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The Amazon Journey: Buenos Aires to Manaus - 2024

Manaus • 20-night small ship cruise with Parintins, Santarem, Natal, Recife, Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande, Ilhabela, Punta del Este, Montevideo • Buenos Aires
  • Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Buenos Aires to Manaus | Get up close: Amazon river and birds
    IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE BREATHTAKING WONDER OF THE AMAZON AND ENJOY SCENIC CRUISING ALONG BRAZIL’S BEAUTIFUL COAST
  • Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro with Christ Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain
    MARVEL AT THE SCENIC VISTAS AND VIBRANT CULTURE OF RIO DE JANEIRO
  • Expedition Cruise from Manaus to Lima | Spot some colorful and fascinating birds birds
    SPOT SOME OF THE COLORFUL AND FASCINATING BIRDS OF THIS REGION, LIKE THE LARGE-BILLED TOUCAN AND SCARLET MACAW
  • Optional extension to Iguassu Falls National Park
    EXTEND YOUR SOUTH AMERICAN EXPLORATION AND ADD IGUASSU FALLS NATIONAL PARK EXTENSION TO YOUR JOURNEY
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    COME ABOARD THE BRAND NEW, 5-STAR OCEAN EXPLORER, WHILE ALSO ENJOYING STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY, AN ONBOARD SPA, FITNESS CENTER, AND MORE
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$8,499
  • $339
    PER DAY
  • 25
    DAYS
  • 27
    TOURS
  • 16 FREE Single Supplements Available
  • 1 Solo Friendly Spaces Available
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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 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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Vantage Leading Competitor Vantage Advantage
Journey The Amazon Journey: Buenos Aires to Manaus Buenos Aires to Manaus Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors!
 Departure Comparison Oct   Mar
Per Diem $340 $691
Included Tours and Special Features 17 included features and 10 Cultural Discoveries with state-of-the-art QuietVox portable audio headsets on all shore excursions throughout your journey - a value of $2,550
Door-To-Door All-Inclusive fare.
Excursions included

More included tours and cultural experiences offered!
 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and experiences: Private tango show in Buenos Aires, plus visits to Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, and the Historic Center of the Town of Olinda  Not specified on webpage
 Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service on board ship to assist with all your personal requests  
 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*  $7,899  $15,900 Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors! 
 # of Days 25   23
Meals 68 meals: 24 breakfasts, 22 lunches, and 22 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 $12,499!*
Price based on double occupancy, no single promotions on the webpage
The leader in solo travel - best value in the industry.
Extend Your Trip
Amazon Jungle 4 days from $1,499 ($375 per day)
Iguassu Falls, Brazil 4 days from $1,599 ($400 per day)

Overnight hotel stays in embarkation city available.
Extend your journey and get more value for your dollar.
 Air Promotion  2-for-1 AIR on all 2024 departures**
ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHTS included in rate
or Business Class upgrade at reduced rates
 
 Best airfare and exclusive air upgrades.
 Up to Free Business Class or Premium Economy Airfare Upgrade on select cabins *
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*Referral Rewards [$500 savings per suite per referred traveler]
Vantage offers the best value in Deluxe travel and the most ways to save.
 Third Passenger Third person cruises for FREE on ALL departures. Triple-occupancy available on select cabins.     

Comparison date as of 9/28/22
* Subject to availability
** Not including $120 transfer fee
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