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Vasco da Gama Review

4.0 / 5.0
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54 reviews

A sailing lemon

Review for Vasco da Gama to Trans-Ocean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2019

We choose this cruise to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The ship was old and tired and leaked. Our cabin carpet was wet the whole cruise and I was sick the whole cruise. It was only when we disembarked that I got over the virus I had the whole cruise.

The ship needs a full refurbishment so that the hallways/rooms are not full of dryers trying to dry the smelly carpets the whole time.

The dining experience was not good to start with but as it was a maiden voyage the staff needed time to find their way around the ship too. By the end of the cruise the meals were fine, all except the grill restaurant where you had to pay an additional charge. We went there twice thinking it might improve but it didn't. Don't waste your money there. The steaks were tough and dry.

Cabin Review

our cabin would have been fine except it was damp, the carpet smelly, the toilets only worked sometimes.

Port Reviews


no excursion


no excursion taken


no excursion on offer, terrorism threat

Kochi (Cochin)

did not go ashore, sick

Mormugao (Goa)

did not go ashore, sick

Mumbai (Bombay)

did not go ashore, sick


45 degree heat but amazing day

Aqaba (Petra)

amazing sites, loved it

Jerusalem (Ashdod)

amazing sites. not so well organised tour


beautiful sites, excursion was very badly organised. rushed thru it to line up in the heat for over an hour get get a cable car back to ship


see santorini comments

Malta (Valletta)

loved malta, no need to do an organised tour, easy to get around on your own

Rome (Civitavecchia)

had a lovely wine tasting outside rome. very nice day


easy to do on your own


very hot day, stood out in the heat till someone toppled over. not a good experience

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