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Icons of the Mediterranean: Italy, Sicily & Croatia - 2023

Venice • 10-night small ship cruise with Trieste, Zadar, Split, Brindisi, Giardini Naxos, Syracuse, Valletta, Trapani, Lipari, Castellammare di Stabia/Pompeii, Civitavecchia • Rome
  • Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Venice to Rome - Split - Diocletians Palace
    EXPLORE THE UNESCO-LISTED DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE, BUILT BY THE ROMAN EMPEROR DIOCLETIAN AS HIS RETIREMENT HOME BECAUSE OF THE AREA’S SPECTACULAR BEAUTY
  • Mediterranean Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Italy, Sicily, Croatia to Rome including Venice Split, Syracuse, and Pompeii
    CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN AND ADRIATIC SEAS ABOARD THE NIMBLE, 5-STAR OCEAN ODYSSEY
  • Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Venice to Rome | Icons of the Mediterranean: Italy, Sicily & Croatia
    FALL IN LOVE WITH THE ETERNAL CITY’S GRANDEUR, AND TOUR THE VATICAN MUSEUMS WHILE IN ROME
  • Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Venice to Rome - Venice Canals
    SPEND TWO NIGHTS IN THIS UNESCO-LISTED FLOATING CITY, AND SEE ICONIC HALLMARKS LIKE ST. MARK'S BASILICA AND DOGE'S PALACE
  • Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Venice to Rome - Florence Extension
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO FLORENCE, ITALY
DATES & PRICES
STARTING FROM
$9,999
  • $666
    PER DAY
  • 15
    DAYS
  • 28
    TOURS
  • 15 FREE Single Supplements Available
  • All Reduced Single Supplements Are Sold Out
TRIP WITH AIR
16 DAYS FROM $10,648
Luxury
LEADER IN SOLO WOMEN
FREE Solo Space
Solo Friendly Supplements
2-FOR-1 AIRFARE
Up to FREE Business Class.
Save up to $1,699 per couple with 2-for-1 on airfare .
3rd WOMAN TRAVELS FREE
Third woman sails for FREE on ALL departures.
 

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 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)
  • 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 Icons of the Mediterranean: Italy, Sicily & Croatia Rome to Venice
Greatest value and most comprehensive features when compared to our competitors!

 Departure Comparison  9/13/23  8/14/23
Per Diem $713 $1,170
Included Tours and Special Features 27 included features and Cultural Discoveries - a value of $2,100

Visit 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Rome, the Vatican, Pompeii, Aeolian Islands, Valletta, Syracuse, Etna (choice of tours), Alberobello, Diocletian’s Palace, Historic Defensive Walls of Zadar, Venice

Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service on board ship to assist with all your personal requests

Up to 69 shore excursions

 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*  $10,699  $11,699 Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors! 
 # of Days 15   10
Meals 36 meals: 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 12 dinners, with complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner on board
FREE Specialty Restaurants
FREE Open Bars and Lounges Plus In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily
The MOST included meals
Single Travelers
FREE Solo Space
Solo Friendly Supplements


The leader in solo travel - best value in the industry.
Extend Your Trip
Stresa & the Italian Lakes 4 days from $1,399
Florence, Italy 3 days $1,299

Rome and Tivoli treasures 4 days $1,799 Extend your journey and get more value for your dollar.
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2-FOR-1 AIRFARE

Save up to $1,699 per couple with 2-for-1 on international airfare on select departures.

 

International Airfare included   
 Air Upgrades Up to FREE Business Class  Free Business Class Air for all suite categories 
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*SPECIAL SAVINGS FOR KIDS
Children age 17 or younger sail for $1,299 on this voyage
*SEVEN SEAS SOCIETY SAVINGS
Past guests enjoy additional savings up to $1,550 per suite on this cruise
Vantage offers the best value in Deluxe travel and the most ways to save.

Comparison date as of 9/30/22
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** Not including $120 transfer fee
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