Awards & Honors


A team effort for a Solo Traveler honor
Vantage’s pioneering solo travel initiatives — including solo cabins outfitted especially for singles on our fleet of five- and six-star vessels — garnered acclaim from Solo Traveler readers who voted Vantage the Best River Cruise for Solo Travelers in the publication’s 2018 Solo Travel Awards. The honor was decided by nearly 3,000 voters and a panel of judges who are experts in the travel industry.


Vantage receives honor from Travel + Leisure
Travel + Leisure named Vantage one of 10 Best River Cruises in its 24th annual World’s Best Awards. Each year, the magazine asks its readers to rate properties across the world in categories ranging from cities and hotels, to airlines, cruise ships and destination spas in this popular annual ranking. Vantage outranked other river cruise lines across the globe, ranking eighth with a score of 91.98.


A Condé Nast accolade, six years straight
For a sixth consecutive year, Condé Nast Traveler recognized Vantage as one of the top river cruise lines in the world in its 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

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Gold List 2014 – World's Best River Cruise Line Vantage placed 4th in the prestigious 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List awards, which are determined by travelers' votes as tallied in the magazine's annual Readers' Choice Survey.

Reader's Choice Award

Readers' Choice Awards — World's Best River Cruise Line For the past two years, Vantage has placed among the top ten world's best river cruise lines in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards, which are based on surveys completed by approximately 77,000 world travelers. Voters rate river cruise companies based on defined categories such as shipboard activities/facilities, cabins, crew/service, design/layout, food/dining, itineraries/schedule, and shore excursions.

2012-2104 Magellan Awards


Silver Award 2014 – Category: Cruise/Overall/ River Cruising Widely considered the premier award for the travel industry, the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards are awarded annually to honor the best in travel, and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all. The judging panel is comprised of top travel experts from many areas of the travel industry including hospitality, transportation, media, consumer advocacy, journalism, academia, and more. Candidates are evaluated against a 100 point performance scale.

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The Department of Defense's Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) honored Vantage Chairman and Founder Henry Lewis on April 10, 2015 for extraordinary support of employees who serve in the Massachusetts National Guard and Reserve. The Patriot Award recognizes the efforts made by individual supervisors or employers to support Citizen Warriors through a wide range of measures, including flexible work schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families of military employees, and leaves of absence as needed.

Mr. Lewis was nominated by reservist Lieutenant Alexa Discepolo. Upon presentation of the award by John Pelose of the Massachusetts ESGR, Mr. Lewis remarked to a gathering of all Vantage's current reservists and military veterans, "This award really belongs to all of you who have served and continue to serve our country. We're proud to have you working here and thank you for giving Vantage the opportunity to do our part."

West End House


Vantage and its Chairman of the Board/ Founder Henry R. Lewis have been honored for philanthropic efforts on behalf of this independent Boys and Girls Club in the City of Boston. Since its founding in 1906, the West End House has been transforming the lives of immigrant and urban youth by providing a safe and supportive environment within which to learn life and leadership skills; academic support and college preparation; sports, fitness, and nutrition; and visual and performing arts.

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