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Celtic Voyage: Reykjavik to Dublin - 2023

Reykjavík • 11-night expedition cruise with the Westman Islands, the Faroe Islands, the Shetland Islands, the Orkney Islands, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Skye, Tobermory, Belfast • Dublin
  • Explore Dublin Castle, Phoenix Park, and Trinity College on an Included City Tour Through Ireland’s Fascinating Capital
    EXPLORE DUBLIN CASTLE, PHOENIX PARK, AND TRINITY COLLEGE ON AN INCLUDED CITY TOUR THROUGH IRELAND’S FASCINATING CAPITAL
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Giant's Causeway, a series of otherworldly basalt columns in northern Ireland
    DISCOVER THE UNESCO-LISTED GIANT'S CAUSEWAY, A SERIES OF OTHERWORLDLY BASALT COLUMNS IN NORTHERN IRELAND
  • Explore the Shetland Islands, Scotland’s northernmost isles brimming with spectacular scenery, Bronze Age and Viking ruins, and World War II intrigue
    EXPLORE THE SHETLAND ISLANDS, SCOTLAND’S NORTHERNMOST ISLES BRIMMING WITH SPECTACULAR SCENERY, BRONZE AGE AND VIKING RUINS, AND WORLD WAR II INTRIGUE
  • Round out this remarkable journey with an extension to Reykjavík, Iceland
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND
  • Cruise on the Ocean Explorer, an agile and state-of-the-art expedition vessel that can navigate to places larger ships can’t
    CRUISE ON THE OCEAN EXPLORER, AN AGILE AND STATE-OF-THE-ART EXPEDITION VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
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  • 16
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  • 25
    TOURS
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Launch: 2021
Length: 104.4 Meters
Max Capacity: 162 guests — 134 for polar expeditions
Cabins: 77, including a landmark 15 solo cabins — 80% of all cabins feature a private veranda

The intimate Ocean Explorer and Ocean Odyssey are the cruise industry’s newest and most premier small ships built for global expedition travel, and ready to go to some of the world’s most far-reaching destinations. Accommodating just 134 guests, the ship is outfitted with the latest satellite, sustainability, and navigation capabilities, including SOLAS “Safe Return to Port” requirements and ULSTEIN X-BOW® technology, a significant enhancement for smooth sailing in polar seas.

On all Vantage expedition cruises, education is an essential component of the journey. Enjoy talks from notable scholars, onboard historians who travel alongside you, and handpicked regional experts. On polar expeditions with Vantage, you’ll attend lectures, lessons, and activities offered by a 17-member Expedition Team of experts in fields ranging from biology to oceanography.

In your downtime, you’ll find relaxation and luxury aboard the Ocean Explorer and Ocean Odyssey. Visit the gym or onboard spa for a facial, massage, even a haircut. Soak in the hot tub after a rewarding day of sightseeing. Enjoy gourmet fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus outstanding culinary experiences built into your journey. And because there’s no more than 134 fellow travelers on expedition cruises, you’ll enjoy small group outings by day and share meals, stories, and fun with new friends by night. These fabulous expedition vessels offer:

  • 77 cabins, including a landmark 15 solo cabins
  • 30 triple-ready cabins available
  • Vantage offers FREE roommate-matching services if you'd like to be paired while you travel
  • Spacious, all outside-facing cabins
  • 134-guest capacity
  • Zodiac trips to get as close as possible to nature
  • The latest satellite and navigation capabilities, including ULSTEIN X-BOW® technology
  • Intimate crew-to-passenger ration, plus onboard Destination Manager
  • Environmentally friendly standards with reduced emissions into air and sea and lower energy consumption

Amenities:

  • A culinary program offering gourmet dining and regional fare, with wine and beer included at dinner
  • Hot-rock cooking restaurant
  • Multistory lounge and lobby
  • Three bars and various lounges
  • Top deck observation deck for gatherings, lecturers, performances, and more
  • Spa, massage, and hair services available at the onboard spa
  • Sauna
  • Two hot tubs
  • Fitness center
  • Curated lectures, programs, musical performances, and cultural events
  • Low passenger-to-crew ratio, plus onboard Destination Manager (not available on expeditions)
  • On expeditions, enjoy the services and curated lectures of a 5- or 17-person Expedition Team, comprised of experts in their field
  • Knowledgeable staff by region; expedition cruises will be led by an experienced Expedition Team
  • Onboard medical doctor (travelers are responsible for medical fees associated with doctor visit and medications)
  • Gift Shop
  • Library with over 200 titles
  • Separate, intimate dining space for groups or special events (available upon request)
  • Complimentary unlimited WiFi (WiFi on certain segments of trips may not be available)
  • 20+ live TV channels featuring popular US news channels, the Food Network, the Travel Channel, and National Geographic
  • Entertainment and video on demand for 250 classic movies

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Vantage Leading Competitor Vantage Advantage
Journey Celtic Voyage: Reykjavik to Dublin Dublin to Reykjavik
Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors!
 Departure Comparison May-Jun Jun
Per Diem $625 $940
Included Tours and Special Features 25 included features and Cultural Discoveries - a value of $2,100
Door-To-Door All-Inclusive fare.
Excursions included
More included tours and cultural experiences offered!
3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Thingvellir National Park, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, and Giant’s Causeway  Not specified on webpage
 Complimentary services of a Vantage Deluxe Concierge to assist with all your personal requests before and during your adventure  
 Vessel Size  Our ocean discovery vessel, the m/s Ocean Odyssey has 15 solo cabins (11 for expedition cruises) and 15 triple-occupancy cabins each, with a maximum capacity of under 150 passengers on each sailing.    Our ships are smaller, more intimate, and have an industry-leading number of solo-ready cabins, as well as a fantastic crew-to-passenger ratio.
Accommodations in hotels  On each journey that we offer with Vantage, your hotel accommodations will be included in the total price of your cruise.     We choose all of our partner hotels with comfort and luxury in mind, and will let you know ahead of time which hotel you’ll be staying in at each port.
 Cruise-Only Price*  $9,999 $9,400  Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors! 
# of Days   16  10
Meals 38 meals: 15 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 13 dinners, with complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner on board
Not specified on webpage The MOST included meals
Single Travelers Free Singles on every departure - Save up to $13,999!*
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Kingscourt,  3 days from $999 ($333 per day)
Reykjavik, Ireland 3 days from $1,499 ($500 per day)

Overnight hotel stays in embarkation city available.
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 Up to Free Business Class or Premium Economy Airfare Upgrade on select cabins*
 Third Passenger Third person cruises for FREE on ALL departures. Triple-occupancy available on select cabins.    
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