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Galley of the River Splendor
Scenery as we sailed
Scenery as we sailed
Photo looking out ahead down the river
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Canada's Spring Awakening: Boston to Montreal - Expensive and AWFUL!

Review for Ocean Explorer to Canada & New England

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rennebird
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We've been traveling the world, with numerous companies, for 50 years. This is the worst trip we have EVER gone on. Other than the land portions in Boston & Montreal and some decent food and wait staff, the trip was a DISASTER! The Program Manager and Cruise Director were the worst we have ever encountered, even with "bargain" trips. They had never been to the most ports and knew almost nothing ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Most expensive and worst vacation ever

Review for Ocean Explorer to Bahamas

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jp12
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The Ocean Explorer is a small ship that has the potential to offer a wonderful vacation, but Vantage Travel is hopeless. We sailed out of Nassau Bahamas for the Atlantic Seaboard trip - ending in Boston. 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 ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Big price big disappointment

Review for Ocean Explorer to Antarctica

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Travel7gal
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

It was our dream to travel to Antarctica. Due to a vantage customer service error we were stranded in the filthy crowded San Paulo airport. We believe this resulted in our case of Covid-19’s 4 days later. We missed 7 days of the cruise quarantined. The emergency phone number to vantage is a joke. The Antarctic is beautiful. The food on the ship was hit or miss mostly miss. For a $50000 luxury ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


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

Review for Ocean Explorer to Antarctica

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Forecaster05
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was a cruise to South Georgia Island, the Antarctic Peninsula and the Falkland Islands returning via Ushuaia and Buenos Aires. The ship was brand new and this was Vantage's first try at Antarctica on their own vessel. The overall experience based on the locations visited (minus the Falklands as they denied us landing due to COVID) was really good. The crew of the vessel was very nice and ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


A great crew and ship

Review for Ocean Explorer to U.S.A.

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jgrjgrjohn
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted to get back to cruising but wanted to stay close to the US. Our cruise started out in Nassau, Bahama and cruised up the eastern seaboard with 10 stops. Starting in Nassau required a health/travel visa ($40) which required considerable info as well as a covid test within 5 days of the cruise. The airlines required an approved visa or you could not get on the plane to the Bahamas to start ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Vantage cruise to Greenland and Iceland

Review for Ocean Explorer to Europe - British Isles & Western

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conkshell47
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

There was no choice for Greenland and Iceland to be cancelled for a refund or roll over. Our Viking Expedition cruise was a total failure. From the get go 2 days before sailing, Greenland was cancelled and Montreal had been cancelled the month before. We asked for them to roll trip over to 2022. Not happening. We fly to Scotland where we embark. No tours of any thing significant in ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Bad Company, Sad Story-BEWARE!!!

Review for Ocean Explorer to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Jill in Cincinnati
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I loved Vantage's new business concept of treating a cruise like a land tour with all included side trips. We booked the British Isles cruise, rescheduled to August-September, 2021. We booked the Owner's cabin, it came with a lot of perks. Mostly, Vantage failed to deliver on them. We were supposed to be picked up and returned to our home, but Vantage (I called) couldn't seem to arrange ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Christmas Markets on the Danube

Review for River Splendor to Europe - River Cruise

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PCruzer
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The ports on this Christmas Markets cruise were the typical stops on any Danube River trip. What set it apart were all the different markets set up in each town/city. Browsing around was so much fun! And seeing some of the markets all lit up at night was special. The riverboat, the River Splendor, was typical of other riverboats we have been on. One huge disappointment, though, was the way ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Portugal & Spain: Treasures Along the Golden Douro

Review for Douro Serenity to Europe - River Cruise

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SandraPittsburgh
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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. In order to keep this brief, I am going to list why I believe Vantage is the best choice for the Douro: 1. We have had countless cruise directors, and by far, Carmen was the very best ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Very enjoyable first time experience with Vantage River Cruise

Review for River Splendor to Europe - River Cruise

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CoqCruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 cruise with a 5 day land pre cruise extension in Romania. We did not know what to expect since it was our first river cruise after many ocean cruises and, there were few reviews of ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


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