Vasco da Gama nicko cruises uk

Sailing with nicko cruises


Our product specialists have drawn on over 30 years of experience, and a global network of reliable partners, to ensure that each of the itineraries we offer delivers the most immersive experience possible. Your customers can comfortably explore countries with stunning nature, exciting history, culture and more, beyond mass global tourism.

Our pledge is to offer your customers an intensive travel experience that is the best value for money, so whether it’s their first time travelling aboard a nicko cruises ship, or they have cruised with us many times before, they will always be welcomed like they were family.

Nicko Cruises (UK)

Nicko Cruises is represented in the UK by General Sales Agents, Light Blue Travel.

We are dedicated to working with the UK travel trade. Whether you are a travel agent, tour operator, groups specialist or travel partner/affiliate we would love to hear from you on ways in which we can work together to grow our mutual business. We are very flexible and would be delighted to talk with you about your requirements.

Why work with Nicko Cruises UK?

We offer exceptional value inclusive cruise packages including flights, transfers (river only), full board cruise, selected excursions, gratuities, WiFi and unlimited drinks package, offering customers piece of mind that there are no additional costs. Our aim is to offer the best value cruise experience at affordable prices. Our enhanced commission levels offer high earning potential PLUS you earn commission on the whole package! And our newest ships offer a modern, contemporary style with three open dining options at no additional charge. Nicko Cruises are an established cruise operator having operated for over 30 years and offer itineraries across all the main European rivers and worldwide destinations. No-fly river cruise programme is offered on a selection of Rhine & Seine itineraries.

How to Book – We have two very simple ways to book:

Call us on 01223 568907
Email us on

nicko cruises is also available on Widgety.

Marketing Support

To order brochures or discuss marketing requirements and opportunities, to join our travel agent email database and receive destination and product updates, special offers and more, please email


We can cater for groups of 20 guests or more up to part or full charters. Group discounts and risk-free allocations are available. You can view info on our website for river cruise charters and ocean cruise charters and group cruises. Please email 


Our online River Cruise Academy is designed to offer online module based learning that can be worked through in your own time – scroll down for more info and to register.

Face to face training, online training and webinars are all available. Please contact to make arrangements.

Download our nicko cruises PDF Selling Guide

Media Library & Digital Assets Our dedicated media library includes downloadable images, video and social media assets

Ship Visit & Fam Trips

We run regular fam trips on both our river and ocean cruise programmes. Ship visits are possible when our Ocean ships visit the UK ports and there is a possibility to request a visit to any of our river ships if you are in the destination. Please scroll down to see our latest ship visit schedule and to register your interest.

How to find us

1 Longview Terrace, Histon Road, Cambridge CB4 3JH
Telephone: 01223 568907

Opening Times:
Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Sundays: Closed (occasional opening hours will be advertised here)

Please book an appointment to visit us if you would like to discuss your holiday plans. Visitor parking available on site.

Download our Vasco da Gama 2024/25 Price Guide

Download our River Cruise brochure

Download our Christmas & New Year River Cruises Brochure

Download our Vasco da Gama Travel Guide

View and Download our 2024 Selling Guide

View or Download our 2024 River Cruise brochure

About River Cruise Academy Training

River Cruise Academy is a unique video based E-Learning and Training platform for travel partners to learn about global river cruising and some ocean cruising. Our brands cover all the major European Rivers, including the Rhine, Rhône & Saône, Seine, Danube, Douro, Moselle and Main. Get first-hand information about our amazing voyages and products, the unique travel experiences we offer and the tools to help you identify and successfully sell our voyages to your clients.

Once you complete our Online Training, you will become a River Cruise Expert and have further access to exclusive offers, news, and updates on our programmes.

Current Booking Incentives


NEW booking incentives coming soon…

River Cruises with nicko

Whether you’re cruising along the Rhine in Germany or the Moselle in Belgium, the Danube in Austria or the most beautiful rivers of France and Portugal – there is so​ much to discover on the waterways of Europe. All our ships are specially designed for river cruises, making any cruise with us an easy and comfortable way to discover the most interesting places and stunning countryside in the world.

On a nicko European river cruise, every day brings a new destination to explore, as your home away from home always travels with you. We offer the very best in all-inclusive European river cruises and we also offer a selection of no-fly river cruise options from the UK, using our exclusive rail packages.

Ocean Cruise 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 and explore away from mass tourism hot spots.

Our ocean ship sails to the Azores, Caribbean, Western Europe, Central America, 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.

Call our Reservations Team on

01223 568907

or email


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