Small Ship Ocean Cruising at its Finest
Each ship has a maximum capacity of 162 travelers (130 on polar expeditions), with just 77 cabins total — and 80% of these have private verandas. As the Leader in Solo Travel, we've also dedicated a landmark 15 cabins for solo travelers.
Aboard your sanctuary at sea, you’ll find an elegant Scandinavian design that brings together a multilevel observation deck with floor-to-ceiling windows, a sundeck with infinity pool, private dining options, an onboard spa, and more. Plus, ULSTEIN X-BOW® technology smoothens the seas to create a quieter, more comfortable cruising experience.
With multiple dining options, lounges and bars, beer and wine included at dinner, and an ever-changing repertoire of nightly music and entertainment, there’s always something new to do on board.
Attend enriching lectures in our specially designed lecture hall that will reveal more about the destinations you’ll visit, or take a soak in one of our two hot tubs. Enjoy a film under the stars with our outdoor movie screen, or choose from an extensive film selection on your cabin’s interactive TV system. The choice is yours.
Travel extravagantly in our Ocean Explorer and Ocean Odyssey suites, with four different options that provide you with a private butler, complimentary laundry service, priority spa reservations, and more. Plus, enjoy complimentary business class or premium economy flight upgrades with every suite purchase.
The compact size of the Ocean Explorer and Ocean Odyssey allows both ships to access small ports that larger vessels can't reach. Visit Inuit outposts in the roughest seas of the North Atlantic, fish for piranha in the Amazon, and interact with the indigenous guardians of Indonesia’s far-flung islands. We’ll also help you venture beyond the coast with overnight stays in Phnom Penh, Sri Lanka, Luxor, and more.
Expeditions & Activities
On select expedition itineraries, an Expedition Team will be on hand to guide your shore excursions. From nature walks and wildlife viewing in the Amazon to Zodiac landings and treks through the Antarctic, your onboard team will help you explore the wildest, most remote corners of the Earth. On the ship, they’ll enhance your experience by providing lectures on geology, oceanography, history, and other topics specific to your journey.
If you're looking to take on active explorations on your own in the scenic ports you'll visit, you'll also enjoy access to kayaks, bikes, snorkeling gear, and more on both Ocean Explorer and Ocean Odyssey.
Travel more sustainably when you cruise with Vantage. The Ocean Explorer and Ocean Odyssey feature GPS dynamic positioning to avoid damaging sensitive seabed, while the latest ULSTEIN X-BOW® technology helps to lower fuel consumption.
On the ship, you’ll find no plastic straws or single-serve condiments. What you will find are reusable water bottles with water stations, biodegradable laundry detergents, and refillable bathroom amenities in your cabin. At the dining table, have your pick of gourmet meals prepared using Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) approved sustainable seafood.
Team of Experts
Throughout your cruise, you’ll be well taken care of by our trusted Cruise Directors, Program Managers, and English-speaking regional experts at each port. On select journeys, you’ll have the expert guidance of Resident Lecturers, as well as an Expedition Team comprising of as many as 17 experts to ensure a fulfilling experience in the most rugged locations.
Worldwide Concierge Service
Before your cruise even begins, our worldwide Concierge is here to assist you. If you have a special request or personal interest you’d like to pursue during your journey, let our worldwide Concierge do the work for you — and best of all, it’s complimentary for every traveler.