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29 Vantage River Cruise Reviews

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Frances888
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 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
Frances888
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 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
0 forum posts
5 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
2 reviews
563 forum posts
5 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
0 forum posts
5 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

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dennisschumer@aol.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 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
Rorygirl4528
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 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
36 forum posts
8 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
2 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

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Sunseeker1001
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
15 forum posts
2 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
JPaterson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
3 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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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ka3dro
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
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
Hydrokitty
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
3,965 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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
3 forum posts
5 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

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chunkylover43
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
10 forum posts
3 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
kathyleeha
Member Since 2001
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked our trip with Vantage 8 months in advance. We were traveling with 2 other couples and we were told there were only 3 cabins available for the cruise we wanted to take which would be close to D-Day. On the ship, we heard similar ... Read more
lbkraus
Member Since 2000
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
287 forum posts
3 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
Carol Page
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were welcomed aboard by Nico and received key information that we needed. We later had the overview that evening and had a wonderful dinner. Our cabin steward was most efficient and we had everything we needed. The excursions were ... Read more

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