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Part of the European river fleet operated by Vantage Deluxe Travel, River Discovery II offers passengers a floating vacation on a par with the company's long-established land-based tours. Carrying 176 ...
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rodash
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because of the more leisurely pace (10 days instead of 7) for a French river cruise and the availability of single cabins on Vantage vessels. Also the unfortunate downturn in French tourism led to the offer of free air, ... Read more
LikeVariety
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Booked this cruise because it was deeply discounted, found it to be the bargain of the century. It started out very rocky because of high water and a French air traffic controller strike, but Vantage scrambled and put us up in a lovely ... Read more
katesmom99
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I understand that Vantage cannot control flooding of rivers and the subsequent need to adjust itineraries. That's why I emailed them a couple of days before our departure to ask if they anticipated any problems due to the recent high water ... Read more
twomanycats
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I've only been on one river cruise in Germany. It was a lovely trip, leisurely sailing past castles, villages and pretty countryside with a guide assigned to a small group of about 25 of us for the entire trip. It made you feel safe and ... Read more
cshoema
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
We were waiting for a good last-minute offer from GCT (the only other river cruise line we'd used) when this Vantage cruise popped up at a price we couldn't refuse. From beginning to end, things went smoothly. Sure, the flights from ... Read more
adaokie
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Vantage River Discovery II for the Best of Burgundy cruise Mar 24/April 1, 2016. Pre-trip Air: Despite Vantage having our seat preferences on file and that we travel together (we have different last names), our initial booking did not ... Read more
JGsped
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
8 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We went on the "Best of Burgundy, Beaujolais & Provence" cruise at the end of March. It was my 12th cruise, but first river cruise. Pros: A few. Ship is attractive. Crew very personable and efficient. Itinerary was very ... Read more
Lovinvantage
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Vantage did excellent on planning each aspect of our trip. Flight arrangements were great, and the Vantage person was there to guide us at France, and take us to our bus..A few people. were complaining of a 15 minute walk to the bus, lack ... Read more
treny@juno.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
In my 40 plus years of travel I'very got to say this trip with Vantage on the Discovery II was the worst. From the start when we arrived at the Lyon and met the Vantage rep. There was no porters. Everyone had to drag there luggage ... Read more
BobnDonna
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
88 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The trip was really two parts- booking and then the cruise itself. Booking and customer service after booking was awful. Everything got screwed up: names, air deviation schedule, beginning port, all took more time than they should have ... Read more
Tomgosdeck
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
After several successful Vantage cruises we booked a French River Cruise on the Discovery, its first 2016 voyage. That was our mistake. From the start of the cruise much of the ship had, at best, very sporadic hot water. Only after days ... Read more
JLPrete
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
This was our first river cruise with Vantage, a smaller operator not in the advertising mainstream like Viking. Perhaps that is how they keep their prices down, and give more value for the money spent. The ship was fairly new (3 yrs) and ... Read more
glomarrone
Member Since 2011
21 reviews
328 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This 10-day cruise was the second of the 20-day back-to-back Treasures of France: A Grand River Journey from Normandy to Provence Vantage River Cruise. We sailed down the Saone and Rhone Rivers visiting the ports of Chalon Sur Saone ... Read more
dennisschumer@aol.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our 4th Vantage river cruise and 5th Vantage trip. We were disappointed after having loved the first 4 trips. We had the owner's suite on the River Discovery II which was large and beautiful as was the ship in general. As ... Read more
SunFun2013
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
We were looking forward to a great vacation, but: During the first three days we had no hot water in our room and had to shower in ice water. On day four the problem was repaired by a local plumber, why did it take so long? The ... Read more
Dorothylyn
Member Since 2007
1 review
36 forum posts
10 helpful votes
The ship was very nice, had the best crew. We lucked out on our first cruise with Vantage we got what we thought one of the best rooms onboard. This is a very laid back company, nobody is in a hurry to do anything. The tours are not all ... Read more
Farmer Dave
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
Since our only visit to France had been on an ocean cruise stop in Cannes, we wanted to get a better feel for the country, the culture, and the history (oh yes, and the wines!). The cruise traveled from the Mediterranean to the Normandy ... Read more
chunkylover43
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This cruise line has been little reviewed on Cruise Critic. Vantage is in an expansion phase but is sometimes forgotten in a market dominated by big cruise lines such as Viking. My wife and I are very itinerary focused and all of the stops ... Read more
lbkraus
Member Since 2000
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
After 11 trips with Vantage (plus some with other lines) , all of which were great, we finally met the worst cruise ever. The elevator was broken and not fixed for the entire trip. Many travelers were using canes and walkers and had great ... Read more
Mimosa09
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
288 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Having been on 13 ocean cruises, we decided to try a river cruise. I researched on CC and decided on a southern France itinerary then started research on the various companies. Summer '13 was a good year to do that with all the flooding in ... Read more
Choppywater
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
FRENCH WATERWAYS HOLIDAY CRUISE: HIGHLIGHTS OF BURGUNDY, PROVENCE & PARIS, by VANTAGE DELUXE WORLD TOURS, 11 nights on the ship & 4 night extension. 12/1/2013 INTRODUCTION: Since there seems to be a scarcity of reviews for Vantage ... Read more

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