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Experience the Future of Cruising on Vantage’s First Small Ship Ocean Cruising Expedition Vessel

The wait is finally over — the first Ocean Explorer itineraries are open for sale!

Launching from Hong Kong in 2021, Vantage’s first small ship ocean going expedition vessel will circumnavigate the globe with a roster of exciting new expeditions that will bring you to the hidden gems and unsung glories of Southeast Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, the Mediterranean, and beyond. Be sure to check back often, as we’ll be debuting even more Ocean Explorer expeditions over the coming days and weeks!

For those who believe there can never be a true synergy between luxury travel and expedition cruising, the 5-star Ocean Explorer defies expectations. Fine dining, small passenger-to-crew ratio, spa amenities and services await onboard — along with adventures like small-group wildlife viewing, biking, kayaking and paddle-boarding offshore. What’s more, the Ocean Explorer features the latest satellite and navigation technology, including ULSTEIN X-BOW® technology, allowing for smoother sailing and deeper exploration into packed ice, enhancing your comfort as you traverse the world’s seas.

Intimate in scale, the Ocean Explorer will accommodate up to 170 guests with 77 cabins and a landmark 15 solo cabins. Breathtaking views abound on the ship’s top deck observation lounge. Be enraptured during curated lectures, programs, musical performances, and cultural events held in the multilevel lounge, relax by the swimming pool, or catch a movie on the outdoor movie screen. Our onboard Concierge will cater to your every need, both pre-trip and during the cruise.

Plus, with convenient back-to-back options, you can put two or three cruises together for the ultimate adventure!

Here’s what else:
  • 77 cabins, including a landmark 15 solo cabins
  • The latest satellite and navigation capabilities, including ULSTEIN X-BOW® technology
  • State-of-the-art safety technology, Polar Code 6 compliant (as rated by the International Association of Classification Societies to ensure safety in polar waters), and fully compliant with the latest SOLAS requirements in expedition cruising
  • A culinary program offering gourmet dining and regional fare, with wine and beer included at dinner
  • Multi-story lounge and lobby
  • Top deck observation deck for gatherings, lecturers, performances, and more
  • Health and wellness options including: onboard spa, swimming pool, and fitness center
  • Outdoor movie screen
  • Curated lectures, programs, musical performances, and cultural events
  • Small passenger-to-crew ratio, plus onboard Concierge
  • Knowledgeable expedition staff by region
  • Onboard medical doctor
  • Boutique
  • Separate, intimate dining space for special events (available upon request)
  • Environmentally friendly standards with reduced emissions into air and sea and lower energy consumption
Ocean Explorer Deck Plan


Legends of Asia, the Holy Land & Europe: A 106-Day Exploration from Hong Kong to London — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Asia, Middle East, Africa, The Mediterranean, Europe

Go halfway around the world on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition that begins in Hong Kong and ends in England. You’ll explore countless continents and countries and cross some of the most intriguing waterways, including the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, and the Suez Canal as you head west into Europe.

This expedition combines 8 cruise segments:


Myths and Marvels of Asia, Egypt, and Arabia: Hong Kong to Amman — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Asia, Middle East

Let Vantage cross off all of your bucket-list destinations with this true odyssey that begins in Hong Kong and ends in Jordan’s desert landscapes.

This expedition combines 4 cruise segments:

The Soul of Asia & the Arabian Peninsula: Hong Kong to Dubai — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Asia, Middle East

Cross continents, countries, and a multitude of seas on this whirlwind voyage that brings you from Hong Kong to Dubai on a thrilling showcase of Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern marvels.

This expedition combines 3 cruise segments:

Impressions of Asia, Arabia, and the Mediterranean: Hong Kong to Athens — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Asia, Middle East, Africa, The Mediterranean

Discover a mélange of cultures and landscapes that will transform your impression of the East. Follow the celebrated Spice Route to India, circle the Arabian Peninsula, and cross through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean and glorious Athens — visiting 17 nations in total. Plus, three overnight excursions give you time to revel in the beauty of Phnom Penh, Sri Lanka, and Luxor.

This expedition combines 5 cruise segments:

Asia’s Grand Cultures: Hong Kong to Mumbai — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Asia

Explore a tapestry of Asian culture on an expedition cruise that begins in the metropolis of Hong Kong and ends in energetic Mumbai.

This expedition combines 2 cruise segments:

Riches of India, Arabia, the Mediterranean, and Europe: Singapore to London — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Asia, Middle East, Africa, The Mediterranean, Europe

Embark on a three-month sojourn spent reveling in South Asia’s exuberant cultures, appreciating the natural beauty of the Mediterranean, and contemplating the revered relics of the Arabian Peninsula and Europe. This special cruise will take you on an experience of 176 included features and Cultural Discoveries, as you visit 20 nations from Singapore to London.

This expedition combines 7 cruise segments:

Empires and Cultural Treasures: South Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Mediterranean — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Asia, Middle East, Africa, The Mediterranean, Europe

Check off a wealth of wonders from your bucket list when you embark on this maritime exploration that spans 18 nations across Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Mediterranean, and features a staggering 138 included features and Cultural Discoveries.

This expedition combines 5 cruise segments:

Cultures Across the Indian Ocean: Singapore to Amman — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Asia, Middle East

Color and spice, tradition and opulence . . . you’ll find it all on this brilliant voyage across the Indian Ocean and around the Arabian Peninsula, combining three cruise itineraries and featuring two exclusive overnight excursions. From Singapore’s landscaped promenades to Amman’s magnificent Citadel, you’ll enjoy 79 included features and Cultural Discoveries in 11 nations.

This expedition combines 3 cruise segments:

Ancient Ruins & Modern Marvels: Dubai to Athens — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Middle East, Africa, The Mediterranean

Behold thousands of years of civilization in one 31-day journey dedicated to the feats of humankind — from Dubai’s soaring Burj Khalifa to the resilient ruins of Jerusalem and Athens. On this cultural expedition, you’ll enjoy 55 included features and Cultural Discoveries — including an overnight stay in Luxor to fully explore the legendary temples of ancient Thebes.

This expedition combines 2 cruise segments:

Ancient Origins: Histories of Arabia, Egypt, the Holy Land, and Mediterranean — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Middle East, The Mediterranean, Europe

Discover Jordan on a sweeping voyage through the Mediterranean that showcases the highlights of Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Monaco, France, Spain, Gibraltar, and Portugal.

This expedition combines 3 cruise segments:

Riches of the Mediterranean: Greece to Portugal — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

The Mediterranean, Europe

Make the glamorous Mediterranean your playground on this sweeping 28-day journey from Athens to Lisbon. You’ll discover seven nations, savor the freshest seafood and some of the most renowned cuisine in the world — including the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet — and go inside the fascinating and flamboyant cultures of Greece, Italy, and Spain.

This expedition combines 2 cruise segments:

Voyage to the Mediterranean and Atlantic: Athens to London — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

The Mediterranean, Europe

The beauty of Europe awaits on this incredible adventure aboard our new 5-star Ocean Explorer. Feel entranced by the colors of Greece, the tasty flavors of Italy, and the rich history of the U.K., plus enjoy stops in French wine country, Spain, and Portugal. There's a whopping 75 included features and Cultural Discoveries to experience on this voyage.

This expedition combines 3 cruise segments:

Icons of Western Europe: Cultural Discoveries from Barcelona to London — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Europe

Discover the hidden nooks and charming crannies of Spain, Portugal, France, and England on an expedition cruise from Barcelona to London.

This expedition combines 2 cruise segments:

Europe’s Cultural Capitals & Coastal Marvels: Barcelona to Stockholm — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Europe

Savor the finest culinary and cultural experiences during an incredible European journey through 14 nations and two continents. Traveling on the luxurious Ocean Explorer’s inaugural season, you’ll enjoy 91 included features and Cultural Discoveries, including tours of Porto and Seville in Portugal and Spain, plus introductions to French wine, Danish cuisine, and a visit to lavish St. Petersburg.

This expedition combines 4 cruise segments:

Europe’s Coastal Pearls & the Kiel Canal: Spain, Portugal, France, and Beyond — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Europe

Set sail aboard the Ocean Explorer on its inaugural season and enjoy a combination of three spectacular cruises through Europe to get a taste of the Old Continent. Experience the grandeur of Moorish Spain in Andalucía, admire France's storied Mont Saint-Michel, and sail through the UNESCO canals of Amsterdam — only a preview of the wonders you'll see up close.

This expedition combines 3 cruise segments:

Europe's Dazzling Delights: Lisbon to Stockholm — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Europe

Visit 14 stunning destinations on this dazzling trip through western and northern Europe. In a little over a month, you’ll set sail from Lisbon and cruise through the British Channel into Scandinavia on an immersive journey featuring 68 included features and Cultural Discoveries, plus 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

This expedition combines 3 cruise segments:

Europe’s Iconic Coastlines: Lisbon to Copenhagen — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Europe

Explore the UNESCO canals of Amsterdam, sip wine in Bordeaux, and be wowed by the artistic fishing town of Honfleur. These experiences and more await you on a 26-day cruise through Europe’s best ports of call — and a few hidden gems, too.

This expedition combines 2 cruise segments:

Jewels of Scandinavia, the North Sea & the Baltics: London to Stockholm — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Europe

Journey from London to Stockholm on this once-in-a-lifetime cruise that unveils the marvels of the North Sea, the Baltics, and Scandinavia.

This expedition combines 2 cruise segments:

Classic Northern Europe & The British Isles: Stockholm to Edinburgh — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Europe

Beginning in Stockholm, set off on an expedition of Scandinavia and the U.K. that uncovers Viking lore, spiritual marvels, and cultural capitals situated on the Baltic and North Seas.

This expedition combines 3 cruise segments:

Atlantic Odyssey: Boston to Rio de Janeiro

North America, South America

The Americas are calling on this 46-day journey from the United States to Brazil. Experience 56 included features and Cultural Discoveries throughout nine nations and some of the globe’s most stunning regions, including the Caribbean and the Amazon.

This expedition combines 3 cruise segments:

Essential Americas: Boston to Manaus

North America, South America

In pursuit of culture, history, and luxury throughout the Americas, join the Ocean Explorer’s inaugural season in 2021 to trace history throughout the Americas. From Boston to Manaus, this opulent 33-day cruise covers nine nations and offers 40 included features and Cultural Discoveries, including explorations of the Caribbean and Amazon along the way.

This expedition combines 2 cruise segments:

Traversing the Americas: Boston to Buenos Aires

North America, South America

Embark on a 57-day expedition throughout the Americas that spans 11 nations as you learn about U.S. colonialism, get to know the Caribbean beyond the resort, and delve into South America’s nuanced culture in the Brazilian Amazon and dynamic Rio de Janeiro. This is the definitive trip for experiential travel.

This expedition combines 4 cruise segments:


The Amazon & Costa Verde: Cultures of Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

South America

On the banks of the Amazon Delta, you’ll begin a voyage of discovery that immerses you in the culture and natural splendor of Brazil and Argentina.

This expedition combines 2 cruise segments:

In Polar Pursuit: Brazil to Antarctica

South America, Antarctica

Discover the world as you’ve never imagined during our inaugural season of the five-star Ocean Explorer, traversing four nations throughout the continents of South America and Antarctica. With 38 included features and Cultural Discoveries, you’ll bear witness to the southern hemisphere’s sultry urban flair, otherworldly nature, and unforgettable, rare wildlife in South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

This expedition combines 2 cruise segments:

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Essential Asia: Hong Kong to Singapore on the Inaugural Cruise of the Ocean Explorer — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Asia

Traveling between two of Asia’s most dazzling metropolises — Hong Kong and Singapore — you’ll experience a thrilling assortment of destinations that will leave even the most seasoned travelers impressed.

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East Asia: Malaysia, Sri Lanka & Beyond — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Asia

On this diverse itinerary, you’ll travel from the “Lion City” (Singapore) to the “Maximum City” (Mumbai, India), immersing yourself in a dizzying collection of cultures along the way.

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Across the Arabian Sea: Mumbai to Dubai — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Asia, Middle East

Traverse the Arabian Sea on an eclectic voyage that showcases everything from India’s energy to Dubai’s opulence. You’ll travel from dynamic destination to another on this journey — including Porbandar, Muscat, Doha, and more — delving into everything from urban gems to undulating dunes.

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Around the Arabian Peninsula: Dubai to Amman — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Middle East

With one foot in the mists of its Arabian past and one planted firmly in the future, The Emirates are unlike any other. On this cruise in the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea, you’ll explore traditions before oil was discovered in this region and changed the globe forever.

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Eastern Mediterranean Crossing: The Holy Land, Greek Islands, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt & the Suez Canal — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Middle East, The Mediterranean

On this culturally diverse itinerary, you’ll explore some of the Mediterranean’s most enviable destinations — Greece and Israel — alongside Cyprus, Turkey, Jordan, and Egypt.

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Mediterranean Delights: Greece, Italy, France, Monaco, and Spain — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

The Mediterranean, Europe

This glamorous cruise will usher you to Greece, Italy, France, Spain, and to Monaco’s hedonistic shores. Channel your inner James Bond in Monte Carlo, let Gaudí’s architecture transport you in Barcelona, discover Pompeii and pizza in Italy, and more.

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Spain & the Portuguese Coast: A Cruise Around Iberia — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Europe

Iberia — all at once iconic and intriguing — beckons on this new cruise that presents the diverse cultures and traditions of Spain and Portugal.

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Lisbon to London: A Coastal Odyssey — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Europe

Embark on your own Age of Discovery on an expedition from Lisbon to London that includes explorations into the hidden gems and overlooked ports of France and Spain.

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Ports of Timeless Wonder: Normandy, Amsterdam, the Kiel Canal & Beyond — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Europe

Explore some of northern Europe’s most fascinating port towns and overlooked cities, including Bruges and Hamburg, all while immersing yourself in the flavors, customs, and history of each destination.

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Jewels of Scandinavia, Baltic Capitals & St. Petersburg — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Europe

From St. Petersburg’s palaces to islands Bornholm and Gotland, discover the most beguiling Baltic and Scandinavian countries on a brand-new expedition vessel.

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The Beauty of the British Isles — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Europe

Smoky whiskeys . . . prehistoric settlements . . . the distinctive tone of bagpipes . . . the rich, rolling fields of the British countryside . . . all of this — and more — awaits you on a new expedition to the United Kingdom and British Isles.

Route of the Vikings: Expedition to the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland & Beyond — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

Europe, North America

Uncover the most beautiful parts of the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh — your starting point for an enriching journey that concludes in historic Montreal, a UNESCO City of Design and home to more than 50 national historic sites.

Autumn in New England & Canada: Montréal to Boston — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

North America

Embark on a deluxe expedition cruise that puts the “merry” in Maritimes when you traverse the storied waters from two of North America’s most historic cities during the peak of autumn, just as the leaves are changing.

Charting the Eastern Seaboard: Colonial America and Cultural Capitals from Boston to Nassau — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

North America

Colonial Boston and the balmy Bahamas… what’s not to like on a tour that combines the most enriching (and Vantage-exclusive!) features along with the ultimate in refined relaxation?

Passage to the Amazon: Nassau to Manaus — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

South America

Hear inspiring lectures on local flora and fauna — and get up close and personal with them all — when you travel from the Bahamian capital of Nassau to Manaus, the largest city in the Brazilian Amazon.

Heart of Brazil & the Amazon: Manaus to Rio de Janeiro — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

South America

Sail from the jungle metropolis of Manaus to glamorous Rio de Janeiro and discover a patchwork of cultures and coastlines that will enchant you aboard a luxury 5-star expedition vessel.

South America: Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

South America

Uncover what’s arguably South America’s most famous cities everything in between on an expedition cruise that unveils the coastlines of Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina.

A White Continent Holiday: A Seasonal Expedition to South Georgia, the Falklands, and Antarctica — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!

South America, Antarctica

Discover the world’s remotest isles aboard a new expedition vessel, as you travel from Argentina’s bustling capital to the southernmost tip of the world: beguiling Antarctica.

Antarctic Grandeur: An Expedition from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires — NOW OPEN FOR 2022!

Antarctica, South America

Reach the most intriguing continent on Earth and the last frontier of unblemished wilderness on this deluxe expedition cruise from Ushuaia.

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