ms Vasco de Gama

ms Vasco de Gama current position

ms Vasco de Gama current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 41.07652 N / -8.47182 W) cruising en route to VEGA DE TERRON. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of ms Vasco de Gama

ms Vasco de Gama current cruise is 5 days, round-trip Porto and the Douro Valley . Prices start from USD 866 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 26 Mar, 2024 and ends on 30 Mar, 2024.

Date / TimePort
26 Mar 17:00 - 27 Mar 06:30    Departing from Porto-Leixoes, Oporto, Portugal hotels
27 Mar 15:30 - 28 Mar 14:00    Regua, Portugal, Lamego
28 Mar 16:00 - 29 Mar 08:00    Porto Antigo, Cinfaes, Portugal
29 Mar 12:00 - 31 Mar 09:00    Arriving in Porto-Leixoes, Oporto, Portugal hotels

Specifications of ms Vasco de Gama

Year of build2002  /  Age: 22
Flag state France
BuilderMeuse & Sambre Shipyard (Beez-Namur, Belgium)
ClassDouro river cruiser
Ferry route / homeportsOporto (Portugal)
Speed9 kn / 17 km/h / 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
OwnerCroisiEurope
OperatorCroisiEurope Portugal

ms Vasco de Gama Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Mar 26 5 days, round-trip Porto and the Douro Valley Porto-Leixoes $866
2024 May 13 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain Porto, the Douro Valley Portugal and Salamanca Spain Porto-Leixoes $1852
2024 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain Porto, the Douro Valley Portugal and Salamanca Spain Porto-Leixoes $1519
2024 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain Porto, the Douro Valley Portugal and Salamanca Spain Porto-Leixoes $1224
2024 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip Family Club - From Portugal to Spain Porto, the Douro Valley Portugal and Salamanca Spain Porto-Leixoes $1530
2024 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip Family Club The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal Porto-Leixoes
2024 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip Family Club The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal Porto-Leixoes $1791
2024 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain Porto, the Douro Valley Portugal and Salamanca Spain Porto-Leixoes $1157
2024 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Family Club - From Portugal to Spain Porto, the Douro Valley Portugal and Salamanca Spain Porto-Leixoes $1463
2024 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain Porto, the Douro Valley Portugal and Salamanca Spain Porto-Leixoes $1119
2024 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip Family Club - From Portugal to Spain Porto, the Douro Valley Portugal and Salamanca Spain Porto-Leixoes $1425
2024 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain Porto, the Douro Valley Portugal and Salamanca Spain Porto-Leixoes $919
2024 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Family Club - From Portugal to Spain Porto, the Douro Valley Portugal and Salamanca Spain Porto-Leixoes $1225
2024 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain Porto, the Douro Valley Portugal and Salamanca Spain Porto-Leixoes $1224
2024 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Family Club - From Portugal to Spain Porto, the Douro Valley Portugal and Salamanca Spain Porto-Leixoes $1530
2024 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain Porto, the Douro Valley Portugal and Salamanca Spain Porto-Leixoes $1681
2024 Nov 04 5 days, round-trip Porto and the Douro Valley Porto-Leixoes $841

ms Vasco de Gama Review

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 homeport Oporto Portugal. This riverboat cruises in Portugal together with the CroisiEurope ships Fernao De MagalhaesGil EanesInfante Don HenriqueMiguel Torga, Amalia Rodrigues.

ms Vasco de Gama river cruise ship (CroisiEurope Portugal)

Decks and Cabins

The riverboat has 71 passenger cabins (equally sized at 129 ft2 / 12 m2) in 2 grades, including 5 cabins with 2 single beds.

Main Deck staterooms (15 double) are with Riverview windows (non-opening).

Middle Deck (18 double) and Upper Deck cabins (38 double) are with French balconies (slide-opening windows).

Upper Deck additionally has 2 Suite accommodations with private verandas (terraces).

As for amenities, each stateroom has a private bathroom (WC, sink, shower cabin), wardrobe/closet, satellite TV, radio, phone (only for internal calls), hairdryer, personal safe, individual air-conditioning.

Shipboard facilities

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 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.

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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 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 two namesakes - the CMV-owned Vasco da Gama (ex-Pacific Eden) and the CMA-CGM box ship Vasco De Gama. The container 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.