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Vantage Cruises

62 Reviews
Ocean Explorer

About Vantage Cruises

Editor's Note: Reports have surfaced that Vantage has ceased operations in June 2023. While the website is still operational, we do not recommend booking with this line.

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 Cruises 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

Great Ship and Crew, but....

Long hold times( 2 hours) on the phone, plane reservations changed 7 day prior to departure with no notice ( was not sitting with my wife, they changed the seats that were given to us 9 months ago), we did not get to see some items that were on the itinerary, cruise director was very poor, hard to find cruise director or staff, and the vantage staff did not make sure that our whispers worked prior to our trips.We picked this cruise in 2019, but vantage kept moving the dates until this year.Read More

many10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Vantage cruise line is going down

The ship sales smoothly, and WIFI was good during the whole trip.So in a southern cruise like the one I was from Singapore to Mumbai you can't use it, even though they have nice outdoor furniture there: it's too hot without having any shade!Read More

few6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Beautiful ship but flawed itinerary

There was a fellow that played a synthesizer piano and the cruise director also sang every night.We chose this cruise because of the published itinerary but unfortunately many of the planned activities were cancelled because the crew felt tendering in zodiacs to shore would be too dangerous.Read More

few6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Sailing the coast of Indonesia

Our room was well appointed, the food was very tasty and the service staff was excellent.The rest of the staff was excellent.Read More

many10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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