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River Splendor | European River Cruises

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Life on board a river ship is one of the true pleasures of luxury cruising, and the m/s River Splendor offers some incredible amenities and services for our passengers traveling through Europe. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, entertainment, or simply an opportunity to get some quiet time away from it all, there are countless ways to enjoy your experience your way. You’ll enjoy every available amenity as you sail aboard this state-of-the-art luxury river vessel, including outward-facing suites and cabins, world-class dining, and exquisite service.





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Gourmet Dining

Perhaps you’re craving a sumptuous dinner of crispy duck leg à l’orange with caramelized Grand Marnier sauce, or a juicy burger grilled just the way you like it. Visit the buffet brimming with field-fresh salads, local cheeses, and homemade breads hot from the oven. Plus, enjoy a selection of wine, beer, and soft drinks to complement your dinners every night while aboard your European river cruise.

Compass Rose Dining Room

Compass Rose is the main shipboard dining venue, and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition to gourmet cuisine based on classic continental and American favorites, you’ll also enjoy a selection of regional specialties and healthy choices at every meal. Dinners are single-seating dining with no seating plan, so you can dine with whomever you choose. Some breakfasts and lunches are served buffet-style.

Inspired Cuisine

We can call our meals “inspired” because they’re inspired by our travelers, whose tastes are reflected in the culinary marvels whipped up by our expert chefs, who have been trained at Europe’s best culinary schools. With so many of your meals included, you’ll have ample opportunity to sample the best of regional cuisine — on board our river cruise ships, in our hotels, and in restaurants.

In-Room Dining

If you have chosen accommodations in our Owner’s Suite or Deluxe Suite categories — or if you are a member of our President’s Club and have chosen any cabin category — you have the option of taking your meals in your room. In-room breakfasts are continental, but lunch and dinner may be ordered right off the regular menu. Simply speak to your steward in advance so that we may accommodate your wishes.

Healthy Choices

Along with international fare, you’ll also find many American favorites and choices for the health-conscious noted with an asterisk on our daily menus. Lighter fare is served for lunch and dinner in the Captain’s Club, and you are welcome to help yourself to a fresh fruit smoothie available in the lounge.

Cooking Demonstration

Not only does Vantage serve some of the best food on the river; we also show you how to prepare some of our most popular dishes for yourself during our guest-favorite cooking demonstrations. Our skilled chefs will teach you how to prepare a diverse blend of delicious dishes inspired by the destinations we’ll visit throughout your journey. You’ll love taking these lessons home with you and recreating your favorite dishes at home.

Chef’s Table Dinner*

Our exclusive, onboard Chef’s Table Dinner is must-do for any traveler looking for an indulgent dining experience. Hosted by our highly-trained Master Chef, you’ll savor an expertly-prepared, multicourse meal that is sure to be a feast for the senses. This memorable, highly sought-after experience is only available on a limited basis, and you certainly won’t want to miss out.

*This optional experience is limited to a select number of guests and is available for a nominal fee.

Wine-Pairing Dinner*

A wine-pairing dinner involves the delicate process of combining a meal with select wines with the purpose of elevating the flavors of each dish and providing a wholly unforgettable dining experience. Our skilled onboard chefs will create an exceptional multicourse dinner, with each course designed to pair perfectly with a chosen wine from our private collection. This incredible dining experience is available on a limited basis on every journey.

*This optional experience is limited to a select number of guests and is available for a nominal fee.




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Bars & Lounges

Every one of our luxurious, 5-star ships features a variety of spaces where you can unwind, mix, and mingle as you enjoy the drink of your choice, be it fine wines or creative cocktails. In addition to the most luxurious lounges, Vantage is proud to provide our guests with the finest drink selection and the best service aboard. Read more about our bars and lounges below.




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Common Areas

You’ll enjoy plenty of space and comfort while on board our elegant ship. Vantage river ships are designed to feel like a 5-star hotel, and you’ll see why as you stroll through the various common areas. Discover the many onboard amenities and services as you sail to your next incredible destination.

Library

Enjoy a wide selection of books, puzzles, and games to stimulate your mind while on board. Our cozy library is perfect when you want a quiet place to read and think about the many fabulous experiences during your cruise. You can also enjoy a number of delicious snacks and beverages offered daily in the library, and available during all opening hours.

Sundeck

Visit the top-level sundeck and take in unsurpassed views of the passing landscapes with a cocktail in hand. Or borrow a book from the well-stocked onboard library and enjoy the warm sunshine as you dive into an engaging story. There is plenty of seating available for you to sit back and relax as you sail on to your next incredible destination.




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Spa & Wellness

A well-balanced vacation should always include some time to unwind, and relax the mind and body. Enjoy our pampering spa services, get your heart racing at the fitness center, or treat yourself to a makeover at the salon. You’ll feel rejuvenated and ready to go at each stop along your fabulous cruise.

Bicycles

Our river ship has several complimentary bicycles available for guests to use during free time. You can follow the scenic paths that wind along the river, or cycle around town. If time allows, you can also rent bicycles in some ports.

Walking Track

The sundeck features an open-air walking track on which you can jog or simply enjoy a relaxing stroll. You can also take advantage of daily health and wellness activities led by your onboard staff, such as light morning stretches.

Spa Services

Restore your mind, body, and soul with a soothing massage. Staffed by a professional massage therapist, the Vantage Sanctuary Spa™ also makes a rejuvenating accompaniment to a leisurely morning or afternoon of sailing. Whether you opt for a relaxing Swedish treatment or a vigorous deep tissue massage, any hint of stress will melt away.

Salon

There’s nothing quite like a visit to the salon to brighten your day with a fresh look and feel while on board. Our salon provides the latest in beauty products, hair styling techniques, and other salon services that you would get at home. Book your appointment ahead of time and let us give you the look and style you want, all while sailing on any of our luxury ships.

Fitness Center

Want to burn off some calories after indulging on all of the exquisite food and drinks in our world-class gourmet restaurants? Our onboard fitness center is the perfect place for you to work out, stretch, and feel your best. From free weights and Nautilus equipment to treadmills and instructor-led fitness classes, you’ll be able to jump right into your regular fitness routine as you sail with us to any of our global destinations.

Outdoor Games

Stimulate your mind and body as you play outdoor chess and other fun games with friends, both new and old. This guest-favorite activity is a unique way to spend time on board.




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Entertainment & Enrichment

Your European river cruise has been curated to immerse you into the culture, traditions, and cuisine of each destination. That’s why you’ll experience an onboard lecture series that will enhance your shoreside discoveries, savor regional dishes aboard the ship, and be delighted by entertaining onboard performances in addition to cultural activities and immersion during your shore explorations.

Lecture Series

Learn about the regions, countries, ports, and cultures you’ll explore on your voyage with Vantage through our informative and engaging onboard Lecture Series. Our lecturers are selected from some of the best local experts from all around the world, and each Lecture Series is curated specifically to compliment your cruise itinerary and your destinations.

Music & Dancing

For your listening and dancing pleasure while aboard ship, Vantage offers an array of handpicked performers and entertainment, including a sundown serenade featuring a German folklore musical duo; a modern strings showcase of popular and familiar favorites; a cheeky, elegant trio who will delight you with songs from decades past; and professional dancers that will teach the basic steps of the foxtrot, cha-cha, and more.




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Onboard Enhancements*

Your time on board should be just as enjoyable as your experiences ashore, and you can enhance your journey with our optional Onboard Enhancements. Whether it’s learning about the different notes that make up your favorite wines or savoring a delectable, multicourse Chef’s Table Dinner, these optional experiences will complement your Vantage journey in a delightful and memorable way.

*The following optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are available for a nominal fee.

Whiskey-Tasting Experience*

Sample delicious, full-bodied whiskeys from all over the world from our private collection while you sail. Taste the intricate barrel-aged flavors of your favorite small-batch Kentucky bourbon or try a classic 25-year-old Scotch. Enjoy local whiskeys from many of the regions we cruise to, and let our experts describe each one meticulously about each one.

Wine-Tasting Experience*

Our onboard wine tastings are a guest favorite while sailing and have become a staple of both our ocean journeys and river cruises. Savor rich global flavors from varietals that span the best wine regions on earth, with pairings that bring out the best notes with each sip. Wine tastings offer the perfect balance of indulgence and fun and are a great addition to our gourmet food offerings as well.

Exclusive Chef’s Table Dinner*

Our exclusive, onboard Chef’s Table Dinner is must-do for any traveler looking for an indulgent dining experience. Hosted by our highly-trained Master Chef, you’ll savor an expertly-prepared, multicourse meal that is sure to be a feast for the senses. This memorable, highly sought-after experience is only available on a limited basis, and you certainly won’t want to miss out.

Exclusive Wine-Pairing Dinner*

A wine-pairing dinner involves the delicate process of combining a meal with select wines with the purpose of elevating the flavors of each dish and providing a wholly unforgettable dining experience. Our skilled onboard chefs will create an exceptional multicourse dinner, with each course designed to pair perfectly with a chosen wine from our private collection. This incredible dining experience is available on a limited basis on every journey.

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