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 and lobby. 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, 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
  • Top deck observation lounge and lobby
  • Multilevel observation lounge for gatherings, lecturers, performances, and more
  • Health and wellness options including: onboard spa, swimming pool, and gymnasium
  • 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

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 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.

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 Coastal Odyssey — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!


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 — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!


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 — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!


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 — NOW OPEN FOR 2021!


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: A Cultural and Historical Expedition — 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, Cultural Capitals, and the Caribbean — 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?

The Eastern Caribbean & the Amazon: An Expedition from 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 Atlantic Expedition: South America from 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.

Final Frontiers: Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands Expedition — 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 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.

Grand Expedition North to South: The Americas, the Caribbean, the Amazon & Antarctica

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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