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Passage to the Caribbean: From Brazil to the Bahamas - 2023

Belém • 16-night small ship cruise with Devil’s Island (French Guiana), St. George’s (Grenada), Bridgetown (Barbados), Soufrière (St. Lucia), Pointe Simon (Martinique), Basseterre (St. Kitts), Samaná (Dominican Republic) • Nassau
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This enchanting voyage immerses you in some of the most culture-rich destinations throughout the Caribbean. You’ll explore the azure waters and emerald-hued islands of the Bahamas, visit a historic fortress in St. Kitt’s, view the volcanic splendor of St. Lucia, and savor tasty rum in Martinique. Best of all, you’ll explore in luxury aboard Vantage Deluxe World Travel’s 5-star Ocean Explorer.

Make your way through the crystalline waters of the Caribbean and admire breathtaking beaches, lush islands, and local cultures while sailing aboard a luxurious small ship. Explore the laid-back charms of Samaná in the Dominican Republic, tour an old rum distillery in Martinique and a sugar mill in St. Lucia; dock overnight in Barbados for fuller explorations of this island paradise, and step into the past when you visit Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park on St. Kitts. Beyond the tourist crowds, a roster of 15 included features and Cultural Discoveries immerse you in the nuanced heritage of these islands. If you prefer some time to relax on the beach, you’ll have ample opportunity to indulge at your leisure with the help of our onboard Destination Manager.

Bookending your journey are extended stays in Nassau, the colorful capital of the Bahamas; and Belém, Brazil. Along the way, indulge in the exquisite amenities of the Ocean Explorer. Relax on deck or in the spa, watch gorgeous vistas unfold from the Observation Lounge or the open-air sundeck, and savor delicious meals prepared by our talented chefs.

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DAY 1:

Fly to Belém, Brazil

Board your overnight flight to Brazil today.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Belém and check into your hotel

Welcome to Brazil! If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, upon arrival at the airport a Vantage representative will meet you and arrange transfer to your centrally located hotel. Settle in and relax, or perhaps do some exploring on your own. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Discover the best of Belém today

You’ll have a day at leisure to explore Belém on your own today. Often overlooked by visitors who favor the Amazonian wonders found inland, this city is a cultural gem worthy of your time.

Head to the Ver-O-Peso market to chat with local sellers and shop for unique wares and souvenirs. Visit the Theatro da Paz, a 19th-century Neoclassical theater that provides a peek into Brazil’s belle epoque past. Or, make your way to the Complexo Feliz Lusitania, a cluster of significant historical buildings located in Belém’s old town district. The day is yours to enjoy at your pace.

Destination Enhancement: Customize your journey when you add an optional excursion. Join us today for a full-day guided tour of Belém's best sights. Learn More

Included meals:

Breakfast
Destination Enhancements: Best of Belém Tour

Best of Belém Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $79 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: Belém, Brazil
  • When: TBD

This optional excursion will introduce you to all the highlights of the delightful city of Belém, beginning with a visit to Brazil’s largest open-air market: Ver-O-Peso Market. Take a guided walk through this sprawling market, one of the city’s most beloved landmarks encompassing four city blocks and filled with stalls offering traditional foods and artisanal goods such as handmade pottery, handicrafts, and clothing. You’ll find wholly original souvenirs and gifts here, including charms inspired by macumba, a form of voodoo practiced in Brazil.

From the market you’ll head to Forte do Castelo, a Portuguese military fortification that dates back to the early 17th century. It was constructed on the highest point of the city to protect the new colony against Dutch and French occupation.

After your fortress visit, you’ll continue on to the Emilio Goeldi Zoo & Botanical Park, 12-acre museum, zoo, and research centers dedicated to the study of indigenous Amazonian species from white-whiskered squirrel monkeys to anaconda and more. Boasting more than 1,500 samples of plant species and over 1,600 types of fruit trees that grow in the region, the facility also houses an aviary and small aquarium.

On the return drive to your hotel, you will make a stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Nazareth of Exile, a minor basilica constructed during the early 20th-century Amazonian rubber boom. It is a replica of the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls located in Rome and renowned for its architecture, stained-glass windows, and beautiful altar.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!


DAY 4:

Discover Belém by boat and then embark the Ocean Explorer

Following breakfast this morning, you’ll check out of your hotel and head to the pier to begin the cruise portion of your journey! Along the way you’ll enjoy a boat tour of the Amazon River, where you will see canoes, fishing boats, and other river-craft making their way along the tributaries that lead in and out of the rainforest. After crossing Combu Island, you will reach the Boa Vista do Acará jungle area where you can take part in a leisurely 45-minute guided walk through the jungle as your local guide points out the varied species of vegetation found here.

There will be time for lunch on your own before you board the Ocean Explorer. Settle in and perhaps have a drink on deck as you set off on your adventure. Tonight, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers.

Included Feature:

  • Amazon River boat tour

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAYS 5-6:

Two days of bliss and relaxation at sea

You’ll have two days to indulge in the amenities of your elegant small ship. Relax on the sun deck, visit the spa for a soothing treatment, or perhaps get in a workout at the gym. At mealtime, savor incredible culinary creations thoughtfully prepared by your onboard chefs. In the evening, head up to the Observation Deck for some magnificent stargazing.

Onboard Enhancement: Customize your journey when you add an optional onboard experience. Enhance your time on board with one of our Vantage-exclusive activities, including wine and whiskey tastings, a multicourse Chef’s Table Dinner, or an exclusive wine-pairing dinner. Learn More

Included Meals:

2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Destination Enhancements: Onboard Enhancement: Wine Tasting Experience,

Onboard Enhancement: Wine Tasting Experience

  • Approximate Cost: $49 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Our onboard wine tastings are a guest favorite while sailing and have become a staple of both our ocean journeys and river cruises. Savor rich global flavors from varietals that span the best wine regions on earth, as our onboard expert explains the notes and flavors of each one. Whether you are a connoisseur or a novice, wine tastings offer the perfect balance of indulgence and fun, and are a fantastic way to expand your palate.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


Onboard Enhancement: Whiskey Tasting Experience,

Onboard Enhancement: Whiskey Tasting Experience

  • Approximate Cost: $69 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Join our onboard expert as they guide you on a journey for the palate as you sample delicious, full-bodied whiskeys from all over the world. Taste the intricate barrel-aged flavors of your favorite small-batch Kentucky bourbon, try a classic 25-year-old Scotch, and enjoy local whiskeys from many of the regions we cruise to, all hand-selected from our private collection

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Chef's Table Dinner,

Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Chef's Table Dinner

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Our exclusive, onboard Chef’s Table Dinner is must-do for any traveler looking for an indulgent dining experience. Hosted by our highly-trained Master Chef, you’ll savor an expertly-prepared, multicourse meal that is sure to be a feast for the senses. This memorable, highly sought-after experience is only available on a limited basis, and you certainly won’t want to miss out.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner

Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

A wine pairing dinner involves the delicate process of combining a meal with select wines with the purpose of elevating the flavors of each dish and providing a wholly unforgettable dining experience. Our skilled onboard chefs will create an exceptional multicourse dinner, with each course designed to pair perfectly with a chosen wine from our private collection. This incredible dining experience is available on a limited basis on every journey.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


DAY 7:

Explore the Devil’s Island, French Guiana

Home to one of history’s most feared penal colonies, Île du Diable, or Devil’s Island, is now one of South America’s most enthralling sites. This prison, where France sent its most notorious criminals, was long considered inescapable until two convicts broke out against all odds. The unbelievable story was depicted in the novel Papillon by Henri Charrière and its subsequent film adaptation. You’ll have time on your own here to explore the prison’s buildings and grounds, made all the more atmospheric by resident monkeys cavorting in the tree canopy and distant bird calls echoing through the forest.

Included Feature:

  • Devil’s Island prison tour

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAYS 8-9:

Enjoy two days at your leisure aboard the Ocean Explorer

You’ll enjoy two additional days to indulge in the luxurious amenities found aboard your ship. Visit the spa, relax in the well-stocked library, sip a cocktail as you take in the panoramic views from the sundeck, or perhaps get a workout in the gym. At mealtime, savor incredible culinary creations thoughtfully prepared by your onboard chefs. In the evening, head up to the Observation Deck for some of the most magnificent stargazing you’re ever likely to experience.

Onboard Enhancement: Customize your journey when you add an optional onboard experience. Enhance your time on board with one of our Vantage-exclusive activities, including wine and whiskey tastings, a multicourse Chef’s Table Dinner, or an exclusive wine-pairing dinner. Learn More

Included Meals:

2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Destination Enhancements: Onboard Enhancement: Wine Tasting Experience,

Onboard Enhancement: Wine Tasting Experience

  • Approximate Cost: $49 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Our onboard wine tastings are a guest favorite while sailing and have become a staple of both our ocean journeys and river cruises. Savor rich global flavors from varietals that span the best wine regions on earth, as our onboard expert explains the notes and flavors of each one. Whether you are a connoisseur or a novice, wine tastings offer the perfect balance of indulgence and fun, and are a fantastic way to expand your palate.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


Onboard Enhancement: Whiskey Tasting Experience,

Onboard Enhancement: Whiskey Tasting Experience

  • Approximate Cost: $69 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Join our onboard expert as they guide you on a journey for the palate as you sample delicious, full-bodied whiskeys from all over the world. Taste the intricate barrel-aged flavors of your favorite small-batch Kentucky bourbon, try a classic 25-year-old Scotch, and enjoy local whiskeys from many of the regions we cruise to, all hand-selected from our private collection

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Chef's Table Dinner,

Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Chef's Table Dinner

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Our exclusive, onboard Chef’s Table Dinner is must-do for any traveler looking for an indulgent dining experience. Hosted by our highly-trained Master Chef, you’ll savor an expertly-prepared, multicourse meal that is sure to be a feast for the senses. This memorable, highly sought-after experience is only available on a limited basis, and you certainly won’t want to miss out.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner

Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

A wine pairing dinner involves the delicate process of combining a meal with select wines with the purpose of elevating the flavors of each dish and providing a wholly unforgettable dining experience. Our skilled onboard chefs will create an exceptional multicourse dinner, with each course designed to pair perfectly with a chosen wine from our private collection. This incredible dining experience is available on a limited basis on every journey.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


DAY 10:

Explore the sites of St. George’s, Grenada

Your tour of Grenada begins with a scenic drive through this popular Caribbean destination. You’ll head to De La Grenade Industries, where you can sample delicious local products such as jams, jellies, and nutmeg syrup. Their prize-winning nutmeg liqueur and rum punch are not to be missed. You’ll continue on to Laura Herb and Spice Garden, an amazing botanical garden that grows herbs and spices used in medicinal remedies. Enjoy a guided educational tour of the grounds, and discover the cornucopia of vegetation grown here. Following your guided tour, you’ll have time to explore the gift shop before we continue on to Grenada Distillers. Opened in 1937, you will be welcomed by knowledgeable guides who will explain the history of rum-making in Grenada. After the tour, you will be invited to sample their award-winning rums at the bar. Later, you’ll return to the ship for an evening on board.

Included Feature:

  • St. George’s island tour and rum distillery visit

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 11:

Experience the magnificence of Harrison’s Cave

Head out this morning to visit what many call the Caribbean’s most spectacular natural sight — Harrison’s Cave. What makes this cavernous chamber so spellbinding is the crystallized limestone from which it was formed over millennia. An electric tram takes you down into its depths, a stunning canvas of stalagmites, stalactites, gurgling streams, and waterfalls plunging into emerald pools.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours to enjoy — check with your onboard Destination Manager for suggestions on what to see and do in Barbados. Perhaps you’ll lounge on one of its warm white sand beaches or explore Bridgetown’s history on a stroll around the Careenage, the city’s original harbor around the Constitution River.

Included Feature:

  • Guided visit to Harrison’s Cave

Cultural Discovery:

  • Onboard evening entertainment

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 12:

Design your own day in Barbados

You’ll have a free day in Barbados to explore on your own today.

Established in 1628, Bridgetown is the heart of Barbados. Both its capital and largest city, it’s a vibrant and vivacious place steeped in history, where its unique blend of African, British, and American heritage comes alive. Head out and explore one of the island’s many glorious beaches, dive into Barbadian history at the Barbados Museum, or shop for handcrafted souvenirs at the Pelican Craft Centre. The day is yours to do as you wish.

Destination Enhancement: Customize your journey when you add an optional excursion. Take in Barbados best highlights on a full-day guided bus tour. Learn More

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Destination Enhancements: Bridgetown Highlights Tour

Bridgetown Highlights Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $159 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: Bridgetown, Barbados
  • When: TBD

This is one of the Caribbean’s most stunning islands, as you’ll discover today. Your explorations begin in the island’s northern reaches at Animal Flower Cave, the only accessible sea cave on the island. After admiring its beauty, stop in Tent Bay at the Atlantis Historic Inn. You might spot faraway fishing boats hauling in their catch as you relax in the warm sun over a refreshing drink. At St. John’s Parish Church, perched 800 feet above the sea, enjoy stunning views of the ocean and the town of St. John. One of the island’s most fascinating residents was a descendant of the Byzantine Imperial family, today buried in the cemetery here after his 1678 death. Conclude your tour with lunch at Sunbury House, dating to 1650. This grand manse is brimming with antiques and echoes of plantation life, including the Caribbean’s largest collection of carriages and some of the first optical machinery in the West Indies. You’ll anchor overnight in Bridgetown which, together with its Garrison, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!


DAY 13:

Volcanic splendors of St. Lucia

Arrive in Soufriére this morning, the scenic and pastel-hued capital of St. Lucia, and set out on a scenic drive showcasing its beautiful colonial architecture. Continue to Sulphur Springs Park, the Caribbean’s only drive-in volcano where pools of bubbling hot springs create an otherworldly landscape. Then, stop to admire the vivid, exotic hues and melodious birdsong at the Diamond Botanical Garden and Waterfall. Later, visit the island’s Old Sugar Mill. Its waterwheel, built in 1765, once generated the island’s first electricity. During your visit, sway to the rhythms of a local band, and savor a refreshing drink and snacks before returning to the ship for lunch. Later, you’ll have the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps explore more of St. Lucia with a tour set up by your onboard Destination Manager or stroll the streets of Soufrière in search of a handcrafted souvenir. As you leave St. Lucia behind, you will cruise past the twin volcanic spires of the Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Included Feature:

  • St. Lucia island tour

Cultural Discoveries:

  • Enjoy live music at the Old Sugar Mill

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 14:

Savor the sites — and rum — of Martinique

Today, you’ll explore magnificent Martinique and sample its world-famous rum on an included heritage tour. You’ll board a private bus and set out past the village of Trois Ilets and make your way to La Pagerie Museum, a quaint cottage that boasts a royal history as the birthplace of the future Empress Joséphine of France, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. A guided tour of this former sugar estate will provide insight into her life here. You’ll continue on to L’Habitation Clément. This former 19th-century sugar plantation, once the private home of the Clément family, is now a shrine to Homère Clément, a doctor and politician who pioneered the production of Caribbean rum using sugarcane. From here you’ll head to the Jardin de Balata, a lush botanical garden containing close to 3,000 varieties of tropical plants and 300 different types of palm trees. Finally, you’ll learn about Martinique’s industrial history and the manufacturing of rum when you visit a local distillery where you will have an opportunity to sample the rich rum for yourself. Following your tour, you will return to the ship for lunch and have the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Included Feature:

  • Martinique heritage tour and rum distillery visit

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 15:

Ride the rails to a historic fortress on St. Kitts

Dock this morning in Basseterre, the capital of the sovereign nation of St. Kitts and Nevis. These lush islands were first colonized by France and Britain in the 1620s and became independent in 1983. Today, you’ll venture to Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Erected by the British, this was the largest fortification ever built in the Western Caribbean. You’ll arrive at the fort via a splendid two-hour rail trip aboard the open-air carriages of the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, a thrilling experience through lush countryside and past sweeping vistas awash in the Caribbean’s azure waters and distant emerald-hued islands. After visiting the fort, you’ll return to the ship for lunch and then have the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.

Included Feature:

  • Tour of Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

Cultural Discovery:

  • Ride the scenic railway in St. Kitt’s

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 16:

Relax on board the Ocean Explorer

Treat yourself to your ship’s amenities as you cruise through the legendary Caribbean Sea. Take advantage of this time to read a book from our library or enjoy a soothing massage at the spa. The day is yours to spend as you wish.

Onboard Enhancement: Customize your journey when you add an optional onboard experience. Enhance your time on board with one of our Vantage-exclusive activities, including wine and whiskey tastings, a multicourse Chef’s Table Dinner, or an exclusive wine-pairing dinner. Learn More

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Destination Enhancements: Onboard Enhancement: Wine Tasting Experience,

Onboard Enhancement: Wine Tasting Experience

  • Approximate Cost: $49 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Our onboard wine tastings are a guest favorite while sailing and have become a staple of both our ocean journeys and river cruises. Savor rich global flavors from varietals that span the best wine regions on earth, as our onboard expert explains the notes and flavors of each one. Whether you are a connoisseur or a novice, wine tastings offer the perfect balance of indulgence and fun, and are a fantastic way to expand your palate.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


Onboard Enhancement: Whiskey Tasting Experience,

Onboard Enhancement: Whiskey Tasting Experience

  • Approximate Cost: $69 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Join our onboard expert as they guide you on a journey for the palate as you sample delicious, full-bodied whiskeys from all over the world. Taste the intricate barrel-aged flavors of your favorite small-batch Kentucky bourbon, try a classic 25-year-old Scotch, and enjoy local whiskeys from many of the regions we cruise to, all hand-selected from our private collection

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Chef's Table Dinner,

Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Chef's Table Dinner

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Our exclusive, onboard Chef’s Table Dinner is must-do for any traveler looking for an indulgent dining experience. Hosted by our highly-trained Master Chef, you’ll savor an expertly-prepared, multicourse meal that is sure to be a feast for the senses. This memorable, highly sought-after experience is only available on a limited basis, and you certainly won’t want to miss out.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner

Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

A wine pairing dinner involves the delicate process of combining a meal with select wines with the purpose of elevating the flavors of each dish and providing a wholly unforgettable dining experience. Our skilled onboard chefs will create an exceptional multicourse dinner, with each course designed to pair perfectly with a chosen wine from our private collection. This incredible dining experience is available on a limited basis on every journey.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


DAY 17:

Indulge in the natural riches of the Dominican Republic in Samaná

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of “DR” today during an enlightening tour that reveals the island’s flavors, bucolic way of life, and remarkable past. During your exploration you’ll visit a whale exhibit, a cigar museum, and even have time for shopping. Samaná is a lush, laid-back slice of this island, and you'll get to see its beaches and natural glory on a tour today, as well as meet with some locals. Back on board, relax on the sundeck and enjoy the late afternoon sun.

Included Feature:

  • Samaná History & Traditions tour

Cultural Discovery:

  • Learn about local culture

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAYS 18-19:

Relax on board with two days at sea

Enjoy a couple of days at sea as you sail across the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Visit the spa, get in a workout at the gym, and relax on the sun deck catching up with a great book. Tonight, join your fellow guests for a special Farewell Dinner.

Onboard Enhancement: Customize your journey when you add an optional onboard experience. Enhance your time on board with one of our Vantage-exclusive activities, including wine and whiskey tastings, a multicourse Chef’s Table Dinner, or an exclusive wine-pairing dinner. Learn More

Included Meals:

2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Destination Enhancements: Onboard Enhancement: Wine Tasting Experience,

Onboard Enhancement: Wine Tasting Experience

  • Approximate Cost: $49 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Our onboard wine tastings are a guest favorite while sailing and have become a staple of both our ocean journeys and river cruises. Savor rich global flavors from varietals that span the best wine regions on earth, as our onboard expert explains the notes and flavors of each one. Whether you are a connoisseur or a novice, wine tastings offer the perfect balance of indulgence and fun, and are a fantastic way to expand your palate.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


Onboard Enhancement: Whiskey Tasting Experience,

Onboard Enhancement: Whiskey Tasting Experience

  • Approximate Cost: $69 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Join our onboard expert as they guide you on a journey for the palate as you sample delicious, full-bodied whiskeys from all over the world. Taste the intricate barrel-aged flavors of your favorite small-batch Kentucky bourbon, try a classic 25-year-old Scotch, and enjoy local whiskeys from many of the regions we cruise to, all hand-selected from our private collection

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Chef's Table Dinner,

Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Chef's Table Dinner

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Our exclusive, onboard Chef’s Table Dinner is must-do for any traveler looking for an indulgent dining experience. Hosted by our highly-trained Master Chef, you’ll savor an expertly-prepared, multicourse meal that is sure to be a feast for the senses. This memorable, highly sought-after experience is only available on a limited basis, and you certainly won’t want to miss out.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner

Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

A wine pairing dinner involves the delicate process of combining a meal with select wines with the purpose of elevating the flavors of each dish and providing a wholly unforgettable dining experience. Our skilled onboard chefs will create an exceptional multicourse dinner, with each course designed to pair perfectly with a chosen wine from our private collection. This incredible dining experience is available on a limited basis on every journey.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


DAY 20:

Disembark the Ocean Explorer and tour Nassau

After breakfast, you'll disembark the Ocean Explorer as your journey winds down in Nassau, the Bahamas. Begin your island tour at the Rawson and Parliament squares, lined with colorful stucco Georgian neoclassical buildings. The Supreme Court, Senate Chambers, and House of Assembly are here. Leaving here, you’ll pass the Queen’s Staircase, 66 limestone steps that connect Fort Fincastle to the lower town. It was carved out of the sheer rock by slaves in 1793. You’ll also see the Government House and Graycliff, a stunning mansion built in 1740 that is now a famous hotel. After a photo stop at historic Fort Charlotte, you’ll pass other landmarks such as the College of the Bahamas, Sir Harry Oakes Monument, and Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre. You’ll also pass colorful Arawak Cay, a jumble of multicolored shacks and cafés that are collectively known as “Fish Fry.” Be sure to come back during your free time to enjoy the famous conch fritters and tropical conch salad, and hear a local storyteller share some Bahamian lore.

During your tour, you’ll stop at the historic 1789 Buena Vista Estate, home of the John Watlings Distillery, where you will enjoy a self-guided tour and rum tasting. Upon departing the distillery you’ll visit Aradastra Gardens, a lush tropical setting where you’ll be introduced to some local denizens such as monkeys, flamingos, snakes, lorikeets, and other native species. Dinner is on your own tonight.

Included Feature:

  • Nassau city tour

Cultural Discoveries:

  • Tour with rum tasting at John Watlings Distillery
  • Exotic animal encounters at Aradastra Gardens

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 21:

Have a day at leisure in Nassau

The Bahamas lays claim to the clearest water on Earth. A full day of leisure lets you immerse yourself in its many pleasures — by water and by land — as you like. Your hotel is within walking distance to downtown Nassau, so everything is within easy reach. Perhaps you’ll visit the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, or shop for handicrafts at the Straw Market. If you’re feeling adventurous, there are spectacular dive sites and plenty of opportunities to swim with dolphins, feed sharks, or enjoy water sports from kayaking to jet skiing and more. At the Pirates of Nassau museum, you can learn about infamous privateers like the notorious Blackbeard through fun, interactive exhibits and performances. You might also join an excursion to the Atlantis Resort, where you will find the Aquaventure water park, walk-in aquariums, 11 pools, the largest open-air marine habitat, a golf course, casino, and more. Nassau is also part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), thanks to its prolific and colorful Crafts and Folk-Art traditions, so you’re sure to come upon island-made handicrafts and other creative pursuits.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 22:

Return home

Today, you’ll head to the airport to board your return flight home.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Post-Trip Extension

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Post-Trip)

FROM: $1249 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $416 PER DAY

Please Note: Ocean cruising is not the same experience as river cruising; as such, you may experience fluctuating tides and weather patterns that may involve some rocking of your vessel. Itineraries will include all activities as planned except in extreme cases that can’t be controlled by your shipboard crew. Day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Cruise Director or regional expert.

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