Janeiro).

Nicko World Cruise 2023-2024

The next table shows Vasco da Gama's first Around the World Voyage for Nicko (181-day itinerary roundtrip from Portugal).

Date / TimePort
10 Oct 20:00Departing from Lisbon, Portugal
12 Oct 07:00 - 18:00Casablanca-Marrakesh, Morocco
13 Oct 14:00 - 23:30Agadir, Morocco
17 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Praia, Santiago Island Cape Verde
19 Oct 06:00 - 16:00Dakar, Senegal
25 Oct 06:00 - 18:00Jamestown, Saint Helena Island UK
29 Oct 07:00 - 30 Oct 19:00 (overnight)Walvis Bay, Namibia
31 Oct 13:00 - 21:00Luderitz, Namibia
02 Nov 07:00 - 04 Nov 20:00 (overnight)Cape Town, South Africa
05 Nov 16:00 - 06 Nov 20:00 (overnight)Mossel Bay, South Africa
07 Nov 12:00 - 08 Nov 23:30 (overnight)Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth, South Africa
10 Nov 08:00 - 20:00Richards Bay, South Africa
11 Nov 07:00 - 12 Nov 22:00 (overnight)Durban, South Africa
15 Nov 09:00 - 19:00Tolagnaro/Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar
17 Nov 07:00 - 18:00Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
18 Nov 07:00 - 20:00Port Louis, Mauritius Island
20 Nov 07:00 - 13:00Nosy Boraha Island Madagascar
20 Nov 14:00 - 18:30Nosy Nato Island Madagascar
22 Nov 07:00 - 17:00Antsiranana/Diego Suarez, Madagascar
25 Nov 07:00 - 26 Nov 02:00 (overnight)Victoria, Mahe Island Seychelles
26 Nov 07:00 - 18:00La Passe, La Digue Island Seychelles
26 Nov 19:30 - 27 Nov 18:00 (overnight)Praslin Island Seychelles
01 Dec 22:00 - 02 Dec 20:00 (overnight)Male, Kaafu Atoll Maldives
04 Dec 19:30 - 05 Dec 23:30 (overnight)Mormugao-Goa, India
07 Dec 07:00 - 08 Dec 01:00 (overnight)Cochin, India
10 Dec 07:00 - 22:00Colombo, Sri Lanka
12 Dec 07:00 - 19:00Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
15 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Pulau Weh Island Indonesia
16 Dec 09:00 - 22:00Phuket, Thailand
17 Dec 09:00 - 16:00Langkawi Island, Malaysia Kedah
18 Dec 09:00 - 21:00Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
19 Dec 13:00 - 20 Dec 20:00 (overnight)Singapore
22 Dec 22:00 - 23 Dec 20:00 (overnight)Laem Chabang-Bangkok, Thailand
24 Dec 09:00 - 18:00Koh Kut-Kood Island Thailand
25 Dec 07:00 - 23:00Sihanoukville, Cambodia
27 Dec 07:00 - 28 Dec 16:00 (overnight)Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
29 Dec 11:00 - 17:00Nha Trang, Vietnam
31 Dec 09:00 - 01 Jan 18:00 (overnight)Halong Bay, Vietnam
03 Jan 08:00 - 04 Jan 12:00 (overnight)Hong Kong, China
06 Jan 08:00 - 20:00Manila, Luzon Island Philippines
07 Jan 11:00 - 18:00Coron, Busuanga Island Philippines
08 Jan 09:00 - 23:30Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island Philippines
10 Jan 07:00 - 16:00Tagbilaran, Bohol Island Philippines
13 Jan 20:00 - 14 Jan 14:30 (overnight)Benoa, Bali Indonesia
15 Jan 10:00 - 16:00Komodo Island, Indonesia
16 Jan 12:30 - 19:00Kupang, Timor Indonesia
18 Jan 07:00 - 17:00Darwin, NT Australia
21 Jan 15:00 - 23:30Cooktown, Queensland Australia
22 Jan 08:30 - 23 Jan 18:00 (overnight)Cairns, Queensland Australia
24 Jan 07:00 - 15:00Townsville, Queensland Australia
26 Jan 11:00 - 20:00Brisbane, Queensland Australia
28 Jan 08:00 - 20:00Sydney, NSW Australia
29 Jan 12:30 - 23:30Eden, NSW Australia
31 Jan 07:00 - 18:00Melbourne, Victoria Australia
01 Feb 10:00 - 18:00Burnie, Tasmania Australia
02 Feb 14:00 - 19:00Port Arthur, Tasmania Australia
02 Feb 22:30 - 03 Feb 17:00 (overnight)Hobart, Tasmania Australia
08 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Oban, Stewart Island-Rakiura, New Zealand
09 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Port Chalmers-Dunedin, New Zealand
10 Feb 07:00 - 19:00Timaru, New Zealand
11 Feb 07:00 - 18:00Lyttelton-Christchurch, New Zealand
12 Feb 07:00 - 18:30Wellington, New Zealand
13 Feb 11:00 - 21:00Napier, New Zealand
15 Feb 07:00 - 18:00Tauranga-Rotorua, New Zealand
16 Feb 09:00 - 18:00Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
17 Feb 08:00 - 18 Feb 18:00 (overnight)Auckland, New Zealand
23 Feb 09:00 - 20:00Avarua, Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands NZ
24 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Aitutaki Island, Cook Islands NZ
26 Feb 08:00 - 20:00Vaitape, Bora Bora Island, Society Islands French Polynesia
27 Feb 07:00 - 23:30Moorea Island, Society Islands French Polynesia
28 Feb 07:00 - 17:00Papeete, Tahiti Island French Polynesia
29 Feb 09:00 - 17:00Rangiroa Atoll, Tuamotus French Polynesia
02 Mar 08:00 - 14:00Atuona, Hiva Oa Island, Marquesas French Polynesia
09 Mar 18:00 - 10 Mar 23:30 (overnight)Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
12 Mar 07:00 - 16:00Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico
14 Mar 13:00 - 22:00Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
15 Mar 06:00 - 14:00Acajutla, El Salvador
16 Mar 09:00 - 19:00San Juan del Sur-Granada City, Nicaragua
17 Mar 08:00 - 21:00Puerto Caldera-Puntarenas, Costa Rica
19 MarPanama Canal transit
19 Mar 18:00 - 19:00Colon, Panama
20 Mar 13:00 - 23:30Cartagena, Colombia
22 Mar 07:00 - 23:00Oranjestad, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
23 Mar 07:00 - 23:30Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
26 Mar 08:00 - 20:00Bridgetown, Barbados
31 Mar 23:30 - 01 Apr 18:00 (overnight)Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island Cape Verde
04 Apr 07:00 - 19:00Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
05 Apr 16:00 - 06 Apr 18:00 (overnight)Funchal, Madeira Island Portugal
08 Apr 08:00Arriving in Lisbon

The voyage was also available for booking in smaller segments:

  • (2023 Oct 10) 24 days from Lisbon to Cape Town ($4320 pp)
  • (2023 Nov 3) 15 days from Cape Town to Port Louis ($3370)
  • (2023 Nov 18) 14 days Port Louis to Male ($2990)
  • (2023 Dec 2) 18 days from Male to Singapore ($4040)
  • (2023 Dec 20) 17 days from Singapore to Manila ($3910)
  • (2023 Dec 20) 110 days from Singapore to Lisbon ($26630)
  • (2024 Jan 6) 22 days from Manila to Sydney NSW ($4700)
  • (2024 Jan 28) 20 days from Sydney to Auckland NZ ($4600)
  • (2024 Feb 17) 22 days from Auckland to Puerto Vallarta ($4920)
  • (2024 Mar 10) 13 days from Puerto Vallarta to Willemstad Curacao ($2920)
  • (2024 Mar 23) 16 days from Willemstad to Lisbon ($2865)

The full voyage was priced from EUR 40515 pp (USD 42580 per person) with double occupancy.

Pacific Eden 2017 refurbishment review

During the ship's 12-day drydock refurbishment (July 22 - August 9, in Singapore) were conducted general maintenance works, as well as renovations to the Conference Rooms (deck 7), Theater (Marquee Show Lounge on 2 levels, decks 7-8), The Dome Bar (deck 12), Kids Zone (deck 12), Photo Gallery (deck 7), Spa and Gym facilities (deck 11). All crew cabin bathrooms were also renovated.

  • The 2-story Marquee Lounge was re-decorated and its color scheme was changed (to the new black-white-emerald green). Also, custom-made wallpaper and artworks were added.
  • The Dome Lounge was updated with a new nautical theme (dark navy blue and white hues), drapes were changed and soft lighting was installed.
  • Mini-Suites and some veranda cabins received new carpets and balcony furniture.
  • The ship's cinema, wellness complex (spa and gym) and kids and teen clubs (HQ and HQ+) were also renovated.

Most public areas were updated with new carpeting (a total of 11,000 m2 / 118,400 ft2 of new carpets). The ship also received the new P&O Australia trademarked hull livery (Southern Cross-themed).

The "Statendam to Eden" cruise ship transformation was done by the Swedish company "Tillberg Design" during a scheduled drydock refurbishment in Sydney NSW. Unique features of the new ship are the 3 dining rooms with different cuisine choices (Italian, Asian and the traditional for P&O Australia "Waterfront Restaurant"), boutique winery with premium Australian wines, indoor cinema, cookery school, new Salt Grill Bar (for Luke Mangan cocktails), large indoor-outdoor seating buffet restaurant, large main pool area (covered with sliding roof) and the new P&OEdge facility (active sports activities program).

CMV Vasco da Gama inaugural itineraries 2019

MS Vasco da Gama officially joined CMV-Cruise And Maritime Voyages on April 5, 2019, as the fleet's 6th vessel. Following the acquisition, the vessel's registry/flagstate was changed from Netherlands (MMSI 244078000 of P&O Pacific Eden) to Bahamas (MMSI 311000891 of CMV Vasco da Gama).

Next are listed the inaugural voyages for CMV.

46-day repositioning cruise from Asia to Europe (Singapore to Amsterdam). Fly-cruise deals were offered with cruise fare-inclusive flights from UK (London or Manchester) on April 22, 2019. CMV promo deals "buy one get one free" were initially priced from GBP 3500 pp (full fare GBP 7000) for 2 passengers sharing an inside cabin.

Date / TimePort
24 AprDeparting from Singapore
26 Apr 07:00 - 17:00Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia
27 Apr 07:00 - 17:00Phuket, Thailand
01 May 08:00 - 23:00Colombo, Sri Lanka
03 May 06:00 - 23:00Cochin, India
05 May 07:00 - 15:00Mormugao-Goa, India
06 May 08:00 - 20:00Mumbai, India
10 May 08:00 - 17:00Salalah, Oman
15 May 04:00 - 20:00Safaga, Egypt
16 May 09:00 - 21:00Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
18 May 04:00 - 17:00Suez Canal
19 May 05:00 - 20:00Ashdod, Israel
21 May 07:00 - 13:00Santorini Island, Greece
21 May 18:00Mykonos Island, Greece
22 May 08:00 - 22:00Piraeus-Athens, Greece
24 May 08:00 - 18:00Valletta, Malta
25 May 08:00 - 18:00Messina, Sicily Italy
26 May 08:00 - 19:00Naples, Italy
27 May 07:00 - 22:00Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
29 May 08:00 - 23:00Barcelona, Spain
31 May 09:00 - 18:00Gibraltar, UK
01 Jun 07:00Casablanca, Morocco
03 Jun 08:00 - 14:00Lisbon, Portugal
06 Jun 09:00 - 07 Jun 16:00London-Tilbury, England
08 Jun 09:00Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland

54-day repositioning cruise from Europe to Australia (Amsterdam to Sydney)

Date / TimePort
08 Oct 17:00Departing from Amsterdam, Holland
09 Oct 08:00 - 20:00London-Tilbury, England
13 Oct 08:00Lisbon, Portugal
15 Oct 07:00 - 21:00Casablanca, Morocco
17 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
20 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde
25 Oct 20:00 - 26 Oct 17:00Bridgetown, Barbados
28 Oct 09:00 - 16:00Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
30 OctPanama Canal
02 Nov 08:00 - 18:00San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
05 Nov 08:00 - 22:00Acapulco, Mexico
13 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Nuku Hiva Island, Marquesas, French Polynesia
16 Nov 08:00 - 19:00Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
17 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
19 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands NZ
23 Nov 08:00 - 23:00Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga
27 Nov 07:00 - 22:00Auckland, New Zealand
01 Dec 07:00Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia

As itinerary segments were offered 50-day Amsterdam to Auckland (Oct 8), 53-days London to Sydney (Oct 9) and 49-day London to Auckland (Oct 9).

CMV Vasco da Gama cruise itineraries 2020-2021 (Australia/CANCELED)

For 2020-2021, CMV scheduled a total of 24 voyages for the ship Vasco da Gama. Following the COVID-related suspension of voyages (since March 2020), the boat's itinerary program was planned to start on October 9, with the 56-day relocation voyage from England to Australia.

Date / TimePort
09 Oct 20:00Departing from London-Tilbury, England
13 Oct 08:00Lisbon, Portugal
15 Oct 07:00 - 21:00Casablanca, Morocco
19 Oct 09:00 - 18:00Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde
24 Oct 20:00 - 25 Oct 20:00Bridgetown, Barbados
26 Oct 08:00 - 18:00St Georges, Grenada
29 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Cartagena, Colombia
30 Oct 13:00 - 23:00Colon, Panama
31 Oct 04:00 - 19:00Panama Canal
11 Nov 07:00 - 18:00Nuku Hiva Island, Taiohae, Marquesas French Polynesia
13 Nov 19:00 - 14 NovPapeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
15 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Huahine Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
16 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
18 Nov 08:00 - 19:00Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands NZ
25 Nov 07:00 - 16:00Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand
26 Nov 07:00 - 22:00Auckland, New Zealand
30 Nov 07:00 - 17:00Sydney, NSW Australia
02 Dec 09:00 - 20:00Melbourne, Victoria Australia
04 Dec 08:00Arriving in Adelaide, South Australia

While deployed in Australia-New Zealand, CMV Vasco da Gama had scheduled roundtrips from homeports Adelaide (South Australia) and Fremantle. The ex-Australia itineraries (all canceled) included 2-day "Weekend Escape" (Adelaide to Port Lincoln) and 7-day "Southern Explorer" Adelaide to Melbourne and Sydney NSW.