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October 09 – 16, 2024

 

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Vasco Da Gama

Vasco Da Gama

Ship Facts

Gross Tonnage: 55,820

Length: 219 m

Breadth: 31 m

Draught: 7.80 m

Guests: 1,000

Crew: 550

Decks: 9

Renovated: 2021

 

 

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European All-Gay Cruise 2024
Men and Sea.

7 nights from Athens, Greece to Heraklion (Crete), Greece

October 09 – 16, 2024
Nicko Cruises Vasco Da Gama

Gay Greece cruise 2024Men. And Sea. Join European Gay Cruise 2024, All-Gay Greece & Israel Cruise by the community for the community! Gay cruise that combines exciting metropoles, vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and cultures. Embark on all-gay cruise odyssey to Greek islands and the Holy Land, where you'll experience unforgettable wines, local cuisines, cultures, ruins of lost empires, blazing sunsets, temples, mosques, Crusader citadels, and far flung, mystical landscapes where gods and mythologies were born. Guests can expect great show program on board, parties, nude sun deck, dark room, and exclusive surprise performers.

A hand-picked selection of the most popular artists of the gay/lesbian stage culture will be on board. Our partners are the most well known gay scene parties from Germany, Austria and the Switzerland and guarantee the finest Club feeling every evening.

 

Gay Mykonos cruise

 

On October 9, 2024, we will set sail on our trusty Vasco da Gama in Athens to indulge in beach and nightlife the very next day in Mykonos. So that everyone can enjoy the island to the fullest, we will not set sail until 3:00 the other morning. After that we can relax for a day at sea and enjoy the pool games together.

 

Gay Cyprus Cruise

 

On the third day we will reach Cyprus, where we will anchor in Larnaka. Larnaka is located on the south coast of Cyprus and is known for its city beach and palm-lined waterfront. From here excursions will also take us to the Turkish part of the island e.g. to ancient Salamis.

 

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Overnight we reach Haifa. Here we have the whole day for excursions to Tel Aviv, only an hour away, with its dynamic scene. Likewise, Jerusalem or other destinations can be explored from here, as we will not leave Haifa until 5:00 p.m. the next day. The city itself is charming with its hanging gardens at the foot of which is the German colony with stores, galleries and restaurants in 19th century buildings.

Another sea day brings us on October 16 to Crete, which invites us to extend our vacation with its countless beaches.

 

Vasco Da Gama Gay Cruise

 

Welcome Aboard the Vasco Da Gama.

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. 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.

 

Vasco Da Gama pool

 

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!

 

Vasco Da Maga Ocean bar

 

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. Our chefs are, of course, able to meet all common dietary requirements.

 

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Your home on the high seas: on board Vasco Da Gama, you will find exactly the right cabin for your cruise on the oceans. No matter which deck you are on or which category you choose – you will feel completely at home.

All our cabins are equipped with a wardrobe, a shower or bath, rest room, individually regulated air conditioning/heating, a safe and satellite TV. The beds can be separated into two singles if desired. Hairdryers are available in all cabins.

 

Spartacus Gay Cruise entertainment

 

Our Cruise Hostess - Nina Queer

Already on our first two cruises she was the mother of all pleasure-loving sailors. In the morning she greeted the hungover breakfast guests over the loudspeakers and remembered with relish all the misconduct and excesses of the previous night. During the day, she bribed the glamor quiz with her knowledge of the world of A, B and C stars.

In the afternoons she sorted the left and right people at the pool games or led drinking party excursions to wine tastings, although at night she still stood almost vertically behind the DJ booth. Known from television (Frauentausch, Central Comedy), radio (Energy) and for her books and parties, in 2024 she will ensure that discipline and order remain a foreign word and that every pot has a lid.

 

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European Gay Cruise Entertainment

In addition to the on-board show program, numerous highlights will again provide excitement. Our artists include the Italian-born pianist and singer Stefano May, as well as many others that we will publish one by one.

Small acts such as karaoke, readings, quizzes, instrumental artists or acrobats are planned for the varied bars and lounges. By the way, everyone can make their own contribution to the colorful program by participating in the contest to decorate the cabin doors.

 

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A highlight will be the Pool Games with the election of Mr. Cruise on the first sea day. Here, the candidates have to master various sporting challenges and undergo almost juvenile games in an all-around competition.

If you want to let off steam afterwards, you can do so on our nudist deck, which is also open at night...

 

Spartacus Gay Cruise DJ Chris Bekker

 

By popular request of our guests, the popular theme parties will be expanded, where guests can give free rein to their imagination for costumes. We will announce the themes in the course of the next few month. Parties will be held in the fully glassed-in 270° observation lounge THE DOME on deck. Musically, the selection ranges from pop and club sounds to house and techno, e.g. by our resident DJ Chris Bekker.

 

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Greece & Israel
European Gay Cruise 2024
Itinerary

Date

Port

Arrive

Depart
 09 Oct Athens (Piraeus), Greece   8 PM
 10 Oct Mykonos, Greece 8 AM 3 AM
 11 Oct Fun Day at Sea!    
 12 Oct Limassol, Cyprus 12 PM 8 PM
 13 Oct Haifa, Israel (or Egypt) 8 AM  
 14 Oct Tel Aviv, Israel (or Egypt)   5 PM
 15 Oct Fun Day at Sea!    
 16 Oct Heraklion (Crete), Greece 8 AM  
 

Itinerary is subject of change.
Embarkation October 9th: 1 PM – 5 PM
Disembarkation October 16th until 10 AM

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Athens, Greece gay cruise

Day 1 - Wednesday, October 09, 2024
Athens, Greece
Athens, a treasure trove of archaeological monuments and home to a friendly, very Greek gay scene. Athens is a great city to discover. It can claim to be, in no small part, the birthplace of western civilisation. You’ll see great monuments from Ancient Greece, chiefly the Parthenon. This temple complex looms over the city, the greatest architectural relic of Greece’s Golden Age.
A great city for gay travelers, you’ll find many excellent gay bars and gay clubs in Athens. It also has a celebrated culinary scene. Athens is more than a relic from antiquity. The modern city has so much to offer.

 

Mykonos gay cruise

Day 2 - Thursday, October 10, 2024
Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos – a unique summer island destination that attracts tens of thousands of gay visitors every year. Mykonos is the most popular gay destination in Europe. It’s where the international gay jet set congregates every year in the summer months. Elia Beach and Jackie O’ are the places to be. Mykonos is supremely stylish and it offers the perfect combination of chic hotels, buzzing gay nightlife and glamorous people. Take a trip to Mykonos’ famous windmills – or at least get a picture with them in the background. The main hub of gay bars and restaurants can be found in Mykonos Town. Mykonos is one of the world’s most Instagrammable destinations!

 

Spartacus gay cruise sea day

Day 3 - Friday, October 11, 2024
Fun Day at Sea!
Slow down. Relax. Maybe visit the gym. Lay in the sun. Dangle your feet in the pool, or enjoy one of the fun & entertainment activities. Meet new friends...and get ready for the T-Dance Party!

 

Cyprus gay cruise

Day 4 - Saturday, October 12, 2024
Limassol, Cyprus
Limassol offers ancient history, a wide variety of cuisine, Blue Flag beaches and some of the most beautiful coastline in the world. With a story that dates back to antiquity, the castle in the historic center is where Richard the Lionheart married, and it's from here that the entire town radiates. The surrounding area is a heady mix of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops. Cruise to Cyprus to find plenty of historical and cultural sites, including museums, churches and old shuttered houses that give you a view into the past. When you're ready to dust the sand off from the beach, head to the glamorous marina to discover how Limassol is much more than sun and sea.

 

Israel gay cruise

Day 5 - Sunday, October 13, 2024
Haifa (Tel Aviv), Israel
Nestled on the sun-kissed slopes of Mount Carmel and bordered by the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Haifa offers endless discoveries along its stately, bustling boulevards and lush, manicured gardens. When you visit Haifa, you’ll notice the city’s architecture, cuisine and art are suffused with a rich blend of Arabic and Jewish culture. Its long, fascinating history comes alive at acclaimed museums and nearby archaeological sites, like the Beit Shearim ruins and the ancient Roman port city of Caesarea, just a half-hour drive south of the city. One of the best things to do in Haifa is to visit the Terraces of the Bahá'í Faith, a UNESCO World Heritage Site sometimes referred to as 'the hanging gardens of Haifa'.

 

Tel Aviv, Israel gay cruise

Day 6 - Monday, October 14, 2024
Haifa (Tel Aviv), Israel
Tel Aviv – a city blessed with year-round sunshine and a gay scene that is embedded into the city’s culture.Tel Aviv is known as the “Manhatten of the Middle East.” It’s the most gay-friendly city in the Middle East. Tel Aviv Pride is by far the biggest Pride event in the region and one of the most exciting Pride events in the world.
You’ll find excellent beaches in Tel Aviv, buzzing nightlife excellent gastronomy and some of the most beautiful people you’ll ever see. For reasons not fully understood, Israel is home to many strikingly beautiful Middle Eastern men with dreamy eyes. The gay scene in Tel Aviv is more of a late-night party scene. There are also a few gay bars to explore.

 

Spartacus gay cruise sea day

Day 7 - Tuesday, October 15, 2024
Fun Day at Sea!
There’s no better day of the week for a sea day than today. Sleep in. Relax onboard. Take a long, leisurely lunch. And then join us on the upper decks for our T-Dance of the week under the warm Mediterranean sun.

 

Crete gay cruise

Day 8 - Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Heraklion (Crete), Greece
Crete is Greece’s largest island. The region is home to several other islands including Knossos and is a popular destination for gay travelers. Whether you visit Heraklion, Crete to admire the remains of an ancient civilization or simply to soak in the rays on some of the best beaches in Europe, the city is guaranteed to delight and amaze you. Visiting the 3,000-year-old Palace of Knossos is like traveling back to the time of the Minoans, while exploring the Venetian-era Koules Fortress will allow you to learn about history while taking in sweeping coastal vistas. Crete's coast is also magnificent. You can sun yourself on Amoudara Beach during the day, then watch the sunset from horseback as you ride down Karteros Beach.

 

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Vasco Da Gama

Vasco Da Gama

 

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Guests: 1,000 • Crew: 550 • Gross Tonnage: 55,820 • Length: 219 m • Breadth: 31 m • Draught: 7.80 m

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European Gay Cruise 2024 Rates
Category Description
Double
Per Pers
€ EUR
SUITES
16 - Penthouse Suite Vasco Da Gama Penthouse Suite Deck 10. 101.7 sqm, maximum occupancy: 4 persons. Large balcony with seating. King-size double bed. Seating area including sofa/bed, can be set up as a double bed. Bathroom with shower or bath/whirlpool and hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, DVD player, phone, safe. Options for preparing coffee/tea. Individually adjustable air conditioning. Extras for penthouse suite guests: Welcome fruit bowl, one bottle of wine & water; Evening greeting from the kitchen; Laundry & ironing service; Preferred check-in & check-out (wherever possible); Atlas, binoculars, umbrella & bathrobe for the duration of the cruise as well as towelling slippers

€ 6,299
15 - Suite with Balcony Vasco Da Gama Suite Deck 10. 34.7 sqm, maximum occupancy: 4 persons. Balcony with seating. King size double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired). Seating area including sofa/bed, can be set up as a double bed. Bathroom with shower or bath tub/whirlpool and hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, DVD player, phone, safe. Options for preparing coffee/tea•Individually adjustable air conditioning. Extras for suite guests: Welcome fruit bowl, one bottle of wine & water; Evening greeting from the kitchen; Laundry service; Preferred check-in & check-out (wherever possible); Atlas, binoculars, umbrella & bathrobe for the duration of the cruise as well as towelling slippers

€ 3,179
BALCONY STATEROOMS
14 - Balcony Stateroom Vasco Da Gama Balcony Stateroom Deck 9 & 10. 20.9 sqm, maximum occupancy: 3 persons. Balcony with seating. Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired). Sofa, can sometimes be set up as a bed. Bathroom with shower or bath tub/whirlpool and hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, phone, safe. Options for preparing coffee/tea. Individually adjustable air conditioning. Extras for all balcony cabin guests: Welcome fruit bowl, one bottle of wine & water; Preferred check-in & check-out (wherever possible); Atlas, binoculars, umbrella & bathrobe for the duration of thecruise as well as towelling slippers

€ 2,219
13 - Balcony Stateroom Vasco Da Gama Balcony Stateroom Deck 9 & 10 front & aft. 20.9 sqm, maximum occupancy: 3 persons. Balcony with seating. Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired). Sofa, can sometimes be set up as a bed. Bathroom with shower or bath tub/whirlpool and hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, phone, safe. Options for preparing coffee/tea. Individually adjustable air conditioning. Extras for all balcony cabin guests: Welcome fruit bowl, one bottle of wine & water; Preferred check-in & check-out (wherever possible); Atlas, binoculars, umbrella & bathrobe for the duration of thecruise as well as towelling slippers

€ 2,099
OCEANVIEW STATEROOMS
12 - Ocean View Stateroom Vasco Da Gama Oceanview Stateroom Deck 5. 17.5 sqm with window, maximum occupancy: 4 persons. Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired). Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed. Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning.

€ 1,689
11 - Ocean View Stateroom Vasco Da Gama Oceanview Stateroom Deck 4. 17.7 sqm with window, maximum occupancy: 2 persons. Double bed (beds can be separated into two singles if desired) and seating area. Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

€ 1,619
10 - Connecting Ocean View Stateroom Vasco Da Gama Oceanview Stateroom Deck 4. Outside cabin with window & connecting door. 17.6 sqm with window, max. occupancy of two connecting cabins:7 persons. Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired). Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed. Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

€ 1,619
9 - Ocean View Stateroom Vasco Da Gama Oceanview Stateroom Deck 6. 16.8 sqm with window, maximum occupancy: 2 persons. Double bed (beds can be separated into two singles if desired) and seating area. Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

€ 1,569
8 - Ocean View Stateroom Vasco Da Gama Oceanview Stateroom Deck 5 & 9 front & aft. 17.1 - 17.7 sqm with window, maximum occupancy: 4 persons. Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired). Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed. Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning.

€ 1,519
7 - Ocean View Stateroom Vasco Da Gama Oceanview Stateroom Deck 4 front & aft. 17.3 - 17.9 sqm with window, maximum occupancy: 4 persons. Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired). Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed. Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

€ 1,469
6 - Ocean View Stateroom Vasco Da Gama Oceanview Stateroom Deck 6 front & aft. 16.8 - 18.3 sqm with window,maximum occupancy: 2 persons. Double bed (beds can be separated into two singles if desired) and seating area. Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

€ 1,419
5 - Ocean View Stateroom (Partialy Obstructed) Vasco Da Gama Oceanview Stateroom Deck 6. 16.8 sqm with window (partially restricted view), maximum occupancy: 2 persons. Double bed (beds can be separated into two singles if desired) and seating area. Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

€ 1,349
4 - Porthole Ocean View Stateroom Vasco Da Gama Porthole Oceanview Stateroom Deck 4 & 5 front. 16.0 - 18.5 sqm with porthole, maximum occupancy: 4 persons. Double bed (beds can be separated into two singles if desired) and seating area. Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed. Bathroom with shower or bath tub & hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

€ 1,299
INTERIOR STATEROOMS
3 - Inside Stateroom Vasco Da Gama Inside Stateroom Deck 5, 6, 9, 10. 16.4 - 17.0 sqm, maximum occupancy: 4 persons. Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired). Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed. Bathroom with shower & hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

€ 1,169

2 - Inside Stateroom Vasco Da Gama Inside Stateroom Deck 5, 6, 9 front & aft.16.4 - 17.1 sqm, maximum occupancy: 4 persons. Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired). Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed. Bathroom with shower & hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

€ 1,099
1 - Inside Stateroom Vasco Da Gama Inside Stateroom Deck 4. 16.4 - 16.9 sqm, maximum occupancy: 4 persons. Double bed (can be separated into two singles if desired). Sofa, can partly be set up as a bed/partly as an additional upper bed. Bathroom with shower & hairdryer. Flat-screen TV, phone & safe, individually adjustable air conditioning

€ 1,099
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All rates are cruise only in €EUR and per person, based on double occupancy subject to availability at time of booking. .

Taxes & charges of EUR 159 pp are additional.

Gratuities of EUR 120 pp in Interior Staterooms,
EUR 150 pp in Oveanview Staterooms,
EUR 180 pp in Balcony Staterooms,
EUR 200 pp in Suites are additional.

Deposit:
20% of cruise rate, plus taxes, charges & gratuities required at time of booking.
Balance payment is due 100 days prior to sailing.

Single guests - 50% single occupancy surcharge.
To avoid extra costs single traveler Cabin Share available.

3rd and 4th Person in Cabin - extra 699 EUR per person,
in suites - €1,299 per person

Price Includes: accommodation in selected cabin, all meals, European Gay Cruise entertainment on board, use of public facilities on Board.

Beverage Packages
The "Classic Beverage" package costs EUR 33 per person per travel day (EUR 232 per cruise),
the "Premium Beverage” package EUR 56 per person per travel day (EUR 392 per cruise). The packages can be booked upon embarkation and, only together for all guests in cabin.

Pricing and other information may change without notice

Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly recommended for all reservations.

More information will be provided to you at the time of booking confirmation. Please contact us for a more detailed description of restrictions, cancellations, and penalties.

Cancellation Policy
up to 90 days before departure: 40% of total price
89 - 45 days before departure: 50%
44 - 30 days before departure: 70%
29 days before departure: 100%

 

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