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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.

  • More about Vantage Deluxe World Travel

  • Who goes on Vantage cruise ships?

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


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Vantage Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

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 Deluxe World Travel Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Canada's Spring Awakening: Boston to Montreal - Expensive and AWFUL!

The one local group was good…but the tour director announced the wrong time, and most passengers were still in port during the entertainment.Two days we had land tours in school buses, because they forgot to book the tour buses in time.Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Most expensive and worst vacation ever

Vantage required us to get a PCR test within 48 hours of boarding that cost us $350 (even though the Bahamas and every other cruise line would take the much cheaper antigen test results) and then we found out that others on the ship didn't bring negative PCR test results and they didn't even collect results from people before boarding, so what was the point?The ship was nice, but no operational pool (design flaw), no sauna (no spa director), no tv (they didn't renew their satellite contract), virtually no internet (never could get a signal), no use of kayaks as promised in itinerary (no equipment manager), no choice in eating (7 pm or go hungry), no entertainment (truly bad singer), no interesting shore excursions (just lame bus tours) except for a few ports.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Big price big disappointment

So ended up sailing 7 days to Buenos Aires.We missed 7 days of the cruise quarantined.Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Good experience...but had some rough edges and a lot of small details missed.

Food selections were more limited than a larger cruise ship (102 passengers total this trip), but overall the quality of the food was more often than not quite excellent.The dining room service and food was excellent, the best experience we have had on a cruise ship (Princess and Holland America before this cruise many years ago).Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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