Cruise & Maritime Voyages - Vasco da Gama

With an enviable reputation and established following on the international cruise market, the premium 1220 passenger Vasco da Gama will join the Cruise & Maritime Voyages∘ fleet in April 2019. Combining beautiful, contemporary decor with a more traditional cruise style, Vasco da Gama is small to mid-size, by comparison with the new mega-ships carrying up to 6000 passengers, and is a wonderful new addition to the CMV fleet.

Accommodation

Vasco da Gama has 630 well-appointed and generally spacious passenger cabins compared to today’s contemporary mega resort ships, comprising∘ 18 categories of accommodation primarily graded according to size, deck position and deck with 80% of cabins having an ocean view.

Cabin sizes range from 176sqft or 16.32sqm for a standard inside cabin up to 1095sqft or 101.73sqm for a Royal Penthouse Suite with an impressive average size of 202sqft or 18.79sqm.

There are 120 spacious superior and premium balcony cabins and 29 de-luxe balcony suites including an impressive Royal Penthouse Suite. A majority of twin bedded cabins convert to double bed cabins∘ and a limited number also have inter-connecting doors, ideal for family groups.

All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with a television, radio, telephone, hairdryer and personal safe. Throughout your time on board, your cabin steward will ensure a high degree of service.

Ship Facts
Launched 1993
Refitted 2019
Language en-GB
Gross Tonnage 55877
Cabins 630
Capacity 1220
Currency GBP
Decks 10
Length 219.4
Speed 16
Width 30.8

Cabins

  • Category RPS - Royal Penthouse Suite
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    Located forward on Navigator’s Deck 10, the highest accommodation deck, this expansive Royal Penthouse suite comprises of a sitting area with a double sofa-bed and a large private balcony. King bedded, this suite offers en-suite facilities with whirlpool bath and shower above, generous hanging and storage space and a fridge. 

  • Category DS - De Luxe Suite
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    These spacious De Luxe suites are located on Navigator’s Deck 10 and comprise of a sitting area and a private balcony. They are twin/king bedded, and a double sofa-bed may accommodate a third and/or fourth passenger. They offer en-suite facilities with whirlpool bath and shower above (cabin 10058 shower only), wardrobe, storage space and a fridge. 

  • Category 16 - Premium Balcony Ocean View
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    Located aft on Navigator’s Deck 10, the highest accommodation deck, there are 20 twin/double bedded Premium cabins with private balconies. They offer en-suite facilities with whirlpool bath and shower over, wardrobe, ample storage space and a fridge. Some of these cabins have a sofabed for a third occupant.

  • Category 15 - Superior Plus Balcony Ocean View

    There are 48 Superior Plus cabins with private balconies located midship on Verandah Deck 9. These cabins are twin/double with some having a sofa-bed for a third occupant. They offer en-suite facilities with whirlpool bath, shower over, wardrobe, ample storage space and a fridge. 

  • Category 14 - Superior Balcony Ocean View

    Located on Verandah Deck 9, there are 42 Superior cabins with private balconies. They offer en-suite facilities with a whirlpool bath and shower over (9186 and 9190 have shower only), wardrobe, ample storage space and a fridge. Cabins 9174, 9175, 9178 and 9179 are twin/double bedded cabins. The remainder have a sofabed for a third occupant. 

  • Category 12 - Premium Twin Ocean View

    Located on Main Deck 5, these midship cabins offer private en-suite facilities with bath and shower over and ample hanging and storage space. The majority are twin/double bedded. However, cabins 5082, 5083, 5086 and 5087 have a third and/or fourth berth.

  • Category 11 - Superior Plus Twin Ocean View

    These ocean view cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with bath and shower over plus ample hanging and storage space. They are twin/double bedded and are located midship on A Deck 4.

  • Category 9 - Superior Twin Ocean View

    These ocean view cabins conveniently located adjacent to the wraparound promenade deck offer private en-suite facilities with bath and shower over (6182 and 6183 have shower only) plus ample hanging and storage space. They are all twin/double bedded and are located on Promenade Deck 6 with convenient access to the restaurant and lounges on Boat Deck 7. Cabins 6182 and 6183 are equipped for passengers with specific mobility limitations and their companions.

  • Category 8 - Standard Plus Twin Ocean View

    Located on Main Deck 5, Promenade Deck 6 and Verandah Deck 9, these cabins offer private en-suite facilities with bath and shower over plus ample hanging and storage space. Some cabins on Main Deck 5 and Verandah Deck 9 have a third and/or fourth berth. 

  • Category 7 - Standard Twin Ocean View

    These twin/double ocean view cabins on Atlantic Deck 4 offer private en-suite facilities with bath and shower over (4227 and 4231 have shower only) plus ample hanging and storage space. Some of these cabins have a third and/or fourth berth.

  • Category 6 - Standard Twin Ocean View
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    Located midship on A Deck 4, these twin/double cabins offer private en-suite facilities with bath and shower over plus ample hanging and storage space. The majority have a third and/or fourth berth. All these cabins interconnect with the adjacent cabin when required.

  • Category 6P - Standard Twin (port hole) Ocean View
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    These cabins on A Deck 4 and Main Deck 5 are with port hole ocean view. All these twin/double cabins offer private en-suite facilities with bath and shower over (4010, 4011, 4014, 4015, 5006 and 5007 have shower only) plus ample hanging and storage space. Cabins 4006, 4007, 4022 and 4023 provide accommodation for a third and/or fourth occupant. Cabins 4101, 4011, 4014 and 4015 are equipped for passengers with specific mobility limitations and their companions. 

  • Category 6A - Standard Twin Ocean View (partially or fully obstructed view)
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    These cabins are located on Promenade Deck 6 with convenient access to the restaurant and lounges on Boat Deck 7. All these twin/double cabins have partially or fully obstructed views and offer private en-suite facilities with bath and shower over plus ample hanging and storage space. 

  • Category 4 - Premium Twin Inner
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    These twin/double cabins are conveniently located on Promenade Deck 6 and all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. Cabins 6088, 6092, 6097, 6221 and 6225 provide accommodation for a third and/or fourth occupant. 

  • Category 3 - Superior Twin Inner

    Located midship on Main Deck 5, these twin/double cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. Some have a third and/or fourth berth. 

  • Category 2 - Standard Plus Twin Inner

    These twin/double bedded cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are located on Main Deck 5 and Verandah Deck 9. Some of these cabins have a sofa-bed for a third occupant and some offer an upper fourth berth.

  • Category 1 - Standard Twin Inner

    Located on A Deck 4, these cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are twin/double bedded and some have a sofa-bed for a third occupant.

  • Category 4S - Premium Single Inner

    These cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are all twin/double bedded and are located on Verandah Deck 9 and Navigator’s Deck 10.

  • Category 8S - Standard Plus Single Ocean View

    Located forward and aft on Promenade Deck 6, these twin/double bedded cabins offer private en-suite facilities with bath and shower over plus ample hanging and storage space.

  • Category 12S - Premium Single Ocean View

    These ocean view cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with bath and shower over plus ample hanging and storage space. They are twin/double bedded and are located midship on Main Deck 5. 

  • Category 15S - Superior Plus Single Balcony
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    Located midship on Verandah Deck 9, these cabins offer the benefit of a private balcony. They are twin/double bedded with private en-suite facilities, whirlpool bath with shower over plus ample hanging and storage space and a fridge.

  • Deck Plans

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Dining

Vasco da Gama offers a choice of three main Waterfront Restaurants – Waterfront Restaurant, Waterfront Mediterranean and Waterfront Eurasia∘ where, unlike our other ships, dining will be flexible and not fixed to specific sittings. You are therefore free to dine where and when you want to. In addition, there are two delightful speciality restaurants – The Grill and Chef’s Table (supplements apply) or, as an alternative, enjoy more relaxed buffet style meals at the Club Bistro.

Waterfront Restaurants (complimentary)

Waterfront Restaurant, Waterfront Mediterranean and Waterfront Eurasia where, unlike our other ships, dining will be flexible and not fixed to specific sittings.

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Speciality Dining

There are two delightful speciality restaurants – The Grill and Chef’s Table (supplements apply).

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Club Bistro

Offers relaxed buffet style meals

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Entertainment

The facilities on board Vasco da Gama are impressive with a choice of five lounge bars, a pool bar and four entertainment venues each with its own individual∘ style. She offers a casino, library, card room and shopping galleria plus extensive deck areas.

Hollywood’s

At Hollywood’s, the fabulous two-tiered show lounge, you may enjoy ‘big show’ entertainment from our talented singers and dancers or one of our special guest acts.

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The Dome

With its panoramic seascapes, The Dome is a delightful venue to relax and watch the world sail by or to chat with fellow passengers, and at night, this the place to be to dance the night away.

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Blue Room

Head to the Blue Room, the perfect venue to enjoy some musical entertainment after another wonderful day ashore or a nightcap before taking that final stroll on deck and retiring to the comfort of your cabin.

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A Laugh on the Ocean Waves

On selected cruises, enjoy ‘A Laugh on the Ocean Waves’ where you are invited to enjoy the talents of our guest comedians. Laughter is the best medicine so enjoy the talents of our comedy acts with their dedicated evening shows. Look out for cruises listed with a smile symbol.

Daytime Activities

During days at sea, our entertainments team will arrange activities ranging from a morning quiz to an afternoon dance class. You may choose from a work-out in the gym; a make-over in the beauty salon; a swim in the pool or something a little less energetic in the form of curling up with a good book. Perhaps listen to a speaker or learn a new skill from one of our arts and crafts specialists. The choice is yours!

Evening Entertainment

At Cruise & Maritime Voyages, we recognise the importance of offering a very high standard of evening entertainment brought to you by our experienced Cruise Directors and entertainment hosts. It is their aim to ensure that you have an unforgettable cruise holiday and present a truly wonderful and varied entertainment programme. With stylish productions, guest acts, cabarets and classical interludes, there’s something for everyone on board.

Health and Fitness

Jade Wellness (Spa)

Be pampered at the well-appointed wellness centre with its beautiful spa amenities, make use of the hairdressing and beauty facilities. work out in the well-equipped gym.

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Sports Facilities (Sports Court)

If you're feeling more active, then why not team up for a game of tennis or basketball, or work out in the well-equipped gym.

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Swimming Pools (Pool)

There are two swimming pools with the main top deck pool benefitting from a retractable roof so that you can relax in this stylish setting, whatever the weather.

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Useful Information

Dress Code

During the day, attitudes are very relaxed and informality is the key. Casual clothing is quite sufficient during the days at sea and for time spent ashore. On certain shore excursions and at some religious sites, discretion should be used so as not to cause inadvertent offence with inappropriate clothing. Advice will be given onboard in such cases. Every day, the Daily Programme suggests, as a guide, a mode of dress for that particular evening’s events. Generally there are two ‘formal’ or gala nights planned on each cruise when many gentlemen wear a dinner jacket, although a lounge suit is quite acceptable. The ladies on these occasions have a chance to dress up and often opt for evening or cocktail dresses. On evenings proposed as ‘informal’, a suit or smart jacket and trousers, with or without a tie, for the men is suggested and the ladies have further opportunities to look elegant in a cocktail dress, trouser suits and stylish coordinates. A ‘casual’ recommendation often covers evenings spent in port or when a special event such as a deck party is scheduled. In these cases, the choice of dress is left entirely to you.

Disabled Facilities

If you or one of your travelling companions has a mobility limitation or special needs, it is essential that you contact Cruise & Maritime Voyages' office to allow them to discuss your requirements before you make a booking. Firstly though, please read the panel headed ‘Maritime Passenger Rights’ within the Booking Conditions on page 65 as this contains important information. In the interests of safety, and in order to ascertain whether you or members of the party travelling with you have specific mobility or other special needs, you will be asked a series of questions. The answers to these will enable them to determine that you, any other person in your booking, and any equipment that you or they are intending to bring onboard can be carried safely for the duration of your cruise. This will then be confirmed in writing to you, and will enable your booking to proceed. A cruise is quite unlike a land based holiday and the ships the Cruise & Maritime fleet are not ideally suited to prospective passengers in wheelchairs or those who have limited mobility. It should be noted that the layout of the ship could considerably∘ restrict such passengers’ movement around the vessel and indeed preclude access to some of the ports of call, where gangway conditions are not conducive or passengers are conveyed ashore by tender. At anchorage ports, access to or from the tenders or launches requires a certain level of mobility which is necessary to manage the steps to the tender platform and to physically board and disembark from the vessel. It should therefore be noted that, on safety grounds, those with restricted mobility may be unable to go ashore at such ports.

Special Dietary Requirements

If you, or a member of your party, have a particular dietary requirement, the restaurants are able to offer the following dietary options: Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Low Salt and Vegetarian Meals. If you have not done so at the time of booking, please advise any requirements∘ no later than two weeks prior to departure. Kosher and Halal meals are available but only if requested at least 6 weeks prior to sailing.

Special Gift Packages

The Celebration Package (£179) includes

  • A Candlelit Dinner for Two - including a bottle of House Wine
  • A Cocktail in the Captain's Club for Two
  • A Champagne Breakfast
  • A £50 voucher for the boutique
  • A Portrait Photograph

The Wine Package (£85) includes

  • Two bottles of Pinot Griogio white wine
  • Two bottles of Montepulciano D'Ambruzzo red wine
  • One bottle of Bardolino Chiaretto rosé wine
  • Ten bottles of mineral water (still or sparkling)

The Captain's Collection (£75) includes

  • Bottle of Henkel Trocken
  • Sparkling wine & fruits
  • Bottle of Pinot Grigio white wine & cheese
  • Bottle of Sancerre white wine & salmon canapés
  • Two mini Grand Marnier & petit fours
  • Chocolate fruits
  • Selection of canapés
  • Selection of vegetable sticks with dip

CMV Additions Packages

Take your pick from a selection of four superb onboard packages and enjoy some great pre-sail savings too!

To enable you to budget for any extra costs, we are offering a selection of four superb value onboard package options that include service∘ charges, gratuities and other additions. Savings are available on these packages when booked and paid for before your cruise, so we highly recommend that you take full advantage of these packages. 

Plastic Straws

In the interest of protecting the environment, plastic straws will not be served with drinks from the bars on board CMV ships. Guests who require one can request one from their server.

Bob McGowan, Head of Customer Services said “As a company, we use an estimated 1.2 million straws a year. As with plastic bags in shops, we recognise that changing our habits is essential to keeping the environment free of unnecessary waste. The oceans are our business and we will continue in our quest to reduce the amount of plastic used on board our fleet.”