Vasco Da Gama is a mid-sized cruise ship able to access more ports than larger ships in Cruise and Maritime’s fleet. Previously called Pacific Eden with P&O, Vasco Da Gama now sails between Europe and Australasia depending on the summer seasons. Catering to up to 1220 passengers with refitted décor, premium-class features and speciality theme classes and events, Vasco Da Gama is a fantastic home away from home on an enriching cruise.
There is no shortage of dining options onboard Vasco Da Gama. She has no less than three standard restaurants to choose from in the Waterfront, Waterfront Mediterranean and Waterfront Eurasia restaurants. In addition, there are two speciality restaurants, the Grill and Chef's Table, for those wanting to spend a little extra on a more intimate and exclusive dining experience.
To fix any hunger pangs during the day, guests will also find the relaxed Bistro Buffet, Cappuccino’s café and Gelato’s parlour, perfect for anyone looking for a cup of coffee, a decadent slice of cake or a refreshing scoop of creamy ice cream.
Cruise and Maritime specialise in enriching tours which provide onboard presentations, guest speakers and themed classes to go hand in hand with your shore excursions. Vasco Da Gama is no exception and will provide events ranging from dance classes to photography workshops, and arts and crafts, to talks hosted by field experts. In addition, there is a ‘big show’ theatre venue where guests take in various acts of an evening before having a dance in the Dome or singing along to a musical number in the Blue Room.
For those wanting to simply order their favourite drink and spend the evening socialising with other guests or watching the world go by, there are plenty of bars and lounges to check out.
There are two pools on Vasco Da Gama to relax and unwind in- one of which has a retractable roof. Spa facilities and treatments are also available along with a well-kitted gym for those looking to get active between ports. There’s also a fantastic sports court for guests to enjoy a game of tennis or basketball.
For those who love a flutter, Vasco Da Gama has a casino with separate card rooms and shopping galleria. Meanwhile, there is a well-stocked library and a cinema for those wanting to sit back and relax. The Dome is also a great place to socialise, with fantastic views of the horizon during the day.