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Vantage Cruises

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Ocean Explorer

About Vantage Cruises

A more wallet-friendly option, Vantage has some solo cabins, daily shore excursions and bikes for use.

  • Who goes on Vantage cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Vantage cruise?

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Who goes on Vantage cruise ships?

Vantage is marketed to well-traveled passengers ages 50 and up, as well as solo travelers (of the same age), mostly from the United States and Canada. Children over 8 are permitted onboard but not a common sight.

Do I have to dress up on a Vantage cruise?

Not really. There is a casual and relaxed dress code onboard, more so than on ships that cater to Europeans. Comfortable attire is more important than fancy clothes. The only rule for the main dining room in the evening is "no jeans or shorts." Passengers that prefer to wear denim when the sun goes down can opt for casual dining in the informal Captain's Club alternative dining room.

Is everything free on Vantage cruises?

No, but a fair amount is. Fares for a Vantage cruise include most daily excursions, meals onboard, wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner, and Wi-Fi. Gratuities, bar drinks and a few select optional excursions will cost you extra.

What are Vantage’s most popular activities?

Vantage cruisers are interested in getting to know the destinations they visit in-depth. Onboard lectures, demonstrations, special meals, land-based home visits, performances and walking tours are among the most popular activities.

Why go with Vantage?

  • Sightseeing tours are always included in the fare
  • Cabins for solo travelers, free or low-cost single supplements
  • Itineraries to all continents focus on cultural connections and special interests

Best for: 50-plus North American couples and solos looking for traditional river cruising

Not for: Young cruisers, families and non-English-speaking travelers

Vantage Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Portugal & Spain: Treasures Along the Golden Douro

After numerous international ocean cruises, my husband and I decided three years ago to sample some river cruising. We have travelled the Rhine, Danube, and this year we chose Vantage for our Douro River cruise.... Read More
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SandraPittsburgh

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Very enjoyable first time experience with Vantage River Cruise

My wife and I chose to do a long river cruise for our first river cruise experience, thinking we would want to make one airplane ride to Europe and take in as much as possible. Vantage offered a 23 day river... Read More
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CoqCruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Aborted Danube Main Rhine cruise with limited cuisine and comfortable cabins

This review covers 7 days on the vantage river splendor from budapest to regensburg on the first part of our danube,main, rhine cruise. We did not complete the scheduled 14 day cruise we joined on june 7 , 2019... Read More
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Mary Seas

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Culinary Treasures Paris to Normandy not quite up to the title

Many of the locations were interesting, including Honfleur, and the Giverny,the Normandy Beaches,American Cemetery,Pointe du Hoc, and 2 1/2 days for Paris explorations. One excursion included a visit to a working... Read More
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artnuvo

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

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