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The Majestic North: Greenland and Iceland - 2022

Reykjavík • 14-night expedition cruise with Ísafjörður, Kulusuk, Isortoq, Prince Christian Sound, Uunartoq, Qassiarsuk, Igaliku, Hvalsey, Ivittuut, Nuuk, Kapisillit, Maniitsoq, and Kangerlussuaq • Reykjavík
  • Greenland and Iceland small ship Expedition cruise with Reykjavík, Kulusuk, Isortoq, Prince Christian Sound, Uunartoq, Qassiarsuk, Igaliku, Hvalsey, Maniitsoq, and Kangerlussuaq Nuuk,Greenland
    LET THE COLORFUL COASTAL HOUSES GREET YOU AS YOU ARRIVE IN NUUK, THE CAPITAL CITY OF GREENLAND, TO VISIT ITS MUSEUMS AND SURROUNDING NATURAL WONDERS
  • Greenland and Iceland small ship Expedition cruise with Reykjavík, Kulusuk, Isortoq, Prince Christian Sound, Uunartoq, Qassiarsuk, Igaliku, Hvalsey, Maniitsoq, and Kangerlussuaq Christian Sound
    TAKE THE SCENERY FROM THE DECKS AND NOTICE THAT THE ICEBERGS HAVE A UNIQUELY BLUE COLOR IN THE PRINCE CHRISTIAN SOUND
  • Greenland and Iceland small ship Expedition cruise with Reykjavík, Kulusuk, Isortoq, Prince Christian Sound, Uunartoq, Qassiarsuk, Igaliku, Hvalsey, Maniitsoq, and Kangerlussuaq Golden Circle
    VENTURE OUT ALONG THE GOLDEN CIRCLE TO DISCOVER SOME OF ICELAND'S MOST UNFORGETTABLE NATURAL ATTRACTIONS, INCLUDING UNESCO-LISTED THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK
  • Reykjavik, Iceland Extension
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND
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    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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Quick facts
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 Concierge
  • 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 Concierge (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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