MS Vasco da Gama

2002 (refurbished 2014)

Ship Overview

With a friendly appearance that cannot pass unnoticed, Vasco da Gama is one of CruiseEurope’s most suitable riverboats for a family holiday, should you be interested in exploring Portugal’s beauty through a Douro river cruise. Although it has been originally built in 2002, it went under a massive transformation in 2009, which resulted in a modern looking interior in all public areas, as well as in all the 71 cabins it contains. With a maximum of 142 passengers onboard, this riverboat features plenty of appealing facilities waiting to be discovered. 

  • Lounge-bar with a dancefloor
  • Bar
  • Impressive sundeck equipped with deck chairs
  • Dining area
  • Elevator service
  • Souvenir boutique
  • 220V electricity
  • Air-conditioning system
  • Radar
  • Central heating
  • Radiophone
  • Wifi
  • Upper deck - 38 cabins featured with twin beds
  • Middle deck - 18 cabins ( 15 cabins with twin beds, 3 cabins provided with a double bed)
  • Main deck - 15 cabins ( 13 twin cabins, 2 cabins with single beds)

Staterooms / Suites

  • Cabin (129 sq. ft.)


  • Shower
  • Toillet
  • Towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • TV satellite

Deck Plans

Main Deck
Main Deck
Middle Deck
Middle Deck
Upper Deck
Upper Deck
Sun Deck
Sun Deck
Deck Plan
Deck Plan


  • Carefully designed menus invite you to experience the exquisite French gastronomy
  • Croisi’s chefs have worked along Michelin-starred giants such as Marc Haeberlin and Paul Bocuse
  • Alain Bohn, Croisi’s head chef, is a member of Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, a 50 years old association including no more than 250 chefs worldwide
  • Enjoy a self-served breakfast buffet abundant in pastries, cold cuts, eggs, various sausage varieties, fresh fruit and yogurt or jams and jellies; quench your thirst with fresh fruit juices and a warm cup of tea or coffee
  • Delight yourself with 3 course lunch and dinner menus cooked using only the freshest of ingredients
  • Your meals will be paired with excellent complimentary wines
  • All lunch and dinner meals are served at fixed times and in a single seating for all passengers
  • Croisi provides free beverages on all cruises including mineral water, fruit juice, coffee, tea, beer or house wine
  • Some cruises include an open bar, but for those that don’t, travelers can purchase a €30 drink card that will cover beverages served at the bar; any amount of money remaining on your card will be reimbursed at the end of the cruise
  • Premium vintage wines, as well as champagne are available at an additional charge on all cruises