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Discover North American Waterways: St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes - 2023

Montréal • 12-night Great Lakes small ship cruise with Kingston, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Cleveland, Detroit, Lake Huron, Manitoulin Island, Sault Ste. Marie, Mackinac Island, Lake Michigan • Chicago
  • SAIL INTO THE MISTS ON A NIAGARA FALLS CRUISE ABOARD THE HORNBLOWER
  • Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Montreal to Chicago | North American Waterways: St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes
    TAKE A HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE TOUR OF HISTORIC MACKINAC ISLAND, WHICH REMAINS CAR-FREE
  • FLOAT PAST MORE THAN 50 ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS AND ENJOY THEM FROM A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON THE CHICAGO RIVER
  • Lake in Montreal City
    DISCOVER THE ARCHITECTURAL HIGHLIGHTS AND INVIGORATING CITYSCAPES OF MONTRÉAL
  • ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO CHICAGO
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    CRUISE ON THE 5-STAR OCEAN EXPLORER, AN AGILE AND STATE-OF-THE-ART EXPEDITION VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
DATES & PRICES
STARTING FROM
$9,999
  • $588
    PER DAY
  • 17
    DAYS
  • 26
    TOURS
  • 20 FREE Single Supplements Available
  • All Reduced Single Supplements Are Sold Out
TRIP WITH AIR
17 DAYS FROM $9,999
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FREE Solo Space
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Up to FREE Business Class. Save up to $1,998 per couple with FREE air on select departures.
SMART PAY DISCOUNTS
Save up to 20% on selected dept and for limited time only.
 
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Category OS: Amelia Earhart Owner's Suite

Category ES: Ferdinand Magellan Explorer Suite

Category TFS: Deluxe Veranda Forward Stateroom

Category JS: Junior Suite

Category DS: Deluxe Suite

Category BS: Royal Veranda Stateroom

Category PS: Palatial Veranda Stateroom

Category GS: Grand Veranda Stateroom

Category SBS: Studio Veranda Stateroom

Category TS: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

Category TMS: Deluxe Veranda Middle Stateroom

Category SS: Studio Stateroom

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North American Waterways: St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes

Seamlessly blending luxury small ship cruising and intimate cultural discovery, Vantage Deluxe World Travel transports guests all over the world via its oceans. And on this ocean cruise, you’ll see North America's rich natural beauty and buzzing metro hubs on this adventure through the Great Lakes and beyond!

Chicago, Illinois

Float past more than 50 architectural wonders and enjoy them from a unique perspective on the Chicago River.

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Take a horse-drawn carriage tour of historic Mackinac Island, which remains car-free.

Niagara Falls

Sail into the mists on a Niagara Falls cruise aboard the Hornblower.

Montréal

Explore the remarkable architecture and rich culture of Montréal, the largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris.

Optional Extension to Chicago, Illinois

Say hello to the Windy City on this fantastic extension that lets you explore the delicious food, stunning architecture and even local music scene on a deep level. Dubbed "a city in a garden," you will have the opportunity to not only enjoy Chicago's modern locations, but also admire it's impressive outdoor spaces and design. You'll see the greenery nestled among the great works of architect Frank Lloyd Wright on an interactive tour, complete with Chicago-style lunch. Then, take the rest of your time to check out Millennium Park, the scenic Navy Pier, or even just to grab a slice of deep-dish pizza. Whatever you choose, your thirst for Chicago will be quenched.

Ocean Explorer

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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Solo Travel with Vantage

You can count on the best value in the industry when you travel solo with Vantage, beginning with one free Single Supplement on each departure of most Small Ship Cruises and Escorted Land Tours. We also offer among the lowest Single Supplements available. And you’ll enjoy single-occupancy staterooms on our fleet of deluxe river ships.

Vantage's Referral Program

Do you have friends who love to travel as much as you do? Why not be rewarded for sharing your love of travel? That's the philosophy behind Vantage's newly enhanced Referral Program, where you can earn up to $8,200 in your choice of cash and free travel rewards for every eight friends you refer!

Vantage Deluxe Travel Air Upgrades

Upgrade your flight category to First Class, Business Class, or Premium Economy, and you’ll start your trip off right. That’s because you’ll arrive refreshed, unfrazzled, and ready to go. Even better, you’ll be able to take advantage of our contract prices, meaning big savings and no service fees.

Travel Protection Plan

When you’re ready to travel to the places you love, there’s a way to plan with more peace of mind. From medical emergencies to travel delays and beyond, the Travel Protection Plan gives you the added security to discover the world without worrying about the unexpected.

SmartPay Discount Plan

Optional pre-trip extensions. Exclusive optional tours. Upgraded business class seats. These things can be yours — virtually for free — when you use SmartPay to pay for your trip in advance. That’s because you can save an average of up to $600 per person — a full 10% — when you reserve your trip and pay in full 12 months or more prior to your journey!

Group Program - Travel for FREE

Earn a FREE trip with every 10 paying travelers you bring with you!

Small Ship Discoveries

In Antarctica, Asia, Europe, or South America, our small ships are your portal to unforgettable exploration. Travel through Southeast Asia on the Irrawaddy or Mekong rivers; explore the Mediterranean, Adriatic, and Aegean seas on board a private yacht; or venture through the fjords of Norway and Chile, along the Amazon River, among the Galapagos Islands, or to distant Antarctica

The World of Vantage

Discover the world with Vantage Deluxe World Travel — at the best values available today — for worldwide river cruises, small ship discoveries, and escorted land tours for small groups

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Vantage Leading Competitor Second Competitor  Vantage Advantage
Journey Discover North American Waterways: St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes Great Lakes of North America
 Cruising the Great Lakes: Chicago to Toronto Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors!
 Departure Comparison Jul-Aug Mar-Apr  Sep
Per Diem $588 $724  $791
Included Tours and Special Features 24 included features and Cultural Discoveries - a value of $3,000
Possibility of excursion to Niagara Falls.
Charming port of call on Mackinac Island, with its preserved Victorian buildings.
Opportunity to visit Chicago before your cruise. 
 All private shore excursions. More included tours and cultural experiences offered!
2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Montréal city of design and Georgian Bay  UNESCO World Heritage Site: Biosphere Reserve of Georgian Bay. 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 Explorer 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  $5,790  $9,490  Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors! 
 # of Days  17  8  12
Meals 44 meals: 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, and 14 dinners, with complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner on board
Not specified on webpage 28 meals  The MOST included meals
Single Travelers Free Singles on every departure - Save up to $13,999!*
Price based on double occupancy, no single promotions on the webpage
 Special offers on select departures and cabin categories. The leader in solo travel - best value in the industry.
Extend Your Trip
Chicago 3 days from $1,099 ($366 per day)
Ottawa 3 days from $1,299 ($433 per day)

Not available at this time
Overnight hotel stays in embarkation/disembarkation cities available at additional cost.  Extend your journey and get more value for your dollar.
 Air Promotion Low-cost Airfares on all 2023 departures**
International and internal airfares NOT included.
International and internal airfares NOT included.  Best airfare and exclusive air upgrades. 
 Third Passenger Third person cruises for FREE on ALL departures. Triple-occupancy available on select cabins.      
10 Ways to Save *Referral Rewards [$200 per referred traveler after 2 referrals]

*Buy direct & save [savings for the traveler]

*SmartPay [pay in full 12 months in advance to save 10%]

*Preferred Traveler Rewards [earn 5% of purchase price toward future trips]


  Vantage offers the best value in Deluxe travel and the most ways to save.

Comparison date as of 9/29/22
* Subject to availability
** Not including $120 transfer fee
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