Vasco da Gama

Why cruise on this ship?

Previously respected and very popular on the international cruise market, Vasco da Gama has a rich heritage and maritime pedigree.

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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

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

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Classic

Speciality Dining

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

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Varies
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Club Bistro

Offers relaxed buffet style meals

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Buffet

Entertaining

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.

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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.

Features

  • Theatre
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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.

Features

  • Lounge
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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.

Features

  • Lounge

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.

Features

  • Comedy Club

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!

Features

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.

Features

Enrichment

Revolving around enriching your cruise experience, the Marco Polo has a host of intellectual programmes to broaden your mind. From insightful guest speakers to creative arts and crafts, there's always an expert at hand to help and teach you.






The CMV Enrichment Programme

The relaxing atmosphere created by Cruise & Maritime Voyages is ideal for enjoying their extensive programme of guest entertainers, speakers and craft specialists. They are pleased to present our special Enrichment Programme, where in addition to their highly acclaimed evening entertainment and wide range of leisure facilities, they are presenting a range of other complimentary activities and entertainment for you to enjoy whenever the mood takes you.

Features

  • Education

Guest Speakers

Learn more about a fascinating subject from someone who is passionate about their interest and will want to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. Cruises of five nights or more are accompanied by one or more of these experts giving informative talks on a range of fascinating subjects. They are generally programmed to take place during sea days.

Features

  • Lectures

Arts & Crafts

With arts and crafts growing in popularity, we are including sessions on all cruises of five nights or more where specialists will demonstrate their talents. These may include bead jewellery, painting, mosaic decoration, calligraphy and decorative card art. Materials will be supplied on board by the crafter for a modest charge.

Features

  • Art Class

An Audience With …

Join our light-hearted ‘Audience With …’ where you are invited to listen to an invited guest speaker or performer talk about their life experience interspersed with questions from you, the audience. Look out for some celebrity names joining us in 2018.

Features

  • Lectures

Photography

Make sure you bring your camera (smartphone, iPad or tablet), as there will be plenty of special moments to capture. On selected cruises there will be a photographic expert to assist you in improving your skills and making the most of your camera.

Features

  • Art Class

Health and fitness

Beautifully appointed, the Jade Wellness Centre is perfect if you want a spot of relaxation. If you want something more active the swimming pool is a great place to start, especially as it has fantastic views overlooking the ocean.

Jade Wellness

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.

Features

  • Spa
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Sports Facilities

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.

Features

  • Sports Court

Swimming Pools

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.

Features

  • Pool

Kids and teens

Please note: Marco Polo does not offer any dedicated children's facilities.

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.

Category RPS - Royal Penthouse Suite

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.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

Category DS - De Luxe Suite

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.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Category 16 - Premium Balcony Ocean View

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Pullman Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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.

Features

  • Twin
  • Pullman Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Pullman Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Category 6 - Standard Twin Ocean View

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Pullman Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Category 6P - Standard Twin (port hole) Ocean View

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Category 6A - Standard Twin Ocean View (partially or fully obstructed view)

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Category 4 - Premium Twin Inner

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Pullman Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Pullman Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Category 15S - Superior Plus Single Balcony

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.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

Deck plans

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Sports Deck 12

  • The Dome and Nightclub
  • Jogging and Walking Track
  • Sports Court
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Lido Deck 11

  • Fitness Centre
  • Jade Spa
  • Alfresco Grill
  • Pool
  • Lido Bar
  • Cappucino’s
  • Club Bistro
  • Terrace
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Navigator's Deck 10

  • Bridge
  • Life Photo Studio
  • Bar
  • Oasis Pool
  • Oasis
  • Royal Penthouse Suite
  • De Luxe Suite
  • Premium Balcony
  • Premium Single (Inner)
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Verandah Deck 9


  • Standard Plus Twin
  • Standard Plus twin (Inner)
  • Superior Balcony
  • Superior Plus Balcony
  • Superior Plus Single Balcony


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Upper Deck 8

  • Hollywood's
  • Ocean Bar
  • Casino Lounge
  • The Atrium
  • Shopping Galleria
  • Captain's Club
  • The Study
  • Blue Room
  • The Grill
  • Chef's Table
  • Waterfront Eurasia
  • Waterfront Mediterranean
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Boat Deck 7

  • Hollywood's
  • Photo Gallery
  • Charlie's Bar
  • Reception/Shore Excursions
  • Cellar Room
  • The Auditorium
  • Conference Rooms
  • Waterfront Restaurant
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Promenade Deck 6

  • The Atrium
  • Standard Twin
  • Superior Twin
  • Standard Plus Single
  • Standard Plus Twin
  • Premium Twin (Inner)
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Main Deck 5

  • Launderette
  • Standard Plus Twin (Inner)
  • Standard Twin (Port Hole)
  • Standard Plus Twin
  • Premium Twin
  • Superior Twin (Inner)
  • Premium Single
  • Standard Plus Twin (Inner)
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Atlantic Deck 4

  • Medical Centre
  • Standard Twin (Port Hole)
  • Standard Twin
  • Standard twin (Inner)

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Ship facts
Passengers
1220
Crew
Launched
1993
Last refit
2019
Tonnage
55877t
Length
219.4m
Width
30.8
Speed
16kts
Decks
10
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
GBP