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

Vantage is marking a major milestone with the launch of our new intimately scaled ocean cruising ship, the Ocean Explorer, scheduled to launch in March 2021 for luxury global exploration. The Ocean Explorer’s sister ship, the Ocean Odyssey, is set to launch in 2022.

For those who believe there can never be a true synergy between luxury travel and expedition cruising, we’re defying expectations. Fine dining, small passenger-to-crew ratio, spa amenities and services await on board — 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 soaring multilevel observation lounge and lobby. Relax by the swimming pool, catch a movie on the outdoor movie screen, or be enraptured during curated lectures, programs, musical performances and cultural events. Vantage’s on-board concierge will cater to every guest’s every need, both pre-trip and during the cruise.

In its inaugural year, the five-star Ocean Explorer will circumnavigate the globe with itineraries exploring Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Antarctica. With our convenient back-to-back options, you can put two or three cruises together for the ultimate adventure!

Don't wait! Secure your spot on the NEW Ocean Explorer with a $500 per person refundable pre-reservation and be the first to explore the globe on this groundbreaking vessel!

Here’s what else awaits:
  • Eight stateroom configurations, most of which have full walk-out balconies, for the most flexible style of travel — plus, unique TriLuxe Suites designed for comfortable triple-occupancy as well as adjoining room options
  • A culinary program offering gourmet dining incorporating regional fare
  • All beer and wine included with dinner
  • Health and wellness options including: onboard spa, swimming pool, and gymnasium
  • Expert cultural lecturers’ and curated performances
  • Knowledgeable expedition staff by region
  • Separate, intimate space for all of your group’s private dining needs (available upon request)
  • Environmentally friendly standards with reduced emissions into air and sea and lower energy consumption
  • Dynamic positioning technology
  • State of the art safety technology, Polar Code 6 compliant, and fully compliant with the latest SOLAS requirements in expedition cruising
  • Rolls Royce stabilizer system “Safe Return to Port” technology
  • Multiple launching platforms to allow for easy and quick loading of expedition landing craft, kayaks, standup paddleboards
  • Small passenger-to-crew ratio
  • Onboard medical doctor
  • Boutique
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    Essential Asia: Hong Kong to Singapore Adventure Cruise — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!


    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.

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


    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.

    Across the Indian Ocean: India and the Best of the Emirates — 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.

    Around the Arabian Peninsula: Dubai, Oman, Egypt, Jordan and Israel

    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.

    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.

    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.

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


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

    Lisbon to London: A Northern Coastal Odyssey


    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.

    Pearls of Northern Europe & the North Sea


    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.

    Jewels of Scandinavia & the Baltics


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

    The Beauty of the British Isles


    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.

    Great Atlantic Adventure: Scottish Highlands to Historic Canada

    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 North America: Montreal to Boston

    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.

    Enchanting Eastern Seaboard: Boston to Bahamas

    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?

    Caribbean & the Amazon Expedition Cruise: Bahamas to Brazil

    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.

    Rhythm and Rainforests Expedition: The Amazon to Rio de Janeiro

    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 Atlantic Expedition: South America from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

    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.

    Expedition to the End of the World: Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

    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 Ushuaia

    Antarctica, South America

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

    Far East Discovery Cruise: Hong Kong to Dubai

    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.

    European Cultural & Coastal Expedition: Barcelona to London


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

    Gems of Scandinavia, the North Sea & the Baltics: London to Stockholm


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

    Alluring Eastern Hemisphere: Hong Kong to Petra

    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.

    Great Asian Expedition: India and Southeast Asia


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

    Great Eurasia Odyssey: Southeast Asia to Europe

    Asia, Africa, The Mediterranean, Europe

    From the wonders of the East to the romance of Europe, embark on a voyage that showcases the gems of these two great continents — and much in between.

    Gems of the Mediterranean: Greece, Italy, France, Monaco, Portugal & Spain

    The Mediterranean, Europe

    Greece’s ancient archaeological wonders and sun-kissed shores form the backdrop of this fabulous Mediterranean expedition through the cradle of Western civilization.

    Best of the Baltics Expedition: Stockholm to London


    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.

    Vantage World Treasures: Hong Kong to London

    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.

    Treasures of the Holy Land & the Mediterranean: Petra to Lisbon

    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.

    Brazil, Argentina & South Atlantic Expedition

    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.

    Wondrous Western Hemisphere: Canada to Patagonia

    North America, South America

    The Western Hemisphere is your playground aboard the m/s Ocean Explorer, as you cruise from Montreal all the way to Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina.

    Grand World Wonders: Hong Kong to Stockholm

    Asia, Middle East, Africa, The Mediterranean, Europe

    Explore half the globe on an unforgettable expedition that whisks you from the territory of Hong Kong to Sweden’s cultural darling, Stockholm, with an all-star array of countries in-between.

    Reservation deposit of $500 on pending m/s Ocean Explorer travel is refundable at any time and for any reason up to the date of confirmation of booking. All other terms and conditions apply. See and for further details.

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