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Vasco da Gama

The environmentally friendly Vasco da Gama, with its manageable number of guests of less than 1,000 travelers, is once again available as a ship. The Vasco impresses with its two pools, the larger of which has a lockable glass roof and can therefore be used in all weathers.

The Vasco da Gama has four different cabins on decks 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10, which are divided into 129 inside cabins with 16 square meters, 352 outside cabins with 17 square meters, 120 balcony cabins with 21 square meters and 28 suites including balcony with 34 square meters. There are at least two pieces of seating furniture on the balconies. The inside cabins are equipped with bath and shower. The outside cabins have either a shower or bath. All cabins are equipped with a flat-screen TV. The beds can be made up separately or together. In some cases, the sofa can be converted into a bed, providing space for a third person.

The shipping company has equipped the Vasco da Gama’s diesel engines with a new fuel system using the low-emission MGO (Marine Gas Oil) variant. The ship has also been fitted with a nitrogen oxide catalytic converter (SCR) based on urea-water. In addition, a new waste water system was installed on the ship, which reduces suspended solids to zero without the use of chemicals.







Gym, Spa, Pool

& Wellness

Wellness is a top priority on the “Vasco da Gama”. The gym next to the spa is open 24 hours a day and has a wide range of equipment. These include 11 spinning bikes, 5 steppers, 7 treadmills, 5 exercise bikes, 14 weight machines, 2 rowing machines and a large selection of free weights. In the spa, dry and steam saunas are included in the cruise price. The jogging trail is located on the top deck.

The Vasco da Gama has two pool areas – one is prominently located at the stern of the ship with spacious sunbathing areas. The other is located amidships and is equipped with a retractable roof, which only a very small number of cruise ships have. There is also a sophisticated wellness area with sauna and steam bath, a large fitness center and sports areas on the outer decks. The “Hollywood’s” show theater extends over two decks and offers first-class evening entertainment.

Bars, Lounges,


The Vasco da Gama also plays in the top league when it comes to gastronomy. It has three a-la-card restaurants, including the Asian-style “Fusion”, which impresses with its attention to detail. This includes authentic Japanese tables at floor level. The buffet restaurant also stands out conceptually. It is more reminiscent of a food court with different culinary stations. European dishes are served in the “Waterfront” with its 150 seats. The restaurant is designed in an exclusive style. “The Grill” is the specialty restaurant on board and has 66 seats. The “Chefs Table” with its 14 seats can be booked for a larger group for festive occasions such as weddings, silver weddings, birthdays etc. for an additional charge. The Alfresco Grill is the bistro for in-between meals when you return from an excursion or when your appetite strikes by the pool. The pizzas, burgers and hot dogs are all included in the tour price.