Forty Night Southern Hemisphere Delight – Fly Free and Stay Free

Cruise Special

Rich in history and yet lively – on this tour to the great discovery destinations of Southeast Asia, one does not exclude the other! Flashing tuk tuks, floating markets, fantastic temple complexes, exciting museums and beautiful bays with dream beaches – bet that you have never experienced such an exciting Christmas season as on this trip?

The VASCO DA GAMA will take you from Singapore to the Philippines. You will spend Christmas Eve in paradise on the dream island of Ko Kut, a real insider tip! The journey continues to Cambodia and Angkor in the middle of the jungle. You will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the legendary Halong Bay. The conclusion of this fifth route is Epiphany in Manila, Philippines.

On Epiphany Day 2024, you will board the VASCO DA GAMA in Manila. We will then explore the island state of the Philippines in all its diversity in the following days. On Bohol we will take you to the “most delicious” mountains in the world, the Chocolate Hills. Afterwards you can convince yourself with your own eyes that Bali is rightly called “Island of the Gods”. In Indonesia you will meet giant lizards, in Australia kangaroos, koalas and the colorful underwater fauna of the Great Barrier Reef. At Uluru, as the Aborigines call Ayers Rock, you will experience magical moments.

40 Nights / 41 Days from

$13,435**^pp twin share
  • Departure date: 19 December 2023
  • ^based on an inside cabin front/aft
  • *One-way Economy Class Flight Included


Fly, Cruise & Stay package prices include:
• FREE* one way economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Singapore inc tax^
• FREE one way transfer from Singapore airport to hotel
• FREE 1 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel, Singapore with breakfast
• FREE one way transfer from Singapore hotel to port
• 39 night line voyage cruise aboard nicko cruises` Vasco da Gama from Singapore to Sydney
• All shipboard main meals
• The services of a nicko cruise director and local tour guide
• German and English-speaking service on board
• Comfortable whisper audio system is used on all excursions
• Use of the fitness area, the swimming pool and spa with sauna (spa services additional)
• Entertainment programme and lectures
• All port and government charges
• Classic Beverage package – see below for inclusions


Classic Beverage Package: included in the fare price above
• House wine by the glass (white, rose and red)
• Sparkling house wine by the glass
• Port, Madeira and sherry
• Draft and bottled beers, non-alcoholic beer (excluding Guinness and Somersby Cider)
• All non-alcoholic cocktails
• Aperitifs (Aperol spritz/orange, Campari soda/orange)
• All non-alcoholic house beverages (juices and soft drinks)
• Mineral water and still water
• All coffee specialties (alcohol-free)
• Hot chocolate and tea

In its own unique way, VASCO DA GAMA combines the Portuguese explorer tradition with the demands of today’s cruise guests: a wide range of different bars and restaurants in an exclusive setting, lots of public space with a modern interior and tasteful design elements. On board, you’ll find a full range of equipment for spa, fitness and your personal leisure activities. You won’t find any other comparable cruise ship of this size on the market offering such good value for money. The personal atmosphere on board due to the manageable number of guests is key to the sense of well-being. In the very spirit of Portuguese hospitality, our friendly crew remains committed to your welfare.

In today’s cruise ship market, our ship is regarded as small due to the fact that we have limited passenger capacity. The beautiful teak-wood decks exude classic charm, working in perfect harmony with the ship’s elegant and modern appearance. At 219 metres long and with a volume of 55,820 GRT, the ship provides its guests with all the space they need to thrive, spread across nine passenger decks. On board, you’ll feel this spaciousness, for example, in the cabins and suites (16 to 102 sqm in size), five bars and lounges in different designs, five restaurants, an elegant spa area with sauna and steam bath, a large fitness centre, sports areas on the outside decks as well as two pools, one of which has a sliding glass roof. And in our “Hollywood’s” show theatre over two decks, our on-board theatre company provides you with top-class evening entertainment. Bom espetáculo!

Our total of 550 crew members have just one goal: to make you feel comfortable! On top of the generous room-to-passenger ratio and our range of on-board facilities, the ample crew-to-guest ratio means you can find your own personal way to relax on board the ship. Whether you prefer to read a good book with a cool drink under the glass dome in our viewing lounge, the “Dome”, or would like to expend some of your energy in the outdoor sports areas, VASCO DA GAMA has the full range of options to choose from. For families, our children’s area over two decks and our special family cabins provide the ideal basis for an enjoyable holiday together – on family-friendly terms. We also have an attractive programme for singles: we have a cabin allocation for all dates with a single supplement of just 15%. Our chefs are, of course, able to meet all common dietary requirements. The ship also has some cabins for disabled guests and has a dialysis unit.

Ship Profile & Stats
Length: 219 m
Tonnage: 55,820
Maiden Voyage: 1993
Refurbished: 2021
Passenger Capacity (dbl): 1000

Ship Amenities
Individual Climate Control
Satellite TV
Hair Dryer

Ship Facilities
Children’s Area
Sports Area
Jogging Track
Fitness Centre
Al Fresco Grill
Lido Bar
Club Bistro
Photo Gallery
Wine Bar
Bondi Conference Room
Noosa Conference Room
Waterfront Restaurant
Waterfront Eurasia
Waterfront Mediterranean
Chef’s Table
The Grill
Reading Room
Blue Room
Captain’s Club
Casino Lounge
Shopping Galleria
Ocean Bar

*Conditions Apply:

All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (30Jan23). Some cabins may have obstructed views. Selected routing and airlines apply to package offers – any variances requested by guest will incur surcharges. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply – please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Transfers only included if guests are arriving/departing by air at specific airports on exact package dates. Offer ends 31Mar23 and is subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Complimentary airfare carrier and routing and hotel are at the discretion of our agency and not refundable. ^Economy airfare to Singapore may not include luggage or meals.

Special Validity Dates
Special is valid from 01 Dec 2022 to 31 Mar 2023 or until sold out/withdrawn.