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.

  • Size medium
  • Style Classic
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 1993
  • Year of last refit 2019
  • Gross tonnage 55877t
  • Length 219.4m
  • Width 30.8m
  • Speed 16kts
  • Decks 10
  • Language English (British)
  • Currency Pound Sterling (£)
  • No. of passengers 1220
  • No. of cabins 630
Unique Features

Following the great success of many guest acts from the field of comedy Cruise & Maritime Voyages are launching ‘A Laugh on the Ocean Waves’ where, on selected cruises, you are invited to enjoy the talents of one of their guest comedians. Laughter is the best medicine so enjoy the talents of their comedy∘ acts with their dedicated evening shows, hear them talk about their life experience and listen to their Comedy Corner interviews with the Cruise Director.


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.

For example, the CMV Value option for cruises between 5 and 29 nights includes gratuities and service charges for the duration of your cruise, a welcome bottle of wine per cabin, priority cabin upgrade (if available) and confirmed∘ seating in the restaurant (first come, first served basis). Pre-book for just £6pp per night (£7pp per night onboard).

Please note: There is no Gratuity & Service charge for teenagers & children under 18 years.

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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.


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 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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