Vasco da Gama is the newest ship to join the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet, more recently known as the much-loved P&O Pacific Eden.  So it’s no surprise that Vasco da Gama cruises will be replacing those offered by Astor as Cruise & Maritime Voyages‘ local Australian offering.

The highlights of Vasco da Gama‘s cruising is her time in Australia,  where she will predominantly sailing out of Adelaide and Fremantle with itineraries visiting ports along both the southern and western coastlines of Australia and all the way into Asia including Bali.

When not in Australia, Vasco da Gama will be crossing the globe to or from Europe with a small amount of time in Asia.

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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.

Onboard Entertainment

The CMV Enrichment Programme

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

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.

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 jewelry, painting, mosaic decoration, calligraphy and decorative card art. Materials will be supplied on board by the crafter for a modest charge.

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.

A Laugh on the Ocean Waves

On selected cruises, enjoy ‘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.


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.

Evening Entertainment

At Cruise & Maritime Voyages, we recognize 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.

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!

Leisure Facilities

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, two swimming pools (one of which has a retractable roof), sports courts, spa amenities and a gym.


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 specialty restaurants The Grill and Chef’s Table (supplements apply) or, as an alternative, enjoy more relaxed buffet style meals at the Club Bistro.


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. 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. 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.

Wellness Centre

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.

Other Facilities

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 and ship’s library. Plus, there’s Cappuccino’s coffee shop and Gelato’s ice cream bar to tempt you.

Out On Deck

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 benefiting from a retractable roof so that you can relax in this stylish setting, whatever the weather. If you’re 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.


  • Passenger Capacity: 630 Cabins (1220 passengers max)
  • Passenger Decks: 10
  • Lifts: 8
  • Length: 719ft (219.4m)
  • Beam: 101ft (30.8m)
  • Gross Tonnage:55,877 grt
  • Re-built: Greece 1993
  • Officers & Crew: International
  • Cruise Staff & Entertainers: British & International
  • Registry: Bahamas, British Commonwealth
  • Cruising Speed: 16.5 knots
DateCruiseShipDepartureReturnMin PriceSave up to*
02 Feb 20
Broome & Treasures Of The NorthwestVasco da GamaFremantleFremantle$3,239Select
27 Nov 19
Trans Tasman ExplorerVasco da GamaAucklandSydney$929Select
27 Nov 19
Landmarks Of The South EastVasco da GamaAucklandAdelaide$1,329Select
01 Dec 19
East Coast DiscoveryVasco da GamaSydneyAdelaide$749Select
06 Dec 19
Weekend Coastal ExperienceVasco da GamaAdelaideAdelaide$539Select
09 Dec 19
Tasmanian ExplorerVasco da GamaAdelaideAdelaide$1,339Select
17 Dec 19
Icons Of South AustraliaVasco da GamaAdelaideAdelaide$869Select
21 Dec 19
Christmas CruiseVasco da GamaAdelaideAdelaide$2,499Select
31 Dec 19
New Years IndulgenceVasco da GamaAdelaideAdelaide$729Select
02 Jan 20
South Australian IconsVasco da GamaAdelaideAdelaide$1,079Select
06 Jan 20
Cruise The BightVasco da GamaAdelaideFremantle$1,559Select
06 Jan 20
Pathway To The PagodasVasco da GamaAdelaideBenoa (Bali)$3,109Select
13 Jan 20
Bali & Treasures Of The North WestVasco da GamaFremantleFremantle$2,629Select
13 Jan 20
Northern Escape To BaliVasco da GamaFremantleBenoa (Bali)$2,169Select
19 Jan 20
Southern Journey To FremantleVasco da GamaBenoa (Bali)Fremantle$1,139Select
25 Jan 20
Australia Day WeekendVasco da GamaFremantleFremantle$559Select
27 Jan 20
South West AdventureVasco da GamaFremantleFremantle$1,269Select
01 Feb 20
In-port FestivalVasco da GamaFremantleFremantle$349Select
12 Feb 20
Tropical EscapeVasco da GamaFremantleSingapore$2,189Select
12 Feb 20
Grand Tropical AdventureVasco da GamaFremantleSingapore$4,529Select
12 Feb 20
Grand Northbound Voyage To BritainVasco da GamaFremantleTilbury (London)$15,499Select
24 Feb 20
Treasures Of The TropicsVasco da GamaSingaporeSingapore$2,349Select
24 Feb 20
Treasures Of The Tropics & Northbound VoyageVasco da GamaSingaporeTilbury (London)$11,249Select
09 Mar 20
Northbound Voyage Via The Suez & MedVasco da GamaSingaporeTilbury (London)$7,709Select
09 Oct 20
Southbound Voyage To SydneyVasco da GamaTilbury (London)Sydney$13,999Select
09 Oct 20
Southbound Voyage To AdelaideVasco da GamaTilbury (London)Adelaide$14,769Select
09 Oct 20
Southbound Voyage Via Panama CanalVasco da GamaTilbury (London)Auckland$12,999Select
09 Oct 20
Southbound Voyage To MelbourneVasco da GamaTilbury (London)Melbourne$14,249Select
26 Nov 20
Landmarks Of The South EastVasco da GamaAucklandAdelaide$2,189Select
26 Nov 20
Trans-tasman ExplorerVasco da GamaAucklandSydney$1,099Select
30 Nov 20
South East DiscoveryVasco da GamaSydneyAdelaide$1,069Select
04 Dec 20
Weekend EscapeVasco da GamaAdelaideAdelaide$549Select
06 Dec 20
Southern ExplorerVasco da GamaAdelaideAdelaide$1,409Select
13 Dec 20
Coastal ExperienceVasco da GamaAdelaideAdelaide$1,069Select
17 Dec 20
Tasmanian Christmas EscapeVasco da GamaAdelaideAdelaide$3,049Select
27 Dec 20
Festive GetawayVasco da GamaAdelaideFremantle$1,099Select
31 Dec 20
New Year's IndulgenceVasco da GamaFremantleFremantle$1,269Select
03 Jan 21
Bali & The North WestVasco da GamaFremantleFremantle$3,339Select
15 Jan 21
Broome & The KimberleyVasco da GamaFremantleFremantle$2,519Select
25 Jan 21
Australia Day GetawayVasco da GamaFremantleFremantle$509Select
27 Jan 21
South West EscapeVasco da GamaFremantleFremantle$1,409Select
01 Feb 21
Tropical EscapeVasco da GamaFremantleSingapore$3,599Select
01 Feb 21
Grand Northbound Voyage Via The Suez CanalVasco da GamaFremantleAmsterdam$20,399Select
01 Feb 21
Grand Northbound Voyage Via The Suez CanalVasco da GamaFremantleBremerhaven$20,679Select
01 Feb 21
Grand Tropical AdventureVasco da GamaFremantleSingapore$7,279Select
01 Feb 21
Grand Northbound Voyage Via The Suez CanalVasco da GamaFremantleTilbury (London)$17,999Select
07 Feb 21
Treasures Of South East Asia & Northbound ComboVasco da GamaDarwinTilbury (London)$999,999Select
15 Feb 21
Treasures Of South East AsiaVasco da GamaSingaporeSingapore$4,469Select
15 Feb 21
Asian & Mediterranean DiscoveriesVasco da GamaSingaporeTilbury (London)$15,839Select
02 Mar 21
Northbound Voyage Via Suez CanalVasco da GamaSingaporeTilbury (London)$12,599Select
16 Apr 21
Weekend Amsterdam Mini CruiseVasco da GamaTilbury (London)Bremerhaven$339Select


In partnership with Virtual War Memorial Australia, Cruise & Maritime voyages' 'Military History Cruise' takes a fascinating look at how close war was to arriving on Australian shores and features lectures and workshops from renowned historians and ex-military members for a captivating voyage of discovery.Special Military History Programming:• Fascinating war-themed lectures and workshops from ex-military personnel.• Themed trivia, films and get-togethers.• Optional themed shore excursions in Melbourne.
Book By 01-12-2019


The perfect cruise for Foodies! Enjoy cooking demonstrations with Callum Hann and Themis Chrisydis from Sprout Cooking School, Gin tastings and lectures with Giniversity and Adelaide Gin plus optional culinary shore excursions.
Book By 07-01-2020


Overnight in Fremantle onboard Vasco da Gama for an In-Port festival. The world's first Fringe Festival "at sea".Enjoy a Fringe World headline act in the main theatre and roving performers in the bars and lounges plus live music and DJs into the early hours.
Book By 01-02-2020

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