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Vasco Da Gama
53 Night Southbound Voyage
Tilbury to Sydney

Ship: Vasco Da Gama
Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Cruise Date:  9 October 2019
Duration: 53 Nights
Ports: Tilbury, Lisbon, Marrakech, Las Palmas, Mindelo, Bridgetown, Oranjestad, Cristobal, Balboa, San Juan del Sur, Acapulco, Nuku Hiva, Papeete, Bora Bora, Rarotonga, Nuku' alofa, Auckland, Sydney - Australia
Airport gateway (Arrival) : London
Airport gateway (Departure) : Sydney


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* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected


Package Deal Pricing

Number of Passengers

56 Nights Package Includes:

  • One-Way Economy Class airfare from Australia to London
  • Private transfer from airport to hotel in London
  • 3 Night pre-cruise stay at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel, including breakfast
  • Coach transfer from Victoria Station to Tilbury port
  • 53 Night cruise aboard Vasco Da Gama from Tilbury to Sydney
  • The View from The Shard Day Tour
  • All main meals and entertainment onboard (excludes specialty restaurants)
  • Port charges, government fees and air taxes


* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable).

Air Travel Included
To London
Class Of Travel - Rules

Includes air taxes (subject to change).

Hotel Stay Included Before Cruise
Checkin Date 06 October 2019
Checkout Date 09 October 2019

* Purchase of additional accommodation may be required, depending on flight schedules & airfare inventory availability.

Transfers Included Before Cruise

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Cabin Package

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London (Tilbury)

Take a trip up to London and get a bird's-eye view of the city from the London Eye. See sights like Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Piccadilly. Stroll along Lower Regent Street or visit the British Museum.


With over twenty centuries of history, this beautiful city boasts tile covered building façades and narrow Medieval streets, most of which still remain today. The port's strategic location brought about Portugal's great wave of exploration during the 15th century. Trade routes from the east brought rich and varied spices, textiles and foreign influences.

Country - Portugal
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 8kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
St Jorge Castle, Praca do Comercio, Gulbenkian Museum


Las Palmas



The charming island of Barbados, with its capital Bridgetown retains a distinctive British Flavor. Sprawling plantations with beautiful mansions, towering lighthouses and historic towns take you back in time. Along the coast, pristine waters invite you to go snorkeling or scuba diving or relax on soft sands with a local specialty in hand.

Country - Barbados
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 13kms
Currency - Bardados Dollar (BBD)

Places of Interest
Harrisons Cave, Turtle Bay, Andromeda Gardens



Country - Panama
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance to Airport - 10kms
Currency -
Places of Interest


San Juan del Sur


The original Mexican resort town, it is still popular amongst stars and jetsetters as it was in the late 50's. Known for its famous white beaches and non-stop glamour, the town is littered with local bistros with their cosmopolitan menus and mariachi bands.

Country - Mexico
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 26kms
Currency - Mexican Pesos (MXN)

Places of Interest
South Hollywood, Papagayo River, La Quebrada Cliff Divers

Nuku Hiva


A look beyond its bustling waterfront will reveal the island paradise French artist Paul Gauguin came to explore and embrace. The island’s lush interior is a canvas of deep green valleys, 7,000 feet-high peaks and cascading waterfalls. On the south shore lies the Gauguin Museum at Mataiea while at Tautira on the north coast, other famous names like Captain Cook and Robert Louis Stevenson came to call. Back in Papeete, visit the restored ancient temple of Arahurahu Marae or shop for cultured black pearls.

Country - French Polynesia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 5kms
Currency - Pacific Francs (XPF)

Places of Interest

Point Venus, Gauguin Museum, Tahara Hill and Matavai Bay

Bora Bora

No name captures the imagination of paradise as well as the French Polynesian island nation of Bora Bora. Majestic mountains sculpted by ancient volcanoes, a shimmering lagoon and a barrier reef dotted with tiny motu or islets welcome visitors to perhaps the most stunning island in the South Pacific, and generations of travelers — including novelist James Michener — regarded Bora Bora as an earthly paradise. Approximately, a mere 4,600 people live a seemingly idyllic lifestyle in the main villages of Vaitape, Anau and Faanui.

Country - French Polynesia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 5kms
Currency - Pacific Francs (XPF)

Places of Interest
Vaitape, Mareas, Beaches and Lagoons


The Cook Islands lie at the very heart of Polynesia, and Rarotonga is it's capital. Rarotonga remains an unspoiled island of staggering beauty. White-sand beaches ring the nearly circular island. Sharp ridges cloaked in lush vegetation rise from the interior. And the friendly Polynesians are legendary—warm, charming and generous. Rarotonga's largest village is Avarua. In addition to it's scenery, the island is famed for its great snorkeling and diving sites, excellent sport fishing, and a relaxed and easygoing lifestyle. 

Country - Cook Islands
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 3kms
Currency - New Zealand Dollars (NZD)

Places of Interest

Nuku' alofa


Virtually surrounded by water, Auckland is known as ‘The City of Sails’ with good reason. Opt to see the city from above with a visit to its Sky Tower, complete with a revolving restaurant! Sail on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour for a taste of its yachting culture. Or head for the natural beauty of Rotorua. A different world completely, here you will find boiling mud pools, spouting geysers and hot springs. A highlight of New Zealand not to be missed!

Country - New Zealand
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 21kms
Currency - New Zealand Dollars (NZD)

Places of Interest
Auckland War Memorial, Sky Tower, Auckland Regional Botanical Gardens

Sydney - Australia

Sydney is Australia's largest city, which is the number one tourist destination in the country. It offers a multitude of sights such as the famous Opera House and distinctive Harbour Bridge of course. You can travel back in time with a visit to Sydney’s oldest centre – The Rocks. Take a city tour to take in Sydney Tower, Darling Harbour and Chinatown. Bask on Bondi Beach for a dose of sun, sea and sand. Or travel a little further afield for a glimpse of the Aussie wildlife and views of the Blue Mountains.

Country - Australia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, Bondi Beach



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Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is Britain’s leading independent cruise line and 2017 heralds our eighth year of operating cruises from a choice of 11 UK ports and our fifth year from Fremantle, Australia.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is part of the CMV Holdings London Travel & Leisure Group with offices in Purfleet, Essex, UK, Sydney, Australia, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA and Munich, Germany.  CMV is also a member of the prestigious global industry body, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association).

We believe our smaller more intimate ships offer a leisurely and traditional home away from home country house style of cruising with the emphasis very much on personal service and going that extra mile. That’s why over 40% of our passengers cruise with us again and again and why over 95% of our guests are satisfied and enjoy their cruising experience with CMV.  Our expanding fleet has currently five small-to medium ships: Astor, Magellan, Marco Polo, Astoria and debuting in June 2017, the Columbus.

With the Astor 2018 Season we will be offering long distance voyaging from London to Fremantle via Auckland, Sydney and Adelaide, including 13 itineraries that allow guests to explore Western Australia’s South West and Bali in Indonesia. Astor will visit Melbourne and Adelaide as well before returning to London via South Africa. The stylish Astor offers a great opportunity to experience the bygone halcyon days of long distance sea travel. This exquisite 620 passenger ocean liner represents a new era in premium style cruising.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is delighted to have been honoured with nominations for the following travel industry awards:

  • Best Mainstream Cruise Line – Globe Travel Awards 2016
  • Best Specialist Cruise line including River – Globe Travel Awards 2015
  • Best Value for Money Cruise Line – Cruise International Magazine Awards 2015, 2016
  • Best Small Ship Cruise Line – British Travel Awards 2014. 2015
  • Favourite Cruise Line - Globe Travel Awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Best ex-UK and Best value for money - Cool Cruises by Travel Weekly 2016
  • Best Ocean Cruise Line - Selling Travel, Agents Choice Awards 2016

And, awarded with the following:

  • Top 5 Small Ship for Entertainment – Cruise Critic 2016
  • Top 5 Mid-Size Ship for Shore Excursions – Cruise Critic 2016
  • Runner-up Best Ocean Cruise Line for Groups – Group Travel Organiser Awards 2016
  • Runner-up Best Ocean Cruise Line – Silver Travel Advisor Awards 2016


Ship info

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.

The 55,877 grt Vasco da Gama has nine passenger decks serviced by eight lifts, is stabilised and air conditioned throughout and underwent a multi-million-dollar refurbishment in 2015. In preparation for her maiden CMV voyage, she will undergo further upgrading and livery change.

The onboard facilities are impressive and include Hollywood’s, the fabulous two-tiered show lounge, where you may enjoy ‘big show’ entertainment from our talented singers and dancers or one of our special guest acts. With its panoramic seascapes, The Dome Observatory is a delightful venue to relax and watch the world sail by or to chat with fellow passengers, and at night, this is the place to be to dance the night away.

By contrast, 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. All in all, there’s a choice of five lounge bars, a pool bar and four entertainment venues each with its own individual style. Which will be your favourite haunt?

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.

The impressive three-decked atrium is the focal point of the ship offering a shopping galleria, Reception, Shore Excursions desk and photo gallery. Elsewhere, you’ll find a cinema, casino, Trumps & Aces bridge and card room, arts and crafts area, meeting room, ship’s library and children’s facilities. Plus, there’s Cappuccino’s coffee shop and Gelato’s ice cream bar to tempt you.

Vasco da Gama offers extensive deck areas and in keeping with her tradition, starboard and port side promenades with timber style decking. 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. If you are feeling more active, then why not team up for a game of tennis or basketball. Be pampered at the well-appointed wellness centre with its beautiful spa amenities, make use of the hairdressing and beauty facilities, or work out in the well-equipped gym. 

Comfortable cabin accommodation ranges from standard to deluxe with 80% enjoying an ocean view. There are no less than 149 balcony cabins and 28 more spacious suites which also benefit from having private balconies.   


Waterfront Restaurant, Boat Deck 7

Seating Capacity: 350
Seating: Open
Food: Classic Menu
Cruise arrangements: Included
Opening: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Enjoy classic cuisine in a plush, modern surrounding. Materials and a colour scheme inspired by natural Australia sees wooden details and soft colours throughout. The panoramic windows and mood lighting create a relaxed yet welcoming environment day or night.

Waterfront Mediterranean, Upper Deck 8

Seating Capacity: 140
Seating: Open
Food: Mediterranean a la carte restaurant
Cruise arrangements: Included
Opening: Dinner only

Enjoy Mediterranean classics in a modern surrounding.

Waterfront Eurasia, Upper Deck 8

Seating Capacity: 130
Seating: Open
Food: Eurasia a la carte restaurant
Cruise arrangements: Included
Opening: Dinner only

Our Eurasia inspired menu serves up modern Pan-Asian cuisine with an air of Eastern mystery.

Club Bistro, Lido Deck 11

Seating Capacity: around 280
Seating: Open
Food: Buffet, self service
Cruise arrangements: Included
Opening: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Club Bistro offers interactive dining like you've never seen it before, it's a foodie haven. A range of stylish, individual outlets offer contemporary and international cuisine. Enjoy the café vibes as you relax at an intimate table for two or join friends at the high tables and communal benches.

Chef's Table, Upper Deck 8

Seating Capacity: 14
Seating: Open 18:30 - 21:00
Food: Set menu
Cruise arrangements: Optional (prices TBC)
Opening: Dinner only, bookings essential

For a meal that is equal parts memorable and mouth-watering, join us at Chef's Table. Your evening starts with a cocktail and canapés reception hosted by the Executive Chef, followed by an exclusive tour of the galley. Once seated, the Executive Chef will introduce each course and it's expertly matched wine. It's your job to relax amongst great company and indulge as we serve up this extraordinary dining experience.

The Grill, Upper Deck 8

Seating Capacity: 66
Seating: Open 17:30 - 21:00
Food: Steak House a la carte restaurant
Cruise arrangements: Optional (prices TBC)
Opening: Dinner only, bookings essential

Alfresco Grill, Lido Deck 11

Seating Capacity: N/A
Seating: Open 11:00 - 18:00
Food: Bugers, hotdogs and chips
Cruise arrangements: Optional (prices TBC)
Opening: Daytime


Ship facts

 Ship Profile
 Gross Tonnage  56,000 grt
 Flag & Registry  Bahamas, British Commonwealth
 Previous Names  Statendam (1993-2015) & Pacific Eden (2015-19)
 Passenger Capacity  1220
 Built/Delivered  1993
 Shipyard  Fincantieri, Monflacone Shipyard, Trieste, Italy
 Last Refit  2015
 Cruising Speed  16-19 knots
 Passenger Decks  9
 Lifts  8
 Length  219.4m (719ft)
 Draft  7.70m (25ft)
 Beam  30.8m (101ft)
 Air Draft  48.7m (159ft)
 Stabilisers  Two folding fin Sperry
 Propulsion/Engines  Two Warsila 12-cylinder 4 stroke diesel electric motors
 Onboard Currency  EUR - For maiden voyage Singapore to UK/Europe
 AUD - For UK Southbound / Northbound plus Australian
 Summer season
 Note: There is no ATM onboard.


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