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There is a new way to cruise around Australia – and it’s breathtaking

There is a new way to cruise around Australia – and it’s breathtaking

The Vasco da Gama, formerly known as Pacific Eden, has undergone a modern premium fit-out and is now sailing as a sister ship to the popular ASTOR. This boutique sized cruise-liner now provides a more traditional leisurely cruising style with a friendly onboard atmosphere. Join this stylish ship for her maiden Australian season and save 33% if you book now – exclusive to Discover Australia Holidays.

An exciting range of cruise options between December 2019 and March 2020 include a Broome & Kimberley adventure, Sydney to Adelaide, Adelaide to Perth, circumnavigation of Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, an epic cruise to Broome and Bali, plus Christmas and Australia Day themed cruises.

Discover Australia Holidays has Vasco da Gama all-inclusive packages covering all cruise options. Each cruise can also be combined with the Indian Pacific to form an amazing Rail and Sail experience. And right now, all Vasco da Gama packages are available at incredible Summer Travel Sale prices at Discover Australia Holidays.

Indian Pacific with Vasco da Gama Broome & Kimberley Cruise

The most popular Vasco da Gama package is the 11-day classic cruise along Australia’s spectacular Indian Ocean coast to the Kimberley with ports of call in Geraldton, Broome and Kuri Bay. The Rail and Sail version adds the world-famous Indian Pacific.

Experience an unforgettable and luxurious cruising adventure aboard the Vasco da Gama north through turquoise and emerald waters of Australia’s stunning Indian Ocean to the incredible Kimberley Coast. Cruise from the historic port town of Fremantle, along the Coral Coast to Broome, with ports of call in iconic Broome, the Kimberley’s Kuri Bay and the Geraldton.

This all-inclusive package includes AN 11-day cruise in a contemporary Ocean View Cabin, all meals aboard Vasco da Gama, all flights, Perth Hotel and personalised transfers. Right now, the 14-day Vasco da Gama Broome & Kimberley Cruise package is just $2902, a saving of 33%. 

Why not add the Indian Pacific? Experience the kaleidoscope of Australian landscapes onboard the 4-day train journey from Sydney to Perth. You’ll enjoy the comfort of your private cabin with ensuite. Experience the included off-train training and activities, such as Broken Hill, Barossa, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna. Savour the food and wines matching the destinations you pass through. Relax in the spectacular Queen Adelaide restaurant car and mingle with fellow adventurers in the Outback Explorer lounge car. Right now, you can book the 15-day Indian Pacific with Vasco Da Gama Broome & Kimberley Cruise from $4946, a saving of 22%.

It’s only available from Discover Australia Holidays, with limited availability in February 2020.

The Vasco da Gama Experience

Catering for just 1220 privileged guests ensures a more personal touch from the attentive crew. You can indulge in the wonderful array of activities, entertainment and premium facilities designed for a more traditional and sophisticated cruising experience.

The Vasco da Gama boasts stylish cabins and impressive contemporary public areas, with a choice of five lounge bars, a pool bar and four entertainment venues each with its own individual style. The ship also offers a casino, library, card room and shopping galleria, plus extensive deck areas, two swimming pools, sports courts, spa amenities and a gym.

Experience top ‘big show’ entertainment in the two-tiered show lounge Hollywood’s. Enjoy the panoramic seascapes of The Dome during the day, then this is the place to be to dance the night away to all your old favourites. Relax with some musical entertainment at the Blue Room. For more leisurely options, stroll around extensive deck areas, catch a movie in the cinema, visit the casino, bridge and card room, arts and crafts area or ship’s library. Plus, there’s Cappuccino’s coffee shop and Gelato’s ice cream bar to tempt you. The impressive three-decked atrium is the focal point of the ship with its own shopping galleria.

Enjoy flexible dining at your leisure at any of the three main restaurants: Waterfront Restaurant, Waterfront Mediterranean or Waterfront Eurasia. Perhaps indulge at The Grill or Chef’s Table or relax at the buffet-style Club Bistro. Vasco da Gama’s chefs excel in creating new and delicious dishes which will have you craving your next meal. A selection of Australian and European wines are available to complement your meal, plus Australian draught beers are available at the ship’s bars. You will savour every day on board the Vasco da Gama.

Compare Vasco da Gama Options

Whatever Vasco da Gama cruise you are looking for, you’ll find the perfect all-inclusive package at Discover Australia Holidays. 

Right now, you can save up to 33% with the Summer Travel Sale prices across the full range – exclusive to Discover Australia Holidays. But hurry, they’re selling out fast.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the sights you can discover with Vasco da Gama.

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