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EdOpinion
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
I was confused because I could find any reviews since 2015. We were on the "MS River Navigator", although this page refers to Vantage River Navigator. I'm assuming and hoping I'm on the right page. River cruise, NOT an ocean ... Read more
lovecruisingatsea
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
BUYER BEWARE! On my very recent trip, I found that Vantage’s EXOTIC INDIA, NEPAL & THE SACRID GANGES RIVER TOUR to be anything but exotic. These are the things you can expect: On the advertised 4 day, pre-tour Nepal ... Read more
artnuvo
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had a last minute deal which included airfare and was a great value, cost wise. We had 2 days inAvignon,a pleasent town to walk around. As this was the last cruise of the season, some cafes, and galleries were closed,including the ... Read more
bobbie24
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
13 helpful votes
This website would not let me put in the correct details! RIVIERA TRAVEL - on the DOURO SPIRIT - from OPORTO. Flying into Lisbon with Easy Jet from Bristol. A nice cruise with plenty of stops visiting interesting places. ... Read more
Frances888
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
This was an outstanding cruise. The ship was beautiful and well maintained. Embarkation/disembarkation went very smoothly. The cabin, dining and service were all above expectations. Best of all, the crew was very friendly and ... Read more
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Frances888
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Our first river cruise and it was fabulous! The ship was beautiful, immaculately clean and well maintained. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. Large windows and well equipped spacious bath. The staff outstanding - very ... Read more
sohogreat777
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 helpful votes
Forget about the marketing claims; this river cruise line cannot handle obstacles in an efficient manner. Had a very good pre-cruise to Prague & Bratislava but after getting on board, the Danube River water levels were low causing a ... Read more
FuelScience
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
869 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Vantage, having cruised three times with Viking. Overall we found Vantage to be comparable to Viking with a few significant differences. First, the obvious, wine, beer, and soft drinks are complimentary at ... Read more
on_the_go_98765
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Vantage Cruise from Constantina to Bonn: On the plus side of things, it was all it was billed to be and everything was as promised. Th shore excursions were generally quite good and the tour director did her best ot accommodate ... Read more
dennisschumer@aol.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 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
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Rorygirl4528
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
12 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We got back a few days ago from our Vantage river cruise. It was wonderful! We left from Amsterdam and sailed the waterways to Belgium and back. The River Splendor was a great boat. Very clean and great staff. My only real negative was the ... Read more
Dorothylyn
Member Since 2007
1 review
37 forum posts
12 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
millieber
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
We love to travel and have tried everything, independent, escorted, bus, ships (too many people) but nothing beats our last Vantage World small ship vacations. After over 40 years of traveling we took our first river cruise and this is the ... Read more
James R. Hasley
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Our Seine River cruise with Vantage had everything we were looking for. Our stateroom and meals were comfortable, clean and inviting and the meals were varied and met all our needs. My wife is a diabetic and facilities were available for ... Read more
Sunseeker1001
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
67 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
We have done 12 cruises; this was our 4th w/Vantage. We had previously taken the Amsterdam to Vienna river cruse so we booked the Black Sea to Budapest. We spent the first night in Bucharest then transferred to the ship, Some where between ... Read more
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JPaterson
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
Yes we experienced both good and sad ever lasting memories from our September-October 2014 twenty-seven day Black Sea to Bonn trip. The events that developed on this cruise have prompted us to share our exceptional experience with you. ... Read more
Farmer Dave
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 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
shamar76
Member Since 2007
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
Having never been on a river cruise we had the best time of our lives. Took it off our bucket list and celebrated our 51st anniversary.Vantage was recommended by our good friend who has used them many times. The trip started in Amsterdam ... Read more
madamek
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2014
This was our first river cruise but definitely not the last. We were impressed with the helpful , friendly staff. The regional food was outstanding. Having everything included is a great feature. When sailing you always see something - ... Read more
ka3dro
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
The flight to Budapest was a pain as we had long layovers in the US and then Germany on our way to Budapest..... once there, we were forced to stay in a hotel as the river locks were damaged and the boat unable to meet us in Budapest.... ... Read more
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Hydrokitty
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
4,496 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our sixth trip with Vantage, thirds on the Navigator......and all in the same cabin!!! We started in Prague with the pre-trip extension and it was a highlight of the trip! Prague and Bratislava are both beautiful and our group of ... Read more
Larry40WK
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
What more can I say other than the title of this review. This was my first river cruise and though I have been on many large ship cruises this was my first on a small ship and the first on a river. Actually this Grand European River Cruise ... Read more
roger.e.miller@gmail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
We are a family of 14 people (4 generations!) who just completed a cruise of Portugal's Douro River on the ms Douro Spirit with Vantage Deluxe World Travel. It was the first river cruise for all but one of us and was a magnificent ... Read more
JohnnyBumpo
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This is our second river cruise and I think we are hooked. This was an excellent cruise: great boat, great excursions, and good food. Only the disembarkation marred the trip. Pickup at the Airport We had Vantage provide the air fare and ... 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
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