10 Nights
17 Dec 20
Departing Adelaide begins your festive voyage with the first stop exploring the farm gates, provedores and modern cafes of Geelong. Then continue on to discover our rich colonial history with a visit to Port Arthur’s World Heritage-listed prison before docking overnight in Hobart to immerse yourself in its unique blend of heritage and eclectic culture. Your next port of call is Burnie, well known for its industrial roots before transforming into a creative hub of local crafts and artisans. Celebrate Christmas and Boxing Day at sea before returning to Adelaide with lasting memories.
  • Discover Tasmania and enjoy an amazing Christmas experience onboard
  • A wide choice of optional shore excursions at most ports of call
  • Excellence in standard with friendly crew and attentive service

10 Night Cruise on CMV’s Vasco da Gama
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas, late-night snacks and Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm)
Big show entertainment, cabarets, classical interludes and Captain’s Cocktail Party
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Luggage porterage port to cabin and Port Taxes

  • Departs 17 Dec 2020

  • Day 1: Thu 17 Dec – Adelaide (Australia)
  • Day 2: Fri 18 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 3: Sat 19 Dec – Geelong (Australia)
  • Day 4: Sun 20 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 5: Mon 21 Dec – Port Arthur, Tasmania (Australia)
  • Day 6: Tue 22 Dec – Hobart, Tasmania (Australia)
  • Day 7: Wed 23 Dec – Hobart, Tasmania (Australia)
  • Day 8: Thu 24 Dec – Burnie, Tasmania (Australia)
  • Day 9: Fri 25 Dec – Christmas Day At Sea
  • Day 10: Sat 26 Dec – Boxing Day At Sea
  • Day 11: Sun 27 Dec – Adelaide (Australia)
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
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  • Valid for travel:  17 December 2020
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • Advertised prices are based on a twin package staying in an Inside cabin and single package staying in an Oceanview cabin
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team who will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes items of a personal nature, travel insurance, flights, shore excursions, speciality restaurants, beverages and gratuities.
  • Cruise and Maritime Voyages implement a mandatory condition of travel that all guests carry comprehensive travel insurance.

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Thu 17 Dec - Adelaide (Australia)

Departs 17:00 Renowned for its laid back charm, Adelaide is a city that is brimming with culture, events and entertainment. Explore its lush parklands, historic buildings and beautiful botanic gardens and then indulge in one of the many award-winning restaurants in the heart of the city. You can even head to one of the countless internationally acclaimed vineyards just outside the state’s capital, to discover first-hand why Adelaide is frequently referred to as Australia’s wine capital.

Fri 18 Dec - At Sea


Sat 19 Dec - Geelong (Australia)

Arrives 06:00 – Departs 18:00 Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city and successfully blends the beach with the metropolis. Popular attractions include the Old Geelong Gail, the botanic gardens and a vast number of museums and galleries for you to enjoy. Don’t forget to admire the Baywalk Bollards that are scattered along the waterfront and depict characters who have played a part in Geelong’s past and present.

Sun 20 Dec - At Sea


Mon 21 Dec - Port Arthur, Tasmania (Australia)

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 19:00 Located to the south east of Hobart, Port Arthur is a small town on the Tasman Peninsula and is one of Australia’s most significant heritage areas, best known for its well-preserved penal colony buildings.  Spread over an extensive landscape of gardens, parkland and natural bush, the site contains more than thirty historic buildings and ruins. Some of its structures were partially destroyed in bushfires in the late nineteenth century but their remains give the place an eerie, yet dignified, ambiance.

Tue 22 Dec - Hobart, Tasmania (Australia)

Arrives 06:00  Hobart is known as the ‘Jewel of the South’ and it’s easy to see why. Tasmania’s capital offers a distinct blend of heritage, culture and scenery, with picturesque waterways, rugged mountains, bushland and beaches lining the shores of the river. Take a walk along Hobart’s iconic waterfront, explore the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery or take a ferry up river to the Museum of Old and New Art for a modern art experience. Salamanca Place is a short walk from the waterfront, with its craft shops, galleries, theatres and restaurants that help to cement Hobart’s popularity as a destination.

Wed 23 Dec - Hobart, Tasmania (Australia)

 Departs 14:00

Thu 24 Dec - Burnie, Tasmania (Australia)

Arrives 12:00 – Departs 22:00 Once best known for its industrial roots, Burnie has experienced a renaissance in recent years and is now a vibrant and creative city on Tasmania’s north-west coast. Take a downtown stroll to find an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and cafes and enjoy the coffee, cheese, seafood and whisky that this small port town is now famous for. You can also enjoy the area’s arts and crafts with many museums and workshops based throughout the town.

Fri 25 Dec - Christmas Day At Sea


Sat 26 Dec - At Sea


Sun 27 Dec - Adelaide (Australia)

Arrives 07:00  It’s time to disembark and say goodbye to CMV’s Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

Previously respected and very popular on the international cruise market, Cruise & Maritime Voyages Vasco da Gama has a rich heritage and maritime pedigree. The 55,877 grt Vasco da Gama has ten passenger decks serviced by eight lifts, is stabilized and air-conditioned throughout and underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2015. Comfortable cabin accommodation ranges from standard to deluxe with 80% enjoying an ocean view. There are no less than 120 balcony cabins and 29 more spacious suites which also benefit from having private balconies.
Cabin categories
Inside Cabin Located on Atlantic Deck 4, these cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are twin/double bedded and some have a sofa-bed for a third occupant.
Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin Located midship on Atlantic Deck 4, these twin/double cabins offer private en-suite facilities with bath and shower over plus ample hanging and storage space. The majority have a third and/or fourth berth. All these cabins interconnect with the adjacent cabin when required
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin Located aft on Navigator’s Deck 10, the highest accommodation deck, there are 20 twin/double bedded Premium cabins with private balconies. They offer en-suite facilities with whirlpool bath and shower over, wardrobe, ample storage space and a fridge. Some of these cabins have a sofabed for a third occupant.


Vasco da Gama offers a choice of three main Waterfront Restaurants – Waterfront Classic, Waterfront Mediterranean and Waterfront Eurasia where, unlike our other ships, dining will be flexible and not fixed to specific sittings. You are therefore free to dine where and when you want to (open 17. 30 – 20.30). Waterfront Classic will serve our classic menu of international dishes with a twist of British cuisine. Waterfront Eurasia will serve Asian style meals and Waterfront Mediterranean will serve typical cuisine from the Mediterranean. In addition, there are two delightful speciality restaurants – The Grill and Chef’s Table (supplements apply) or, as an alternative, enjoy more relaxed buffet style meals at the Club Bistro.

Out On Deck

CMV’s Vasco da Gama offers extensive deck areas and in keeping with her tradition, starboard and port side promenades with timber style decking. There are two swimming pools with the main top deck pool benefitting from a retractable roof so that you can relax in this stylish setting, whatever the weather. If you’re feeling more active, then why not team up for a game of tennis or basketball. Be pampered at the well-appointed wellness centre with its beautiful spa amenities, make use of the hairdressing and beauty facilities, or work out in the well-equipped gym.


  • The CMV Enrichment Programme: The relaxing atmosphere created by Cruise & Maritime Voyages is ideal for enjoying our extensive programme of guest entertainers, speakers and craft specialists. We are pleased to present our special Enrichment Programme, where in addition to our highly acclaimed evening entertainment and wide range of leisure facilities, we are presenting a range of other complimentary activities and entertainment for you to enjoy whenever the mood takes you.
  • Guest Speakers: Learn more about a fascinating subject from someone who is passionate about their interest and will want to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. Cruises of five nights or more are accompanied by one or more of these experts giving informative talks on a range of fascinating subjects. They are generally programmed to take place during sea days.
  • Arts & Crafts: With arts and crafts growing in popularity, we are including sessions on all cruises of five nights or more where specialists will demonstrate their talents. These may include bead jewellery, painting, mosaic decoration, calligraphy and decorative card art. Materials will be supplied on board by the crafter for a modest charge.
  • Photography: Make sure you bring your camera (smartphone, Ipad or tablet), as there will be plenty of special moments to capture. On selected cruises there will be a photographic expert to assist you in improving your skills and making the most of your camera.
  • Evening Entertainment: At Cruise & Maritime Voyages, we recognise the importance of offering a very high standard of evening entertainment brought to you by our experienced Cruise Directors and entertainment hosts. It is their aim to ensure that you have an unforgettable cruise holiday and present a truly wonderful and varied entertainment programme. With stylish productions, guest acts, cabarets and classical interludes, there’s something for everyone on board.
  • Daytime Activities : During days at sea, our entertainments team will arrange activities ranging from a morning quiz to an afternoon dance class. You may choose from a work-out in the gym; a make-over in the beauty salon; a swim in the pool or something a little less energetic in the form of curling up with a good book. Perhaps listen to a speaker or learn a new skill from one of our arts and crafts specialists. The choice is yours!
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? Travel insurance is compulsory for all CMV cruises. We recommend insurance be taken at time of booking confirmation. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606 Please note that Cruise and Maritime Voyages implement a mandatory condition of travel that all guests carry comprehensive travel insurance.
How many people in a cabin? At MyDiscoveries we can book a cabin that is right for you. For Solo, Triple and Quad cabins call us on 1300 404 606 
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge an AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
How do I book shore excursions? This depends on the cruise line. Bookings for shore excursions can only be made once your cruise has been paid in full and the cruise line has opened up the booking capability in their system (typically this is around 6 months before departure).
Can I take alcohol on my cruise? This depends on the cruise line, however, in most instances the answer is no.
What will I pay for onboard? This depends on the cruise line and the type of fare you have purchased. To find out the specifics for the cruise you are interested in please contact us on 1300 404 606.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products at a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the My Discoveries, Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At the time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly instalment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at the time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE
What type of clothes should I bring? This depends on the cruise line and the destination. Our cruise specialists will be happy to answer questions over the phone or you can search ‘packing’ and ‘cruise’ on the MyDiscoveries website where we have written stories and checklists to help answer this exact question.
When will I receive my documentation? This depends on when you are travelling and when you booked your cruise. If you haven’t received your documentation 30 days before departure please contact us on 1300 404 606 and we can investigate further for you.