A million loyal travelers have spoken — Vantage is their travel partner of choice. That’s why we’re excited to bring you more enriching and enlightening experiences in 2021 and 2022 with Vantage Cruise Lines’ brand-new, 5-star, ocean-going ship: ms Ocean Explorer. For those who believe there can never be a true synergy between luxury travel and expedition cruising, we’re defying expectations. Fine dining, white-glove service, spa amenities and services await on board — along with adventures like wildlife viewing in small groups, biking, kayaking and paddleboarding offshore. No matter which destination appeals to you — Southeast Asia, the Suez Canal, glittering Dubai and other UAE jewels, and beyond — your dream journey is within reach, on the newest and best ships at the best value. With our convenient back-to-back options, you can put two or three cruises together for the ultimate adventure.

Just imagine: The sky’s the limit with our soaring multilevel observation lounge and lobby. Every surface gleams and the excitement of the inaugural season is palpable. Lounge beside the swimming pool, catch a flick on the outdoor movie screen, or be enraptured during nightly curated entertainment. Your Concierge will cater to your every need, both pre-trip and on board. We’re all about choice, so you’ll have the most number of stateroom and suite options. Most accommodations have full walk-out balconies for the ultimate panoramic views, and you’ll get up close and personal with each destination, enhanced by the expertise of your local Cruise Director or Adventure Leader. So go ahead, grab your camera. Grab your passport. And get ready for the trip of a lifetime.

Here’s what else awaits:
  • Eight stateroom configurations, most of which have full walk-out balconies, for the most flexible style of travel — plus unique TriLuxe Suites with rooms that can be adjoined
  • Multiple opportunities for daily gourmet and regional dining
  • All beer and wine included with lunch and dinner
  • Healthy living options, including: onboard spa, swimming pool, and gymnasium
  • Onboard boutique
  • Small passenger-to-crew ratio
  • Separate, intimate space for all of your group’s private dining needs (available upon request)
  • Onboard fully staffed medical center
  • Rolls-Royce stabilizer system and the latest eco-friendly technology for “green” sailing
  • Adventurous activities: Plenty of equipment onboard for active and adventurous sports like biking, kayaking and paddle-boarding
  • Onboard entertainment, including: fascinating lectures, nightly curated performances, and an outdoor movie screen
  • Dedicated onboard Concierge, Cruise Director, and Entertainment Director
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Essential Asia: Hong Kong to Singapore Adventure Cruise

Ports: Hong Kong, Halong Bay, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Singapore

Traveling between two of Asia’s most dazzling metropolises — Hong Kong and Singapore — you’ll experience a thrilling assortment of destinations that will leave even the most seasoned travelers impressed. Experience Thailand's exotic capital, where the Buddhist faith fills almost every aspect of daily life. Fall under the spell of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site ensconced in jagged karst towers that earned it the nickname “Bay of the Descending Dragon.” Discover Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), which features ancient pagodas, superb cuisine, and vibrant markets, as well as Hue, an imperial city home to colorful landmarks and still-present echoes of a distinctive past. Join us on an Asia cruise beyond compare.

East Asia Adventure: Malaysia, Sri Lanka & Beyond

Ports: Singapore, Georgetown (Malaysia), Phuket, Sri Lanka, Cochin, Mumbai

On this diverse itinerary, you’ll travel from the “Lion City” (Singapore) to the “Maximum City” (Mumbai, India), immersing yourself in a dizzying collection of cultures along the way. Discover the lush Thai isle of Phuket and the hidden treasures of Malaysia — including remnants of its colonial past — as well as Sri Lanka, the “teardrop of India” that is steeped in spirituality and bursting with personality. You’ll also explore the old port of Cochin, which still bears the captivating hallmarks of its distinctive influences, from Dutch to Portuguese. Fascinating discoveries await on this five-country expedition.

Mumbai to Dubai: Across the Arabian Sea

Ports: Mumbai, Porbandar, Muscat, Salalah, Doha, Dubai

Traverse the Arabian Sea on an eclectic voyage that showcases everything from India’s energy to Dubai’s opulence. You’ll travel from dynamic destination to another on this journey — including Porbandar, Muscat, Doha, and more — delving into everything from urban gems to undulating dunes. Rarely will you find such a tantalizingly exotic array of destinations on one seaborne adventure: the kaleidoscopic colors and fascinating culture of India; the multicultural bonanza that is Oman; the bustling souks and scintillating city lights of Qatar; and the jaw-dropping desert spectacle of Dubai. Prepare to be amazed on this Arabian Sea journey.

Dubai, Oman & the Red Sea: A Luxury Arabian Odyssey

Ports: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Muscat, Salalah, Aqaba

Ask someone who has been there: The Emirates will dazzle you. With one foot in the mists of its Arabian past and one planted firmly in the future, this region is unlike any other. On this cruise in the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea, you’ll explore the myriad treasures for which this region is known: admire fascinating Islamic art and architecture, experience a mélange of cultural influences from Portuguese to Persian, and revel in the can’t-believe-your-eyes luxury of some of the world’s wealthiest nations. From coastal vistas to desert oases, traditional villages to gleaming skyscrapers, experience the best of the Emirates and beyond.

Eastern Mediterranean Crossing: Israel, Greece, and the Suez Canal

Ports: Suez Canal, Ashdod, Haifa, Santorini, Athens

It connects continents and trade routes, but now the Suez Canal — another engineering feat in Egypt’s long lineage — connects you to two of the Mediterranean’s most enviable destinations: Greece and Israel. Explore religion and ruins, modern living, and stunning scenery on this luxurious ocean voyage that showcases Haifa’s tropical gardens and multicultural influence, Ashdod’s souks and sun-soaked beaches, and Athens and Santorini, where ancient history and contemporary glamour fuse on the Aegean. What’s more, this extraordinary small-group journey takes place on a brand-new, 5-star, oceangoing vessel featuring white-glove service and onboard Concierge, so every experience is tailored to you.

Mediterranean Delights: Greece, Italy, France, Monaco, and Spain

Ports: Athens, Crete, Naples, Rome, Florence/Pisa, Monte Carlo, Marseille, Barcelona

From the world’s smallest country to the towering giants of Europe, this glamorous cruise will usher you to Greece, Italy, France, Spain, and to Monaco’s hedonistic shores. Channel your inner James Bond in Monte Carlo, let Gaudí’s architecture transport you in Barcelona, taste the origins of pizza in Naples, and more. You’ll also discover Crete’s timeless villages, make landfall along the Provençal coastline in Marseille, and surrender to Rome’s sprawling history and monuments. This sweeping and luxurious escapade brings the most fascinating, romantic, and sun-drenched European destinations right to you — all in a small-group setting on a brand-new, 5-star ship for the ultimate cruising experience.

Catalonia, Spain, and the Portuguese Coast: A Cruise Around Iberia

Ports: Barcelona, Tarragona, Valencia, Cartagena, Motril / Almería, Málaga, Puerto Banús, Gibraltar, Cádiz, Seville, Portimão, Lisbon

Iberia — all at once iconic and intriguing — beckons on this new cruise that presents the diverse cultures and traditions of Spain and Portugal. Glittering coastlines await, along with mouthwatering cuisine, Roman history, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and a patchwork of cultural threads that entwine Phoenician, Carthaginian, Roman, Arabic, Jewish, and European heritage — not to mention one of the most luxurious small-ship cruising experiences available today. Don’t miss your chance to travel on one of the region’s newest ships and immerse yourself in the sights, flavors, and sounds that make this one of the most exciting and fulfilling regions to sail in Europe!

Lisbon to London: A Northern Coastal Odyssey

Ports: Lisbon, Porto, Santiago de Compostela, Oviedo, Gijón, Bilbao, San Sebastián, La Rochelle, Belle- Île-en-Mer, Brest, Saint-Malo, Poole, London

From Moorish palaces to Buckingham Palace, embark on a small-group ocean cruise unveiling the coastal gems between Lisbon and London. This luxurious foray introduces the picturesque ports and small towns belying big wonders, including Porto with its UNESCO-listed historic center and signature wine. As you cruise through the land of explorers, you’ll also discover the contemporary luxury that once eluded the likes of Hernán Cortés and Vasco da Gama on a brand-new, 5-star ship that sets a new standard in small-group travel. Make intimate discoveries on land and enjoy fine dining and white-glove service along the way!

The Beauty of the British Isles

Ports: London, Poole, Tresco, Fishguard, Holyhead, Dublin, Belfast, Oban, Isle of Skye, Stornoway, Stromness, Inverness, Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh

Smoky whiskeys . . . prehistoric settlements . . . the distinctive tone of bagpipes . . . the rich, rolling fields of the Scottish Highlands . . . all of this — and more — awaits you on our newest and most luxurious trip to the United Kingdom and British Isles. Whether it’s archaeological treasures, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ancient castles, or shores that remain untread by the average traveler, you won’t be a tourist — you’ll get up close and personal with the most enriching cultural traditions in the intimate, small-group style that you’ve become accustomed to. That’s all on Vantage’s newest and most deluxe oceangoing vessel today!

Royal Scandinavian Shores: From Denmark to Sweden

Ports: Copenhagen, Rønne, Gdansk, Visby, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm

History lovers, rejoice — you can sail the same paths as the storied Hanseatic League on our brand-new expedition fleet and discover the Baltic territories that dominated maritime trade for hundreds of years. Adventure back in time to set foot on shores both familiar in name and foreign in tongue to get a taste of the grand scope and cultural breadth of this great region. Medieval stone walls, castles and churches, musical entertainment, and a little thing known as the “Singing Revolution” will enchant and enthrall you. Learn for yourself why the Scandinavian countries are known as the happiest countries in the world!

Path of the Vikings: Scandinavia & the Kiel Canal

Ports: London, Poole, Honfleur, Ostend / Bruges, Amsterdam, Delfzijl, Hamburg, Kiel Canal, Copenhagen

Enigmatic, stylish, historical, and yet always futuristic, Scandinavia seduces with epic Viking lore, royal flourishes, Hans Christian Andersen charm, and a gastronomy scene that is simply unrivaled. Apart from Scandinavia, you’ll also explore some of northern Europe’s most fascinating port towns and capital cities, including London, all while immersing yourself in the flavors, customs, and history of each destination. Enriching, fascinating, and fun — this journey gets better on one of the region’s newest ships that charts a new course in luxury small-group travel.

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