nicko Cruises

European River & Ocean

It's Awards season...........


We are delighted that nicko Cruises has been nominated for this year's prestigious British Travel Awards in the 'Best River Cruise Line' category. These awards are the 'Oscars' of the travel industry and a fantastic accolade. We would love for you to support us by casting your vote. 

Simply click on the icon and enter your details. It takes just seconds to complete and you automatically get entered in to a prize draw to win some amazing travel prizes!

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nicko Cruises are a Finalist for the 2022 Silver Travel Awards in the Best River Cruise Line category.

Winners will be announced an Awards event on 20th October 2022 in London. 

Voting for the Awards is open until 11th September and all entrants will be entered in to a competition to win some amazing travel prizes. Please support us by casting your vote at SilverTravelAwards2022, it takes just a minute to complete.

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River cruises with nicko

Whether you’re cruising along the Rhine in Germany or the Moselle in Belgium, the Danube in Austria, the Douro in Portugal, or the most beautiful rivers of France – there is so much to discover on the waterways of Europe. All of our ships are specially designed for the river, making any cruise with us an easy and comfortable way to discover the most interesting places and stunning countryside in the world. Every day there’s a new horizon to explore and the beauty of a river cruise is that you get the best of both worlds by combining relaxing moments of enjoyment and well-being on board with memorable experiences ashore. Read more...

Ocean cruises with nicko

At nicko cruises, we offer a variety of ocean and expedition sailings that allow you to experience the world from a different point of view. You can discover the world with Portuguese seafaring tradition aboard Vasco da Gama, or explore away from mass tourism hot spots on our wonderful expedition vessel World Voyager.

Our ocean ships sail to the Azores, Western Europe, Morocco, Cape Verde Islands, West Africa, Canary Islands, Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Baltic regions. Our goal is to discover the wonders of nature with you and experience the world from a different point of view. Read more...

Watch our river cruise video

Vasco da Gama Video

World Voyager Video

nicko Cruises Health and Safety Protocols

The safety of our guests and crew on board our ships is our highest priority – especially in these current times. We have been proving that our safety and hygiene concept works since 2020, when we were the first cruise operator in the world to start operating our ships again in June. Since then we have been offering our guests beautiful and carefree holiday experiences. Our proven measures meet national and international health standards.

The 2G regulation applies on all our river and ocean cruises. This means that on our cruises only fully vaccinated or recovered guests travel in accordance with the 2G rule. Therefore, a proof of a valid vaccination certificate, in accordance with the guidelines of the EU Commission, or a proof of recovery is mandatory for embarkation and is the responsibility of the traveller.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the 2G regulation, however they must present a negative PCR test, which must not be older than 72 hours at the time of embarkation.

The 2G rule is effective as long as no deviating, more stringent country-specific requirements apply in the destinations.

For our ocean cruises with VASCO DA GAMA and WORLD VOYAGER, tests are still mandatory. Therefore, a proof of a current negative rapid antigen test is mandatory upon embarkation for all guests - regardless of whether they are vaccinated or recovered. Please bring a certified negative rapid test result (a self-test is not sufficient) with you to embarkation, which must not be older than 48 hours prior to embarkation. Without a certified negative rapid test result, you will not be able to board.

From 01 July 2022, there will be no obligation to test for our river cruises. 

For further information, we have summarised the key facts for you in our 10-point plan.

For more information call: 01223 568907 or email:


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