Switzerland, the Heart of the Rhine & Moselle - 2018

Amsterdam • Cologne • Cochem • Schweich • Bernkastel • Boppard • Mainz • Speyer • Strasbourg • Breisach • Basel
  • JOIN US ON A FAIRY-TALE EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE ALONG THE RHINE & MOSELLE
  • FULL-DAY TOUR OF THE ALSATIAN WINE ROUTE
  • EXPLORE CITIES ON TWO WHEELS USING THE BICYCLES WE HAVE ON BOARD
  • WALKING TOUR OF STRASBOURG, FEATURING A CANAL BOAT RIDE
  • VISIT WEINGUT GEORG FRITZ VON NELL WINE ESTATE FOR A WONDERFUL LUNCH
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Switzerland & the Heart of the Rhine & Moselle

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Traveler:FONGTRAVEL
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:4
Traveled:October 2017

Great Cruise for our small group. Everything was great for us except for how the Cruise Directors are setup - only one per cruise as opposed to three per cruise as in 2012. Jessica was great and would rate her the best female Cruise Director we have had a pleasure to be with. She was very knowledgeable and got things done. Joseph, our third cruise with him, was great as usual.
The only complaint was the Concierge, Renalto, who I trust will never be on a cruise with us again. We tried to book a future cruise with him and he was totally confused in his broken English and therefore was unable to communicate with members of our group. He also could not handle in port requests, and in fact, advised us incorrectly where the boat was docked in Koln - this 1/2 mile error, cost us in making our lunch at the Chocolate Museum.
Our group is now looking forward to traveling with Vantage again in 2019

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Traveler:THOMAS GOSDECK
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:6
Traveled:October 2017

This was a very good trip for our seventh Vantage cruise. The ship was impeccable with both the hotel manager and the dining room manager setting the standards with their own excellent wok to provide a good example for their young staffs.
Our room seemed better designed than other vantage cabins
The one negative on the trip was the remote docking spots assigned Vantage and the odd fact that at one point we were within about a mile of the Maginot Line Museum that many would have visited had we been told.
The day trips were interesting and the Vantage norm. Many younger travelers would have like a fast walkers group to avoid a few hours of shuffling half steps in each locale.
Jessica Csonka the tour director was outstanding, fully in control and projecting a carefree attitude at the same time.
Out food was very good as is the norm. I learned several things on this trip, for me the mark of a good cruise.

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Traveler:MELANIE THOMAS
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:September 2017

We were very pleased with the shipboard staff, the city guides, the cruise director, and the captains. Everyone worked as a team. We watched everyone remove garbage from the ship, the captain was on hand to help reboarding the ship and especially when the steps were less than stable, the hotel manager greeted us each time we returned to the ship and the consierge saw off each day. The tours, daily activities, programs and entertainment were excellent. You thought of our pleasure, safety and comfort each day. We especially enjoy the home visit. What a wonderful couple we had coffee with. The local people treated us very well also and the people in Lucerne who when they found out many of us wanted to travel to Mt. Pilates because of the beautiful weather, put together a tour guide and a bus plus boat to accommodate us. All Jutta did was call to ask if there was room for 6 of us and they took it from there. I especially enjoyed the cooking demos. The chef was great and his new assistant did a great job. I’ve probably forgotten other things I wanted to mention, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you.

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Traveler:ROBERT STRAIN
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:September 2017

This cruise was timed and planned in sync with the crush in the German wineries. This meant stops at key wine towns, particularly along the Mosel river. The River Voyager is a very smooth and quiet ship, and the ports of call and their related programs were very well planned. The most outstanding feature of this Vantage tour was the attitude of the ship's crew and the cruise staff. I cannot recall a cruise where everyone was so appreciative of the passengers. At the top of my list is the Cruise Director, Jessi Csonka. Jessi is personable, genuine and extremely competent. Next time you need some cats herded, think about contacting Jessi.

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Traveler:MIRIAM D DAVIS
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:2
Traveled:August 2017

Thank you for a wonderful cruise with delightful weather. We had an excellent cruise director, George. I have a disability of walking very much. At first, I had trouble interpreting how much walking would be involved each day from George's description. Once I mentioned this to him, and he saw how difficult it was for me, he was more specific about what was involved. Most days I did the trips, but three days of the 15 day tour I chose to stay on the ship. The friends I went with confirmed upon their return that I made the correct choice. Thank you George for everything you did to make this a glorious trip.

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Traveler:BARBARA HALE
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:6
Traveled:August 2017

This is my second cruise of this specific area-culinary focus the first time. This was just as beautiful, enjoyable, and surprising as the first time. That really sums it up. Very good quality, dependability and interest the second time around. It is hard to top that sort of experience.

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Traveler:JANICE TIETJEN
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:3
Traveled:July 2017

Our Cruise Director Jessica went out of her way to accommodate a member of our German family find a way to meet up with us. She also shepherded all 150 members of our cruise professionally, calmly and with her brilliant personality! The chef prepared the most amazing soups and our servers were so efficient and warm.

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Traveler:NANCY MUMPTON
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:June 2017

Wonderful trip with great staff. Our concierge was leaving after this trip to have a baby. She was great as was the cruise director. I need gluten-free, dairy-free meals and I had a fabulous server most of the time named Gayla. She is so kind and helpful and works very hard!

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Traveler:Lee and Judy Visker
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:May 2017

Very well executed trip. Our first river cruise and we loved it. We did get tired because you really keep us going. Wish we would have had more free time but didn't want to miss any of the sights, either. The wait staff made the trip when they would joke around with us. Thomas was exceptional, warm, entertaining and also very efficient!! Moni and Thomas make a great team. We appreciated the organization of the bus tours and the mic system to hear the guides. There was very little waiting and the length of the tours was just right. A recommendation might be to have a guided shopping excursion with someone taking us to popular clothing stores with time to purchase. Americans want European styles!! Good job Vantage! We may do this again sometime!!

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Switzerland & the Heart of the Rhine & Moselle

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Traveler:MICHAEL WOLFE
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:12
Traveled:October 2016

This is an excellent cruise with a very nice itinerary. Everyone on the ship from Captain to crew would go out of their way to make things enjoyable. The sightseeing from the ship was excellent and the tours were all very good. The wine was flowing and meals were first rate.

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Traveler:FRED CHOW
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:October 2016

This is our second trip with your company. All exceeded our expection.
Jessi, the Cruise Director is excellent, she is diplomatic, well organized and an effective communicator. We will travel with your company in the future.

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Traveler:RAYMOND MILEWSKI
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:2
Traveled:September 2016

Tessa is a super star. We would travel with her anytime.
Keep her happy !

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Switzerland & the Heart of the Rhine & Moselle

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Traveler:ehassler@swbell.net
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:15
Traveled:September 2015

Excellent itinerary with a fantastic host and staff.

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Traveler:ehassler@swbell.net
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:15
Traveled:September 2015

Lovely trip with excellent trip leader and support staff.

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Switzerland & the Heart of the Rhine & Moselle

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Traveler:old fisherman
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:0
Traveled:September 2015

Nice ports; however, dining service is a little lacking. Still waiting for 2 days now to receive the sprite I ordered for dinner! Would like to have more daylight sailing time.

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Traveler:JUDY CHAMBERLAIN
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:September 2015

The whole experience was just Excellent! Have already recommended Friends and Family to this company exclusively.It is very true and part of the title Vantage DELUXE World Travel.

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Switzerland & the Heart of the Rhine & Moselle

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Traveler:JOHN HANCK
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:3
Traveled:August 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. The staff, the home stay for dinner, the tours were all excellent. We found Jessica, the cruise director, and Agnes, the concierge particularly friendly and helpful. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. We look forward to the next cruise in the Spring.

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Traveler:CYRIL KERINS
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:6
Traveled:August 2015

The trip was excellent in terms of the views, the staff and the experiences we had at each port of call. The Mosel river part of the trip was especially enjoyable. The only exception was the trip to Trier. The pacing was a disaster. We would up with 40 minutes of time to "explore" on our own when we needed 4 hours. Should have had lunch on our own and visited the winery later.

Major problem with Vantage travel. They continue to cause us problems. They called us several weeks prior to the trip and assured us we had 2 seats together for trip back from Switzerland to Chicago. When we arrived at the airport that could not be further from the truth. I had to spend a great deal of time with Swiss Airlines to straighten out the problems caused by Vantage travel. This is not the first time they caused us trouble...it is the third time. I have no confidence in them. This travel experience will certainly influence whether we travel with Vantage again.

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Traveler:MARIE E DANES
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:August 2015

We had a wonderful experience and the staff were most accommadating and made this first trip outstanding. The diner in a local home was a treat. The city tours were interesting to a point until the guide became monotonous and talked about things that were not interesting to us. The bikes on board ship that were available for our use was a nice added feature and we used them several times. Thank you for a great experience.

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Traveler:WILLIAM BUTTS
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:July 2015

A fantastic journey. From meeting new friends to the friendly crew to venturing into old,but new, Europe this is an adventure we will savor for a long time.

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Traveler:Alvin Bey
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:4
Traveled:November 2014

What a wonderful trip. I enjoyed every aspect so much. I never thought that traveling could be such a relaxing experience, but Vantage took care of every detail. All I did was sit back and enjoy it. Oh, and did I mention the food, how wonderful, everything was like a slice of heaven.

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Traveler:Kim Reecher Cushwa
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:October 2014

My husband and I just returned from our first river cruise. We did the pre trip to Brugges and then spent 14 nights on the River Navigator from Amsterdam to Basel. The crew was fabulous, the itinerary was fabulous, the variety of tours was fabulous, the food was fabulous and I can honestly say that we have absolutely no complaints or recommendations for improvement. The entire "family" that ran this wonderful vacation were wonderful and we can't wait to book another trip with Vantage. We talked with many fellow passengers and the majority were repeat travelers with Vantage and that spoke volumes to us. There were very few that this was their first trip with this company. When you spend 14 days and get to know your fellow travelers, we would have heard complaints if there were any and the only ones I heard was how much everyone would have to diet when they got home after eating three huge wonderful meals every day!!

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Traveler:Linda & Mark Bryan
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:October 2013

Beautiful trip it was well organized & efficiently run by staff & crew. Our program manager Renee was very knowledgeable & personable he made the trip educational & entertaining .I had birthday while on the trip & they made it special.We were always well informed with our daily programs of itineraries & menus.

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Traveler:Cedric & Carol Hustace
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:14
Traveled:July 2013

We've already given a detailed review of this wonderful cruise. Just wanted to add that the only negative comment was the wine tasting and dinner at the winery outside of Trier. Cute place. However, the same winery was used on the President's cruise in 2011, and the smoked, barbecue pork wasn't any better then than it was on the cruise this year. Tough and rather dry. Maybe the group should order something different the next time, something like wiener schnitzel and french fries. I know the barbecue pork was a specialty of the place, but it was less than delicious.

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Traveler:David & Shirley Decamp,( Shirley-Chrisey) DeCamp
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:3
Traveled:July 2013

Again another great trip with Vantage Travel... This trip was especially pleasant because our Vantage Manager, Barbara S., She was "peppy", well informed and a joy to be around... She also accompanied sixteen of our group on the post trip to Lucerne,Switzerland !!! We will do more Vantage travels !!! Fondly, Chrisey (Shirley), and David DeCamp

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Traveler:Angela Wong
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:June 2013

Awesome - the entire trip. Our program manager Nico is remarkable, professional, knowledgeable & is available for questions. The chef Igor comes out to greet the passengers almost nightly - very enthusiastic and pleasant. A fantastic trip, is everything I expected for. I will travel with Vantage again.

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