These Highlights have been handpicked by our overseas Travel Planners, based on their intimate knowledge of the destination and their conversations with our travelers.
Come aboard this 5-star expedition vessel, visiting seven Caribbean islands, cruising the Amazon, and exploring America’s Eastern Seaboard, while also enjoying state-of-the-art technology, an onboard spa, fitness center, and more
Spot some of the colorful and fascinating birds of this region, like the large-billed toucan and the vibrantly colored scarlet macaw
Drop anchor in New York Harbor and take in the city’s iconic sights like the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, Central Park, and more
Follow in the footsteps of revolutionaries in Boston, visit the top of the Empire State Building in New York, explore the heart of the Amazon Rainforest in Manaus, and stroll the elegant cathedrals of Lima
Relax upon some of Latin America’s most beautiful Atlantic beaches, from the turquoise waters of the Bahamas to the pristine shores of Brazil
Visit the splendid Teatro Amazonas, or Amazon Theatre, a spectacular cultural center financed by the wealth of rubber barons and built with French glass and Italian marble
Take a small boat excursion into Lake Maica, an outlet of the Amazon River, to try your hand at fishing for the infamous piranha fish
Explore The Breakers, an Italianate-style residence set along famous Bellevue Avenue, and the most opulent of Newport’s famous Gilded Age mansions
This vacation spot off the coast of Cape Cod is both quaint and glamorous. See the famous gingerbread houses of Oak Bluffs, the elegant enclave of Edgartown, and more
Participate with your crew members in a traditional equator-crossing ceremony near the mouth of the Amazon River
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Cruise the Amazon River and traverse South America’s famously biodiverse rainforest on an expedition cruise!
Plus, cruise aboard the 5-star Ocean Explorer, a vessel built specifically for expedition cruising, with the following features:
During your onboard meals, shore excursions and independent exploration, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to taste the regional cuisines of the South America, the Caribbean, and America’s Eastern Seaboard.
During the course of your journey, you will have opportunities for swimming in the warm waters of the Caribbean, exploring ancient ruins in South America, and sightseeing in some of the best cities on the East Coast. There will also be opportunities for taking kayaks or bicycles off the ship to explore your beautiful surroundings. But your deluxe ship and hotels all offer plenty of soothing amenities such as spa facilities and more, to help you feel refreshed. Here are some other activities you may participate in:
From the Gilded Age mansions of Newport and Boston’s Freedom trail to the historic fortress of St. Kitt’s and the Amazon’s oldest pueblo, dive deep into the history and iconic sights of the famed cities and lesser-known locales that make up this exciting itinerary.
Soul-stirring beauty greets you at every turn, from the emerald islands and azure waters of the Caribbean to the lush jungles of the Amazon. You will also have unique opportunities to experience natural treasures along the east coast of the U.S.
The Amazon boasts countless ecological zones that are home to over 1,200 species of birds, from the tiniest hummingbirds to multihued toucans. Have your binoculars (included with your cabin) and your cameras ready to catch the action! Head onto the deck as we approach and depart several ports, when you are most likely to spot graceful, winged creatures perched in coastal vegetation.
On this expedition cruise, independent travelers will enjoy solo-friendly features, such as:
Prior to your expedition cruise, our Concierge service will be available to help you customize your journey. Here are just a few services your Concierge can provide:
Take advantage of this free pre-expedition service by making your requests prior to your journey. Call 1-888-982-6824 or email Concierge@vantagetravel.com to speak to a Concierge today, or simply log into My Portfolio up to two weeks prior to departure.