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Southern Europe Crossing: Barcelona To Athens - 2023

Your 20-night journey includes: 15-night small ship cruise to Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari, Palermo, Messina, Syracuse, Valletta, Corfu, Katakolon, Monemvasia, Santorini, Mykonos, Piraeus; 2 nights at a Deluxe hotel in Barcelona; 2 nights at a Deluxe hotel in Athens
  • Climb to the apex of the Acropolis, perched on a hill overlooking Athens, Greece
    Climb to the apex of the Acropolis, perched on a hill overlooking Athens
  • Experience sophisticated Barcelona, Spain, as well as the architecture of Antoni Gaudí
    Experience sophisticated Barcelona, as well as the architecture of Antoni Gaudí
  • Tour the glittery isle of Santorini, where bone-white homes overlook the caldera
    Tour the glittery isle of Santorini, where bone-white homes overlook the caldera
  • Discover the splendor of the Mediterranean aboard the 5-star Ocean Odyssey
    Discover the splendor of the Mediterranean aboard the 5-star Ocean Odyssey
  • Round out this remarkable journey with an extension to Madrid, Spain
    Round out this remarkable journey with an extension to Madrid, Spain
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  • 6 Solo Friendly Spaces Available
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Ocean Odyssey

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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


  • 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)
  • 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 U.S. 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 Southern Europe Crossing: Barcelona to Athens Mediterranean Antiquites: Barcelona to Athens

 Departure Comparison Dec Apr, May
Per Diem $440 $367
Included Tours and Special Features 16 Included features and Cultural Discoveries 

Complimentary services of a Vantage Deluxe Concierge to assist with all your personal requests before and during your adventure

11 guided tours

One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call. Visits to UNESCO Sites

More included tours and cultural experiences offered!
 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. 930 guests  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.  Not specified on webpage   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.
Air Inclusive Price*  $8,799  $5,498
 # of Days 21  15
Meals 51 meals: 19 breakfasts, 15 lunches, and 17 dinners, with complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner on board.
Beer, wine, soft drinks with onboard lunch and dinner The MOST included meals
Single Travelers
Free Singles on every departure - Save up to $12,799! *

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Extend Your Trip
Istanbul Pre  4 days from $1,799 ($450 per day)
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Madrid 4 days from $750 ($188 per day)
 Air Promotion FREE AIR on all 2023 departures** Air from $499 per person  Best airfare and exclusive air upgrades.
Up to Free Business Class or Premium Economy Airfare Upgrade on select cabins * 
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Comparison date as of 3/7/23
*Subject to availability
*Not including $120 transfer fee
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