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Specifications of CMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko
|Year of build||1993 / Age: 30|
|Builder||Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)|
|Building cost||USD 220 million|
|Engines (power)||Wartsila-Sulzer (34.56 MW / 46346 hp)|
|Speed||21 kn / 39 km/h / 24 mph|
|Length (LOA)||219 m / 719 ft|
|Beam (width)||31 m / 102 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||55877 gt|
|Passengers||1260 - 1512|
|Decks with cabins||5|
|Sister-ships||MS Maasdam (CFC Renaissance), MS Veendam (Aegean Majesty), MS Ryndam (Celestyal Journey)|
|Former names||Vasco da Gama (CMV), Pacific Eden (P&O), MS Statendam|
|Christened by||Kate Ritchie (for P&O Australia)|
|Owner||Mystic Invest Holding (Portugal)|
|Operator||Schiffsreisen GmbH (Nicko Cruises Germany)|
CMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko Itineraries
|Date||Itinerary||Departure Port||Price from|
|2023 Oct 10||24 days, one-way from Lisbon to Cape Town||Lisbon||$4323|
|2023 Oct 10||181 days, round-trip World Cruise||Lisbon||$42377|
|2023 Nov 03||15 days, one-way from Cape Town to Port Louis||Cape Town||$3372|
|2023 Nov 18||14 days, one-way from Port Louis to Male||Port Louis||$2993|
|2023 Dec 02||18 days, one-way from Male to Singapore||Male||$4042|
|2023 Dec 20||17 days, one-way from Singapore to Manila||Singapore||$3912|
|2023 Dec 20||110 days, one-way from Singapore to Lisbon||Singapore||$26633|
|2024 Jan 06||22 days, one-way from Manila to Sydney||Manila||$4702|
|2024 Jan 28||20 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland||Sydney||$4604|
|2024 Feb 17||22 days, one-way from Auckland to Puerto Vallarta||Auckland||$4918|
|2024 Mar 10||13 days, one-way from Puerto Vallarta to Willemstad Curacao||Puerto Vallarta||$2918|
|2024 Mar 23||16 days, one-way from Willemstad Curacao to Lisbon||Willemstad Curacao||$2864|
|2024 May 05||7 days, one-way from Lisbon to Marseille||Lisbon||$1009|
|2024 Jun 12||7 days, one-way from Marseille to Lisbon||Marseille||$1073|
|2024 Aug 01||3 days, round-trip Western Europe||Bremerhaven||$534|
|2024 Sep 18||7 days, one-way from Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca||Lisbon||$1073|
|2024 Sep 25||7 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Valletta||Palma de Mallorca||$1073|
|2024 Oct 02||7 days, one-way from Valletta to Piraeus-Athens||Valletta||$1009|
|2024 Oct 16||7 days, round-trip Eastern Mediterranean||Heraklion||$1009|
|2024 Oct 23||146 days, one-way from Heraklion to Santa Cruz de Tenerife||Heraklion||$25572|
|2024 Oct 23||18 days, one-way from Heraklion to Dubai||Heraklion||$2996|
|2024 Nov 30||108 days, one-way from Singapore to Santa Cruz de Tenerife||Singapore||$20201|
|2024 Nov 30||18 days, one-way from Singapore to Cairns||Singapore||$3453|
|2025 Jan 04||17 days, one-way from Papeete to Valparaiso-Santiago||Papeete||$3268|
|2025 Mar 18||10 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Lisbon||Santa Cruz de Tenerife||$1585|
|2025 Mar 28||10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Valletta||Lisbon||$1604|
|2025 Apr 07||7 days, one-way from Valletta to Heraklion||Valletta||$1225|
|2025 Apr 14||7 days, one-way from Heraklion to Piraeus-Athens||Heraklion||$1225|
|2025 Apr 21||11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul||Piraeus-Athens||$1935|
|2025 May 02||11 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens||Istanbul||$1935|
|2025 May 13||7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik||Piraeus-Athens||$1225|
|2025 May 20||7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Civitavecchia-Rome||Dubrovnik||$1225|
|2025 May 27||7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Marseille||Civitavecchia-Rome||$1225|
|2025 Jun 03||8 days, one-way from Marseille to Barcelona||Marseille||$1400|
|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|
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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.
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).
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.
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 the 2-tiered show lounge Hollywood's, guests may enjoy "big show" entertainment from line's singers and dancers or one of the special guest acts. The Dome, with its panoramic seascapes, is a relaxing venue to watch the world sail by or chat with fellow passengers. At night, it turns into a disco. The Blue Room is the perfect venue to enjoy 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%.
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.
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 thru 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.
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CMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko Wiki
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 / Time||Port|
|16 Mar 16:00||Departing from Adelaide, South Australia|
|19 Mar 07:00 - 15:00||Albany, Western Australia|
|20 Mar 08:00 - 18:00||Margaret River, Western Australia|
|21 Mar 06:00 - 16:00||Fremantle-Perth, Western Australia|
|25 Mar 12:00 - 26 Mar 12:00 (overnight)||Benoa, Bali Indonesia|
|29 Mar 11:00 - 20:00||Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|30 Mar 09:00 - 19:00||Pulau Penang Island, Malaysia|
|31 Mar 08:00 - 18:00||Pulau Langkawi Island, Malaysia|
|01 Apr 09:00 - 20:00||Phuket, Thailand|
|03 Apr 08:00||Arriving in Singapore|
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 / Time||Port|
|24 Apr||Departing from Singapore|
|26 Apr 07:00 - 17:00||Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia|
|27 Apr 07:00 - 17:00||Phuket, Thailand|
|01 May 08:00 - 23:00||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|03 May 06:00 - 23:00||Cochin, India|
|05 May 07:00 - 15:00||Mormugao-Goa, India|
|06 May 08:00 - 20:00||Mumbai, India|
|10 May 08:00 - 17:00||Salalah, Oman|
|15 May 04:00 - 20:00||Safaga, Egypt|
|16 May 09:00 - 21:00||Aqaba-Petra, Jordan|
|18 May 04:00 - 17:00||Suez Canal|
|19 May 05:00 - 20:00||Ashdod, Israel|
|21 May 07:00 - 13:00||Santorini Island, Greece|
|21 May 18:00||Mykonos Island, Greece|
|22 May 08:00 - 22:00||Piraeus-Athens, Greece|
|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|
|29 May 08:00 - 23:00||Barcelona, Spain|
|31 May 09:00 - 18:00||Gibraltar, UK|
|01 Jun 07:00||Casablanca, Morocco|
|03 Jun 08:00 - 14:00||Lisbon, Portugal|
|06 Jun 09:00 - 07 Jun 16:00||London-Tilbury, England|
|08 Jun 09:00||Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland|
54-day repositioning cruise from Europe to Australia (Amsterdam to Sydney)
|Date / Time||Port|
|08 Oct 17:00||Departing from Amsterdam, Holland|
|09 Oct 08:00 - 20:00||London-Tilbury, England|
|13 Oct 08:00||Lisbon, Portugal|
|15 Oct 07:00 - 21:00||Casablanca, Morocco|
|17 Oct 08:00 - 18:00||Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands|
|20 Oct 08:00 - 18:00||Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde|
|25 Oct 20:00 - 26 Oct 17:00||Bridgetown, Barbados|
|28 Oct 09:00 - 16:00||Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles|
|30 Oct||Panama Canal|
|02 Nov 08:00 - 18:00||San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua|
|05 Nov 08:00 - 22:00||Acapulco, Mexico|
|13 Nov 08:00 - 18:00||Nuku Hiva Island, Marquesas, French Polynesia|
|16 Nov 08:00 - 19:00||Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia|
|17 Nov 08:00 - 18:00||Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia|
|19 Nov 08:00 - 18:00||Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands NZ|
|23 Nov 08:00 - 23:00||Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga|
|27 Nov 07:00 - 22:00||Auckland, New Zealand|
|01 Dec 07:00||Arriving 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 / Time||Port|
|09 Oct 20:00||Departing from London-Tilbury, England|
|13 Oct 08:00||Lisbon, Portugal|
|15 Oct 07:00 - 21:00||Casablanca, Morocco|
|19 Oct 09:00 - 18:00||Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde|
|24 Oct 20:00 - 25 Oct 20:00||Bridgetown, Barbados|
|26 Oct 08:00 - 18:00||St Georges, Grenada|
|29 Oct 08:00 - 17:00||Cartagena, Colombia|
|30 Oct 13:00 - 23:00||Colon, Panama|
|31 Oct 04:00 - 19:00||Panama Canal|
|11 Nov 07:00 - 18:00||Nuku Hiva Island, Taiohae, Marquesas French Polynesia|
|13 Nov 19:00 - 14 Nov||Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia|
|15 Nov 08:00 - 18:00||Huahine Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia|
|16 Nov 08:00 - 18:00||Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia|
|18 Nov 08:00 - 19:00||Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands NZ|
|25 Nov 07:00 - 16:00||Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand|
|26 Nov 07:00 - 22:00||Auckland, New Zealand|
|30 Nov 07:00 - 17:00||Sydney, NSW Australia|
|02 Dec 09:00 - 20:00||Melbourne, Victoria Australia|
|04 Dec 08:00||Arriving 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.